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

To Register:

1. Register on-line with a debit/credit card.
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



Sioux City's Kids to Parks Day event will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, beginning at 11:30 am with a "Soaring High" kite flying event at Sertoma Park, 4225 Lancelot Lane. Bring your own kite and practice your kite flying skills and take to the skies. Don't have a kite? The first 30 kids will receive a free kite kit. Following the kite flying fun, families 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: Sertoma Park, 4225 Lancelot Lane


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 3 years and older
Date: June 28, 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 ~ 10 am - 12 pm
Favorite Athletic Team
$10 per person
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2017 (max: 150 people)
Bacon Creek Shelter #1

Bandshell - 100th anniversary

  • FREE Musical Concerts will be played every Sunday night at the Grandview Bandshell.
    Ages: All
    Location: Grandview Park
    Time: 7:30 pm
    2017 Dates   
    June 4
    June 11
    June 18
    June 25
    July 2
    July 9
    July 16
    July 25


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 MidAmerican Energy
June 24   The Secret Life of Pets Siouxland Humane Society
July 15   Finding Dory Sioux City Fire Rescue
July 22   Little Giants Neighborhood Network Associations
August 5  
  Sing F&M Bank
August 12
  Moana Firehouse Bar

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 - Aug. 26, 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, Sgt Floyd Museum, 100 Larsen Park Rd, in the greenspace

  Date               Instructor                          
  June 3   Be Yoga
  June 10   Evolve Yoga
  June 17   Underground Yoga
  June 24   Studio 83 Holistic Wellness
  July 1   NO YOGA
  July 8   Be Yoga
  July 15   Evolve Yoga
  July 22   Underground Yoga
  July 29   Studio 83 Holistic Wellness
  August 5   Be Yoga
  August 12   Evolve Yoga
  August 19   Underground Yoga
  August 26   Studio 83 Holistic Wellness

 Unity Point



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, 2017, 9am - 11am
Fee: $8 per person (under 2 is free)
Registration deadline: November 22, 2017
Location: 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


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 3, 2018, 9am - 11am
Fee: $8 per person (under 2 is free)
Registration deadline: March 2, 2018
Place: Long Lines Family Rec Center


Live Healthy Iowa is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Run on TBA. Proceeds will benefit local wellness coalitions as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids Initiatives.

Registration information Please go to -  www.livehealthyiowa.org

Packet Pickup: TBA
Location: TBA
Run Times: 5K - 8:00 am
                   1K Kid's Run - 9:00 am