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JULY Every year, Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation joins communities around the country to celebrate. Join us this July by enjoying our parks and open spaces, the recreation trail, our facilities, our programs, and events. The Phillips Plaza Pop-Up Park and the Independence Day Celebration are just a few ways for you to participate in the fun! To learn more about other National Park and Recreation Month programming features, sign up for our eNewsletter or click on the QR code.
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MISSION | VISION | VALUES Mission: To enhance the quality of life by providing safe and enjoyable experiences through people, programs, places, and partnerships. Vision: To provide a comprehensive mix of highquality parks and recreation programs, facilities, and services that contribute to a quality of life that is unparalleled in the region. Core Values: Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation is committed to this set of Core Values. These are our highest priorities, deeply held beliefs, and core fundamental driving forces. Adopting these values guides us in sustaining a thriving parks and recreation system for our community.
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KENNY ANDERSON COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6924 3701 East Third Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Engagement — We promote a culture of interactive participation and authentic, respectful communication. Collaboration — We believe in cultivating partnerships to maximize the quality of the parks and recreation system. Resilience — We accomplish our goals by developing a resilient, committed workforce that can adapt and thrive. Continuous Improvement — We focus on innovation to continuously improve our programs, facilities and services. Excellence — We are passionate about the delivery of exceptional experiences in every aspect of our work to fulfill our mission and vision. CAPRA accreditation is a
KUEHN COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6926
2801 South Valley View Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
MARICAR COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6928
400 North Valley View Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
MORNINGSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6930
2400 South Bahnson Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
OYATE COMMUNITY CENTER | 605-978-6932
2421 West 15th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
SIOUXFALLS.ORG/PARKS/AQUATICS *Closed 7/4
DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
301 South Fairfax Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
FRANK OLSON POOL
4101 East 16th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
2309 Kuehn Park Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
3401 East 49th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
MCKENNAN WADING POOL
1500 South Third Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER
1601 South Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
PIONEER SPRAY PARK
Pine Street and Jessica Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
TERRACE PARK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
1001 West Madison Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
is a measure of an agency’s overall
AQUATIC FACILITIES DAILY ADMISSION RATES
quality of operation, management,
Under 2: FREE
distinguished mark of excellence for park and recreation agencies and
and service to the community. The National Recreation and Park Association research team
Ages 2-17: $5
estimates that there are approximately 14,000 parks and
Ages 18-54: $6
recreation agencies nationwide, of which 1 percent have
Ages 55+: $5
earned national accreditation. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation
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is proud to be one of these elite agencies since 2010.
TODDLER/PRESCHOOL AGES 2–5
TRAVELING STORYTIME FREE
MAY 10 | TUE | 10 A.M. | MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL | FREE JUN 14 | TUE | 10 A.M. | QUEEN BEE MILL | FREE JUL 12 | TUE | 10 A.M. | LEVITT SHELL | FREE AUG 9 | TUE | 10 A.M. | MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL | FREE
JUN 11 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD
AGES: 2–5 Explore our community with stories, movement, and music. Children will enjoy songs and a story read by staff from Siouxland Libraries while enjoying the outdoors. No registration required.
TUTHILL PARK AGES: 2–3 Looking for an exciting morning catching insects, discovering tracks, smelling flowers, looking at birds through binoculars, and just being outside with your kids? Join us for our Nature Explorers program! We will experience all nature has to offer on the trails of Tuthill Park. Parent participation required. Registration required.
TOT LOT FREE
AGES: 2–5 Tot Lot is the cool place to be for all toddlers/ preschoolers. Bring your adult and see what you can do together for fun. Our activities include free play combined with simple crafts and games to get you moving. This program is not intended as a child care program. We will be closed Monday, July 4.
MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER® AGES: 2–5 Tot Time is designed for toddlers and other little tikes, 6 years and younger, who may not be comfortable with the interactive play features. During Tot Time, the interactive play features will not be operational. We will be closed Monday, July 4. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.
JUN 1–SEP 2 | MON–FRI | 5:30–10:30 A.M.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY FREE SCAVENGER HUNT
GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK AGES: 4–5 June 5 is World Environment Day! Spending the day learning how to protect our environment can influence children in many positive ways. Some of which include restoring children’s attention, relieving stress, and increasing physical fitness! Bring your kids out for an inspiring nature scavenger hunt. We will explore many of the wonders found within nature and more! Parent participation required. Registration required.
JUN 13–JUL 27 | MON/WED | 9–11 A.M. | LAUREL OAK PARK | FREE JUN 14–JUL 28 | TUE/THU | 9–11 A.M. | SPELLERBERG PARK | FREE
BOOK WALK FREE
MCKENNAN PARK AGES: 2–5 Lay out your blanket to reserve your spot for Storyland Children’s Theater and then join Siouxland Libraries as you walk a path through the park. The park will be lined with pages from a story. When finished, head back to your spot in front of the McKennan Park Bandshell to watch the theater performance, which will begin at 10 a.m. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the Summer Reading Program and visit the Siouxland Libraries Bookmobile. No registration required.
JUN 16 | THU | 9:30–11:15 A.M. | FREE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES ON EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND NEWS, FOLLOW OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS AND SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER! SIGN UP HERE:
JUN 5 | SUN | 2–3 P.M. | FREE
STORM DANCE CLINIC FREE
JUN 20 | MON | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 21 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | PIONEER PARK | $5 PER CHILD AUG 10 | WED | 10:15–11:15 A.M. | MARION PARK | $5 PER CHILD
STRIDER BIKE SERIES FREE
RIVERDALE PARK AGES: 4–5 Hey Storm fans—Do you ever wish you could dance and cheer with a professional cheerleader? This is your chance! The Sioux Falls Storm Lightning Girls will teach you fun cheerleading and dance moves. Registration required.
LEGACY PARK AGES: 4–5 Streams provide countless benefits to humans, plants, and animals. Come out and learn all about our streams right here in Sioux Falls and how we can protect them! Discover unique microscopic aquatic insects that allow us to determine the quality of our streams. We will be near the stream; please wear appropriate shoes! Parent participation required. Registration required.
AGES: 2–3 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. Registration required.
