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Table of Contents

• Passes • Hourly Care • Rental Options • Batting Cages

Group Fitness Classes..................................8

• Regular Weekly Classes • SilverSneakers® Fitness Program • Specialty Classes

Happenings & Community Events....... 10

• Family Skate • Family Karate • Bingo Buffet •Fishing Classes • Family Game Night • Funathlon • Polar Plunge • Queen City Classic Youth Basketball Tournament • MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition • Northern Hills Senior Games • Hershey Track & Field Games • S.D. Special Olympics • Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Training • Swim Lessons • Tennis in the Parks • NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition • Fall Festival • PE Classes • Community Sports Equipment Swap

The Waterpark............................................. 14 Spearfish Parks & Rec............................... 15

• The Department • Temporary Summer Help • Trail System

Spearfish City Campground.................... 16 Spearfish Parks & Rec Facilities............ 17 Calendar of Activities................................ 18

Recreation & Aquatic Center Services Alecia Hoffman, Recreation Center Director Kelly Elletson, Administrative Coordinator Misty Hodgs, Administrative Assistant Front Desk Attendants: Carol Athow, Mindy Capp, Kim Schavone & David Kenyon

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center

2012 SRAC Membership Rates.................4 The Facility Overview..................................6

The SRAC Team

Recreation Activities & Fitness Services Brett Rauterkus, Recreation & Aquatics Specialist Chris Harwood, Community Activities Coordinator Will Domagall, Fitness Coordinator Fitness Instructors: Kelly Klein, Stephanie Reid & Andrea Royer Rec Assistants: Annette Johnson, Rubi Martinez, Tom Tieszen & Nick McGeehon Facility Services Wayne Alderman, Facility Maintenance Coordinator Don Clyne, Maintenance Technician Ryne Chapel, Maintenance Technician Sarah Hoffman, Maintenance Technician

Spearfish Public Works Department 625 N. 5th St. • Spearfish, SD 57783 Phone: 605-642-1333 • Fax: 605-642-1337 www.cityofspearfish.com www.spearfishparksandrec.com Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center 122 Recreation Lane • Spearfish, SD 57783 Phone: 605-722-1430 • Fax: 605-722-1436 www.spearfishreccenter.com

The mission of the SRAC is to encourage personal growth, physical fitness and social development through a safe and friendly environment. Hours of Operation: Waterpark Hours:

Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.

Noon to 7 p.m. Daily (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day)

This guide was developed under grant number 1H79SP015848-03 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA, or HHS.

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Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Facility Use Rates

Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center Rates packages come in a variety of forms to fit your needs. Memberships include daily, monthly, quarterly and annual contracts, and they range from $13/month to $60/month depending on number of members per contract, and length of contract. Daily rates start at $3 per day for youth and $4 per day for adults.

Water Park Season Passes are sold December 1st – June 1st at an early bird rate of $82/Single, $155/Couple, and $220/Family (up to 5). After June 1st, Water Park Season pass rates increase to $164/Single, $310/Couple, and $440/Family. Daily Water Park rates are $7.50/person, $6 (children under 48”) and Free for children 3 and under. Spectator passes are $3 per person.

SRAC Facility Rentals

In every season, the Rec Center is a great place for birthday parties, family reunions, business meetings and other gatherings. A variety of rooms and packages are available for rent including the Party Room, Gymnasium, KidZone and an Arcade area. During Water Park season, party packages include day swim passes. Winter month party packages include Rec Center passes and Lookout Room table rentals during Sk8 PaRties.

Facilities & Rental Packages

PARTY ROOM – capacity: up to 38

Our Party Room is perfectly suited for birthday parties, meetings or other small gatherings. The room comes standard with tables and chairs, private restroom, private access to water park (seasonal only), refrigerator, microwave and sink.

• Rec Center Party Package – $70.00: Includes two (2) hours of room usage with ten (10) wristbands for indoor Rec Center access. $2 per person for additional wristbands.

