It’s a Great Day…for a 5k!  Series

2015-2016 5k Dates -     6 months, 6 races, 6 different courses! Register for a single 5k race, or for the whole series. T-shirt included with full registration.  Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. 8am check in , 9am start.
NEW FOR 2015 - Tot Trot - Kids 1K...

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Snowshoe Series

The Snowshoe Series will be a fun and free way to learn the basics of snowshoe from Jesse Hansen from Rushmore Mountain Sports and Dana Garry-Reiprich  from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks in Deadwood. Snowshoes will be provided by GFP again for this course.  The classes...

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Cross Country Ski Series

Have you ever wanted to learn to cross country ski but just didn't know where to start? We are giving you the perfect opportunity to learn from an expert!  Jesse Hansen with Rushmore Mountain Sports will be teaching these classes on the Big Hill Nordic Trails. Instruction...

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2016 Water Park Pass Sale

2016 Water Park Season Passes are now on Half Price Sale. Passes are $75 per person (prices will double to $150 after June 1st). Passes may be purchased online or at the Rec Center. 

Children 3 & under are FREE! 

PURCHASE ONLINE or stop in to see us. 

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Community Rummage Sales

Next sale April 9, 2016 

It's the perfect time to clean house. Sporting Goods, household items, furniture, collectibles, books and SO MUCH MORE! Reserve a table to sell your goods, come shop others junk and find your treasure, or DONATE your goods to the Rec Center to sell....

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MLB Pitch Hit and Run

The Official skills competition of Major League Baseball, Pitch, Hit and Run (PHR) competition encourages youth participation and emphasizes that baseball and softball are fun. In this free competition, boys and girls ages 7 to 14 compete separately in four age divisions...

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Splash, Flash and Dash - Kids Tri

Splash, Flash and Dash  - Triathlon for kids 5-14 yrs   Sunday, July 10, 2016 Spearfish Rec and Aquatics Center 8AM
Early-bird Registration due May 31 includes a shirt  - Registration Deadline June 22 shirt not included 

5-8 yrs Swim 50 yds, Bike .5 miles, Run .25 miles


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NFL Punt, Pass & Kick

Sept. 7, 2016  4 to 6PM Spartan Field  330 State St

Awards will be presented at the end of the event. 
The NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete individually against their peers. Girls...

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Northern Hills Senior Games

When: June 10-11, 2016  Where: Various Locations throughout the Northern Hills.  NEW EVENTS COMING TO LOCAL GAMES!!  The Northern Hills Senior Games is a regional Olympic-style sports festival for adult athletes (ages 50+).  Events include a 5K, Basketball, Bean Bag Toss,...

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Fall Festival

Spooktacular Youth & Family Carnival - Friday, October 28th 5-8PM

Carnival Booth/Haunted Hike Application

Games, Booths, Prizes, Candy, Fun & more! The Pavilion turns into a spooky and fun carnival for the whole family. $.50 cents per ticket. Most booths 1 to 2 tickets....

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Community Easter Egg Hunt

March 26, 2016: The Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs for children 10 years old and under to find in the Spearfish City Park by the bandshell.   After the eggs are all found The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.  Please bring a basket and your camera. 

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Flick & Float Pool Parties

Grab a floatie and relax to a movie in the pool. Movies will be shown on our HUGE outdoor movie screen. This is ultimate SUMMER FUN! All movies begin at sunset (not dark), and are family-friendly movies. Waterpark opens early with movie to start at sunset.

2016 Dates 

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Movies in the Parks Series

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head to the park for a FREE summer evening of entertainment!! Current & Classic Movies will be shown at local parks around town this summer. All movies will be family friendly, and will be shown on our HUGE outdoor screen. Movies begin at...

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Dog Days of Summer!

Tuesday, September 7, 2016 5 to 7pm

Dogs take over during this fun doggie swim . 
Doggie Paddle (open swim for pups) - One "obedient" dog per person  - * Fair Weather Event Only*
Humans will not be allowed in the water above their knees! 

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Strider Balance Bike Camp

March 7,8,9,10,11 - 6-7 pm

This camp is for children age 2-5 and it provides a solid foundation of balance and the ability to stride. This allows young children the opportunity to develop motor skills, go on riding adventures and keep up on family outings. Each class is...

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