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Rapid City's Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park (HLMP) now has an official logo to go along with its nationally recognized hiking and biking trails. The organizers of the newly-created park held a logo design contest back in May during the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival. During the festival, Rapid City resident Teri Houdek was announced as the designer of the winning logo.

Just this morning, I got an email from HLMP Foundation board member Steve Flanery with the final digital version of the winning logo. Flanery said that the design is on its way to the printer for decals, signs and other identifying materials to be created from it.

New park, new trails, new name, new logo. Exciting stuff, if you ask me!

The spiffy new logo is above - for your viewing enjoyment. Keep your eyes peeled for it next time you're in Rapid City - it should be visible very soon.

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Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park was officially established in 2009 through a public-private partnership involving: the City of Rapid City, the Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Foundation, the Black Hills Mountain Bike Association and Founders Park LLC.

About the Author

Joe is a resident of Spearfish, S.D. He grew up in the tall-corn state of Iowa, where he developed an early interest in all things outdoors. After high school he moved to Vermillion, S.D., where he earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising.

During his college years, two things caught his attention: the beauty of western South Dakota’s Black Hills and a girl from those Black Hills. After graduating from college, Joe traveled across the country as a recruiter for the University of South Dakota. He saw the sights from Pittsburgh to Las Vegas and everywhere in between, but it was the Black Hills (and the girl) that kept drawing him back.

He and wife moved back to the Black Hills in 2008. He's an avid hiker, mountain biker and road cyclist whose future plans include trying to fit a pair of kayaks into the spare bedroom.

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