The consumption of alcoholic beverage on Park District property should not detract from the programs and the use of facilities of the Park District. Consumption of alcoholic beverages on Park District property should not be allowed when it will have a detrimental effect on the youth of Fargo.
The sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on Park District property is prohibited unless the sale and/or consumption is allowed by a duly issued permit from the Park District in accordance with park policy. Permits will be issued for designated indoor and outdoor facilities. Any sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on Park District property without a permit is unlawful.
1. The Consumption Permit requires that the use of alcoholic beverages be in compliance with the law of the State of North Dakota, the ordinances of the City of Fargo, and the ordinances and the Alcoholic Beverage Policy of the Park District.
2. The Consumption Permit allows the holder and his/her group/team to bring and consume the following beverages, purchased elsewhere, to the area/location described below: single serving plastic bottles or cans of beer, wine, products such as “hard” lemonade, seltzers and ciders. Other alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted. Such alcoholic beverages shall be consumed only at the area/location indicated in the Permit. Glass beverage containers, hard alcohol and kegs are prohibited.
3. The Consumption Permit allows only the possession and consumption of the alcoholic beverages by adults 21 years of age and older who are part of the group/team and its reasonable invitees. The Permit is not a license to sell alcoholic beverages.
4. The holder of the Consumption Permit shall be held responsible for the actions and conduct of all persons in his/ her group/team and must assure that all laws of the State of North Dakota, all ordinances of the City of Fargo, and the ordinances and the Alcoholic Beverage Policy of the Park District are abided by. The holder of the Consumption Permit will indemnify and hold the Park District harmless for any claims arising out of the group/team’s possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on Park District property and any failures to comply with State, City or Park District laws, ordinances and policies. The Park District retains the authority to revoke the Consumption Permit at any time should there be a violation of any of the above by the Applicant or any member of the group/team.
Consumption permits as listed on Schedule A in the Alcohol Beverage Policy: A Daily Permit is a one day only permit. A Seasonal Permit is only good for leagues and is only good on the night of their league play and for one season. For example Sand Volleyball league runs May 24 to Mid-August. That is considered a season. Seasonal permits are only good in parking lots. They do not allow people to drink in the dugouts or on the volleyball courts.
Consumption Permits costs $50. Permits can be purchased with shelter reservation. Seasonal permits can be purchased for softball teams and sand volleyball teams. Contact the Fargo Park District for more information at 701-499-6060.