Hourly Care

Let us entertain your children (3 months to 8 years) while you enjoy our facilities with the best KidZone in the area. We provide high-quality and enjoyable experiences through personal attention, rich sensory activities and a generous supply of giggles! Cost is $2 per hour per child; parent or guardian must remain on site. KidZone is open from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (6)

• Water Park Party Package A – $100.00: Includes two (2) hours of room usage with ten (10) wristbands for outdoor Water Park access. $5 per person for additional wristbands.

• Water Park Party Package B – $200.00: Includes four (4) hours of room usage with twenty (20) wristbands for outdoor Water Park access. $5 per person for additional wristbands. • Rec Assistant Option – $25/hour: A Rec Assistant can be requested to facilitate party activities. One hour minimum required and must be designated at time of submitting rental agreement or with a minimum of 48-hours advanced request. • Room Rental Only – $30/hour; $25/hour Non-Profit

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KIDZONE – capacity: up to 29

The KidZone is available for birthday parties for children ages one to six. Child-friendly activities include tumbling mats, smart bike, playhouse, toddler slide, and Wii gaming system.

• KidZone Party Package – $100: Includes two (2) hours of room usage for ten (10) children and a Rec Assistant to facilitate party activities.

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM(S) – capacity: up to 94 The Multi-Purpose Rooms are available for meetings, presentations and large gatherings. The multi-purpose room can be separated into two smaller spaces, or opened up for one large room. The rooms come with tables and chairs.

• Single Room Package – $25/hour; $15.00/hour Non-Profit

• Double Room Package – $40/hour; $30/hour Non-Profit LOOKOUT ROOM – capacity: up to 200

The Lookout Room is our largest space and can accommodate large banquets and meetings, exhibitions, or community events. The Lookout Room comes standard with private male and female restrooms, and a stage. Bleachers, tables and chairs available upon request. • Lookout Room Water Park Party Package – $200: Includes four (4) hours of party space in the Lookout Room. Water Park passes for up to twenty (20) people. Available 11:30 am – 3:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

• Lookout Room Indoor Party Package – $100: Includes two (2) hours of party space in the Lookout Room.

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Center – The Facility

Water Park passes for up to twenty (20) people. • Half-Day Rental Package – $240; $200 Non-Profit • Full Day Rental Package ~ $480.00; $400.00/hour Non-Profit

GYMNASIUM The South Court Gymnasium is available for sporting events and practices including, but not limited to, basketball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The gymnasium comes standard with two ten-foot basketball hoops. Soccer goals, volleyball nets, and tennis nets are available upon request. Portable basketball hoops may be reserved with an additional fee. • Hourly Rate: $30.00/hour $25.00/hour Non-Profit BATTING CAGE(S)

Our indoor batting cage is perfect for maintaining your homerun status yearround. Our softball and baseball cages are each equipped with a pitching machine and balls, protective pitching screen and batter’s box mat. Youth ages 17 and under require adult supervision. All participants in the cages during batting practice are required to wear helmets. Helmets, bats, batting tee and indoor balls are available upon request. • Small Group Package – $10.00: Includes one (1) hour of batting cage use, for up to five (5) people. • Large Group Package – $25.00: Includes one (1.5) hours of batting cage use, for six (6) people and up.

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Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Group Fitness at SRAC is a great way to get fit, stay active and have FUN! There are over 25 regularly scheduled group fitness classes per week; classes start early morning and run through evening, see our calendar for more details. There are also periodic specialty classes which span from 6 to 8 weeks in length. Annual Group Fitness passes are available which allow Members to take part in any of the regularly scheduled classes each week. Members are also offered a discount on paid specialty classes such as Camp Combat, and Cycling. All fitness levels are welcome to any of the classes.

Type Single Couple Family

Annual Group Fitness Pass Package Prepaid/Year (20% Discount) Monthly Installments $100/Year $10/Month ($120/Year) $150/Year $15/Month ($180/Year) $200/Year $20/Month ($240/Year) Single Group Fitness Day Pass: $3/Member, $5/Non-Member

Regular Weekly Classes Body Pump: Challenge all your major muscle groups by using weight room techniques. Squat, lunge, press and curl your way into shape. Select your weights and adjust as you go.

