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Sheridan’s Kid-Friendly Fun Activities Await

From parks, pools, and picnic areas to wildlife, games and events, Sheridan is the perfect playground for the young and the young-at-heart. From year-round attractions to summer and winter events, the fun never ends under the Bighorns.  Be sure to visit our blog on Family Friendly Summer Fun for even more ideas.

Kendrick Park

Map | (307) 674-6483
A fixture to the Sheridan community is the wooded oasis of Kendrick Park. Enjoy solitude along the tree-lined creek or stretch out and play on the grassy expanse. The park hosts picnic areas, horseshoe pits, a large children’s playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts and ample fishing.

Elk/Buffalo Pasture

Map | (307) 674-6483
Adjacent to Kendrick Park is a wildlife area, which is home to a small herd of buffalo and elk. Sit back and watch or bring your camera and capture these majestic and photogenic animals.

Sheridan County YMCA

Map | (307) 674-7488
A full-service facility featuring an indoor swimming pool and playground, fitness facilities, classes, outdoor fields, and central trail access to miles of Sheridan’s pathways.

Story Fish Hatchery

Map | (307) 683-2234
The Story Fish Hatchery is located along the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains in the town of Story, just a short drive from Sheridan. The hatchery provides an interesting and educational journey through the fish hatchery process and the always-exciting opportunity to feed the trout.

Sheridan Pathways

Explore and enjoy the Sheridan Pathways, connecting many of the city’s parks and points of interest. Over thirteen miles of wheelchair-accessible, scenic pathways provide recreation opportunities including walking, jogging, cycling and rollerblading.

Summer Attractions

WYO Rodeo Boot Kick-Off

Boots are kicked off in this family-oriented event celebrating the start of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo. Kendrick Park is the setting for games and contests for both children and adults, including a stick-horse race and boot-kicking contest.

3rd Thursday

The 3rd Thursday Street Festivals fill the historic Main Street District with live music, a variety of food and beverage vendors, unique crafts, shopping, games and so much fun. These festivals are very family-friendly and a staple to the Sheridan summer lineup.

Thorne-Rider Park

Map | (307) 674-6421
Thorne-Rider Park is the ultimate destination for sports fans. Located alongside the Sheridan Pathway system, the park hosts a BMX bike track, a Kiddy Park, tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts, a skate board park and baseball fields.

Whitney Commons

Along the Sheridan Pathways and just a block from downtown Sheridan awaits the tranquility of the Whitney Commons. The Commons feature a playground, grassy expanses for playing catch or tossing a Frisbee and a water feature, perfect for cooling off during those hot summer days.

Polo Matches

Map | (307) 673-0454
Stamp divots, bring a picnic, enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, and watch the action matching talented athletes and animals from around the country – making the fast-paced game entertaining from start to finish.

Winter Attractions

Ice Skating

Map | (307) 674-9423
Whether it’s your first time lacing up or you’re a seasoned professional, ice-skating provides hours of wintertime fun for the entire family. Whatever your level, the Whitney Rink at the M&M Center, brand-new to the 2015 winter season, is the perfect icy retreat.

Christmas Stroll

Main Street
Main Street comes alive with festive holiday cheer, lights, decorations, store specials, free trolley rides, hay wagons, musicians, food and warm drinks. If you’ve been nice, Santa and Mrs. Claus may even drop in for photo opportunities! A festive holiday event, with decorated streets and stores, store specials, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free rides on the trolley, a hay wagon, musicians, & much more!

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