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Sturgis City Council holds work session on Adventure Park

STURGIS, S.D. – The Sturgis City Council held a work session concerning the Sturgis Adventure Park at their meeting Monday night.

The session covered Adventure Park design, business model and cost updates.

The council has been working with Vanocker Development, Inc. to come up with a new, revised plan for the park. Initial plans by the company far exceeded the budgeted $5.4 million to the proposed park.

City Communications Director Deb Holland says city staff have been working on a summary of tools available to them to fill funding gaps for the project. In favor of what’s labeled at Concept B from the developers, Holland says they are focusing on a more phased in project that would park amenities over time.

For example, Holland says for the park to have a miniature golf amenity, it would need an initial investment.

Among the initial amenities being looked at are a three-acre lake, inflatable adventure courts, splash pad and waterslides.

The park is being planned for property the city purchased last year on Vanocker Canyon Road, south of I-90’s Exit 32.

Because it was only a working session, the council took no action last night on the park, which remains under discussion.

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