Category Archives: News


Pool Closing Schedule

  Bismarck’s three outdoor pools will have a gradual closing schedule. Wachter Aquatic Complex, 205 Reno Ave., will close at the end of the swim session on Friday, August 11. Road Construction  Wachter Aquatic Complex: Reno and S. 3rd St …
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Upgrades to Wachter Park

  The construction at Wachter Park is coming along nicely. The park is being shifted and renovated due to the construction at the Capital Ice Complex. Check out the photos and the park map. We’ll let you know when it’s …
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What’s the Name of that Park?

  The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) Board of Park Commissioners chose the name for a new neighborhood park. The park name is Horizon Park, and is located at 4800 Durango Drive, near the Horizon Middle School and Horizon …
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Updates on Ice – VFW Sports Center and Capital Ice Complex

  Here’s what’s happening with the new compressor system at the VFW Sports Center and with the construction of an additional sheet of ice, Wachter Arena, at the Capital Ice Complex. This report was shared on July 20 with the Board …
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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Receives Partnership Building Award

  BISMARCK – Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) received the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (NDANO) Partnership Building Award June 1 during the Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Fargo. The Partnership Building Award is given to an organization that …
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Park District Video

  Hello, month of June. School is out. (Congrats, grads!) Summer programs begin June 5-6. (Can’t wait to meet you!) Bismarck Parks and Recreation District celebrates all our community has to offer, and the recent announcement that your park district …
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A New Park and a New Playground

  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District will officially dedicate a new park and open a renovated playground, both on Tuesday, May 23. The public is invited to attend both events. Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 am South Meadows Park, 101 …
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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Named Gold Medal Finalist

  The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) as a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards …
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Open Fires Banned on Oahe WMA

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning this spring on property managed south of Bismarck and Mandan, as a means to reduce potential for wildfires on a heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River. Bill …
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Capital Ice Complex Construction Update

  The upgrades to Schaumberg Arena and construction of Wachter Arena continue at the Capital Ice Complex. Here are some photos to show the progress that is being made.   Locker rooms will be on the ground floor. What you …
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