Special Events

NATIONAL KIDS TO THE PARK DAY FISHATHON

WEST COVELL LAKE | ALL AGES

What better way to kick off the summer fishing season than with a fishathon! Prizes will be awarded to youth participants under the age of 16 for the largest fish, smallest fish, and the most fish caught! Participants ages 16+ that plan to fish must have a valid S.D. fishing license. No registration required.

MAY 18 | SAT | 10 A.M.—12 NOON

FREE

FAMILY PARK FISHING SATURDAYS

FAMILY PARK

Join us Saturday mornings in June and July for fishing at Family Park. Fishing poles and bait will be supplied on a first–come, first–served basis for you to enjoy a morning of fishing. This program is a joint project of S.D. Game Fish & Parks, The Outdoor Campus, and SFPR.

JUN 1–JUL 27 | SAT | 9 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   FREE

PADDLING FAIR

FAMILY PARK | #170076

Paddling is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Kayaks, canoes, and stand–up paddleboards 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 will be provided by S.D. Canoe & Kayak Association, Scheels, and Sun ‘N Fun Specialty Sports. No registration required.

JUN 9 | SUN | 1–4 P.M.

FREE

FATHER’S DAY FUN RUN

KUEHN PARK BIKE TRAIL LOOP

Enjoy an afternoon of fun with your dad! Teams of two (one adult male and one child) will race throughout the park in a one mile run. Along the way, there will be fun challenges to complete. Dress alike to make your team stand out! Registration required.

JUN 15 | SAT | 10 A.M.
WEATHER/RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 AT 1 P.M.

Register   $10 PER TEAM

WIBIT® EVENTS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER

A Wibit® is an inflatable water feature that can be used in the water to create additional fun for all ages! No registration required.

JUN 16 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M.
JUL 14 | SUN | 12 NOON–5 P.M.
LAP LANES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE ACTION TOWER IS IN USE

Active swim pass or pay daily admission

LAZY 5K

DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

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 two-person or four-person relay. Open to first 100 registrants. Ages 18+. Register early for a T-shirt! Registration required.

JUN 21 | FRI | 7–9 P.M.
JUL 19 | FRI | 7–9 P.M.
AUG 16 | FRI | 7–9 P.M.

Register   $10 PER PERSON

PARKS AND RECREATION: A LIFETIME OF DISCOVERY

We know that parks and recreation isn’t always all fun and games, but this July, we want to celebrate everything that makes our field fun, joyful, and full of excitement! This year’s theme for Park and Recreation Month is Game On! So, start lacing up your fun shoes and get ready to get in the game this July. #GAMEONJULY

FREE

NATIONAL PARK AND RECREATION MONTH

POP–UP PARK AT PHILLIPS AVENUE PLAZA—JULY 2019

Join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we celebrate July as National Park and Recreation Month! This exciting park will only be around for the month of July! Enjoy some green space including flowers and weekly activities. This installation, in its third year, encourages outdoor active lifestyles in our lively downtown. #EXPLORECONNECTPLAY

FREE

READING INVASION

Join the flash mob for those who love to read. Siouxland Libraries and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be bringing reading invasions to several locations this summer for a gathering around books, community, and our parks. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, kids, friends, and something you love to read! No registration required.

JUN 21 | FRI | 6-7 P.M. | MCKENNAN PARK BANDSHELL
JUL 7 | SUN | 7–8 P.M. | TERRACE PARK BANDSHELL
JUL 18 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | LEVITT SHELL
AUG 3 | SAT | 8–9 P.M. | FAWICK PARK

FREE

KIDS’ NITE IN THE PARK

MCKENNAN PARK

Come and experience the beauty of McKennan Park while your kids have some fun also. 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:
• 6–8 p.m. Youth art show and sale; kids’ carnival booths of skill and challenge throughout the park
• 7 p.m. Featured entertainment by Storyland Children’s Theatre

JUN 25 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE
JUL 30 | TUE | 6–8 P.M. | FREE

FREE

4TH OF JULY BIKE DECORATING

SFPR OFFICE AT SIXTH & PHILLIPS | AGES: 6+

What better way to be involved with the Fourth of July celebrations than by having your very own decorated bike to ride in the parade! You bring the item, we will provide the decorations. Then, join us on July 4 and march in the Fourth of July parade. We will even store your decorated item until the day of the event. Stick around after the parade for all the fun festivities at Falls Park. Registration required.

JUL 3 | WED | 6–7:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PARTICIPANT

DIVE-IN MOVIES

LAUREL OAK AQUATIC CENTER | #912000

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.

JUL 9 |TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
AUG 6 |TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | MOANA

FREE

HYDRANT BLOCK PARTY

#125001

Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will be coming to your neighborhood this summer to unleash the fun! Keep cool by enjoying water sprays while also playing games. Locations will be announced on social media. No registration required.

JUL 11 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
JUL 18 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
JUL 25 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
AUG 1 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
AUG 8 | THU | 1–3 P.M.
AUG 15 | THU | 1–3 P.M.

FREE

PARKING LOT PICASSOS

MEMORIAL PARK HOCKEY PEN

Chalk drawing contest for families. Join us at the Memorial Park hockey pen to have a fun afternoon with your family drawing and creating. Designs will be judged and small prizes will be awarded. Come and create your very own chalk masterpiece. No registration required.

JUL 14 | SUN | 1—3 P.M.

FREE

LUNCHTIME AT VAN EPS

VAN EPS PARK

Did you know eating outside is a natural mood booster? Join us for the lunch hour and boost your mood!! You can purchase a meal from a Leonardo’s Cafe while sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying entertainment and games. Description of food and price to be added. Weather permitting. No registration required.

JUL 19 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.
AUG 23 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M.

FREE, FOOD AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

KUEHN POOL

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.

AUG 3 | SAT | 9 A.M. | BOAT CHECK-IN TIME
10 A.M. | RACE TIME

Register   FREE

SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS

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. Free. No registration required.

TBD | LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
TBD | TERRACE FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

FREE