Several parks in Moorhead close due to flooding concerns

Photo by: City of Moorhead
Photo by: City of Moorhead

(Moorhead, MN) -- As the Red River continues to rise, multiple parks along the Red River will be temporarily closed beginning Friday.

The parks closed include:

  • Gooseberry Park (access from 22 Ave S and pedestrian bridge)
  • Riverfront Park parking areas
  • Memorial Park pedestrian bridge
  • Additionally, many bicycle/pedestrian trails may be under water. Floodwaters are often unsanitary and unpredictable; do not enter the water under any circumstances.

There is still no anticipated need for sandbags/volunteers to protect public infrastructure in Moorhead. Private property owners seeking volunteer assistance with sandbag filling and levee construction can call FirstLink at 211. Interested volunteers may also call FirstLink and be matched with opportunities (specify Moorhead or Clay County, if desired).

The City’s flood response team will continue to monitor National Weather Service flood and precipitation forecasts and will communicate as the situation develops. Contact information for general questions, street closure maps and Flood Zone contacts is available on the City of Moorhead Flood Response website.