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Spellerberg Park Improvements Are Complete

The extensive renovation of Spellerberg Park is now complete! The City of Sioux Falls invested more than $1 million in the park in 2016.
The updated master plan for the park includes the relocation of the sand volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts; replacement of the playground equipment and picnic shelter; and the addition of a restroom to serve the north side of the park. New ADA-accessible pathways to the park amenities, drainage improvements to the west detention pond, and other landscaping improvements also were included in the project.

Big Sioux River Water Used to Irrigate Two Parks

Two parks in the Sioux Falls park system are irrigated using water from the Big Sioux River. The irrigation systems for Yankton Trail Park and Tomar Park pump water from the nearby river to irrigate 52 acres of parkland, including 31 soccer fields.

Public Invited to Offer Input on the Downtown Railyard Redevelopment Project

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Sioux falls Marathon Events


Mayor Huether and representatives from the running community in Sioux Falls are encouraging area residents to register for the upcoming Sioux Falls Marathon races, emphasizing that there is still time to train.
The Sioux Falls Marathon race series will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016, and will consist of a marathon, half marathon, marathon/half marathon relays, and a 5K. Sanford Children’s, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is the official charity of the Sioux Falls Marathon event.

Mayor Huether Vetoes City Administration Building Bond Ordinance Repeal

Mayor Mike Huether has invoked the power of the Mayor under Section 3.04 of the Sioux Falls City Charter to veto Ordinance No. 83-16, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS, SD (THE “CITY”), REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 36-16 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ITS SALES TAX REVENUE BONDS AND OTHER ACTIONS RELATED THERETO.” Mayor Huether feels it is in the best interests of the taxpayers and the City government that the City proceed with the design and construction of a new City of Sioux Falls dministration building.

First Phase of 12th Street Bridge Project Complete News Conference

The first phase of the 12th Street bridge reconstruction project is complete.

City of Sioux Falls Unveils New Responsive Website

The City of Sioux Falls recently unveiled a redesigned official website,, updated to provide an enhanced user experience. The site has been reorganized to give more prominence to the most popular information and functionality and now delivers an optimized view designed to be responsive to the device and screen size being used.

New Downtown Parade Routes

The City of Sioux Falls is streamlining some downtown events to ensure the events are successful while also keeping Sioux Falls’ traffic moving. Changes have been implemented to ensure downtown remains accessible to all while still encouraging special events in the city’s core.

SFFR Deploys New Cardiac Monitors

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue has purchased 15 new Physio Control LifePak 15 cardiac monitor defibrillators. The new units have the latest in technology for patients with cardiac issues, including cardiac arrest. The units also offer expanded capability over the previous generation, such as carbon monoxide monitoring.
This new equipment also is the same technology used by Paramedics Plus, the City’s advanced life-support transport provider. Since both first responding medical service providers will be using the same technology, it offers a better transition process when minutes matter during emergency medical situations.

South Louise Avenue Potholes

South Louise Avenue from 41st Street to 49th Street is scheduled for reconstruction in 2017. The street currently is under design, and the construction next year will improve the road surface as well as storm drainage on one of the most traveled streets in the state.
In 2016, the City has budgeted more than $35 million in capital improvements for highways and streets alone. This includes funding to repair, rebuild, and replace our streets. The Public Works Street Division is increasing its emphasis on patching potholes during this stretch of warmer weather. Four teams are working across the city to repair potholes, especially on South Louise Avenue. On this stretch of road, a new type of asphalt called Aquaphalt is being tested.

Mayor's Top 10 Wins of 2015

Mayor Mike Huether announced what he considers to be the top 10 wins that Sioux Falls City government captured in 2015

EC Financial 2015

The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center announced a 2015 year-end net operating income of $1.9 million. The first full calendar year of operations for the city’s new events center also included 11 sold-out events and accolades from some of the industry’s most prestigious groups.

Mayor Huether Offers Response to the CVB Funding Review Committee’s Recommendations

The 14-member committee established to review the funding provided by the City to the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) met for six sessions with a goal of developing recommendations that will increase the return of the public’s investment in promoting Sioux Falls. Mayor Mike Huether received the committee’s final report of recommendations this month.

Sidewalk Snow Removal

This news conference discusses sidewalk snow removal and to remind property owners of the need to clear out curb cutouts.