The Rough Rider Center is a world class facility designed to enhance the quality of life in McKenzie County and serve the needs of the local community, region and state with athletic facilities, meeting and convention spaces and related services.
The 268,000 sq. ft. multipurpose facility provides numerous spaces for athletic programs, sporting events, meetings, conventions, expos, entertainment and special events, educational opportunities and workforce development.
The Rough Rider Center is owned by the city of Watford City and managed and operated by the Watford City Parks & Recreation department. WC Parks & Rec partners with other organizations to utilize the facility and deliver a comprehensive array of programs including McKenzie County Tourism, McKenzie County Job Development Authority and a number of major user groups such as the local school district, hockey club, figure skating club, gymnastics club and others.
Our mission is to operate a world-class facility designed to enhance the quality of life in McKenzie County and serve the needs of local community, the region and the state with athletic facilities, meeting and convention spaces and related services.
Our vision is to continue to grow the capabilities and role of the Rough Rider Center as the community and region continue to grow through a process of continuous improvement and development of our people and resources.