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Elmen Park Trailhead

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The Elmen Park Trailhead is named in tribute to Bob and Jim Elmen. This construction is a charitable gift to the City of Sioux Falls, funded with grants from the Elmen Family’s Foundations through the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. It is built on public access to the Big Sioux River Greenway Trail System surrounding Sioux Falls. Jim Elmen’s passion for biking will give cyclists, roller bladers, and hikers several practical and enjoyable facilities along the City trails.

The Trailhead consists of a restroom, parking, two shelters, patio plaza, air pump for bike tires and signage, both interpretive and monument. Wildflowers and grasses native to the Upper Great Plains have been planted in portions of the park. These plants are well adapted to the area’s soil, moisture, and weather conditions. Their hardiness allows them to survive in extreme conditions and contributes to their low maintenance needs. They require little to no irrigation or fertilization. resist pests and diseases, and when used properly can reduce stormwater, soil, air and noise pollution.