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Parks Division
515 West Boulevard, Rapid City, SD  57702
(605) 394-4175 FAX: (605) 394-5307



Memorial Park is located north of Omaha Street near the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The park is bounded on the west by Mt. Rushmore Road, on the south of Omaha Street and on the east by Fifth Street. Memorial Park is 27.5 acres in size and includes the following amenities:

  • Tennis courts
  • Memorial Lake
  • Flood Memorial Fountain
  • Picnic areas
  • Formal Rose Garden
  • Legacy Statue
  • Leonard "Swanny" Swanson Memorial Pathway
  • Restroom
  • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • Veterans Memorial, and
  • Band Shell

This property was acquired after the 1972 Flood and subsequently developed as a "memorial" to the 238 people who lost their lives during that event. The park serves as an urban link to the downtown area, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City Central High School and The Journey Musuem.