Parks & Recreation

City Parks
Anderson Park
Anderson Park is located between Main and First Avenues and Maple and Ash Street in the center of downtown and has a picnic shelter, playground equipment, and a basketball court. The park house with attached stage area is often used for summer programs and special events.
Drenttel Park
Drenttel Park is located off Highway 10 and has picnic shelters, playground equipment, and open spaces for large groups. Additional parking is available off of Pine Street and Veterans Avenue.
Veterans Park
Veterans Park is the open area on the east side of Veterans Avenue between Maple and Oak Streets. Over the years many improvements to this area have been made to this area thanks to the generous efforts of the Sisseton Area Partners in Progress group and other local organizations.
Walking Path
An 11-block, concrete pedestrian path stretches from Drenttel Park on Highway 10 to Eighth Avenue West near Sisseton High School. The path, which winds its way through Anderson Park and residential areas, has been designated by the South Dakota Department of health as a HealthySDTrail.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Memorial Park
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Memorial Park
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Community Memorial Park is rests on the beautiful grounds of the former Tekakwitha Orphanage, located one-half mile south of SD Highway 10, on BIA 700. A monument with the Dakota words Wicaunkiksuyapi (We Remember Them) and Mi'ksuya (Remember Me) pays tribute to the Native American children who once lived there. The expansive park, encircled by a wide walking path, includes a playground area, two basketball courts, two sand volleyball pits, a skateboard park, and horseshoe pits. Four picnic-area canopies for family gatherings and group events are located throughout the park. For those wanting to stay longer, four RV pads -- equipped with electricity, water and sewer -- are available on a daily or weekly basis. Call (605) 698-8353 for more information on the park's many amenities.
(605) 698-8353
Area State Parks & Recreation Areas
There are almost 30 lakes within 30 miles of Sisseton, as well as several state parks and recreation area that provide great hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and camping opportunities. Check out the websites below for these wonderful outdoor areas provided through the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department.

Fort Sisseton State Park
Hartford Beach State Park
Pickerel Lake Recreation Area
Roy Lake State Park
Sica Hollow State Park
National Registry of Natural Landmarks
Located 10 miles northwest of Sisseton, this area displays many facets of natural history, including the glacial story of the River Warren, pothole lakes on the upland of Coteau, grasslands and prairie, and ravines where eastern deciduous forests grow. It also includes the eastern face of the escarpment of the Coteau des Prairies.
Recreational Activities & Organizations
Biking in the Coteau Area
With glacial lakes, prairie potholes and whispering grasslands, the quiet rolling terrain surrounding Sisseton offers a scenic ride for any bicyclist (and motorcyclist, too). Paved rural roads with minimal traffic are bicycle-friendly. Highway 10 has more traffic, but also provides a smooth moderate shoulder. The six miles west of Sisseton on Highway 10 includes an 800-foot climb. Going west on that stretch will test your peddling endurance; going east is a fast, downhill experience to enjoy. Several suggested routes (approximately 40-60 miles each) area available by contacting the Sisseton Area Chamber of Commerce.
(605) 698-7261
Buffalo Lanes Bowling Center
46112 SD Hwy 10
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3300
Northeast Trailblazers Snowmobile Club
Hit the throttle and discover 106 miles of unbounded snowmobiling pleasure on South Dakota's Northeast Trail System, where food, gasoline and great hospitality await you. This exceptional snowmobiling experience takes riders through the communities of Claire City, New Effington, Rosholt, as well as Lake Traverse and Dakota Magic Casino near Hankinson, ND. It also links with the 110-mile Glacial Lakes Trail.

Contact: Jerry Schaunaman
(605) 698-7829
Roberts County Sportsmen's Club
The Roberts County Sportsmen's Club maintains a shooting range east of Sisseton, just off Highway 10 that provides an area for rifle, pistol, trap and archery shooting. It also promotes hunting safety and youth hunting activities.

Contact: Harry Moshier, Jr.
* Chamber Member
45930 SD Hwy 10
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 237-1911
Sisseton Baseball Complex & Youth Baseball Association
The City of Sisseton owns the baseball complex located on the south side of Highway 10. The area is being developed and maintained by the Sisseton Youth Baseball Association. Summer Recreation teams, Legion baseball teams and the Sisseton Redbirds baseball team keep the area busy throughout the summer months.
Sisseton High School Athletic Complex
Just south of Sisseton High School, on 8th Avenue West, is the Sisseton Athletic Complex. The $2 million complex includes a football/soccer field with artificial turf, an eight-lane track, field event areas, a grandstand and press box, Daktronics scoreboard, concessions and restroom building, and ticket booths. The complex is the site of many exciting sporting events for the entire region.
Sisseton Summer Recreation Program
The City of Sisseton sponsors a summer city recreation program for youth. The program includes activities such as T-ball, baseball, softball, golf, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer and summer arts activities. The city recreation program typically runs from the beginning of June until mid August and sign-up for the programs is usually held in the spring. For more information contact City Hall
(605) 698-3391
Sisseton Swimming Pool
Structured swimming lessons for adults and children, and recreational swimming are offered each summer at the Sisseton Swimming Pool located on Walnut Street, one block east of Veterans Avenue. The pool is owned and maintained by the Sisseton Swimming Pool Association (SSPA). Sign up for swimming lessons is typically held in the spring. For more information, call the pool (June-August).
118 E. Walnut St.
Sisseton , SD 57262
(605) 698-7552
Valley View Country Club
Valley View Country Club (VVCC) is located four miles west of Sisseton on SD Highway 10. The name Valley View depicts the beautiful, commanding view of the valley that includes both South Dakota and Minnesota. The course has watered fairways and lush greens throughout the golfing season. VVCC is a nine-hole course with a superior rating. It features 2,868 yards and a slope rating of 113.

VVCC opens in early spring and continues through the late fall, and is open seven days a week. Green fees are available to the general public every day of the week. Men's league play is on Wednesday afternoons, and women's league play is on Tuesday afternoons, but green fees are still available. Tournaments are held some weekends. For more information call the clubhouse during the open season.
11916 Swenumson Dr.
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3742
Equine Activities
Hills and Valley Riding Club
Membership in the Hills & Valley Riding club is open to all ages who share a love for horses and the outdoors. Each year on the second weekend in June the club sponsors its annual trail ride. The three-day event draws 300-400 people from several states to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Coteau Hills. The club also hosts a Ranch Rodeo each summer.

Contact: Matt Peterson
(605) 742-0067
Sisseton Roping Club
The Sisseton Roping Club sponsors regular competitions at the Miles Nelson Arena throughout the summer that attract "headers and healers" from throughout the region.

Contact: Travis Johnson
(605) 698-3344

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