Programs & Classes

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

WATER WEDNESDAY STORYTIME

AGES: 2–6

Take a break from the water! Siouxland Libraries’ Poolside Storytimes will educate and entertain. Head to the west side of the pool deck. No registration required.

JUN 5–JUL 31 | WED | 1:50–2:05 P.M.

Active swim pass or pay daily admission



T-BALL

AGES: 4–5

Are you new to T-ball or looking for some extra practice this summer? Come to this introductory class on T-ball, where your little one can learn to play the sport, or practice the skills that they already have! We will be practicing throwing, hitting, and fielding. If your little one has a glove, please bring it, but it’s not required. Kuehn Park session will meet at the softball fields by the skate park, with a rain location of the Kuehn Community Center. The Morningside Park session will meet in the Harvey Dunn parking lot and walk over to the Morningside Park Softball Field, with a rain location of the Morningside Community Center. Registration required.

JUN 29 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE PARK

 

Register   $5 PER CHILD


TINY TOT OLYMPICS

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 2–5

Little Olympians are invited to participate in a wide variety of fun and silly games. The cost includes mock Olympic torches, super stickers after every event, and a yummy treat at the end. Bring the camera to this event as we watch young winners exhibit their athletic ability. Registration required.

JUL 7 | SUN | 1–3 P.M.


Register   $10 PER CHILD

LITTLE HOOPER’S BASKETBALL CLINIC

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AES: 4–5

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

JUL 15–16 | MON–TUE | 10–11 A.M.

Register   $10 PER CHILD

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 supplies and equipment needed will be provided. The Kuehn Park session will meet at the Kuehn Community Center and walk to the grass to the north of the parking lot. Kuehn Community Center will also be used as a rain location. Registration required.

JUL 23 | TUE | 10:15–11 A.M. | OYATE C.C.
JUL 30 | TUE | 6–6:45 P.M. | KUEHN PARK

Register   $5 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 supplies and equipment needed will be provided. Both sessions will meet in the Kuehn Community Center and walk to the grass to the north of the parking lot. Kuehn Community Center will also be used as a rain location. Registration required.

JUL 25 | THU | 6–6:45 P.M. | OYATE C.C.
AUG 15 | THU | 10:15–11 A.M. | KUEHN PARK

Register   $5 PER CHILD

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, dance a dinosaur boogie, and play their way through this class. Registration required.

AUG 1 | THU | 10–11 A.M.
AUG 1 | THU | 6–7 P.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD

STORYTIME TRAIL

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 2–5

Children will explore the nature around them as they partake in a storytime hike 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.

AUG 3 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
AUG 17 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | ALL ABOUT PLANTS

Register   $5 PER PARTICIPANT

PLAYTIME AT PIONEER 

Playtime at Pioneer

PIONEER PARK | AGES: 2–9

Join us to have a wacky, wet, and wonderful time. We will have games, crafts, and inflatables, so pack a picnic and your swimsuit for a fun-filled day at Pioneer Park. No registration required.

AUG 5 | MON | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

FREE


STRIDER BIKE SERIES

SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF SOUTH DAKOTA AGES: 2-5

In partnership with Special Olympics South Dakota for Young Athletes Strider Program, this program gives kids 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 required.

AUG 6, 13, 20 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

I CAN FISH! PRESCHOOL FISHING

FAMILY PARK | AGES: 4-5

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. Registration required.

AUG 10 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

Register   FREE

TOT LOT FOR TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS

AGES: 6 AND UNDER

Tot Lot is the cool place for kiddos. Bring your adult and see what together you can do for FUN. Our 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 10–JUL 24 | MON, WED | 9–11 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUN 11–JUL 25 | TUE, THU | 9–11 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS AT TOT LOT

ZOOEXPRESS FOR LITTLE ONES

AGES: 6 AND UNDER

When the Great Plains Zoo’s ZooExpress pulls into the park, an adventure is sure to follow! Everyone will enjoy meeting live animals as they explore the wonders of the animal kingdom during a presentation by knowledgeable Great Plains Zoo staff. No registration required.

