Think Spring at Garden Party

Garden-Party-boyGet in the gardening mood at the Fargo Park District’s Garden Party.  Garden Party is a free event for the entire community that will take place from 1:30-4:30 pm on Saturday, April 25 at Rheault Farm.

Kids and parents will enjoy a fun afternoon of crafts and activities.  See creepy, crawly bugs from Don Carey the Bug Man and live critters the Chahinkapa Zoo.  Discover unique plants from Baker Garden and Gift or get your face painted.  Children can also play games, take home a balloon animal and make spring crafts.

Rheault Farm is located at 2902 25 St S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com

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Have your event in a Fargo Park!

oak grove north shelterPlanning a reunion, company picnic, wedding or summer picnic?  If you’re a fan of the outdoors, consider renting a shelter in one of Fargo’s many beautiful parks.

The Fargo Park District has a variety of rental options to fit your needs.  Shelter reservations are being taken now.  If you’re looking at holding an event anytime between now and October of 2015, you’ll want to get your reservation in early.  Dates are filling up.

All rentals are subject to the Shelter and Park Rental Guidelines.  If you’d like to enjoy an adult beverage at your event, you’ll need to note whether or not a Consumption Permit is available for that location.  If it is, you can secure the permit for an additional $25 fee.

To rent a shelter, contact the Fargo Park District offices to ask about availability and regulations for the park.  You can find the rental form with venue details and fees on fargoparks.com.

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Register for Youth Baseball & T-ball before April 15

youth baseballRegister your children for the Fargo Park District’s Youth Baseball & T-ball program.  Leagues run from June 1 through late July for boys ages 5-10 and girls ages 5-8  The registration deadline is Wednesday, April 15.

Leagues are offered in the mornings at Longfellow Park and Lindenwood Park and in the evenings at Lewis & Clark Park. Leagues are set up to allow youth to play with children their same age/grade level.  The fee is $33.25 per participant, due upon registration.  Register online at www.fargoparks.com.

For more information, contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit  www.fargoparks.com.

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Looking for a summer job?

The Fargo Park District is hiring for several part time seasonal positions.   If you like to be outside or work with people we have something for you.  Positions are available for Recreation, Park Maintenance, Golf Course Maintenance and Facility Attendants.

A full list of positions and job requirements can be found by clicking here.  Apply online or pick up a job application at 701 Main Ave, Fargo.  Don’t miss a fun opportunity for a job you can really enjoy this summer!

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Fargo Public Golf Courses Opening March 30

edgewood_greenWeather permitting, the Fargo Park District will open four public golf courses in the morning on Monday, March 30. This includes 18 hole courses at Edgewood and Rose Creek and 9 hole courses at Osgood and Prairiewood.

Driving Ranges at Osgood and Rose Creek are open this week 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, weather permitting.  The Driving Range at Edgewood will open on Monday, March 30 with the courses.

The El Zagal course will be closed for the 2015 golf season for a complete renovation.

Be ready to golf as soon as the courses open. Buy your 2015 Season Pass today. Passes can be purchased online or at 701 Main Ave, Fargo. Once courses open, passes will be available for purchase at the pro shops. Passes are available for adults, youth, families and seniors at each of our 5 public courses. There are also passes that give you access to all 4 courses!

For the latest updates go to www.fargogolf.net or call the golf courses: Edgewood at 701-232-2824, Rose Creek at 701-235-5100, Osgood at 701-356-3070 and Prairiewood at 701-232-1445.

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Sign Up Your Family for Cosmic Bowling

cosmic-bowling-pinsLooking for a fun activity for your family?  Sign up for Cosmic Bowling.  The Fargo Park District is hosting Cosmic Bowling from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, March 22 at West Acres Bowl.

Bring the whole family and enjoy bowling at its wildest times.  Fun music and cool lights will add to the party atmosphere.  Prizes will be given away throughout the event.  The fee is $9 per person and groups of 4 or 5 are preferred.  Registrations forms are available at www.fargoparks.com.  There are limited spots available so register early.  Registrations will not be accepted through West Acres Bowl, only through the Fargo Park District.

West Acres Bowl is located at 3402 Interstate Blvd SW, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit www.fargoparks.com.

