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 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22
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 6 - August 1
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Kuhnert Arboretum Parking Lot, 2110 South Dakota Street

 June 6
Wooden Snake
 June 13
Fairy Garden Totem
 June 20
Sun Prints
 June 27
Silly Face Planters
 July 4
No Activity
 July 11
Scrap Wood Fish
 July 18
Animal Wind Chime
 July 25
Little Mushroom House
 August 1
Bird Suncatcher

Check out some great local musicians this summer with free concerts at the New Kuhnert Arboretum stage. Concerts will feature a variety of music and musicians throughout the summer. Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Tuesday night Activities. Make sure to watch our website and social media pages for any updates and additional performances.
If you are interested in performing on the stage, please give our office a call at 605-626-7015.
Dates: Tuesdays, June 6 – August 1 (No program July 4)
Time: 7:00 p.m.

  1. Parks, Recreation & Forestry

    Physical Address
    225 SE Third Ave.
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: (605) 626-7989

  2. Forestry Division

    Physical Address
    225 Third Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: 605-626-7989

  3. Aaron Kiesz

    City Forester

  4. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Fax: 605-626-7989