Category Archives: News


We put a pencil to it….

  Did you know Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) properties provided zoo, museum and concert experiences to nearly 280,000 visitors in 2016?  And that 16 state, regional, or national championships and 33 trail events engaged approximately 30,000 participants? The …
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Happy First Day of Spring!

  It’s really here, and that means registration for spring and summer programs is just a few weeks away. Browse the website now to think about all the options like golf, soccer, tennis, baseball and swimming. And parks. And  trails. …
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National Special Olympics Championship coming to Bismarck

  More than 450 athletes, comprising 32 Traditional and Unified Sports teams (people with and without intellectual disability competing together, on the same team) from across the United States and Canada will converge on Bismarck for the 2017 Special Olympics …
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Capital Ice Complex

The Capital Ice Complex continues to appear before our eyes. Progress on the construction of the new Wachter Arena and upgrades to the existing Schaumberg Arena is coming along nicely, even through the winter months. Steel is going up. Stadium …
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Nishu Bowmen Indoor Archery Range Expansion

Members of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District staff and commissioners, Nishu Bowmen Archery Club members, ND Game & Fish staff and archery enthusiasts cut the ribbon to celebrate the expansion of the Nishu Bowmen Indoor Archery …
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Bismarck Parks Year Review – Thanks for a great 2016

  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District had a great year, thanks to a supportive community and all of our valued partners. We all appreciate your use of our parks, programs and facilities. Thank you. This short video is just a …
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New Neighborhood Park is Open

  The newest park in Bismarck is open and ready for play. Normandy Park, located at 3924 Normandy St. in northwest Bismarck, features a construction-themed playground, shelter, 1/3 mile loop trail and open space. Bismarck Parks and Recreation District owned …
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BPRD wins state-wide award

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District received the 2016 Innovative Programming Award from the ND Recreation and Park Association at the group’s annual conference held recently in Willison. The award was for BPRD’s Park Passport. Park Passport encouraged participants to get …
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Let the Construction Begin

A ground breaking ceremony took place on Monday, Sept 12 for the construction of the Capital Ice Complex, featuring the existing Schaumberg Arena, and the brand new sheet of ice, Wachter Arena. The complex and new arena names were announced …
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Announcing the launch of Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s feature video.

Check out the many sights and sounds, people and parks, fun and facilities, memories and moments right here in Bismarck. It’s hard to put ALL the community impact and the power of parks in one video, but this is a …
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