• The Fargo Park District offices are located in the old Northern Pacific Passenger Depot which was built in 1898.
  • First Board Members were elected October 11, 1910.
  • First Board Meeting was held on November 1, 1910.
  • Island Park was the first park in Fargo.
  • In 1910, the Fargo Park District started with only one park. Fargo's population was 14,000.
  • Lindenwood Campground was established in 1921.
  • Dill Hill got its name from Dill Hall, the building that sat atop the hill built in 1908.
  • Edgewood Golf Course Opened in 1926: It cost $0.25 for three times around the five hole course.
  • A 140 foot high ski jump was built in 1935 west of a farm, now Trollwood Park.
  • In the 1950's the lifeguard staff at Island Park put on an annual water show. They had clown acts, synchronized swimming, diving and dancing.
  • In 1951, there were 12 parks and nearly fifty years later in 2010 the Park District had 94 parks.
  • On a Tuesday in July 1956, there was an attendance record set of 4,022 swimmers at Island Park Pool breaking the Monday before record of 3,757.
  • In 1957, at Lewis and Clark, Washington School, Goldenridge site and Chaney Field the Park District installed ice skating rinks, hockey rinks and playgrounds.
  • In 1958, admission prices for the Island Park Pool was 10 cents for children under 12 or $4.00 for a season ticket. 12 to 18 year olds were 15 cents or $5.00 for a season ticket. Adults were $0.25 or $7.00 for a season ticket.
  • November of 1958 the Harry Howland pool was completed.
  • Construction began in 1964 on a 9 hole golf course at El Zagal. August 1965 the course was opened.
  • Mickelson Field groundbreaking ceremony was held in May 1965.
  • First woman elected to the Park Board was in April of 1966. Her name was Gladys Johansen.
  • In May 1976, ground was broke to start construction for the Prairiewood Golf Course.
  • In 1978, the Lindenwood bike bridge was installed.
  • Island Park Pool was once located at the current Scherling Complex Tennis Courts.
  • A new walking bridge was installed over the Red River in 2013 at Lindenwood Park.
  • On June 15, 2016, the Fargo Park District reopened a completely renovated El Zagal Public Golf Course after construction on a city levee project.caused the course to be closed for a year. The renovated course boasts a new Pro Shop, open fairways, and became the exclusive course in the region to offer FootGolf. FootGolf is a dynamic combination of soccer and golf which gives people a new and fun alternative to swinging clubs.
  • Fargo's smallest park today is Ole Tangen Park with only .076 acres and the largest developed park is Lindenwood with 89.61 acres.