Good Earth State Park at Blood Run: Past, Present, and Future

The Visit Sioux Falls website extols Good Earth State Park at Blood Run as “… like a natural island in a sea of residential and commercial development a few miles southeast of Sioux Falls straddling the Big Sioux River in Iowa and South Dakota.

“On close and educated examination,” it continues, “there are signs of past human habitation everywhere on the forest floor and meadowlands.”

Those are details park naturalist Jen Nuncio is well-equipped to share as she explores the history of the area as part of Siouxland Libraries Native American Heritage Month observance. She’ll recount Blood Run’s history as a settlement for thousands of Native Americans, how it became a state park, what the park offers, and its future on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the Ronning Branch, 3100 East 49th Street, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

To guarantee your seat, registration is required at or call 367-8700. If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation as a courtesy to those on the wait-list.

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library (367-8700) or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or at least 72 hours before the event.

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