Moorhead, MN Sports and Recreation
Moorhead residents love to stay active and have excellent facilities and natural settings for enjoying all seasons, from Red River boating in the summer to skiing, sledding, skating and other winter sports.
The City of Moorhead has more than 25 parks, including many neighborhood parks. The system includes nine neighborhood recreation centers, a dog park, a municipal pool, six wading pools and two disc golf courses, to name a few highlights.
Local baseball, softball, and football organizations practice and play at Centennial Athletic Complex, which also has a popular dog park with separate areas for large and small dogs.
Miracle Field at Southside Regional Park allows children of all abilities to play together, with a rubberized play surface that accommodates children in wheelchairs and other devices.
Red River Boating
While many enjoy taking their canoes, kayaks and other boats out on the Red River, a leisurely way to experience the river and learn more about the area's history, geography, and wildlife is the S.S. Ruby Pontoon Boat Ride Tour. Tours run throughout the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and depart adjacent to the Hjemkost Center.
The city oversees 11 outdoor ice rinks during the winter, but residents also can ice skate indoors on Sunday afternoons October through February at the Moorhead Sports Center, home to the local high school's and Concordia College's men's and women's ice hockey programs.
Moorhead golfers have two 18-hole public courses from which to choose: Meadows Golf Course, a Scottish links-style course, and Village Green, designed by one of the region's top course designers, Joel Goldstrand. Moorhead Country Club also has an 18-hole private course.