Outdoor Recreation

SUPER HERO SKATE PARTY

SHERMAN ICE RINK | ALL AGES

Have you always wanted to learn a little bit more about your Sioux Falls local heroes but never got a chance? Join us and bring your best super hero costume to match our local heroes’ attire. No registration required.

FEB 9 | SUN | 1–3 P.M. | FREE

FREE

DATE NIGHT SKATE NIGHTS IN FEBRUARY

ALL OUTDOOR ICE RINKS | ALL AGES

BOGO skate rentals are the name of the game for date night at all outdoor public ice rinks. Buy one skate rental and get one of equal or lesser value free of charge for that special someone! No registration required.

FEB 4, 11 | TUE | 4–8 P.M. | BUY ONE GET ONE SKATE RENTALS

ICE FISHING 101

FAMILY PARK LAKE | ALL AGES

Winter is the perfect season to explore your frozen waterways while enjoying the cool calming atmosphere. Come brave the cold with the Outdoor Campus and SFPR to learn the basics of the sport of ice fishing. All equipment provided. Registration required.

FEB 8 | SAT | 9–10 A.M.

Register   FREE

Showshoe Hike

SNOWSHOE HIKE

UPPER TUTHILL PARK | AGES: 18+

Are you looking to get outside in the winter months? Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter and you can even burn up to 1,000 calories per hour! Participants will learn the basics of snowshoeing before going on a group snowshoe walk throughout the park. Please meet at the upper Tuthill Park shelter. Registration required.

MAR 10 | TUE | 7–8 P.M. | FREE

Register   FREE

Birding

Birding HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 18+

Birds are a piece of nature that are always around us. Through every season, in your backyard, at the lake, or even in the city, birds are all around you. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about the birds that you see every day, join us on our hike and you can learn how to spot and identify these flying creatures. On our hike you can take in all that nature has to offer while enjoying the sights and sounds of some of South Dakota’s wildlife. Registration required.

MAR 24 | TUE | 5–6 P.M. 

Register   FREE

SUNSET FISHING

WEST COVELL LAKE | ALL AGES

Whether you already enjoy fishing or would like to learn how to fish, this program is for you! Fishing is a great way to relieve stress while spending time outdoors. We will provide the necessary equipment for you and your family to have an enjoyable fishing experience. Poles and bait will be available on a first come, first-served basis. Individuals 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. No registration required.

APR 14, 28, MAY 12 | TUE | 6–8 P.M.

FREE

EARTH DAY EXPLORERS 

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 6–12 

Get in the spirit of Earth Day by participating in Earth Day Explorers! Studies show that spending time in nature can reduce stress and anxiety and even promote emotional development in children. Participants will participate in an Earth Day service project, craft, and other outdoor-themed activities. Participants must be prepared to spend the day outside, wear closed-toed shoes, and bring a water bottle. Registration required. 

APR 19 | SUN | 2–4 P.M. 

Register   $10 PER CHILD

Fishathon

NATIONAL KIDS TO THE PARK DAY FISHATHON

WEST COVELL LAKE | ALL AGES

Our NEW “BOGA” Parties include one 30-minute Boga class for uWhat better way to kick off the summer fishing season than with a fishathon! Prizes will be awarded to youth participants under the age of 16 for the largest fish, smallest fish, and the most fish caught! Individuals 16 years of age and older must have a valid South Dakota fishing license. No registration required.

MAY 16 | SAT | 10 A.M.–12 NOON

FREE

 

Geocoaching

INTRO TO GEOCACHING HIKE

GREAT BEAR RECREATION PARK | AGES: 18+

Geocaching is a fun and exciting way to integrate technology into our outdoor pursuits. You’ll embark on a scavenger hunt for a cache hidden by other geocachers. You will navigate the hike using a GPS unit. On this hike you will learn how to operate a GPS unit and you will have the opportunity to use it while hiding a cache to mark its location and to search for a hidden cache. Registration required.

MAY 21 | THU | 5:30–6:30 P.M.

Register   $5 PER PERSON

 

Compass

MAP AND COMPASS TREASURE HUNTERS

ARROWHEAD PARK | #473003 | AGES: 6–11

Will you be able to find the hidden treasure? Through this fun-filled treasure hunting adventure, participants will learn the basics of using a map and compass. Studies have shown that children who understand how to read maps have an increased level of spatial thinking, which is an important problem solving skill. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. All supplies are provided. Registration required.

MAY 30 | SAT | 1–2 P.M. 

Register   $5 PER CHILD

ORIENTEERING 101

ARROWHEAD PARK | AGES: 18+

Cell phones can be very useful in helping you find your way if you are lost, but would you know how to navigate without one? The ability to use a map and compass can be extremely helpful if you find yourself in unfamiliar surroundings. After an introductory lesson to map reading skills and compass use, participants will test their skills on a preset self–guided orienteering course using nothing but a map and compass to find their way. Registration required.

MAY 30 | SAT | 3:30–4:30 P.M.

Register   $8 PER PERSON