JUN 17 | MON | 10 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUN 18 | TUE | 10 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

CRAZY CARNIVAL

AGES: 6 AND UNDER

Let’s celebrate the summer with kids your age. Little ones will enjoy carnival–style games and prizes designed for preschoolers and toddlers. No registration required.

JUL 17 | WED | 10 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUL 18 | THU | 10 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

STORYTIME IN THE PARK

AGES: 6 AND UNDER

Siouxland Libraries presents story time for tots. No registration required.

JUN 26 | WED | 10:30 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK (SHELTER)
JUL 9 | TUE | 10 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK (SHELTER)

 

SUPERVISED PLAYGROUNDS
JUN 3-AUG 9 | MON-FRI | FREE

FOR SUPERVISED PLAYGROUND SCHEDULE AND LOCATIONS, VISIT www.siouxfalls.org/supervised-playgrounds

YOUTH FISHING

WEST 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.

JUL 16 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON
AUG 6 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON

FREE


YOUTH TRIATHLON TRAINING

KUEHN PARK/POOL | AGES: 6-18

If you are planning on competing in the Youth Triathlon, or just want to learn what it’s all about, this is for you. Practice your swimming, biking, and running skills while getting tips on how to improve. Sioux Falls Swim Team and ERIK’s Bike Shop will be on-site to assist with training. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes each day. Tuesday’s class will focus on swimming and practice transitioning to bike. Wednesday’s class will focus on bike etiquette, riding the bike route, and transitioning to the run. ERIK’s Bike Shop will be at the training on Wednesday to help with free basic bike fits and bike safety checks. Thursday’s class will focus on transitioning from the bike and running the race route. Call 605-367–7665 with questions. Registration required.

AUG 5–7 | MON–WED | 10–11 A.M. | AGES: 6–9
AUG 5–7 | MON–WED | 11 A.M. –12 NOON | AGES: 10-18

Register   $20 PER CHILD

Youth Triathlon


YOUTH TRIATHLON

KUEHN PARK/POOL | AGES: 6-18

Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Swim, bike, and run in this fun mini triathlon.

Registration: Register by July 31 to receive a T–shirt. Early registration fee is $10 through July 31. August 9 (race day), the registration fee is $15.

9 a.m. is packet pickup, all participants must be there by this time!

AUG 9 | FRI | 10 A.M. | AGES: 6-7
AUG 9 | FRI | 10:15 A.M. | AGES: 8-9
AUG 9 | FRI | 10:30 A.M. | AGES: 10-11
AUG 9 | FRI | 10:45 A.M. | AGES: 12-13
AUG 9 | FRI | 11 A.M. | AGES: 14-18

Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony! Coke will have a drawing to win a bike for registered participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division and a drawing will be held for a $250 gift certificate from ERIK’s Bike Shop. ERIK’s Bike Shop will be on-site to provide bike checks, minor tuning, and tire inflation prior to the race. Each preregistered participant will be provided with a ERIK’s Bike Shop water bottle and a $10 gift certificate. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes. Back by popular demand: chip timing with splits and overall time! 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!

Register   $20 PER CHILD

KIDS’ ART SHOW AND SALE

MCKENNAN PARK | AGES: 4-17

Are you creative? Do you like to paint, draw, work with wood, make bracelets, or any kind of crafty treasures? Here is a premier 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. Registration required.

JUL 30 | TUE | 6–8 P.M.

Register   FREE

4TH OF JULY BIKE DECORATING

Bike Decorating

SFPR OFFICE AT SIXTH & PHILLIPS | AGES: 6+

What better way to be involved with the Independence Day Celebration, than by having your very own decorated bike to ride in the parade! You bring the bike or scooter, we will provide the decorations. Then, join us on July 4 and march in the Independence Day Celebration parade. We will even store your decorated item until the day of the event. Stick around after the parade for all the fun festivities at Falls Park. Registration required.

