Outdoor Recreation

FAMILY PARK FISHING SATURDAYS

FAMILY PARK | #170077 | ALL AGES

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.

No registration required.

JUN 1–JUL 27 | SAT | 9 A.M.–12 NOON 

FREE


YOUTH FISHING

WEST COVELL LAKE | AGES: 4-17

Today’s families often have limited opportunities to connect with the natural environment through outdoor experiences. Fishing in your local parks is a perfect way to combat this statistic. We’ll provide the bait, fishing poles, and instruction on a first–come, first–served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult and a five–to–one ratio of children to adults must be observed. Participants ages 16 and above must have a valid South Dakota fishing license.

No registration required.

JUN 18 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON 
JUL 16 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON
AUG 6 | TUE | 10:30 A.M.–12 NOON

FREE

 

FULL MOON HIKE 

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 6+ 

Come out and see Great Bear under the full Buck moon’s glow! Hiking not only provides the physical relief of other exercise choices, but hiking in nature has been shown to be a powerful anxiety and stress reliever for people of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Participants must be able to hike one mile on uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes. 

Registration required.

JUL 16 | TUE | 7–8 P.M. 

Register  FREE

 

STORYTIME TRAIL

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 2-5

Children will explore the nature around them as they partake in a storytime hike through Arrowhead Park and complete a nature craft. Your child will further develop their powers of observation and creativity while exploring a natural environment.

Registration required.

AUG 3 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
AUG 17 | SAT | 10:30–11:30 A.M. | ALL ABOUT PLANTS

Register   $5 PER PARTICIPANT

 

I CAN FISH! PRESCHOOL FISHING

FAMILY PARK | AGES: 4-5

Fishing is a great way for a child to feel connected to nature while exercising essential motor skills. After reading a fish story and creating a craft, participants will learn to fish at Family Park Lake. All equipment will be provided. Parent participation is required.

Np registration required.

AUG 10 | SAT | 10–11 A.M.

FREE

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

RIVERDALE PARK | AGES: 18+

Learn how to incorporate natural solutions while playing, camping, or adventuring in the great outdoors! Essential oils are a great option for bug repellent, seasonal threats, bug bite relief, sunburn relief, and to keep your body cool on those hot and humid sunny days.

Registration required.

AUG 12 | MON | 6-7 P.M.

Register   FREE