Big Screen Movie Matinee

“How to Train Your Dragon 2”

Thursday, July 14
Veterans Memorial Arena
1201 7th Ave E

Show starts at 1:00pm. This is a free event!

Don’t forget your blanket or chair! Bleachers will be available.

Sno-cones, Popcorn or Pop for $1/each.

Sponsored by Taco Johns.

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Farmers Market & Beyond

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South Elmwood Parking Lot
500 13th Ave W
Mondays and Thursdays
Thursday, July 7th through October 6th
Market Hours
3:30pm-6:30pm

The Farmers Market & Beyond was established in 2007 by the West Fargo Park District. The market provides local growers and food, art and craft artisans an opportunity to display and sell items to the public.

The focus of the market is to provide local growers with the opportunity to bring fresh produce, flowers, bulbs, jams, jellies, dairy products, meats, herbs and berries directly to the public. The Farmers Market & Beyond provides an opportunity to sell these unique, local goods.

Becoming a Vendor

Vendor Letter
2016 Farmers Market & Beyond Application

Farmers Market Vendors Wanted Poster
Farmers Market Vendors Flyer

New Vendor Grant

The North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association is excited to announce a grant for new  vendors. If this is your first or second year as a new vendor, and you are a regular market vendor of the West Fargo Park District’s Farmers Market & Beyond, you qualify for this grant program. Grant funds may only be used for supplies and equipment and marketing material related to vending at a farmers’  market. Eligible items include: canopies, canopy weights, tables, bags, boxes, signs, scales, banners, signs, business cards, brochures, etc. Qualifying vendors will receive at least $300. To apply for this grant, please click on the link below.

2016 New Vendor Grant Program

 

 

About the Market

Fresh Produce

We are actively seeking farmers and growers of fresh, local produce to join our farmers market anytime throughout the season.

Prepared or Processed Food

Food prepared or processed for resale in the State of North Dakota at the Farmers’ Market must comply with the North Dakota State University Food Safety Booklet.

Arts & Crafts

Items sold at the market must be made by the applicant. No imports or reselling is allowed.

Home-based Businesses

All home-based businesses are welcome. Please contact Matthew Johnson at 433-5360 to reserve your days and times.

Food Vendors

If you would like to be a market food vendor, please contact us. This is a great fundraising opportunity for service groups in our area.

Booth Fee

Vendors are required to pay a booth fee each day they attend the market. These fees help cover the cost of advertising and other expenses. The fee is $15 per days. No power is available but generators are acceptable.

Non-Profit Organizations

Groups that focus on health, wellness, fitness and nutrition are always welcome to set up booths at no charge to help educate public on healthy lifestyles and promoting healthy communities.

For more information contact the West Fargo Park District at 701-433-5360.

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Please take the time to complete the Farmers Market and Beyond Survey.
Click on link below: Farmers Market Survey

The West Fargo Park District is a proud member of the North Dakota Farmer Markets and Growers Association, Inc.

 

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2015 Annual Report

Greetings!

On behalf of the Park Board Commissioners and staff of the West Fargo Park District, I would like to thank you for your patronage, partnership and participation in our programs, events, parks and facilities this past year. The growth of our city is an exciting challenge, not only are we engaged in the development of new parks but improvements to parks in older and established areas remain a high priority as well. The 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.

The West Fargo Park District is a municipal government entity and we understand the importance of responsibility we are trusted with of utilizing public dollars which fund and support over 40 parks and facilities in the City of West Fargo. This annual report provides a broad overview of the budget, participation statistics, sponsorships, realized volunteer hours and park/facility use throughout the year.

The West Fargo Park District takes great pride in all of its parks and facilities and our goal is to provide you with the best experience possible. Thank you for a  wonderful 2015, and I look forward to an exhilarating 2016!

Barb Erbstoesser
Executive Director

2015 Annual Report

 

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West Fargo Parks Senior Citizen Survey

The West Fargo Park District strives to meet the needs of our West Fargo Adults/Seniors in our community. Please complete the following survey to help us provide programming that may interest you.

Please click HERE to complete the survey.

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Alive! Team Ambassador Training

Are you passionate about the health of children and families in our community? Then the Alive! Team Ambassador Training is for you! Join CassClayAlive for a FREE lunch and learn more about the case for making Cass and Clay counties the healthiest place to raise children. You will join a network of over 100 trained ambassadors and become equipped with communication tools to effectively support change in the community. Also discover specific opportunities for involvement that interest you most – weaving physical activity into children’s daily routines; promoting healthy food choices for kids in fun, attractive ways; making our cities more walkeable and bikeable; and more!

