Spring and Summer Programming

Online Registration

  • Begins April 20 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and save between 20%-30% of programming fees.
  • Early Bird pricing will end Friday, May 21, at 11:00 p.m.
  • Registrations close (unless noted) one week prior to the start of each session/class.
  • Payment for all online registration must be with credit or debit card.
  • Must have a current email address to register online.
  • If you are interested in registering online but do not have computer access, the Brookings Public Library has computers for public use. The user must be 18 yrs old and have either an ID or library card.
  • There will be NO phone registration. 
  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

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SWIMMING

HILLCREST AQUATIC CENTER

1505 5TH STREET | (605) 692-2387 | OPEN DAILY (May 29–August 15) | 1:00–8:00PM


SEASON TICKETS & ADMISSION

  • SEASON TICKETS: (ONSALE TUESDAY, APRIL 13 AT 12:01AM)
    • Individual (all ages): $60.00 + tax
    • Family of three: $150.00 + tax
    • Each additional family member: $25.00 + tax
    • May 26–May 28: Season ticket sales available from 4:00–6:30pm
    • Beginning May 29: Season ticket sales available daily during regular open swim hours
    • All season ticket holders (including all family members) will be issued a photo ID and must possess this ID when entering the aquatic center. Season ticket purchasers are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets/IDs prior to the season during the dates and times listed. The same ID card may be used during future years.
  • DAILY ADMISSION
    • All ages: $6.00 + tax
    • Children one year of age and under are admitted free.
  • DISCOUNT CARD
    • 10 daily passes: $54.00 + tax
  • LAP SWIM
    • JUNE 7–AUGUST 13:  Monday–Friday 12:00–1:00pm, 5:00–6:30pm 
    • *Lap Swim included with purchase of a season ticket or with the purchase of a daily admission.
  • WATER AEROBICS
    • JUNE 7–AUGUST 13: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30–6:30pm
    • *Water Aerobics included with purchase of a season ticket or with the purchase of a daily admission.
  • PARTY PAD RENTAL
    • $25/hr during open hours only; outside food & non-alcoholic beverages allowed.


EVENTS

  • Father’s Day Aquatic Center Special
    • SUNDAY, JUNE 20
      Dad gets in free when accompanied by a child with a season ticket or paying a daily fee.
  • Annual Soggy Doggy Day
    • SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 | 6:008:00PM | $6.00 PER DOG
      Dogs must be spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations & dog and people friendly. Owners are expected to keep dogs on a leash when not in the water and pick up after their dog.
  • Brookings Swim Club Invitational
    • JUNE 4
  • State A LCM Championships
    • JULY 2325
      Lap Pool will be unavailable starting Friday afternoon. The lap pool will reopen Sunday upon conclusion of the swim meet. The zero depth and plunge pools will remain open during the weekend.


SWIM LESSONS

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $35.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $41.00 + tax

Watch our Facebook page for additions and/or changes. Classes will be added if and when possible. All participants MUST be 4 years old or older and NO OLDER than 16 years on the first day of class. Classes will be held in 2 week sessions. There will be no makeups.  No classes will be held the week of July 4th. Classes will be held in 2 week sessions. There will be no makeups. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASS PER CHILD.  

  • SESSION I: June 7–June 18 (Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 1)
    • 9:00–9:30am, M–F, Levels 4–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 9:35–10:05am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:10–10:40am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:45–11:15am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 11:20–11:50am, M–F,  Levels 3–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 12:00–12:30pm, M–F,  Levels 1–2 (HAC Leisure/Plunge Pool)
    • 12:00–1:00pm, M–F, HAC Lap Swim
  • SESSION II: June 21–July 2 (Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 15)
    • 9:00–9:30am, M–F, Levels 4–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 9:35–10:05am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:10–10:40am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:45–11:15am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 11:20–11:50am, M–F,  Levels 3–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 12:00–12:30pm, M–F,  Levels 1–2 (HAC Leisure/Plunge Pool)
    • 12:00–1:00pm, M–F, HAC Lap Swim
  • SESSION III: July 12–July 23 (Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 6)
    • 9:00–9:30am, M–F, Levels 4–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 9:35–10:05am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:10–10:40am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:45–11:15am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 11:20–11:50am, M–F,  Levels 3–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 12:00–12:30pm, M–F,  Levels 1–2 (HAC Leisure/Plunge Pool)
    • 12:00–1:00pm, M–F, HAC Lap Swim
  • SESSION IV: July 26–August 6 (Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 20)
    • 9:00–9:30am, M–F, Levels 4–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 9:35–10:05am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:10–10:40am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 10:45–11:15am, M–F,  Levels 1–4 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 11:20–11:50am, M–F,  Levels 3–6 (HAC 50m Pool)
    • 12:00–12:30pm, M–F,  Levels 1–2 (HAC Leisure/Plunge Pool)
    • 12:00–1:00pm, M–F, HAC Lap Swim


