We want Siouxland to be a vibrant place for people to work, play, and stay. We welcome ideas that help us do so, and two of the best places to find inspiration for growth are the children and businesses that call Siouxland home. They’re the key to how we grow as individuals and companies. We are excited about the opportunities we have to shape Siouxland’s youth into adults.
Learning to Explore
The LaunchPad Children’s Museum has always encouraged children to be immersed in learning. A perfect place to let imagination run wild with many hands-on exhibits, classes, and events. Recently, the museum hosted a sensory-friendly event for children with special needs in the Siouxland area and their families. Participants were able to discover and play at their own pace in a safe, clean environment.
The Sioux City Art Center began hosting Saturday Art Lessons for children and a parent or guardian every Saturday. Each lesson is focused on a different medium of art, and a new topic to explore. From painting and oil pastels, to sculpting and collages Saturday Art Lessons have been a great opportunity for children to learn while expressing their creativity.
Siouxland Parks and Rec began their Youth Basketball programs in addition with many other programs! Children have been able to learn with youth their own age and Morningside University Basketball players. This experience has been beneficial to both the players and the coaches. The kids have been able to refine their coordination skills while also learning the value of being a team player and connecting with other children in the community. The student coaches have been able to build relationships and motivate each child to do their best. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved during the colder months no matter your age! Siouxland Parks and Rec has also started volleyball, curling, cornhole, and other leagues for anyone wanting to stay active. If you’d rather watch sports than play, the Tyson Events Center hosts the Sioux City Bandits and the Musketeers. Whether you’re playing, coaching, or being the best cheerleader around, you can be involved!
We appreciate every small business in downtown Sioux City—they are each a part of our unique identity. The owners are our friends and neighbors wanting to support growth in their own families. One way to show our appreciation after the holiday season has ended is to be intentional in conversations, shop small, and attend events. We love to see and hear the support from the people of Siouxland—it’s what keeps businesses thriving! You can always check Downtown Sioux City Partners’ website to learn more about how you can be present at these events and keep Siouxland vibrant.
By Carly Howrey