Fargo Park District

Fargo Parks practicing safety during Coronavirus pandemic

FARGO, N.D. -The Coronavavirus has hit both business and recreational services all across the country. Fargo Park District has canceled all of its upcoming events. Employees are following the national guidelines of social distancing and keeping a sanitary environment. They are also using their resources and time to take care of many in house programs that have been pushed back…

Images of Block 9 Civic Plaza in Downtown Fargo Released

The Block 9 civic plaza is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D.–Kilbourne Group showcased what the Block 9 civic plaza will look like on their Facebook page on Wednesday. The Block 9 civic plaza is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and is inspired by Main Street Square in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Fargo Parks District…

Fargo Park District selects Dave Leker as Executive Director

FARGO, N.D. – A familiar face has been chosen to run the Fargo Park District. The board voted unanimously to promote Interim Executive Director Dave Leker over four other finalists. He’s been in charge since Joel Vettel resigned in July. The board considered feedback on each person up for the job from staff, key stakeholders and the public. Leker was…

Fargo Park District grooms cross country ski trails

There are eight different parks with trails

FARGO, N.D. —  Fargo Park District has plenty of options ready for people to get in some fun winter exercise. Cross country ski trails have been groomed at eight different locations in Fargo. There is a trail located at Edgewood Public Golf Course, Prairiewood Public Golf Course, Island Park, Iwen Park, Forest River Park, Lindenwood Park, Orchard Glen Park, and…

Swimming in the winter? Well, that’s now possible at Fargo South High School

The Fargo Park District is offering "Open Swim" for community members

FARGO, N.D- Amber Morris came to celebrate her son’s birthday and says this gives the kids an opportunity to do something different and not worry about being cold. She also says that during the winter months, the pools are not as busy and they can swim and run around more freely. “Who doesn’t love the swim, especially the kids so…

Santa Village Opens Its Doors At Rheault Farm

 The community braved the winter storm to visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus

FARGO, N.D.- For some, the snowy weather was not a factor, but rather a drive to go outside and make the most of it. “The weather was more like a push, because he likes to be outside, so we got him all geared up and come out and plays in the snow,” says Korinna, a visitor. They came to the…

Rheault Farm Adds 25–Foot Christmas Tree As It Gets Ready For Santa Village

The Christmas tree is one of the last additions to the village and adds a big final touch to the holiday decorations.

FARGO, N.D.-  The tree is traveling by truck from the home of the property owner who donated it to the Fargo Park District. For many, the Christmas tree is the first thing they see when driving by the Santa Village before they head inside to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus. “It’s always so much fun to see the little kids run…

Gates Close at Parks Located Along Red River in Fargo

The gates will remain closed until spring, but will be accessible by foot.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Park District is closing the gates to three parks along the Red River on November 1. Oak Grove Park at 170 Maple Street North, Riverwood Park at 4707 Country Road 31, and Trefoil Park at 3664 Elm Street North will be closed due to the river levels and cold weather. The gates will remain closed until spring,…

Fargo Park district holds meeting on Executive Director candidates

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Park District held a meeting to review executive director candidates. Park Board President Jerry Rostad says the Human Resources Director reviewed the position description, gathered input on interview questions and provided a framework on how the search committee process will play out. Each member of the search committee will then review the list of candidates. Previous…

Madison Community Garden Getting Ready for Annual Ice Rink

In the past, the Fargo Park District has opened up rinks in the beginning of November

FARGO, N.D. — As people are battling flooding across the state, the Madison Community Garden is no different. “Because we’ve had so much flooding, some of that garden we couldn’t get to and the grass grew really tall. We’re going to finish harvesting the potatoes and trimming the grass today. Then we’ll have it set and the park district will…