Family Fun Weekend

Storybook Land is celebrating providing over 40 years of family fun! The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Sertoma Club invites everyone to participate in a fun filled weekend. Special activities are planned throughout the summer season. Don’t miss the excitement of the Family Fun Weekend! 

Check out the schedule of events and bring the entire family out to enjoy Wylie Park!

Saturday, June 10, 2023
10:00 a.m. Family Fitness Day Fun Run/Walk
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Princess and Super Hero Party
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Register for Kid’s Fishing Contest Near Pavilion – Free!
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Kid’s Fishing Contest (Preschool - 6 Grade)
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Sand Castle/Sculpture Building Contest Wylie Park Beach

Sunday, June 11, 2023
1:30 p.m. Raiders of the Lost Park
1:30 p.m. Free Watermelon Feed, Storybook Land, Sponsored by Ken’s Super Fair Foods & Millstone Family Restaurant
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 50% off Paddleboats, Fun Yaks & Canoe Rentals

This event will celebrate National Recreation and Park Association Family Fitness Day with a Fun Run/Walk for the whole family. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Storybook Land Character. Prizes will be given for best dressed and most original.
Where: Wylie Park/South of the Pavilion
When: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Event: 2 Mile Route
Fee: Free
Divisions: Open to runners of all ages and skill levels
Awards: Various awards will be presented and door prizes given out.

Hear ye, Hear ye! The Princesses of Storybook Land cordially invite you to put on your favorite costume and join them for a party in the Castle. You will have an opportunity to mingle and take photos with the characters.
When: Saturday, June 10
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Where: Storybook Land Castle
Fee: No Charge

When: Saturday, June 10, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: Wylie Park
Registration: 1:00 p.m. south of the Pavilion
Equipment: All contestants must furnish their own bait and tackle.
Grades: Preschool - 2 and 3 - 6
Awards: Trophies will be given to winners in each age category for the largest fish and the largest number of fish caught.
Fee: No Charge
Sponsor: Aberdeen Firefighters Local 446 and Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

As part of the Family Fun Weekend, family teams will have the opportunity to compete for prizes
by building either a sand castle or sculpture at the Wylie Beach on Saturday, June 10. Prizes will be
awarded on originality, complexity and finishing of the best castle structure and best sculpture
structure. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Building is limited between the hours of 4:00 -5:00 p.m.
All ages are welcome. Teams should provide their own building materials and tools. For more
information, please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center at 626-7081.
Date: Saturday, June 10
Registration begins: 3:30 p.m.
Building is limited to: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sand Castle Rules

As part of the Family Fun Weekend, follow the clues, to find the hidden treasures. Afterwards, meet
up at the Sertoma Plaza to quench your thirst at the watermelon feed!
Date: Sunday, June 11
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Sertoma Plaza

  1. Parks Division

    Physical Address
    225 Third Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: 605-626-7989