Programs & Classes

The Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Fun Guide has indoor and outdoor activities for all ages!  View printable version.  View interactive version on ISSUU.

PLAYGROUP PROGRAM

AGES:2-6

Gather your friends at our “house” to play, create, and socialize. Our playgroups are open for kids from infant age to prekindergarten age. We will provide the equipment and toys while parents and adults provide the supervision. Not intended for childcare centers or in-home care providers. A 5-to-1 ratio of children to adults must be observed.

SEP 21–DEC 30 | MON, WED, FRI | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | MORNINGSIDE C.C.
SEP 22–DEC 31 | TUE, THU | 10 A.M.–12 NOON | KUEHN C.C.

Register   FREE 


CRAFT TIME AT PLAYGROUP

Once a month, we will be adding a little extra to our playgroup times. In addition to playing and burning some energy, your child will have the opportunity to put together a fun craft. The same craft will be made each month at Kuehn and Morningside Community Centers. Crafts are free while supplies last.

OCTOBER—HALLOWEEN CRAFT
OCT 26 | MON | 10:30 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. 
OCT 27 | TUE | 10:30 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. 

NOVEMBER—FALL CRAFT
NOV 16 | MON | 10:30 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. 
NOV 17 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.| MORNINGSIDE C.C. 

Register   FREE

 

NINJA WARRIORS TRAINING

KUEHN C.C.  | AGES: 4-5

Unleash your inner ninja during this high-energy activity class. Learn the tricks to being a stealthy ninja as you run, jump, and kick your way through this class. Registration required.
SEP 10 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD
OCT 15 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | $5 PER CHILD    

Register   FREE

 

MOM & ME FALL CANVAS PAINTING

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 2-5

Using paints and a canvas, children will create a different piece of art each month that will look beautiful on your wall and will be a great piece of memorabilia for years to come. During this class, children will have the opportunity to increase their creativity and motor skills. Paint and other supplies will be used in this class, so dress for possible spills. Each month’s creation will be based on the season. Registration required.

SEP 19 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.  
OCT 17 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.
NOV 21 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. 

Register   $5 PER CHILD


TODDLER SPORTS

AGES: 2-3

Enjoy a fun-filled hour learning and playing basketball, soccer, and T-ball. Your little one will work on developing key motor and teamwork skills, while having fun! All supplies and equipment needed will be provided. 

SEP 29 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C. 
OCT 6 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | MARICAR C.C.

Register   $5 PER CHILD 


TODDLER GYM

AGES: 2-3

These classes will introduce your child to basic movement skills and encourage them to work on hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. Each session will focus on different skills using parachutes, balls, and riding toys encouraging your little one to engage with other participants of the same age. Registration required.

OCT 19 | MON | 6–7 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.
NOV 7 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | KUEHN C.C. 
NOV 14 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. 

Register   $5 PER CHILD

 

WILDLIFE WONDERS

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 2-5

Variety is the spice of life in this fun-filled class for 2–5-year-olds and their parents. Wildlife-themed crafts, games, and painting will keep you and your child busy. Parents will help their child to develop social and motor skills while expressing their creative ability. Please dress in mess-friendly clothes. Parent participation required.
Registration required.

OCT 11 | SUN | 1–2 P.M.  
NOV 15 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. 

Register   $5 PER CHILD


COLORS OF FALL

LEGACY PARK | AGES: 2-5

Take a hike on the trail at Legacy Park searching high and low for all the colors of nature this fall season. Little ones and their parents will learn about nature together through stories, a nature walk, and take home a fall-themed craft. Registration required.

OCT 17 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON


HALLOWEEN CREATURES CREATION

KUEHN C.C. | AGES:2-3

Excited for Halloween? So are we! Join us at Kuehn Community Center for this fun afternoon of building a creature-filled poster to show off during Halloween. All the supplies will be provided. Just bring your energy and imagination, and see what Halloween creatures come home with you. Registration required. 

OCT 27 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. 

