SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -

A Sioux Falls park unveils new renovations after getting a $1 million facelift.

Spellerberg Park has added new equipment such as a playground, picnic shelter, basketball and tennis courts and sand volleyball.

The Midco Aquatic Center, another addition to the park, is set to open Oct. 13.

Mayor Mike Huether says while both the park renovations and the Midco Aquatic Center were controversial in the city, he believes the improvements are needed.

“Not only did we save Spellerberg Park, and save this neighborhood, but we made it better. Much, much better,” Huether says.

Spellerberg park can be used year-round.  Starting this year, Christmas music will play at the park's sledding hill during the winter months.