JUNIOR LIFEGUARDING

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $40.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $46.00 + tax

Are you interested in lifeguarding – but not quite old enough yet? This course is de-signed to give 11 to 14 year-olds a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great lifeguard. We cover all the basics and prepare you to enter a lifeguarding program when you turn 15. Lessons are carefully constructed to ensure effective training. Class completion does not certify you as a lifeguard.

  • Introduction to lifeguarding
  • Lifesaving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Fitness
  • Professional Developmental Program

SESSION: July 26–August 6, 8:15–8:55am, M–F, Ages 11–14 (HAC 50m Pool)


SCUBA

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Open Water & Advanced Open Water Diver courses. Advanced registration required with course instructor Dave Koch, 692-7264.

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GOLF

EDGEBROOK GOLF COURSE

1415 22ND AVENUE SOUTH | (605) 692-6995


THE FIRST TEE OF SOUTH DAKOTA AT EDGEBROOK

he First Tee of South Dakota improves the lives of young people by providing educational programs and learning environments that build character, instill life enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. The First Tee Life Skills experience enables participants to learn valuable lessons about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude; how to make decisions by thinking about the possible consequences and how to define and set goals from the golf course to everyday life.

Participants learn about themselves and others through a range of experiences enhancing their golf skills as well as their fundamental values for life. As their opportunities on the golf course expand, so do the opportunities for their futures. All participants receive yardage books & bag tags so their progress can be observed as they advance within The First Tee certification levels of PLAYer, Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace. At each certification level, participants are introduced to new golf skills and life skills. Life skills include: Meet & Greet, Character Development, Conflict Resolution, Dreams, Goals, building a Go-to team, and Appreciating Diversity. The First Tee provides tremendous opportunities for young people to achieve success both in golf and in life.

  • 9 – 1 hour 15 minute sessions of values based, curriculum driven golf instruction
  • $1 range ball tokens throughout the year (max. 2 per day per participant)
  • Free membership to the Edgebrook short course
  • No young person will be turned away from The First Tee programs because of an inability to pay.

Registration begins April 20. More information will be available to parents prior to the first class and you can learn more about The First Tee Life Skills experience at www.thefirsttee.org, OR www.thefirstteesouth-dakota.org OR the Brookings Chapter website: www.facebook.com/FirstTeeBrookings


TARGET LIL' DUFFERS

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 13): $40.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $50.00 + tax

  • SESSION I: June 1–June 10
    • 8:30–9:30am, TU & THUR, Ages 4–6
  • SESSION II: June 15–June 24
    • 8:30–9:30am, TU & THUR, Ages 4–6


PLAYER, PAR & BIRDIE

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 14): $99.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE (MUST REGISTER BY MAY 21): $120.00 + tax

PLAYer: PLAYer Level helps establish the foundation for young people to become life-long PLAYers of the game. By creating opportunities for new PLAYers to get on the golf course, the  participants are exposed to the game and how it is played;  have more fun learning skills of the game; are provided with opportunities for appreciating the game; and as a result, devel-op and play their game. PLAYer 2 will take place at the same time as the PLAYer sessions, but will be separate and focused on refined skill development and certification for progression to PAR. All new participants must start in PLAYer. 

Par: ParLevel focuses on advanced golf skills and focuses on interpersonal and self-management skills on and off the course. Only PLAYers who have completed certification and progression to Par can register for PAR.

Birdie: Birdie Level emphasizes setting goals & making them a reality. Only Par graduates can register for Birdie.

