Beresford was originally called Paris, and under the latter name was laid out in 1873. The city was renamed after Lord Charles Beresford and was formally incorporated on July 12, 1884

Additional information: 

Counties:  Union
Population:  2,005
Time Zone:  Central (CST) 

Zip Code: 57004  
Area Code: 605
City Website:

Area Schools: 

Beresford Watchdogs

Beresford Elementary School
209 S 4th St, Beresford, SD 57004
Phone: (605) 763-5012

Beresford Middle  School
301 W Maple St, Beresford, SD 57004
Phone: (605) 763-5012


Beresford High School ​
301 W Maple St, Beresford, SD 57004
Phone: (605) 763-5012



Watchdogs Athletic Booster Club
  • Boys Golf 7th - 12th
  • Cross Country 7th - 12th
  • Football Junior, 7th -12th
  • Volleyball Rec, 7th -12th 
  • Cheerleading 9th - 12th
  • Boys Basketball: Rec, 7th -12th 
  • Girls Basketball: Rec., 7th - 12th
  • Wrestling: Youth, 7th - 12th
  • Girls Golf 7th - 12th 
  • Track 7th - 12th 
  • Fine Arts

    Arsenic & Old Lace, Beresford High School
  • Band 5th - 12th
  • Marching Band
  • Pep Band
  • Choir K - 12th
  • All State Choir
  • Honor Choir
  • One Act Play 
  • Theatre
  • Debate 

  • Dining:


    Bulow Park, Beresford, SD

    Bulow Park
    This beautiful park offers a wide variety of recreational options for the residents Beresford including:
    - Playgrounds
    - Picnic shelter
    - Tennis
    - Frisbee golf
    - Horseshoes
    - Gardens  

    Community Swimming Pool Beresford, SD

    Community Swimming Pool
    Swimming pool offers a place where your children can swim under the care of certified lifegaurds.  

    The swimming pool offers swimming lessons for all age groups and swimming levels.

    Union Grove State Park, near Beresford, SD

    Union Grove State Park
    Rich glacial soils support a lush growth of native woods in this hidden treasure. Horseback riders, hikers, bikers and cross-country skiers enjoy several miles of trail through the forest along Brule Creek. The trees and plants attract a variety of birds sure to keep botanists and birdwatchers entertained for hours. Campers enjoy the quiet well-shaded campsites, and the horse camp is the perfect base for a weekend of riding.

    The Bridges at Beresford Golf Course & Event Center

    The Bridges of Beresford Golf Course & Event Center
    The Golf Course is a beautiful, 9-hole, Par 36 course just waiting for you to play. 

    The Bridges at Beresford Event Center is a wonderful place to host your special occasion.  It accommodates 75 to 375 people, or it can be separated into two smaller rooms that seat up to 75 and 220 guests.

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