Moorhead to renovate Romkey Park after city receives $5 million in federal funds

Courtesy: City of Moorhead
Courtesy: City of Moorhead

(Moorhead, MN) -- A classic Moorhead park is getting five million dollars to revamp several of its features that largely have not seen updates since before 1990.

The City of Moorhead was awarded the funds by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service.

The improvement plan features several new additions including a pool, pool house, courts for pickleball and basketball, a sledding hill, and a "sustainable food forest". 

“These improvements are going to be incredible for the hundreds of kids that use this pool and park every summer day. This past season average daily attendance climbed to an all-time high of 270, and more than 1,060 individuals had season swim passes,” said Holly Heitkamp, Moorhead Parks & Recreation Director. “A new pool and year-round improvements to Romkey Park will serve the community and neighborhood so much better. It’s all for the kids!”

Moorhead will match the federal funds 1:1.