Monday, July 13, 2020

The Fargo Park District is committed to the health and safety of our community. Fargo Parks continues to monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) concerns, work with state and local health officials and will follow recommended guidance as it becomes available.

While these conditions may change, as of Monday, July 13, 2020, updates for Fargo Park District, Courts Plus and Valley Senior Services programs, events and facilities can be found in the side links.


tips for physical distancing in parksPublic Facilities & Playgrounds

Parks, trails, playgrounds and green spaces remain open and the Fargo Park District encourages the public to limit use to responsible ways that protect public health and safety. This includes limited use of basketball courts, tennis courts and ballfields during this time. During park and trail use, follow these recommendations from the National Recreation and Park Association:

  • Refrain from using parks, courts, fields or trails if exhibiting symptoms.
  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to and during use of parks, courts, fields or trails.
  • Prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
  • While on trails, warn other users of presence as you pass and step aside to let others pass.
  • Follow CDC guidance on the recommended size of social gatherings including outdoor pick-up sports and other group hangouts, and maintain proper physical distance at all times. If other users are present and it is not possible to keep to less than 10 people, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Observe CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of 6 feet from other individuals at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
  • Modify the activity to meet size and distance recommendations.

General Tips to Limit Exposure

Fargo Parks asks you to do your part to contain the spread of this virus by staying home or keeping your child from attending park district programs and facilities if there have been signs of the flu in your household or if you are not feeling well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way of preventing the disease is to:

  • stay home if you are sick
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash, wash hands immediately

The CDC has posted information on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in communities. Click here for information and check back often as information is updated.