We are currently flooding the ice rinks. Rinks are scheduled to open sometime next week, weather permitting.

Posted November 26, 2014 1:48pm

The West Fargo Park District Office will be closed on November 27th and 28th.

The Veterans Memorial Arena will be closed on November 27th but will be open from 7:00am-10:00pm on November 28th.

Posted November 24, 2014 3:11pm

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The West Fargo Park District is always looking for motivated employees to lead and assist with activities. New employees must complete a background check before starting work.

Currently hiring the following positions:
Flag Football Officials
Zamboni Driver (18 & older)

Pick up application form at the West Fargo Park District Office or download an application here: Application

Click here for Staff Documents


Volunteer Opportunities

This weekend of inflatable family fun will feature many obstacle courses, giant slides, bouncy castles, Volcano Climb, Kiddie Land area and more. Bring your friends and play laser tag. Concessions will be available. This event is open to all ages. Children 12 and under must attend with an adult. This event is sponsored by Luther Family Ford, Games Galore and Moore Engineering.

Volunteer Needs:
Assist youth and monitor Inflatable Games – dress in comfortable shoes and clothing.
Friday, March 21
12:30-3:00pm – 35 Volunteers
2:30-5:30pm – 35 volunteers
5:00-8:00pm- 35 volunteers

Saturday, March 22
9:30am-12:30pm – 35 Volunteers
12:00-3:00pm – 35 Volunteers
2:30-5:30pm – 35 volunteers
5:00-8:00pm- 35 volunteers
Sunday, March 23
10:30-2:30pm – 35 Volunteers
2:00-5:00pm – 35 Volunteers

– See more at: http://www.wfparks.org/about/employment-volunteer-opportunities/#sthash.y6h87SdS.dpuf

Art-Mania

Sunday, November 16, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave East
Free Event

Be creative, get messy and have fun while making several works of art! Learn new art techniques while experimenting with watercolors, paints, chalks and pastels. Other art projects will include wood art and fun craft items. This free event is for youth 6 to 12 years of age.

Volunteer Needs: 12:00-3:00 pm 15 volunteers assist youth with making a variety or art projects.

West Fargo Teen Dance

Offered during Winter Days
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave E
This event is a dance for West Fargo students that are in Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Volunteer Needs: 10 Volunteers are needed to monitor kids.

Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

February 2015
6:00-8:00pm
Cheney Middle School
825 17th Ave E, West Fargo

Dance to your favorite tunes, enjoy refreshments and receive a corsage for the young lady.  The dance is for all young ladies ages 4-12 and their Dad, favorite uncle or grandpa.  A professional photographer will be on hand to capture this special event at an additional charge. Mothers are invited to attend the grand march at the beginning of this special evening. The cost is $20 per couple ($10 for each additional daughter). Please register by January 31st.

Volunteer Needs:
3:00-5:00 pm    5 volunteers are needed to help set up and decorate for the dance.
5:30-8:30 pm  10 volunteers are needed to assist with serving refreshments, registration, and corsages for the ladies.

Bouncin’ Bash & More

March 20, 21, 22, 2015
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave East
$6.00 per wristband

This weekend of inflatable family fun will feature many obstacle courses, giant slides, bouncy castles, Volcano Climb, Kiddie Land area and more. Bring your friends and play laser tag. Concessions will be available. This event is open to all ages. Children 12 and under must attend with an adult. This event is sponsored by Luther Family Ford, Games Galore and Moore Engineering.

Volunteer Needs:
Assist youth and monitor Inflatable Games – dress in comfortable shoes and clothing.

Easter Egg Hunt

TBA
5:00-7:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave E

Hunt for Easter eggs, meet the Easter Bunny and play on the inflatable games. Other activities will include a bunny and baby chick area, cupcake and cookie walk, face painting, balloon tying, decorating Easter eggs, games and crafts. This event is for ages 2-8 years old. Bring a camera to take a photo with the Easter Bunny. Easter eggs will be available for decorating. Concession will be available. Fee is $3/participant. Thank you to 1st International Bank & Trust and the West Fargo VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7564 for sponsoring this event.

Volunteer Needs: 30 volunteers are needed from 4:30 pm-8:00 pm to assist youth with games, crafts, Easter egg hunt area, serving refreshments, collecting tickets, handing out treat bags and clean up.

