Fargo Park District

Block 9 partners reveal official name of community plaza

The community plaza has been named Broadway Square.

FARGO, N.D.–The Block 9 partners got together Thursday morning to reveal the name of the community plaza. The public-private partnership, made up of the Kilbourne Group, R.D. Offutt Company and the City of Fargo, announced Broadway Square as the official name. The Block 9 partners also revealed the logo and introduced the Block 9 plaza manager, Ana Rusness-Peterson. Once construction…

UPDATE: Southwest Recreation Pool to reopen Thursday

UPDATE: Southwest Recreation Pool will reopen to the public on Thursday after it was temporarily closed. Staff at the pool were recently exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The exposed staff were tested and the results came back negative for the virus. Fargo Cass Public Health determined there is no concern for the public.   FARGO, N.D.–The…

LIVE: Celebrate North Dakota July 1st With “701 Day”

Event Celebrates Everything North Dakota Has To Offer

  Why is this Wednesday a good day to celebrate the great state of North Dakota? It’s 701. The date on July first matches the state’s area code. The Fargo Park District is taking advantage of that for its first 701 Day celebration. You can come get your shirts or bags screen-printed with a 701 logo Wednesday at Rheault Farm…

Fargo Park District Opens Community Pools With New Guidelines

The district has three indoor pools and five outdoor pools across Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. – Community members are being encouraged to wash their hands regularly and bring their own equipment like towels, sunscreen and water bottles. Chairs are going to be spaced out to promote social distancing between people. Guests are not required to wear masks, but are encouraged to. “Based on capacities, we’re either going up to 50% 250 at the…

Fargo pools to open June 6 with Smart Restart guidelines in place

Pools will operate at 50 percent capacity with a 250 person maximum.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Park District will begin opening recreational pools on Saturday, June 6 with ND Smart Restart guidelines in place. Northside, Southwest and Davies recreational pools will open June 6 and Island Park Pool and Madison Pool & Splash Pad will open June 8. Swimmers are encouraged to arrive at the pool already wearing swimsuits as locker room use…

Fargo Parks Hosts Virtual Earth Day Challenge

This was a way for them to celebrate the 50th anniversary of earth day

FARGO, N.D. – For 15 days, the parks department has posted a different education challenge activity using either no supplies or supplies that you should already have in your home. One quest required participants to make a jump rope out of plastic bags that you had from grocery shopping. There were three different prizes given out by random drawing. “Keeping…

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…