Community Action Agency’s Corner
As the third largest city in the State of South Dakota, Aberdeen offers the charm of a small town with the amenities of a larger city. Aberdeen’s strong community spirit, high-performing schools and colleges, family friendly recreation, and vibrant economy continue to attract visitors, residents, and business to our city.
It is a place where entrepreneurs can prosper, and solid values survive. Brown County is also one of the most productive agricultural counties in South Dakota. In recent years, the area has been transformed from a trade center serving family farms to a regional agricultural center with ever-expanding grain terminals, processing facilities, and ethanol plants.
Whether you plan to get involved or just plan to be a spectator, there are numerous opportunities for theater, music and the arts in Aberdeen, including the South Dakota Film Festival held in September. Enjoy musical productions, art showcases and recitals that take place at Northern State University and Presentation College, Aberdeen Community Theatre and the Aberdeen Children’s Theatre.
Athletics are a wonderful way to get involved in the community whether you are in on the action or relaxing on the sidelines! Enjoy everything from youth sports events at the Y.M.C.A. to watching the NCAA Div. II Northern State University Wolves play football at the state-of-the-art Dacotah Bank Stadium that opened in 2021 and everything in between. Also, Northern State University and the community proudly claim the record of maintaining the highest fan attendance for Division II Men’s and Women’s basketball games.
The recreation facilities include playgrounds, recreational trails, sand volleyball courts, a softball diamond, Wylie Lake, and picnicking accommodations. Go carts, bumper boats and miniature golf are also made available by Thunder Road. Families will enjoy a world of imagination inspired by popular nursery rhymes at Storybook Land. Don’t forget to take a journey down the yellow brick road at The Land of Oz.