Don’t let winter stop you from getting outside and staying active this New Year. The snowy season offers all sorts of unique recreation opportunities, from hiking and snowshoeing to birding and ice skating. Winter activities are growing in popularity: 11 South Dakota state parks held First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, with 259 people hiking over 370 miles. Bundle up and get out!
This year we recognized several amazing professionals and organizations for their dedication to parks and recreation in South Dakota. Congratulations to all our award recipients and thank you for your outstanding service!
Thanks everybody for a great SDPRA conference! We had some great presentations and discussions on a variety of topics. Also, congratulations to our award winners! We’ll be sending out press releases shortly. Remember to put the 2016 conference on your calendars: Sioux Falls, Sept. 12-15.