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Upcoming Events

November 30, 2019

Live Nativity

Platte Food Center Parking Lot

November 30, 2019

Platte Chamber Parade of Lights

Downtown Platte

December 7, 2019

Santa & Kids Movie

Platte Chamber & Lyric Theater

December 14, 2019

Kids Skating & Shopping Day

Platte Community Building

Hometown Happenings Radio Show

Parks and Recreation


Enjoy a sunny day in Platte at one of the three city parks.

South Park, Platte SDSouth Park

The newly developed South Park features playground equipment for all ages, picnic shelter, a tennis court, band shelter, catch-and-release fishing pond, walking path and a 9-hole Frisbee Golf course. Plans are also underway for the construction of a water park.                     

North ParkNorth Park, Platte SD

North Park is a great place to catch a game, as it has a softball field, a tennis court and a sand volleyball court. It also has a variety of playground equipment to entertain the younger crowd. A Butterfly Garden, created by second and fifth graders from the Platte-Geddes School, attracts Monarch butterflys. Make a day of it and enjoy lunch at one of the picnic shelters.


Swimming Pool ParkPlatte Area Pool

Swimming Pool Park is home to the city swimming pool. It is one of the few pools in the state that has heated water. Pool hours are Monday thru Saturday 1pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm.  Sunday 1pm to 5pm with Family Swim from 6pm to 8pm.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Adult Swim is available from 5pm to 6pm.  Swim Team Practice is 12pm to 1pm.  Admission:  Day Pass - $5.00, Family Season Pass - $150.00 - Single Season Pass - $75.00  Senior Season Pass - $50.00.  Punch cards are available for $40.00 for 10 punches.  Swimming lessons are June 19-June 30, July 10-July 21, July 24-August 4. Private Parties are Available.  Contact Melanie Sondgeroth at 605-680-2959 for more information.

Horse Trails, Platte SDHorse Trails

Saddle up your horses and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Missouri River hills on one of the newly-established horse trails at Pease Creek Recreation Area. Four miles of marked trail leads through wooded areas and offers many picturesque views of the Missouri River.

Several area lodges offer horse boarding, and a horse camp located southeast of Platte provides camping and water for riders.

Lewis and Clark Trail, Platte SDLewis and Clark Trail

History buffs and nature enthusiasts alike will enjoy following the historic trek of Lewis and Clark. Walk where the Corps of Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, journeyed in 1804 while on the search of discovering a new land route to the Pacific Ocean.

Visitors can learn about the trade relations made with the Native American people and the story of Private George Shannon, who was lost in the Platte area for nearly two weeks during the expedition.

Look for guide signs near Snake Creek Recreation Area and enjoy walking in the footsteps of history.

Golf Course, Platte SDGolf Course

Lake Platte Golf Course challenges both beginners and seasoned golfing veterans over its nine-hole course. The semi-public course offers open green fees and has a clubhouse that includes a full-service restaurant, small pro-shop and provides cart rentals.

Sign up for a men’s or women’s league and have fun golfing in the scenic setting of Lake Platte.

Baseball and Softball, Platte SDBaseball and Softball

Catch a fly ball while taking in a baseball game at the American Legion Memorial Field or watch a softball or little league game on one of the two smaller fields. The Platte area boasts a full schedule of opportunities for t-ball, softball and baseball players every summer.

The summer recreation program provides opportunities for kindergarten - second grade boys and girls to play in local t-ball leagues. Kids in grades three through six can enjoy playing in the local pitching league.

Girls’ fast-pitch softball teams and boys’ baseball teams of several age brackets compete in leagues with area teams. The PGDC Honkers/Hutchies is a boys’ high school club team. Platte also has an amateur baseball team, the Killer Tomatoes.

Trap Club, Platte SDTrap Club

The Platte Trap Club provides a shooting range and several leagues for shotgun enthusiasts interested in sharpening their shooting skills. The range has two clubhouses with PAT status and has auto-sets that can be voice activated.

Men, women and youth can participate in summer league competitions.