Spring Has sprung and it’s time to get ourselves out of hibernation and back out into the streets of Yorkton. Here are a dozen things you can do to add a little activity, and maybe a little culture back into your lives.
We are still in for the odd snow storm (god forbid), and some rain for sure, so there are a few inside activities included as well.
Get out there and have some fun! These are number, but not ranked - they are in no particular order. They're all great.
Picnic at Jaycee Beach
For anyone who is a bit older (ahem – not that we’re counting) you may remember going to Jaycee beach and swimming. People don’t really swim there anymore, but it is an awesome place for a picnic, a walk, and maybe a little baseball. Check this link for a little history lesson about Hopkins Lake and Jaycee Beach.
Logan Green Walking Path
Logan Green Walking Path – The Logan Green walking path takes you through the prairie, past some beautiful trees, and even by a stocked trout pond. So if you would like a nice walk, it’s a great place to go. Logan Green is located along the south edge of the city, and is accessible from Laurier Ave, Tupper Ave and the main east roadway in the city cemetery.
Century Field and Track
This world class track and field is home to the YRHS Raiders football team. Yorkton has hosted the Summer Games, as well as Provincial Track and Field and this track is a fantastic facility for running.
Yorkton’s recreation and conference center. Included in the Gallagher Center is the swimming/wave pool, walking track, indoor soccer fields, convention facilities for any size event, curling arena, and the Farrell Agencies arena, home to the Yorkton Terriers Junior Hockey club.
Gloria Hayden Rec Center
Located directly behind both MC Knoll School and St. Michaels School. You can go for a walk inside the walking track, or play some racquetball, walleyball, or squash. They even offer rec. activity nights in their gym. Check them out to find out all they have to offer.
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery
Check out some art and go to the Godfrey Dean art gallery. There are many programs to take advantage of, including learning programs and special events guaranteed to satisfy your artistic appetite.
Ravine Ecological Preserve
2.8 km hiking trail working your way through grasslands, aquatic and Aspen park habitat, the ravine ecological preserve is a great place for a walk, and an ecological education.
Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame
Interested in the history of sport in the Yorkton area? Take time to visit the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame. You’ll see many wonderful artifacts and tributes to legendary sports figures from the Yorkton area.
Let's get out and about in our city and enjoy this spring and summer season. You'll feel great when you do.