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Westside Park Master Planning Meeting

The City of Yankton invites the public to the upcoming community meeting that will start a planning process for future improvements to Westside Park. 

The Dakota Territorial Museum will be relocating the buildings found in the northwest area of Westside Park in the near future and that area will turn in to park green space in the short term.  Mount Marty College has been gifted the former track and athletic field that is adjacent to Westside Park and plans to utilize the space for its students’ use.  Some amenities found in the park need to be replaced as they have come to the end of their expected useful life.  With these changes and the upcoming need to replace amenities, comes an opportunity to meet with neighbors of the park and other citizens in the community to embark on a planning process for future improvements.
The next step in the planning process is a community-wide public meeting scheduled to gather more input on the park and engage with the community to determine what future improvements to the park could entail. The public is invited to:

Westside Park Master Planning Meeting
April 1, 2019- 7:00 p.m.
Community Room at CMTEA Building
1200 W. 21st Street

It is important for the City to gather as much input as possible to create the most desired master plan possible for Westside Park.  The public that utilizes the park should provide input so the City gains an understanding of how the public uses the park and what future uses are envisioned.  During the planning process is the time for the community to imagine the potential amenities, programming, and uses of such a highly visible park.

If you will be unable to attend the public meeting, the City of Yankton invites you to take the visual preference survey- Westside Park Master Plan Visual Preference Survey

At the public meeting, there may be a lot of questions, answers, and dialog, but if you will be unable to attend, please answer the following two questions by clicking on the blue envelop icon below:

What do you use the park for currently that you want to use it for in the future?

What else could be added or taken away from the park and you would then have a new use at the park in the future?

If anyone has questions regarding the meeting or cannot attend but would like to provide input by speaking with someone, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 605-668-5231.


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