Total Body Conditioning: With TBC, work all major muscle groups and focus on trouble areas too. Tighten and tone abs, upper and lower back, gluts, legs, and arms, using light weights, resistance bands, and body resistance.

Cardio Circuit (The Shred): Improve aerobic fitness, flexibility, and strength. Work major muscle groups and focus on trouble areas while training cardiovascular endurance. Use light weights and body resistance.

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Cardio Kickboxing: A cardiovascular workout combining boxing, martial arts, and aerobics into one high-tempo workout. While competitive kickboxing involves physical contact with an opponent, cardio kickboxing involves no

physical contact and was designed to help people achieve a fit, healthy body.

Pilates: Pilates involves a series of mat-work exercises. Improve flexibility, agility, and range of motion while learning body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Yoga for Beginners: Yoga is a set of physical practices that includes gentle stretches, breathing practices and progressive, deep relaxation. Beginners are introduced to basic yoga poses. All flexibility levels welcome.

Saturday Morning Yoga: A fun and engaging workout that will leave you feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to start your weekend. Taught by Maui Yoga-certified yoga instructor Andrea Royer, this Iyengar-based class combines elements of vinyasa, hatha, and ashtanga yoga that will strengthen and stretch your entire body. Saturday Morning Yoga is for more than just beginners; all welcome.

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workout. Upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.

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Center Fitness Classes SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers® Fitness Program The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Your membership and participation in the classes are available to you at little or no cost through selected health plans.

Regular participation in SilverSneakers can help build muscular strength, improve joint mobility and increase cardiovascular endurance for improved health and independence. SilverSneakers also provides opportunities to: • expand your social network and strengthen friendships • increase your mental sharpness • take part in social activities and wellness seminars More than 1 million members nationwide already enjoy SilverSneakers. Bring your SilverSneakers card and/ or health plan ID to the front desk, and our friendly staff will help you enroll! SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit: Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit

Specialty Classes

Cycling:* Complete a series of hills and flats, sprints and jogs, and keep your heart pumping the whole time. If you are ready for the challenge come enjoy a great stationary bicycle class. All fitness levels welcome! *Cycling is a specialty class requiring a class fee to participate: member’s class pass is $3 if room available or sign up for 2 classes during the month for $10 and get priority; a non-member class pass is $5. Camp Combat: Camp Combat is the traditional total body-strength and endurance training for the whole body. It is an 8-week program that runs 3 days per week at 5:45 a.m. with various start dates, typically in the fall and spring. A late spring Camp Combat will be offered in 2012 that will be held in the evening hours and should provide more outdoor workouts. The cost is $55 for members, $85 for non-members.

HIIT Program, High Intensity Interval Training: This program is an intense cardio class, which has a similar format to Insanity. It will run 5 days per week, and lasts 6 weeks. The first HIIT Program will begin on January 23rd at 5:45 a.m. and will be held in the gym at the Rec Center. The cost is $55 for members, $85 for non-members.

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SRAC Activities Mileage Challenge

Accumulate 500 points during 2012, and get recognized as a member of the 500 Mile Club, and get an Official Mileage Challenge T-shirt.

To get started, just sign up – for FREE – and start keeping track of your points, TODAY! To see how to score points for your fitness activities see the information board in the Rec Center entryway, or ask at the front desk. For more info contact Will Domagall at 605-722-1430 or will.domagall@cityofspearfish.com.

Community Events & Happenings

Family Skate Parties

Skate Parties are held the first Friday of each month October to May from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Skates are provided for most sizes; socks are required. Skaters may bring their own skates and rollerblades. Cost is $5 per person. Additional Skate Party dates are available for sponsorship by groups and organizations. Remaining 2012 first Friday dates are: February 3 • March 2 • April 6 • May 4

Family Karate Class

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Bring the entire family (6 yrs +) Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning in January, for a 12-week Karate Program taught by Instructor Joe Neeb a certified Black Belt. This course is geared toward adults and children alike, encouraging family values and morals, self-discipline, self-confidence, self-respect, self-defense, and physical fitness. At the end of the course, students will get to test for their first color belt. The cost is $6 per lesson per person or $48 per month per person.