  • SESSION I: June 2–June 30
    • 8:15–9:30am, M & W, PLAYer, Par & Birdie
  • SESSION II: June 2–June 30
    • 9:45–11:00am, M & W, PLAYer, Par & Birdie
  • SESSION III: June 2–June 30
    • 11:15am–12:30pm, M & W, PLAYer, Par & Birdie
  • SESSION IV: June 2–June 29
    • 9:30–10:45am, TU & THUR, Teens PLAYer & PAR (Ages 13+)
  • SESSION V: June 2–June 29
    • 9:30–10:45am, TU & THUR, Boys & Girls Club PLAYer & PAR (Ages 7–17)
  • SESSION VI: June 2–June 29
    • 11:00am–12:15pm, TU & THUR, PLAYer, Par & Birdie

Make-up days are built into the program. If your participant misses a day, they will become caught up on another session. No additional days will be added to the program. In cases of inclement weather, check the First Tee Facebook page. Boys and Girls Club members and girls are welcome to register at any age appropriate session or at the designated session. Parent orientation/First Tee gear pickup Thursday May 27 from 5:007:00pm at Edgebrook. End of the year celebration TBD.

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SPORTS ACTIVITIES

KICKSTART SOCCER CAMP

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $27.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $35.00 + tax

Hillcrest Park. Improve passing, trapping, dribbling, shooting, ball control, tactics and other soccer skills.

  • SESSION I: June 8–June 17
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 1 (AGE AS OF JUNE 8, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:15am, TU–THUR, Boys & Girls ages 7–9
    • 10:20–11:05am, TU–THUR, Boys & Girls ages 5–6
  • SESSION II: June 22–July 1
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 15 (AGE AS OF JUNE 22, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:15am, TU–THUR, Boys & Girls ages 7–9
    • 10:20–11:05am, TU–THUR, Boys & Girls ages 5–6
  • SESSION III: July 13–July 22
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 6 (AGE AS OF JULY 13, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:15am, TU–THUR, Boys & Girls ages 7–9
    • 10:20–11:05am, TU–THUR, Boys & Girls ages 5–6


T-BALL: BOYS & GIRLS AGES 5 & 6 

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY APRIL 30; GUARANTEES PLACEMENT ON TEAM): $35.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE (PLACEMENT NOT GUARANTEED): $50.00 + tax

Camelot or Medary Elementary Fields. T-Ball is team sport based on and simplifying baseball and softball. It is intended as an introduction for children to develop ball-game skills and have fun. The age group is determined by the participant’s age on December 31, 2020. Eligibility for programs is as follows: Children born between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2015 are eligible.

  • GIRLS GAMES
    • Monday & Wednesday between 5:00–8:00pm
  • BOYS GAMES
    • Tuesday & Thursday between 5:00–8:00pm

Schedule will be determined when registration is completed. Practices scheduled once the Brookings School District is dismissed (tentatively week of May 24) with games beginning mid-June. Minimum of 4 teams needed to form a league. Volunteer coaches are needed for ALL teams.


JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $33.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $40.00 + tax

Hillcrest Tennis Courts. Our philosophy is designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring all tailored to age and size. Our goal is to make sure the kids are rallying, playing and most of all having fun. It is recommended that kids bring their own racquet, but a limited number of racquets will be available. 

  • RACQUET SIZING:
    • 0–8 YEAR OLDS up to 23” racquet
    • 9–10 YEAR OLDS 23”-25” racquet
    • 10–12 YEAR OLDS 25”-27” racquet

Please note that tennis lessons are broken down into two (2) parts. The instruction part is held Monday through Thursdays and the league is held Friday mornings as indicated. Class size is limited to 16 per class. No weather makeups. 