 

Wild West Jamboree

TBA
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Rendezvous Park
1055 32nd Ave W
Free Event

Enjoy a Rootin’ Tootin’ good time with activities including music by “Silverado,” free carriage rides, gunny sack races, barrel car rides, a petting zoo, roping demos, face painting, kite flying and other western games. Pony rides will be offered for $2. Refreshments will be served for a minimal charge. Bring your lawn chair or blanket. The event is sponsored in part by 1st International Bank & Trust and Luther Family Ford.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm to assist with set up, carriage rides, playing games, face painting, serving refreshments, parking, tear down and more!

Hawaiian Beach Blast

TBA
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Rendezvous Park
1055 32nd Ave W
Free Event

Dress in Hawaiian attire and enjoy beach party music with the “Island Time Steel Drum Band”. Other activities will include carriage rides, barrel car rides, inflatable games, beach volleyball, giant games, face painting, kite flying and many more fun activities. Refreshments will be served for a minimal charge. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket to this evening of fun at Rendezvous Park. This event is sponsored in part by Western State Bank and Luther Family Ford.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed from to 5:00 pm-8:00 pm assist with set up, carriage rides, playing games, face painting, serving refreshments, parking, tear down and more.

West Fargo Parks Dog Show

TBA
5:00 pm-7:30 pm
North Elmwood Park Shelter
500 13th Ave W
Free event

Dogs will be judged and awards will be presented to the best groomed, best dressed, best trick, most unusual breed, cutest puppy, owner/dog look-alike and best of show. Visit with area pet vendors and register for great door prizes. Free hotdogs and a beverage will be served while supplies last.
Dog Show registration will begin at 5:00 pm, Search and Rescue Demo with Bud Meyers at 5:30 pm and Dog Show will begin at 6:15 pm.
Dog Show registration is free. Forms are available at the West Fargo Park District office, 500 13th Ave W or online at wfparks.org.

Volunteer Needs: 5 Volunteers are needed from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm to assist with set up, registration, judging process, agility demo set up and tear down, serving refreshments and tear down.

Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands on Trucks

September TBA
1:00-3:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Arena parking lot
1201 7th Ave E
Free event

The West Fargo Park District is hosting the 9th Annual Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands on Trucks. Get into the drivers’ seat of over 25+ trucks, tractors and construction equipment including a crane, snow plow, grader, pay loader, street sweeper, fire truck, bobcat skid-steer, 18-wheeler and much more. The first 200 kids will receive a free t-shirt. Youth will also receive a personal driver’s license. This is a rain or shine event. This free event is sponsored by West Fargo Park District, City of West Fargo, Butler Machinery and Luther Family Ford.

Volunteer Needs: 30 Volunteers are needed from 12:15 pm to 3:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to assist with the handing out of Driver’s Licenses, t-shirts, hard hats and helping kids on and off equipment.

Autumn Pumpkin Party

October TBA
1:00-3:00pm
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave East

Activities will include pumpkin painting, fall crafts and games, and refreshments. Take time to “Build a Scarecrow.” You provide the creativity, clothes and accessories. The park district will provide the straw and the twine. Choose your favorite pumpkin and decorate for $4.00.

Volunteer Needs: 15 Volunteers are needed from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm to assist with set up, helping kids with Pumpkin Painting, crafts, games, face painting and serving refreshments.

Spooktacular Party

October TBA
2:30-4:30 pm
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave East
Free Event

The West Fargo VFW Post 7564 and the West Fargo Park District have joined together to host an afternoon of Halloween fun. Kids of all ages can take part in the haunted maze, the mad scientist lab, balloon sculptures, face painting and cookie decorating.  Bring a camera to take a photo with the not-so-scary witch. Each child will receive a treat bag! This event is free and open to the public.

Volunteer Needs: 11:00 am-2:00 pm – 15 volunteers to help decorate the haunted maze and set up activity areas.

2:00 pm-6:00 pm – 30 volunteers are needed to assist with face painting, handing out glow sticks, working in Mad Scientist Lab area, monitoring haunted maze, assisting Friendly witch and clean up. All volunteers should dress in Halloween Costume. Dress in comfortable shoes.

Other Volunteer Needs:

Face Painting Volunteers

Face paint at special events with the West Fargo Park District. All Supplies are provided. Special events include Winter Days Party, Easter Egg Hunt, Bike and Kite Day, Wild West Jamboree, Hawaiian Beach Blast, Autumn Pumpkin Party, and Spooktacular Party

Silk Corsage Makers

Make corsages for the little ladies at the Father Daughter Dance. Corsages can be made anytime in December or January. Approximately 150 corsages are needed. All supplies are provided.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these opportunities please call Kim Wangler at 701-433-5360 or email kim.wangler@wfparks.org.

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