Bingo Buffet

Bring your favorite dish to pass and your appetite for a good time. Gather to play Bingo and enjoy a meal and fun. A nominal fee will be accepted for each card with proceeds benefitting rec center scholarships. Visit www.spearfishreccenter.com for details.

Fishing Classes

This family-friendly event is held in the spring and fall of the year. Classes cover rods and reels, baits, casting, fishing knots, fish identification, equipment maintenance, fish habitats, and local fishing. Kids 8 and under must be with an adult. For details, contact Brett Rauterkus at 605-722-1430 or brett. rauterkus@cityofspearfish.com or see www.spearfishreccenter.com.

Family Game Night

Family Game Nights start in January and go to the end of the school year. Once a month we will choose family-friendly games and teach you how to play. There will be a wide variety from board games, physical challenges to “Minute to Win It” style games. Visit www.spearfishreccenter.com for dates and times.

Michael & Amy Dueling Pianos

FUNdraiser for Youth & Family Scholarships 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 2012, Tretheway Pavilion, Tickets available at SRAC Michael and Amy, husband and wife, are unique and multi-talented artists. They have creatively transformed the wildly popular dueling pianos entertainment concept into an award-winning headline show hit! Their show is a magical and eclectic mix of music, comedy, theatre, concert, improv, and chemistry.

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& Events Lifeguard & Water Safety SpearFIT Youth & Instructor Training Adult Activity Challenge Feb. 3-12, 2012 Water Safety Instructor March 16-25, 2012 Lifeguard Red Cross Classes are held evenings and weekends. Participants must be 15 by the first day of class. Those who successfully complete the swimming skills pretest given the first night will continue in the class; those who do not complete the pretest will be given a full refund, tips on how to improve and encouraged to try again. Cost is $215.

SpearFIT is a friendly eight-week competition for community members to earn points for behaviors that improve their overall health. Weekly health tips and extra credit challenges will be provided to help you stay focused. Prizes will be awarded not only for highest number of points earned but also for SpearFIT completion. Registration begins today! Visit www. spearfishparksandrec.com and follow the SpearFIT Link. Registration forms can also be found at the following locations around town: • Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center • Anytime Fitness • Barefoot Fitness • Curves • Downtown Gym • Young Sports and Fitness Center

Queen City Classic Basketball Tournament

Polar Plunge Feb. 26, 2012

This is the “Coolest Event in Town!” It is held in the parking lot of the Rec Center in February. The Polar Plunge is a great opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support local Special Olympic athletes by jumping into icy waters. Plungers must raise $100 to plunge, but the more money you raise, the more opportunities you are creating for local athletes. If you are too chicken to make the splash, you can still participate. Sign up as “Too Chicken to Plunge.” For more information please contact Candi Birk, Spearfish Police Department at 605642-1300 or visit www.sosd.org.

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For more information, contact Brett Rauterkus at 722-1430 or brett.rauterkus@cityofspearfish.com or visit www. spearfishreccenter.com.

March 5-April 28, 2012

March 23-25, 2012 The Queen City Classic, a basketball tournament for boys and girls grades 4-11, will be held March 23-25, 2012. It includes teams from a 5-state region and serves as a fundraiser for the Spearfish High School Athletic Booster Club. For more information regarding the Queen City Classic visit www.spearfish.k12.sd.us or contact Steve Meeker at 605-7223710 or steve.meeker@bhsu.edu.

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SRAC Happenings MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Community Events & Happenings

10 a.m. April 21, 2012 Spearfish Forest Products Field

The official skills competition of Major League Baseball, Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) Competition encourages free youth participation and emphasizes that baseball and softball are fun. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 compete separately in four age divisions with the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Individual and All-Around Local Champions in each age group will advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.

Senior Games

May 11-12, 2012 The Northern Hills Senior Games is a regional Olympicstyle sports festival for adult athletes (ages 50+). Events include a 5k, Basketball, Bean Bag Toss, Bowling, Bike Race, Golf, Jump Rope, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field, Pinochle, and Bridge. Registrations will be available in April at the SRAC and at www.spearfishreccenter.com.

