COVID-19 Updates

Last update: 6/22/2020

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

Expanded recreation programming will be provided while maintaining physical distancing recommendations this summer. This includes additional hydrant parties, expanded community center hours of operation, 11 additional playground program sites, and a new collaborative citywide program to include scavenger hunts, science and art activities, fitness challenges, outdoor yoga, online escape rooms, virtual programming and more.

For questions, please call 605-367-8222.

Community Centers

Maricar, Oyate, and Morningside Community Centers opened June 3, 2020 with open gym from 1-5 p.m.  Additional hours and programming will be added through the summer. 

Outdoor Pools: CLOSED

Outdoor Aquatic Facilities closed for the summer.
Based on the continued presence of COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls area, the high cost of operations and burdensome recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for aquatic facilities, City-owned pools suspended operations for the summer 2020 season. These aquatic facilities include Terrace, Laurel Oak, Kuehn, Frank Olson, Drake Springs, and McKennan Wading Pool. No swimming lessons are being offered this summer.

The Pioneer Spray Park is open.

Indoor Pool: OPEN

The Midco® Aquatic Center is open. For more information, visit
No swimming lessons are being offered this summer.

Parks: OPEN  

Picnic shelters, public restrooms and outdoor wedding venues are 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: