Rapid City Parks Department gives their approval on new war memorial
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Parks Department has signed off on and given their blessing to the Black Hills War Monument project.
The monument will consist of granite walls lined up near the current veterans memorial in the park, with the name of every major conflict from World War I and on listed on them, along with the names of servicemen and women who died in combat, and those missing in action or prisoners of war.
The project will be privately funded. Materials are planning on being sourced from within the state.
“This is a project that’s going to be driven by this organization, but we will certainly have oversight on behalf of the City,” Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Biegler explained. “To make sure that everything is done with all of the proper steps that are involved to do any construction in any of our parks.”
Their next step will be to take the project to before the Planning Commission committee for location approval.
“Once they receive that, and when they are ready to start construction of this, they will work with our staff to make sure that it will work in the park and all of those construction methods are to the satisfaction of the city,” Biegler said.”
The project should appear on the agenda for the January 6 Planning Commission meeting if no issues arise with the application ahead of the December deadline.