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Established in 1910, the Fargo Park District has been dedicated to providing high-quality recreational and leisure services at an accessible price point, aimed at enhancing the quality of life for Fargo residents and those in surrounding areas. Covering over 2,800 acres of land, we take pride in the meticulous care and maintenance of our city's green spaces and facilities, including parks, trails, complexes, golf courses, and a campground along the Red River. 

Beyond our physical offerings, we provide a diverse range of over 1,000 programs and host more than 70 special events annually, fostering community engagement and enjoyment. 

The Fargo Park District is governed by an elected committee of five board members who convene regularly to address district-wide issues and establish policies. Day-to-day operations are overseen by the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation, with responsibilities divided among various departments including Finance, Foundation, Recreation and Facilities, Human Resources, Community Relations, Valley Senior Services, Parks, Fargo Parks Sports Center at the Sanford Sports Complex, IT Department, Golf Courses, and Courts Plus Community Fitness. 

With a legacy of service spanning over a century, the Fargo Park District remains committed to enriching our community through accessible, well-maintained recreational opportunities. 


The Fargo Park District improves the lifestyle of the community through a comprehensive system of parks and programs.


The Fargo Park District strives to be a top performing park district in the United States.

Core Purpose

The Fargo Park District passionately serves our community to make lives better!

Core Values

  1. Intentional Leadership: We are relentless about getting great results while helping the people around us reach their full potential.
  2. Passion: We are committed to being the best at radically serving our community.
  3. Sincerity: We show genuine care and concern for our teammates and the people we serve.
  4. Solution Engineers: We don't let barriers stand in our way, we figure out ways to deliver excellence for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.