Classes & Programs

PRINCE AND PRINCESS PARTY

TUTHILL HOUSE AND GARDENS

Prince and Princess Party

Calling all princes and princesses! Join us for a royal party in a fairytale land. The event will feature a craft, snacks, and activities. We ask that you wear your best royal attire and prepare for a magical time.

JUL 19 | THU | 6–7:30 P.M.
JUL 29 | SUN | 2–3:30 P.M.

Register   $10 per participant

 

TODDLER SPORTS

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.

JUL 26 | THU | 6–6:45 P.M. | OYATE C.C.
AUG 2 | THU | 10:15–11 A.M. | KUEHN C.C.

Register   $5 per person

 

THE DINO BASH

SPELLERBERG PARK

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.

Register   $5 per person

 

INITIAL ON CANVAS AND WOOD

MORNINGSIDE C.C.

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 NOON

Register   $10 per person

 

TOT LOT FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

Tot Lot is the cool place to be for kids ages 6 years and under. Bring your adult and see what together you can do for FUN. Our elementary school teacher staff will have weekly themes to encourage free play combined with simple crafts and games to get you moving. Program will be canceled in case of inclement weather. No registration required.

JUN 11–JUL 25 | MON, WED | 9–11 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUN 12–JUL 26 | TUE, THU | 9–11 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS AT TOT LOT

ZOOEXPRESS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

When the Great Plains Zoo’s ZooExpress pulls into the park, an adventure is sure to follow! Children of all ages will enjoy meeting live animals as they explore the wonders of the animal kingdom during a presentation by knowledgeable Great Plains Zoo staff.

JUN 25 | MON | 10 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUN 26 | TUE | 10 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

CRAZY CARNIVAL FOR TODDLERS/PRESCHOOLERS

Let’s celebrate the summer with kids your age. Little ones will enjoy carnival–style games and prizes designed for preschoolers and toddlers.

JUL 18 | WED | 10 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUL 19 | THU | 10 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

STORYTIME IN THE PARK

Siouxland Libraries presents storytime for tots.

JUL 11 | WED | 10 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUL 26 | THU | 10 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

YOUTH FISHING

WEST COVELL LAKE

Youth Fishing

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.

JUL 17 | TUE | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE
AUG 14 | TUE | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE

PRINCE AND PRINCESS PARTY

TUTHILL HOUSE AND GARDENS

Calling all princes and princesses! Join us for a royal party in a fairytale land. The event will feature a craft, snacks, and activities. We ask that you wear your best royal attire and prepare for a magical time.

JUL 19 | THU | 6–7:30 P.M.
JUL 29 | SUN | 2–3:30 P.M.

Register   $10 per participant

PRESCHOOL SPORTS

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 24 | TUE | 10:15–11 A.M. | OYATE C.C.
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. | FREE

Register   FREE

STORYTIME TRAIL

ARROWHEAD PARK

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

Register   $5 per participant

PLAYTIME AT PIONEER

PIONEER PARK

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

STORYLAND THEATRE CAMP

MCKENNAN PARK BAND SHELL

You’ve seen us up on the band shell stage at McKennan Park. Now it’s your turn to come on up and be in the show! Join some of your favorite Storyland cast members for a week of theatre games, improvisational exercises, silly songs, and rehearsal. Come backstage and help us create the magic of children’s theatre by creating props, costumes, and characters that will all showcase your talent in a final performance in the park.

JUL 23–26 | MON–THU | 1–5:30 P.M.

Register   $50 per child

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

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

MORNINGSIDE C.C.

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

KUEHN PARK

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

TEEN GLOBAL THEATER CAMP

KUEHN C.C.

We will cover games, monologues, and scenes in this summer program for teens. Show off your new skills with an end–of–class performance for your family and friends! Elena Luke, Russian actress and theater instructor, invites participants ages 12–18 to the Theater Global. Lessons are based on the world–famous Moscow Art Theater Stanislavski and Chekov system. Find out about theater culture and tradition in other countries. Improve your acting skills through international acting techniques for teenagers and youth.

JUN 25–28 | MON–THU | 9:30–11 A.M.

Register   $25 per child

BROADWAY AND BEYOND

Boosting confidence and taking communication risks are at the core of this camp. This week will be packed with creative exercises, games, and discovery. Furthermore, audition techniques, character development, and script creating will be taught. A public performance which will showcase their acting, singing, and dancing skills will be held. This class will challenge each student to find their voice and embrace their creativity. No experience is necessary. Youth entering Grades 6–8.

