Storybook Island prepares to open for summer season

A Rapid City treasure, Storybook Island, is opening their gates Saturday, May 23 for the summer season.

Connie LeZotte, Storybook Island Executive Director, says that with 8 1/2 acres inside the park, there should be more than enough room to practice social distancing.

Storybook Island

Storybook Island “3 Little Pigs and the Big, Bad Wolf”

LeZotte talked with City and State officials and decided that staff would wear masks while working and play structures like the train, carousel and bouncy house will be sanitized between uses.

Storybook Island, opens Saturday for summer season

Storybook Island, prepares for opening on for summer season

LeZotte says it is important for the park to open to keep revenue flowing, since the price tag for operations each year is $600,000. They make the majority of their funds in the summer season.

Storybook Island

Storybook Island, 5 and under area

LeZotte says, “We try really, really hard to keep this park going, and even through it’s a free admission park, we still have to raise money and so that is why we have the concessions and the rides and the gift shoppe of course, open.”

Storybook Island

Storybook Island, mini carousel

The park will be open from 9am-7pm everyday through September 7th.


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