JUL 3 | WED | 6–7:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PARTICIPANT

STORYLAND THEATER CAMP

MCKENNAN PARK BAND SHELL | AGES: 5-8

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 theater 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 8–11 | MON–THU | 1–5:30 P.M.
JUL 11 | THU | 7 P.M. | PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

Register   $50 CAMP PER CHILD

 

STORYLAND THEATER CAMP

MCKENNAN PARK BAND SHELL | AGES: 9-12

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 theater 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 15–18 | MON–THU | 1–5:30 P.M.
JUL 18 | THU | 7:00 P.M. |PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

Register   $50 CAMP PER CHILD

BIG WHEEL RACES

AGES: 6-9

Join us for SFPR’s first ever Big Wheel Races! Your little ones will get an opportunity to showcase their speed and bike control while going head to head against their 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.

AUG 5 | MON | 6–7 P.M. | MEMORIAL HOCKEY PEN
AUG 19 | MON | 6–7 P.M. | SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN

Register   $5 PER CHILD

RC SOCCER

SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN | 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 will be provided. Registration required.

AUG 13 | TUE | 6:30–8 P.M. | SHERMAN HOCKEY PEN

Register   $5 PER CHILD

KIDS’ CROSS COUNTRY MEETS

MORNINGSIDE PARK | AGES: 4-14

The Sioux Falls Area Running Club, along with SFPR 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. Walk up registration begins at 4 p.m., with races beginning at 4:30 p.m.

SEP 4, 11, 18 | WED | 4 P.M.

Register   FREE

ADAPTIVE AQUATICS

ADAPTIVE—ENCOURAGED FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

SFPR and Sanford Wellness Center are happy to announce an adaptive aquatics program for children with special needs. The goal of this program is to provide students with a structured aquatic experience designed to make them feel comfortable and safe while swimming. Carole Wolf, a S.D.-certified teacher with a master’s degree in adaptive aquatics, will be conducting the classes. Classes will be a one-to-one student-to-instructor ratio for a 30-minute lesson.

First-come, first-served. Register by June 21 by calling 367- 7665. For additional questions, please call Carole Wolf, instructor, at 261-5716. Registration required.

JUL 9–JUL 30 | TUE, THU | 1–3 P.M.

FREE

KIDS’ ART SHOW AND SALE

Art Show and sale

MCKENNAN PARK | AGES: 4-17

Are you creative? Do you like to paint, draw, work with wood, make bracelets, or any kind of crafty treasures? Here is a premier 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. Registration required.

JUL 30 | TUE | 6–8 P.M.

Register   FREE


FIELD QUIDDITCH

MEMORIAL FIELD/ICE RINK | AGES: 10-15

Intro to the magical game of Quidditch. The beloved Broom riding, ball chucking game inspired by the pages of the popular book series will come to life in this fast-paced team game. Be prepared to throw the quaffle, hurl the bluddgers while attempting to find and capture the elusive Golden Snitch. This class will teach you all the basics of this wizardly sport, team work, and strategic thinking! All necessary equipment will be provided. Registration required.

JUL 10 | WED | 6–8 P.M.
JUL 20 | SAT | 9:30–11:30 A.M.

Register   $10 PER CHILD


BASKETBALL SKILLS COMPETITION

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 8-17

Are you looking for somewhere to showcase your basketball skills? Looking for an individual competition? Well we have the competition for you! Participants will compete in the Hoop Shoot, Free Throw, and Hot Spot Contest. Contestants will be 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 is required.

AUG 7 | WED | 4–5:30 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

AQUA KICK

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

What is this kickboxing craze all about? Aqua Kick combines a variety of kicks, jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, and core exercises in a fun, high energy class! Held in the shallow end of the pool, Aqua Kick provides an effective total body aerobic workout with less stress on the joints. Combinations will help keep your mind engaged while you tone, shape, and sculpt your body. Registration required.

JUL 16–AUG 8 | TUE, THU | 12:15–1 P.M.

Register   $35 PER SERIES

STAY STRONG: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

Stay Strong Functional Fitness

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

This warm water class is designed to assist you in improving your strength and cardiovascular health. The 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! Registration required.

JUN 17–JUL 17 | MON, WED | 9–10 A.M.
JUL 29–AUG 28 | MON, WED | 9–10 A.M.

