New Summerset business cautiously opens its doors

Run Wild was set to open in March, but had to move to Plan B when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and just recently opened their doors.

SUMMERSET, S.D. — Many Black Hills businesses were put on pause when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, including new businesses.

Run Wild, playground

Run Wild, playground

Run Wild is a new, indoor playground for children in Summerset, off Exit 52. It was set to open in March when the pandemic hit. There are no city ordinances in Summerset prohibiting them to be closed, but they decided to not open following the health guidelines.

Run Wild staff, sanitizing equipment

Run Wild staff, sanitizing equipment

Now they are following suit with Rapid City businesses and are now open at half capacity. In addition, they are checking the temperatures upon arrival for all children as well as sanitizing regularly.

Skye Potter, Run Wild Owner, says “With this last set of ordinances, and businesses opening at half capacity, we decided that we would go ahead and do that. We would open up so that families have a safe place for their kids to come and exert some energy.”

Run Wild staff, checking temperatures

Run Wild staff, checking temperatures

Their capacity right now is 50 people, with social distancing for parent seating. They wanted to open give the community a place for their children to play indoors.

“This hasn’t only been hard on the parents, I think it’s been hard on the kids and they need a place to come and run and interact with other kids socially,” Potter said. “I feel that just moving forward cautiously is a good thing.”

They are planning on building an outdoor play area in the future.

Run Wild, logo, courtesy Facebook

Run Wild, logo, courtesy Facebook

 

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