Eddy County, North Dakota, has a population of 2,368. It counts nearly 650 square miles and contains the communities of New Rockford (county seat) and Sheyenne, as well as the townships of Cherry Lake, Bush, Columbia, Eddy, Colvin, Gates, Freeborn, Grandfield, Munster, Hillsdale, Lake Washington, Paradise, Rosefield, Pleasant Prairie, Sheldon, Tiffany, and Superior. Edyy County’s official newspaper is the New Rockford Transcript.
New Rockford Park Facilities
New Rockford houses several beautiful park facilities and lush green spaces, with sports facilities and new playground equipment. Check out Buchli Walking Bridge across the beautiful James River and New Rockford’s centrally located Centennial Park and gazebo. The community boasts a renovated swimming pool and the Brown Memorial Auditorium, which includes a stage, a youth center, a gymnasium, kitchen, and a meeting area that can be rented.
Archie & Jessie Campbell Memorial Park is a spacious environment located at the New Rockford’s north edge along the scenic James River. The park includes tennis and basketball courts, a heated swimming pool, softball diamonds, a disc golf course, picnic areas, a children’s play area, and overnight camping facilities.
Centennial Park is located in downtown New Rockford and this is the location where quite a few events are held throughout the year, including Lifesavers in the Park and the holiday lighting of the Gazebo. Centennial Park is also referred to as “Gazebo Park” and it is a great location for intimate weddings and other celebrations.
Currently, the New Rockford Park Board is working hard to repurpose the Archie & Jessie Campbell Memorial Park’s sports facilities recreation and softball. The park will offer a picnic space, an updated field for outdoor sports, as well as support facilities and a concession stand. It is the park’s purpose to offer an adequate playing space for both children and adults. Additionally, the park aims to be a perfect space for outdoor recreation sports and to provide a functional space for tournaments and events for the town itself and the surrounding communities. The town’s Park Board has already allocated funding and is in the process of seeking additional funding to complete the interesting project.
Ice Skating Rink
During the winter months, the New Rockford Park District is also operating an ice skating rink and warming house. Of course it depends on the weather, but usually, during the winter months, the skating rink is open from Monday to Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. The skating rink is located on 3rd Ave N and 11th St (just north of the 4th Corp Building).
Camping, Hunting, and Fishing
The area around New Rockford is situated in the central waterfowl flyway, and this promises some of the finest hunting areas in North Dakota. The town’s surrounding area is home to many deer and upland game, and the area’s lakes and rivers are teeming with fish. Devils Lake, the James and Sheyenne Rivers, and Warsing Dam are just some the best fishing spots that are found in the New Rockford region. For golf options, click here.
For supplies and resources, you can go to
– Do-it-Best Hardware Pro Shop (fishing and hunting gear) – 701-947-5155
– M & M Bait Shop – 701-302-0230
– Eddy County Rod & Gun Club – 701-947-2159