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Recreation Supervisor: Eric Griffith
Phone: 712-279-6162

To Register:

1. Register on-line with a debit/credit card - click here.
2. Call Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126/6250 & pay over the phone with a debit/credit
3. Pay in person at Parks & Recreation.
    To pay in person, go to Long Lines Family Rec Center, Parks & Recreation
    Administrative Office, 401 Gordon Drive, Sioux City, IA.

*Dates and prices are subject to change.

Judo is a dynamic and exciting contact sport for men, women, and children. It combines the excitement of sport with an effective form of self-defense. Judo provides an emphasis on discipline, respect, and self-control and has a rich set of traditions.

Karen Mackey is this area's only certified Judo coach. Mackey is a 6th degree black belt with over 40 years of experience. She is assisted by Jason Allen, a 2nd degree black belt with over 30 years of experience.

This is an ongoing program with monthly dues. Students can join at any time. Classes are held in the Hall of Fame on the 1st Floor of the Long Lines Family Rec Center, 401 Gordon Drive.
To register:Call Karen Mackey 712-279-6986
Ages: 5 yrs - Adult
Fee: $35 per month (Family rates are available)
Dates: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Hall of Fame Room, 1st Floor of Long Lines Family Rec Center
Judo Classes


Come have "Brunch with the Bunny". Enjoy breakfast, decorating cookies, making crafts, and taking a picture with the Easter Bunny. Limited registrations will be taken. Make your reservations early. To register, call Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126.
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9am - 11am
Fee: $8 per person (under 2 is free)
Registration deadline: March 24, 2017
Place: Long Lines Family Rec Center

Live Healthy 5k
Live Healthy Iowa is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Run on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Proceeds will benefit local wellness coalitions as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids Initiatives.

Registration information Please go to -  www.livehealthyiowa.org

Packet Pickup: Details coming soon
Location: Bacon Creek, Sioux City IA - Shelter #2
Pre-register: www.LiveHealthyIowa.org
Run Times: 5K - 8:00 am
                   1K Kid's Run - 9:00 am

5K Run/Walk: April 8, 2017

1K Fun Run (ages 12 & younger): April 8, 2017


Sioux City's Kids to Parks Day eventwill be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, beginning at 11:30 am with a "Soaring High" kite flying event in the open space next to the ibp Ice Center. Bring your own kite and practice your kite flying skills and take to the skies. Don't have a kite? The first 30 kids willreceive a free kite kit. Familes are invited to visit the ibp Ice Center for "open skate" and receive a free skate rental with each admission from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

For more information about Kids to Parks Day or to pledge to participate, visit kidstoparks.org. Kids and parents are encouraged to tweet #kidstoparks or send in photos to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to have your photos posted and shared online.

Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Open space next to ibp Ice Center, 3800 Stadium Dr


Come join our FREE Summer Park Program which includes field trips, water safety, and educational sessions. It is completely FREE, but participants must pre-register with the Parks & Recreation office at 712-279-6126.
Ages: 7-11
Time: 9:00 am - Noon
Location: Dale St. Park, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
Session I: June 13-29, 2017
Session II: July 11-27, 2017

The 1st annual Pirates & Princesses Pool Party. Enjoy a night of swimming, ice cream, crafts, and picture taking with pirates and princesses. Bring your own camera and take as many pictures as you would like. There will be many pirates and princesses on hand to take pictures with.
Ages: Boys & Girls 5 years and older
Date: June 29, 2017 ~ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Theme: Pirates & Princesses
Fee: $10 per person (everyone entering the facility must pay)
Registration Deadline: June 23, 2017 (max: 300 people)
Location: Riverside Pool

Mothers and sons come join Sioux City's Parks & Recreation for the 1st annual Mother Son Tailgate. Enjoy a grilled hotdog and hamburger along with tailgating games like bean bag toss, ladder golf, and a scavenger hunt around Bacon Creek. Wear your favorite team apparel. Prizes given out for the scavenger hunt.
Boys 5 years and older
July 15, 2017 ~ 11 am - 1:30 pm
Favorite Athletic Team
$10 per person
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2017 (max: 150 people)
Bacon Creek Shelter #1

MUNICIPAL BAND CONCERTSBandshell - 100th anniversary

  • FREE Musical Concerts will be played every Sunday night at the Grandview Bandshell.Ages: All
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Dates: 2017 Dates Coming Soon
    Location: Grandview Park



Bring your family to Movies in the Park and watch your favorite family movies under the stars. Movies will be played at the Grandview Bandshell select Saturday nights at 9 pm. Bring your own blanket, chairs, and snacks and enjoy the movie on our giant movie screen.
Time:  9 pm
Location: Grandview Park
2017 Movies:                            

Date   Movie Sponsor
June 17
  Storks TBA
June 24   The Secret Life of Pets TBA
July 15   Finding Dory TBA
July 22   Little Giants TBA
August 5   Sing TBA
August 12
  Moana TBA

nwsymca Yoga in the Park 2Thanks to the generous support of UnityPoint Health and partnerships with Parks & Recreation, the YMCA, The Yoga College, Evolve Yoga, and Balance Healing Arts Studios a free yoga class will be offered every Saturday morning this summer June 3 - Sept 9, 2017.

Yoga will be offered each Saturday at 9 am in the greenspace near the boat ramp on the riverfront. Each class will last approximately one hour and is free and open to the public. Classes will be structured for everyone from first-timers to the regular yoga practitioner. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and a bottle of water.

No registration required to attend this class. For more information or inclement weather, contact Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126.
Ages: ALL
Dates: Saturdays, 9 am
Location: Riverfront, in the greenspace near the boat ramp
Unity Point

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 20141129 104556Come have "Breakfast with Santa." Enjoy a full breakfast, Christmas music, cookie decorating, craft making, picture taking, and visiting with Santa. Limited registrations will be taken. Make your reservations early. To register, call Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126.
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2016, 9am - 11am
Fee: $8 per person (under 2 is free)
Registration deadline: November 22, 2016
Place: Long Lines Family Rec Center

In partnership with the Neighborhood Network Associations and the Sioux City Parks & Recreation Department, we offer a family friendly night of fun in the middle of winter. Come out and enjoy snacks, free rock climbing, eduational booths, table games, and a good time!
Date: January 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Location: Long Lines Family Rec Center, 2nd Floor Arena

Dads and Daughters! Get ready to have a phenomenal time at our Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. Enjoy dinner, dancing, and get a souvenir photo of the night. All of which are included in the registration fee. Limited registrations will be taken. Make your reservations early.To register by phone, call Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126 or register on-line.
Age:  Girls 5 yrs and older
Date: February 6, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8 pm 
           February 7, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
           February 8, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Theme: Mardi Gras
Fee: $15 per person
Location: Long Lines Family Rec Center