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.