From hiking and bird watching to miniature golf and fishing,
parks are also home to recreational activities that groups can include in a meeting itinerary.
There are plenty of recreational activities for meeting attendees
beyond park settings, too, including panning for gold in Deadwood
and taking a Sculpture Walk in Sioux Falls.
A backdrop unlike any other for group events in Sioux Falls, Falls
Park offers attendees wide-open spaces surrounding a beautiful cascading waterfall, according to Krista Orsack, director of marketing
for the Sioux Falls CVB.
“Falls Park is definitely the park to host an event,” she said, and
added the park has a large permanent shelter that accommodates
group activities when it’s not hosting the Farmer’s Market. “The
CVB can secure white tents and any additional equipment/catering
required to make it a special experience.”
Main Street Square, a park setting located in the center of down-
town Rapid City, is a star gathering spot that groups can rent for
receptions, banquets and other events.
According to Lisa Storms, director of convention sales for the Rapid City CVB, the square is positioned among a variety of restaurants
and shops, and is within walking distance of the Rushmore Plaza
Civic Center and four hotels.
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Groups meeting throughout South Dakota are encouraged, especially during spring, summer and autumn, to consider area
parks as possible settings for gatherings,
such as picnics and receptions. Using a
park for an off-site event is an affordable
and picturesque option for groups
with attendees who appreciate natural
By Carolyn Blackburn
CANYON LAKE PARK, RAPID CITY
The Mount Rushmore State boasts a vast array of parks for groups