Hershey Track & Field

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2 p.m. May 13, 2012 The Hershey’s Track & Field Games promote physical fitness, participation, friendship and sportsmanship through basic track and field events of running, jumping and throwing. A national event for over 30 years, the Games is the largest youth sports program of its kind in North America.  At the Hershey’s Track & Field Games, every child is a winner regardless of performance!  Registration for ages 9-14 begins online in April through the SRAC.

South Dakota Special Olympics State Games

May 17-19, 2012 Volunteers are needed for the State Special Olympics competitions to be held on the Black Hills State University campus in 2012. If you, your family, or organization would like to volunteer, contact Misty Caldwell at director@ visitspearfish.com or Chris Harwood at christy.harwood@cityofspearfish.com.

Summer Rec Program

The Spearfish Summer Recreation Program for youth ages 4-12 offers fun, adventure and out of town exploring. Activities include games, hiking, biking, arts and crafts, bowling, sports, swimming and outdoor education. Registration through the SRAC starts in March with early registration until May 15. Summer Rec runs for 8 weeks through June and July. Registration, weekly and field trip fees apply. Contact Chris Harwood at 722-1430 or email christyharwood@cityofspearfish.com.

Swim Lessons

The Rec Center offers a wide variety of summer swim lessons with five Group Lesson levels: Tadpoles, Turtles, Trout, Bass, and Catfish. Parent-tot class is for children 6 months to 3 years of age and their parent/caregiver to learn water adaptation skills. $45 per session. Swim lessons for 2012 will be held:

Session 1 – June 11-15 & 18-22 Session 2 – July 9-13 & 16-20 Session 3 – July 23-27 & July 30-Aug. 3 Session 4 – Aug. 6-10 & 13-17

Private lessons are available throughout the day with a two day notice. Contact Brett Rauterkus at 722-1430 or brett.rauterkus@cityofspearfish.com. See the www.spearfishparksandrec.com/reccenter for more details.

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& Community Events Tennis in the Parks

Tennis in the Parks provides group tennis lessons for ages 3 and up during June and July. Private tennis lessons are also available. The Tennis Association meets throughout the year as well. Registrations will be available in May through the SRAC. Fees apply. Email Doug Dexheimer at spearfishtennis@gmail.com for details.

Funathlon July 28, 2012

NFL Punt Pass & Kick September 2012 Youth Football Fields

THE NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Program creates a fun and engaging forum for boys and girls age 6 – 15 to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing and kicking skills. The PPK Program is free to all participants. The top finisher in each of the boys’ and girls’ divisions from the five age brackets at each local competition will advance. No Cleats.

Join us at the SRAC for the fun, safe and exciting Youth Carnival, Haunted House, and Spooky Spearfish. The Youth Carnival is held at the Rec Center on the Friday before Halloween and free Spooky Spearfish hosted by HOT 93.1 is held on Halloween evening. The Haunted House by the Spearfish Ambulance Service is also open. Booth space for non-profit organizations and businesses are available. Fees apply. Contact Chris Harwood at the SRAC at 605-722-1430 or christy. harwood@cityofspearfish.com.

PE Classes

We offer P.E. type classes for daycares, preschools and homeschool students. Classes can be tailored to meet current standards or subjects.

We encourage good sportsmanship, and good communication skills. The students have fun while getting good exercise and learning lifelong skills. For more information about scheduling and fee structure, contact Brett Rauterkus at 722-1430 or email brett. rauterkus@cityofpsearfish.com.

Community Events & Happenings

Try an exciting, challenging and worthwhile obstacle course event. Teams or individuals participate in a three stage triathlon type event. Proceeds benefit youth and family scholarships. For more information, contact Brett Rauterkus or William Domagall at the SRAC at 605-722-1430 or brett. rauterkus@cityofspearfish.com and wdomagall@cityofspearfish.com, or visit www.spearfishreccenter.com.

Fall Festival

Community Sports Equipment Swap Spring & Fall 2012

Dust off your unwanted sports equipment – it’s time to swap some stuff at the SRAC! Tables for individuals and businesses are available for a small fee and free to information-only groups.