Monday, June 29 | 12-2:30pm (lunch included)
Dakota Medical Foundation
Register today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alive-team-ambassador-training-tickets-17138275042

Questions? Contact Alyssa at alyssagullekson@dakmed.rorg or 218.686.8082.

Thank you!

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Rustad Recreation Center Groundbreaking

The West Fargo Park District invites you to join us in celebrating the groundbreaking of the new Rustad Recreation Center on June 23rd, 2015 at 11:00am at 601 26th Ave East in West Fargo. The new facility will be built southwest of Costco between Freedom Elementary and the future Holy Cross Catholic Church and Trinity Elementary. For further information about this project see links below.

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FAQ Recreation Center at Rustad Park

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West Fargo NHS Recognized at DOVS Luncheon for Volunteer Service

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Golden DOVS Award and Outstanding Volunteer Service Recognition Luncheon

The West Fargo High School National Honor Society has been exceptionally outstanding in the area of volunteerism. For the past 7 years this group has volunteered for numerous special events hosted by the West Fargo Park District, including Teen Dances, Winter Day Activities, the Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance, Bouncin’ Bash, Easter Egg Hunt, Art Mania, Honkin’ Haulin’ Hands on Trucks, Autumn Pumpkin Party and the Spooktacular Party.

These students have been very professional, responsible and extremely diverse in all volunteer tasks assigned. They have face painted, decorated, set up, tore down, monitored inflatable games, interacted with all ages, assisted youth with any hands on art activities, served refreshments and danced with youth at a teen dance.

In 2007 the West Fargo Park District contacted the West Fargo High School and asked if there was a student volunteer program. The Coordinator of the NHS Student Volunteer Program was looking for volunteer opportunities for students to participate in and the park district needed volunteers to implement new events and programs for youth and families. From that day on the park district and the high school have created a lasting partnership by providing quality programs at a reasonable price for our community. This has been a win-win relationship for both organizations.

The NHS students have learned the importance of volunteerism; what it takes to run a special event, how to work with youth, teens and families and how to take pride in West Fargo.

Over the years, students have learned to become more professional; which can be as simple as not texting during an event, identifying the problem areas at an event and making adjustments as needed or by helping a lost child find their parent at an event.

NHS has been recognized during our special events and is thanked over and over again for their invaluable contribution. In 2014 they provided over 1800 hours of volunteer service for the West Fargo Parks events. NHS not only volunteers for the West Fargo Park District but they also work with other groups like the West Fargo Public Schools, Big Brother/Big Sister Program, Fill the Dome and Kiwanis. As a community, we are so fortunate to have an organization like this.

These students are great role models and represent the West Fargo community so well. Without the NHS support, the West Fargo Park District would not be able to run the events they do.

Thank you to the West Fargo School District and the NHS students for a job well done.

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22nd Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale

The West Fargo Park District is hosting the  22nd Annual Gigantic Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 9th from 7:00am – 2:00pm at the Veterans Memorial Arena (1201 7th Ave E., West Fargo). 

Over 190 vendor booths!  Exhibitors will be selling rummage and garage sale items, clearance items, household items, crafts, antiques, collectibles, home-based business products and much more.

Admission is $1.00/person (kids 17 & under free) Free parking.

Concessions will be available throughout the show.

If you would like a booth space, please fill out the form below and mail the form and payment to our Park Office.

Booths still available:  Updated 3-28-16
Vets 1: FULL- NO BOOTH SPACES LEFT
Vets 2: FULL- NO BOOTH SPACES LEFT

Gigantic Rummage Sale Information
Gigantic Rummage Sale Application

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WEST FARGO PARK DISTRICT 2015 MATCHING FUNDS AVAILABLE

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 30, 2016. After this date, applications will be reviewed and submitted with recommendation to the West Fargo Park Board for final approval and award April 8, 2016.

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 access a form at wfparks.org. If you have any questions please contact Barb Erbstoesser at the West Fargo Park District.

Matching Funds Form

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Statement from the West Fargo Park District Regarding Proposed Aquatics Facility

Statement regarding status of proposed Aquatic Center

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