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Celebrate Celtic Culture at the 12th Annual Celtic Festival

celtic-festCelebrate the history and traditions of the seven Celtic nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Celtic Festival will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 14 at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

As you enter the festival you may hear the lively button accordion or the iconic Highland bagpipe.  Fargo’s own Heather and Thistle Pipe and Drum Band will open the festivities with their traditional music. The McDonald School of Irish and International Dance will showcase traditional Irish dance.  Live music will include the button accordion, small pipes, and wire-strung harp.  Talented regional groups including Debi Rogers, Northern Gael, Mikko and Friends, GreenMan Band and Sally Morris will fill the festival with lively entertainment for all.

In addition to all the great performances there will also be heritage presentations throughout the day.  Topics will include everything from Wine Traditions from Galicia, Irish and Scottish Songs for Children, to the History of Irish Dance.  Children and adults alike can learn about traditions of the Seven Celtic Nations through hands-on activities and table displays.  And if all the scheduled activities weren’t enough, there will also be authentic Celtic food including corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, Bangers and Mash and some vegetarian options like potato and leek soup.

The Celtic Festival is hosted by the Fargo Park District and Moorhead Parks and Recreation. Support for this project is provided by the cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo through The Arts Partnership. Thanks to the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sanford Health, Short Printer and Microtel Inn & Suites.  For more information, call 701-499-7788 or visit www.fargoparks.com.

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Butterfly Ball Tickets On Sale March 10

butterfly ballTickets go on sale Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00 am for the Fargo Park District’s Butterfly Ball. The Fargo Park District is hosting three nights of Butterfly Ball this Spring.  This semi-formal father/daughter dance will be held from 7:00-9:30 pm on April 11, 17 & 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn.  New this year, tickets will be sold online only at www.fargoparks.com.

Butterfly Ball is an opportunity for fathers, uncles and grandfathers to take their little princess, ages 4-12, to a semi-formal dance.  The evening will include music, dancing and photo opportunities. Events on Saturdays, April 11 & 18 will feature a mini “grand march.” New this year, the event on Friday, April 17 will include a sit-down dinner.

Tickets for Butterfly Ball must be purchased in advance.  Tickets are $16 per person for Saturdays, April 11 & 18 and $25 per person for the Friday, April 17.  Tickets can be purchased online only at www.fargoparks.com.  Event sells out annually, so plan to purchase early on Tuesday, March 10!

The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 4351 17 Ave S, Fargo.  For more information, contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Youth Ice Fishing Derby

youth ice fishing derbyBring your ice fishing rod and try your luck at the Youth Ice Fishing Derby.  The Fargo Park District is hosting the Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 28 at the South Woodhaven Pond. Registration begins at 12:30 pm and the derby will take place from 1:00-2:30 pm.

Come and try your luck catching perch, bluegill or northern pike in the derby! Trophies will be awarded for the top catches.  The event is free and there will be on-site registration for the derby.  Free bait will be available while supplies last.  Participants must provide their own fishing rod and tackle.  All ice fishing holes will be pre-drilled for participants. There will also be free hot cocoa while supplies last.

South Woodhaven Pond is located at 4802 Woodhaven Dr S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Spend your weekends with Fargo Parks

bball at open gymLooking for fun weekend activities for the family?  The Fargo Park District has you covered!  Check out Open Gym and Open Swim held Saturdays and Sundays through March.

Have a ball with your kids at Youth Open Gyms. Open Gyms are held in cooperation with Fargo Public Schools. Gyms are open Saturday and Sunday afternoons through March 15, 2015.  This open gym program is designed to provide free play for youth during a supervised time period

Open Gym is held Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm for Kindergarten through 5th Graders. All schedules and locations are subject to change depending on gym usage.  Northside Open Gym locations include Longfellow and Roosevelt.  Southside Open Gym locations include Centennial, Clara Barton, Lincoln and Osgood Kindergarten Center.

Make a splash at Open Swim!  Open Swim is held 1:00-5:00 pm at Fargo South High School Indoor Pool each Saturday and Sunday through the end of March. The fees are $2.25 for Youth 18 and under, $3.55 for adults and $7.10 for families.

For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit www.fargoparks.com.

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