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 2, 9, 16 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
JUL 6 | WED | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD
TUTHILL PARK GARDEN AGES: 2–5 Calling all princesses! Join us for a royal party in a fairytale land. All princesses will enjoy dining on snacks, creating crafts fit for a royal, and participating in other regal activities. We ask that you wear your best royal attire and prepare for a magical time. Registration required.
JUL 17 | SUN | 1–2:30 P.M. | $10 PER CHILD
AGES: 4–5 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. Registration required.
JUL 19 | TUE | 10:15–11:15 A.M. | BAKKER PARK | $5 PER CHILD AUG 4 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | LACEY PARK | $5 PER CHILD
I CAN FISH!
TERRACE PARK WEST SHELTER AGES: 2–5 Fishing is a great way for a child to form a connection with nature while exercising essential motor skills. After reading a short fish story and crafting a unique fish bracelet, participants will learn how to fish at Covell Lake! All equipment will be provided. Parent participation required. Registration required.
AUG 20 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER CHILD
YOUTH AGES 6–12
JUMBO SAND VOLLEYBALL FREE
TRACK AND FIELD CLINICS FREE
HOWARD WOOD FIELD AGES: 5–11 The clinics will specialize in sprints, starts, and jumps. You may participate for one day or all three days. This is a great way to sharpen your skills in track and field. No registration required.
JUN 1, 8, 15 | WED | 1:30–2:30 P.M. | FREE
SUMMER DEVELOPMENTAL TRACK MEETS FREE HOWARD WOOD FIELD AGES: 2–19 Co-sponsored by First PREMIER Bank and BankCard. Children of all ages can participate in numerous track and field events. It’s a fun way to participate with others and test out your track skills. Field events begin at 5:45 p.m. and running events begin at 6 p.m. Registration will begin on site at 5 p.m.
CHERRY ROCK PARK AGES: 6–9 Ever wondered what a beach ball, ten times the size of a normal beach ball, looks like? Come join us and find out! With the element of the jumbo sand volleyball, this will take even more teamwork and communication skills to get it over the net and score on the opponent! No need to bring a team, we will play a pickup game format! Registration required.
JUN 11 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | FREE
YOUTH FISHING FREE
TERRACE PARK WEST SHELTER AGES: 6–9 Did you know a healthy dose of nature could be good for your overall health and well-being? Fishing is an excellent way to improve cognitive ability while positively affecting your mood and sense of overall happiness! These qualities set children up for a life of success. We will provide the bait and fishing poles on a first-come, first-served basis! Registration required.
JUN 13 | MON | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE JUL 11 | MON | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE AUG 8 | MON | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE
JUN 1, 8, 15, 22 | WED | 5 P.M. | FREE
SUPERVISED PLAYGROUND PROGRAM FREE
AGES: 7–12 Starting in 1944 and still going strong! This free dropin program designed for 7–12 year olds is a wonderful place to be a kid. We are a “low-tech, high fun,” weatherdependent program. We will be closed Monday, July 4.
MON–FRI | JUNE 6–AUGUST 5 9–10:30 A.M.
11 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
ALL ABOUT BUGS
AGES: 6–9 Bugs are everywhere and they are actually extremely important to our ecosystem! Join us for an insect hunt in the park. Kids will search for hidden bugs and even build their own bug hotel to take home! Registration required.
JUN 14 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | PASLEY PARK | $5 PER PARTICIPANT JUN 15 | WED | 6–7 P.M. | GALWAY PARK | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
STORM DANCE CLINIC FREE
CHERRY ROCK PARK AGES: 6–9 Hey Storm fans—Do you ever wish you could dance and cheer with a professional cheerleader? This is your chance! The Sioux Falls Storm Lightning Girls will teach you fun cheerleading and dance moves. Registration required.
JUN 22 | WED | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
KIDS' NITE IN THE PARK FREE
MCKENNAN PARK AGES: 6–9 Come and experience the beauty of McKennan Park while your kids have some fun. 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:
• 7 p.m.: Featured entertainment by Storyland Children’s Theatre
JUN 28 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE JUL 26 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE
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.
JUN 28 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE JUL 26 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE
LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 4–18 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-toinstructor ratio for a 30-minute lesson. First-come, firstserved. Register by June 24 by calling Ruben at 605-3677665. For additional questions, please call Carole Wolf, instructor, at 605-261-5716. Registration required.
JUL 5–JUL 28 | TUE, THU | 1–3:30 P.M. | FREE
• 6–8 p.m.: Kids’ art show and sale; kids’ carnival booths of skill and challenge throughout the park
KIDS' ART SHOW & SALE FREE
ADAPTIVE AQUATICS—ADAPTIVE FREE ENCOURAGED FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
LEVITT SHELL AGES: 6–12 Generation POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness, and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive activities, students will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity, and ROCK OUT—ultimately building strength, confidence, and self-awareness. This class is led by POUND PRO Chelsie Lind. Registration required.
JUL 6–AUG 17 | WED | 9–10 A.M. | $60 PER SERIES
MEMORIAL HOCKEY PEN AGES: 6–9 Dodgeball but with a twist! This game puts a new twist to the beloved game of dodgeball! Crossover dodgeball rules consist of eliminating the rule of having to sit out when you get hit. Instead when you get hit, you are still in—for the other team! The side that ends with everyone on that side wins! Registration required.
JUL 12 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | FREE
LEGACY PARK AGES: 6–9 Streams provide countless benefits to humans, plants, and animals. Come out and learn all about our streams right here in Sioux Falls and how we can protect them! Discover unique microscopic aquatic insects that allow us to determine the quality of our streams. We will be near the stream; please wear appropriate shoes! Parent participation required. Registration required.
JUL 13 | WED | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
YOUTH OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL FREE
MEMORIAL PARK AGES: 6–9 That’s right! Pickleball outside! Calling all beginners or experienced youth of the game to join us at Memorial Park for some Pickleball. Pickleball is a fun paddle sport, designed for all ages and skill levels. With simple rules and elements of tennis, badminton, and pingpong, the game is easy for beginners but quick and competitive for more experienced players. Join us for a Thursday of Pickleball and put your skills to the test in this pickup game format! No registration required.
JUL 14 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | FREE
STORYLAND THEATER CAMP
ARROWHEAD PARK AGES: 6–9 Have you ever wondered how a bird makes their nest, how turtles get warm, or how bees communicate? We will transform ourselves into different animals to learn about their unique adaptations and how they perform different daily activities as we search for them throughout our parks! Registration required.
