Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Announces Dates for Outdoor Pools Closing for the Season

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announces staggered closing dates for the outdoor aquatic facilities as the 2021 summer season wraps up.

Sunday, August 8  Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center 
Sunday, August 8 Kuehn Pool
Sunday, August 15 Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center
Sunday, September 5 Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center

*Schedule subject to change; information posted on our website.

“Many of the summer lifeguard staff will end their employment to head back to college or begin fall activities. The pool closing schedule allows the safe management of pools with the number of available staff. This year’s closing dates are consistent with our schedules from past years,” says Recreation Program Coordinator Jean Pearson. “Every year our goal is to keep one or two pools open until the Sunday prior to Labor Day.”
  • Lap Swimming and Water Walking at Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center will continue weekdays, 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., through Friday, August 20, 2021.
  • Beginning Monday, August 23, through Sunday, September 5, 2021, Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center hours of operation will be Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Pioneer Spray Park, located at 1800 East Walnut Street, will remain open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily into September (as weather permits).

Two fun events to close out the outdoor pool season are also planned. Swimming Gone to the Dogs will take place on the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, August 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center
  • Tuesday, September 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center

A shout-out to our incredible staff for keeping our residents and customers safe. Our aquatics team works hard all season and deserves to be celebrated and recognized for their talents at aquatic events, swimming lessons, and daily pool hours. We are lucky to have an amazing team prepared and professional from our community, for our community. Thank a lifeguard today! We hope everyone had as much fun as we did.

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