Register   $45 PER SERIES

SUMMER SUN AND STRETCH

MCKENNAN PARK | AGES 16+

Yoga-inspired stretches. Head-to-toe stretches to increase range of motion and encourage better flexibility. Body maintenance and mechanics under the sun. We will meet in the parking lot. Please bring your own yoga mat. Registration required.

MAY 19–JUL 28 | SUN | 1–2 P.M.
*NO CLASS JUNE 23

Register   $45 PER SERIES

POWER 40

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

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, while building strength and endurance using a variety of equipment. A great workout packed in 45 minutes. Registration required.

JUN 17–JUL 17 | MON, WED | 12:15– 1 P.M.

Register   $35/$45 PER SERIES

DEEP WATER AEROBICS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

Do you enjoy water aerobics? Let us challenge you a step further and take this fitness class into the deep water! This challenging session 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. Registration required.

JUN 25–JUL 30 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M.
*NO CLASS JULY 4

Register   $45 PER SERIES

STRESS RELEASE

KUEHN POOL | AGES: 18+

An aqua fitness class of moderate intensity that uses the properties of water resistance to get in shape while minimizing impact to joints and back. Stress release is great for all, but especially for senior adults, beginners, and those desiring a lower impact workout. No swimming ability required, FUN provided! Aqua-bells are used to enhance strength. Registration required.

JUL 8–31 | MON, WED | 5:30–6:15 P.M.

Register   $35 PER SERIES

STRETCH OUT AND TONE UP

KUEHN POOL | AGES: 18+

This class focuses on conditioning, strength, endurance, and stretch components. Equipment may be used. You’ll develop increased flexibility and range of motion through a total body workout. Participants are encouraged to work within their own range of motion. Registration required.

JUL 9–AUG 1 | TUE, THU | 12–12:45 P.M.

Register   $35 PER SERIES

TUESDAY’S TONE AND TUNES

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 16+

With a focus on strength, our goal is simple—reduce body fat by creating lean muscle. Strength training with attitude and purpose. Utilizing hand weights to tone the glutes, back, and arms. Body weight exercises to tone the legs. Please bring your own yoga mat. Registration required

JUN 11–JUL 30 | TUE | 7–7:45 A.M

Register   $35 PER SERIES

AQUA FITNESS

DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

Need a reason to get outside and exercise over the noon hour? This 30-minute high-intensity workout is for you! Using a variety of different water exercises, this power-packed class will be both fun and challenging. No registration required.

JUN 12–JULY 31 | WED | 12:15–12:45 P.M.

FREE


BUNCO

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 18+

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. No registration required.

JUL 10 | WED | 6–8 P.M.
AUG 14 | WED | 6–8 P.M.

FREE


YOGA IN THE PARK SERIES

Yoga in the parks

TERRACE PARK | 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 will be held, must be present to win. Weather permitting. Please bring your own yoga mat. No registration required.

JUL 6 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS
JUL 13 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS
JUL 20 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | KOSHA YOGA
JUL 27 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | DEFINE: BARRE, CYCLE AND YOGA
AUG 3 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | BARRE 3
AUG 10 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS
AUG 17 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | KOSHA YOGA
AUG 24 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS

FREE


NO LIMITS AQUA STYLE

FRANK OLSON POOL | AGES: 18+

Summertime is a great time to exercise outside! Come ready to work hard. A nonstop workout utilizing noodles in both deep and shallow to get both strength and cardio. Registration required.

JUL 8–29 | MON, WED, FRI | 5:15–6 P.M.

Register   $45 PER SERIES

KAYAK CLINIC

FRANK OLSON POOL | AGES: 18+

Are you interested in kayaking? This class is for beginners looking to learn and experience kayaking in a safe and fun environment. The professionals from the Canoe and Kayak association will be bringing their expertise to you at the Frank Olson Pool. Registration required.

JUN 29 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   $8 PER PERSON

YOGA AT THE MILL

Yoga at the Mill

FALLS PARK AT QUEEN BEE MILL | AGES: 18+

Come celebrate National Parks and Recreation month with yoga at one of our historic 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 will be held, must be present to win. Weather permitting. No registration required.

