Outdoor Recreation

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.

JUN 18 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON 
JUL 16 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON
AUG 6 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON

FREE
  

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

 

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.

Np registration required.

AUG 10 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

FREE

 

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.

Register   FREE

 

WILDLIFE WONDERS

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 2–5

Variety is the spice of life in this fun-filled class for 2–5 year olds and their parents. Wildlife-themed crafts, games, and painting will keep you and your toddler busy while helping your child to develop social and motor skills while expressing their creative ability. Please dress in messfriendly clothes. Parent participation required. Registration required.

OCT 7 | MON | 10–11 A.M.
OCT 7 | MON | 6–7 P.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD

 

COLORS OF FALL

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 2–5

Take a hike on the trails at Arrowhead Park searching high and low for all the colors of nature this fall season. Little ones and their parents will learn about nature together through stories, a nature walk, and take home a fall-themed craft. Registration required.

OCT 19 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER PERSON

Register   $5 PER PERSON

INDOOR ARCHERY

AGES: 6–12

Come join South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we learn all the basics of archery while using compound bows. From proper technique and stance, to fun shooting challenges, the whole family will enjoy a night of indoor shooting fun together! Registration required.

OCT 10 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.
OCT 24 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | OYATE C.C.

Register   FREE

 

TERRARIUM BUILDING

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 18+

Back by popular demand, so register early! With long winter days around the corner, what better way to exercise your green thumb than to build a terrarium? Terrariums add green to an indoor space, have been shown to increase indoor air quality, reduce stress, and increase workplace productivity. All supplies will be provided. Registration required.

NOV 12 | TUE | 7–8:30 P.M. 

Register   $16 PER PERSON

 

SUNSET FISHING

COVELL LAKE AT TERRACE PARK | ALL AGES

Whether you already enjoy fishing or would like to learn how to fish, this program is for you! Fishing is a great way to relieve stress while spending time outdoors. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will provide all of the necessary equipment for you and your family to have an enjoyable evening of fishing. Poles and bait will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Individuals 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. No registration required.

OCT 1 | TUE | 5:30–6:30 P.M. 
OCT 15 | TUE | 5:30–6:30 P.M 

Register   FREE

 

FULL MOON HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 6+

Come out and see Great Bear under the full 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 and bring a flashlight. Limited flashlights will be available to borrow. Registration required.

OCT 15 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.

Register   FREE

 

GLOW HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 6+

Hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. This adventurous night hike is recommended for participants ages 6 and up that are able to hike at least one mile on sometimes uneven terrain. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Glow sticks will be provided, but a flashlight or headlamp is recommended. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Registration required.

OCT 29 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.E

Register   FREE