Register   $5 PER CHILD 


FUN AND FIT DAY 

KUEHN C.C. | AGES:2-6

Ride, run, jump, and jam! Join SFPR and participate in fitness-related activities, all while having fun! Children must be supervised by an individual 16 years of age or older. A 5-to-1 ratio of children to adults must be observed. No registration required. 

NOV 14 | SAT | 10–12 NOON 

FREE

KIDS’ CROSS-COUNTRY MEETS

MORNINGSIDE PARK | AGES: 4-14

The Sioux Falls Area Running Club and Runner’s Block, along with SFPR, are hosting three kids’ cross-country meets this fall. The three-race cross-country series is for children, kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration begins at 4 p.m. With races beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Assumption of the Risk & Waiver Statement Form

SEP 2 | WED | 4 P.M.
SEP 9 | WED | 4 P.M. 
SEP 16 | WED | 4 P.M. 

FREE

FLOOR HOCKEY 

OYATE C.C.  | AGES: 6-9

Floor hockey is played indoors using plastic sticks, a plastic puck, and tennis shoes. With no contact or ice, children will learn the basics of hockey wearing their own two shoes! Registration required.

SEP 15 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. 

Register   $5 PER CHILD


YOUTH KICKBALL

JEFFERSON PARK SOFTBALL DIAMOND  | AGES: 6-12

Lace up your shoes one last time and head to the fields for this one-day pickup kickball game. You will have a ball as you kick for the fences for an early afternoon of fun! No team necessary, as Parks and Recreation Staff will place participants onto teams for this pickup game format! Participants must wear closed toed shoes, no cleats. Registration required.

OCT 3 | SAT | 10–11:30 A.M. | FREE

Register   FREE


INDOOR ARCHERY

AGES: 6-12

Come join South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation as we learn all the basics of archery while using compound bows. From proper technique and stance, to fun shooting challenges, the whole family will enjoy a night of indoor shooting fun together! Registration required.

OCT 7 | WED | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | MORNINGSIDE C.C. 
OCT 14 | WED | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. 

Register   FREE


YOUTH WHIRLYBALL

KENNY ANDERSON C.C.  | AGES: 6-9

Ever wonder what you get when you mix lacrosse with drivable scooters? Well, we have the modified version of it for you that will prove to be a blast! Parks and Recreation staff will divide participants up into two teams of up to five players. Players use scoops to try to toss a ball through elevated backboards at opposite ends of an enclosed court all while driving indoor scooters!

OCT 8 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD

 

YOUTH FUTSAL

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 6-9

Futsal is a fast-paced version of soccer with a couple of twists. One of the major differences is that Futsal is played indoors. The game is played 5 vs. 5 rather than a traditional 11 vs. 11 soccer match, giving everyone plenty of playing time to make a difference! Futsal also utilizes a special weighted indoor ball to ensure maximum control. Join us for some fun! Do not worry about teams, Parks and Recreation staff will help build the teams.

OCT 17 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

Register   $5 PER CHILD


PUMPKIN CARVING CLASS

FAMILY 

Love carving pumpkins but not the mess? Try on your costume and come carve your very own masterpiece just in time for Halloween! You will have a spooktacular time as you create the best pumpkin that will have all of the other trick-or-treaters talking. Pumpkins will be provided. 

OCT 20 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | KENNY ANDERSON C.C.
OCT 29 | THU | 6–7 P.M. | KUEHN C.C. | $10 PER PARTICIPANT

Register   $10 PER PARTICIPANT


DOGGIE DIY

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 6-9

Homemade dog treats are not only enjoyable, simple, and economical to make, they can be very beneficial to your beloved pet’s health. Unlike store-bought treats, you know exactly what your pet is eating when you make your own treats. Participants will create two different doggie treats as well as a dog-themed craft to take home. Registration required.

NOV 12 | THU | 6–7 P.M.

Register   $8 PER PERSON


YOUTH PICKLEBALL

TERRY REDLIN ELEMENTARY | AGES: 6-9

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! 

