Public sporting courts closing in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender announced Friday that the City Park and Recreation Department will be closing basketball and tennis courts in the city’s park system.
The Parks and Rec Department will also close the New York Street skateboard park.
The closures are a result of COVID-19 restrictions against large gatherings of people in the general public. The closures will remain until further notice.
Tennis courts in fenced areas like Parkview Drive, North Middle School, Wilson park and Quarry Park as well as basketball courts in fenced areas such as Roosevelt Park and Thompson Park will be closed. Basketball courts in other city limits will also be closed to public use.
Rapid City’s parks and bike paths will remain open for public use, but the public is encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines in these areas. Park restrooms