Outdoor Pool Events

Pool Events


Children are invited to join us each Wednesday for story time.  Siouxland Libraries storytellers will be found on the west side of the pool deck at Kuehn Pool, prepared to share a story and some fun. New theme each week.
No registration required. Daily pool Admission.

JUN 6–AUG 1 Wed 1:50–2:05 p.m. Kuehn Pool


Did you ever dream about walking on water? With our new Wibit® Wiggle Bridge, you can—if you are able keep your balance! The Wiggle Bridge will be making stops at two different pools this summer. Daily pool admission.

JUN 11 –JUL 6 6:30–8 p.m.
Frank Olson Pool
JUL 9–AUG 3 6:30–8 p.m. Kuehn Pool

Lazy 5k

Looking for a challenge? We have one for you. Instead of hitting the trails for a 5K this summer, join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for one in the river! Not the Sioux River, but the lazy river at Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center. Enjoy the challenge of running a 5K against the current! Not interested in completing 44 laps on your own? No worries. Grab a friend and create a two-person or four-person relay. Open to first 100 registrants. Register early for a T-shirt! Registration required.

July 13
July 27
Friday 7 p.m. Drake Springs
Family Aquatic Center
$10 per person


Don’t laugh! Cardboard boats really can float! In fact, many boats raced three times at our previous events. Of those, we expect many will return and go for it once again. But here’s the catch: You may only use corrugated cardboard and duct tape. Use your imagination. Cardboard may be waxed. Here’s a hint: If you layer the cardboard, it will be much stronger. No wood, Styrofoam, fiberglass, or plastic, except for your oars and paddles. All boats must be powered by humans ages 7 years or older. Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea-worthiness—and quickest to sink! Come join in on the fun and win some prizes. Each boat will need two participants, one at each end of the pool. Life jackets for this event will be provided by Parks and Recreation and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required.
Registration required, #160009. Registration closes five business days in advance. FREE.

July 28 Sat 9 a.m. Boat check-in Kuehn Pool
July 28 Sat 10 a.m. Race time Kuehn Pool

Youth Triathlon

Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Swim, bike, and run in this fun mini triathlon.

Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes. Back by popular demand: chip timing with splits and overall time!

Two Wheeler Dealer will be providing 50% off bike tunings for all preregistered participants prior to the event. To take advantage of this deal, simply bring your bike to Two Wheeler Dealer prior to the race day and provide proof of event registration.

Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony! Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division. Coke will have a drawing to win a bike for registered participants. Two Wheeler Dealer will be donating a grand prize as well as providing giveaways to all preregistered participants.

Call 367–7665 with questions.

August 10

9 a.m. is packet pickup, all participants must be there by this time!

10 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 age start
10:15 a.m. . . . . . . .. . . . . 8–9 age start
10:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . .10–11 age start
10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . .12–13 age start
11 a.m. . . . . . . .. . . . . .14–18 age start

Register through August 1 for $10 and get a t-shirt.
Register on August 10 (race day) for $15.

Register Now


For many school-age children, summer is officially over. As kids head back to the classrooms, canines are perking up for their yearly end-of-summer trip to a place that is usually off limits—the pool! Laurel Oak and Terrace Park Aquatic Centers will each host a “dog-a-POOL-ooza.” We invite your dog to a fun-filled evening at the pool. Dogs will be required to bring their owners (no more than two dogs per owner), be current with their shots, and be ready to have a doggone good time! Dog off-leash rules will apply to this event. No swimming by dog owners.
No registration required. FREE.

TBA Laurel Oak Family Aquatic Center 
TBA  Terrace Park Family Aquatic Center