Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department

Central Park Playground

News and Information


Starting September 6th at Storybook Land
The west half of Storybook Land and the Land of Oz will be closed for the season on Tuesday, September 6 due to the replacement of the sidewalk in this area.

The existing five foot wide sidewalk will be removed and replaced with new ten foot wide sidewalk. The east half of Storybook Land will remain open through Saturday October 15.

The Visitor Center concession stand and gift shop will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 8pm through September 18 and the train will run on Saturday and Sunday through September 18 from 1 pm to 6 pm.

For more information, call the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 626-7015.

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 29 (Monday) – September 1 (Thursday): 
Giftshop , Balloon, Roller Coaster, 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 here.
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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