Community Fund


Legacy Thank you for considering making a donation to the Moorhead Community Fund. Your support provides opportunities for youth scholarships, community projects and amenities. Donations to the Moorhead Community Fund are tax-deductible and 100% of the donations go to the scholarship or project selected.

The City Partners with the FM Area Foundation (FMAF) to support important projects for our community.  Donors who would like to support projects are able to give on the FM Area Foundation website.

A Wish Book has been created to illustrate potential projects and activities that will help in Building a Community Legacy. Donors may choose to support specific activities or the more general categories also noted below. Thank you from the City of Moorhead for your consideration of these community amenities, facilities, and activities!


Community Center Library

Community Center Library


This 21st century library is so much more than books – featuring a 1/8-mile walking loop and active spaces for play and gathering. "A new Community Center Library will serve as the cornerstone of downtown redevelopment and give our citizens a gathering place and information space for generations to come." – Mayor Shelly Carlson

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Rotary Natural Play Hill


Construction is well underway on the 1.26-acre Rotary Natural Playhill at Riverfront Park with expected completion in the summer of 2024.  The project will provide the community with an inspiring hilltop play area overlooking the Red River, along with a Bike Skills Trail. The play elements include a 26-foot-high tree house with a rope bridge to another tower, a zip line, log and boulder areas, tunnels, play mounds, balance beams, nets and climbing areas. 

To complete this project in its entirety, additional funds will be needed.  To donate to this effort see here:  Natural Playground Donations. 5-year pledges are available.


Moorhead Baseball Stadium | Matson Field


Help support this major update to Matson Field including a new grandstand and updated facilities. View the project renderings here.

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Reimagine Romkey


Moorhead was selected by the National Parks Service to receive an “Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership” Program grant – one of five awards nationally. The $5 million grant will be matched by City funds and used to replace the community swimming pool and add other fun and modern recreational amenities to Romkey Park as proposed in the Reimagine Romkey plan.  

An amenity that is shown but has not been funded at this point is the splashpad. Donations are needed for this amenity to be included in the project.  

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Youth Scholarship Fund



Moorhead Parks and Recreation currently offers underprivileged Moorhead youth up to three program scholarships annually.

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Dog Park Amenities


The City has two off-leash dog parks, one at River Oaks Park and one on 15 Avenue North in the Centennial Athletic Complex. Both need amenities that would enhance the park for users, such as benches, trees, agility equipment, signage, additional lighting for winter months, etc. Total project cost for the added amenities would be $25,000 for each location. 

River Corridor and Trails

River Corridor and Trails


Opportunity to provide donations for recreation amenities such as benches, message boards, decorative lighting, art/sculpture, and historical markers along the Moorhead River Corridor.

Public Art

Public Art Rotary 


Donations to this fund will be used to create public art throughout the City of Moorhead.

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Inclusive Playground


Phase I of the Inclusive Playground at Southside Regional Park is now complete. This playground is able to be used for individuals with all abilities, a rubber surface allowing ease in pushing wheelchairs, landscaping and a sidewalk. Fundraising continues needed to install fencing around the perimeter of the playground. This fence is a high priority that will add an additional level of safety for children who are prone to running off. 


Contact and Questions

For more information on any of these initiatives, please contact: