Rapid City receives $20,000 beautification grant

Some of Rapid City’s most visible green spaces are getting a big boost thanks to a grant.

The City’s Parks and Recreation Beautification Committee has received a $20,000 grant from the Gwendolyn Stearns Foundation. The money will be used to plant trees, flowers, and other vegetation on the new section of West Omaha Street.

Although the medians are small, they’ll be full with flowers, bushes, and other vegetation similar to those on Omaha near Memorial Park.

“This will be thinner, but similar where we’ll have some landscaping in there,” said Darrell Shoemaker, the communications coordinator for Rapid City.

The entire West Omaha construction project which is spearheaded by the South Dakota Department of Transportation, is slated to be finished in 2020. Last year’s award from the Gwendolyn Stearns Foundation was $10,000 for trees in Robbinsdale Park.


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