Volunteers gathered on Saturday to install playground equipment and landscaping in Willow Park in North Rapid. One playground installment is an interactive sculpture, titled “Will Be,” built in 2013 by former Rapid City resident and Los Angeles artist Bridget Beck. Beck enlisted help from Rapid City kids to create the sculpture, and after she displayed it at UCLA for a year, she brought it back home.
It is now situated in Willow Park along with brand-new commercially manufactured playground equipment. Park planners tell SDPB’s Victoria Wicks that the neighborhood benefits from the kids’ ownership in this project.
Willow Park is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Lemmon Avenue and Monroe Street.