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Membership surges at new Choice fitness center

October 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Choice Health & Fitness’ biggest problem in its first week open was a good one to have. The Grand Forks Park District’s $23 million facility didn’t have enough employees to handle the crowd. Continue Reading

Grand Forks volleyball league serves up summer fun

July 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Grand Forks Park District started the league in 2000 with 28 teams. The teams play at Bringewatt Park, but the growing popularity of the sport has prompted the district consider more courts at its new fitness center in the city’s south end. Continue Reading

Grand Forks outdoor skating rinks begin opening today

January 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A number of outdoor skating rinks will open this afternoon in Grand Forks and even more will open later in the week, according to the Grand Forks Park District. Continue Reading

Grand Forks youth hockey programs team up

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ralph Engelstad Arena and Park District moving toward contractSome details need to be solidified, but the two entities agree about the core idea of merging the efforts of the REA’s Hockey Academy with the park district’s Ultimate Hockey, both youth training programs.
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Peppermint hot cocoa, Oreo cheesecakes among Holiday Favorites winners

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

You meet the most interesting people at Christmas parties. Take, for instance, the Holiday Favorites Cook Off sponsored by Special Olympics North Dakota and the Grand Forks Park District. Continue Reading

First of monthly Choice Health construction open houses set for Friday

October 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The membership drive for Choice Health & Fitness doesn’t officially start until Nov. 1. The task of selling the fitness club to the public begins Friday, with the first of monthly open houses to track construction progress. Continue Reading

Fundraising continues for Choice Health & Fitness

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Plans in the works to add a two-rink hockey arenaThe Grand Forks Park District isn’t resting on its money-raising laurels. Less than a year after completing its most lucrative campaign for Choice Health & Fitness, the park district is at it again. Only, this time, it has a professional arm-twister at the helm. Continue Reading

GF Park District votes tentatively to raise property taxes

September 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The additional $290,000 would pay special assessments levied by the city for streets and sewers and pay to repair the district’s numerous parking lots. Some Park Board members worry more specials are coming in future years. Continue Reading

Lone Center Court building bidder plans entertainment center conversion

July 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Park district’s Staley: ‘It’s a bird in the hand’The lone bidder on the Center court Fitness Center property this morning was startup business Northern Air Family Entertainment. Its plan calls for a family entertainment center that will feature trampolines, inflatable toys, laser tag, paintball and other games targeted for youth. Continue Reading

Lone Center Court building bidder plans entertainment center conversion

July 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Park district’s Staley: ‘It’s a bird in the hand’The lone bidder on the Center court Fitness Center property this morning was startup business Northern Air Family Entertainment. Its plan calls for a family entertainment center that will feature trampolines, inflatable toys, laser tag, paintball and other games targeted for youth. Continue Reading