Ongoing Projects / Planning Documents


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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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 developed with the neighborhood and community.

Features incorporated into the master plan include a new swimming pool, skatepark, expanded playgrounds, food forest, pickleball and basketball courts, and a sledding hill.  Due to costs for the project being estimated above the available funding, the splash pad is not currently funded. The hope is that bids may come in below estimates or that additional funds can be found.

The deadline for making these improvements is December of 2026.  The hope is to have the Municipal Pool closed for only one season but that is yet to be determined.     


Matson Field/Moorhead Baseball Improvements

Matson Field serves ages youth to amateur teams and needs a grandstand for visitors to the facility. Improvements are to include the grandstand, press box, new concession and bathroom areas, scoreboard, and much more.

Estimated project cost is $2 million. To date, over $1.1 million has been raised. For more information, and to donate, visit the Moorhead Community Fund page.

Click Here: Matson Field Design- 2023

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 Playground / Bike Skills Park

Construction is well underway on the 1.26-acre Rotary Natural Playground 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. The playground’s location was strategically selected for its proximity to downtown Moorhead, downtown Fargo, the Moorhead bike and pedestrian trails, a sledding hill, and the community’s only lit cross-country ski trail.

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.


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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 and for a Phase II expansion Donate Here. The hope is to have the funds to complete the fencing in 2024.  This fence is a high priority that will add an additional level of safety for children who are prone to running off.


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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. 


Planning Documents

Onward Moorhead-2022 Comprehensive Plan

Southside Regional Park

Eide Bailly Golf Study

Metro Sports Facility Study - 2005