Youth

Cross Country

KIDS’ CROSS-COUNTRY MEETS

MORNINGSIDE PARK |    AGES: 4–14

The Sioux Falls Area Running Club and Runner’s Block, along with SFPR, are hosting three kids’ cross-country meets this fall. The three-race cross-country series is for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. Registration begins at 4 p.m. with races beginning at 4:30 p.m.

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

FREE

 

YOUTH FITNESS OLYMPICS

KUEHN PARK |    AGES 6–10

Come try out our Youth Fitness Olympics. We will be testing 100m, 400m, long jump, high jump, and shot put (softball). A point system will be in place to proclaim the next Kuehn Fitness Olympic winner, and the winner and two runner-ups will take home a prize to show off their accomplishment! Participants will be competing in assigned age groups. Registration required.

SEP 7 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   $5 PER CHILD

 

ROAD RACES

SPENCER PARK |    AGES: 6+

Join the fun and competition of Monday night road races for all ages. Races will be 3,000 and 5,000 meters. They will follow the greenway recreation trail.

SEP 9–OCT 7 | MON | 6:30 P.M.

FREE

 

WERQ KIDS

#253001  AGES: 6–12

WERQ Kids is the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on kidfriendly versions of pop and hip-hop music. The warm-up previews the dance steps in class and the cooldown combines yoga-inspired static stretching and balance poses. No registration required.

SEP 27 | FRI | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | FREE | KENNY ANDERSON C.C.
OCT 11 | FRI | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | FREE | MORNINGSIDE C.C.
OCT 25 | FRI | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | FREE | OYATE C.C.
NOV 8 | FRI | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | FREE | MARICAR C.C.
NOV 22 | FRI | 3:30–4:30 P.M. | FREE | KUEHN C.C.

FREE

YOUTH KICKBALL

KUEHN SOFTBALL DIAMONDS | AGES: 6–12

Lace up your shoes one last time and head to the fields for this one day pickup kickball game. You’ll have a ball as you kick for the fences for an early afternoon of fun! No team necessary, as we’ll place participants onto teams for this pickup game format! Participants must wear closed toed shoes, no cleats. Registration required.

OCT 5 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE

Register   FREE

 

Archery

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

Register   FREE

YOUTH WHIRLYBALL

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Ever wonder what you get when you mix lacrosse with drivable scooters? Well, we have the modified version of it for you that will prove to be a blast! Come join us, as we will put you into two teams of up to five players where you will use scoops to try to toss a ball through elevated backboards at opposite ends of an enclosed court, all while driving indoor scooters! Registration required.

OCT 10 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD

FLOOR HOCKEY

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Floor hockey is played indoors using plastic sticks, a plastic puck, and tennis shoes. With no contact or ice, you can learn all the basics of hockey wearing your own two shoes! Registration required.

OCT 15 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD

Register   $5 PER CHILD

YOUTH FUTSAL

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Futsal is a fast-paced version of soccer with a couple of twists. One of the major differences is that Futsal is played indoors. The game is played 5 vs. 5 rather than a traditional 11 vs. 11 soccer match, giving everyone plenty of playing time to make a difference! Futsal also utilizes a special weighted indoor ball to ensure maximum control. Join us for some fun! Don’t worry about teams, we’ll figure that out for you! Registration required

OCT 19 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD

YOUTH PICKLEBALL

TERRY REDLIN ELEMENTARY | AGES: 6–9

Pickleball is a fun paddle sport, designed for all ages and skill levels. With simple rules and elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, the game is easy for beginners but quick and competitive for more experienced players. Join us for a Saturday of pickleball and put your skills to the test in this pickup game format! Registration required.

NOV 9 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | FREE

Register   FREE

DOGGIE DIY

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 7+

Homemade dog treats are not only enjoyable, simple, and economical to make, they can be very beneficial to your beloved pet’s health. Unlike store-bought treats, you know exactly what your pet is eating when you make your own treats. Participants will create two different doggie treats as well as a dog-themed craft to take home. Registration required.

NOV 14 | THU | 7–8 P.M.

Register   $8 PER PERSON

Marshmallow Launchers

MARSHMALLOW LAUNCHERS

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. |   AGES: 6–12

Come and make your own marshmallow launcher and you will have endless fun knocking down turkeys and thanksgiving feasts! We will start by making and decorating a launcher and finish with using your launcher to make the marshmallows fly! Registration required.

NOV 27 | WED | 6:30–8 P.M.

Register   $10 PER PERSON

THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 7+

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. Registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.

DEC 28 | SAT | 1 P.M. | BOAT CHECK-IN TIME |
                           2 P.M. | RACE TIME

Register  

 

INDOOR SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION

FALL SESSION | SEP 23–OCT 26

Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 10, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, September 17. You also have the opportunity to sign up on the first day of swimming lessons if openings for lessons are still available. Indoor Swimming Lessons are $45 per session. For specifics on levels, schedules, etc., visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/swimming-lessons

 

TO REGISTER FOR INDOOR SWIMMING LESSONS, VISIT register.siouxfallsparks.org