Classes & Programs
Enjoy a fun–filled hour learning and playing basketball, soccer, and T–ball. Your little one will work on developing key motor and teamwork skills while having fun! All supplies and equipment needed will be provided.
AUG 2 | THU | 10:15–11 A.M. | KUEHN C.C.Register $5 per person
THE DINO BASH
Bring your dinosaur friends to this Jurassic jamboree. Participants will put on their archaeologist hat to dig for dinosaurs, dance a dinosaur boogie, and play their way through this class.
AUG 7 | TUE | 10–11 A.M.
AUG 7 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.
INITIAL ON CANVAS AND WOOD
Your little ones will enjoy sponging paints of many colors onto this wood and canvas. When they are done, they will leave with two great art projects done all at once. This class is designed for children ages 2–5 with an adult helper.
AUG 11 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOONRegister $10 per person
WEST COVELL LAKE
Today’s families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment through outdoor experiences. Fishing in your local parks is a perfect way to combat this statistic. We’ll provide the bait, fishing poles, and instruction on a first–come, first–served basis. This program is a joint project of S.D. Game Fish & Parks, The Outdoor Campus, and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. Children must be accompanied by an adult and a five–to–one ratio of children to adults must be observed. Participants ages 16 and above must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. No registration required.
AUG 14 | TUE | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE
Enjoy a fun–filled session of learning and playing basketball, soccer, and t–ball. Your preschooler will work on and improve key motor and teamwork skills, while having fun! All supplies and equipment needed will be provided.
JUL 31 | TUE | 6–6:45 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.Register $5 per person
STRIDER BIKE SERIES
SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOUTH DAKOTA
This program gives kids ages 2–6 years old the opportunity to get the feel for riding a bike with the comfort of their feet on the ground. Bikes will be provided. Helmets are required, please bring your own. Registration is required.
AUG 7, 14, 21 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREERegister FREE
Children will explore the nature around them as they partake in a storytime hike through Arrowhead Park, and complete a nature craft. Over the course of these two sessions, your child will further develop their powers of observation and creativity while exploring a natural environment.
AUG 11 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
AUG 18 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | WE LOVE PLANTS
PLAYTIME AT PIONEER
Calling all children ages 2 to 9. Join us to have a wonderful time. We will be having games, crafts, and inflatables at Pioneer Park. So, pack a picnic and your swimsuit and join us for a fun–filled day at Pioneer Park. No registration required.
AUG 9 | THU | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE
I CAN FISH! PRESCHOOL FISHING
FAMILY PARK LAKE
Fishing is a great way for a child to feel connected to nature while exercising essential motor skills. After reading a fish story and creating a craft, participants will learn to fish at Family Park Lake. All equipment will be provided. Parent participation is required for the fishing portion of the program.
AUG 11 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.Register $5 per child
FAMILY PARK AND GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK
Studies have shown that the average American youth spends as few as 30 minutes in unstructured outdoor play each day, and more than seven hours each day in front of an electronic screen. Come battle this statistic while participating in adventurous outdoor activities. Fish at Family Park, discover outdoor safety skills, explore hiking trails, and learn archery skills from The Outdoor Campus instructors during this exciting camp. Participants are required to wear sturdy close–toed shoes and bring a full water bottle each day. Intended for ages 7–11.
AUG 7–8 | TUE, WED | 1–3 P.M.
Register $20 per person
JEWELED GLASS PICTURE FRAME
If you are looking for a unique way to display your favorite photo of you and your friends, this class is just for you. Using a piece of glass and lots of beads, we will decorate around a picture to make it dazzling. Please bring 1–3 photos along to class. We will provide the rest of the materials.
AUG 8 | WED | 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Register $10 per child
SOCCER SKILLS CAMP
Get your little ones ready for the fall season with this introductory soccer camp. We will work on dribbling, passing, spacing, and shooting. We will end each day with different games to develop individual skills as well as build teamwork on the field. Shin guards required.
AUG 13–14 | MON, TUE | 10–11 A.M.
Register $10 per person
FIT HAPPENS–INTRO TO FITNESS
We will be introducing band resistance workouts, kettlebells, dumbbells and body weight workouts that can all be done from the comfort of your home. A little free time is all you will need to perform a workout, once you complete our Fit Happens class. No class June 20.View Classes $20 per series
YOGA IN THE PARK
TERRACE PARK WEST SHELTER
Come enjoy our beautiful parks and take a deep breath of fresh air with us while gaining flexibility, better posture, and learning stress– relieving moves through Yoga! We are excited to partner with local yoga studios to provide an all ages and levels session. Each session will be hosted by a different instructor. Weather permitting. No registration required.
