Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji was established in 1983 when Leo “Butch” Parks purchased the then Gibson Sporting Goods. What was once a small fishing boat sales and repair facility, has expanded into a diversified three location business, with marinas, sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, and specialty retail stores. Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji features the World Famous Barefoot Bar. Okoboji Boat Works on West Lake Okoboji features much of the same, along with state of the art boat slips, the world’s largest Fish House, pro-shop and clothing Boutique, and a sandy beach for families to enjoy. Parks Marina in Sioux Falls, SD features boat Sales and Service.
We are a non-profit visual, educational & performing Art Center. We have six galleries, a performing arts theatre, a children’s interactive gallery, classrooms, pottery room, library and events hall. We are free to visit and open year round tot he public.