JUL 25 | MON | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
GIRLS' BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC
KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 6–9 Improve your basketball skills over the summer at our two-day skills clinic. Work on dribbling, passing, and shooting with daily drills. We will end each day with contests. Leave with things you can continue working on to make you a better player next season. Registration required.
AUG 15–16 | MON–TUE | 9:30–10:30 A.M. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT
BOYS' BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC
MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL AGES: 8–12 You’ve seen us up on the bandshell stage at McKennan Park. Now it’s your turn to come on up and be in the show! Grow your theater skills and work with 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 showcase your talent in a final performance Thursday evening at 7 in the park. Registration required.
KENNY ANDERSON C.C. AGES: 6–9 Improve your basketball skills over the summer at our two-day skills camp. Work on dribbling, passing, and shooting with daily drills. We will end each day with contests. Leave with things you can continue working on to make you a better player next season. Registration required.
JUL 18–21 | MON–THU | 1–5 P.M. | $50 PER PARTICIPANT
AUG 15–16 | MON–TUE | 11 A.M.–12 NOON | $10 PER PARTICIPANT
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TEEN/TWEEN AGES 10–17
4-SQUARE VOLLEYBALL FREE
AGES: 10–12 Let’s get outside and play a new game! 4-square volleyball is played like traditional volleyball but on four connected courts. Object is similar to 4-square in that the team or individual with the least amount of points wins. This activity combines the ever popular 4-square with a game that others enjoy—volleyball. Join us for some fun! Registration required.
JUN 9 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | MELDRUM PARK | FREE JUL 9 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | BAKKER PARK | FREE
JUN 6–AUG 12 | MON, TUE, THU, FRI | 11 A.M.–12:50 P.M. DRAKE SPRINGS JUN 8–AUG 10 | WED | 11 A.M.–12:15 P.M. | DRAKE SPRINGS JUN 6–AUG 12** | MON–FRI | 5–6:30 P.M. | FRANK OLSON **FAMILY SWIM WILL BE HELD AT THE SAME TIME AUG 8–19 | MON–FRI | 11 A.M.–12:50 P.M. | DRAKE SPRINGS
TOMAR PARK AGES: 10–12 Backpacking helps tweens develop important transferable skills including good communication, leadership, trust, and teamwork! While learning the key concepts to a safe and fun backpacking trip, we will hike the trails utilizing our senses and field observation skills. Registration required.
JUL 20 | WED | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PARTICIPANT
RIVERDALE PARK AGES: 10–12 That’s right! Pickleball outside! Calling all beginners or experienced tweens of the game to join us at Riverdale Park for some Pickleball. 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! No registration required.
AGES: 13+ This is an independent workout allowing the participant the freedom to work out at their own pace in the pool. No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.
JUN 25 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
ARROWHEAD PARK AGES: 10–12 Pond ecosystems are filled with life! Let’s explore the many animals that call ponds their home. We will observe life within this exciting habitat through sensory activities, hands-on activities, and we will keep a journal of our findings. Registration required.
TWEEN OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL FREE
LAP SWIMMING/WATER WALKING FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
TWEEN TREK: BACKPACKING 101
JUL 30 | SAT | 11 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE
CAMPING 101 FOR TEENS
GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK AGES: 13–17 Camping is an amazing way to gain respect for nature while learning about teamwork and getting necessary exercise. Teens will learn the basics of camping while developing new practical skills to use in their future. Registration required. Dress comfortably for the outdoors. Registration required.
AUG 4 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
FRED DAWLEY PARK AGES: 10–12 In recognition of National Friendship Day, we will gather to make friendship bracelets for those special people in your lives. Grab your bestie and join us for an afternoon of fun and friendship. Each child will leave with at least the start of two friendship bracelets in various patterns. Registration required.
AUG 7 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT siouxfalls.org/parks
ADULT AGES 18+
WARM WATER: AQUA FIT
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Float your fitness with this fun water workout that will challenge core muscles and balance. This mat floats on top of the water and allows you to get a full body workout on an unstable surface. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time to allow time to get on and acclimated to your board. Active wear over your swimwear recommended. Classes will take place in the Sanford Health 50 Meter Pool. Be ready to get wet! Registration required.
MAY 8 – JUN 26 | SUN | 4-4:45 P.M. | $30 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 5/15, 5/29
GOOD MORNING YOGA
SPELLERBERG PARK AGES: 18+ Lose the “I slept wrong” stiffness and soreness. Clear the morning fog and grogginess. Join us Mondays and Wednesdays for a series of smooth morning stretches and flows that get you feeling good and ready to sail through your day! No previous yoga experience necessary. We’ll start easy and easily progress to some slightly more challenging sequences. Start your day relaxed and focused. Class will be held outdoors when weather permits to catch those summer rays; we’ll move it inside to the Midco® Aquatic Center when we need to! Registration required.
MAY 23–JUN 27 | MON, WED | 8–9 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 5/30
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ This warm water fitness class is sure to keep you on your toes! We will engage your entire body using the water and equipment for resistance. This is YOUR workout, so it can be light to high intensity depending on what you are looking for. The instructor is here to push you and guide you, but know that YOU are ultimately in control of your moves. We will use noodles, fans, gloves, and other equipment to keep the class fun and engaging. Registration required.
MAY 25–JUN 22 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 5/30 MAY 25–JUN 22 | MON, WED | 10–10:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 5/30 MAY 31–JUN 30 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES MAY 31–JUN 30 | TUE, THU | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES JUN 27–AUG 1 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 7/4 JUN 27–AUG 1 | MON, WED | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 7/4 JUL 5–AUG 4 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES JUL 5–AUG 4 | TUE, THU | 10–10:45 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES
DEEP WATER: AQUA FIT
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ This deep water fitness class is meant to be highintensity! Don’t let the deep water be a fear, everyone will be wearing a flotation belt during class. This is a fun and challenging class that is full of cardio, muscular, and respiratory endurance. You may use flippers, kickboards, gloves, noodles, and other equipment during class. You are sure to sweat, but you don’t need to get your hair wet! Registration required.
