Fargo Parks Distict
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Each year the Fargo Park District dedicates time and resources to enhancing the parks system in the "City of Parks." Below learn more about current, future and completed park district projects throughout Fargo. The list below includes capital improvements, rehabilitation and other projects. Note: Projects with a status of current means the project has been approved by the Fargo Park Board. 

For questions on any of the projects listed below, please contact the Fargo Park District at 701-499-6060 or info@fargoparks.com

To request service at a park or provide feedback on a specific location, please use the Public Feedback Form.

To request the addition of a project to the Capital Improvement Plan, please use the Capital Project Prioritization Form.

Current Projects

Status: Current

Location: Brunsdale Park

Estimated Completion: Mid-summer 2021

Project Overview:

The Brunsdale Parking Lot Project bids were received and opened Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Park District Office. 

It was recommended at the Facilities Committee Meeting on January 28, 2021 to bring this to the full board for consideration and approval.  At the February 9 board meeting, The Fargo Park Board  accepted the bid from Northern Improvement Company with a base bid of $131,274.25.  Funding for this project will come from the capital reserve account for concrete and asphalt.

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Status: Current

Location: Centennial Park

Estimated Completion: July 2021

Project Overview:

The Centennial Basketball Courts Project will add basketball courts to the northeast corner of Centennial Park. The additional basketball courts will accommodate the need for more amenities at a location with parking available and also help reduce congestion at nearby neighborhood parks.  

It was recommended at the Facilities Committee Meeting on March 31, 2021 to bring to the full board at their April 13, 2021 meeting for further discussion and consideration.

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Project Map: 

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This image shows the map of the Centennial Basketball Courts Project.

 

Status: Current

Location: Lindenwood Park

Estimated Completion: Fall 2021

Project Overview:

Phase 1 will begin April 5 with Phase 2 starting June 15 and Phase 3 starting August 15. 

A new concrete road will replace the failing asphalt road starting just east of the information center and continue to loop around the main shelter and exit out near the starting point. The three shelters that are along the existing road will also be moved to align with the new road. The existing lower roadway next to the river will no longer support vehicle traffic but much of the footprint will still be utilized as a pedestrian trail.  

The existing roadway needs major repairs and its proximity to the river causes numerous closings due to the fluctuating levels in the river. Sections of the roadway are slumping as they are too close to the river’s edge, so this new road will be constructed at a higher river flood elevation, which will result in fewer closures and offer greater access to the park.  

The goal is to have as many park amenities remain active during the construction as possible. However, the campers dump station will not be available until June 15 and shelter reservations will not be available after August 15.  

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Project Map:

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This image shows a map of the Lindenwood Road project.

Status: Current

Location: Longfellow Park

Estimated Completion: Late Summer 2021

Project Overview:

In early February, the Fargo Park District will bring a proposal to the board for four more of the badminton-sized courts at Longfellow Park across from Longfellow Elementary School in north Fargo.

Public bids were received and opened on March 2, 2021 and were presented to the Facilities Committee on March 31, 2021 and moved to the Fargo Park Board for consideration on April 13, 2021 as part of the consent agenda. 

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Status: Current 

Location: Mickelson Park

Estimated Completion: 

Project Overview:

This project removes the older wooden poles from along Oak Street and moves the lights in closer to the field to provide adequate lighting for field number three at the complex. Light poles are being reused form the sale of the west diamonds at Anderson Park and will be equipped with new fixtures. This diamond is the last diamond at the complex in need of poles being in closer proximity to the field. 

It was recommended at the Facilities Committee Meeting on January 28, 2021 to bring this to the full board for consideration and approval.  At the February 9 board meeting, the Fargo Park Board accepted the bid from Strata Corporation with a base bid of $88,650.00. Funding for this project will come from residual income from the City of Fargo’s purchase of an easement for the flood mitigation levy project.

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Status: Current

Location: Oak Grove Park

Estimated Completion:  This is a City of Fargo Flood Control Project. For timelines and more information, visit the City of Fargo's Oak Grove Area page. 

Project Overview: 

At the July 29, 2020 Facilities Committee Meeting, the City of Fargo presented preliminary information regarding the need to construct additional flood mitigation projects within the City. Five of the new neighborhood projects are adjacent to Park District property which will result in varying levels of impacts to the properties and in some cases, amenities. The City of Fargo will maintain access to the park throughout the construction timeline.

They presented the final design for the property adjacent to Oak Grove Park at the February 24, 2021 Facilities Committee Meeting. The City requested approval for an easement to construct the levy. It was recommended at the February 24, 2021 Facilities Committee Meeting to bring this to the full board for further discussion at the March 9, 2021 meeting. 

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Status: Current

Location: Trefoil Park

Estimated Completion: This is a City of Fargo Flood Control Project. For timelines and more information, visit the City of Fargo's Elm Circle Area Flood Risk Management page

Project Overview:

At the July 29, 2020 Facilities Committee Meeting, the City of Fargo presented preliminary information regarding the need to construct additional flood mitigation projects within the City. Five of the new neighborhood projects are adjacent to Park District property, which will result in varying levels of impacts to the properties and in some cases, amenities. At Trefoil Park, levy construction will reroute the existing road into the park. The park road will be closed June 1 through July 16, 2021. Access to the park will be available by foot or bike via the existing bike path throughout the construction timeline. 

They presented the final design for the property adjacent to the road entering Trefoil Park at the March 31, 2021 Facilities Meeting. The City requested approval for an easement to construct the levy. It was recommended at the March 31, 2021 Facilities Committee Meeting to bring this to the full board for further discussion at the April 13, 2021 meeting. 

Project Updates: 

Status: Current

Location: Valley View Park

Estimated Completion: 

Project Overview:

The Fargo Park Board approved the project to build four pickleball courts at Valley View Park just north of the Independence Elementary School in south Fargo on January 18. 

Public bids were received and opened on March 2, 2021 and were presented to the Facilities Committee on March 31, 2021 and moved to the Fargo Park Board for consideration on April 13, 2021 as part of the consent agenda. 

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Future Projects

Status: Future

Location: Island Park 

Estimated Completion: Unscheduled

Project Overview: 

The Fargo Park District is in the planning stages for a replacement pool at the current Island Park Pool location. A centrally located summer fixture, the Island Park Pool has served the community in its current design since 1977. The pool and fixtures are outdated and nearing the end of its lifespan. 

Please note that the project is still in the planning and budgeting stages and so there is not a set timeline or finalized plan at this point for project completion. One item that is known for certain is that while a complete remodel is being considered for this project, the historic shell will remain intact. 

The financing for this project was discussed at the March 9, 2021 and April 13, 2021 Park Board meetings. Options for replacement were discussed at the April 13, 2021 Park Board meeting

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Completed Projects

Status: Completed

Location: Greenfields Park

Project Overview:

Removed old park equipment and replaced with new 2-5 year old play equipment and swings. Work also included removing and replacing play surface material, improving subsurface drainage system and adding surrounding benches. In addition to replacing old equipment, a new 5-12 year old play system was added on the south side of the park with swings, benches and subsurface drainage system.

Status: Completed

Location: Stonebridge #2 Park 

Project Overview:

Removed old park equipment and replaced with 2-5 year old play equipment, 5-12 year old play equipment, Cruise Line, and Swings. Work also included removing and replacing play surface material, improving subsurface drainage system and adding surrounding benches.