Bismarck Named One of 257 “Playful City USA” Communities

  Being able to play is critical to a community’s health, and especially to the health of children. Bismarck, along with 256 other cities and towns across the country, has been named a Playful City USA. The honor comes from …
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Schaumberg Expansion Update

  The plans for adding a second sheet of ice to Schaumberg Arena continue. The Board of Park Commissioners got an update on the project at the May meeting. The timeline is for the project to go to bid on …
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Bismarck Announced as Finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to compete for prestigious honor in the park and recreation industry  Bismarck, ND – May 5, 2016  – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park …
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Our Vision

To be the leader and premier provider of public parks, programs, facilities and leisure services.

Our Mission

Working with the community to provide residents and visitors the highest quality park, program, facility and event experience.

Core Purpose

To provide affordable, accessible, and sustainable public park and recreation services.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork / Cooperation
  • Professionalism
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Honesty / Accountability
  • Respect