Fargo Parks is Hiring Full Time Positions

The Fargo Park District is currently accepting applications for full time benefitted positions.  Available positions are Park Forester, Marketing/Communications Specialist and Tennis Professional.

Park Forester

Primary responsibility would be to manage the Park District Forestry department. Minimum qualifications would be a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Forestry or related field, possess a thorough knowledge of trees/shrubs indigenous to the area and a valid North Dakota driver’s license. Five years of experience in forestry operations with prior management experience. Horticulture experience is a plus, along with a strong knowledge of arcview.

Marketing/Communications Specialist

Responsibilities include: managing and directing the Fargo Park District marketing and communication program; promote the Fargo Park District through publications, advertisements, website, online content and special events; as well as, establishing and maintaining media contacts.  Excellent verbal, written communication skills with layout experience, public relations experience and strong organizational skills a must.

Tennis Professional – Supervisor of Junior Development

Responsibilities include junior and adult instruction, general court maintenance, leagues, tournaments, special events and racquet stringing.  Must possess a USPTA/PTR or USTA certification.

Apply or find more information online at http://www.fargoparks.com/employment/.

 

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Fargo Public Golf Courses Open Today, April 9th

Osgood Golf CourseThe Fargo Park District is opening all five public golf courses and three driving ranges today, April 9 at 11:00 am.  This includes 18 hole courses Edgewood and Rose Cree and 9 hole courses Osgood, Prairiewood and El Zagal.  Driving Ranges at Osgood, Edgewood and Rose Creek Golf Courses will also open at 11:00 am.

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 El Zagal at 701-232-8156 and Prairiewood at 701-232-1445.

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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.  Applications can be submitted online.  Don’t miss a fun opportunity for a job you can really enjoy this summer!

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Registration Deadline for Youth Baseball/Softball is April 15

Youth BaseballRegister your children today for the Fargo Park District’s Youth Baseball/Softball program.  Leagues run from June 2 through late July for boys and girls ages 5-10.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, April 15.

Leagues are offered in the mornings at Longfellow Park and Lindenwood Park and in the evenings at Lewis & Clark Park. The fee is $32.75 per participant, due upon registration.  Register online at www.fargoparks.com.

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

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Register for Spring Art Classes

The Fargo Park District is offering Spring Session Art Classes beginning the end of March.  Spring session classes include Artmania (ages 6-8) and Accelerated Artists (ages 9-12).  All classes are held at the RDJ Rec Center, 1104 2 Ave S, Fargo.

Artmania is perfect for children who love to draw, paint and be creative.  During this class, they will create many pieces of two and three dimensional artwork.  This six week class is held on Mondays from March 31-May 5 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Try a more challenging art class with Accelerated Artists.  Children will learn new techniques and strengthen their knowledge of art in these, fun creative workshops.  This six week class is held on Tuesdays from April 1-May 6 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Register online at www.fargoparks.com.  The registration deadline is Thursday, March 27 for Artmania and Friday, March 28 for Accelerated Artists.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Oak Grove Pedestrian Bridge Raised for Spring

The Fargo Park District and City of Fargo have raised the pedestrian bridge at Oak Grove for the Spring season.  This is done annually in preparation of the Red River rising during the spring.  The bridge is expected to be back in use by mid-May, depending on road restrictions and river levels.

The new Lindenwood pedestrian bridge will remain in place until the Red River is projected to rise above the 19 foot level.

Oak Grove Park is located at 170 Maple St N and Lindenwood Park is located at 1701 5th St S in Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060.

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Music, Dance and Fun for All at Celtic Fest 2014

Celtic DancersJoin in the dance, pipes and songs of the traditional Celtic countries at the 11th Annual Celtic Festival in Moorhead, MN.  The festival celebrates the history and traditions of the seven Celtic nations of Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Regional performers join our local artists to bring to life humorous stories, jigs and reels, and the history behind the traditions that we celebrate.

The sounds of pipes and drums open the festival each year!  The Heather and Thistle Pipe and Drum Band has played to the festival audiences annually.  Dance is featured this year as the Guthrie School of Dance return to the festival stage.  Their Highland Dance brings excitement to the party with their colorful tartans and energetic step dancing.   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, Paddy O’Brien & Erin Hart, Dick Hensold & Jennifer Licko, along with Skilly and Duff will fill the festival with lively entertainment for all.

In addition to stage performances there will be presentations on the Book of Kells, Music from Galicia, Celtic Stories and the Highland Fling.  Participation is not required but it is encouraged.  Other booths showcase Calligraphy, Lacemaking, Highland Games, along with information on St. David’s Society, Isle of Man, Galicia and St. Andrew’s Society.  Children and adults are encouraged to participate in the hands-on passport activities.  These are creative projects with themes that explore the seven nation’s traditions and culture.

All this activity will make a person hungry!  There will be Bangers and Mash, Potato and Leek Soup, Irish Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Roasted Root Vegetables, Scones, Bread Pudding and beverages.

The event is March 8, 2014 from 10:00am-4:00pm.  It is held at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 1st Ave N, Moorhead.  There is free admission to the festival.  Passports for the hand-on activities are $2.00 and food can be purchased separately.

The Celtic Festival is co-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.  This activity is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For information go to www.fargoparks.com or call 701-499-7788.

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Free Craft Projects at Awesome Art Afternoon

Fuel your energy by creating some one-of-a-kind projects at Awesome Art Afternoon.  The Fargo Park District is hosting an Awesome Art Afternoon on Saturday, March 1 at the RDJ Rec Center.  Come any time between 1:00 and 3:00 pm to spend an afternoon creating fun and exciting art projects.

There will be different stations for children ages 3-12 to create a variety of projects to take home with them.  This is a free event and no registration is necessary.  Adult supervision is required and interaction is encouraged.

This program is free thanks to Xcel Energy.  The RDJRecCenteris located at 1104 2 Ave S, Fargo.  For more information, call 701-499-7788 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Family Day at the Dike

Bring the whole family for a fun afternoon of activities.  The Fargo Park District is hosting Family Day at the Dike from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, February 23 at Dike West.  Family Day at the Dike is a free day of sledding.  There will be free hot dogs and Pepsi products while supplies last.

Dike West is located at 310 4 St S, Fargo.  For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 499-6060 or go to www.fargoparks.com.

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Drop in Adult Hockey

Date: February 19, 2014

Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM

Location: Coliseum Address: 807 17th Avenue N

Stop by the Coliseum on your lunch break for a pick up hockey game. No checking, slap shots, or fighting allowed. Pucks will be provided.

Fee: $5 per session, goalies free

Date subject to change.

Please contact Jordan Clementson with any questions (701) 499-6089.

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