It is Ranked #2 in the City of Fertile!
JD Mason Park hosts a variety of recreational activities for family events. New this summer is the splash pad which operates from 10 am to 10 pm 7 days a week. In addition to the splash pad, the park also has a nature play space area, basketball court, and is half a block away from the school playground.
It is Ranked #3 in the city of Fertile!
The Sandhill River Golf Course is a unique par 36 course set on the banks of the Sandhill River near Fertile, MN. The 9-hole public course has become popular for it's scenic views and beautiful landscaping. Sandhill River Golf Course is known for it's signature Hole #4. Golfers tee off 50 feet above the fairway and have to place their shot between the river and the woods. The course is unique in that golfers have a good chance of golfing an entire round without interference from golfers on other holes. A tarred cart path weaves around the whole course allowing golfers to golf in almost any weather condition. Schedule your tee time today!
It is Ranked #4 in the City of Fertile!
Kayaking is growing increasingly popular on the upper reaches of the Sand Hill River. Many paddlers start on Polk County # 1 just east of Fertile and end at the Nature Center for a nice 3.25 mile paddle trip. Of course, adventurous paddlers continue their stretch ending at the West Mill Site.
Don't have a kayak? You can contact the City office at 218-945-3136 during business hours (8 AM - 5PM M-F) for rental information.
It is Ranked #5 in the City of Fertile!
Bergeson Nursery is well known for its hearty flower gardens and beautiful scenery to the local folk and many people come as far from 150 miles every year to tour the gardens, attend a seminar, enjoy live music, and take in the refreshments.
It is Ranked #6 in the City of Fertile!
At Strem Field, there's a scoreboard, but no loser. There are teams, but no opponents. There's a crowd, but no jeers.
There's baseball, but there's so much more.
It is Ranked #7 in the City of Fertile!
Dig out your spurs and wear your cowboys hats for a trip back in time to the wild, wild west! St. Joseph's has paid close attention to detail to bring you an experience that your family will talk about and look forward to year after year. With hay rides, great food provided by the local flavor of Erickson's Smokehouse, live and silent auctions and a barn dance to boot, you'll kick back your heals and enjoy this kick off to fall! The Hoe Down is held the weeekend after Labor day each fall at the Industrial Building located in the Polk County Fair grounds.
It is Ranked #8 in the City of Fertile
In January of 2005, an informal group gathered at the Fertile American Legion Club to discuss the building of a Veterans Memorial. Discussions of a memorial had happened as early as 1918.
In 1946, a committee was formed but couldn't agree whether to put up a park, a pool, or a monument. Amongst those who volunteered for the project in 2006 were Troy Erickson, Keith Bolstad, Paul Reese, Donovan Wright, Wayne Thorson, Paul Gredvig, Norma Erickson, Robert Norland, Marilyn Ness, Ginny Strem, Eric Bergeson, Carole Larson and Chuck Vind.
Troy Erickson, an engineer with Industrial Builders of Fargo, designed a beautiful plaza. It was placed on land donated by Al and Laura Pierson and Dan and Rochelle Bauer.
To raise money, donors were encouraged to sponsor various aspects of the memorial. Gifts of all sizes poured in. Over 300 separate people donated. In kind donations of labor and machinery helped speed the construction.
Today, the Fertile Area Veterans Memorial Plaza stands as a tribute to area veterans. It is regarded as one of the most innovative and beautiful such monuments in Minnesota. Improvements and additions continue.