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Outdoor Pools

Park or Facility
Davies Recreational Pool
Island Park Pool - CLOSED
Madison Pool & Splash Pad
Roger G. Gress Northside Pool
Southwest Recreation Pool 
This image shows three kids swimming in a pool.
This image shows Northside Recreational Pool.
This image shows three girls swimming in a pool.
This image shows the splash pad at Madison Pool & Splash Pad.
This image shows three kids swimming in a pool.
This image shows Northside Recreational Pool.
This image shows three girls swimming in a pool.
This image shows the splash pad at Madison Pool & Splash Pad.

The Fargo Park District outdoor pools are scheduled to open Monday, June 3, 2024.

Pool passes can be purchased online starting February 1, 2024.

  • Davies Pool - 7150 25th St S 
  • Madison Pool & Splashpad - 1040 29th St N
  • Roger G. Gress Northside Pool - 801 17th Ave N
  • Southwest Rec Pool - 1840 15th Ave S

The Island Park Pool is closed for the season for reconstruction and the new exciting Island Park Pool is scheduled to reopen the summer of 2025.

Pool Passes

Pool passes purchased online will be mailed out within 3 business days of purchase. Make sure the address is correct on your account. If the address is missing, please click "edit" on the top left and add the information to your account.

We are not accepting mail-in registrations for pool passes. The pool passes are scanner cards. Each individual receives their own card to be used for admission into the pools. A photo must be uploaded for each individual person receiving a scanner card. We will not be able to process pool scanner cards for anyone without an uploaded picture. CLICK HERE to view instructions for uploading photos. 

While registering online for the 2024 pool passes, you will be asked if you would like new pool scanner cards, or if you would like to use your same card from last year. If we send you new cards, they will be activated, and the old cards will no longer work.

Like last year, season passes will not be available for purchase at the pools, however you can pay daily admission at the pools.

At the end of the season, hold onto your card so we can re-activate it the following year at the time of purchase. There is a replacement fee of $10.00 for all lost pool scanner cards during the season. 

Pool Parties

We're thrilled to announce that you can now rent a designated area of Davies Recreation Pool and Southwest Recreation Pool for an unforgettable pool party! Whether you're celebrating a birthday, a special occasion, or just want to have a splashing good time with friends, this is the perfect opportunity to make a big splash!

What's included in the rental? 

  • Pool admission for up to 32-40 party goers for that session (afternoon or evening), depending on the pool. Each person will be given a wristband to wear whether or not they are swimming or watching.
  • Five reserved picnic tables under the shade structure, royal blue table coverings, and a welcome sign.
  • Decoration setup allowed 15 minutes prior to the pool opening.

You are welcome to bring cake or cupcakes. Other food and beverages are not allowed as we have concessions available. Prices depend on pool location and session time. CLICK HERE to reserve your party. 

Swimming Lessons

The Fargo Park District holds various indoor and outdoor swimming lessons throughout the spring and summer. Pre-registration is required for all swimming lessons. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.  

See all the swimming lessons offered here.

2024 Outdoor Pool Admission Rates

      Admission Rate      
Youth (18 & under)


Adult (19 & up)


     Admission Rate  
Youth (18 & under)


Adult (19 & up)



Children ages 1 and under get free admission to the Fargo Park District's  outdoor pools. 

Courts Plus Community Fitness members receive a free pool pass to all Fargo Park District outdoor pools. For more information, call Courts Plus at 701-237-4805.

To buy your season pool pass click the Season Pool Passes on the left hand side of the page. 

Outdoor Pools

Address: 7150 25th Street S, Fargo 

Phone: 701-446-5940

Davies Pool includes two large waterslides*, one waterslide is Fargo's first drop slide and both slides start from 27 foot high platform. Davies Pool also includes a zero-depth swim area that features a large playground with several small slides, a 400-gallon bucket that dumps over the playground once every four minutes and a climbing wall over a section of the pool. This pool also includes a large deck area for patrons to lay out in the sun, concessions, and  a designated pool party area! 

*Please note that there is a minimum height requirement of 48 inches for the large waterslides. This is a manufacturer's requirement.

General Admission Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm  Saturday & Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm ONLY

Address1040 29th Street N, Fargo

Phone: 701-232-5726 

Madison Pool & Splash Pad is a small neighborhood facility with a zero-depth splash pad, a small wading pool and a small swimming pool with water depth ranging from 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet. The Madison Park Splash Pad is located adjacent to the Madison Pool, entry to both is included in the admission fee. The Splash Pad is a zero-depth, spray and play area intended to create water fun for youth of all ages, as well as energize children's imagination and learning. 

General Admission Hours: Daily 1:00-5:00 pm 

Address824 19th Avenue N, Fargo

Phone: 701-446-2437 

Roger G. Gress Northside Pool is a large waterslide*, a zero-depth area with a playground and a small waterslide. 

This pool is officially named for former longtime Fargo Park District Executive Director, Roger G. Gress. Gress retired from the Fargo Park District at the end of 2016 after a total of 36 years of service. The original construction of this pool was one of his first major projects as Executive Director.

*Please note that there is a minimum height requirement of 42 inches for the large waterslide. This is a manufacturer's requirement. 

General Admission Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm  Saturday & Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm ONLY 

Address1840 15th Avenue S, Fargo  

Phone: 701-235-4093 

Southwest Recreational Pool includes a large waterslide*, a zero-depth swimming area with a two-tiered playground in the water and a waterslide, plus water drop mushrooms in the pool. This pool is fun for all ages, includes concessions, and a designated pool party area! 

*Please note that there is a minimum height requirement of 42 inches for the large waterslide. This is a manufacturer's requirement. 

