4th of July Activities
Frequently Asked Questions
What is required prior to the sale of Fireworks?
A person, firm, partnership, or corporation is required to obtain a fireworks permit, issued by the City Finance Officer or his designee, prior to the sale of any fireworks. The fee is a $1000 and is non-refundable. Additionally, both a sales and use tax and fireworks licenses from the State of South Dakota are required.
When can I SELL fireworks?
No person, firm, partnership, or corporation shall offer fireworks for retail sale to individuals before June 29 or after July 5. Sales are not permitted before 9:00 o’clock a.m., Central Time, or after 10:30 o’clock p.m., Central Time, from June 29 through July 2 and on July 5. Sales are not permitted before 9:00 o’clock a.m., Central Time, or after 12:00 o’clock midnight, Central Time on July 3 and July 4.
What types of fireworks cannot be sold?
No person, firm, partnership, or corporation shall offer for retail sale fireworks commonly known as bottle rockets.
No person, firm, partnership, or corporation shall possess with the intention to release, offer for retail sale, or release “Sky Lanterns” within the City of Fort Pierre or within its jurisdictional boundaries.
“Sky lanterns” are unmanned airborne lantern typically made of paper with a light frame containing a candle, fuel cell composed of waxy flammable material or other open flame which serves as a heat source to heat the air inside the lantern to cause it to lift into the air. Sky candles, fire balloons, Chinese lanterns and airborne paper lanterns are considered “sky lanterns.”
When can I DISCHARGE fireworks?
Fireworks, as described in SDCL 34-37-5 may be discharged within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 o’clock a.m., Central Time, and 10:30 o’clock p.m., Central Time, from June 29 through July 2 and on July 5. Fireworks, as described in SDCL 34-37-5, except fireworks commonly known as bottle rockets, may be discharged within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 o’clock a.m., Central Time, and 12:00 o’clock midnight, Central Time on July 3 and July 4.
Where can I sell or discharge fireworks?
Anywhere within the city limits of Fort Pierre.
The city of Fort Pierre kindly asks that all residents and visitors to Fort Pierre respect the property rights of others, by cleaning up your debris, and wishes all a safe and happy 4th of July!
For information contact Shane Kramme 605-280-0213 or email@example.com
Fischers Lilly Picnic Shelter
Fischers Lilly Picnic Shelter has covered picnic tables with electrical outlets, bathrooms and access to a gas grill. The park with playground equipment is available along with a fishing pier into the Bad River and the boat ramp off Deadwood St. is accessible by the walking bridge over the Bad River. The Picnic Shelter can be rented along with the grill by calling the City Office at 605-223-7690.
Half day: $10:
Full day: $15;
Add the Grill: $10
Fischers Lilly Park
Fischers Lilly Park hosts 12 RV pads with electrical outlets, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is also a dump station. The fee is currently $15/night. Water and electric is available at each pad. The park also has playground equipment and a picnic shelter with electrical outlets and bathrooms. A fishing pier can also be found on the park side of the Bad River and the boat ramp off Deadwood St. is accessible to the park by a newly built walking bridge over the Bad River.
Fort Pierre Youth Baseball Organization
Summer baseball organization for girls and boys ages 7-19.
Contact Randy Slama at 605-280-8795 or Doug Boes 605-280-3021.
Recreational Trail Maps
Stanley Post 20 Baseball
For more information contact: Randy Slama (605) 280-8795
Facebook: Stanley Post 20 Baseball
- The City Pool is OPEN 7 days a week. Including the 4th of July (1pm to 5pm)
- $2.00 per child/adult/session
- Individual pass: $30.00
- Family pass: $50.00
- Swimming Lessons: $20/session
- Pool hours:
Monday thru Friday: 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, except as noted.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
2023 Schedule – Pool opening: Friday, June 2nd , 2023
Sign up for Swimming Lessons by stopping by the pool. No spots will be held. Payment and forms must be submitted.
FIRST SESSION: June 19th thru June 30th
OPEN SWIM 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
SECOND SESSION: July 10 thru July 21
OPEN SWIM 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
THIRD SESSION: July 24th thru August 4
OPEN SWIM 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Daily Admission – $2
Individual Season Pass – $30
Family Season Pass – $50
(*Family Passes are limited to 2-adults & children living in the same household.)
The pool will close if there is lightning or thunder or if a severe weather warning is issued for our area, or if the quality of water or facility presents a health or safety hazard. The pool may be re-opened if severe weather passes over at the discretion of the pool manager. The City reserves the right to close down the pool during the season should COVID-19 cases become active in the area.
For more information contact the City Office at 223-7690 or the Swimming Pool at 223-7696.
CITY OF FORT PIERRE SWIMMING POOL
- There is no smoking or pets allowed in the pool area or building. There is NO candy or drink allowed in the pool area. This applies to all ages.
- At break times, all swimmers must get out of the pool. No one will be allowed to swim except guards and manager (unless the manager gives approval for adults to swim during the break). Those that have paid for daily pass will be let back in at no charge after break time is over. Pool house worker has record of all swimmers during the day. Any kid enters the pool during the break will be kicked out for a week, if it happens a second time they are out for a month, the third time it happens they are out for the rest of the summer. Fill out an incident report with all the necessary information.
- No kids allowed in the baby pool without supervision by someone at least age 14 or turning 14 during the calendar year. If child is left without adult supervision the parent will be called and the child must leave. The adult must be in the baby pool area and truly be watching the child.
- If a lifeguard is pushed into the pool the kid will be expelled for a month, if it happens a second time they are out for the rest of the summer. Fill out an incident report with all the necessary information.
- If a kid is caught stealing, the parent will be called and the child will be out for a month. Fill out an incident report with all the necessary information.
- If a kid makes a mess in the bathrooms i.e. unrolled toilet paper, flooded showers, emptied soap containers, etc. The kid must clean up mess, parent will be called, and the kid will be kicked out for a week. And then, DOCUMENT IT! Fill out an incident report with all the necessary information.
- If kids fight (pool, pool house, parking lot, bathrooms) all that are involved will be kicked out for a week. Fill out an incident report with all the necessary information.
- If kids enter or exit the pool area through either outer gate they will be kicked out for a week. Fill out an incident report with all the necessary information.
- Nobody allowed on or in guard chair except lifeguards.
- There is no running, dunking, or horseplay allowed in the big pool. When this occurs consequences usually include sitting out for a period of time, kicked out for the day or longer, etc.
- There is no hanging on the diving board or the slide period! Consequences as above.
- No running on the diving board or deck.
- No food or drink allowed in pool area.
- No diving in marked areas.
- Unauthorized use of the pool is prohibited.
- Baby pool is for the use of children 6 and under. Children 6 and over will not be allowed in this area.
- There is no lifeguard on duty in the baby pool.
- Pool will not be open if – The air temperature is not at least 70 degrees – There is lightening or thunder or if a severe weather warning is issued over the weather radio – Quality of water of facility presents a health or safety hazard. The manager will make the determination for pool closings and hours to resume operation.