MAY 25–JUL 27 | WED | 5:45–6:30 P.M. | $45 PER SERIES MAY 31–JUN 30 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $45 PER SERIES JUL 5–JULY 28 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES
FOR INFORMATION ON AQUATICS CLASSES AND EVENTS AT MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER, VISIT
YOGA IN THE PARK
AGES: 18+ TERRACE PARK 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. No registration required.
MAY 28 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | FRONTIER WELLNESS JUN 11 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | SARAH BRUXVOORT YOGA & RETREATS JUN 25 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | SANFORD WELLNESS JUL 9 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | BARRE3 JUL 23 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | AMT HOT TRAINING STUDIO AUG 6 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | AMT HOT TRAINING STUDIO AUG 20 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | SANFORD WELLNESS SEP 3 | SAT | 8–9 A.M. | FREE | BARRE3
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. Join us for the socialization and the chance to meet new people as we enjoy nature, the fresh air, and playing this fast-paced dice game. Registration required.
JUN 8 | WED | 6–8 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | FREE JUL 13 | WED | 6–8 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | FREE AUG 10 | WED | 6–8 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | FREE
HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWL MEDITATION
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Spin your wheels in the water! We’re talking about cycling on a water bike. This music-driven cardio ride will be sure to challenge you as we incorporate upper body strength training for a total body workout. Water shoes or socks recommended. Registration required.
JUN 1–JUN 24 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES JUN 29–JUL 29 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | $35 PER SERIES *NO CLASS 7/8
YOGA NIDRA WITH HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWLS
MORNINGSIDE C.C. AGES: 18+ Enjoy an hour of guided sound meditation with the Himalayan singing bowls. Lay on a mat and listen as a text (Nidra) is read, bringing you to an awareness of your body, breath, and mind while the sounds of the bowls wash over you, melting away stress and tension. The bowl meditation is led by our singing bowl specialist Deb Yoder, and the Nidra is read by our yoga instructor, Teresa Hoien. Registration required. Bring a mat to lay on for your comfort. Registration required.
JUN 4 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. | $15 PER PARTICIPANT JUN 8 | WED | 7–8 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | $15 PER PARTICIPANT
AGES: 18+ The Himalayan singing bowls are used as a relaxation meditation. They soothe the body and mind using sound and vibration through a process called entrainment. As the bowls are played, the energy of the body comes to a resting state; the mind drifts and the physical body releases tension, stress, and anxiety. This class is led by our singing bowl specialist Deb Yoder. Bring a mat to lay on for your comfort. Registration required.
JUN 9 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 7 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 14 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 28 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | TERRACE PARK–JAPANESE GARDENS $10 PER PARTICIPANT AUG 11 | THU | 7–8 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. $10 PER PARTICIPANT
BINGO + ESSENTIAL OILS FREE
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Come to learn about essential oils while playing BINGO! You’ll learn about some of the top products, hear powerful testimonies, and have a chance to win some oily prizes! This class is led by Essential Oils specialist Emily Paulsen. Registration required.
JUN 14 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
MEAL PREP 101 FREE
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ Meal planning made easy. There are several benefits to planning your meals ahead of time—saving time is one that many appreciate most! Filling your week with foods that fuel your body and having a plan to get them on the table doesn’t have to feel like a daunting task. The following meal planning tips will help break down this process so that you can feel confident to stay on track with your goals for the week. This class is in partnership with Sanford Profile. Registration required.
JUNE 14 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
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.
JUN 15–AUG 3 | WED | 12–12:45 P.M. | $35 PER SERIES
AQUA FITNESS FREE
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 15–AUG 3 | WED | 12:15–12:45 P.M. | FREE
LOW IMPACT ARTHRITIS AQUATICS
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ This recreational group exercise class emphasizes flexibility, muscle strength, cardiovascular, balance and coordination activities. We also work to reduce arthritis joint pain and stiffness, accommodating participants of different abilities by regulating progression from low to moderate intensity. Resistance equipment is used to help build strength and endurance. Class will be held in the warm water pool. Registration required.
4TH OF JULY CRAFTING
FRANK OLSON PARK AGES: 18+ Do you need some new decorations for the 4th of July? Join Parks and Recreation for a fun afternoon of crafting. We will be using mason jars and wine bottles to create some great treasures for you to display at your Independence Day celebration this year. Registration required.
JUN 19 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT
SUMMER SOLSTICE FREE
GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK AGES: 18+ Salute the sun and join in on this class in partnership with Sanford Health for South Dakota’s second citywide celebration of the International Day of Yoga! The Summer Solstice (June 21), designated the Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, has been celebrated around the world since 2015 with the completion of 108 Sun Salutations. We will be using several different versions of Sun Salutations to ease the repetition and dividing the time, so you can join in and take breaks as needed. Want to try for all 108? Start small, and add salutations in increments . . . as if you were training for a marathon! We will start at 7:30 p.m. and plan to finish just as the sun sets over Sioux Falls. Registration required.
JUN 21 | TUE | 7:30–9:30 P.M. | FREE
YOGA AT THE LEVITT FREE
LEVITT SHELL AGES: 16+ Come celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month with yoga at one of our new and exciting sites in town. Join us for a relaxing yoga session where all ages and levels are welcome. Each session will be led by a different yoga partner in town. Weather permitting. No registration required.
JUL 6 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | FREE | BARRE3 JUL 13 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | FREE | SANFORD WELLNESS JUL 20 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | FREE | SARAH BRUXVOORT YOGA & RETREATS JUL 27 | WED | 6–6:45 P.M. | FREE | AMT HOT TRAINING STUDIO
JUN 17–AUG 12 | FRI | 10–10:45 A.M. | $35 PER PERSON *NO CLASS 7/1 SUMMER 2022
DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ 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 twoperson or four-person relay. Open to first 100 registrants. Register early for a T-shirt! Registration required.
JUL 7 | THU | 7–9 P.M. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 21 | THU | 7–9 P.M. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT AUG 2 | TUE | 7–9 P.M. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CAR AND FREE OUTDOOR TRAVEL
RIVERDALE PARK SHELTER AGES: 18+ Road trips are the best . . . unless you don’t travel well. Learn about the best essential oils to bring with for those nauseous feelings, energy slumps on the road, and to promote a peaceful aroma for kids to sleep. We’ll also talk about the best oils for soothing a sunburn, making an insect repellent, and a bite stick to relieve those scratchy bumps. This class is led by Essential Oils specialist Emily Paulsen. Registration required.
