Rapid City outdoor, school facilities set to reopen for public use

Playgrounds, Restrooms, Swim Center & Ice Arena remain closed

RAPID CITY, S.D. –The Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department and Rapid City Area Schools are set to reopen numerous outdoor facilities closed in March due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Thursday April 30th, Rapid City Area Schools will reopen Sioux Park Stadium and the adjacent Sioux Park and Noordermeer soccer fields to the public.

By this weekend, City Parks will reopen outdoor tennis, basketball and volleyball courts along with the skateboard park on New York Street. Leased outdoor facilities such as the baseball fields will be open beginning next week.  Lessees must submit a COVID-19 action plan to City Parks for review and approval.

City and School District officials advise the public to observe CDC social distancing protocols including guidelines against large gatherings of participants.  School and city officials also remind the public to use all facilitiesincluding Sioux Park Stadium, for their intended purposes.

School and Parks playgrounds remain closed to the public as are restroom facilities in the City’s parks system.  Numerous portable toilet facilities have been placed along the City’s bike path and at various park facilities.

In addition, the City’s Roosevelt Swim Center and Ice Arena remain closed.  A decision on the opening of the City’s pools is expected later in May.

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