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Parks and Rec approves purchases

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Some new playground equipment for Buchholtz Park, a couple of work utility vehicles and tires are some of the items the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission approved to purchase at its meeting Monday.
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National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early next year to complete draft legislation to eventually bring to Congress for approval.

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National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early next year to complete draft legislation to eventually bring to Congress for approval.

The federal agenc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Custer State Park’s new center should better capture exiting traffic

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer
Capitol Correspondent

CUSTER — South Dakota state park officials and their project architect have changed their minds about where to build the new visitor center and theater complex for Custer State Park.

Now their sights are s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New nature park adds wellness to Brookings

November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Jordan Smith
SDSU Collegian

BROOKINGS — What was once a landfill now offers residents of Brookings a place to get outdoors.

The Dakota Nature Park, located on 22nd Avenue, was originally the city landfill, which closed in the mid ’90s. …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Brandon voters soundly reject $12.5M park upgrade

October 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

BRANDON (AP) — Residents of the southeastern South Dakota city of Brandon have rejected plans for a $12.5 million park project.

Unofficial results show that nearly 94 percent of the 2,074 people who voted Tuesday opposed the Aspen Park project.
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Early cold hurts state parks

October 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s annual park entrance sticker sales dropped 2 percent this year, but total overall revenue from state parks and recreation areas increased by about $832,000.

Bob Schneider, assistant director of the Game, Fish and Parks’ Divisio…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Hillcrest Golf Course redesign: Parks and Recreation seek bids for bunkers, fairways next spring

August 13, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Hillcrest Golf Course will have more bunkers and some redesigned fairways next spring after the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission approved seeking bids for the work.
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Platte rec area sees visitor increase

July 25, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Camping up about 8 percent from this point in 2012.
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Govs., tribal leaders dedicate Blood Run state park

July 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota owns about 600 acres of land there, while Iowa owns several hundred acres. The ultimate goal is to join the land and create the first joint state park in the country.
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