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SD Parks booking Saturday for Labor Day weekend

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Campsite and cabin reservations for Labor Day weekend in South Dakota parks open Saturday.

Reservations must last three nights because it is a holiday weekend.

Those arriving on August 27 can make reservations May 29. For Augu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Parks booking Saturday for Labor Day weekend

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Campsite and cabin reservations for Labor Day weekend in South Dakota parks open Saturday.

Reservations must last three nights because it is a holiday weekend.

Those arriving on August 27 can make reservations May 29. For Augu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Campers eager to enjoy South Dakota parks

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Joe Kafka

GARRETSON — After a brutal winter in this northern climate, Alan and Patricia Zwart were more than ready for early-season camping. But spring has not been particularly kind, forcing them to hold off until May.

“We usually try t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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.
The commission will spend $66,600 out of it…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

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

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