West Fargo Parks

Everything you need to know about us!


The West Fargo Park District’s Mission is to provide opportunities for its citizens to enjoy their leisure time in our public programs, facilities, and parks that:
• Contribute to the physical, mental, and social development of our citizens.
• Contribute to the quality of community life.
• Meet citizen’s needs and interests through quality services at a reasonable price.


Barb Erbstoesser

Executive Director

Justin Germundson

Business Manager

Bob Potter

Park Operations Manager

Micah Fraase

Park Foreman

Jamie Olson

Facility Manager

Lance Belisle

Recreation Manager

Katie Ettish

Events & Communications Specialist

Allison Hauschild

Recreation Specialist

Matthew Johnson

Recreation Specialist

Leah Kelm

Rec Assistant/Creative Arts Coordinator

Isaac Schaller

Concessions & Rental Coordinator

Diane Fritz

Customer Service Representative

Park Board

Park Board Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Rustad Recreation Center.

Sharon Odegaard – President

Todd Rheault – Vice President

Jeff McCracken – Commissioner

Kathy Scully – Commissioner

Ken Zetocha – Commissioner

Park Board Meeting Agenda
Item Request Form

To place a proposed item on the West Fargo Park Board agenda and appear before the Board, the following form must be completed and submitted to the West Fargo Park District administrative office by Wednesday (10:00 a.m.) one week prior to the Park Board meeting. Download the Park Board Agenda Item Request Form.

Request Form

 West Fargo Park District’s Annual Report

The growth of West Fargo is an exciting challenge. We are committed to growing new areas of the city as well as making improvements to parks in the older and established parks and facilities we maintain. At the Park District, participation and development of programs and special events continues to rapidly rise and we are dedicated to increasing our offerings of classes and keeping with trends. We also welcome and encourage your suggestions.

2016 Annual Report

Agendas & Minutes

Park Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Rustad Recreation Center, 601 26th Avenue East, West Fargo, ND.

February 14
January 10
December 13
November 8
October 11
September 13
August 9
July 12
June 14
May 24
*Special Meeting*
May 10
April 12
March 8
February 8
January 11


January 20
February 10
March 9
April 16
May 18
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 16
October 12
November 9
December 14


January 14
February 11
March 11
April 15
May 13
June 10
June 24 Special
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 18
December 16


January 8
February 5
March 12
April 9
June 11
June 18
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 5
December 10

Past Years

Please contact us if you would like to see Agendas/Minutes for privous years.


Matching Funds

The West Fargo Park District is pleased to announce the availability of the “Matching Funds” program again for 2016 with $20,000 available for the 50/50 matching funds program. The initial application deadline is set for March 14, 2018. After this date, applications will be reviewed and submitted with recommendation to the West Fargo Park Board for final approval and award March 14, 2018.

To be eligible, all submitted requests for funds must involve projects which are on West Fargo Park District property. All projects considered must be accessible to public use. Requests for annual program operation funding is not eligible. To apply, contact the West Fargo Park District at 701-433-5360 or print and complete the Matching Funds Form. If you have any questions please contact Barb Erbstoesser at the West Fargo Park District.




Any person who violates or fails to comply with any provisions of these ordinances shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

Ordinance 1

Glass Containers – Prohibition – It is unlawful to bring or carry glass containers on to any park property.

Alcoholic Beverages – Prohibition – No person shall bring alcoholic beverages into or use alcoholic beverages on property of WFPD without a permit. Permits for alcoholic beverages may be obtained for a fee from the WF Park District Office. Group or Keg Permit: $35 or Basic Alcohol Permit: $35

Special Event Liquor License – Any sale of alcohol within the City of West Fargo requires a Special Event Liquor License. Please contact City Hall at 701-433-5300 for additional information.

Call: 701.433.5300

Ordinance 366

Collection of Animal Solid Waste on Public Property – Every person having custody or control of a dog or cat shall be equipped to, and collect said animal’s solid waste when eliminated on property owned by the city of West Fargo, the Park District and the School District. Any person who wishes to make a complaint regarding violations of this section must appear before the Judge of the Municipal Court and sign a complaint.

Ordinance 609

Nuisances on Park Property – No owner, occupant, or user of property abutting Park District property of the West Fargo Park District shall cause or allow water from down spout, sump pump or similar device to be directly or indirectly deposited on Park District property. No person shall deposit snow, earth, construction material, or other substance on Park District property.

Get Involved

Sponsor Our Activities and Events

You can add to the quality of life of West Fargo residents and beyond by sponsoring our activities and events. Sponsorship levels include advertising in our Activities Guides that are mailed to all West Fargo residents bi-annually, advertising on our website and sponsoring specific events


Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers! See how you can help on our Employment and Volunteer Opportunities page.

Go To Volunteer Page

Coaching Opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of several youngsters by volunteering to coach our Evening T-ball, Soccer, Flag Football and Youth Basketball Leagues!


Planting a Tree

If you are interested in planting a tree in memory or honor of someone special, contact the Park District at 701-433-5360.

Call: 701.433.5360Get Tree Planting PDF