JUL 9–12 | MON–THU | 1–3 P.M. | $35 PER CHILD | MORNINGSIDE C.C.
   • JUL 12 | THU | 7 P.M. | PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
JUL 16–19 | MON–THU | 1–3 P.M. | $35 PER CHILD | KUEHN C.C.
   • JUL 19 | THU | 7 P.M. | PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
Register   $35 per child

GIRLS’ VB CAMP

MORNINGSIDE C.C.

Do you have a daughter who enjoys volleyball, but would like to improve on her skills? This camp will focus on that. We will do fun drills and games focusing on passing, setting, serving, and hitting. Camp is designed for girls ages 10–13 who are just starting out in volleyball.

JUL 23–25 | MON–WED | 6–7:30 P.M.

Register   $25 per child

KIDS’ ART SHOW AND SALE

MCKENNAN PARK

Are you creative? Do you like to paint, draw, work with wood, make bracelets, or any kind of crafty treasures? Here is a premiere opportunity for local artisans 17 years and younger to display and/or sell your creations. No edible items may be sold. This free–to–view art show is limited to young artists only. Setup begins at 5 p.m. For details on how to be part of the show/sale, please visit www. siouxfalls.org/parks or call 367–8222. Registration required.

JUN 26 | TUE | 6–8 P.M.
JUL 31 | TUE | 6–8 P.M.

Register   FREE

DEEP WATER AEROBICS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER-50 METER POOL

Do you enjoy water aerobics? Let us challenge you a step further and take this fitness class into the deep water of our 50 Meter Pool! This challenging class incorporates high-intensity, nonimpact strength, and cardiovascular movements that provide one of the best forms of exercise. Also great on the bones and joints! Participants must be comfortable in deep water.

View Classes   $45 or $35 per series

CURRENT CHANNEL CIRCUIT

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

Working against the current we will travel around the channel to different exercise stations. Each station will be equipped with what you will need. Strengthen your core with every move!

View Classes    $45 per series

HYDRORIDERS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

The Hydrorider is a user–friendly water bike and is great for any participant or skill level. Riding in water also allows training at a greater level of intensity due to the cooling effect and faster recovery rate. The workout will also include upper body strengthening and toning. Water shoes required.

View Classes    $45 or $35 per series

FIT HAPPENS–INTRO TO FITNESS

OYATE C.C.

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


POWER 40

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

This class will be fast paced or whatever pace you would like. We will be swimming with fins and a kick board, so you do not need to know how to swim to attend this class. We will mix it up with shallow, deep, and lots of fun building strength and endurance using a variety of equipment. Great workout packed in 45 minutes.

View Classes    $35 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.

JUL 14 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS
JUL 28 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS
AUG 11 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | REVOLUTION YOGA
AUG 25 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | BARRE3

Register   FREE

 

SIOUX FALLS SUNRISE WALKING CLUB

Are you an early riser? Do you enjoy walking long distances? Are you ready to start but just don’t know where to begin? We’ll lead the way! Walking is one of the easiest, and most profitable forms of exercise. All you need is a good pair of shoes, some comfortable clothing, and some motivation. Every other Monday starting in June we will meet at a different park and will explore the Sioux Falls bike trails together! Come enjoy the beautiful Sioux Falls sunrises with us! Free. Registration required.

JUL 9 | MON | 6–7 A.M. | FALLS PARK
JUL 16 | MON | 6–7 A.M. | GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK
JUL 23 | MON | 6–7 A.M. | MCKENNAN PARK
JUL 30 | MON | 6–7 A.M. | SERTOMA PARK

Register   FREE

ADULT, CHILD, & INFANT–CPR, FIRST AID, & AED COURSE

MORNINGSIDE C.C.

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.

JUL 2 | MON | 8 A.M.–2:30 P.M.
AUG 6 | MON | 8 A.M.–2:30 P.M.

Register   $90 per person

NIGHT MOVES ZUMBA INTRO CLASS

OYATE C.C.

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.

JUL 10–19 | TUE, THU | 5:30–6:30 P.M.
AUG 7–16 | TUE, THU | 5:30–6:30 P.M.

Register   $25 per person

AQUA ZUMBA

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

Water Walking

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.


SHALLOW & DEEP WATER TABATAS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

Let us challenge you a step further and take this fitness class into the deep water of our 50 Meter Pool! This challenging class incorporates high–intensity, nonimpact strength, and cardiovascular movements that provide one of the best forms of exercise. Get all of the cardio, core, and strength training you need in this fun and fast–paced workout. This class is held in the 50 Meter Pool and will be in the shallow water on Wednesdays and deep water on Thursdays. 

Register   $35 for series

MINDFUL MEDITATION

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.

