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Memorial Pool Family Nights and Memorial Pool Closing for Season

Teach your family about the importance of giving back by bringing school supply donations to Memorial Pool, and the whole family will swim for FREE on Thursday, August 2 & 9, and Sunday, August 5 &12, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Family night rules apply.

Also, Memorial Park Pool will close for the season on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 5pm.

For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on its Facebook page.

SAC Red Cross Fall Swim Lessons

The Summit Activities Center will be offering American Red Cross Swimming Lessons this fall.  The classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings and will run from Tuesday, September 18 through Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Swim lessons will include Aqua Tots, Preschool, and Red Cross Level 1 through Level 6.  Registration for currentSummit Activities Center members will begin Monday, August 27, 2018 during normal business hours.   Registration for the general public and online registration will begin Tuesday, August 28 at 11 a.m.  Online registration is available through the City of Yankton website at

5:20 – 6:00 p.m.  Preschool, Level I, Level II, Level III

6:10 – 6:50 p.m.  Preschool, Aqua Tots, Level I, Level II

7:00 – 7:40 p.m.  Preschool, Level III, Level IV, Level 5/6

For further information, please call 668-5234 or visit the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street, Yankton, SD.  Don’t forget to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation on our Facebook page.

Runners-on your marks

Runners across the country will be entering races this summer and fall. The Get to the Point running events will be held Saturday, Sept. 29th in Elk Point, SD. There are a timed half marathon and a 5k, as well as fun races for 2 groups of younger runners. Youth who are 5-8 years old have a mini .2 mile, and those 9-12 years old will run a mini .4 mile course They will walk out with a volunteer and parent  and run back in. Jog strollers are allowed for the half and 5k.

Enter by Sept. 11th, and a great dri-fit shirt will be reserved. There will be some extra shirts available but entering by the deadline guarantees the shirt. Half entries receive a finisher medal, and age division ribbons will be given for the top 3 males and females in each age bracket.  The courses are flat and on blacktop, and there will be portables and break tables on the course. Everyone entered wil join in on the food and beverages when they return. Extra meals are only $5, and can be paid at check in.

Enter now at under get to the point running. Great discounts are available now. Proceeds support the Clay-Union foundation, Inc. and scholarships at 3 local High schools. Need a motel – call Hometowne Inn- exit 18 off I-29 at 605-456-2667 for a great room.

Spiritual Growth Program

NEW Spiritual Growth Program at the Benedictine Peace Center, Yankton.  This one-year program is open to men and women who desire to deepen their relationship with God through monthly gatherings, selected readings, and a silent retreat experience.  Participants will meet once a month Sept. to May. The Saturday morning gathering, 9:30-11:30, will include prayer, a presentation on the focus topic for the month, and time for sharing on the readings and presentation.  For information and to pre-register by August 15, go to, call 605-668-6292, or e-mail