Parks & Recreation

Find Some Fun!

Bikers, bladers and skaters are rolling at the Fargo Skate Park, a formed-concrete facility that is open dawn to dusk and has challenges for beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes. Four disc golf courses will keep your head spinning with a smile. They’re just part of the metro area’s extensive system of 175 public parks that cover more than 3,000 acres, including 99 miles of biking and hiking trails, 20 public and several private golf courses, and softball, baseball, tennis, swimming and cross-country skiing facilities.

Let’s Go Golfing!

Find a course:

Fargo Golf
Moorhead Golf
Maple River Golf Club, Mapleton, N.D.
Oxbow Country Club, Oxbow , N.D.
Hawley Golf and Country Club, Hawley, M.N.
Thunder Road (miniature golf, laser tag, go-karts, arcade and more)

Parks and Rec

Fargo Park District
Moorhead Parks & Rec
West Fargo Park District

State Parks

North Dakota

Turtle River State Park
Fort Ransom State Park


Buffalo River State Park
Itasca State Park
Maplewood State Park

Other fun things to do

WE Fest
Thousands of country music fans gather at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, Minn. every August for one of the biggest country music festivals in the world.
MSUM Regional Science Center
Located 16 miles east of Moorhead, Minn., 300 acres of prairie, woods and a river sit adjacent to the Buffalo River State Park. There is an interpretive center and an observatory.
ND Horse Park
110 acres in North Fargo featuring a six-furlong state of the art racetrack, stabling for 400 horses and seating for 1,500 people.
Red River Valley Fairgrounds
Check out the Red River Valley Fair and the Big Iron Farm Show
Red River Zoo
From camels to pandas, Fargo’s state-of-the-art zoo sits on 33 acres of land. The zoo is open from May through September annually.
Buffalo River Race Park
Rheault Farm
Managed by the Fargo Park District, Rheault Farm is an old farmstead built in 1918. Now the farm is home for a variety of festivals, events and classes year round.
Located on 12 acres of land, containing 400,000 artifacts, Bonanzaville displays the history and cultural heritage of Cass County and the Red River Valley. There are 43 historic buildings with numerous museums.
Western Minnesota Steam Threshers
Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, the four-day event provides living history and demonstrations of vintage farm equipment.
Fargo Blues Festival
The Fargo Blues Festival is a 2-day, 12-band blues festival that features world-class bands and great food. Camping is within walking distance.
Downtown Fargo Street Fair
Potato Days Festival
Northern Plains Botanical Gardens
The Fargo Marathon
The popular marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Island Park Pool
Davies Recreational Pool
Additional Fargo Pools

West Fargo Veteran’s Memorial Pool

Moorhead Pools