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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Big Screen Movie Matinee

Big screen movie matinee – “Big Hero 6″

Thursday, July 9
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. SnoCones, Popcorn or Pop for $1/each.

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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 at 11:00am at 501 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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Veterans Memorial Pool Hours

Veterans Memorial Pool Hours 

The Pool is open through August 23rd.

Mondays-Saturdays
Session 1 – 10:30am-12:30pm
Session 2 – 1:30-4:30pm
Session 3 – 5:30-8:30pm

Sundays
1:00-5:00pm
Adaptive and Lap Swim
Mondays-Fridays – 12:30-1:20pm
Pool Admission

• Each person that enters the pool must pay an admission fee.
• Children under the age of 1 are free.
• Passes must be presented at the time of admission.
• A “family” is defined as parent(s) and their dependent children (18 & under).
• Nannies and baby sitters must purchase an individual pass or pay admission.
• Family passes include water slide for those meeting requirements.
• No additions can be made to the Family Season Pass after purchased.
• Pool management reserves the right to change the hours of operation or to close the pool for weather, attendance or other safety concerns without notice.

Admission* $2.00
Admission with Slide* $4.00
Adaptive/Lap Swim $2.00
Season Pass $45.00
Season Pass with Slide $75.00
Family Season Pass $200.00

*Admission must be paid for each Session attending.
Lost Season Pass cards may be replaced for a $25 fee.

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For more pool information, click here.

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Summer Job Openings

Click here for a currently list of summer job openings.

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Rustad Recreation Center

The West Fargo Park District celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Rustad Recreation Center on June 23rd at 11:00am at 501 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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Farmers Market & Beyond

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South Elmwood Parking Lot
500 13th Ave W
Mondays and Thursdays
Opening Thursday, July 9th through October 1st
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 Farmer’s Market & Beyond provides an opportunity to sell these unique, local goods.

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

New! All home-based businesses are welcome. Please contact Kim Wangler 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.

Farmers Market Vendor Letter
2015 Farmers Market & Beyond Application
Farmers’ Market Vendors Wanted Poster

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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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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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Register now!

Our 2015 Spring and Summer Activity Guide will be mailed out the first week of March. All programs are currently available for registration online.

Register Online!

2015 Spring/Summer West Fargo Park District Activity Guide

Season Pool Passes are also available. For more information, click here.

If you have any questions, please call 433-5360.IMG_0309

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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 2015 with $20,000 available for the 50/50 matching funds
program. The initial application deadline is set for March 30, 2015. After this date,
applications will be reviewed and submitted with recommendation to the West Fargo
Park Board for final approval and award April 8, 2015.

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

Matching Funds Form

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