RAPID CITY--A new activity is officially being added to the list of the many activities for the public to pursue in Rapid City's parks system.
The Nehemiah Larimer Memorial Slackline and Balance Park was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 21 in Sioux Park. The event included a slacklining clinic followed by the ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony. The Slackline Park is located in the southeast corner of Sioux Park, near the playground and restrooms.
The Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department and the family of Nehemiah Larimer are hosted the event.
The park honors the legacy and memory of Nehemiah Larimer, a senior at Rapid City Stevens at the time of his death in March 2015 in Rapid City. One of Larimer's passions was slacklining, a popular activity similar to tightrope walking involving balancing or walking along a suspended length of flat webbing tensioned a short distance off the ground between two anchors.