City of Woonsocket

“The Town with the Beautiful Lake”

Woonsocket News:


Plans underway for the 2015 Woonsocket Water Festival!!  See the schedule here!  Alumni Banquet & Fireman’s Dance, Parade, FFA BBQ, Swimming, Class reunions, Jamball, Volleyball, Water Golf, Water Balloon Challenge, Canoe Races, Kids Games, Fireman’s Challenge, Fireworks, Cook-off, Pig Roast, Magic/Comedy Show,Pancake Feed, Fishing Derby, 5K Run/Walk, Turtle Races, Bean Bag Tourney, Swimming Competition, BINGO!  Wow - what fun!  See you there with your lawn chair and sunscreen!


Sanborn Weekly Journal Online!


Working on gathering a list of old Woonsocket businesses and memories...Please email your memories…

See History page for list to date...


*Would you like to give a memorial to the community of Woonsocket in memory or honor of a loved one?  Check out our options for giving:  a bathhouse tile, a picnic table, or to the community library.


*Newly constructed Duplex units for sale at 503 & 504 Southwest Court, Woonsocket, SD:   Cozy 1008 sq ft home located in quiet neighborhood: 2 bedrooms, 720 sq ft attached garage and storage area, all handicap accessible.  More information and pictures.



*Woonsocket Legion Bingo, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm, Community Center.



In July, 2008, Woonsocket celebrated its Quasicentennial or 125th!  Click here to see the logo that was designed for the celebration.


In 2006, the Woonsocket School District built a new high school.  The high school connects with the gym, library, and fitness center.  See here for pictures of the school.  High School Project   Watch for more pictures coming soon.


The City of Woonsocket and the Woonsocket School District joined forces to build a combined public and school library, and fitness center,  which is connected to the Woonsocket High School and the National Guard Armory.  This is just one of the many ways our community is investing in its future.  Click here for more information and pictures:  Library Project


The City of Woonsocket has completed a community improvement project for the swimming area at Lake Prior. The renovations include a filtrated concrete swimming area, triple flume water slide, a kiddy slide and new playground equipment.  The pool is now open, the playground area is complete, and a new bathhouse has just been completed for summer 2007.  A walkway is completed around the lake, which leads to an island that features a gazebo.  See pictures of the progress of the project here:  Lake Prior Project


A fund drive was established at First National Bank South Dakota to raise money for a “Floating Fountain,” which replicates the World’s Largest Artesian Well” of the past.  The Floating Fountain is installed and working.  See more here:  Well Fund Project


The old railroad depot building has been moved by Lake Prior.  The plan is to renovate the building and make it a museum.  See pictures:  Depot Project


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Last updated on June 12, 2015.