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New Rec Paths Would Connect Schools, Parks, And Other Facilities To Areas Of New Development
New Rec Paths Would Connect Schools, Parks, And Other Facilities To Areas Of New Development
City of Spearfish
July 10, 2018

Spearfish City Council Moves Forward On Rec Path Plan

According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the city of Spearfish is moving forward with plans to expand the city’s existing recreational path system. The city council voted unanimously on two separate agenda items July 2nd dealing with sections of rec path near Interstate Exits 8 and 14.

Currently, Spearfish seeks to design, fund, and construct a new community path for walkers, runners, and cyclists. The path would provide routes connecting schools, parks, and other recreational facilities to areas of new growth northwest of Spearfish’s downtown, near Exit 8. The first request approved July 2nd was a proposal from FMG Engineering for consulting work on a feasibility study for a path linking the development area near Exit 8 to the existing rec path system. The cost of the consulting was not to exceed $30,715 and is focused on conceptual design and project specifications of the proposed path.

The other item approved was a request to submit a letter of intent to apply for a Transportation Alternative grant through the South Dakota Department of Transportation. This would allow for up to $400,000 in grant funding for the project if approved but would require the city to provide a match of 18.05 percent. This funding would be used for rec paths near Exit 14.

This 18.05 percent match is currently included in Spearfish’s 2019 budget, according to Parks and Recreation Director Perry Mader, but this budget has yet to be approved.

Learn more about sports and recreation in the Black Hills in the Black Hills Knowledge Network news archive.

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