• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Active Transportation Plan

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Missing Sidewalk Piece

Active transportation is a solution that connects people of all ages and abilities to where they need to go using active modes such as walking and biking. The City of Yankton currently has a relatively consistent grid of sidewalks but is still missing over 76 miles of potential sidewalk. 

With cycling and walking for recreation, errands, school and commuting growing in popularity, the need for a city-wide plan to help guide the development and growth of alternate modes of transportation is increasingly important.


Active Transportation Plan Cover

City Staff analyzed areas of greatest need for new sidewalk placement based on objective criteria, determined three years of potential sidewalk projects, discussed funding options, and developed recommendations from their findings and packaged it all into Yankton's Active Transportation Plan.

Yankton's Active Transportation Plan represents an important step toward making Yankton a healthier and safer place to live and work by developing the walking, biking and non-motorized opportunities throughout the community and increasing the safety, mobility, connectivity and access for all roadway users.

The goals of this plan are to reduce and overcome existing barriers to walking and bicycling, to provide connections within and between neighborhoods and destinations that are accessible to all, and to encourage community participation in active transportation.

A PDF version of the plan (4MB) is available here for review. 


The Active Transportation Plan was presented to the City Commission on October 24, 2016, and the meeting video from the event may be watched here.

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The Sidewalk Needs Analysis interactive map.




We are also looking for suggestions from you! Use the form and map below to help us identify areas you would like to see new sidewalk in the community. 



Staff Contact

Dave Mingo, Community and Economic Development Director 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251 

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