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 follow recommended guidance as it becomes available. Facilities are reopening in a phased approach in accordance with the ND Smart Restart Guidelines. On this page, you will find the information on current status of Fargo Park District public facilities including outdoor pools, shelters, playgrounds, arenas, etc.

The Fargo Park District 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 you or someone in your household are not feeling well. Please use your own discretion, practice social distancing and use your own hand sanitizer when you are done. 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

Outdoor Pools

Southwest Recreation Pool and Davies Recreational Pool experienced COVID-19 related staffing constraints. (July 9, 2020)

The Fargo Park District outdoor pools are open for the summer at limited capacity in accordance with the ND Smart Restart Guidelines and local health officials. This includes Davies Recreational Pool, Southwest Recreation Pool, Northside Recreation PoolSouthwest Recreation PoolMadison Pool & Splash Pad and Island Park Pool. (May 27, 2020)

Public Facilities & Playgrounds

Playgrounds are open to the public, please use your own discretion when using these structures. When using a playground or outdoor fitness equipment, please practice social distancing and use your own hand sanitizer when you are done. You may also use your own antibacterial wipes to wipe off any surfaces prior to playing. (May 20, 2020)


Parks, trails, and green spaces remain open, but 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.

Public Facilities

Select facilities are open to the public with adjusted COVID- 19 procedures including, but not necessarily limited to:

*This page last updated July 8, 2020.