  • SESSION I: June 7–June 17 
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 1 (AGE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:10am, M–THUR, Ages 11–18
    • 10:15–10:55am, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
    • 11:00–11:40am, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
    • 11:45am–12:25pm, M–THUR, Ages 5–7
  • SESSION II: June 21–July 1
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 15 (AGE AS OF JUNE 21, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:10am, M–THUR, Ages 11–18
    • 10:15–10:55am, M–THUR, Ages 5–7
    • 11:00–11:40am, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
    • 11:45am–12:25pm, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
  • SESSION III: July 12–July 22
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 6 (AGE AS OF JULY 12, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:10am, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
    • 10:15–10:55am, M–THUR, Ages 11–18
    • 11:00–11:40am, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
    • 11:45am–12:25pm, M–THUR, Ages 5–7
  • SESSION IV: July 26–August 5
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 20 (AGE AS OF JULY 26, 2021)
    • 9:30–10:10am, M–THUR, Ages 11–18
    • 10:15–10:55am, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
    • 11:00–11:40am, M–THUR, Ages 5–7
    • 11:45am–12:25pm, M–THUR, Ages 8–10
  • FRIDAY YOUTH TENNIS LEAGUE
    • Friday Youth League is included in registration for all athletes enrolled in Junior Tennis. 
    • Play each Friday from June 11–July 30 (No league during the week of July 5)
    • 10:00–11:30am at Hillcrest Tennis Courts


ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE

REGULAR FEE: $60.00 + tax
Roster and fees are due May 20, 5:00 p.m.
This league will play on Sunday nights beginning June 6 at Medary Park.


SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

REGULAR FEE: $60.00 + tax
Roster and fees are due May 13, 5:00 p.m.
This is a 6 on 6 coed league played on Thursday nights beginning June 3 at Pioneer & Sexauer Parks, 6:00pm to dark.

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Naturalist Programs

DAKOTA NATURE PARK

1705 32ND STREET SOUTH | (605) 693-2233


NATURALIST PROGRAMS

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $27.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $35.00 + tax

Take a plunge into nature this summer with Dakota Nature Park staff. We’re on a mission to explore the nature park from top to bottom and discover the mysteries of some of its inhabitants! Get unplugged and immerse yourself in the wonders of Mother Nature as you explore, discover and experience the park! Dress for the weather, mud, water, and fun! We recommend each participants bring their own water bottles, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Max 14 per class.

  • NATURE EXPLORERS: June 8, 9, 10
    • Join our staff and learn to identify local birds and discover who and what lives in the water. You will also investigate frogs, learn to learn the difference between bugs and insects and so much more!
    • 10:00am–12:00pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 5–7
    • 1:00–3:00pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 8–10
  • WONDERS OF NATURE: June 15, 16, 17
    • Wonder how animals survive in nature? We will discover the strange and fascinating ways nature takes care of its animals. Learn how camouflage can help predators and protect their prey. Discover how animal behaviors can aid them in surviving cold winters, finding food and defending themselves. 
    • 10:00am–12:00pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 10–13
  • SOMETHING FISHY: June 22, 23, 24
    • Campers should come with your water shoes as we will do a little romping through the ponds looking for fish and other aquatic species in the ponds. Also, do a little fishing and learn about the different bait, line, tackle & hooks. Be prepared to have fun!
    • 10:00am–12:00pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 5–7
    • 1:00–3:00pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 8–13
  • CREEPY CRAWLER CRITTERS: June 29, 30 & July 1
    • Does your camper love bugs? How about snakes and salamanders? Come with us and discover all things that creep and crawl.
    • 1:00–2:30pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 5–7
  • NATURE DETECTIVES: July 13, 14, 15
    • Put your skills to a test on an investigative hike with the Nature Park Staff! Discover cool things in the park! Look for wildlife and their tracks, fish for bugs in the water with dip nets, search for prairie plants and so much more! Wear walking/hiking shoes and boots if your child would like to get his/her feet wet!
    • 1:00–3:00pm, TU & W & THUR, Ages 8–13
  • I SPY MYSTERY CHALLENGE: July 20, 21, 22
    • Search for treasures while taking adventure hikes, geocaching, scavenger hunts & park exploration. You will be able to explore on your own a few of the hidden Nature Park’s treasure’s on your own all the different treasures that are hidden throughout the Nature Park!
    • 10:30–11:30am, TU & W & THUR, Ages 6–9
  • FITNESS FUN AT THE NATURE PARK: June 14, 21, 28 & July 12, 19, 26
    • Take in the amazing scenery and fresh air by joining our staff at the Nature Park for some fitness fun! Jogging, walking, yoga, stretching, balance & hiking are just a few of the possibilities you may experience! Come dressed for fun-filled activities in the outdoors! Make sure you bring your water bottle!
    • 10:30–11:15am, M, Ages 5–8


WILDLIFE RANGERS

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $30.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $36.00 + tax

Wildlife Rangers will travel back in time to imagine what life was like for the Native Americans and early settlers of this area. Campers will learn basic survival skills such as shelter building, outdoor cooking, animal tracking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and outdoor games. Bring a sack lunch!

