Whether you go there for a ball game, a day on the river, a wedding or to camp, City Park in Flandreau and the Japanese Gardens are a treasure, not only for Flandreau residents but countless visitors to the area as well.
In an effort to maintain not only use of the current facilities but also grow community events at the park, the City of Flandreau right now is working on a new restroom and shower facility.
“There is a need because the old ones are just beyond repair,” says City Administrator, Don Whitman.
Whitman says the City right now is accepting bids on a project that would include a block building attached to the Japanese Gardens Dance Hall. The building will include restrooms for the Park and Japanese Garden users as well as showers for park and campground users.
“The Japanese Gardens are on the National Register of Historic Places and we rent it out all summer for various events…graduation parties, dances, wedding receptions, etc. The park itself is a crown jewel to the Flandreau area offering all types of recreation activities for the entire family to enjoy. It is something the City is really proud of,” said Whitman.
Construction is scheduled to begin August 1 and end by November 1.