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S is for SUMMER!

With the warmer weather coming around the corner, I figured many parents would be starting to think of summer activities to help keep the kids entertained while school is out so I thought it would be helpful to make a list of options available around the F/M area. What comes to mind when thinking of fun summer activities here in Fargo/ Moorhead? The zoo? Thunder Road? The park? If you are stuck on those three ideas, here are 6 more outdoor activities for you to enjoy:

Visit the Buffalo River State Park Buffalo River is a quick 20 minute drive to many fun summer day activities. The man made swimming pond is open from May 26- August 19 of this year. There are also camping options, picnic tables, fishing, and beautiful walking/biking trails.

Canoeing and kayaking on the Red River Enjoy canoeing or kayaking right here in Fargo! All vessels are rented on a first come, first serve basis and are used at the Hjemkomst Landing only. Rentals are available from May 29- August 28 and are $15/ person if using a rental or $10/ person if you provide your own. Children 5 years and under are free!

Swimming- Free Swimming to our pools/ outdoor waterparks through Fargo Park District with your Family membership as long as the kids are included on the membership. These pools include Davies, Fargo North, Fargo South, Island Park, Madison Pool and Splash Pad, Northside and Southwest pool.

Outdoor Tennis- Star junior tennis has two sessions and three different levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) available to children in the summer. The first session begins on June 5- 29 and the second session starts July 10- August 4.

Party in the Park Party in the Park is a Fargo Parks event that is held every Tuesday starting July 10- August 14. They are held at a different park each week and include an evening of family fun! Free hot dogs and beverages are provided while supplies last.

Courts Plus in the Parks- Free community fitness classes open to the public. These events are throughout the summer. The first one starts at 5:30PM on June 7 at Milwaukee Trail North Park for adults and at 6:30PM for families.

I hope that these ideas inspire you to get outside and have some fun in the sun with your family! There are endless options throughout the F/M area. If you are interested in more ideas feel free to visit Courts Plus or Fargo Park District websites.