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  • Southern Vistas Park

    January 23, 2015

    Plans are currently out for bid on a new neighborhood park on the west side of Sioux Falls next to Pettigrew Elementary.

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    • Southern Vistas Park is a planned neighborhood park on a 7 acre site adjacent to the R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School on the west side of Sioux Falls. The park will be constructed and maintained under a joint agreement between the City Parks & Recreation Department and the Sioux Falls School District. Confluence recently completed construction documents and is currently assisting our client with the bidding process.

      Planned park amenities include a half-mile looped concrete walking trail, flex field recreational open space, a new chain link backstop, park picnic shelter, drinking fountain, park signage, bike racks, accessible bench seating areas, additional trees and areas of low maintenance landscape plantings, and interpretive education nodes with stamped concrete pavement.  The park will provide neighborhood gathering spaces, additional sports team after hours practice space, as well as expanded educational opportunities and recess space for adjacent Pettigrew elementary school children.

      Bids are due at the end of January, with park construction scheduled to commence at the end of the 2014/15 school year. The new park is scheduled to be substantially complete and ready for enjoyment in time for the start of the Fall 2015 school year.  An R.F. Pettigrew school addition and playground expansion is also currently under construction by the Sioux Falls School District.