Path area around Island Park pool closing down for construction

The path area around the pool, as well as the Northwest parking lot, will be closed when construction kicks-off on Monday, April 17, for the Island Park pool renovation.

A rendering shows poolside cabanas next to a splash pad.
Rendering of the zero entry pool, splash pad and waterslide that are expected to be open to the public in the summer of 2024 at the new Island Park Pool facility.
Contributed / Fargo Park District

FARGO — A chunk of pathway in Island Park, 616 1st Ave. S., will be closed to allow construction to kick-off on the large-scale Island Park pool renovation.

The path area around the pool and the Northwest parking lot will be closed when construction begins on Monday, April 17, according to a release from the Fargo Park District.

Island Park will remain open throughout the construction, and the public is still welcome to park in the Southwest parking lot or on nearby street parking.

The remodeled Island Park pool will have something for everyone to enjoy, Fargo Park District Executive Director Dave Leker said in December 2022 .

The new facility is slated for a grand opening in the summer of 2025, with construction wrapping up in 2024, according to the district.


It is anticipated to cost $17.9 million and represents the first step in a multi-phase renovation of Island Park as a whole.

The new pool site will boast a 50-meter competition pool, multiple diving platforms, a tube slide and flytime slide, a lazy river and a zero-depth entry pool.

The existing pool house structure will remain, but it will be remodeled to include new locker rooms, a community room and a concession stand.

A budget increase of $1 million was recently granted when inflation threatened a certain number of the project’s planned amenities . The project was originally budgeted at $16.9 million.

“This does not use any additional public funds,” Leker told the Fargo Park Board in early April, “but this would allow us to add as much recreational value to the pool and amenities as possible.”

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