NOV 14 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

Register   FREE


MARSHMALLOW LAUNCHERS

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 6-12

Come and make your own marshmallow launcher and you will have endless fun knocking down turkeys and thanksgiving feasts! We will start by making and decorating a launcher and finish with using your launcher to make the marshmallows fly! 

NOV 17 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M.

Register   $10 PER CHILD


BASKETBALL SKILLS COMPETITION

OYATE C.C. | AGES: 8-17

Are you looking for somewhere to showcase your basketball skills? Looking for an individual competition? We have the competition for you! Participants will compete in the Hoop Shoot, Free Throw, and Hot Spot Contest. During this competition, contestants divided into four age divisions, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17 and by gender. Champions in each age division, for both boys and girls, will receive a one-of-a-kind champion t-shirt and bragging rights! Registration required.

AUG 6 | THU | 3:30–5:30 P.M.

Register   FREE


MADDEN NFL TOURNAMENT

AGES: 10–17 

Our Madden NFL Tournament is back for another year. Come battle for the title of best Madden NFL player in Sioux Falls and leave with no doubts you gave it all on the field. This tournament will consist of a double-elimination bracket that will crown the best of the best on one of the most popular sport video games of all time. Scheels gift card prize will be awarded to the champion. Registration required.

SEP 4 | FRI | 11 A.M.–1 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.
SEP 4 | FRI | 2–4 P.M. | OYATE C.C.

Register   $5 PER PERSON


FLAG FOOTBALL 

AGES: 10–14

Are you missing being out on the football field scoring touchdowns with your friends? If so, gather your teammates and come play some flag football! Do not have a team? No sweat; we will find a team for you to join for this “pickup game” format. All are welcome!

SEP 5 | SAT | 10–11 A.M. | MARION PARK
SEP 10 | THU | 6:30–7:30 P.M. | LINWOOD PARK

Register   FREE

 

TEEN OPEN MIC NIGHT

MARICAR C.C.  | AGES: 13–18

Calling on teens who sing, dance, rap, write poetry, or play an instrument. Are you in a band or have some other awesome stand-up talent? Here is your chance to showcase your talents. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Registration required for those wishing to perform.

NOV 13 | FRI | 7–9 P.M.

Register   FREE


TEEN/TWEEN PICKLEBALL

TERRY REDLIN ELEMENTARY  | AGES: 10–17

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! 

NOV 14 | SAT | 11 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   FREE


ZUMBA FITNESS  

KUEHN C.C.  | AGES: 18+

Zumba is a high-energy dance workout with a party-like atmosphere that does not disappoint. Zumba is proven to produce a large calorie burn without ever feeling like you are working out. Many different styles of music and dance are utilized. All skill levels are welcome. Each class is different. No equipment required, besides tennis shoes, so grab a friend and come join us! Registration required.

SEP 1–NOV 3 | TUE | 6–7 P.M.

 

Register   $45 PER PERSON

 

DEEP WATER AEROBICS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

Do you enjoy water aerobics? Let us challenge you a step further and take this fitness class into the deep water! This challenging session incorporates high-intensity, nonimpact strength and cardiovascular movements that provide one of the best forms of exercise. Also great on the bones and joints! Participants must be comfortable in deep water. Registration required.

SEP 8–OCT 1 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M.
OCT 6–OCT 29 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M.
NOV 3–DEC 1 | TUE, THU | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | *No class NOV 26

 

Register   $35 PER SERIES


BOGA FIT

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER  | AGES: 18+

Float your fitness with the NEW 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. Active wear over your swimwear recommended. Be ready to get wet! Registration required.

SEP 8–OCT 27 | TUE | 5:45–6:30 P.M. 
SEP 12–OCT 31 | SAT | 7:15–8 A.M.
SEP 13–NOV 1 | SUN | 12:15–1 P.M.

 

Register   $35 PER SERIES

 

HYDRORIDERS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER  | AGES: 18+

Spin your wheels in the water! We are 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.

