Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

Central Park Playground

News and Information


Storybook Land and Land of Oz Hours (Subject to Change)
Storybook Land Rides, Concessions and Gift Shop are open for the season.

August Hours:
August 22 – August 25 (Monday-Thursday)
Gift Shop, Food stands, Balloon Ride, Train, Roller Coaster & Carousel: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paddleboats closed for the season
Campground Hours – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

August 26 (Friday) – August 28 (Sunday) Concession stands, Giftshop and Train, Roller Coaster, Carousel and Balloon Rides Hours of Operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground Hours – 8:00 am – 11:00 p.m.

August 29 (Monday) – September 1 (Thursday): 
Giftshop , Balloon, Train & Carousel Rides: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Campground Hours – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

September Hours:
Labor Day Weekend – September 2 (Friday) – September 5 (Monday) 
Concession Stands, Giftshop and Train, Roller Coaster, Carousel and Balloon Rides: 
Hours of operation – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Campground Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Weekends in September (Saturday & Sunday) ending on September 18
Campground Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Train: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visitor Center Concession Stand and Gift Shop Hours: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Lee Park Golf Course and the Pro Shop
Open for the 2016 Season

Wylie Park Campground
Wylie Park 2016 Camping Reservations are currently being taken . You can make your camping reservations by calling 605-626-3512 or 888-326-9693.

Wylie Park 2017 Camping Reservations will begin Monday, January 9th, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.  Reservations can be made :
                Over the Phone at (605)626-3512 or 1-888-326-9693
                In Person: Parks and Recreations Offices at 225 3rd Ave SE

Employment Opportunities
Job descriptions for all of our current positions may be viewed at this link.
To download a printable job application, click this link.

Adult Recreation League Registration
Adult Fall/Winter Volleyball League Registration & Organizational Meeting (Rosters due by meeting): Monday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m..  For more information: click here.

Online Program and Class Registration

Registration for Fall Brochure Programs and Classes begins Tuesday, September 6th.  Online registration is available for some of our programs at the following link: Online Registration.

Administrative Staff


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