JUL 2–20 | MON, FRI | 12 NOON–1 P.M. | OYATE C.C.
AUG 6–24 | MON, FRI | 12 NOON–1 P.M. | TERRACE PARK

Register   $20/SESSION OR $100/MONTH

BUNCO

MORNINGSIDE C.C.

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.

JUL 11 | WED | 6–8 P.M.
AUG 8 | WED | 6–8 P.M.

Register   FREE

HEALTHY LIVING NUTRITION COURSE

OYATE C.C.

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!

JUL 30 | MON | 5–6:30 P.M.
AUG 22 | WED | 5–6:30 P.M.

Register   $16 per person

STAY STRONG: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

This 60–minute Warm Water Pool class is designed to assist you in improving your strength and cardiovascular health. This light to moderate–intensity class format combines body–resistance and water exercise equipment with light–to–moderate aerobic exercise. During the 60 minutes of instruction, class participants will strengthen their major muscle groups as well as improve range of motion of all muscles and joints. Improvement of flexibility, balance, and stamina can be expected. The movements of cardio activity are different for every class in order for your body to receive optimal benefit for your physical health! Closed July 4.

JUN 25–JUL 30 | MON, WED | 9–10 A.M.

Register   $45 for series

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT!

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER

Move it or Lose It!

This fun low to moderate–intensity workout will improve your cardiovascular and muscular health, and you’ll have a great time doing it! This 60–minute warm water pool class is intended to improve your balance and stamina with great music to make the time fly! Dancing, kickin’ up our heels and tapping our toes will let the inner you have a blast while your body works hard to keep you physically young and fit.

JUN 26–JUL 26 | TUE, THU | 9–10 A.M.

Register   $45 for series

SIP N’ YOGA

PHILLIPS AVENUE PLAZA

Come celebrate Parks & Recreation month at our Pop–Up Park at Phillips Avenue Plaza downtown. Join us for a relaxing yoga session where all ages and levels are welcomed. Each session will introduce a different yoga partner in town. At class you will receive a drink coupon from a different vendor each week. Free. Registration required.

JUL 10 | TUE | 5:30–6:15 P.M. | BARRE3 AND NATURE’S WAY
JUL 17 | TUE | 5:30–6:15 P.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS AND COFFEA ROASTERIE
JUL 24 | TUE | 5:30–6:15 P.M. | REVOLUTION YOGA AND OVERLOOK CAFÉ
JUL 31 | TUE | 5:30–6:15 P.M. | AMY MILLER TRAINING AND JUICE STOP

Register   FREE

MINIATURE GARDEN WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS

TUTHILL HOUSE

Discover some tales, myths, and explore a bit of folklore behind these fantastical creatures. Are they spirits, sprites, or do they really exist? Get a little sprightly yourself and learn how to design and plant your own miniature garden while socializing and exercising creative thinking skills. Class fee includes all necessary supplies, however, participants are encouraged to bring a few trinkets to personalize their garden if desired.

JUL 17 | TUE | 6–7:30 P.M.

Register   $20 per person


PROTECT YOURSELF SELF–DEFENSE CLASS

OYATE C.C.

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+.

JUL 25 | WED | 5:30–8:30 P.M.
AUG 22 | WED | 5:30–8:30 P.M.

Register   $75 per person

KIDS’ NITE IN THE PARK

MCKENNAN 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.”
Activities include:
   • 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  

JUGGLING

MCKENNAN PARK

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.

Register   FREE

FAMILY PARK FISHING SATURDAYS

FAMILY PARK

Join us Saturday mornings in June and July for fishing at Family Park. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first–come, first–served basis for you to enjoy a morning of fishing. This program is a joint project of S.D. Game Fish & Parks, The Outdoor Campus, and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. A valid South Dakota fishing license is required for individuals ages 16 and above. No registration required.

JUN 2–JUL 28 | SAT | 9 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE

FLICK AND FLOAT EVENTS

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER–50 METER POOL

Looking for a fun afternoon? Come join us for a floating good time watching a movie in the 50 Meter Pool. Whoever thought an afternoon watching a favorite movie could be so fun! Inner tubes will be provided. No registration required. Active swim pass or daily admission rates apply.

JUL 29 | SUN | 2 P.M. | FINDING DORY

NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH—JULY 2018

POP-UP PARK

Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we celebrate July as National Park and Recreation Month! This exciting park will only be around for the month of July! Enjoy some green space including flowers and weekly activities. This installation encourages outdoor active lifestyles in our lively downtown. #EXPLORECONNECTPLAY For a full schedule of activities visit www.siouxfalls.org/PopUpPark for details.


