Arboretum Summer Activities

Star Party
A Star Party is a gathering of amateur astronomers viewing the night sky or people just wanting to know more about what they see in the night sky! Participants may bring telescopes, binoculars, finder/viewing scopes or nothing. We will spend the evening observing Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon and other deep sky objects together.

This is a drop in activity, but if you plan to come, call the Parks and Recreation Office to register at (605)626-7015.  People can come for all or part of the time.
Dates: Fridays, May 15, June 19, July 17, and August 21
Time: Dusk - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Kuhnert Arboretum, 2110 South Dakota Street
Registration: Free
Kuhnert Arboretum Activities
The Kuhnert Arboretum is a park area meant to cultivate relations between people, trees, plants and nature, in a setting that provides opportunities for education and discovery. Bring your family and friends throughout the summer to enjoy kid’s activities in a relaxed and open environment. All ages are welcome, these kid’s activities are free and open to the public.
Dates: Tuesdays, June 2 - July 28 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kuhnert Arboretum Parking Lot, 2110 South Dakota Street

 June 2
 Tree Cookie Tic Tac Toe
 June 9
 Story Stones
 June 16
 Wooden Geometric Animal Collage
 June 23
 Woven Cloud Wind Chime
 June 30
 Whimsical Lanterns
 July 7
 Neature Charms
 July 14
 Gnome Homes
 July 21
 Nature Wands
 July 28
 Beaded Sun Catcher

  1. Parks, Recreation & Forestry


    Physical Address
    225 SE Third Ave.
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: (605) 626-7015
    Fax: (605) 626-7989

  2. Forestry Division

    Physical Address
    225 Third Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7015
    Fax: 605-626-7989

  3. Aaron Kiesz

    City Forester

  4. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989