Youth

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