Parks, Recreation & Fireworks
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.
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
- 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
- Pool hours:
Monday thru Saturday: 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Family Swim: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (Limited to children accompanied by an adult.)
2020 Schedule – Pool opening: Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
For the public’s safety, the City has implemented extra precautions for the 2020 pool season. There will NOT be any SWIMMING LESSONS. Any questions can be directed to the City Office at 223-7690 or email ADMIN1@FORTPIERRE.COM.
OPEN SWIMMING: 12:30 PM to 9 PM – Monday through Saturday
12:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Sunday
FAMILY SWIM: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Sunday
(*Limited to children accompanied by an adult.)
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
2020 POLICIES DURING COVID-19
During the 2020 swimming season and the heightened state of emergency, and for the protection of public health and safety, the following policies apply. These are in addition to the current pool policy handbook.
-The CDC has stated that the virus does not spread through water and is killed by sunshine.
-The CDC has said that swimming is one of the best activities due to the outdoor wide-open environment and chemicals in the water.
-The CDC believes that if the pool chemicals are maintained properly, they can inactivate/disable the virus in water.
-The City reserves the right to close down the pool during the season should COVID-19 cases become active in the area.
-No swimming lessons will be offered during the 2020 pool season in an effort to minimize unnecessary contact between swimmers and staff.
-Only 20 patrons will be allowed in the baby pool area at any given time (not staffed). If there are patrons waiting to get into the baby pool swimming area, swimmers will be limited to 2 hours of swim time to allow additional patrons time to swim. Any patron asked to leave to allow another patron time to swim will be allowed to return when capacity is below 20.
-Only 65 patrons will be allowed in the big pool area at any given time (includes staff). If there are patrons waiting to get into the big pool swimming area, swimmers will be limited to 2 hours of swim time to allow additional patrons time to swim. Any patron asked to leave to allow another patron time to swim will be allowed to return when capacity is below 65.
Group Size Limitation-
–Due to limited capacity, groups larger than 5 in the baby pool and 15 in the big pool will not be allowed. Group swim time will be limited to 2 hours.
-Patron access is through the bathhouse. Each patron will be checked in and screened prior to entering the facility. Patrons will only be allowed access to the bathhouse for the restroom and when they are coming or leaving.
-Each patron must have a signed waiver filed before allowed to use the facility. Minor’s waiver must be signed by his/her legal guardian.
-Temperatures will be taken and symptom questions will be asked at check in.
*Anyone with a temperature over 99.9° F will NOT be allowed in the facility. This will remain in effect for that patron for a period of 5 days.
*Staff taking temperatures will be wearing gloves and a mask.
-Concessions will be available and will be sold utilizing the south window. Patrons will not be allowed access to their baskets during their time at the pool. Therefore, patrons will need to either put money on an account to be charged against or have cash on them.
-Patrons can utilize benches to sit in on the deck. Social distancing from other patrons is recommended. Parents and chaperones of children, not lifeguards, will be responsible if they would like their children to social distance while at the pool.
-No pool toys will be allowed.
-Only 2 individuals allowed in each bathroom at one time. Access to the bathhouse is limited so will need to request entrance to use restroom.
-Everyone must wash their hands! Hand sanitizer will also be available.
Swimming Pool Staff:
-Required to sign a waiver before working at the pool (if under 18, parents will need to sign).
-Temperature will be taken and symptom questions will be asked upon arrival of each shift.
-Must wear gloves and a mask when assigned to check in kids and take temperatures.
-The rotation schedule will include 2 assigned to the check-in area. One will take temperatures and one will sign the guests in on the attendance sheet. Every guest name must include first and last name, payment (pass, daily swimmer/nonswimmer), temperature, and symptom questions answer. Those assigned to the check-in area will rotate into guarding schedule after 2 hours.
-The 2 staff assigned to the check-in area will rotate cleaning. Cleaning must be done every hour, and this includes the bathrooms, toilet flush levers, faucets, soap/paper towel dispensers, sanitizer bottles, light switches, pool phone, doorknobs/handles, counter tops, chairs, benches, handrails/pool ladders, etc.
-Staff must clean their guard chairs before each use.
-Only 2 staff are allowed in the concession area at one time.
These rules will be enforced and if anyone refuses to cooperate, they will be asked to leave—staff and patrons.
- 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 diapers allowed in the pool- kids must wear “Little Swimmers” disposable swim pants. These can be purchased in the concession stand.
- 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.
For information contact Shane Kramme 605-280-0213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Stanley Post 20 Baseball
For more information contact: Randy Slama (605) 280-8795
Facebook: Stanley Post 20 Baseball
Recreational Trail Maps
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!