Deadwood’s new Methodist Memorial Park at the corner of Shine and Williams Streets is now complete, and has already been the site of community events. During December the park was used for a Christmas lighting ceremony, and on March 27th a congregation of Methodists gathered for a sunrise service on Easter Sunday.
The beautiful new city park mimics the layout of the original church that stood here, with benches laid out like pews and a giant brick and steel steeple designed to match the original church bell tower. Flowers and shrubs are already starting to bloom in the concrete and stone planters, which are remarkable by themselves. In fact, Marvin Lehmen, the park’s general contractor, received an award from South Dakota’s Concrete Trade Group for the fine quality of the park’s construction.