By Erica Van Wyhe
With the Labor Day holiday this weekend, the Rez Park is looking to bring in campers to enjoy the weekend.
The city of Hills allows camping at the Rez Park from April 1 through Oct. 1. The cost for a campsite is $10 per night. There are currently 10 campsites with electric hook-ups and additional campsites without.
The city installed a waterline into Rez Park earlier this summer. There are only two hydrants in the park to get fresh water. Future improvement plans for the Rez include water hook-ups at the campsites.
The Beaver Creek Sportsmen, Hills Lions, and ATC Fitness Center have donated labor and money to help make improvements to Rez Park.
Rez area users and visitors are asked to follow rules and regulations:
•Camping will be permitted only in designated sites.
•No person is permitted to camp or park a camping unit (occupied or unoccupied) for a period longer than 10 days in a specific campsite; to a maximum of 30 days overall.
•Daily camping fees must be paid whether the camping unit is occupied or unoccupied.
•No privately owned animals are allowed to run at large. All animals shall be kept on a leash not to exceed six feet in length. Pets must be kept quiet. Pet feces must be picked up, bagged and placed in refuse containers.
•Each camp unit is permitted one table.
•Quiet hours are 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Quiet must be observed for the benefit of those who retire early.
•Fires are permitted only in fireplaces provided.
•All garbage must be wrapped and placed in refuse containers.
•Only one vehicle is allowed for each camping unit. Any others are to be parked in designated parking areas.
•Only registered campers are permitted in after 10:30 p.m.
•A dump station is available at the intersection of South Summit Avenue and West Third Street.
•The park is closed for camping Nov. 1 through April 1.
The Rez also has had a Disc Golf Course since 2003, and the city is currently updating the course to match the diagram below.
The updated Disc Golf Course was designed by local resident Dennis Boese.