A Trilogy of Sioux Falls Park History

Throughout history man has tried to shape the earth according to his dreams. So it has been with parks in Sioux Falls, as each generation of park workers bend the earth to their dreams and ideas for parks. Each dream is then played out, either to be accomplished or to fade out. But, each idea, and each dream, contributes to the whole vision of the Sioux Falls Park System. They are placed into a sort of time capsule, and both the dream and the time are passed by the steady flow of history. Perhaps this verse from an old hymn explains it best:

"Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all our dreams away;
they fly forgotten like the night dies at the break of day.

             By Larry Weires, Retired Park Development Specialist
             Sioux Falls Park and Recreation

McKennan Park   Sherman Park   Terrace Park