JUL 12 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
HIKE + YOGA WITH DAKOTAH YOGA
POUND ROCKOUT WORKOUT
AGES: 16+ Channel your inner rock star with this cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious, and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up, and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Get excited! Registration required.
JUL 9 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 16 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | LEVITT SHELL | $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 23 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | LEVITT SHELL | $10 PER PARTICIPANT JUL 30 | SAT | 9–10 A.M. | LEVITT SHELL | $10 PER PARTICIPANT
GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK AGES: 18+ Take your yoga practice to the trails! Hike + Yoga is an hour and a half hiking and yoga experience created to help you connect with nature, community, and your inner self. We will carry our items with us as we adventure onto the trails to find a serene place to lay our mats. Come expecting a yoga flow for all levels in the midst of nature to complement our hiking experience. Trail is of moderate difficulty, so sturdy tennis shoes or boots are recommended. THINGS TO BRING: A backpack with water, sunscreen, bug spray, and a towel/ mat to practice on. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early to check in as we will head out on the trails promptly at 9 a.m. Registration required.
JUL 30 | SAT | 9–10:30 A.M. | $15 PER PARTICIPANT
ATHLETES AND OILS FREE
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 18+ From yoga to running/cycling to weight lifting . . . there’s an oil for that! Come and learn my favorite ways to support muscle recovery and soreness, increase energy and stamina, create the most zen savasana, and my favorite oil to use before a workout to help increase oxygen intake. This class is led by Essential Oils specialist Emily Paulsen. Registration required.
AUG 9 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
SPENCER PARK AGES: 18+ Do you love playing volleyball and you’re passionate about soccer too, why not try both? Introducing for the first time to Sioux Falls, our newest sport, Footvolley. This “samba” filled sport was created in Brazil and mixes multiple aspects from both volleyball and soccer. Footvolley combines field rules that are based on those of beach volleyball while having ball-touch rules used in soccer. Essentially, footvolley is beach volleyball except players are not allowed to use their hands, and a football replaces the volleyball. Come try out this perfect combination of summer sand volleyball and all the skills of soccer in this pickup format. Registration required.
AUG 10 | WED | 6–7:30 P.M. | FREE
ARE YOU LOOKING TO
VOLUNTEER AS A GROUP OR COMPANY?
ART & BEAUTY OF VINYL MUSIC
MARICAR C.C. AGES: 18+ August 12 is National Vinyl Record Day! Vinyl records are overtaking the world once again. Listening to music on vinyl is believed to have a rich sound that soothes the soul. Come out and enjoy the relaxing reverberations of vinyl music while creating a gorgeous DIY dream catcher made from old inoperative records! Registration required.
VISIT siouxfalls.org/parkvolunteer MINIMUM AGE TO VOLUNTEER IS 13. VOLUNTEERS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT THAT IS AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD.
AUG 12 | FRI | 6–7 P.M. | $8 PER PARTICIPANT
SENIOR AGES 55+
MORNINGSIDE C.C. Track and field, golf, bowling, pickleball, and many more activities designed just for seniors are open for participation. Join your friends for fun, competition, and fellowship during the most active days of the summer. Local competition leads to state and national games. The games also have groups for ages 40–44 and 45–50. Information and Registration: Brochure available at www.siouxfalls.org/senior–games or call 978–6927 for details. Early Registration Deadline: 5 p.m., Friday, May 13 Fee: $10 for early registration; $15 after May 13. Bowling and golfing have additional fees that are payable at time of event.
SOCIAL SATURDAYS FOR SENIORS
DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 55+ Join us on select Saturdays to socialize and exercise! This opportunity at Drake Springs will not only exercise your body, but your mind too! From 10–11 a.m. we will have an organized fitness class, and from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. you are free to enjoy the current channel or lap swim. No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.
JUN 25 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON JUL 16 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON AUG 6 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON
JUN 2 | THU | 4–7 P.M. JUN 3 | FRI | 8 A.M.–7 P.M. JUN 4 | SAT | 8 A.M.–5 P.M
A MATTER OF BALANCE
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: 50+ Join us and Sanford Health on this award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. During this class you will learn: how to set goals for increasing activity, reduce fall risks at home, exercise to increase strength and balance, and how to safely get up if you fall. We recommend this program to anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength as well as anyone that has restricted their activities because of falling concerns. Registration required.
JUN 6–AUG 1 | MON | 1:30–3:30 P.M. | FREE *NO CLASS 7/4
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT COMMUNITY CENTERS AND OPEN GYMS, VISIT siouxfalls.org/community-centers
BIRDING WALK FREE
GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK AGES: 55+ Birds are a piece of nature that are always around us. Through every season, in your backyard, at the lake, or even in the city, birds are all around you. If you have always wanted to learn more about the birds that you see every day, join us on our walk and you can learn how to spot and identify these flying creatures. On our walk, you can take in all that nature has to offer while enjoying the sights and sounds of some of South Dakota’s wildlife. Registration required.
JUL 18 | MON | 5:30–6:30 P.M. | FREE
ALL AGES MOBILE RECREATION UNIT
ALL AGES Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation’s Mobile Recreation Unit provides free activities for the young and young at heart of Sioux Falls. Operating year-round, teams of trained Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation staff travel throughout the city of Sioux Falls to provide structured activities for all ages. The Mobile Recreation Unit is stocked with a variety of activities such as yard games, balls, crafts, a gaga pit, and more. For more information, including a list of dates, times, and locations, visit https://siouxfalls.org/parks/mobilerecreation-unit.
AN OAK TREE'S 100TH YEAR FREE
MCKENNAN PARK ALL AGES 100 years ago, the History Club of Sioux Falls planted an oak tree in McKennan Park to commemorate those who served in WWI and that tree still stands today providing shade to everyone who enjoys the park. Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation along with the History Club of Sioux Falls invites guests to celebrate this magnificent oak tree’s 100 years in the park by enjoying light refreshments while speaking with members of the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation’s Forestry team, members of the History Club of Sioux Falls, as well as a WWI reenactor. A short presentation will take place at 2 p.m. under the shade of the oak tree that has been gracing the park since 1922. No registration required.
