We will open for the summer season on May 29, 2021 and close for the summer season on Labor Day, During the summer we are open 9am-7pm
Our amazing team,
Jackie Laws, Executive Director,
Walt Denett Maintenance Supervisor,
Peter Swiftbird, Maintenance Assistant, work full-time to take care of the parks upkeep, raising funds to keep the park Free for the summer season.
In the summer time we employ about 35 young people to work the park
Storybook Island was founded in 1959 by Merle Gunderson and the Rapid City Rotary Clubs. We have been in operation for over 60 years and we have always been free admission in the summer.
The Mission of Storybook Island is
“To provide a free, safe, educational environment for those young in years or young at heart to experience the power of imagination”.
Visit our amazing Caricature artist Alyssa. She will be with us opening weekend
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.