Deadwood’s Outlaw Square getting close to completion

DEADWOOD, SD — After roughly two years of tireless work, construction of the new Outlaw Square in deadwood is nearing the finish line.

This past year the city has demolished the old Franklin Hotel Motor Lodge in order to create Outlaw Square.

The square will have a variety of features and host a plethora of events.

“This is a place that’s going to be featuring music, family events, farmers markets. About 250 activities per year scheduled” said Bobby Rock, Director of Outlaw Square.

They expect to lay down the ice for the rink by mid-November.

The square is a $4 million project funded by both Historic Preservation and the state of South Dakota.

“I look forward to seeing the families out there,” said Deadwood Mayor David Ruth Jr. “I love seeing the kids in the summer playing in the splash pad, and the water features. To see the reenactors really interact with our visitors. It’s really going to be a fun place to hang out.”

If all goes smoothly the square will host a grand opening the first week of December, followed by a Christmas market and opening the ice rink to the public.

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