Wednesday, June 12, 2024
black background with white Fargo Park District logo and white text that says "Fargo Park District Board Meeting Recap June 11, 2024



In case you missed the Park Board Meeting on June 11, 2024 below are some highlights to be aware of.              

To view a full agenda and memos click HERE. For a full recording of the meeting visit the Fargo Park District YouTube page.           

Approval of changes to Urban Archery Deer Hunting program 

As part of the consent agenda, Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve proposed changes to the Urban Archery Deer Hunting program.  

Proposed changes for the 2024-2025 season include:  

  • Assigning all eligible zones to include city property, not only Fargo Park District properties.  

  • Flexible zones based on in-season results. 

  • Zone expansions for Funfar Park to have each side of the bike path available and Peterson Park to move edge of woodline. 

The Urban Archery Deer Hunting program is managed by Sandhills Archery Club in partnership with the Fargo Park District and the City of Fargo. The program, permitted and regulated by the North Dakota Game & Fish Department, seeks to reduce the urban deer population in the City of Fargo by utilizing a limited archery season and a small number of certified hunters.  

Approval of 2025 fees for programming, events and facilities 

As part of the consent agenda, Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve programming, event and facility fees for the 2025 season. As part of the budget process each year, staff closely evaluate current programming and facility fees to determine recommendations for fee increases the following year. Staff use a number of factors including program fees at cost per participant, comparisons to similar facilities, and fee trends to make recommendations.  

Fee recommendations include those for programming, events, facilities, golf, Fargo Parks Sports Center, Courts Plus Community Fitness and aquatics. To view the entire 2025 fee schedule, click HERE and scroll to page 79.  

Bid awarded to Roers Construction Joint Venture, LLC. for Yunker Farm Dog Park improvements 

As part of the consent agenda, Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve awarding a bid to Roers Construction Joint Venture, LLC. for the Yunker Farm Dog Park improvements.  

Staff received five bids for the proposed project and upon review recommended the bid be awarded to Roers Construction for a base total of $897,693.41. In addition, staff recommended approval of alternate #1 for a concrete parking lot for $36,589.50 and alternate #2 for a concrete mow strip for all fencing for $34,600.00. The combined total contract is $968,882.91. The bid met all specifications and was lowest presented. The funds for the project will come from the 2024 capitals and the 2024 concrete and asphalt budgets.  

Construction on the project will begin July 1 and wrap up in Spring of 2025, weather dependent. The project includes moving the dog park to the northwest corner of Yunker Farm Park.  

Permission granted to solicit bids for Rose Creek Golf Course tunnel repairs 

As part of the consent agenda, Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve request for bids for Rose Creek Golf Course tunnel repairs.  

Funds for this project will come from the capital 2024 concrete repairs budget. Fargo Park District staff are in the process of obtaining a professional structural engineer’s opinion on the needed repairs and an estimated cost. The timeline for bid process will be determined after determination of needed work.  

Media Contact:                  

Tori Benders, Marketing and Communications Specialist                 

Fargo Park District