SEP 9–OCT 2 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M.
OCT 7–OCT 30 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M.
NOV 4–DEC 2 | WED, FRI | 5:45–6:30 A.M. *No class NOV 11, NOV 26

 

Register   $35 PER SERIES


BUNCO

MORNINGSIDE C.C.  | 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. Come out and learn how to play this fast-paced dice game. Registration required.

OCT 14 | WED | 6–8 P.M.
NOV 18 | WED | 6–8 P.M. 
DEC 9 | WED | 6–8 P.M. 

 

Register   FREE


AQUA KICK

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

Submerge yourself into the new intensity of kickboxing in the water. This fun and unique workout combines a variety of kicks, jabs, core exercises, and more! You are sure to sweat, but you do not need to get your hair wet! Registration required.

SEP 11–OCT 30 | FRI | 12 NOON–12:45 P.M.  

 

Register   $35 PER SERIES


WATER AEROBICS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER  | AGES: 18+

Splash into your Monday with a combination of exercises that will work your entire body. Join us in the shallow end for this medium to high intensity workout. You are sure to sweat, but you do not need to get your hair wet! Registration required.

SEP 14–NOV 23 | MON | 5:45–6:30 A.M. | *No class OCT 12 

 

Register   $45 PER SERIES


AQUA BURST

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

Join us over your lunch hour for this fast-paced cardio workout. We will get your heart rate up as we swim multiple laps with fins and utilize the kickboards for a variety of different exercises. You are sure to sweat, but you do not need to get your hair wet! Registration required.

SEP 16–NOV 4 | WED | 12 NOON–12:45 P.M.

 

Register   $35 PER SERIES


STAY STRONG: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER | AGES: 18+

This warm water class is designed to assist you in improving your strength and cardiovascular health. The class format combines body resistance and water exercise equipment with light-to-moderate aerobic exercise. During the 45 minutes of instruction, class participants will strengthen their major muscle groups, as well as improve range of motion of all muscles and joints. Improvement of flexibility, balance, and stamina can be expected. The movements of cardio activity are different for every class in order for your body to receive optimal benefit for your physical health! Registration required. 

SEP 21–OCT 26 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M. | *No class OCT 12
OCT 28–DEC 2 | MON, WED | 9–9:45 A.M.  

 

Register   $45 PER SERIES

 

WALKING PROGRAM

MORNINGSIDE C.C.  | AGES: 18+

Morningside Community Center’s walking program is a great way to stay healthy and active in a climate-controlled environment. Lap counters are available so you can log your daily progress. Come for some exercise and socialize along the way!

SEP 21–DEC 31 | MON–FRI | 8–10 A.M.

 

Register   FREE


MOVE IT OR LOSE IT

MIDCO AQUATIC CENTER  | AGES: 18+

This 45-minute warm water class will get you moving! This light-to-moderate intensity class will engage your entire body using the water and equipment for resistance. Registration required.

SEP 22–OCT 22 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M.
OCT 27–DEC 1 | TUE, THU | 9–9:45 A.M. | *No class NOV 26

 

Register   $45 PER SERIES


TERRARIUM BUILDING

MARICAR C.C. | AGES: 18+

Back by popular demand, so register early! With long winter days around the corner, what better way to exercise your green thumb than to build a terrarium? Terrariums add green to an indoor space, have been shown to increase indoor air quality, reduce stress, and increase workplace productivity. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. 

SEP 27 | SUN | 1–2 P.M. 

 

Register   $16 PER PERSON


HALLOWEEN GLASS DECORATION

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 18+

If you enjoy decorating for Halloween, then this class is for you. Bring a little fun to your house with this cute little decoration. Join us for a great time of socialization, while learning a new craft. From start to finish, using a glass block, some vinyl, and some ribbon, you will put this cute project together. Registration required.

OCT 7 | WED | 6–8 P.M. 