General Admission Hours: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm  Saturday & Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm ONLY

Outdoor Pool Policies

The pools are open and outdoor lessons held when the air temperature is 62 degrees and above.

All children who wear diapers are required to wear waterproof diapers at all Fargo Park District pools. This policy is for everyone's safety.

Concessions are available for purchase at Davies Recreational Pool, Southwest Recreational Pool, and Roger G. Gress Northside Pool.

No outside food is allowed in the pool area.

Please note that all pools start clearing the pool 10 minutes prior to the facility closing. For example: If the pool facility closes at 8:00 pm. for the evening session, our staff starts clearing swimmers from the pool at 7:50 pm.

Accepted Attire: Burkini, Tankini, Two Piece, One Piece, Rash Guard, Women's Competitive, Men's Brief, Swim Trunks, Men's Competitive

Not Allowed: Thongs & other swim attire that are overly revealing or thin are strictly prohibited. Compression shorts, gym shorts, undergarments & sports bras are not appropriate swimwear. No clothing with offensive language, designs or pictures. Fabrics not allowed include cotton, denim (jeans), leather, wool & corduroy. Unlined men's swimsuits. All men's swimsuits must have a liner. Disposable or cloth diapers are not allowed. Swim diapers must be worn at all times if child is not potty trained.

The Fargo Park District provides lifeguards to ensure that all patrons are safe while swimming. Daycares are asked to provide supervisors to help enforce pool rules to the children they bring. The Fargo Park District follows the Cass County Health Department daycare mandated child to adult ratios: 10 to 1 ratio for all school-age children (ages 5 and older) and 7 to 1 ratio if at least one child is younger than school age (age 5). 

At least one half of daycare staff are required to enter the pool when the children they are supervising are in the pool, the other half must remain on deck to supervise the remaining children. If the majority of the children are swimming then the majority of the supervisors must be watching the children at the edge of the pool. During any breaks at the pool, the supervisors need to know where the children are at all times. If you see one of the lifeguards speaking to one of your children please send a supervisor over to see what happened. Please remember that the supervisors are role models for the children and they must follow the rules at all times and help enforce them as well. 

NOTE: Please read through the pool rules with your children prior to coming to the pool. 

Lifejackets are mandatory for non-swimmers in the main pools at all locations (this policy does not include the wading pools at Island Park and Madison). The swim test will be administered to assess swimming ability and the classification of non-swimmers is at the lifeguard's discretion. Facility supplied life jackets are available on a first come first serve basis. For any further details or concerns please see the pool manager.

Pool Rules

1. Children 9 years and older are allowed at the pool without being accompanied by an adult at least 16 years of age. 

2. Goggles are permitted provided they are properly used. The goggles must have non-breakable lenses. Snorkels, facemasks and swim fins are not permitted.                        

3. Diving is only allowed in water 9 feet or deeper.                                      

4. Running, back dives, flips, handstands, cannonballs, can openers, twists or cartwheels when going off the deck is prohibited. 

5. Tobacco products and alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted inside the pool area or on the property.                          

6. Food and drink may be purchased from the concessions and remain in the food court. No outside food or drink is allowed. Water may be brought in from outside if in a plastic bottle.                             

7. Inner tubes, floaties, balls or other flotation devices are not permitted during general admission hours. Life jackets may be used if they are US Coast Guard approved and fit properly. They must be used properly.              

8. Street clothes are not permitted in the pool. This includes shoes, T-shirts, jeans, compression shorts, gym shorts, sports bras, etc. Sunburns are not an exception.                   

9. Visiting with lifeguards is not permitted. If you have a rule question, ask a pool manager or a guard on break. 

10. Aggressive or rough play among pool patrons is not permitted. Throwing and pushing other individuals is not permitted. Sitting or standing on another person’s back or shoulders is not permitted. 

11. Foul language or cursing is not permitted. 

12. Unnecessary splashing including splash dives from the edge is not permitted. 

13. Children who are tall enough to go down the waterslides are not permitted to be on the play structures or smaller slides. 

14. Strollers are not permitted in the pool area. 

15. Patrons who are not fully toilet trained must wear a waterproof swim diaper. Regular disposable or cloth diapers are not allowed.

16. Any use of cameras or camcorders by patrons must be approved by management.            

17. Pool managers may eject persons from the pool area for cause. 

Note: These rules apply to Davies Recreational Pool, Roger G. Gress Northside Pool and Southwest Recreation Pool.

1. Must be at least 42 inches tall to use the sides at Southwest Recreation Pool and Roger G. Gress Northside Pool. Must be at least 48 inches tall to use the sides at Davies Recreational Pool. These heights are manufacturers requirements 

2. Must go down feet first, either seated on your bottom or laying on your backside. 

3. NO turning or rolling is allowed while going down the waterslide. 

4. Swimmers are not permitted down the waterslide until the lifeguard grants permission to do so. 

5. Life jackets or goggles are not permitted on the waterslide. 

6. Parents are not permitted to catch children at the bottom of the waterslide. Parents must wait on deck. 

1. Children who are tall enough to go down the waterslides are not permitted to be on the play structures or smaller slide. 

2. Must go down slide feet first, either seated on your bottom or laying on your backside. 

3. Only one person allowed down the slide at a time. 

4. Sitting or pushing on geysers or hanging on ropes is not permitted. 

5. Running through shallow water is not permitted. 

6. Walking in front of the slide or swimming in roped off areas is not permitted.

Deck chairs are provided for the convenience and enjoyment of all pool-goers. Please do not move the deck chairs. If you have a request please ask the pool manager.

Exception: If you need accessibility assistance and need to bring in your own deck chair please see management for approval and placement.

Do not leave your belongings unattended on or near any deck chairs. The Fargo Park District and its staff are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.