Parks & Facilities

Chahinkapa Park

Park entrances are located at 2nd Street and 8th Avenue North or 1st Street & 7th Avenue North. Park visitors are encouraged to use the many recreational facilities – playground equipment, horseshoe courts, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, football field, picnic areas, open grass areas, sand volleyball courts, camping facilities, skateboard park, carousel, a zoo, a winter recreation area and the adjacent Bois de Sioux Golf Course.

Map of Chahinkapa Park

Picnic Shelters

Kidder Recreation Area

4th Street & 19th Avenue North.  Located in northeast Wahpeton and nestled along the Red River.  Enjoy fishing, gardening, shoreline fishing areas, arboretum, fish cleaning station and a boat access in this area.   Home of the world’s largest catfish “Wahpper,” a 40’ long fiberglass channel catfish that proudly signifies the excellent catfishing available in the Red River.


Airport Park

Located at 4th Street & 11th Avenue South. Facilities include playground equipment, a baseball field, two softball fields, trails, picnic shelter & a drinking fountain.

An airplane monument, the “Corsair II,” is prominently displayed at the Airport Park and available for viewing 24 hours a day. Designed as a ground attack aircraft, it also was used for air-to-air combat in the Vietnam War. The Corsair II achieved its excellent accuracy with the aid of an automatic electronic navigation and weapon-delivery system.


Evergreen West Mini-Park

13th Street & 3rd Avenue North. Tot-size park includes a multipurpose piece of playground equipment.

North Meadows Mini-Park

13th Street & 14 1/2 Avenue North. Neighborhood-size park includes a gazebo and a multipurpose piece of playground equipment.



FEE:  $200 

Instructor:  Felisa Mastel 

This course prepares candidates to prepare lesson plans for and teach the Parent with Child, Levels 1-6, Community Water Safety and Water Safety Aids classes. Pre-requisite: Age 16 by course completion date. Complete pre-test swim skills – Level 5 ability. 

Date:   (complete schedule given with registration) 

Where:  NDSCS Pool 



FEE:  $175 

Instructor:  Alysha Oliphant 701-640-4548 

Begin your aquatic career now.  Learn surveillance skills to recognize and prevent injuries and rescue skills for land and water.  You will become First Aide and Professional Rescuer DPR certified, learn professional responsibilities and skills interacting with the public. 

-Prerequisites:  Age 15 by course completion date>  Swim test about Level 5 skill (300 yd swim, retrieve brick) 

Date:  May 10th – May 26th online portion of this class 

            May 30th – June 2nd  

Time: TBD but usually 4:30pm – 10pm (times may vary) for classwork and water skills 

Where:  Chahinkapa Park Chalet & Pool 


 -LIFEGUARD UPDATE (includes CPR and First Aide) 

FEE – $85 

DATE:  June 1st 

TIME: TBD typically 6:00pm-10:00pm 



FEE:  $20 

DATE:  June 12th – 16th, 5:00-6:00pm 

WHERE:  Chahinkapa Pool 

Learn skills to aide in the instruction of swimming lessons.  You will work with an instructor teaching swim skills preschool thru Level 6.  Recommended age:  14 – adult, level 4 skills or better. Level 6  


Competitive and Home Team and level 6      

When: June 10th – July 21st  Monday and Wednesday 

Time: 5:00pm-6:10pm 

Fee: $75 

We work to refine turns and starts. Increase endurance and speed and encourage lifetime skills. Great cross-training for other sports. 

Age 6-Adult. Red cross Level 4 or above swim skills (able to swim 25 yds) required. 




Free to all that want to participate.  Closed to open swim during the meet

Community Center

The Wahpeton Community Center is located at 304 South 5th Street.  It is ready for any event offering a gym, kitchen and activities room.  Large events can be held here including weddings, reunions, anniversaries and more.  For reservations or more information, contact Wahpeton Parks & Rec Dept.  701-642-2811

Gym Photos

South Side Room of Community Center

Dining Room and Kitchen

Photos from different weddings in the Community Center

NDSCS Activities Center

Address: 700-1100 blocks along 14th Avenue North.

Telephone: (701) 671-2281

Facilities include large gymnasiums, indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, walking track and weightlifting room. Memberships available.


Richland County Historical Museum

Address: 11 7th Avenue North, Wahpeton

Telephone:  (701) 642-3075

Hours: May through October, 1-4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

See large collection of Rosemeade pottery

Senior Citizens Center

Address: 503 3rd Avenue South, Wahpeton

Telephone: (701) 642-5746

Stern Sports Arena

The Head of the Red Youth Activities Association, which manages Stern Sports Arena, meets on the third Monday of each month, beginning at 7:30 PM in Stern Arena.