The summer season is getting ready to kick off and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Department has announced pool openings and summer programs to keep kids and families busy all summer long.

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All of the outdoor aquatic facilities will open (weather permitting) at 1 PM on Friday, May 31.

  • Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center, 301 South Fairfax Avenue (daily admission or swim pass).
  • Frank Olson Pool, 4101 East 16th Street (daily admission or swim pass).
  • Hayward Park Splash Pad, 400 North Valley View Road (currently open, free).
  • Kuehn Park Pool, 2309 South Kuehn Park Road (daily admission or swim pass).
  • Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center, 3401 East 49th Street (daily admission or swim pass).
  • Midco® Aquatic Center, 1601 South Western Avenue (daily admission or swim pass).
  • McKennan Park Wading Pool, 1500 South Third Avenue (free).
  • Pioneer Spray Park, 1789 East Pine Street (free).
  • Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center, 1001 West Madison Avenue (daily admission or swim pass).

How Much Do Sioux Falls Pools Cost?

Prices are $5 for ages 2 to 17, $6 for adults, seniors 55+ are $5, and children under 2 are free. The Spray Park and the wading pools at Frank Olson, Kuehn, and McKennan are free.

You can also get a Sioux Falls swim pass and swim all summer. You can buy a swim pass at the Midco Aquatic Center or at most of the outdoor pools all summer. For more about the Sioux Falls swim pass click here.
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Some of the other great summer programs include:

  • School’s Out Summer Pool Party: Join the festivities on Sunday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at all outdoor pools. Enjoy music, pool games, and a chance to meet the aquatic staff.
  • Fitness in the Park: A revamped program offering guided exercises followed by workout options on outdoor fitness equipment or a cool-down on the Recreation Trail. Free; six sessions are offered throughout the summer.
  • Storyland Children’s Theatre: Free children’s theatre performances kick off on June 18 with the Wizard of Oz.
  • Trail-gating Festival: Get ready for tailgating season with this popular event returning in August.
  • Independence Day Celebration: A new location for lunch on the south side of the Levitt is planned, along with a 5k run, parade, and fireworks.

You can get more information about the aquatics facilities and programs at the City of Sioux Falls Aquatics page.

All the info about summer programs and swimming lessons can be found in the Summer Activities Guide.

Sources: City of Sioux Falls and Dakota News Now

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