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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.

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

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER Dads and Daughters! Get ready to have a phenomenal time at our 19th Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. Enjoy dinner, dancing, and get a souvenir photo of the night. (Dinner and photo included in registration price.) Limited registrations will be taken. Make your reservations early.To register, call Parks & Recreation at 712-279-6126.
Age:Girls 5 yrs and older (no age limit)
Date: MAY 12th for previously scheduled February 2, 2016, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
AND MAY 13th for previously scheduled February 3, 2016, 5:30 pm - 8 pm
Theme: Hawaiian Luau
Fee: $25 per couple & $8 per additional daughter
Pre-registration Deadline: Event on both nights is full, and closed for registrations. You can be added to the WAITLIST if you choose.
Location: Long Lines Family Rec Center


Sioux City's Kids to Parks Day eventwill be held on Saturday, May 21, 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 buddy@buddybison.org to have your photos posted and shared online.

Date: May 21, 2016
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 14-30, 2016
Session II: July 12-28, 2016
Download the Registration Form here

Bandshell - 100th anniversary
Musical Concerts will be played every Sunday night at the Grandview Bandshell.
Ages: All
Time: 7:30 pm
Dates: June 5 - July 24, 2016
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
2016 Movies:                            

Date Movie Sponsor
June 18  Minions  MidAmerican Energy 
June 25  Hotel Transylvania 2 Knife River
July 16  Inside Out Todd Stanley Agency,
American Family
July 23 Goosebumps FireHouse Bar
Aug 6 Toy Story F&M Bank
Aug 13 Max Chesterman


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Thanks 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 4 - Oct. 1.

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

Date  Instructor 
June 4 YMCA 
June 11  The Yoga College 
June 18  Evolve Yoga 
June 25 The Yoga College
July 2 Balance Healing Arts Studio
July 9 YMCA
July 16 Evolve Yoga
July 23 Balance Healing Arts Studio
July 30 YMCA
Aug 6 Evolve Yoga
Aug 13 Balance Healing Arts Studio
Aug 20 YMCA
Aug 27 Evolve Yoga
Sept 3 The Yoga College
Sept 10 YMCA
Sept 17 Evolve Yoga
Sept 24 The Yoga College
Oct 1 Balance Healing Arts Studio


The 25th Annual Special Olympics Expo is going to be the best ever! Three non-competitive events will include tennis, softball, and volleyball. Free lunch will be provided. 
Dates: July 23, 2016
Location: To be announced

Volunteers are needed for this special event. Call 712-279-6162 or stop by the Long Lines Family Rec Center if you would like to help!


Why limit Halloween to one day? The Norm Waitt Sr YMCA and Sioux City Parks & Recreation is giving families another safe, fun, and FREE way to celebrate Halloween! Scheduled festivities include bounce houses, carnival games, open climbing wall, face painting, tricks, treats, and more!
Dates: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
Location: Long Lines Family Rec Center

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Come 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 26, 2016, 9am - 11am
Fee: $8 per person (under 2 is free)
Pre-registration deadline: November 23, 2016
Place: 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 25, 2017, 9am - 11am
Fee: $8 per person (under 2 is free)
Pre-registration deadline: March 24, 2017
Place: Long Lines Family Rec Center


Live Healthy Iowa is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and a 1K Kids Run on Saturday, April 9, 2016. Proceeds will benefit local wellness coalitions as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids Initiatives.

Registration Closedwww.livehealthyiowa.org

Packet Pickup:
Friday, April 8 at Long Lines Family Rec Center
Location: Bacon Creek, Sioux City IA - Shelter #2
Pre-register: www.LiveHealthyIowa.org
Run Times: 5K - 8:00 am / 1K - 9:00 am

5K Run/Walk

Registration Fee:
$20 ~ Dec 15, 2015 - Mar 28, 2016
$25 ~ Mar 29, 2016 - Apr 4, 2016
$25 ~ onsite, not guaranteed a t-shirt
*Fee includes t-shirt, race number, finisher medal post-race refreshments, opportunity to win age group awards (top 2 male & female: 12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

1K Fun Run (ages 12 & younger)
Registration Fee:
$5 ~ Dec 15, 2015 - April 4, 2016
$5 ~ onsite (not guaranteed a t-shirt)
*Fee includes t-shirt, race number, finisher medal post-race refreshments