MAY 15 | SUN | 1:30–3 P.M. | FREE
ALL AGES Did you ever dream about walking on water? With our new Wibit® Wiggle Bridge, you can—if you are able to keep your balance! The Wiggle Bridge will be making stops at two different pools this summer. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.
JUN 6–JUL 1 | 6:30–8 P.M. | FRANK OLSON POOL JUL 5–JUL 29 | 6:30–8 P.M. | KUEHN POOL
AFTERNOON OPEN REC
ALL AGES Beat the heat by joining us inside for some fun! Burn some energy in our large gyms over a game of basketball or other open play. Enjoy our game rooms filled with board games, toys, pool table, air hockey, foosball, and more. Surf the web on our public computers. All ages are welcome; individuals 6 years and younger must be supervised by someone 16 years or older. No registration required. We will be closed Monday, July 4.
JUN 6–AUG 5 | MON–FRI | 1–5 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | FREE JUN 6–AUG 5 | MON–FRI | 1–5 P.M. | MARICAR C.C. | FREE JUN 6–AUG 5 | MON–FRI | 1–5 P.M. | OYATE C.C. | FREE
ROAD RACES FREE
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. No registration required.
JUN 6, 13, 20, 27 | MON | 6:30 P.M. | FREE
INTRO TO ARCHERY FREE
GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK OUTDOOR ARCHERY RANGE ALL AGES Interested in trying archery for the first time? Come out to the Great Bear Archery Range and give it a shot! Our trained Recreation Program Specialist will be present to help make this a great first-time experience for you. Registry required.
JUN 8 | WED | 6-7 P.M. | FREE JUL 13 | WED | 6-7 P.M. | FREE AUG 10 | WED | 6-7 P.M. | FREE
ALL AGES CONTINUED
SPENCER PARK ALL AGES Let your dog’s inner artist shine! Come out to this outdoor class where your dog will get a healthy treat and you will get a long-lasting memory of your pup. Dogs will use their tongues to create a stunning art piece with sunflower butter, paint, Ziploc bags, and canvases! Registration required. Please bring your dog on a leash for this activity.
JUN 9 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
BADGES, BOOKS, AND THINGS THAT BOUNCE FREE LION'S CENTENNIAL PARK ALL AGES Enjoy a summer evening in the park while seeing friendly faces you may see around the neighborhood during the summer and throughout the year. Participants will have the chance to catch a glimpse into the work of firefighters at Station 9, meet officers from Sioux Falls Police Department, check out a book from Siouxland Libraries’ Bookmobile, and enjoy some summer games with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation’s Mobile Recreation Unit. No registration required.
JUN 16 | THU | 6–8 P.M. | FREE
FAMILY PARK ALL AGES Paddling is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to those interested in trying out the sport of paddling. Boats, paddles, lifejackets, and on-water guidance provided by S.D. Canoe & Kayak Association, Nyberg’s ACE, King Kayak Rentals, and Sioux Empire Paddlers. No registration required.
JUN 12 | SUN | 1–4 P.M. | FREE
DASH FOR DONUTS WITH DAD FREE
MORNINGSIDE PARK ALL AGES Enjoy this fun run with all of your favorite things in one place: dad, running, and donuts! This fun run will include one lap around Morningside Park for a half mile or two laps around for a full mile. You will take this run with your dad. Enjoy some fresh air and exercise with your dad. After passing the finish line, dine on a donut with your dad. What a great way to kick off Father’s Day weekend. Registration required.
JUN 18 | SAT | 10 A.M. | FREE
FAMILY FISHING SATURDAYS FREE
DIVE-IN MOVIES FREE
FAMILY PARK ALL AGES Did you know spending quality time with nature could reduce stress and enhance quality of life? Fishing is a great way to connect with nature and simply relax. Join us Saturdays in June and July to spend your morning fishing at Family Park. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required. This program is a joint project of SD Game Fish & Parks, The Outdoor Campus, and SFPR. No registration required.
LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER ALL AGES 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.
JUN 14 | TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | FREE | MOANA JUL 12 | TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | FREE | LITTLE MERMAID
JUN 18–JUL 30 | SAT | 9–11 A.M. | FREE
FOR INFORMATION ON AQUATICS CLASSES AND EVENTS AT MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER, VISIT midcoaquaticcenter.org
ALL AGES CONTINUED
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER ALL AGES A Wibit® is an inflatable water feature that can be used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! No registration required. Participants will need to have an active swim pass or pay daily admission rates.
JUN 19 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. JUL 17 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M. LAP LANES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE ACTION TOWER IS IN USE
FAMILY BINGO IN THE PARK FREE
GALWAY PARK ALL AGES Get ready to celebrate BINGO! In recognition of National BINGO Day, we are going to gather to dedicate a few hours to the game. We will play many versions of BINGO from 5 in a row, 4 corners, postage stamp, blackout, and many others. Gather your family members and come to the park for a great time. No registration required.
JUN 27 | MON | 6–8 P.M. | FREE
FREE FAMILY FRIDAYS FREE
ALL AGES Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be hosting Free Family Fridays at all pools this summer. On these special nights, we will be extending our family swim time, so grab your parents and join us for these free admission nights from 6:30–8 p.m. Enjoy Wibits®, yard games, and so much more! This will also give you a chance to see how much fun our pools are and a chance to meet our friendly staff.
JUL 8 | FRI | 6:30–8 P.M. | FRANK OLSON POOL | FREE JUL 15 | FRI | 6:30–8 P.M. TERRACE PARK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER | FREE JUL 22 | FRI | 6:30–8 P.M. LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER | FREE JUL 29 | FRI | 6:30–8 P.M. | KUEHN POOL | FREE AUG 5 | FRI | 6:30–8 P.M. DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER | FREE
HYDRANT BLOCK PARTY FREE
ALL AGES Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, Sioux Falls Police, Siouxland Libraries, and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be coming to neighborhoods this summer to beat the heat and bring the fun! Keep cool and have a blast by enjoying water sprays, music, games, and a book to read. No registration required.
