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    Lake Area Trail

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    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

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    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

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    Yankton's Downtown

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    Missouri River Bluffs

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    4th of July Fireworks Show

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    Riverside Park

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    Meridian Bridge Fog

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    Meridian Bridge Winter

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    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Walnut Street Design

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The Walnut Street design is strongly influenced by feedback gathered during the design:SD community gatherings held during spring and summer 2017 and the SDSU Architecture Student event in October 2017. During these events, community members asked for additional spaces in the Meridian District that lend themselves well to community events and gatherings. The new design reflects the thoughts and ideas of the community while encouraging a strong pedestrian and biking connection from Riverside Park and the Meridian Walking Bridge to the events, shopping, and living spaces in the Meridian District. 

The new design makes the area more pedestrian friendly by incorporating wider sidewalks on both sides, large, concrete bump outs at the corners, and a raised intersection platform, all of which will help slow the flow of vehicular traffic. Also, to maintain access to current businesses, Walnut Street will have 2-way traffic with parking on both sides of the street. All of these design elements come together to create a visually appealing community center that will pave the way for future ventures like sidewalk cafes or musical performances.

Proposed Renderings

Below are a couple of proposed renderings of the future Walnut Street / 2nd Street streetscape. Use the sliders to compare what the area looks like currently, and how it could potentially look after reconstruction.

Design Features

Furniture and amenities are designed to draw visitors and residents from recreational opportunities in and around Riverside Park and the Meridian Plaza to the heart of our community.  The Walnut Street design incorporates important design elements from the design:SD effort to help showcase the uniqueness of the Meridian District.


Adam Haberman, Public Works Director 
416 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251