Youth

Youth activities hosted by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation are for kids ages 6 to 9. Never worry about trying to find a youth event again! Most of our events and programs are FREE! With activities like Youth Fishing, Youth Track and Field Clinics, Youth Triathlon Training, Basketball Skills Clinic, Storyland Theater Camp, and more, we have something to offer for your child! 

With five area community centers, multiple aquatics facilities, over 80 parks, nearly 30 miles of biking trails, and a team of experienced professionals, we are passionate about bringing you the best experiences for you and your family and friends!


PARENT AND ME PICKLEBALL CHALLENGE

TERRY REDLIN | AGES: 6–9

Join us for our Parent and Me Pickleball Challenge! Pickleball is a 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 bracket format challenge. This challenge is sure to bring the fun while you both enjoy one of the fastest growing sports! Teams will be given a one of a kind t-shirt! Registration required.

MAY 1 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $10 PER TEAM

Register    $5 PER PARTICIPANT


PLANT AND GROW

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 6–9

Come learn the secret behind how a plant grows. Children who garden have shown an increased level of responsibility, self-awareness, and a higher likelihood to eat healthy foods including fruits and vegetables. Participants will also decorate a flower pot and then plant their very own flower in it to take home. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and homemade treasures make the best gifts! Registration required.

MAY 2 | SUN | 1–2 P.M.

Register    $5 PER CHILD


 

STAR WARS SNACKS

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 6–9

May the 4th be with you! Are you a Star Wars fan? Your child will have a fun evening creating Yoda Soda, Chewbacca Chow, and Jabba Jigglers. By the end of the class, participants will have the knowledge and practice to make these tasty treats at home for their friends and family to enjoy. Registration required.

MAY 4 | TUE | 6–7:30 P.M.

Register    $10 PER CHILD


Geocaching

INTRO TO GEOCACHING HIKE

GREAT BEAR | AGES: 10+

Geocaching is a fun and exciting way to integrate technology into our outdoor pursuits. On this hike, you’ll embark on a scavenger hunt for a cache hidden by other geocachers. You will navigate the hike using a GPS unit. On this hike, you will learn how to operate a GPS unit, and you’ll have the opportunity to use it while hiding a cache to mark its location and to search for a hidden cache. Registration required.

MAY 20 | THU | 5:30–6:30 P.M. 

Register    $5 PER PARTICIPANT