Friday, October 28, 2011

Smaller than Van Eps

What park could possibly be smaller than Van Eps? you ask.

Winona Park takes the prize!

Winona Park? Never heard of it
, you say.

Well, there's a reason for that. Turns out, it is just a triangular patch of grass where North Highland and East 4th intersect. I would guess that the people who live in the neighborhood don't even know it's a park, other than I suppose city employees mow the grass in the summer. There's no sign, not even a picnic table like at Van Eps Park.

And I've heard that Van Eps Park sits on land that was given to the City of Sioux Falls, by the Van Eps family, with the stipulation that it be a city park. That seems like a logical explanation for that park. But what's the story with Winona? That's what I want to know.

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