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Archery Golf Course
Biking Gymnastics
Hunting Swimming
Fitness Facilities Indoor Walking
NDSCS Activities Center
Snap Fitness
Stern Sports Arena
Blikre Activity Center
Wahpeton Middle School
Koda Manipe Volkssport Club
Recreation Programs - City of Wahpeton Winter Activities
Track & Field/Cross Country
Ice Skating
Open Gym
Cross Country Skiing
Outdoor Skating Pond
Sledding/Tobogganing Hill
Rosemeade Chalet
Snow Shoeing
Public Skating
  - Sterns Sports Arena
  - Southern Valley Figure Skaters Club
Tennis Tae Kwon Do
Breckenridge Athletic Complex
Breckenridge Community Recreation Center
Bird Watching
Recreation Programs - City of Wahpeton
Football - 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Flag Football is sponsored by the Wahpeton/Breckenridge Youth Football Association.  Call for fees and registration dates.  Phone: 701-642-2811

Youth Track Program - Open to students grades 3rd through 6th.  Contact area schools for more details.

Ice Skating - "Learn to Skate" registration forms will be available at the Wahpeton Parks and Recreation Department, Wahpeton City Hall, 1900 North 4th St., Wahpeton.  The classes are a great opportunity for recreational skaters, hockey preparation and figure skating preparation.  All skaters ages 4 & up are invited to participate.  An adults-only class will be offered.  All basic skills skaters are invited to participate in the annual ice show in March.  Rental skates are available at the arena.  For more information, Contact Ann Smith at 701-642-8808.

Youth Wrestling - Wahpeton Wrestling Club is for youths.  Contact area schools for registration and fee information.

Volleyball - Fall Volleyball Leagues include Coed and Women's.  Sand volleyball courts are located in Chahinkapa Park.  Volleyballs may be borrowed from the Parks and Recreation Department.  The Wahpeton Armory is available for use to groups who wish to use indoor volleyball courts.  Call 642-2811 for more information. 

Basketball - Girls Basketball for 1st through 6th Grade registers at Wahpeton Middle.
Call for registration and fees.

Several tournaments and contests held.  For registration information, call 701-642-2811.

Basketball Court Locations (Indoors):

  • NDSCS Activities Center - 9th Street & 14th Avenue North
  • Central Elementary School - 2nd Street & 4th Avenue North
  • Wahpeton Middle School - 12th Street & 11th Avenue North
  • Wahpeton High School - 11th Street & 11th Avenue North
  • Zimmerman School - 9th Street & 6th Avenue North

Baseball - The Wahpeton Baseball/Softball Committee meets on the first Sunday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall.  The Baseball/Softball Committee has been formed to help support the youth baseball/softball programs in Wahpeton

Several program available for T-Ball, Pee Wees, Midgets, Pony League, VFW Babe Ruth Baseball, American Legion Baseball and Richland County Babe Ruth Baseball.   The main field is Wahpeton is John Randall Field at R.J. Hughes Dr. Call Wahpeton Parks and Recreation at 701-642-2811.

Hockey - The BW Blades Hockey Association is a co-op between Breckenridge and Wahpeton manages the organized youth hockey program utilizing the Sterns Sports Arena.  Located at 1026 11th St. N.

Softball - Several programs available including VFW Girls Softball, Southeast Area Girls Softball League, Park Board Softball, Princess, Queen and leagues.  Programs for youth, men and women.  Call for registration forms.  Phone: 701-642-2811

Open Gym - The Wahpeton Parks & Recreation Department, in coordination with Wahpeton Public Schools, offers an open gym program.  Open gym is designed to provide free play for both youths and adults during a supervised but unstructured time period.    Phone: 701-642-2811

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Winter Activities
Cross Country Skiing - Enjoy the refreshing sport of cross-country skiing on ski trails which follow the outside contour of the Bois de Sioux Golf Course.  Cross-country skis can be rented fat the Rosemead Chalet.  Trails will only be made when we are certain that no golf turf will be damaged.  Phone: 701-642-2811

Outdoor Skating Pond - Warming House Hours, the Chahinkapa Park skating pond and rink will be supervised from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on week days and 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on weekends.  Concessions, inner-tubes, snow shoes, and cross-country ski rentals are available.  Located at 1st Street & 7th Avenue North.  Phone: 701-642-8344

Sledding/Tobogganing Hill - In Wahpeton, the warming house is open from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on week days and 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on weekends.  Concessions and toboggans are available.  Located at 1st Street & 7th Avenue North entrance to Chahinkapa Park.  Phone: 701-642-8344

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink & Sledding Hill - In Breckenridge, this area is located on Beede Avenue and 6th Street North.  Facilities include a lighted Hockey Arena and open skating area with a sledding hill and open grass areas.  A community recreation center is also located here. 

