CITY COUNCIL APPROVES EFFORT
TO IMPROVE MARY HALL PARK TRAIL
RAPID CITY, SD—At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Rapid City Council approved the City’s application to the South Dakota Department of Transportation for funds to renovate the trail at Mary Hall Park.
Mary Hall Park is one of the ‘hidden gems’ of the Rapid City parks system. Located in west Rapid City, the park serves as an important connector to local schools, the Oyate Health Center, the Canyon Lake Activity Center, baseball fields and surrounding neighborhoods. If the state approves the City’s grant application, the City would use funds to replace the current asphalt park trail, which includes many cracks and ruts, with concrete as well as bring the trail into ADA compliance.
With Council’s approval Tuesday night, the City will apply for Transportation Alternatives Program grant funds from the South Dakota DOT. The City’s long-term plans include maintaining the park trail for users.