COVID-19 Updates

Safe Play and Safer Sioux Falls Pledge

The mission of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is to enhance the quality of life by providing safe and enjoyable experiences through people, programs, places and partnerships. We want to fulfill our mission in a safe way, so all of our staff and facilities have taken the Safer Sioux Falls Pledge. As part of that pledge, here are some of the safety measures you will see in our facilities:

  • Masks are encouraged in common areas when not swimming or partaking in physical activities
  • Physical distancing reminders
  • Regular and thorough sanitization of high-touch, high-traffic surfaces
  • Sneeze guards will be installed where needed to protect patrons and staff

We value the opportunity to Explore, Connect, and Play with our neighbors, and we strive to do that by providing a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can live an active and fun lifestyle. Together, we can take care, be safe, and have fun!

For details on the pledge, visit

The City of Sioux Falls is committed to offering family friendly opportunities while reducing the spread of COVID-19. Due to the public health risks of COVID-19, a number of precautions are being taken in the management of City owned facilities, park system amenities, and recreation programs. 


Community Centers

More information. 

Indoor Pool: OPEN

The Midco® Aquatic Center is open. For more information, visit

Parks: OPEN  

Drinking fountains will remain closed. Park users are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles with them.

Trails: OPEN

While public parks and trails remain open, to help protect the health of the Sioux Falls community and in support of efforts to decrease the spread of illness, it remains imperative that park users:

  • Practice physical distancing
    • Maintain space of six feet or more between individuals

    Limit exposure to “high-touch” surfaces such as:
    • Handrails
    • Picnic tables
    • Benches

  • Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene:
    • Wash hands often with soap and water
    • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
    • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth
    • Stay home if feeling ill

On the trails:

  • Avoid crowds
  • Maintain space of six feet or more between you and others
  • Keep to the right
  • When passing, call out “on your left”
  • Clean up your pet’s waste

Additional Resources:

For questions, please contact Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation by phone at 605-367-8222 during regular business hours.

COVID-19 related updates and other information about our programming is also posted to our social media pages: