Check out the plans for the new upgrades coming to Sioux Park
RAPID CITY, S.D.– It’s out with the old and in with the new for the playground at Sioux Park. Starting Monday the playground will be closed as city crews replace aging equipment. Officials say the existing equipment, now approaching 30 years old, has gotten to the point where parts have become hard to replace.
Gallery: Check out photos of the new playground for Sioux Park
The last time the equipment was replaced was in the 90s when the current playground went in to replace the old Astro Slide. According to Rapid City Parks Division Manager Scott Anderson the cost of the new playground will come in right around $300,000.
The upgrade will also have a few different pieces for kids to play on. Scott Anderson says, “On the 5 to 12 side, it’ll be pretty exciting. We’re going to have a bigger composite structure with slides and then a merry go round, it’s like a net climber that spins. So it would be really exciting for the kids to jump on there.”
The loose wood chip surface will also be replaced with artificial turf that will provide fall protection as well as meet ADA standards. During the Sioux Park playground closure period, Anderson suggests parents and families seeking playgrounds with numerous features to check out Canyon Lake Park, Memorial Park’s Legacy Commons area and Wilderness Park.