AUG 11 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | REVOLUTION YOGA
AUG 25 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | BARRE3
ADULT, CHILD, & INFANT–CPR, FIRST AID, & AED COURSE
Participants will watch educational videos and perform acquired skills to become certified in CPR, First Aid, and the use of an AED. After completion of the one–day course, participants will receive a student manual as well as a two–year certification through American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). Presented by Heartstarters. Lunch will be on your own.
AUG 6 | MON | 8 A.M.–2:30 P.M.Register $90 per person
NIGHT MOVES ZUMBA INTRO CLASS
Working on those night moves? New to Zumba? Come enjoy some fun Zumba sessions with us!! Zumba is a mix between Latin and International music/dance themes where you get to exercise while also having fun with different routines. All levels are welcome! Registration is required.
AUG 7–16 | TUE, THU | 5:30–6:30 P.M.Register $25 per person
DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
Need a quick fix of exercise over your lunch break? Join us for Aqua Zumba at Drake Springs. Aqua Zumba is an aquatic–based, Latin– inspired dance fitness program that involves aerobic moves and dance elements from hip–hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and more. This class is offered in partnership with the Sanford Wellness Center. No registration required. No class on July 4.
JUN 6–AUG 8 | WED | 12:15–12:45 P.M. | FREE
LAP SWIMMING/WATER WALKING FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
ACTIVE SWIM PASS OR DAILY ADMISSION RATES APPLY. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
JUN 4–AUG 10 | MON, TUE, THU, FRI | 11 A.M.–12:50 P.M. | DRAKE SPRINGS
JUN 6–AUG 8* | WED | 11 A.M.–12:15 P.M. | DRAKE SPRINGS
AUG 13–17 | MON–FRI | 11 A.M.–12:50 P.M. | DRAKE SPRINGS
JUN 4–AUG 17** | MON–FRI | 5–6:30 P.M. | FRANK OLSON
*JUN 6–AUG 8—LAP SWIM UNAVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS, 11 A.M.–12:15 P.M. DUE TO AQUA ZUMBA CLASS.
**FAMILY SWIM WILL BE HELD AT THE SAME TIME.
You will be taken through a series of guided meditations. These meditation sessions will also incorporate techniques such as: Sound (crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and other instruments), Thai–Massage, Reiki, Mindfulness, Oils, Chakra–Balancing, Self– Compassion , and more. Each session will integrate a different technique. Please bring a towel/mat.
AUG 6–24 | MON, FRI | 12 NOON–1 P.M. | TERRACE PARKRegister $20/SESSION OR $100/MONTH
Bunco is a parlor game played in teams with three dice. When you roll “three of a kind” of the number you are currently rolling, this is a Bunco. Come out and learn how to play this fast–paced dice game.
AUG 8 | WED | 6–8 P.M.Register FREE
HEALTHY LIVING NUTRITION COURSE
Cut carbs or eat more protein? Run for miles or lift weights? Find the answer during this class! You will also learn how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle from our Fitness/Performance and Dietetics professional. You will learn how to achieve your goal weight and how to maintain it. Get rid of your belly fat now!
AUG 22 | WED | 5–6:30 P.M.Register $16 per person
PROTECT YOURSELF SELF–DEFENSE CLASS
Come learn the basics on how to protect yourself from multiple situations. We will provide a comprehensive course on important topics such as Social Harassment, Prevention Psychology and self– defense. Our goal for this course is to better prepare you to know how to react when faced with a negative situation. At the end of the class you will receive a Self–Defense Kubotan as well as a Self–Defense reference manual. For ages 10+.
AUG 22 | WED | 5:30–8:30 P.M.Register $75 per person
KIDS’ NITE IN THE PARK
Come and experience the beauty of McKennan Park while your kids
have some fun also. Who would want to miss the fun of these events?
Your family can enjoy a park full of old-time carnival games, inflatables,
and summer fun. Bring your kids or “kid-like spirit.”
