Parkston...a great place to grow!
The 1,600 residents of Parkston are among the friendliest people in South Dakota. Walk or drive down our wide Main Street and you'll appreciate the clean, modern look blended with a touch of German history.
A safe place to live, play and raise a family
The school system is growing in an era where others are cutting back. The high school is less than 10 years old and plans are underway for an addition to expand the junior high and add a new elementary school.
Enjoy the Klauss-James Art Museum and Archive, the Pearly Mound Historical Country Schoolhouse Museum, Parkston Public Library, Veteran's Memorial, two city parks, ball diamonds, outdoor swimming pool, golf course, tennis and basketball courts, Wellness Center including indoor swimming and fitness and rehab classes, dart leagues, gun club, fishing at area lakes and hunting.
Worship at your choice of five churches: Sacred Heart Catholic, Memorial Baptist, Faith Lutheran - Missouri Synod, Salem Lutheran-ELCA, and United Church of Christ.
Parkston Lions, American Legion and Auxiliary, VFW and Auxiliary, KCs, Parkston Commercial Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Junior Service League, 4-H, FHA/HERO, Historical Society, Parkston Recreation, PTO and Booster clubs for althetics and music.
An active agricultural area brings business to Parkston. Jobs range from blue collar to retail and clerical to professional. The largest employer, Avera St. Benedict Health Center, recently names one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals. Its Wellness Center, with an indoor pool, is an outstanding addition to the city.
Full medical facilities, including wellness and emergency services, elderly care facilities and Meals on Wheels. Professional services include three financial institutions, four attorneys, insurance and accountants. Lodging - 45 rooms available. Dining - from convenience to catered. Law enforcement, volunteer fire department, ambulance and 911 emergency services.