JUL 10 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | AMY MILLER TRAINING
JUL 17 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | BARRE 3
JUL 24 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | SANFORD WELLNESS
JUL 31 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | KOSHA YOGA

FREE


LADIES’ BOOTCAMP

CHERRY ROCK PARK | AGES: 16+

Our Ladies’ Bootcamp offers a variety of workouts that will keep you in tip-top shape! It’s always a fun challenge, whether you are new to exercise or just getting back into it, you can go at your own pace and work your way up. Anyone can be a part of the program and all levels are welcome. Our boot camp workout will consist of cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and stretching. Please bring your own towel/mat. Registration required.

JUL 10–AUG 28 | WED | 7:15–8 A.M.

Register   $35 PER SERIES

TANGO IN THE PARK

TERRACE PARK BAND SHELL | AGES: 18+

Passion, sophistication, and strength characterize the Tango. The step has cat-like, stealthy styling that has a bit of a prowl. Learn the basics of this romantic dance in the park, under the open sky with your sweetie. Registration required.

JUL 11 | THU | 7–8 P.M.

Register   $15 PER PERSON

FULL MOON HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 6-99

Come out and see Great Bear under the full Buck moon’s glow! Hiking not only provides the physical relief of other exercise choices, but hiking in nature has been 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.

JUL 16 | TUE | 7–8 P.M.

Register   FREE


FIRST AID, CPR, AND AED

KUEHN C.C. | AGES: 16+

This classroom course trains in basic first aid, adult CPR, and AED skills to meet OSHA requirements. This is not the CPR-required course for healthcare providers such as EMTs, nursing, physicians, etc. American Safety and Health Institute two-year certification and student manual included. Participants should bring a lunch for the 30-minute lunch break period. Course presented by Heartstarters. Registration required.

AUG 3 | SAT | 8 A.M.–1 P.M.

Register   $65 PER PERSON

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

RIVERDALE 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 to keep your body cool on those hot and humid sunny days. Registration required.

AUG 12 | MON | 6-7 P.M. | FREE

Register   FREE

SWING DANCE IN THE PARK

TERRACE PARK BAND SHELL | AGES: 18+

Swing is pure American on the dance floor. With its fast turns and spins to music of the 40s, 50s, and beyond, everyone recognizes the fun of the Swing. Learn to dance the Swing in the fresh air setting of a park. There’s no better place to “play.” Registration required.

AUG 13 | TUE | 7–8 P.M.

Register   $15 PER PERSON

COOKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 18+

Come see and taste how easy and delicious it is to cook with essential oils! This is an amazing way to absorb the therapeutic benefit to support your immune system, complete a gentle detox, regulate hormones, or get the anti-inflammatory benefits your body needs. They are cost effective and flavor packed. Registration required

AUG 14 | WED | 6-7 P.M.

Register   FREE

NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 18+

School is just around the corner. This can be emotionally overwhelming for both parents and kids. We will discuss natural solutions to help support emotional highs and lows, allow your student to focus better, and boost their immune system. Registration required.

AUG 15 | THU | 6-7 P.M.

Register   FREE

HEALTHY HABITS

Healthy Habits

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 18+

We all know what’s good for us (or maybe not). The real question is how to incorporate it into our lives and make it stick. Advice will be provided for the do’s and don’ts for making better choices every day. Hands-on demonstrations are provided live. We’ll talk stretching, meditating, nutrition, and we’ll exercise the “how to” and “how to make it happen.” Please bring your own yoga mat. Registration required.

AUG 17 | SAT | 9–11 A.M.

Register   $16 PER PERSON

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!

JUN 3–AUG 5 | 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!

JUNE 4–AUG 6 | TUE | 1–5 P.M.

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 SFPR.

JUN 1–JUL 27 | SAT | 9 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   FREE

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER

A Wibit® is an inflatable water feature that can be used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! No registration required.

JUL 14 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M.
LAP LANES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE ACTION TOWER IS IN USE

Active swim pass or pay daily admission

LAZY 5K

DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

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 Big 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! Registration required.

JUL 19 | FRI | 7–9 P.M.
AUG 16 | FRI | 7–9 P.M.