• 6–8 p.m. Youth art show and sale
• 6–8 p.m. Kids’ carnival booths of skill and challenge throughout the park
• 7 p.m. Featured entertainment: Storyland Children’s Theatre
JUL 31 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a great juggler? Well, now you can learn from the best. Join the Sooo Falls Juggle Group on Monday evenings to learn how to juggle. So, grab your friends, and head to McKennan Park on Monday evenings. After you learn how to juggle, stick around for the Mondays at McKennan music.
AUG 6 | MON | 6–6:45 P.M.
AUG 13 | MON | 6–6:45 P.M.
FOOD AT FAWICK
Did you know eating outside is a natural mood booster? Join us for the lunch hour and boost your mood!! On the fourth Fridays of the month you can purchase a meal from a local food vendor while sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying entertainment. Price of food will be set by vendors. Weather permitting.
AUG 24 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
SEP 28 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS
Laurel Oak and Terrace Park Aquatic Centers will each host a “dog–a–POOL–ooza.” We invite your dog to a fun–filled evening at the pool. Dogs will be required to bring their owners (no more than two dogs per owner), be current with their shots, and be ready to have a doggone good time! Dog off–leash rules will apply to this event. No swimming by dog owners. Free. No registration required.
TBD | LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
TBD | TERRACE PARK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
POW/MIA CEREMONY VETERANS’ MEMORIAL PARK
POW/MIA Recognition Day is held each year on the third Friday of September. The day is meant to pay special recognition to all those U.S. men and women who have been held as prisoners of war and especially those who remain unaccounted for. Veterans’ Memorial Park beautifully honors our military peoples’ service and sacrifice.
SEP 21 | FRI | 6:30 P.M. | FREE
KENNY ANDERSON C.C.
Join in the fun Mondays and play games, socialize, and laugh with both older and younger friends. At any age, playing games is healthy for the mind and body. Games can keep the brain active, involve social interaction, and are a good form of entertainment. Don’t forget a treat to share with the group. Join us for games such as pinochle, bridge, canasta, rummy, cribbage, backgammon, Scrabble, bingo, and pokeno—no need to play just one! No registration required.
JUN 4–AUG 6 | MON | 1–5 P.M. | FREE
KENNY ANDERSON C.C.
Come and play cards! Gamer’s choice: four–player or five–player. Any way we play, it is sure to be a good time. Hot coffee will be waiting. Don’t forget a treat to share with the group! No registration required.JUN 5–AUG 7 | TUE | 1–5 P.M. | FREE
SENIOR BIKE TRAIL TOUR
This experience is for those who are not able to explore our beautiful bike trail system on their own. Round–trip golf cart tours will allow you to experience stunning views of the river, parks, and wildlife. Participants must be able to transfer onto and off of the golf carts independently. Preregister online for these limited space tours. For more information or assistance registering, please call 978–6930. Registration required.
SEP 13 | THU | 10–11 A.M.
SEP 13 | THU | 11 A.M.–12 NOON
SEP 13 | THU | 12 NOON–1 P.M.
SEP 13 | THU | 1–2 P.M.
Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, September 20
SUNSET SENIOR BIKE TRAIL TOUR
This program is an extension of our popular semiannual bike trail tour. This evening experience will allow you to experience stunning views of the river, parks, and wildlife. Participants must be able to transfer onto and off of the golf carts independently. Preregister online for these limited–space tours. Cost includes refreshments and an hour long golf cart tour along the bike path. For more information please call 978–6930.
SEP 13 | THU | 7:15 P.M.
Inclement Weather Date: Thursday, September 20.
KIDS CROSS–COUNTRY MEETS
The Sioux Falls Area Running Club, along with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and Runner’s Block, will host three kids cross–country meets this fall. The three–race cross–country series is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. All meets will take place at Morningside Park at 33rd Street and Bahnson Avenue in Sioux Falls, next to Harvey Dunn Elementary School. Registration begins at 4 p.m., with races beginning at 4:30 p.m.
SEP 5, 12, 19 | WED | 4 P.M. | FREE
YOUTH TRIATHLON TRAINING
If you are planning on competing in the Youth Triathlon, or just want to learn what it’s all about, then this event is for you. Practice your swimming, biking, and running skills while getting tips on how to improve. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes each day. Tuesday’s class will focus on swimming and transitioning to bike. Wednesday’s class will focus on bike etiquette, riding the bike route, and transitioning to the run. Two-Wheeler Dealer will be at the training on Wednesday to help with free basic bike tune-ups. Thursday’s class will focus on transitioning from the bike and running the race route. Call 367–7665 with questions.
