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 12, 2021

10:00 a.m. Family Fitness Day Fun Run/Walk
10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Princess 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 K-6 grades
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Sand Castle/Sculpture Building Contest Wylie Park Beach

Sunday, June 13, 2021

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 12
Time: 10:00 am. Registration begins at 9:30 am
Event: 2 Mile Route
Divisions: Open to Runners of all ages and skill levels
Various awards will be presented and door prizes given out.
Fee: Free


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


When: Saturday, June 12
Time: 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 12. 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.
Sand Castle Contest Rules
For more information, please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center at 626-7081.
Date: Saturday, June 12
Registration begins: 3:30 p.m.
Building is limited to: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


As part of the Family Fun Weekend put on your best Indiana Jones hat and follow the clues on the Storybook Land treasure trail to find the hidden treasures. Afterwards, meet up at the Visitor Center to quench your thirst at the watermelon feed!
Date: Sunday, June 13
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the Castle
  1. Parks Division

    Physical Address
    225 Third Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

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