Category Archives: News


Sharing the Gold Medal News

  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s (BPRD’s) Gold Medal is on tour. The medal made a stop at the Burleigh County Park Board and Burleigh County Commission meetings. BPRD received the Gold Medal for excellence in park and recreation management. …
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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Wins Gold Medal Award

  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) has been honored with the highest and most prestigious award attainable by a park and recreation agency; the 2017 Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. BPRD was named one …
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Gardiner Honored as Outstanding Young Professional

  Jahna Gardiner, Aquatics Specialist for Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD), received the ND Recreation and Park Association’s (NDRPA) Outstanding Young Professional Award at the group’s state conference held recently in Mandan. This award honors professional members of NDRPA …
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Wachter Park

  It’s getting closer! Work on Wachter Park continues. Sidewalk connections to the new playgrounds are in. The “spider leg” looking structures will be covered in fabric so that you can have some protection from the sun when you’re playing …
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A New Sign Sails On

  The Sons of Norway received a Matching Grant from Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to purchase a new sign for the Sons of Norway Park. The new sign was recently unveiled. It’s a beauty! Thanks for the partnership, Sons …
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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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