Outdoor Pool Events
POOL APPRECIATION NIGHTS
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be hosting pool appreciation nights at all pools this summer. These free-admission nights will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. This will give you a chance to see how much fun our pools are and a chance to meet our friendly staff. There will be information on hand at each event regarding all Parks and Recreation summer activities. FREE.
|JUN 2||Sat||6:30–8 p.m.||Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center|
|JUN 3||Sun||6:30–8 p.m.||Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center|
|JUN 4||Mon||6:30–8 p.m.||Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center|
|JUN 5||Tue||6:30–8 p.m.||Kuehn Pool|
|JUN 6||Wed||6:30–8 p.m.||Frank Olson Pool|
WATER WEDNESDAY STORY TIME
Children are invited to join us each Wednesday for story time. Siouxland Libraries storytellers will be found on the west side of the pool deck at Kuehn Pool, prepared to share a story and some fun. New theme each week.
No registration required. Daily pool Admission.
|JUN 6–AUG 1||Wed||1:50–2:05 p.m.||Kuehn Pool|
Did you ever dream about walking on water? With our new Wibit® Wiggle Bridge, you can—if you are able keep your balance! The Wiggle Bridge will be making stops at two different pools this summer. Daily pool admission.
|JUN 11 –JUL 6||6:30–8 p.m.
||Frank Olson Pool|
|JUL 9–AUG 3||6:30–8 p.m.||Kuehn Pool|
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 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 two-person or four-person relay. Open to first 100 registrants. Register early for a T-shirt! Registration required.
|Friday||7 p.m.|| Drake Springs
Family Aquatic Center
|$10 per person|
GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE
Don’t laugh! Cardboard boats really can float! In fact, many boats raced three times at our previous events. Of those, we expect many will return and go for it once again. But here’s the catch: You may only use corrugated cardboard and duct tape. Use your imagination. Cardboard may be waxed. Here’s a hint: If you layer the cardboard, it will be much stronger. No wood, Styrofoam, fiberglass, or plastic, except for your oars and paddles. All boats must be powered by humans ages 7 years or older. Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea-worthiness—and
quickest to sink! Come join in on the fun and win some prizes. Each boat will need two participants, one at each end of the pool. Life jackets for this event will be provided by Parks and Recreation and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required.
Registration required, #160009. Registration closes five business days in advance. FREE.
|July 28||Sat||9 a.m.||Boat check-in||Kuehn Pool|
|July 28||Sat||10 a.m.||Race time||Kuehn Pool|
9 a.m. is packet pickup, all participants must be there by this time!
10 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 age start
10:15 a.m. . . . . . . .. . . . . 8–9 age start
10:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . .10–11 age start
10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . .12–13 age start
11 a.m. . . . . . . .. . . . . .14–18 age start
SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS
For many school-age children, summer is officially over. As kids head back to the classrooms, canines are perking up for their yearly end-of-summer trip to a place that is usually off limits—the pool! 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. FREE.
|TBA||Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center|
|TBA||Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center|