Category Archives: News


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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Bismarck’s Newest Park Unveiled

  Bismarck’s newest neighborhood was unveiled Thursday, June 2. Welcome, Southland Park, 304 Santa Fe Ave., just west of the existing Cottonwood Park along S. Washington St. The newest park to Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s (BPRD’s) park system was …
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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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Pollinator Planters

Thank you to the Lewis and Clark Wildlife Club, Girl Scout Brownie Troop #83037 and Boy Scout Troop 89 for their work in planting the Pollinator Garden plants at the Johnny Gisi Memorial Park. We appreciate their help in creating …
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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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Bismarck Mandan is a Bicycle Friendly Community

  Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary and Mandan Mayor Arlyn Van Beek announced the naming of Bismarck-Mandan as a Bicycle Friendly Community today. Both mayors noted that May is National Bike Month. Click here for a listing of all biking events …
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