  • July 27, 29
    • 10:00am–3:00pm, TU & THUR, Ages 10–13


FISHIN' FRIDAYS

Drop your son or daughter off at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Dakota Nature Park for three hours of supervised fishing and exploring the park. We supply the bait and equipment or if you choose you can bring your own.

  • CLASS 1: June 4 & June 11 (max. 9 per class)
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 1
    • 8:30–11:30am, F, Ages 9–14
  • CLASS 2: June 18 & June 25 (max. 9 per class) 
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 15
    • 8:30–11:30am, F, Ages 9–14
  • CLASS 3: July 16 & July 23 (max. 9 per class) 
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 13
    • 8:30–11:30am, F, Ages 9–14
  • CLASS 4: July 30 & August 6 (max. 9 per class) 
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 27
    • 8:30–11:30am, F, Ages 9–14


INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING

EARLY BIRD (REGISTER BY MAY 21): $20.00 + tax
REGULAR FEE: $26.00 + tax

Class includes learning about the equipment and its uses, dock launches, maneuvers, posture, using single kayaks, boating courtesy, safety issues along with free time on the ponds to do some kayaking on your own. No paddling experience is required, beginners are welcome! Life jackets and basic equipment are provided.

  • CLASS 1: June 14 (max. 8 per class)
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, June 8
    • 1:00–3:30pm, M, Ages 11–17
  • CLASS 2: July 12 (max. 10 per class)
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 6
    • 5:30–8:00pm, M, Ages 18+
  • CLASS 1: July 26 (max. 8 per class)
    • Registration deadline: 5:00pm, July 20
    • 1:00–3:30pm, M, Ages 11–17

Policies

Participation in or attendance at programs or events sponsored by the City of Brookings Parks and Recreation Department constitutes the voluntary consent of the participant or attendee to: (a) be photographed, filmed or videotaped by a Department representative and (b) the reproduction and use of all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses for publicity purposes in publications, brochures, advertisements, promotional and marketing materials and all other media venues, all without further notice or compensation to participant or attendee who hereby releases to the Department all proprietary rights and copyrights in all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses (including negatives, positives and prints) which shall be and remain the property of the Department.


REFUNDS

All refund requests must be accompanied by the participant’s registration receipt. ALL refunds must be made one (1) week before the scheduled start of the program. After this refunds will be made only when unavoidable circumstances have resulted in the participant’s cancellation. Any cost incurred by the department will be deducted from the refund.


CANCELLATIONS

If programs/classes are canceled due to insufficient registration, a full refund will be made. The Brookings Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to combine or cancel any class if there is insufficient registration. If you register online and class is canceled the convenience fee will NOT be refunded.


WEATHER POLICY

If programs/classes are canceled due to inclement weather, the programs/classes are not rescheduled or refunded. For the most up-to-date status info, call the Parks & Recreation office 692-2708 or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brookingsparkandrec

Area Partner Directory

Listed below are partners and advertisers of the Brookings Parks and Recreation department. These organizations offer many programs and services for youth and adults that happen all throughout the summer. We encourage you to check out their website or call to find more about the programs that they are offering.

Online Registration

  • Begins April 20 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Take advantage of Early Bird Pricing and save between 20%-30% of programming fees.
  • Early Bird pricing will end Friday, May 21, at 11:00 p.m.
  • Registrations close (unless noted) one week prior to the start of each session/class.
  • Payment for all online registration must be with credit or debit card.
  • Must have a current email address to register online.
  • If you are interested in registering online but do not have computer access, the Brookings Public Library has computers for public use. The user must be 18 yrs old and have either an ID or library card.
  • There will be NO phone registration. 
  • ALL FEES MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.

REGISTER HERE >