The SRAC staff also accepts and sells donated items, and the funds are used for youth program and rec center scholarships. Or just come to browse and buy. For more information contact Chris Harwood at 722-1430 or email christyharwood@cityofspearfish.com.

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Spearfish Parks & Rec City of Spearfish Parks & Recreation 625 N. 5th St. • Spearfish, SD 57783 Telephone: 605-642-1333 www.spearfishparksandrec.com The Spearfish Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department will promote safe, healthy and enjoyable park and recreation facilities, as well as recreational and community activities which encourage enjoyable learning experiences and improve the quality of life for all the residents of our community. Advisory Board The mayor-appointed citizen advisory board submits recommendations to the City Council on issues relation to parks, recreation and forestry in Spearfish. The board meets the third Monday of each month at the Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center.

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Donations We would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their generous donations and volunteer time to Spearfish Parks, Recreation & Forestry:

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• Beck’s Nursery • Best Western Black Hills Lodge • BHSU Students Clubs • Black Hills Base Camp • Black Hills Piano Gallery • Book Trader and More • D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery • Crow Peak Brewery • Culvers • Event Audio of Rapid City • Shaun Funk Family • Green Bean Coffee House • Carl Horst Family & Friends • HOT 93.1 • Humana – Ron Hoard • Little Caesars • Lions Club • Lucky Strike Lanes and Mini Golf • Cindy Merkel • Mr. Movies • Modern Woodmen of America • National Guard • National Mutual Benefit Branch 73 • Norma Landsberger • Office of Civic Engagement • Pizza Hut • RSVP • Rotary Club • Rushmore Mountain Sports • South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks • Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce • Spearfish Community Coalition • Spearfish Community Foundation • Spearfish Optimist Club • Spearfish Senior Services Center • Sysco Food Services of Montana • Taggart’s Rollerskating • Two Wheeler Dealer • Via MEDIA • WalMart • Zonta Club of Spearfish

Temporary Summer Help The City of Spearfish is accepting applications for temporary summer help for the Spearfish Rec & Aquatics Center and for the Public Works Department. Appy online at www.cityofspearfish.com or at City Hall, 625 5th St. First review will be March 1, 2012, unless noted.

The Facilities

The Spearfish Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department has five full-time employees and 21 seasonal employees working in park maintenance, campground, sports fields, and cemetery operations.

The Spearfish Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department maintains a total of 130 acres of parkland encompassing 26 developed parks, “pocket” parks, and sports field areas. In addition the Department oversees the 756 acre mountain park land of Lookout Mountain Park, the Spearfish City Campground, and the Rose Hill Cemetery for a total of 930 acres of park property. The Department also maintains approximately 7.75 miles of Recreation Path and a 9600 sq.ft. Skate Park. Several facilities are available for rent including the Spearfish City Park Pavilion, the Snapper’s Club, the Indian Springs Gazebo, and several picnic shelters. See the chart on page 17 for facility details.

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Trails/Campground

Trail System

City Campground

The Spearfish Recreation Trail system was begun in 1985 after the death of two young bicyclists. The Spearfish Pathways Association (SPA) was formed with a goal of establishing a path safe mode of transportation for bikes, walkers, and runners through town to help maximize safety by minimizing contact with motorized traffic. The other goal of the SPA was to construct the path with minimal use of tax money. The SPA was able to construct 2 miles of path, but with limited funds and a desire to expedite the project the City of Spearfish took over.

404 S. Canyon St., Spearfish, SD 57783 Phone: 605-642-1340 (Unavailable October 1 through May 15) The Spearfish City Campground is a beautiful shaded campground nestled along Spearfish Creek, one of the best trout fishing streams in the Black Hills.

The newest sections are providing access to housing and commercial areas on the east side of Spearfish. The expansion continues through additional grant and tax funding sources. To date approximately 7.75 miles of Recreation Path have been completed.