Rosemeade Chalet - Interested in reserving the Rosemeade Chalet during the winter months?  Call for reservation details.  Phone: 701-642-2811

Snow Shoeing - Deep snow getting to you?  Try snow shoeing this winter!  Snowshoes can be rented at the Rosemeade Chalet in Chahinkapa Park.  Phone: 701-642-2811

Public Skating - The Stern Sports Arena is open Sunday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The cost is $1.  Skate sharpening, skate rental, and season passes available.  Skate cop on ice, DJ music.  Stern Arena has a large assortment of rental figure skates available for use in the Arena.  Hockey skates for younger users available as well and are also available for lease on a seasonal basis.  Call the Arena at 701-642-6544 for further information.

The Southern Valley Figure Skaters Club welcomes skaters who are interested in individual skating lessons.  Any skaters, beginning or advanced are welcome.  Ice packages are available for individual training with private instructors.  For more information, contact Ann Smith at 701-642-8808. 

Snowmobiling - The Southern Valley Trail Riders Association is a non-profit corporation formed in the early 1970s.  The purpose for which the club was organized was to encourage safe snowmobiling, to act in the interests of snowmobile owners, to preserve and promote winter sports activities, to groom and maintain trails, to foster the conservation and growth of area natural resources, and to perform all lawful functions inherent in the successful operation of the Club.

The Richland County Trail System is a 200-mile groomed snowmobile trail that links nearly every city in the county and the neighboring Fargo trail system to the north. 

*Snowmobile Safety*
It is unlawful for any person 12 years of age & older who has not reached 16 years of age and who is not in possession of a valid driver's license or permit to operate a snowmobile, except upon lands of the person's parent or guardian, unless & until the person has completed a snowmobile safety course and has received the appropriate snowmobile safety certificate.  Registration forms are available at the Parks & Recreation Department office.

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Fitness Facilities
NDSCS Blikre Activities Center - Membership privileges include use of main floor indoor track, auxiliary gym, racquetball courts, weight room, locker room, and shower facilities.  Located at 14th Ave. N.  Phone: 701-671-2281

Snap Fitness (LMK Fitness Centers, Inc.)- 24 hour fitness center with personal training, classes and unlimited vertical tanning.  Located at 403 Dakota Avenue in Wahpeton.  Phone (701) 672-7627


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Indoor Walking
Sterns Sports Arena - Stern Sports Arena building is open daily.  Building is open on weekdays from 6 am to 10 pm and weekends from noon to 10 pm. 

Blikre Activities Center at NDSCS.  Senior citizens may walk here free of charge between 6:30-9:45 am.  701-671-2236

Wahpeton Middle School - Adults interested in an indoor walking site may walk at the Wahpeton Middle School hallways from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m. M-F; 4-8:30 PM M-Th on school days.

Koda Manipe Volkssport Club - The Koda Manipe Volkssport Association of Wahpeton, ND and Breckenridge, MN was officially formed in January, 1987 and became the third club in North Dakota.  The local club's name derives from the Sioux Indian words meaning "group of friends walking."  If you are interested in joining the club or wish to support volksmarching, contact the Wahpeton Parks & Recreation Department at 701-642-2281.  Distance is 10K (6.2 miles).  The Wahpeton-Breckenridge walk is being dedicated to Jerry Jorgenson, Abercrombie,  who started the Koda Manipe Volkssport Club.  Jerry was the  Trailmaster and Lois was President of the club.  They were avid volkssporters.  Jerry greatly enjoying walking with his 'diamond willow' walking stick and accompanied by his wife Lois and dog (faithful companion) "Hector."

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Paved bike paths available throughout Chahinkapa Park.  Phone: 701-642-2811
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Golf Course
The Bois de Sioux Golf Club is the only public golf course in the nation to have nine holes in one state and nine holes located in another state.  The front side is in Wahpeton, ND, and the back side is in Breckenridge, MN.  The course measures approximately 6,700 yards and is challenging for the skilled and entertaining for the novice.  The course offers watered greens, tees, and fairways.  The club has been the home of a number of state tournaments.  Hours may vary depending on weather and course activity.  Contact the Pro Shop for additional information, driving range hours, and fees.  Phone: 701-642-3673
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Three Rivers Gymnastics is a non-profit organization, providing a variety of gymnastics opportunities for youths.  Equipment includes a 40' x 40' spring floor, a 70' vaulting runway and vaulting horse, two sets of uneven parallel bars, seven padded balance beams, three short beams, two mini-tramps, a full-sized trampoline and numerous mats.  Address is 815 4th Avenue South.  Phone: 701-642-3620 
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Three asphalt tennis courts are available at Chahinkapa Park located at 1st Street and 7th Avenue North.  Six concrete courts are available at the North Dakota State College of Science located at 7th Street and 12th Avenue North.

