Terrace Park Historic Quartzite Steps – Sioux Falls, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 43° 33.353 W 096° 44.523
14T E 682376 N 4825024
Quick Description: Nearly 70 steps climb the terraces that rise 70’ above the Japanese Garden at Terrace Park in Sioux Falls.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2011 6:32:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMBT3P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 6

Long Description:
Nearly 70 steps climb the terraces that rise 70’ above the Japanese Garden at Terrace Park in Sioux Falls. The park, originally part of the Phillips estate, was later acquired by the city, and in 1922 Frederick Spellerberg, Sioux Falls fist park superintendent developed the land with a series of terraces. The steps are historic, having been built in 1923, created from quartzite which was mined in this area. The steps have withstood a lot of use over the years and show almost no sign of wear. The stairway is divided into 6 groupings each separated by a quartzite landing; each section includes 9-14 steps. There are three sets of these long terraced steps. The top of the bluff has a shelter and play area and offers a scenic view of Covell Lake at the lower level of the park.

More information on the history of this park can be found at (visit link)
number of stairs (minimum 60): 68.00

stair landing (check if yes): yes

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