AUG 7–9 | TUE–THU 6–9 year olds start at 10 a.m. 10–18 year olds start at 11 a.m.Register $20
Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Swim, bike, and
run in this fun mini triathlon.
• REGISTRATION: REGISTER BY AUGUST 1 TO RECEIVE A T–SHIRT.
• EARLY REGISTRATION FEE IS $10 THROUGH AUGUST 1.
• AUGUST 10 (RACE DAY), THE REGISTRATION FEE IS $15.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
9 a.m. is packet pickup, all participants must be there by this time!
• 10 A.M. | 6–7 AGE START
• 10:15 A.M. | 8–9 AGE START
• 10:30 A.M. | 10–11 AGE START
• 10:45 A.M. | 12–13 AGE START
• 11 A.M. | 14–18 AGE START
Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes. Back by popular demand: chip timing with splits and overall time! Two Wheeler Dealer will be providing 50% off bike tunings for all preregistered participants prior to the event. To take advantage of this deal, simply bring your bike to Two Wheeler Dealer prior to the race day and provide proof of event registration. Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony! Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Coke will have a drawing to win a bike for registered participants. Two Wheeler Dealer will be donating a grand prize as well as providing giveaways to all preregistered participants. Call 367–7665 with questions.
Vehicle parking and access: Use Kuehn pool lot entrance to drop off participant and equipment. Kuehn pool lot will be ADA parking only. Use Sioux Falls First Church lot at 41st Street and Kuehn Park Road or Kuehn Community Center lot at 2801 South Valley View Road. No parking in the Kuehn golf course parking lot!
TEEN/ADULT CO-ED TOURNAMENT COVELL PARK
Hit the ball and run the bases. Get your team together and join us for a fun day of wiffle ball. This one day tournament will be pool play with a single elimination tournament. Basic baseball/softball rules apply. No bunting allowed. First and Second Place teams will receive t–shirts.
AUG 18 | SAT | 9 A.M. | $50 PER TEAM
STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATER
STORYLAND CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTATIONS
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation presents Storyland Children’s Theatre. The theater company will produce eight productions to be presented during June and July. By using skits familiar and not so familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. They will involve fairy tales, music characterizations, costumes, dance, and the audience!
Performance are free and open to children of every age. Events held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.; June 12 through August 2 at the McKennan Park Bandshell.
FOR INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC PERFORMANCES, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: www.siouxfalls.org/storyland-theatre
SuperHero Kids Unite
JUL 31 | 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
AUG 1, 2 | 10 a.m.
MONDAYS AT MCKENNAN
MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL
A summer favorite! People who listen to music have proven medical benefits so bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and get a good spot. Concerts are free and held Mondays; July 9 through August 27 at 7 p.m. at the McKennan Park Bandshell.
AUG 6 | JACKSON’S FLAT BOAT (FOLK)
AUG 13 | 147TH ARMY BAND FTX (POP, ROCK, AND HIP-HOP)
AUG 20 | GENTLEMAN’S ANTI-TEMPERANCE LEAGUE (SWING)
AUG 27 | SURFIN SAFARI (50’S AND 60’S TRIBUTE)
Join us Sundays; June 10 through August 5 at 8 p.m. at the Terrace Park Bandshell. Special Performers scheduled for June 24, July 15 and July 22, The Municipal Band website for details.
THEATER IN THE PARKS
Bring your lawn chair, blankets, bug spray, and come see great live theater in our beautiful parks system. Since all shows are outside, they are weather dependent. Performance will be cancelled if there is inclement weather prior to show time. All shows are free to the public.
Discovery Mime ClassicsMCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL
Discovery Movement Theatre is a professional performing company based in Vermillion, South Dakota. Highly trained movement specialists, they are Artists–In–Residence at the University of South Dakota, are recipients of numerous grants and awards, and have been on the South Dakota Arts Council touring program since 1984. DMT’s mime shows are fast–paced, colorful, fun, and easily accessible. Using the magical art of mime, Brian and Mary weave tales that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart. Designed for all ages, DMT is perfect for small children, families, seniors, and everyone else too!
AUG 9 | THU | 10 A.M.
AUG 9 | THU | 7 P.M.
AUG 10 | FRI | 10 A.M.
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