In Breckenridge, tennis courts are located in Welles Memorial Park which is located on the west end of Nebraska Avenue at the Senior High School Athletic Complex at 710 N 13th Street.
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Wahpeton Breckenridge is located near excellent hunting areas.  It is 30 miles away from prime pheasant hunting.  There are large numbers of Canada geese throughout the fall season.  Area rivers have good populations of wood ducks.  Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge and the prairie pothole region is only an hour away, providing habitat for migrating waterfowl, including the major route for snow geese in the spring.  Whitetail deer populations are high.  There are good opportunities for nontraditional wildlife, including furbearers, mourning doves, partridge, turkeys, squirrels and rabbits.  For licensing requirements, maps and general questions please visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.  For Minnesota, information may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota Department of Natural resources at  To obtain a Minnesota license or permit online go to

Head of the Red Shooting Grounds & Head of the Red Trap Club:  Hunting and trap shooting enthusiasts will enjoy this facility.  Take Hwy 210 East of Breckenridge, turn north on County Road 9 and go one mile.  Both are located on the east side of the road.
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Chahinkapa Park Pool - Featuring a 178' Double Loop water slide & separate diving well.  Located at 1004 R.J. Hughes Drive.  Parks & Recreation Phone: 701-642-2811; Pool Phone: 701-642-8344
Hours: 1:15 - 4:45 p.m.& 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

NDSCS Swimming Pool
- Indoor swimming pool.  Located at 14th Ave. N.  Call for memberships fees.  Phone: 701-671-2281 

Breckenridge Family Aquatic Center - Featuring a 125'  Double Loop tube water slide & separate Zero entry pool. Sand play area & grass lounge area.  Located at Beede Avenue & 13th Street North.  218-643-4979 (Aquatic Center) or (218) 643-1431 (Breckenridge City Hall)

Swim Team - The Breckenridge Wahpeton Swim Team consists of swimmers age 6-18 who have passed L4 swimming skills.  For more information call Jeremy Remily at 701-642-1251.
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Wahpeton Breckenridge has excellent fishing areas.  The Red River of the North is home to a diverse, quality fishing community.  Researchers have identified more than fifty species of fish in the river.  For North Dakota licensing requirements, maps and general questions please visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department or the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at  Fishing guides are available by calling (MN) 888-646-6367 or (ND) 800-892-6673.  The Wahpeton Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce has pamphlets on fishing available.
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Breckenridge Community Recreation Center
Activities at the Breckenridge Community Recreation Center include video games, air hockey, pool table, table tennis and large screen color TV.  The facilities are handicap accessible.  Private rentals are available.  Located at 521 N 6th Street (Adjacent to the Ice Skating Rink and Sledding Hill). 
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Breckenridge Athletic Complex
The Breckenridge Senior High School Athletic Complex facilities include a running track, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, open grass areas, football fields, restrooms, storage building and a press box.  It is located across the street from the Breckenridge Pool and Park area and adjacent to the Senior High School which is located at 710 N 13th Street.
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Bird Watching
Several habitats can be found in the Breckenridge Area that offers wonderful birding opportunities.  Native tall grass prairie, woodlands, park areas, bogs, large and small lakes and rivers that provide riparian habitat are all found around Breckenridge and the Wilkin County area.  Birds such as waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, terns and migrant sparrows can be found.  The best time to visit is April through May and September through October.  The Water Treatment Ponds are located just north of Breckenridge along Highway 9.  Viewing from the township road is permitted.  For access inside the ponds area, prior permission is required.  Contact the Public Utility manager at 218-643-4681.
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An outdoor range is located on the northeast side of the North Dakota side of the Bois de Sioux Golf Course.  It has set yardage targets on the front range and a 3D course set up on the back range.  Weekly practice sessions are held for adults and youth.  Educational classes also available.  The Three Rivers Archery Club sponsors an annual 3D Shootout in Hankinson.  For more information call Curt Wells at 701-642-9397.
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Tae Kwon Do
The entire family can enjoy taking Tae Kwon Do lessons.  This Korean art form promotes physical fitness, inner strength, acute focus and concentration.  For more information contact the Greenquist Academy at 218-643-8018.
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The Red River of the North's unique winding path, beauty and abundance of wildlife provide endless possibilities for a variety of recreational activities.  The Red River of the North Trail Group is developing the river for use by canoeists.  The group is still working on completing the trail with campgrounds, access sites and maps.  The complete route starts at the Headwaters of the Red River of the North in Breckenridge and flows north 549 miles to Lake Winnipeg in Canada.  Historic Points of Interest along the canoe route include:  Headwaters Park, Fort Abercrombie, Ox Cart Crossings, Brushvale, McCauleyville and Georgetown, to name a few.  For more information, contact the Wahpeton Breckenridge Area Chamber of Commerce at 218-644-8744 or the Wahpeton Parks and Recreation Department at (701) 642-2811 or City of Breckenridge at (218) 643-1431.
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