Optimist Park
Optimist Park 2
Optimist Park 5

New features are set to be added to Optimist Park, all possible due to the generous donation from Joe K. Neel, Jr.

During the updating process the park will be CLOSED for up to 3 weeks – we will reopen parts of the playground when the new wood chips are added.

Optimist is a large park with a lot of green space, tennis courts, baseball/softball diamonds, playground, outdoor ice in the winter with warming house, and walking trail around the whole area.


  • Bike, walking trails
  • Basketball courts
  • Outdoor hockey rink
  • Picnic shelter
  • Play equipment
  • Restrooms
  • Skating rink
  • Softball/baseball fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Warming house

4600 Cherry Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
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Contact Information

Park building
p: 701.746.2784

Grand Forks Park District
p: 701.746.2750