The Old Grade Nature Trail is one of three nature and historic trails available to hike, bird watch, and learn about historical events that took place in the area. Maps are located in the information cabin (located in the south east corner of the park), at the trail heads (one on Alene Ave. S and one on Lookout Hill off Hwy 34), or in the foyer of City Hall.

Linda Willman, City Auditor
(605) 539-1691

Historic Rube Goldberg Ski Lift 

Jerauld County Trap Club

Shakespeare Garden & Anne Hathaway Cottage

Come out for just the day or get involved in the regular trap shoots.  For more information on when the trap club is available, call: Wayne Grohs
​(605) 539-1028
2 miles north of Wessington Springs
​(1/4 mile east of 382nd Ave on 225th St)

Weskota Wellness

Rodeo Grounds

We are fortunate to have a state-of-the-art facility to stay in shape year-round.  Contact Ellen Powell (605) 539-1201.  Fitness Facility within Avera Weskota facility.

City Swimming Pool 

Starlight Bowling

The David Jost Memorial Field is host to many ball games throughout the summer. Funding to replace the grandstand after a tornado destroyed the historical one in 2003, allowed a new handi-cap accessible one to be built in 2005.

Linda Willman, City Auditor
(605) 539-1691

Want to know what else you can get involved in?

Check out the list of Clubs and Organizations at the end of the Business Directory.  There are over 40 groups to pick from.  


Although there is an SDRA Rodeo and Bull Bash every year at the rodeo grounds, the arena gets used for many other things.  4-H events, Mounted Shooting, Barrel Racing and other events/practices take place at the arena, as well.  There is an indoor riding barn also on site.  The outdoor and indoor arena can be used by the public with permission.  Contact the 4-H Extension Office at (605) 539-9471.

Starlight Bowling offers a great way to doing something fun as a family any day of the week or you can join the bowling league available in the winter months.

311 Main St. E
Wessington SPrings, SD 57382
(605) 539-1431

City Park

The City Park offers RV & Tent camping with a bath house and several picnic shelters are available.

The 1936 WPA Field House (in photo) is available to rent for receptions, reunions, meetings, or a small family gathering. Call to reserve the space for your event.
Other great opportunities available in the park are playground equipment, Disc Golf, Basketball, Tennis and Horse Shoes.

Linda Willman, City Auditor
(605) 539-1691

Hiking Trail

One of the more famous stops in Wessington Springs, Shakespeare Garden is a beautiful and unique place to visit.  Several events are held there during all months of the year, from Tea at the Cottage to Music in the Garden.  For more information: call Kathy Dean at (605) 539-1929.

501 Alene Ave. N., PO Box 44
Wessington Springs, SD 57382

One of America's favorite pass times, come take a swing on our golf 9-hole golf course.  Springs Country Club offers golf leagues for the avid golfer, yearly memberships or you can just stop by for the day to golf, relax and enjoy the South Dakota sun.

704 2nd Street NE
​Contact: Craig Fonder
(605) 539-1944

Springs Country Club

Things to do in Wessington Springs​

South Dakota


David Jost Baseball Field

The Municipal Swimming Pool hours are listed on the community calendar.  Swimming lessons are available each summer.  Contact the City office for dates and other information.

Linda Willman, City Auditor
(605) 539-1691

​The top of the hill starts at the top of Lookout Hill right off of Hwy 34 about 1/2 mile west of the Wessington Springs turn off.  The hill is part of the Wessington Springs City Park.  Just stop in City Hall during regular business hours and the office personnel will help you learn how to use the ski lift so you can sled with family and friends.

It was named one of the Top 7 destinations in SD for sledding by South Dakota Tourism's Online Sledding Guide.

Linda Willman, City Auditor
(605) 539-1691

Wessington Springs