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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.

North Park

2001 North 11th Street. Neighborhood-size park includes a gazebo and a multipurpose piece of playground equipment.

Rosewood Park

17th Avenue North and Woodland Drive. Neighborhood-size park includes a gazebo and a multipurpose piece of playground equipment.

Garden Plots

Garden plots can be rented at Kidder Recreation, either (1) on 11th Street North or (2) along the Red River north of the Highway 210 Bypass.  Fee:  $15, with $5 deposit returned if garden tilled at the end of the season.  The plots are approximately 20′ x 40′ in size.


2022  Chahinkapa Park Pool



Chahinkapa Park Swimming Pool Rates
Family Pass $110
Individual Pass $55
Day Session Evening Session
Adults (18 & Up) $5 $3
Students (6-17) $4 $3
Child & Wading Pool (under 6) $3 $2
Family (Parents & up to 4 children) $15 $10
Day Care (Up to 8 kids) $20 $12

Supervisor of children must be 14 yrs or older

Supervisor ratio: 1:6 = up to age 5 1:8 = age 6 and over



12:30 – 4:30 pm WEEKDAYS – Open to public swimming

5:00 – 6:30 pm WEEKDAYS – Water Safety Instruction, swim team practice

6:30 – 8:30 pm WEEKDAYS – Open to public swimming

1-8 PM WEEKENDS – Open to public swimming

8:30 – 10:30 pm PRIVATE POOL RENTAL- $100/Hr
For private rental, contact Michelle Mostoller at 701-642-8344 or 252-646-2977.


Private lessons are also available.  Call Michelle Mostoller the Pool Manager at 701-642-8344 or 252-646-2977

Lesson registration:  Online registration will be available shortly. (For further info and registration call Michelle Mostoller at 252-646-2977 or email at

Swimming Pool Lesson Sessions*

Session 1:        July 13th-24th  (makeup days: July 27 & 28)
5:00 pm – Pre-school thru Level 5
5:30 pm – Pre-school thru Level 5

Session 2:        August 3rd-14th (makeup days:  August 17th & 18th)
11:15-11:50am – Parent with Child thru Level 5
5:00 pm – Pre-school thru Level 5
5:30 pm – Pre-school thru Level 5

*Each session we attempt to have ten classes.

Fee: $35/student during season at Chahinkapa Park Swimming Pool.

Level 6 Competitive:        June 8th – July 22nd
5:00 – 6:00pm – Mondays & Wednesdays




Beach Parties To Be Arranged

Movie Nights

178’ Water Slide Open during Public Hours

* Please note that schedule can change at any time due to weather cancellations.

Lesson registration: Online Registration only this year. (For further info and registration call Jeanne Miranowski: 701-403-9366).

Chahinkapa Pool Lifeguard & Water Safety Instructor Classes

Lesson registration:  Online Only

FEE:  $150
Instructor:  Jeanne Miranowski
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:  May 26th – 29th (complete schedule given with registration)
Where:  Chahinkapa Park Chalet & Pool


FEE:  $145
Instructor:  Jeanne Miranowski
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:  June 8th – 12th  (complete schedule given with registration)
Time:  4:30pm – 10pm (times may vary)
Where:  Chahinkapa Park Chalet & Pool


-LIFEGUARD UPDATE (includes CPR and First Aide)
FEE – $65
DATE:  June 11th, 4:30-10pm – Chahinkapa Pool and Chalet


FEE:  $16
DATE:  June 15th – 18th, 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.

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.