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Review of Terrace Park

Terrace Park
Ranked #18 of 74 things to do in Sioux Falls
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A peaceful stroll along the water with beautiful views and ducks. It can be hard to find. Look for a black fence. There is a pool, picnic area, and playgrounds nearby also.

Thank Tami S
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Terrace Park and the Japanese Garden is a real gem for Sioux Falls. The garden is hidden a bit - you have to get out of your car and walk through a gate. Beyond that gate is peace and tranquility along a lovely little lake called Covell Lake. It the evening after dusk it's really pretty. Terrace Park is also a spot for weddings and the municipal band plays there in the summer.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Our grade schooler loved the water while we relaxed on deck chairs that were provided. Strolling through the landscape on nearby Covell Lake is a delight. The lake is stocked with fish.

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We couldn't find the Japanese garden.The garden was the only reason we stopped in the area. It was a nice walk, but once I saw a snake we left in a hurry. Granted, a small one, but this northeasterner is deathly afraid of any snake.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is not a part of Falls Park. It is in a gated area along some river.

The trick is finding the gated area (check hours because it has opening/closing times). Our gps lead us to the end of the park which had no signs. There's actually an official entrance. If you, like us, are led to some park area, keep walking downhill until you see tall black wire fencing. The park is within this fence.

If you have balance issues, be advised: there are a lot of steps up and down to get to the Japanese Terrace Park. They are steep and old. This means that the steps are uneven, cracking, graded poorly, etc. Very unsafe--would never pass today's code.

Otherwise, it really is a peaceful stroll along the river, especially at dusk. It's just a short walk (10 minutes) but still lovely. Highly recommend.

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