Parks in Moorhead, Minnesota

Parks in Moorhead, Minnesota
Visitors to the parks of Moorhead, Minnesota, can expect a lot of options for recreation. The city abuts greater Fargo and the trails of the area blend together. The city parks department offers picnic kits for rent. The kits come with equipment for several outdoor games, including volleyball and badminton. Small parks like Romkey Park cater to individual sports--in this case, bocce ball--while several parks feature fields and facilities for more popular diversions.

Gooseberry Mound Park

Gooseberry Mound Park has picnic shelters for rent. The shelters are open from May 1 through October 1 and guests can reserve a shelter for a daily fee. The shelter has restrooms, electric service and both portable and permanent grills for cooking out. A volleyball court and playground are included for use with the shelter. A bike bridge is available over the Red River, within the park and connecting to Lindenwood. In winter, Gooseberry offers groomed cross-country skiing trails. Just two miles north, Riverfront Park also features groomed cross-country ski trails.

Gooseberry Mound Park
100 22nd Ave. South
Moorehead, MN 56560

Ridgewood Park

Ridgewood Park has an indoor recreation center and hockey and pleasure skating rinks with both warming houses and lights to extend their use. During warmer weather, the park is home to a wading pool, ball fields and basketball courts. The park sits between the two public golf courses and only miles from Hjemkomst Center, home to the non-profit River Keepers organization. Through the Hjemkomst Center, River Keepers supplies bicycles for rent and handles canoe and kayak rentals on the Red River. Visitors can catch the pontoon tour from this location and three boat launches are provided to give access to the river. The River Keepers website offers water trail and bike trail maps for the city and nearby waterways.

Ridgewood Park
32nd Street and Ridgewood Blvd.
Moorehead, MN 56560

Hjemkomst Center
202 1st St. North
Moorehead, MN 56560
(701) 793-7829

Meadows Public Golf Course

The 18-hole Meadows Public Golf Course is notable for its complete lack of trees. The links course may offer wide-open play, but changing winds make the course a challenge that handles differently each time a person plays. The carts include GPS tracking. A driving range and golf shop serve players and lessons are available to guests. At Village Green Public Golf Course, two distinctly different nine-hole courses combine to provide 18 holes of play. A driving range, twilight rates and professional instruction are available.

The Meadows Golf Course
401 34th Street South
(218) 299-7888
moorheadgolf.com/meadows

Village Green Public Golf Course
3421 30th Ave. South
(218) 299-7888
moorheadgolf.com/villagegreen

Riverview Estates

The park at Riverview Estates offers several options for recreation in multiple seasons. The park has a wading pool, ball fields, basketball and tennis courts for mild weather play and a skating rink for hockey and pleasure skating. The park is three miles from The Meadows and Village Green golf courses.

Riverview Estates
5th Street and 37th Ave. South

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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