$500,000 wood signs

Recently the city (taxpayers) had to pay out a half-million for a settlement in a drowning incident at Falls Park. Part of the settlement was putting signs at Falls Park. The solution was two wood signs, NOT by the Falls themselves but in the parking lots. I will admit I did not go down closer to the Falls to see if there was more permanent metal signage, but if there isn’t this is where it should be.

I have often been on the fence about this, because I think people need to watch their kids, and if you injure yourself or die in a public park it’s kind of on you, several laws back this up. But I also think safety measures can be put in place, but no amount of signage will encourage common sense.



5 comments ↓

#1 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 03.07.21 at 3:57 pm

If we had no foam, then the Falls would be safe?

#2 anominous on 03.07.21 at 10:32 pm

#5 park in the country or whatever

#3 cjl on 03.08.21 at 8:16 am

wouldn’t it be cheaper to invest in Defoamer Antifoaming Agent? https://www.homedepot.com/p/16-oz-Defoamer-Antifoaming-Agent-Spray-Aid-75294/304755447

it’s not like the big Sioux is going to get any dirtier.

#4 Further Fear & Loathing on 03.08.21 at 10:10 am

It’s the only city park in the country where you can see and smell a packing plant and look up to a penitentiary.

#5 "Woodstock" on 03.09.21 at 5:12 pm

“It sounds to me like a city park that Upton Sinclair would have mentioned in ‘The Jungle’…”