Ongoing Projects / Planning Documents

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Community Capital Improvement Projects:

The City of Moorhead, in their Strategic Planning Process, identified and prioritized six community initiatives in Moorhead as the focus for fundraising and implementation. For more information visit the Moorhead Community Fund Page. These projects include:

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Inclusive Playground
This project is to develop an inclusive playground, designed to provide a safe place where children of all abilities can play together. A working group has been assembled and has met with a playground designer to develop a preliminary layout for marketing purposes. Community input will be solicited for equipment selection from the various user groups. The Inclusive Playground location will be Southside Regional Park next to the Miracle Field. Cost estimate for this project is $1,000,000. 

 River Corridor and Trails

River Corridor Improvements
Since approval of the River Corridor Plan, there have been numerous projects that have been completed or are underway along the River Corridor. For specific details of the Projects, Partnerships, Grants/ Funding Sources, Trail Maps and Programs click here.

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Rotary Natural Play Hill

The FM Rotary Foundation and the City of Moorhead announced on January 4 that construction will commence on the 1.26-acre Rotary Natural Play Hill at Riverfront Park in the summer of 2023. The project, in planning since 2018, will provide the community with an inspiring hilltop play area overlooking the Red River, with opportunities for unstructured play, interactive learning, and year-round outdoor physical activity. 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. The playground’s location was strategically selected for its proximity to downtown Moorhead, downtown Fargo, the Midtown Moorhead Bike Trail, a sledding/viewing hill, and the community’s only lit cross-country ski trail.

The project, led by the 5 Fargo-Moorhead Rotary Clubs, has raised nearly $1 million with the generous support of nearly 200 donors, including major donors the John Ballantyne Fund, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau, Scheels Foundation, Sanford Health Foundation, KLJ Engineering and Essentia Health Foundation. Over 100 Rotary members have contributed to the project. To complete the project in its entirety, additional funds are needed, so fundraising is ongoing and 5-year pledges are available.

 River Oaks Dog Park

Dog Park Amenities
In 2020, the City placed fencing for a dog park at River Oaks Park in south Moorhead. Although this fencing has been installed, there is still a need for amenities that would enhance the park for users, such as benches, trees, agility equipment, signage, additional lighting for winter months, etc. Total project cost to complete the River Oaks Dog Park is estimated at $25,000. The Centennial Dog Park in north Moorhead is also in need of additional amenities to complete that project. The estimated cost is also $25,000 for this location.

 Matson Memorial Field

Matson Field/Moorhead Baseball Improvements
There was a group of baseball enthusiasts meeting to discuss fundraising for a new grandstand and monument sign at Matson Field. The Centennial Baseball Complex is also in need of field improvements for Youth Baseball. Project Cost is estimated to be $600,000.

 Southside regional park

Southside Regional Park Field Lights
Southside Regional Park is currently home to a number of Moorhead’s youth sporting organizations including football, soccer, and youth baseball. The addition of field lighting would extend their season into the evenings in the spring and fall. The goal is to light 5 fields at a cost of $150,000 per field. Total Project Cost is estimated to be $750,000.

To see the complete Master Plan for Southside Regional Park, click here!


Planning Documents

Onward Moorhead-2022 Comprehensive Plan

Southside Regional Park

Eide Bailly Golf Study

Metro Sports Facility Study - 2005