Programs & Classes

The Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Fun Guide has indoor and outdoor activities for all ages!  View printable version. View interactive version on ISSUU.

PRESCHOOL SPORTS

AGES: 4-5

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 needed supplies and equipment provided. Registration required.

JUL 18 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | KENNY ANDERSON PARK
JUL 21 | TUE | 6 –7 P.M. | KUEHN PARK
JUL 30 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | LACEY PARK

Register   FREE 

STORYTIME TRAIL

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 2-5

Children will explore the nature around them as they partake in a story time scavenger hunt through Arrowhead Park and complete a nature craft. Your child will further develop their powers of observation and creativity while exploring a natural environment. Registration required.

JUL 11 | SAT | 10:30–11:15 A.M. | ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
JUL 18 | SAT | 10:30-11:15 A.M. | ALL ABOUT ROCKS

Register   FREE

LITTLE HOOPER’S BASKETBALL CLINIC

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 4-5

Do you have a four or five-year-old that loves basketball and cannot wait to play? This clinic will help them with their athletic development. We will be running drills to help us become experts at passing, dribbling, and shooting. Registration required.

JUL 13-14 | MON–TUE | 10–11 A.M.

Register   FREE

MERMAID DANCE CAMP

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 4-5

Join Just For Kix East Sioux Falls dance for our MERMAID DANCE CAMP. Learn a fun dance, make mermaid slime, play some games, and have some fun! We celebrate the achievements of every student, at any skill level. Our dance classes provide young dancers a learning environment focused on team work, proven dance technique and confidence building. Committed to youth dancer’s advancement through performance, we believe in every student. Backed by 35 years of experience, Just ForKix dedication to enabling dancers to shine, creates a learning environment like no other. Registration required

JUL 17 | FRI | 6-7 P.M.

Register   $12 PER CHILD

TODDLER SPORTS

AGES: 2-3

Enjoy a fun-filled session of learning and playing football, soccer, and T–ball. Your preschooler will work on and improve key motor and teamwork skills while having fun! All needed supplies and equipment provided. Registration required.

JUL 23 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON PARK.
AUG 13 | THU | 10–11 A.M. | KUEHN PARK
AUG 15 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | LINWOOD PARK

Register   FREE 

I CAN FISH! PRESCHOOL FISHING

EAST COVELL LAKE | AGES: 4-5

Fishing is a great way for a child to feel connected to nature while exercising and improving essential motor skills. After reading a fish story and creating a craft, participants will fish at West Covell Lake. All equipment provided. Parent participation required. Free. No registration required.

AUG 8 | SAT | 10-11 AM

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THE DINO BASH

SPELLERBERG PARK | AGES: 4-5

Bring your dinosaur friends to this Jurassic Jamboree. Participants will put on their archaeologist hat to dig for dinosaurs, make a dinosaur craft and learn facts about their favorite dinosaurs. Registration required.

AUG 6 | THU | 11-12PM

Register   FREE

BOYS BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC

AGES: 6-9

Improve your basketball skills over the summer at our two-day skills clinic. Work on dribbling, passing, and shooting with daily drills. We will end each day with contests. Leave with skills you can continue working on to make you a better player. Registration required.

AUG 17-18 | MON-TUE | 11 A.M.-12 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C.

Register   FREE

GIRLS BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC

AGES: 6-9

Improve your basketball skills over the summer at our two-day skills clinic. Work on dribbling, passing, and shooting with daily drills. We will end each day with contests. Leave with things you can continue working on to make you a better player next season. Registration required.

AUG 17-18 | MON-TUE | 10 A.M.-11 A.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C.

Register   FREE

YOUTH FISHING

EAST COVELL LAKE | AGES: 4-17

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. 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.

JULY 16 | THUR | 10:30 - NOON
AUG 13 | THUR | 10:30 - NOON

Register   FREE

BIG WHEEL RACES

SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN | AGES: 6-9

Join us for SFPR’s Big Wheel Races! Your little ones will get an opportunity to showcase speed and bike control while going head to head against peers in this speed and skill-based race. Prizes will be given to those who turn in the fastest lap times, as well as who comes out on top in our head-to-head competition. Bring your own Big Wheel or borrow one of ours! Registration required.

JULY 23 | THU | 5:30-6:30

Register   FREE

RC (Remote Control) SOCCER

SHERMAN PARK | AGES: 9-13

Join us for our 4v4-style RC soccer event! Whether you sign up as a team or sign up to join a team, come prepared to control a RC car that will compete with your teammates in a friendly pickup game! All necessary equipment provided. Registration required.

AUG 11 | TUE | 6:00-7:30 PM

Register   FREE

BASKETBALL SKILLS COMPETITION

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 8-17

Are you looking for somewhere to showcase your basketball skills? Looking for an individual competition? We have the competition for you! Participants will compete in the Hoop Shoot, Free Throw, and Hot Spot Contest. During this competition, contestants divided into four age divisions, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 and by gender. Champions in each age division, for both boys and girls, will receive a one-of-a-kind champion t-shirt and bragging rights! Registration required.

AUG 6 | THU | 3:30–5:30 P.M.

Register   FREE

POUND – ROCKOUT WORKOUT

AGES: 14+ | #150029

Channel your inner rockstar with this cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout combining cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up, and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Get excited! Registration required. 

JUN 23 – AUG 11 | TUE | 7:00–8:00 P.M. | LEVITT SHELL SIOUX FALLS

Register   $80 PER SERIES

POUND – ROCKOUT WORKOUT

AGES: 14+

Channel your inner rockstar with this cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout combining cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up, and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Get excited! Registration required.

JUN 23 – AUG 11 | TUE | 7:00–8:00 P.M. | LEVITT SHELL SIOUX FALLS      
JUN 25 – AUG 13 | THU | 10:00-11:00 A.M. | TERRACE PARK BANDSHELL   

Register   $80 PER SERIES
 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

SPENCER PARK | AGES: 18+

Learn how to incorporate natural solutions while playing, camping, or adventuring in the great outdoors! Essential oils are a great option for bug repellent, seasonal threats, bug bite relief, sunburn relief, and keeping your body cool on those hot and humid sunny days. Registration required.

AUG 19 | WED | 6-7 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

KITE NITE AT YANKTON TRAIL

YANKTON TRAIL | AGES 6+

On this day more than 260 years ago, Benjamin Franklin famously flew a kite with a key attached to it during a thunderstorm leading him to discover that lightning was a form of electricity. To celebrate this day in history, join us at the Levitt to decorate and fly your very own kite! Lift off wasn’t so successful? No worries as we will have enough time and parts to make sure there is high flying fun for everyone! Supplies provided. Registration required.

JUNE 15 | MON | 6-8 PM

Register   FREE

FAMILY PARK FISHING

ALL AGES

Did you know spending time outdoors reduce stress? Could you use a little stress release? if so, join us Saturdays in June and July to spend your morning fishing at Family Park. Fishing poles and bait supplied on a first–come, first–served basis. No registration required.

JUN 20 | SAT | 10-12 PM
JUN 27 | SAT | 10-12 PM
JUL 11 | SAT | 10-12 PM
JUL 18 | SAT | 10-12 PM

Register   FREE

SUMMER SOLSTICE HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK AGES: 6-99

Celebrate the longest day of the year by partaking in a hike in one of Sioux Falls’ most beautiful parks. Hiking not only provides the physical relief of other exercise choices, hiking in nature has shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. Bring sturdy shoes and an adventurous spirit to partake in this summer solstice hike. Must be able to hike one mile on rocky and sometimes uneven terrain. Registration required.

JUN 20 | SAT | 2–3 P.M.

Register   FREE

FATHER’S DAY FUN RUN

DUNHAM PARK

Enjoy an afternoon of fun with your dad while gaining the benefits of being outdoors and active! Teams of at least two (one adult male and one child) will race throughout the park in a one mile run. Along the way, there will be fun challenges to complete. Dress alike to make your team stand out! Registration required.

JUNE 21 | SUN | 1PM

Register   FREE

YOGA AT THE LEVITT

LEVITT SHELL SIOUX FALLS | #150026 | AGES: 14+

Come celebrate National Parks and Recreation month with yoga at one of our new and exciting sites in town. Join us for a relaxing yoga session where all ages and levels are welcome. Each session will introduce a different yoga partner in town. Door prize drawings held, and participants must be present to win. Weather permitting. No registration required.

JUL 8 | WED | 6:00–6:45 P.M. | BARRE3
JUL 15 | WED | 6:00–6:45 P.M. | KOSHA YOGA
JUL 22 | WED | 6:00–6:45 P.M. | DEFINE YOGA
JUL 29 | WED | 6:00–6:45 P.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS

FREE

 

HYDRANT BLOCK PARTY

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be coming to your neighborhood this summer to bring the fun! Keep cool by enjoying water sprays and games. No registration required.

JUL 9 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | BAKKER PARK
JUL 16 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | LINWOOD PARK
JUL 23 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | HAYWARD PARK
JUL 30 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | WHITTIER PARK
AUG 6 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE PARK
AUG 13 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | JEFFERSON PARK
Additional locations to be announced.

FREE

YOGA IN THE PARK SERIES

EAST COVELL LAKE | #150024 | AGES 14+

Come enjoy our beautiful park system 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 hosted by a different instructor. Weekly door prize drawings held, must be present to win. Weather permitting. Please bring your own yoga mat. No registration required. Free. Ages: 14+.

JULY 11 | SAT | 8-9 AM | BARRE3 
JULY 18 | SAT | 8-9 AM | KOSHA YOGA 
JULY 25 | SAT | 8-9 AM | SANFORD WELLNESS 
AUG 1 | SAT | 8-9 AM | AMY MILLER TRAINING 
AUG 8 | SAT | 8-9 AM | KOSHA YOGA 
AUG 15 | SAT | 8-9 AM | SANFORD WELLNESS 
AUG 22 | SAT | 8-9 AM | BARRE3 
AUG 29 | SAT | 8-9 AM | SANFORD WELLNESS 

FREE

 

FULL MOON HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 6-99

Come out and see Great Bear under the full Sturgeon moon’s glow! Hiking not only provides the physical relief of other exercise choices, but hiking in nature has shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Participants must be able to hike one mile on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes. Registration required.

AUG 3 | MON | 8–9 P.M.

Register   FREE