JUL 14 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | BAKKER PARK | FREE JUL 21 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | LINWOOD PARK | FREE JUL 28 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | HAYWARD PARK | FREE AUG 4 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | PRAIRIE TRAIL PARK | FREE AUG 11 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | JEFFERSON PARK | FREE AUG 18 | THU | 1–3 P.M. | WHITTIER PARK | FREE
4TH OF JULY BIKE DECORATING
VAN EPS PARK ALL AGES What better way to be involved in celebrating Independence Day, than by having your very own decorated bike to celebrate the day! You bring the bike, we will provide the decorations. Then, celebrate the 4th of July by riding your creation for all to see. Registration required.
JUL 2 | SAT | 3:30-4:30 P.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
SPENCER PARK ALL AGES July is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month! Join us with your pup for a 5K in support of keeping our pets healthy and hydrated! Runners who are registered by 12 noon on June 25 will receive a T-shirt for participating. 5K begins promptly at 8 a.m. and checkin begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration required.
JUL 16 | SAT | 8 A.M. | $5 PER PARTICIPANT
ALL AGES CONTINUED
THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE FREE
KUEHN POOL ALL AGES 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.
JUL 30 | SAT | 9 A.M. | BOAT CHECK-IN TIME | FREE JUL 30 | SAT | 10 A.M. | RACE TIME
DOGUST 1ST FREE
KIRBY DOG PARK ALL AGES It is DOGust 1st! Celebrate the rescue of your best friend at Kirby Dog Park for the universal birthday for shelter and rescue dogs. Socialize with other dog owners and their pups and even check out our dog photo opportunity! Sioux Falls Humane Society will be present with fun giveaways and promotional information. This event will also help us kick off our August Yappy Hours! No registration required.
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. 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 ending with running route. ERIK’s Bike Shop will be at the training on Tuesday to help with free basic bike fits and bike safety checks. Call 605-367-7665 with questions. Registration required.
AUG 9–10 | TUE–WED | 10–11 A.M. | $20 PER PARTICIPANT AGES: 6–9 AUG 9–10 | TUE–WED | 11 A.M.–12 NOON | $20 PER PARTICIPANT AGES: 10–18
AUG 1 | MON | 5:30–7 P.M. | FREE
PLAYTIME AT PIONEER FREE
PIONEER PARK AGES: 9 AND UNDER Join us to have a wacky, wet, and wonderful time. On this special day, the spray park will be turning on one hour early. We will also have games, a craft to paint, and inflatables. So, pack a picnic and your swimsuit for a fun-filled day at Pioneer Park. No registration required.
AUG 5 | FRI | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | FREE
MOVIES IN THE PARK FREE
ALL AGES Enjoy Hollywood stars under the Sioux Falls night sky. Come early to find your spot and enjoy games for the whole family before the movie starts. The Mobile Recreation Unit will bring the games, which will start at 7:30 p.m. The movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. FREE. No registration required.
AUG 6 | SAT | MARION PARK | FREE | TOM AND JERRY AUG 20 | SAT | GRANITE VALLEY PARK | FREE | SPACE JAM
YAPPY HOURS FREE
SPENCER DOG PARK ALL AGES After a long day at work, come socialize with other dog lovers while the dogs socialize and play on an obstacle course specifically provided for Yappy Hour! All leading up to National Dog Day on August 26! A super fun way to appreciate your beloved pet. Create unique handmade dog toys each week for your furry friend (while supplies last). No registration required.
AUG 11–25 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | FREE
ALL AGES CONTINUED
KUEHN PARK/POOL AGES: 6-18 Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Swim, bike, and run in this fun mini triathlon. Registration: Register by July 22 to receive a t-shirt. Early registration fee is $15 through July 22. After July 22 the fee will be $20. As a reminder, 9 a.m. is packet pickup, and all participants must be there by this time!
AUG 12 | FRI | 10 A.M. | $20 PER PARTICIPANT | AGES: 6–7 AUG 12 | FRI | 10:15 A.M. | $20 PER PARTICIPANT | AGES: 8–9 AUG 12 | FRI | 10:30 A.M. | $20 PER PARTICIPANT | AGES: 10–11 AUG 12 | FRI | 10:45 A.M. | $20 PER PARTICIPANT | AGES: 12–13 AUG 12 | FRI | 11 A.M. | $20 PER PARTICIPANT | AGES: 14–18 Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony! Premium 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 an 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 605-367-7665 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!
SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS FREE
ALL AGES 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. No registration required.
TBD | LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER | FREE TBD | TERRACE FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER | FREE
PERFORMANCES MONDAYS AT MCKENNAN
MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL A summer favorite! Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and join us as we listen to great music. P.S. Did you know music is heart healthy and reduces stress? Concerts are free.
JUL 11 | EL RIAD SHRINE “LAST CALL” (VARIETY) JUL 18 | COMMONGROUND (EASY-LISTENING VARIETY) JUL 25 | THE JAS QUNTET (JAZZ) AUG 1 | BLUE HEALERS (BLUES/COUNTRY) AUG 8 | THE TWO TRACKS (FOLK) AUG 15 | ROOT RIVER JAM (AMERICANA) AUG 22 | MOGEN’S HEROES (VARIETY) AUG 29 | SURFIN’ SAFARI (50S AND 60S TRIBUTE)
STORYLAND CHILDREN'S THEATRE FREE
MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation presents Storyland Children’s Theatre. The theater company will produce eight productions presented during June and July. By using skits familiar and not so familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. They will involve fairy tales, music characterizations, costumes, dance, and the audience! Performances are free and open to children of every age.
FRUMPLED FAIRY TALES BY WILLIAM J. SPRINGER JUN 14 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUN 15, 16 | 10 A.M.
DINOSAURS ALIVE BY MICHAEL SMITH JUL 12 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUL 13, 14 | 10 A.M.
THREE FABLES BY ROBERT LEHAN JUN 21 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUN 22, 23 | 10 A.M.
THE GENUINE GENIE BY THOMAS HISCHAK JUL 19 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUL 20, 21 | 10 A.M.
WINNIE-THE-POOH AND THE RUMBLY TUMBLY ADAPTED FROM A. A. MILNE BY MICHAEL SMITH JUN 28 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUN 29, 30 | 10 A.M
THE COMMEDIA PINOCCHIO BY LANE RIOSLEY JUL 26 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUL 27, 28 | 10 A.M.
