Rushmore Lions Club Transforms Disaster Site into Peaceful Nature Park

When a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. We recently heard about a club that has exemplified these ideals – and sent a film crew to Rapid City, South Dakota to capture their story.

In 1972, Rapid Creek flooded a neighborhood, killing hundreds of people and destroying more than 1,300 homes. The land remained vacant for decades, until the Rushmore Lions Club turned it into a nature park – and a memorial to those who lost their lives.

At the edge of Rapid Creek, the Lions Nature Park is now a place where people can enjoy the great outdoors. And the community was thrilled to see the land transformed. Rapid City Mayor Alan Hanks told our film crew, “It uses a part of our community where we typically didn’t have a use for it. This is a wonderful addition to our community. And we’re so thankful to the Rushmore Lions Club.”

4 Comments on “Rushmore Lions Club Transforms Disaster Site into Peaceful Nature Park

  1. The primary aim of Lions is to serve and put smiles on the faces of the less privileged people in our communities. So, I am not surprised with what this club did and I only wish them more grease to their elbow. “WE SERVE”