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:

 Municipal Pool mockup








Reimagine Romkey

Reimagine Romkey is a project to revitalize Romkey Park and reconstruct the Moorhead Municipal Pool in order to meet the needs of the neighborhood and a growing and inclusive community.

The Romkey Neighborhood was platted in 1956 and the pool constructed in 1958, making the pool a 64-year-old facility. Most pools in northern climates have a life expectancy of 25-40 years, highlighting the critical need for a new pool facility in addition to not meeting ADA compliance or modern building codes. The park also no longer meets the needs of the neighborhood with an abandoned baseball field and bocce ball court, undersized basketball courts, and lack of desired amenities. Features incorporated into the master plan include a skatepark and expanded playground, food forest, splash pad, waterslide and basketball courts, landscaping and a sledding hill.


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. 


 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 Exploration Area

Construction has commenced on the 1.26-acre Rotary Natural Exploration Area at Riverfront Park this summer of 2023. The project, in planning since 2018, 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 Midtown Moorhead Bike Trail, a sledding/viewing hill, and the community’s only lit cross-country ski trail.

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.

 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