There are 62 sites to be reserved; 56 full-hookup sites and 5 premium sites. The full-hookup sites include electricity (30 & 50amp), water, sewer, and cable TV. The premium sites offer the same amenities but are wider, longer, along the creek and a little more private. There are also about 150 non-hookup sites available on a first-come firstserved basis. Inquiries are welcome regarding how full we are, but we do not take actual reservations for non-hookup sites except during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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In 1990, the City of Spearfish was successful in obtaining its first of several grant funding opportunities to further advance the Recreation Path System. The priority route first established by the City was to run the route north and south through the City and adjacent to Spearfish Creek. This section would also link the city parks and the City Campground that border Spearfish Creek. Sections of path through the City Campground and out to the mouth of Spearfish Canyon are on the original railroad grade that ran trains from Spearfish up Spearfish Canyon.

The Campground is located adjacent to the D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery and Spearfish City Park. Within walking distance of the campground is downtown Spearfish, public laundry facilities, grocery stores, hardware stores, and the Matthews Opera House.

The campground is open year round with full hook-up sites available May 15 through October 1, weather dependent. Revenue from the City Campground helps the City to minimize the mill levy thus reducing the burden on the taxpayers to fund municipal government.

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Keeping Children

Physically Active The American Heart Association has taken the scientific position that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease. It also increases the risk of stroke and such other major cardiovascular risk factors as obesity, high blood pressure, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol and diabetes. The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

Why is exercise or physical activity important for my child? Increased physical activity has been associated with an increased life expectancy and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Physical activity produces overall physical, psychological and social benefits. Inactive children are likely to become inactive adults. And physical activity helps with v c ontrolling weight

v r educing blood pressure

v r aising HDL (“good”) cholesterol

v improved psychological well-being, including gaining more self-confidence and higher self-esteem

How do I promote physical activity in my child? v P  hysical activity should be increased by reducing sedentary time (e.g., watching television, playing computer video games or talking on the phone). v P  hysical activity should be fun for children and adolescents.

v P  arents should try to be role models for active lifestyles and provide children with opportunities for increased physical activity.

All children, even less-coordinated ones, need to be physically active. Activity may be particularly helpful for the physical and psychological well-being of children with a weight problem. The American Heart Association recommends:

v A  ll children age 2 and older should participate in at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activities every day that are developmentally appropriate and varied. v I f your child or children don’t have a full 60-minute activity break each day, try to provide at least two 30-minute periods or four 15-minute periods in which they can engage in vigorous activities appropriate to their age, gender and stage of physical and emotional development.

Source: www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ GettingHealthy/Physical-Activity -and-Children_UCM_304053_Article.jsp Additional Resource: BAM! Body & Mind – a web site for kids 9-13 at www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/ index.html

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v r educing the risk of diabetes and some kinds of cancer

What if my child is uncoordinated or overweight?

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To enhance lives and achieve dreams ... Providing supports and services to adults with developmental disabilities for 35 years.

625 Harvard St. • Spearrsh, S.D. 57783 (605) 642-2785 • www.nhtc.org

Keep Their Smiles Healthy & Bright!

We offer friendly, comprehensive dental care services for children and adults.

Come see us for your child’s first dental appointment!

Dana Dental Arts A General and Cosmetic Dental Practice

1306 Main St. • Spearfish, SD • 605-642-7727 • 888-826-7470 • www.danadentalarts.com (18) 2012 Spearfish Parks & Recreation Guide • www.spearfishreccenter.com


Are you in crisis? If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

✝ Free limited Providing quality medical care to people without health insurance and taking the light of Christ into the community. communit

medical exam for financially eligible Northern Hills residents (ages 19-64) who do not have private insurance or qualify for other health care program assistance.

✝ Walk-in only (no appointments accepted.)

Mondays 6 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 1020 State Street • Spearfish, SD 57783 Good Shepherd Clinic of Spearfish

A private, easy way to find out if you qualify for benefits to help meet family needs: • Health care • Energy assistance • Food supports • School meal program • Child care assistance • Earned income tax credit

Practical help for moms and dads about children’s mental health … including: • List of clinicians • Helpful books • Wings for Life newsletters • And more

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2012 Rec Guide  

Community Activities, Community Calendar, Spearfish Rec Center and Resources

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