 

Register   $16 PER PERSON

 

FALL DÉCOR DIY

MARICAR C.C.  | AGES: 18+

Create your own fall décor with us! Using only mason jar lids, participants will create a pumpkin decoration to display and increase everyone’s fall spirit. All supplies provided. Price includes cost of materials. 

NOV 17 | TUE | 6:30–7:30 P.M. 

 

Register   $15 PER PERSON


HEALTHY HABITS 

KUEHN C.C. | AGES: 18+

Come and learn how to help support your immune system during this cold/flu season with powerful natural options. We will also share our favorite “treat” recipes that are refined sugar and guilt-free! Registration required.

OCT 1 | THU | 6-7 P.M. 
NOV 17 | TUE | 6–7 P.M. 

 

Register   FREE


HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE 

OYATE C.C.  | AGES: 18+

Holidays are supposed to be an enjoyable time of the year, but often times create additional stress in our lives. This class will demonstrate to participants how to support your emotions, get quality sleep, and help your stomach digest all that extra holiday food peacefully. Registration required.

NOV 19 | THU | 6–7 P.M.

 

Register   FREE


FALL SENIOR BIKE TRAIL TOUR

FALLS PARK, QUEEN BEE MILL | AGES: 55+

This experience is for those who are not able to explore our beautiful bike trail system on their own. Round-trip golf cart tours will allow you to experience stunning views of the river, parks, and wildlife. All tours will leave from the Queen Bee Mill at Falls Park. Participants must be able to transfer onto and off the golf carts independently. FREE. Preregister online for these limited space tours. For more information, please call 978-6930. Registration required.

SEP 10 | THU | 9 A.M. | FREE
SEP 10 | THU | 10 A.M. | FREE
SEP 10 | THU | 11 A.M. | FREE
SEP 10 | THU | 12 NOON | FREE

Register   FREE

WALKING PROGRAM

MORNINGSIDE C.C. | AGES: 18+

Morningside Community Center’s walking program is a great way to stay healthy and active in a climate-controlled environment. Lap counters are available so you can log your daily progress. Come for some exercise and socialize along the way!

SEP 21–DEC 31 | MON–FRI | 8–10 A.M. | FREE

Free

 

SENIOR CARDS

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 55+

Join in on the fun through playing games, socializing, and laughing with both older and younger friends. At any age, playing games is healthy for the mind and body. Games can keep the brain active, involve social interaction, and are a good form of entertainment. Don’t forget a treat to share with the group. Join us for games such as pinochle, bridge, canasta, rummy, cribbage, backgammon, Scrabble, bingo, and pokeno—no need to play just one!

SEP 21–DEC 28 | MON | 1–5 P.M. | FREE

Free

 

SENIOR PINOCHLE

KENNY ANDERSON C.C. | AGES: 55+

Join in on the fun through playing games, socializing, and laughing with both older and younger friends. At any age, playing games is healthy for the mind and body. Games can keep the brain active, involve social interaction, and are a good form of entertainment. Tuesday’s cards feature the game pinochle, and it is sure to be a good time. Don’t forget a treat to share with the group!

SEP 22–DEC 29 | TUE | 1–5 P.M.

Free

 

GOLDEN AGE—RECREATIONAL DAY

AGES: 55+

Join us at our community centers for a fun-filled morning of recreational activities. Air hockey, pool, ping pong, foosball, Wii, puzzles, and table games will all be available. We will brew the coffee, you bring the positive energy. Registration required.

SEP 24 | THU | 10–12 P.M. | OYATE C.C.
OCT 22 | THU | 10–12 P.M. | KUEHN C.C.

Register   FREE

 

LIFE STORY—SCRAPBOOK CLASS

KUEHN C.C. | AGES: 55+

There may be no activity for our golden age community that’s more meaningful than capturing their own unique life story, either in written form or by gathering their photos and mementos together in a scrapbook—not only do they preserve a slice of history, but they also get the chance to reflect on their own life experiences. Come enjoy some scrapbooking fun with us at Kuehn Community Center. Scrapbooks provided. Registration required.

NOV 3 | TUE | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

Register   $16 PER PERSON