Need to get outside? We know just the place.
Sioux Falls offers over 80 outdoor parks that cover more than 3,000 acres throughout the city. Better yet, most of them are connected by over 25 miles of paved bike trails—all maintained throughout the year, so you can see the best of the city in any season.
Check out a few of our top parks, or stay for a while and see them all!
Witness a part of Sioux Falls history at McKennan Park, our crown jewel and oldest developed park. It’s conveniently located on South 3rd Avenue and features the Mediterranean Sunken Gardens, a restored bandshell originally built in 1926, and various sculptures.
Get out and play in McKennan’s free wading pool, basketball court, lit tennis courts, children’s play area, and more! You can reserve the picnic shelter for your next event or drop by for a day of outdoor exploring. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
Laurel Oak Park
There’s something for everyone at Laurel Oak Park! A baseball field and volleyball court, tennis courts, open picnic shelter, and a seasonal family aquatic center—where each season ends with an open swim for dogs! it’s all waiting for you, your family, and furry friends to enjoy.
The park’s amenities include a handicap accessible picnic shelter (with electricity), playgrounds, and restrooms. And you’ll find it on East 49th Street, close to Ronning Library and adjacent to John Harris Elementary School, so check it out for an afternoon or to burn off some after-school energy!
Explore some of Sioux Falls’ brightest hidden gems at Sertoma Park. You’ll find the Butterfly House & Aquarium and The Outdoor Campus, where kids can learn about their environment through hands-on classes and exhibits. With ponds, walking trails, bike trail access, and Nordic ski trails, Sertoma is the ultimate all-season nature location.
It’s also home to the Game, Fish, and Parks Department, as well as one of the state’s largest picnic pavilions. With a total of 17,000 square feet, this sheltered pavilion is the perfect place for your next group gathering. And it’s surrounded by five play areas that are separated for different age groups, so bring the kids for a can’t-miss outdoor experience.
Yankton Trail Park
The park includes 21 soccer fields, a children’s area, bike trail connection, and wheelchair access. Stop by and enjoy this beautiful outdoor space for family picnics and outdoor adventures!
What are you waiting for?
Whether you need recreation or relaxation, we have the perfect spot ready and waiting for you. Start planning your trip to any of the parks in Sioux Falls, and plan for a day well-spent.