• 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

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COVID-19 Response

Parks, trails, and open spaces are currently open with minimal restrictions as defined by Phase 3 of the City of Yankton Facilities and Services Plan

  • Phase 3- Criteria involved with this phase: active case numbers <20 in county, downward or flat trend in COVID-19 active cases.  This status is also affected by facility risk factors, staffing and/or the availability of personal protective equipment.

Parks and trails specifics are as follows:

  • The Auld-Brokaw Trail remains open.
  • Playgrounds remain open.  Users are reminded to continue adhering to personal hygiene and social distancing recommendations.
  • Restroom facilities will be open with daily cleaning.
  • Fish cleaning station is open.
  • Tennis, pickle ball, basketball courts, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, disc golf course, dog park, and community gardens are open.
  • Sand volleyball courts open.
  • Amphitheater rentals are allowed.  Users are reminded to continue adhering to personal hygiene and social distancing recommendations.
  • Shelter and capitol building rentals are allowed.  Users are reminded to continue adhering to personal hygiene and social distancing recommendations.
  • Spray pad at Meridian Plaza is open.  Users are reminded to continue adhering to personal hygiene and social distancing recommendations.
  • Drinking fountains are not available.

Staff assistance is available by phone (605) 668-5231, email , or Facebook facebook_icon_40

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Parks and Recreation adds quality to life (social, cultural, educational, and physical well-being) for Yankton citizens and area residents.

  • The Parks, Recreation, and City Events mission statement is the same as the City of Yankton's:  

    The MISSION of the City of Yankton is to provide exemplary experiences, services & spaces that create opportunities for everyone to learn, engage, and thrive.

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Department of Parks and Recreation 
1801 Summit Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5231

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