Rapid City's improvements to Founder's Park
roll on, in an effort to spur economic activity.
hosted a ribbon cutting Monday morning for a new pedestrian bridge over Rapid Creek.
on the bridge took five months, and it will serve as a key link to other parks
in Rapid City.
million Greenway Project was mainly paid for by grant by the Department of Transportation
with Vision 2012 funds matching it.
representatives hope the new addition will bring in more community activities. It
has already been used a farmer's market, and will host volleyball tournaments.
parks dating back to Central Park in New
York were built for one thing: to bring economic
activity. This is the same type of thing we can talk about in Rapid City. Parks have an economic value for
a community," said Van Lindquist, a past chair of the Parks Advisory Committee.
Interim Public Works Director Lon Van Deusen says the entire park, including the restrooms and picnic shelter area, should be complete by October 1.