Register   $10 PER PERSON

PARKS AND RECREATION: A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY

We know that parks and recreation isn’t always all fun and games, but this July, we want to celebrate everything that makes our field fun, joyful, and full of excitement! This year’s theme for Park and Recreation Month is Game On! So, start lacing up your fun shoes and get ready to get in the game this July. #GAMEONJULY

FREE

NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH

POP–UP PARK AT PHILLIPS AVENUE PLAZA—JULY 2019

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, in its third year, encourages outdoor active lifestyles in our lively downtown. #EXPLORECONNECTPLAY

FREE

READING INVASION

Join the flash mob for those who love to read. Siouxland Libraries and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be bringing reading invasions to several locations this summer for a gathering around books, community, and our parks. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, kids, friends, and something you love to read! No registration required.

JUL 7 | SUN | 7–8 P.M. | TERRACE PARK BANDSHELL
JUL 18 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | LEVITT SHELL
AUG 3 | SAT | 8–9 P.M. | FAWICK PARK

FREE

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.” No registration required. Activities include:
• 6–8 p.m. Youth art show and sale; kids’ carnival booths of skill and challenge throughout the park
• 7 p.m. Featured entertainment by Storyland Children’s Theatre

JUL 30 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE

FREE

4TH OF JULY BIKE DECORATING

SFPR OFFICE AT SIXTH & PHILLIPS | AGES: 6+

What better way to be involved with the Fourth of July celebrations than by having your very own decorated bike to ride in the parade! You bring the item, we will provide the decorations. Then, join us on July 4 and march in the Fourth of July parade. We will even store your decorated item until the day of the event. Stick around after the parade for all the fun festivities at Falls Park. Registration required.

JUL 3 | WED | 6–7:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PARTICIPANT

DIVE-IN MOVIES

LAUREL OAK AQUATIC CENTER | #912000

Our outdoor “swimming cinema” returns! All movies are free, but to be in the water you will need to have an air mattress. There will be seating on the deck for others. Games will start at 8 p.m. and show times will start at approximately 9 p.m. No registration required.

JUL 9 |TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
AUG 6 |TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | MOANA

FREE

HYDRANT BLOCK PARTY

#125001

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be coming to your neighborhood this summer to unleash the fun! Keep cool by enjoying water sprays while also playing games. Locations will be announced on social media. No registration required.

JUL 11 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
    BAKKER PARK 61ST STREET BETWEEN OAKLAND AND HOLBROOK

JUL 18 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
    HAYWARD PARK HOLBROOK AVENUE BETWEEN BLUEBIRD PLACE AND WREN PLACE 

JUL 25 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
    JEFFERSON PARK WEST 39TH STREET BETWEEN SOUTH LYNDALE AVNEUE AND SOUTH JEFFERSON AVENUE

AUG 1 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
    LINCOLN LOT N EUCLID AVENUE BETWEEN W 9TH ST AND W 8TH ST 

AUG 8 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
    WHITTIER PARK E 4TH ST BETWEEN N FAIRFAX AVE & N INDIANA AVE 

AUG 15 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
    LINWOOD PARK E 8TH STREET BETWEEN E WALKER WAY AND N SYCAMORE 

FREE

PARKING LOT PICASSOS

MEMORIAL PARK HOCKEY PEN

Chalk drawing contest for families. Join us at the Memorial Park hockey pen to have a fun afternoon with your family drawing and creating. Designs will be judged and small prizes will be awarded. Come and create your very own chalk masterpiece. No registration required.

JUL 14 | SUN | 1—3 P.M.

FREE

LUNCHTIME AT VAN EPS

VAN EPS PARK

Did you know eating outside is a natural mood booster? Join us for the lunch hour and boost your mood!! You can purchase a meal from a Leonardo’s Cafe while sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying entertainment and games. Description of food and price to be added. Weather permitting. No registration required.

JUL 19 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
AUG 23 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.

FREE, FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

KUEHN POOL

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. Registration required.

AUG 3 | SAT | 9 A.M. | BOAT CHECK-IN TIME
10 A.M. | RACE TIME

Register   FREE

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 FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

FREE