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The 2021 golf season is winding down as the colder weather is rolling in. The Driving Range will close for the year this Sunday, October 24th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fall is here, which means First Season Community Center is opening soon...THIS MONDAY (Oct 18th) TO BE EXACT!! Come and play in this huge indoor play center for kids 2-10yrs old!

Hours:
Monday - Friday | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday | CLOSED

Additional Info at www.gfparks.org/parks-facilities/first-season/
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Get your costumes ready! The annual Black Cat Bash for Kids (10 yrs & under) is right around the corner! 🎃👻 Fun crafts, games, & spooky stories will make this spooktacular party the scream of the season!

Thursday, October 28 | 5:30 - 7:30pm
First Season Community Center
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Join us this weekend for the Rydell Skatepark Phase 2 Launch Party! Open Skating | Contests | Food | Music | Giveaways & More!

WHEN | Saturday, September 18th
TIME | 12:00 - 2:00pm
LOCATION | Kannowski Park (703 S 4th St. GF, ND)

Follow us on Instagram @SkateparkGF & be sure to tag us in your skate photos using #SkateparkGF

www.gfparks.org/rydell-skatepark-phase-2-launch-party/
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Photos simply cannot capture the sheer beauty and significance of this park. After 10 years in the making, we are ready to officially dedicate this one-of-a-kind memorial park. Join us tomorrow for the Veterans Memorial Park Dedication Ceremony. Program is scheduled to begin at 2:00pm. If you cannot attend in-person, the event will also be livestreamed.

Event details & live feed can be found at: www.gfparks.org/parks-facilities/veterans-memorial-park/veterans-memorial-park-dedication-ceremony/

Please Note: Parking around the park is limited. We are kindly asking those in attendance to park at the designated parking lot at the north end of the Columbia Mall. Shuttle services (handicap accessible) will be running to bring attendees to the park.
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Spread the word! The Grand Forks community wants to make sure everyone is warm & fed this winter! Coats, winter gear, blankets, and food boxes will be distributed FREE at the Gambucci Arena on September 11th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

◼ A free meal will be served 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
◼ Food boxes will be available from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

ANYONE is welcome! Come grab a coat, hot meal, and box of food!
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Looking for a cool job? We have the perfect one for you! Join the team and work at our ice arenas. Multiple opportunities available:

Facility Assistant Supervisor (Full-Time, Benefitted)
Indoor Ice Arena Worker (Part-Time/Seasonal)

View full job descriptions and apply online today at www.gfparks.org/fallwinter-season-employment/
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Riverside Pool is CLOSED today, Friday, August 20 due to the inclement weather.

Weekend Pool Schedule (weather permitting):
Riverside Pool will be open Saturday & Sunday (Aug. 21-22) from 1:00-7:00pm.

The pool will close for the season after this weekend.
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Don't miss out on the last Movie in the Park of the summer! Make your way to University Park next Wednesday, August 25, for a FREE outdoor showing of the action-comedy "My Spy".

Show starts at 6:00pm - Get there early to grab your movie meal and snacks from the Ground Round concession stand, with food available for purchase.
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Got a minute to help the City with their English Coulee Renewal Master Plan?
Take this quick survey to share your thoughts and ideas! ae2s.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8D1HwwLRJK0e5CK
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We're making Date Night easy for you!

Join us at Lincoln Drive Park, TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 10th, to watch the stars under the stars with DATE NIGHT Movie in the Park! Grab that special someone and bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows to watch the hilarious "Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar" (PG-13).

SHOWTIME | 6:00pm
PRICE | FREE *with concessions available for purchase from our sponsor, Ground Round

For full Movie in the Park Schedule visit:
www.gfparks.org/.../special-events/movie-in-the-park/
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Make the most of this upcoming fall/winter by registering for fun youth & adult programs! Check out the 2021/22 Fall & Winter Activity Guide, available online now at www.gfparks.org/2021-fall-winter-activity-guide/ - This official guide to more fun in the Forks has all the latest info on recreation, events, parks, & facilities for everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you, or someone you know, looking for an awesome job?

The Grand Forks Park District is currently seeking part-time Indoor Ice Arena Workers for arena maintenance and ice cleaning duties of our indoor arenas.

Learn more about job details & apply online today at: www.gfparks.org/indoor-ice-arena-worker/
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The 'Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic' is coming back to Grand Forks this Saturday, August 7 with two FREE sessions!

Session #1 – 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Session #2 – 10:30 AM -12:00 PM

Location: Apollo Complex
(In the case of inclement weather: Clinic will be moved indoors to Blue Line Club Arena)

Clinics are intended for boys and girls ages 6-12 and are scheduled to run 90 minutes. Participants can choose from two different clinic sessions - each session features the same instruction. Play Ball! Minnesota provides safe, youth-friendly, equipment. Youth participants are asked to bring their gloves.

Learn More & Register at:
playballmn.leagueapps.com/camps/2236741-2021-play-ball-minnesota-youth-clinics#baseevent-2312758
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As today is the last day of our 2021 Parks & Recreation Month Celebration, we want to highlight our Management/Main Office Administration staff who work hard behind the scenes to facilitate and provide our great community with programs, parks/facilities, and events year after year!

This is ‘Our Park & Recreation Story’ and a few of the many faces of the Grand Forks Park District. Pictured left to right:
◼ George Hellyer (*new* Executive Director) – George took over as the new Executive Director as of May 31, 2021 proceeding Bill Palmiscno’s retirement!
◼ Nick Arola (Facilities Manager)
◼ Ross Parker (Office Assistant)
◼ Sean Lee (Forestry Operations Manager)
◼ Jeff Lancaster (Director of Finance & Administration)
◼ Catie Trontvet (Marketing Manager)
◼ Lynne Roche (Recreation & Special Events Manager)
◼ Leif Larsen (Senior Accountant)
◼ Annette Shane (Accounting Clerk)
◼ Jill Nelson (Director of Operations & Community Relations)
◼ Mike Orr (Director of Facilities & Programs)
◼ Kati Christianson (HR & Payroll Accountant)

From all our staff, we want to thank everyone for a fantastic month-long celebration. Special thanks to all who shared their photos with us, we are truly grateful for this community! #WeLoveGFParks #NationalParkandRecreationMonth #OurParkAndRecStory
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Parks & Recreation Month Day 30!

As today, July 30th is the final day of Just for Fun for the year, it seems fitting to give the JFF summer kids camps a special shoutout for the penultimate day of our Parks & Recreation Month Celebration!

The Just for Fun program offers supervised playground activities for kids of all ages. With daily activities, group games, arts/crafts, field trips, and pool days, this fun annual recreation program lets kids make the most of summer days! JFF also celebrates the end of summer with a kid’s parade (featuring campers in group themed costumes) during our annual Family Fun Night event which took place last Tuesday night, July 27th.
Thanks to all this years JFF participants, we hope you had as fun of a summer as we did!

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Parks & Recreation Month Celebration – Day 29!

Have you tried your hand at one of the fastest growing sports in the country? Pickleball, considered a social and low-impact sport, that mixes parts of tennis, badminton, and table tennis can be enjoyed by young and old players alike. Try out this fun sport at one of our designated pickleball courts located at Symington and Abbott Complex.

As Parks & Rec Month is winding down, don’t forget to enter the prize drawing by sharing a Parks & Rec inspired photo using #ILoveGFParks! Last winner will be randomly selected tomorrow!

P.S. - Big thanks to this awesome group of pickleballers out at Symington Courts who let us interrupt their game for this photo! They were having a blast out there!
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