By Aaron Orlowski
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board members and parks department staff this week said they are not fans of the proposed location because parking and access to the sculpture garden would be difficult.
But project proponents say that's not an issue since the privately funded sculpture garden isn't meant to draw significant foot traffic, and they are unlikely to accept any other location for their project.
"This is a sort of contemplative garden. It's not a tourist venue. It's not a place where people are going to come and you're going to charge them money," said Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, an organizer for the project.
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Below: "Progress on a Native American sculpture garden in Halley Park is inching forward despite concerns about the location from Parks & Recreation board members and staff." (Benjamin Brayfield, Rapid City Journal)