Fargo Park District

LIVE: Celebrating Sausage, Polka And Beer: The German Folk Festival

Festival Comes To Rheault Farm Saturday, August 3rd

  You don’t have to be German to celebrate German culture. Jessica Korynta is proof of that. She’s Norwegian, but she organized this year’s German Folk Festival with the Fargo Park District. You can celebrate the food and arts, from sausages to pretzels to polka, woodcarving and making hats. Plus, like any good German celebration, there’s beer. Check out the…

Pedestrian Bridges Close Due to Rising River Levels

The Pedestrian Bridge at Lindenwood Park has been raised, the floating Bridge at Dike East and the Kayak Launch have been removed

FARGO, N.D. — Due to the rising Red River, preventative steps are being taken to ensure safety to those who use the river trails. Starting on July 9th, the Fargo Park District and the City of Moorhead will be raising the pedestrian bridge, and removing the adaptive kayak launch and floating bridge at dike east in Lindenwood Park. The pedestrian…

Fargo Park District Exec. Dir. Joel Vettel Quits After 3 Years

Vettel served as the director after longtime director Roger Gress retired

FARGO, N.D.– Joel Vettel, a staple in the Fargo community resigned Tuesday night as the park district’s executive director. In Vettel’s statement he says “this was a huge undertaking and I recognize I had huge shoes to fill.” Vettel served as the director after longtime director Roger Gress retired. Vettel’s service to the community began in the late 90’s when…

Park District Executive Director Joel Vettel Resigns, Interim Director Named

The resignation is effective immediately.

FARGO, N.D (KFGO) – Fargo Park District executive director Joel Vettel resigned from the job he’s held for nearly three years. The resignation is effective immediately. Sources tell KFGO News Vettel’s departure was the result of his management style and a “lack of confidence” from employees. One source said it was “not a good fit.” Vettel has had a high…

LIVE: Get Moving Outdoors with Yoga in the Park

Participants are encouraged to make a donation for community programs during this free class series

KVRR’s Maggie LaMere learns about the community’s Yoga in the Park summer series. The classes are a partnership between Fargo Park District, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties and Courts Plus Community Fitness. Yoga in the Park is offered on Wednesday evenings at 6 through August 14th. Categories: Morning – In The Community Tags: courts plus community fitness, Fargo Park…

Bring Your Workout Outside with Yoga in the Park

Participants are encouraged to make a donation to community programs at this free yoga session

FARGO, N.D.– Grab a mat or towel and take your yoga session beyond the four walls of a studio. Fargo Park District, YMCA of Cass-Clay and Courts Plus Community Fitness are hosting free Yoga in the Park classes every Wednesday evening. Participants are encouraged to make a donation that will go toward community programs. In the past, they’ve had as…

Fargo Park District Hosts World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

The World Health Organization lists drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and for kids under four its number one.

FARGO, N.D.– With summer kicking off tomorrow, kids may need to learn the rules of the pool before jumping in. The World Health Organization lists drowning as the third leading cause of unintentional death worldwide, and for kids under four its number one. That’s why the Fargo Park District says knowing how to swim can be the difference between life…

Kids Kick Off 20th Annual Midwest Kid Fest with Teddy Bear Parade

The event started around 11 with inflatable activities, crafts and life size games

FARGO, N.D.– Kids and their teddy bears get their time to shine thanks to a Fargo Parks event. The 20th Annual Midwest Kid Fest kicked off with a teddy bear parade. Children walked along the paths of Island Park smiling and waving with their stuffed animals. The event started around 11 with inflatable activities, crafts and life size games. Aside…

Fargo Park District Makes Use of Stocked Waters with Trout Fest

North Dakota Game and Fish stocks lakes and ponds across the state for fishing

FARGO, N.D.– Every spring North Dakota Game and Fish stocks between 50 and 100 lakes and ponds with fish. Between larger lakes and “mom and pop” ponds, Game and Fish says the goal is to provide the best opportunity for a great catch. “We stock them,” North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologist Doug Leier said. “We put them in…