LARSON NATURE CENTER & DAKOTA NATURE PARK 1705 32nd Street South • (605) 693-2233
Hours of operation: June - Mid-August: Wednesday–Friday 12:00 noon-8:00p.m. Saturday 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m. • Sunday 12:00 noon-8:00p.m. This 135-acre park is a special place that is set apart from the city and its other fine parks. The Dakota Nature Park is a place where nature prevails and all humans are guests. As good guests, humans should tread lightly on the land, undertaking only in activities that have minimal impact on the parks land, water, and wildlife and that allow others to experience a sense of solitude and the uniqueness of this special place. The area is open to public use for such activities as fishing (catch and release practices, all SDGFP rules apply), bird-watching, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice-skating, canoeing/ kayaking and picnics.
PUMP PARK & SINGLE TRACK In addition, the park offers a pump park and single track for the mountain bike enthusiast. If you are a user of this area, please be considerate of others who are also enjoying this opportunity. If you have any questions call the Parks & Recreation office at (605) 692-2708.
LARSON NATURE CENTER ROOMS RATES RENTAL RATE NON-PROFIT RENTAL PER HOUR RATE PER HOUR Classroom $60/hr $30/hr MAX 40 PEOPLE
Perfect for a small conference or meeting, projector and screen available
$60/hr $30/hr MAX 60 PEOPLE
Grand room with wood burning fireplace, large windows overlooking the middle pond
Casual setting with the best view of the park and ponds, wood burning fireplace
$60/hr $30/hr MAX 15 PEOPLE
MAX 60 PEOPLE
$25/hr $12.50/hr MAX 24 PEOPLE
Natural roof shelter, seats up to 24. Located between East and Island ponds
*Larson Nature Center Building and meeting room rentals require a 2hr minimum for rental ***A rental agreement and liability waiver must be completed and filed with the Brookings Parks & Recreation Department office.
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