Fun Arts and Crafts at Park It!

Park-ItLooking for some fun for your little artist? Come to Park It! and create some unique arts and crafts that your little one will be excited to take home. The Fargo Park District is hosting a series of Park It! events this summer so make sure to join in on the fun!

The event travels weekly to a different neighborhood and each week features new projects. Find the location near your home or travel with us to the different parks this summer and join in on the fun. All supplies are provided for this event and adult supervision is required.

There will be ten Park It! events held on Thursday afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm. The dates and locations are as follows:

Looking for another way to celebrate summer?  Cool down at one of the Fargo Park District’s five outdoor swimming pools that open June 1st!

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Explore Lindenwood Park by Bike

bike-rentalsSpend the day biking through beautiful Lindenwood Park. Bored with your regular bikes?  No problem! Bike rental is available at Lindenwood Park.

Memorial Weekend hours are Friday, May 22 3:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25 12:00-8:00 pm.  Summer bike rental hours begin on Saturday, May 30.  Summer bike rental hours are Monday-Sundays 12:00-8:00 pm, weather permitting.

Choose from a variety of bikes for an afternoon of fun.  Have a group of people? Try the Surrey and pedal along together on four wheels.  Looking for a fun afternoon date? Rent the Dual Trike and pedal together side by side.  There are youth sized bikes, Fun Cycles, Low Riders, ADA bikes and Family Chariot- something for everyone!  Helmets are also available to rent and concessions are offered for purchase.

Lindenwood Bike Rentals is located at 1955 Roger Maris Dr, Fargo. For more information contact the Fargo Park District at 701-356-2106 or go to

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Commune with Nature at these Upcoming Events

Get outside and get in touch with Mother Nature this weekend at three nature focused events hosted by the Fargo Park District.  Spend a day learning about trees, watching the birds, learning about bugs and gardening or enjoying the trails.  Admission to these events is free and everyone is welcome!

Arbor Day Celebration- May 15

tree-planting-seedlingJoin the City of Fargo, Fargo Park District, River Keepers, and Cass County Soil Conservation Service at a tree planting ceremony in celebration of Arbor Day!  This year’s Arbor Day Celebration will take place Friday, May 15 at 9:30 am at Oak Grove Park.  The Carl Ben Eielson Middle School Seahawks and Discovery School Lynx teams, along with several other volunteers, will be planting about 90 new trees throughout Oak Grove Park.

Trees have great importance to the environmental quality and economic vitality of our community.  They cool our city, fight pollution, conserve energy, and make our neighborhoods more livable Planting trees in key area along the Red River will create a buffer to maintain river bank stability, encourage the growth of native plants, improve water quality, and provide habitat for river wildlife.

Fargo Birding Festival- May 16

bird watchingJoin the Fargo Park District for a morning of birds and binoculars in beautiful South Fargo.  The Fargo Park District is hosting the Fargo Birding Festival from 7:00 am-12:00 pm on Saturday, May 16 at Forest River Property, located at 76 Ave S & Red River, Fargo.  The Forest River Property was recently designated as an Important Bird Area by Audubon Dakota.

This festival is free for the entire community.  Bring your family out and learn about birding from experts.  Kids are invited to create bagel bird feeders and enjoy activities courtesy of Audubon Dakota.  All skill levels are welcome.  Bring your own binoculars

Nature Adventure- May 16

natureadventureBring the family for a fun afternoon outdoors at Nature Adventure on Saturday, May 16 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Trollwood Park Main Shelter!  The celebration is held in conjunction with National Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust. Special guest Smokey Bear will be on site, so bring your camera.  NDSU Entomologist, Don Carey will bring his collection of bugs for all to learn about.  Zoo keepers from the Red River Zoo will be on site to share their knowledge of animal adaptations.  The Audobon Dakota and River Keepers will share information about trees, nature and rivers.  The Girl Scouts will teach guests planting and gardening techniques.  Enjoy the trails, make a variety of nature crafts and have a lite snack.

Can’t make it to one of these fun events this weekend?  Take advantage of the recreational trails, fishing, picnicking and other facilities and amenities the Fargo Park District has to offer year round. For more information on upcoming events, visit

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Pepsi Outdoor Archery Challenge is May 9-10

archeryCelebrate National Archery Day this weekend and try your luck at the Pepsi Outdoor Archery Challenge.  This tournament will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, May 10 from 8:00 am-2:00 pm at the Forest River Property.

This tournament includes a 3-D Round (25-30 targets) and a 900 Round.  All registration will be done on-site.  Participants will receive a free t-shirt and archery towel.  Complimentary hotdogs and Pepsi products will be available while supplies last.

Forest River Property is located at 76 Ave S and the Red River in Fargo.  For more information, contact the Fargo Park District at 499-6060 or visit

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Kite Day

kite-dayTake advantage of the North Dakota winds and enjoy a favorite pastime for both kids and adults.  The Fargo Park District is hosting Kite Day from 12:30-3:00 pm on Saturday, May 2 at Lindenwood Park.

Bring your kite and show off your flying skills.  The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.  Free hot dogs and Pepsi products will be available, while supplies last.  Prizes will be given away throughout the event.

Lindenwood Park is located at 1905 Roger Maris Drive, Fargo.  This event is sponsored in part by the Fargo Park District, Luther Family Ford and Pepsi.  For more information, contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or visit

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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

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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

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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

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

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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 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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