When can Rapid City expect new bocce ball courts?

RAPID CITY, S.D.– The Special Olympics Rapid City Flame, along with Rapid City Parks and Recreation, broke ground Friday on a 16-court bocce ball complex. It will be at the corner of Omaha Street and Mount Rushmore Road.

The courts will serve as a dedicated bocce ball location for Special Olympics athletes but the courts will be open to the public 95 percent of the time.

Groundbreaking for new Special Olympics Bocce Ball Complex in Rapid City:

The Flame says this new complex will be much more convenient for their bocce ball athletes.

Special Olympics Rapid City Flame Board Member Jack Lynass says, “We have to set up our courts. You know, it takes an hour to set it up, an hour to tear it down for a two hour practice. And now we’re going to have bocce that we can come and enjoy.”

The first phase on construction will focus on the first eight courts and expected be ready in June.

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