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  • Custer City P a r k s MASTER P L A N

  • • 2 • CITY OF CUSTER PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN

  • March 2017

    Mayor Jared Carson

    City Council Members Jeannie Fischer, Ward 1

    Larry Maciejewski, Ward 1 Kris Blom, Ward 2

    Nina Nielsen, Ward 2 Alfred Heinrich, Ward 3

    Karen Schleining, Ward 3

    Parks, Recreation & Forestry Board Steve Pinchke Jenny Behlings

    Warren Graham Mary Hoover

    Patti Lee Carrie Moore Jayme Severyn

    Rex Jorgensen, YMCA Liaison Tanya Olson, Custer School Board Liaison

    Dave Ressler, Chamber of Commerce Liaison Tim Wollaston, Custer City Staff

    Prepared by:

    City of Custer Parks Master Plan Custer, South Dakota

    Prepared For:

    City of Custer

    Stanley Design Group

    Mike Stanley, PLA Kortney Geary

    Mike Bender, PLA Brett Gurholt Alex Bossert

    Jenna Machado

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    |01| EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 8

    |02| INTRODUCTION 9

    REGIONAL CONTEXT .................................................................. 9 Southern Black Hills and Custer County .................................... 10

    Southern Black Hills ........................................................................ 10 Custer County ............................................................................... 11 Custer City Information ................................................................... 11 History ........................................................................................ 11 Character ..................................................................................... 12

    Demographics .................................................................... 13 Population Demographic .................................................................. 13 Age Demographic ........................................................................... 14 Housing and Income Demographic ....................................................... 14

    |03| PURPOSE AND METHODOLOGY 15

    PURPOSE ............................................................................... 15

    METHODOLOGY .......................................................................15 Review of Previous Studies ................................................... 15

    Inventory of Existing Facilities ............................................... 15

    Identifying Needs Through Public Input .................................... 15

    Compilation of Findings and Recommendations .......................... 16

    PREVIOUS STUDIES & POLICY FRAMEWORK .....................................16 2031 Plan: City of Custer City Comprehensive Plan ..................... 16

    City of Custer Long Term Recreation Committee Strategic Plan, 2004 16

    Community Forestry Plan ..................................................... 16

    Custer Park and Recreation Board Five Year Plan ........................ 17

    |04| EXISTING CONDITIONS AND INVENTORY 18 Dedicated and Developed Parks ............................................. 18

    Gates Park ................................................................................... 18 Community Garden ......................................................................... 22 Community Center .......................................................................... 23 Way Park ..................................................................................... 27

  • French Creek Park .......................................................................... 29 Harbach Park ................................................................................ 32 Big Rock Park ................................................................................ 35 Pageant Hill .................................................................................. 40

    Dedicated/Undeveloped Parks ............................................... 43 Inman Park ................................................................................... 43 Unplanned City Property.................................................................. 47

    Other Recreation Facilities ................................................... 49 City Pool ...................................................................................... 49 Custer Schools Football Field & Track ................................................. 50 Custer Schools Campus .................................................................... 51 YMCA .......................................................................................... 52 Custer Skywalk Trail ....................................................................... 53 Mickelson Trail & Custer State Park Spur ............................................. 54 Dick Estes Fitness Park .................................................................... 56 Rocky Knolls Golf Course.................................................................. 57

    PARK FACILITY INVENTORY .........................................................58

    |05| PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT 59 PROGRAM STAKEHOLDERS ..................................................... 59

    COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS .................................................. 59

    PUBLIC MEETING NO. 1 ..............................................................60 Station No. 1 - Where I Live|What Parks I Use|What Routes I Take To Get To The Park ................................................................................ 61

    Summary ......................................................................... 61

    Station No. 2 - Favorite Activities|Activities Needed|Needs To Be Fixed 61 Summary Comments From The Individual Parks ..................................... 61

    Station No. 2 Summary ........................................................ 63

    Station No. 3 - Where New Parks Lands Should Be Developed|Where New Connections Should Be Made ................................................. 63

    Summary of Comments for New Public Spaces or Parks ............................ 63 Summary Of Comments Regarding New Roads, Bike Paths And Sidewalks ..... 64

    ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS ..........................................................64 Elementary School Input Sessions ........................................... 65

    Summary of comments of favorite activities, activities needed and things that need to be fixed. .......................................................................................... 65

    Summary .......................................................................... 67

    PUBLIC MEETING NO. 2 ..............................................................68

    |06| LEVEL OF SERVICE (LOS) ANALYSIS 69

  • Park Classification .............................................................. 69 Pocket (Mini) Park .......................................................................... 69 Neighborhood Park ......................................................................... 70 Community Park ............................................................................ 71 Special Use ................................................................................... 71 Open Space/Natural Area ................................................................. 72

    Service Radius ................................................................... 73

    Developed Park Acreage and Amenities .................................... 75

    Community Comparison ....................................................... 76

    SUMMARY .............................................................................. 76

    |07| PARK RECOMMENDATIONS & PRIORITIES 77

    RANKING CRITERIA ...................................................................77 Recreation and User Benefit (Weight = 6) ................................. 77

    Health and Safety (Weight = 4) .............................................. 77

    Public Input (Weight = 3) ...................................................... 77

    Project Cost (Weight = 7) ..................................................... 77

    Operation and Maintenance (Weight = 5) .................................. 78

    Land Acquisition (Weight = 2) ................................................ 78

    Planning Goals and Livability (Weight = 1) ................................ 78

    DEVELOPED PARK IMPROVEMENTS ................................................78 New Park Development ........................................................ 82

    Unplanned City Property.................................................................. 82 Inman Park ................................................................................... 82 Community Center Park ................................................................... 82 French Creek Linear Park ................................................................. 82

    Park Development Guidelines ................................................ 84 Park Types ................................................................................... 84 General Recommendations ............................................................... 85 Drainageways and Flood Hazards ...................................................... 88

    Parks and Open Space Plan (Figure 71) .................................... 90

    Parks and Recreation Connectivity Plan ................................... 91

    |08| FINANCES AND IMPLEMENTATION 93 Parks and Recreation Budget ................................................. 93

    Funding Strategies &