Outdoor Pools

This image shows a boy diving into Island Park 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 a boy diving into Island Park 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.

The Fargo Park District has five pool locations throughout the Fargo area. Each pool has its own unique set of equipment and amenities that can be found below.

Pool Pass

2021 Pool Pass prices coming soon. Passes purchased at the Depot are mailed out approximately 1-2 weeks prior to pool opening. 

Follow the link in the sidebar to purchase a 2021 pool pass.

NOTE: Pool passes can be purchased at the pools once pools open. The pools accept most debit/credit cards,  Apple pay and Android pay.

Swimming Lessons

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

See all the swimming lessons offered here.

Outdoor Pools

Address: 7150 25th Street S, Phone: 701-446-5940

 

Davies Pool includes two large waterslides, one waterslide is Fargo's first drop slide, both slides start from 27 ft high platform, a zero-depth swim area that includes a large playground with several small slides and 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 and concessions are available for your convenience. (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-Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm & 6:00-8:00 pm. Adult and Family Swim will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

Address: 616 1st Avenue S, Phone: 701-235-7685

 

Island Park Pool has 3 pools. A 50 meter, eight-lane pool with water depth ranging from 3 1/2 to 5 ft. A large wading pool. A diving well with two, 3-meter diving boards and two, 1-meter diving boards. Concessions are available for your convenience.

 

General Admission Hours: Monday-Sunday 1:00 - 4:30 pm, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Lap Swim Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-12:30 pm & 8:00-9:00 pm 

Address: 1040 29th Street N, Phone: 701-232-5726 

 

Madison Pool & Splash Pad is a small neighborhood type 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 ft. The Madison Park Splash Pad is located adjacent to the Madison Pool. 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. Help us introduce an exciting water-based recreational activity for the youth in our community! 

 

General Admission Hours: Monday-Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm 

Address: 824 19th Avenue N, Phone: 701-446-2437 

 

Northside Recreation Pool is a large waterslide, a zero-depth area with a playground and a small waterslide. Concessions are available for your convenience. (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-Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Adult and Family Swim will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

Address: 1840 15th Avenue S, 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 water. This pool is fun for all ages. Concessions are available for your convenience. (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-Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Adult and Family Swim will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

Fargo Park District Outdoor Pool CDC/ND Response Guidelines

  • Fargo Park District continues to follow state and local guidelines 

  • We encourage pool users to review the two attached links from North Dakota Response and the CDC for pool guidelines. 

  •  All participants are encouraged to wash their hands, bring PPE and bring your own equipment (water bottle, sunscreen, towels, etc.).  

  • Pools are limited to 50 percent of pool capacity, with a maximum of 250 people. 

  • Deckchairs are on the deck but spaced out to promote social distancing and should not be moved so there are a very limited amount available this summer.  

  • There are designated showers appropriately spaced out for users  

  • Limited locker-room use   

  • Patrons are asked not to leave any personal belongings in the locker-room and to be dressed in your swimsuit prior to coming to the pool if possible.    

  • Concessions will be available at North, South, Davies, and Island Park Pools with a limited menu following ND Response and CDC recommendations. 

  • Large water slides have designated spots for users to wait to encourage social distancing   

  • Small play features follow normal pool rules, however, social distancing should to be followed. 

  • Diving boards are open and have marks to promote social distancing.   

  • Groups attending pools are allowed to stay together as a group at the pool, however, they are asked to follow and maintain social distancing from other patrons. 

  • Lap Swim – limited spots are available for lap swimmers to assist with social distancing. 

  • Per CDC guidelines, masks should NOT be worn in the water at a pool.

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.

No outside food is allowed in the pool area. Concessions are available at Davies Recreational Pool, Island Park Pool, Northside Recreational Pool, and Southwest Recreational Pool.

Rules are posted at each pool and in the table below.

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.

More information is coming soon for the aquatics dress code.

The Fargo Park District provides lifeguards to ensure that all patrons are safe while swimming. Daycares are to provide supervisors to enforce rules and help discipline their children that misbehave. 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 or a competent person 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 in the pool including shoes, T-shirts, etc. are not permitted (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 of 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. 

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 a cause. 

These rules only apply to Island Park Pool.

 

1. Jump or dive straight off the boards. Enter the diving area from the board only. 

2. Swim directly to the ladders. 

3. Use the appropriate ladder, NOT the pool edge when exiting the pool. 

4. One bounce off of the diving board. 

5. Handstands, seat drops, or other dangerous stunts are not permitted. 

6. Lifejackets are not permitted when going off the boards. 

These rules apply to Davies, Northside and Southwest Pools.

 

1. Must be at least 42 inches tall at Southwest Recreational Pool and Northside Recreational Pool. Must be at least 48 inches tall at Davies Recreational Pool. These heights are manufacturers requirements 

2. Must go down feet first on your bottom. 

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

4. Swimmers are not permitted down the waterslide until the lifeguard informs you 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, they must wait on deck. 

These rules apply to Island Park Pool and Madison Pool & Splash Pad.

 

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

2. Adults and youth who are supervising young children should remain at the pool edge and are responsible for the actions of the child/children. 

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 on your bottom. 

3. Only one person allowed to go 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.

These rules only apply during adult and family swim time.

 

1. Extra apparatus such as fins, snorkels, and shatterproof masks will be allowed in the pool area. Lifejackets must remain Coast Guard approved. 

2. Squirt guns are NOT allowed. 

 Deck chairs are provided. Please do not move the deck chairs. If you have a request please ask the pool manager.

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