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Riverside Park Parking Lot and Trail Closure

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5/5/2017 - 5/1/2020


The upcoming water treatment plant construction project will impact Riverside Park and access to facilities in the park. From May 5, 2017, to May 1, 2020, the Capitol Building parking lot, including the drive down to the parking lot, will be CLOSED.  The trail segment along the river from the Capitol Building to the Meridian Bridge will also be CLOSED during this time. 

The Capitol Building may still be rented/used in that date range, but access to the building will be from on-street parking (Levee and Douglas) or from the other parking lots in the park and utilizing the walking trails/sidewalks. Please reference the map below for the various parking options that will be available throughout the construction period. This closure is due to the building addition that will be added to the east and south sides of the current water treatment plant.

 Access to the Meridian Bridge will not be impacted, and the non-construction areas will still be open for events including Riverboat Days and Music at the Meridian among others.


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Department of Parks and Recreation 
1801 Summit Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5231