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Enjoy Summer And Be Active With Fargo On The Move

Photo courtesy of Fargo Park District

The Fargo Park District, Courts Plus Community Fitness, Family Wellness and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties are teaming up to help encourage activity in the community with Fargo On The Move, a week of free activities and events. Whether you’re just starting to be active or have been for years, these events will be perfect for you and your family!

“We’re incredibly excited to team up with these outstanding organizations and welcome them to our parks,” said Joel Vettel, Executive Director of the Fargo Park District, in a press release. “We hope that this week of activities and events demonstrates that there are easy and fun ways to be active. If you’re finding yourself struggling to switch up your own routine, we want to showcase that there are different ways to move.”

Community events are happening at a different park each day from June 11-15. Also, anyone who mentions “Fargo On The Move” will get free access during those four days at Courts Plus Community Fitness, Family Wellness, Fercho YMCA and Schlossman YMCA. Just bring a photo ID.

Organizers are randomly giving away sweet prizes to those people who use #FargoOnTheMove on social media to show how they’re being active this summer. To learn more, visit

Here’s the lineup of the Fargo On The Move events:

#1 June 11: Trout Fest at Woodhaven Park

Trout Fest is perfect for kids 15 years old and younger. Bring your own rod and enjoy some fishing! Other activities at Woodhaven Park include an Outdoor Circuit class and a Knockerball Challenge with inflatable bubble suits for preteens and up. If you have younger kids with a big imagination, be sure to check out Imagination Playground as well!

#2 June 12: Party in the Park at Centennial Park

If you're looking for a fun time for all ages, check out Party in the Park! There will be dancing, karaoke, bounce house, food, a Knockerball Challenge, Outdoor Circuit class, Imagination Playground and yard games at Centennial Park.

#3 June 13: Yoga in the Park at Island Park

Looking for some more zen in your life? Check out Yoga in the Park! This outdoors Vinyasa-style class is perfect for people 15 years old and over. If you want to hang out at Island Park but yoga isn't your thing, there will also be a Knockerball Challenge, the Imagination Playground and yard games. Plenty of parking is available in the Island Park lots and streets surrounding the park. The Island Park Ramp is free after 5 p.m.

#4 June 14: Sizzlin’ Skewers Cooking Demo at Urban Plains Park

Sizzlin' Skewers Cooking Demo is a fun and tasty way to enjoy cooking and eating some veggies. In addition to delicious food, there will be an Outdoor Circuit class, the Imagination Playground and yard games. Bike rentals will also be available for a small fee.

#5 June 15: Midwest Kid Fest at Island Park

Midwest Kid Fest wraps up the week's festivities! This family-friendly event includes a variety of fun booths, activities and inflatable games to encourage kids and families to keep moving. There will also be a special Fargo On The Move workout everyone can enjoy on the Entertainment Stage at 2:30 p.m.

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Written by Jessica Kuehn

Jessica Kuehn is the web editor for Spotlight Media. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with a degree in print journalism. When she isn't writing or correcting her and other people's grammar, Jessica is obsessively quoting The Office and reading way too many books.

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