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Yankton Parks

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Map of Yankton park locations.

Augusta Park 

Aviation Park

Crockett Park

Fantle Memorial Park 

Fantle Memorial Pool

Fox Run Park

Marne Creek West Greenway

Morgen Park

Ridgeway Park

Riverside Park

USS Scorpion Monument

Rotary Nature Area

Sertoma Park

Tripp Park

Water Works Area

Westside Park

Aviation Park

kiwanis_parkLocated along East 31st Street at the entrance to the Chan Gurney Municipal Airport.

  • 3.5 Acres
  • Display jet plane
  • Entrance area to the airport was developed into a park by the Kiwanis Club in 1982.

Augusta Park

augustav2Located at the intersection of Fox Run Parkway and Augusta Circle.

  • 1.5 Acres
  • Open-air picnic shelter
  • Play structure and swings
  • Basketball court
  • Land was conveyed to the City as part of the development process by L.A.L. Incorporated in 2001.

Crockett Park

crockettv2Located at the intersection of 11th & Pennsylvania.

  • 1 acre
  • Play structure and tot swings
  • Land gifted for $1.00 to the City on March 18, 1955 by Ernest A. Crockett.
  • Property to be used as a park and playground for the youth.


Fox Run Park

fox_run_parkv5Located at the intersection of Mulligan and Adkins Drive.

  • 3 acres
  • Open-air picnic shelter
  • Play structure with swings
  • Basketball court
  • Land was conveyed to the City as part of the development process by Gustafson and Associates in 2001.

Fantle Memorial Park

memorial_parkLocated along Douglas Avenue between 19th and 21st Streets.

  • 35 Acres
  • ADA accessible
  • 3 Open-air picnic shelters
  • Play structure and swings
  • Lighted pedestrian trails
  • Public restrooms
  • 18-hole disc golf course                

  • Lighted tennis courts (4)
  • Lighted sand volleyball courts (2)
  • Lighted basketball court
  • Lighted horseshoe pits (8)
  • Tee-ball softball fields (2)
  • Soccer fields
  • Fantle Memorial Pool
    • Olympic-sized outdoor pool
    • Parent/child wading pool
  • Memorial to veterans in the center of the park
  • Given to City Dec. 14, 1945 by Carrie E. Fantle as a gift.
  • City was to establish, develop, improve, and maintain a park for public use.           
  • City must construct a swimming pool and operate and maintain continuously thereafter.
  • City Commission approved the name of the park "City of Yankton - Fantle Memorial Park" on August 11, 2014.


Marne Creek West Greenway

marne_creek_greenbelt_westLocated along West City Limits Road on the south bank of the Marne Creek.

  • 13.5 acres
  • Off-leash dog area (4.5 acres fenced) with lighted entry area.  Small dog area and large dog area.  Drinking fountain.
  • 230 plot community garden (managed by Healthy Yankton).  Irrigation available and drinking fountain.
  • Trail connecting the greenway and 23rd Street. 
  • Lighted parking area
  • Established 2009


Morgen Park

morgen_v2Located at the intersection of 11th & Green.

  • 3 Acres
  • Play structure
  • Connected to the lighted Auld-Brokaw Trail System.
  • Youth baseball/softball field
  • Conveyed to City August 31, 1973 by Jim Cope, President of Morgen Manufacturing.                
  • Required a City Election April 11, 1972 to approve rezoning the property.

Ridgeway Park

Located along 29th Street east of Lakeview Drive.

  • 1.5 Acres
  • ADA accessible 
  • Open-air picnic shelter
  • Play structure and swings
  • Basketball court
  • Land conveyed to the City as part of the development process by Hofer Construction Inc. in 2003.


Riverside Park

riverside_park2Riverside Park is located along Levee Street between Douglas and Mulberry.

  • 32 Acres
  • ADA Accessible
  • Dakota Territorial Capitol Replica
    • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • 6 Open-air picnic shelters
  • Play structure with swings
  • Connected to the lighted Auld-Brokaw Trail System
  • Public restrooms
  • Softball field
  • Riverside Baseball Field at Bob Tereshinski Stadium
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat ramps
  • ADA accessible fishing pier
  • City received property for public lands from Yankton County Trustees January 18, 1868.


USS Scorpion Monument

uss_scorpion_ss-278Located on the north bank of the scenic Missouri River to the west of the Meridian Bridge. The memorial was presented and dedicated by the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII South Dakota Chapter in 2002.  The three flags above the monument represent the United States, the State of South Dakota, and the United States Navy.

The Scorpion submarine was launched on July 20, 1942, and their first patrol was a hunting and mining mission near Honshu, Japan in April of 1943. The Scorpion went on three patrols that earned it a battle star. It was involved with a series of torpedo attacks and gun battles during its three patrols.

On January 5, 1944, the Scorpion was in route to the East China and Yellow Seas to rendezvous with the Herring to transfer an injured man, but heavy seas prevented a safe transfer. The Scorpion and 77 courageous crewmen were never seen or heard from again. The only clue to the final location is the fact that the enemy had strung minefields across the entrance to the Yellow Sea.


Rotary Nature Area

Located at theRotary Park 2 intersection of 7th and Burleigh.

  • Connected to the lighted Auld-Brokaw Trail System
  • Native grasses, trees, and flowers
  • Outdoor classroom structure

Sertoma Park

sertoma_parkLocated north of 15th Street along Ferdig Avenue.

  • 28 acres
  • ADA accessible
  • 2 Open-air picnic shelters
  • Play structure and swings
  • Public restrooms
  • Lighted baseball fields (2)
  • Lighted softball/baseball fields (4) 
  • Lighted flag-football field
  • Batting cages (3)
  • Outdoor ice rink (weather permitting)
  • City purchased property from Edna and Kenneth Seeley, and Rosa and Edward Wagner for $62,317.17 on February 7, 1977.
  • Funds raised by Yankton Sertoma Club in 1977 & 1978 to develop park area.
  • Sertoma Club continues to provide funding and labor for improvements to park area and ball fields.


Tripp Park

Located along Broadway south of 8th Street.Tripp Park

  • 2 acres
  • ADA accessible 
  • Open-air picnic shelter
  • Connected to the lighted Auld-Brokaw Trail System
  • Outdoor ice area for skating (weather permitting)
  • Conveyed to City for $1.00 on July 12, 1912, by Charles Hall Dillon, executor and trustee of estate of Bartlett Tripp.


Water Works Area

water_works_areaLocated at South Cedar & Riverside Drive.

  • 6 Acres
  • ADA accessible
  • Connected to the lighted Auld-Brokaw Trail System
  • USS Scorpian Monument
  • City passed resolution of condemnation on August 1, 1932 to obtain property.
  • City approved payment of $1,350.00 to Rasmus Lorentsen for property August 9, 1932.


Westside Park

westside_parkLocated along Summit Street north of 5th.

  • 10.5 acres
  • ADA accessible
  • Open-air picnic shelter
  • Play structure and swings
  • Lighted pedestrian trails
  • Public restrooms
  • Kid’s fishing pond with ducks and geese
  • Lighted skateboard park
  • Lighted tennis courts (2)
  • Basketball court
  • Stone gazebo
  • Dakota Territorial Museum
  • City obtained land from the Artesian Well and Mining Company for $5,000 January 11, 1883.
  • Property where museum sits obtained by Warranty Deed from Yankton Public School District on January 30, 1964 for $1.00.

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

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