FAIRY TALE INVASIONS BY EDITH WEISS JUL 5 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. JUL 6, 7 | 10 A.M.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA BY RICHARD DAVIS JR. AUG 2 | 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M. AUG 3, 4 | 10 A.M
OPERA SOUTH DAKOTA PRESENTS FREE THE GOOSE GIRL
MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL Opera South Dakota with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is proud to present an operatic version of the story of The Goose Girl by Thomas Pasatieri. Experience Fairytale Opera in the Parks’ 15 season by enjoying the story of a princess sent away to marry a prince in a faraway land. Along the way, a devious handmaiden manages to trade places with the princess, who is assigned to tend the castle’s geese once she arrives.
JUN 23 | THU | 7 P.M. JUN 24 | FRI | 10 A.M. JUN 24 | FRI | 7 P.M.
BARE BODKINS PRESENTS THE TEMPEST
QUEEN BEE MILL AT FALLS PARK To celebrate Bare Bodkins’ 25 season performing in the parks, we are excited to offer one of Shakespeare’s most engaging romances. Audiences will be transported to the enchanted island where Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been stranded for many years following a coup that forced Prospero to flee with nothing but his daughter and his magical books. With the help of his spritely assistant, Ariel, Prospero lures another ship to the island—one carrying those responsible for his political ruin. But when he uses magic to shipwreck their vessel, he couldn’t have predicted that the new king’s son Ferdinand would catch Miranda’s eye. One of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is known for its exciting blend of adventurous drama, hilarious comedy, and most of all, enchanting magic! The 90-minute performance will take place in the ruins of the Queen Bee Mill at Falls Park. **Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. All tickets are free, but seating is limited. First-come, first-seated. Tickets handed out starting at 6 p.m. the night of the performance.
JUN 30 | THU | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 1 | FRI | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 2 | SAT | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 3 | SUN | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 7 | THU | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 8 | FRI | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 9 | SAT | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 10 | SUN | 7 P.M. | FREE
EPHEMERAL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BROADWAY AND BEYOND 2022
MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL “Broadway and Beyond!” brings the magic of New York City through song and dance to the McKennan Park stage in this exciting performance for the whole family! From In the Heights, Footloose, and Trolls to classics such as Music Man, West Side Story, and Les Misérables, the stage will come alive in story, song, and dance. Join us as we celebrate some of the Sioux Empire’s most talented performers of all ages in a show you won’t forget!
JUL 28 | THU | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 29 | FRI | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 30 | SAT | 7 P.M. | FREE JUL 31 | SUN | 2 P.M. | FREE Bring your lawn chair, blankets, bug spray, and come see great live theater in our beautiful park system. Since all shows are outside, they are weather dependent. Performance will be canceled if there is inclement weather prior to show time. All shows are free to the public.
LEAGUES/TOURNAMENTS ADULT COED KICKBALL LEAGUE
Our Kickball League is ready to kick off the 2022 season! First pitches are set to roll out mid-July. Join us at Dunham Park as we have two different divisions to fit into everyone’s skill set. We offer a social and an experienced division both playing on Wednesday or Thursday nights. Game times will be played at either 6:15 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. for an 8-week season. Following the regular season, all teams will have the option to compete in a one-day season ending tournament. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: 5 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JULY 8.
TO REGISTER FOR ADULT LEAGUES, VISIT siouxfalls.org/leagues
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, AT 6 P.M. AT MORNINGSIDE C.C. TENTATIVE START TO LEAGUE PLAY: JULY 20 FOR WEDNESDAYS, JULY 21 FOR THURSDAYS GAME TIMES: 6:15 P.M., 7:15 P.M. TENTATIVE TOURNAMENT DATES: SATURDAY, SEPT 10 FOR WEDNESDAY LEAGUE AND SATURDAY, SEPT 17 FOR THURSDAY LEAGUE LOCATION: DUNHAM PARK FEE: $75 PER TEAM
SUMMER 2022 25
SWIMMING LESSONS INDOOR SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER AGES: ALL
SUMMER SESSION #1 | JUN 6–JUN 17
Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 31.
SUMMER SESSION #2 | JUL 11–22
Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 5. You also have the opportunity to sign up on the first day of swimming lessons if openings for lessons are still available. For specifics on levels, schedules, etc., visit www.midcoaquaticcenter.org/swimming-lessons.
OUTDOOR SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION AGES: ALL
SUMMER SESSION #1 | JUN 20–JUL 1
Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14.
SUMMER SESSION #2 | JUL 25–AUG 5
Registration is open 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, through 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 19. You also have the opportunity to sign up on the first day of swimming lessons if openings for lessons are still available. For specifics on levels, schedules, etc., visit www.siouxfalls.org/swimming-lessons.
AQUATICS POOLS AND AQUATIC CENTERS: OPENING DAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 3, WEATHER PERMITTING. Open Swim: 1–5 p.m. and 6:30–8 p.m. Family Swim: 5–6:30 p.m. Open Swim: Children 6 years and younger must be supervised by someone at least 16 years old. The ratio of children 6 years and younger may not exceed five children per adult. Family Swim: Youth under 18 are allowed only if accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. For more information, visit www.siouxfalls.org/aquatics.
MIDCO® AQUATIC CENTER SPLASH PAD PIONEER SPRAY PARK 11 A.M.–8 P.M.
Come down to the big turtle shell and have some prehistoric fun with our park’s one-of-a-kind dinosaur design. Run through the water tunnel, shoot the dino cannons, or stand face-to-face with the dinosaur. With over 60 different spray nozzles shooting out water, you are sure to get wet. The spray park is unsupervised. Free. For more information, visit www.siouxfalls.org/ parks/aquatics/locations/pioneer-spray-park
The splash pad and outdoor sundeck are located on the south side of the facility. The splash pad is fun for all ages and includes interactive play features and outdoor seating. Midco® Aquatic Center guests will be able to access the splash pad from the Recreation Pool. The splash pad and outdoor sun deck will open each year in May, weather permitting. Those wishing to enjoy the fun of the splash pad and outdoor sundeck will need to have an active swim pass or pay the daily admission rates. We will be closed Monday, July 4. Splash pad will turn on at the same time as all other features in the Recreation Pool.
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