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A Look Inside the West Fargo Rustad Recreation Center

Find activities, fun and more at the Rustad Recreation Center, located in West Fargo. Inside the doors, you’ll find different spaces featuring activities for people of all ages. At the root of this multi-level facility, is the community. With no membership fees, individuals from West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead and the surrounding communities are welcome to use the Rustad Recreation Center with a minimal user fee. Learn what makes this facility unique, and a local favorite!

Rustad History

The Rustad Recreation Center opened in 2016 and added on a few years later when they opened their Phase 2 expansion in 2019. The land the facility sits on was donated by the Oscar and Martha Rustad family—hence the name!


The different areas of the Rustad Recreation Center are utilized in many different ways, from sporting tournaments to homeschooling activities to any other group taking advantage of the open gym times. The center also hosts programmed events for children and adults, like inflatable-themed nights for kids to enjoy the blowup adventures. Keep an eye out for these events at @Rustad Recreation Center on Facebook!

The Facility

The indoor playground is just one part of the Rustad Recreation Center. The facility has a ton of different amenities for both kids and adults to enjoy! There are three basketball courts, five volleyball courts, nine pickleball courts, artificial turf, an ⅛ mile walking track and meeting and classroom space. The walking/running track is free to use for the community.

Admission Rates

A daily fee per visit is charged for Open Gyms, Pickleball Sessions and the Indoor Playground. Admission is FREE for participants under one year of age. The Walking Track is FREE for public use every day!


Did you know you can spend your birthday at the Rustad Rec Center? Rent any of their rooms that are directly connected to the indoor playground to celebrate a birthday. Or, for a different kind of party, check out their inflatable party packages! You can also rent any of the gymnasium courts, as well as the turf area. To learn more about rentals or to check on availability, please contact Garrett Styf by calling 701-551-7114 or sending an email to [email protected].

Indoor Playground

A hotspot for kids in the facility, the Indoor Playground is an excellent place for kids of all ages to burn some energy! The park is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. From slides to stairs to all sorts of things to climb, they have it all! Remember, socks and/or shoes are always required, and bring someone over 16 years old if you’re under 10 years old!

Rustad Recreation Center
601 26th Ave E West Fargo, ND 58078
wfparks.org | @westfargoparks
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Written by Geneva Nodland

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