LAZY 5K

DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

Lazy 5K

Looking for a challenge? We have one for you. Instead of hitting the trails for a 5K this summer, join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for one in the river! Not the Sioux River, but the lazy river at Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center. Enjoy the challenge of running a 5K against the current! Not interested in completing 44 laps on your own? No worries. Grab a friend and create a two–person or four–person relay. Open to first 100 registrants. Ages 18+. Register early for a T–shirt!

JUL 13 | FRI | 7 P.M.
JUL 27 | FRI | 7 P.M.

Register   $10 per person

FOOD AT FAWICK

FAWICK PARK

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.

JUL 27 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
AUG 24 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
SEP 28 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.


THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

KUEHN POOL

Cardboard boats can really float! All boats must be powered by humans ages 7 years or older. Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea–worthiness, and quickest to sink! Each boat will need up to two participants to commandeer the course. Boats must be constructed using corrugated cardboard and duct tape. No wood, styrofoam, fiberglass, paint, or plastic. Life jackets for this event will be provided, and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required. Free. Registration required.

JUL 28 | SAT | 9 A.M. | BOAT CHECK–IN
JUL 28 | SAT | 10 A.M. | RACE TIME

Register   $5 per person


SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS

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

SENIOR CARDS

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


SENIOR PINOCHLE

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

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

Register   FREE

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.

Register   $8 per person

ARCHERY

ARCHERY IN THE PARKS

The Outdoor Campus and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be providing an opportunity for youth ages 7–12 to explore the sport of archery in a safe and encouraging environment. During this activity, youth will be introduced to the basics of a sport that many individuals enjoy well into adulthood. Participation is free and all necessary supplies will be provided on a first–come, first–served basis. No registration required.

JUL 16 | MON | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE | SOUTHERN VISTAS PARK
JUL 19 | THU | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE | JFK ELEMENTARY
JUL 26 | THU | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE | PRAIRIE TRAIL PARK

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KIDS CROSS–COUNTRY MEETS
MORNINGSIDE PARK

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

Youth Triathlon

YOUTH TRIATHLON TRAINING
KUEHN PARK/POOL

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


YOUTH TRIATHLON
KUEHN PARK/POOL

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.
Register

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!

OTHER

WIFFLE BALL
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

Storyland Theater

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

The Wizard of Oz

JUL 24 | 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
JUL 25, 26 | 10 a.m.

SuperHero Kids Unite

JUL 31 | 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
AUG 1, 2 | 10 a.m.


MONDAYS AT MCKENNAN

MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL

Audience at Mondays at Mckennan

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.

JUL 9 | ON THE RUN (TOP 40 MIX)
JUL 16 | THE APOSTLES (JAZZ STANDARDS)
JUL 23 | GUILTY PLEASURES (70’S AN 80’S TRIBUTE)
JUL 30 | HARPER AND THE MIDWEST KIND (WORLD BLUES & AUSTRALIAN)
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)


Municipal Band

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.

Bare Bodkins Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

QUEEN BEE MILL AT FALLS PARK

After the success of their 20th anniversary production of Macbeth, Bare Bodkins is excited to offer audiences one of Shakespeare’s most crowd–pleasing comedies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The lives–and problems– of lovers, fairies, and a bunch of amateur actors hilariously collide in this fast–paced and hilarious midsummer romp through the forest. A Midsummer Night’s Dream has something for everybody: romance, mistaken identity, and of course plenty of mischief and magic. Bare Bodkins 21st season promises to offer much to Shakespeare fans old and new. The 90 minute performance will take place in the ruins of the Queen Bee Mill at Falls Park. Seating is on metal bleachers with very limited room for those needing assistance to sit in lawn chairs. All tickets are free, but seating is limited. First– come, first–seated. Tickets will be handed out starting at 6 p.m. the night of the performance.

JUL 5 | THU | 7 P.M.
JUL 6 | FRI | 7 P.M.
JUL 7 | SAT | 7 P.M.
JUL 8 | SUN | 7 P.M.
JUL 11 | WED | 7 P.M.
JUL 12 | THU | 7 P.M.
JUL 13 | FRI | 7 P.M.
JUL 15 | SUN | 7 P.M.


Ephemeral Productions presents Broadway and Beyond

MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL

Ephemeral Productions “Broadway and Beyond!” brings the magic of New York City to McKennan Park stage in this exciting performance for the whole family! From Disney’s Frozen, and Moana to classics such as Crazy for You, Annie, and Guys and Dolls, the stage will come alive in story, song, and dance. Join us as we celebrate some of the Sioux Empires most talented performers ages 8–80 in a performance you won’t forget!

JUL 26 | THU | 7 P.M.
JUL 27 | FRI | 7 P.M.
JUL 28 | SAT | 7 P.M.
JUL 29 | SUN | 2 P.M.

Discovery Mime Classics

MCKENNAN 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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