Fargo Parks Distict
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The staff leadership team of the Fargo Park District is comprised of the directors. The day to day operations are managed by the Executive Director of Parks and Recreation. The district itself is divided into the following departments: Enterprise, Finance, Human Resources, Parks, Recreation, Valley Senior Services and Courts Plus Community Fitness.

Meet the Fargo Park District Directors


dave leker

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Dave is the Executive Director for the Fargo Park District. He has been with the Fargo Park District since 1999, previously serving as the Deputy Director and the Parks Director. Dave graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1989. From 1993 to 1999 Dave worked as Director of Parks and Recreation for the Beulah Park District.

Dave has two boys, Brody and Jace.


carolyn boutain

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As Enterprise Director, Carolyn oversees a department that includes the five Golf Pro Shops, concession stands throughout the District, Courts Plus Community Fitness, Lindenwood Campground, rentals of bikes and kayaks at Lindenwood, and bike rentals at Urban Plains Park. Marketing is also housed in the department and they work with all Park District departments to create communication pieces and promotions for the District.

Carolyn has a BA in Music Industry from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She began her career in 1988 with the Fargo Park District planning the summer events at Trollwood Park and coordinating Santa Village. She became Director of Cultural Activities in 1996 and became Enterprise Director in 2018. She and her husband live in Fargo with their three boys.

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A native of Hoople, ND, Broc has worked for the Fargo Park District since 2021. In his role as Finance Director, Broc oversees the Park District’s Finance, HR and IT teams. 

Broc received his bachelor’s degree from Mayville State University in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Human Resources. Before joining the Fargo Park District team, Broc worked in the public sector in both higher education and K-12 education. He previously served as the Associate VP of Finance & Administration and the Interim VP of Finance & Administration at NDSU. He served as Business Manager for Fargo Public Schools for 8 years at which time he worked very closely as a partner with the Fargo Park District, sharing multiple spaces through joint powers agreements between the School District and the Park District. 

Broc and his wife Karen live in Casselton, ND. Karen teaches middle school Science in West Fargo. They have 2 sons and enjoy attending University of Jamestown football and basketball games in their free time. Broc’s passions in life include fishing, golf, running and family. 

dave bietz

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Dave grew up in Fergus Falls, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota, NDSU and finally finished with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Rasmussen College.

Dave has worked for the Park District since 1991. He started as a seasonal worker working at Edgewood Public Golf Course. Later, he moved to the Park Maintenance Division and has held various positions throughout his career with the Park District in this department.

Dave lives in the community with his wife and two boys. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys camping and outdoor activities, as well as spending quality time with family and friends


kevin boe

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Kevin started working part time at the Fargo Park District in 1990 and after graduating from NDSU in 1991, Kevin was hired full time as the Tennis Director at Courts Plus Community Fitness. He was promoted to the Program Director in 1995 and then moved up to the Director of Courts Plus in 1997. In 2018, Kevin was appointed to the position of Programming & Facilities Director.

Kevin is married to Allyson; she is a 3rd grade teacher in the Moorhead Public Schools. Kevin and Allyson enjoy spending their free time watching sporting events and home projects.


brian arett

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Brian has worked for the Fargo Park District for 40+ years and has been the Valley Senior Services Director since 1989. Under his direction, Valley Senior Services expanded services to rural Cass County and administers services provided to senior citizens in Richland, Traill, Steele, Ransom and Sargent Counties. Brian is a graduate of the National Leadership Institute on Aging, has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Moorhead State University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota.

In 2018, Brian added the role of Fargo Park District Foundation Director to his responsibilities. He is a life-long resident of Moorhead and served for eight years on the Moorhead City Council.