Portions of Wachter Trail Closed
MDU is performing utility updates along University Ave. between the street and the Wachter shared use path (along the drainage channel), from Wachter Drive to Bismarck Expressway. The trail in this area is closed until these updates are completed. Trail …
The Pebble Creek Recreational Trail is closed from 19th St. to the Century Ave. bridge.
Wachter Park will be closed until Fall of 2017. Wachter Pool will be open for the summer.
Due to the construction of the new rink at Schaumberg, the current Wachter Park is closed and will be replaced to make way for the new building and parking lot. Don’t worry a brand NEW Wachter park will be coming in …
Comprehensive Plan – Update 2014
2017 Annual Budget Approved 9-8-16
2016 Annual Budget Approved 9-10-15
2014-16 Strategic Plan
2015-17 Strategic Plan
2016-18 Strategic Plan
2017-19 Strategic Plan
2017-19 Strategic Plan Report Card
2018-20 Strategic Plan Approved 4-20-17
Featured Partners (Link to Park Board Presentations)
Awards – Local, State and National (Link to Award Listings)
Matching Grant Program
Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s Matching Grant programs provides matching funds for facility, grounds, and equipment projects. In its 30th year, the program has provided matching funds for 469 projects with total project costs of more than $4.2 million. Applications will be accepted from Bismarck associations, organizations, clubs or individuals interested in matching funds to sponsor a project in a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District facility or park. Matching funds are awarded twice per year. Applications are available at our office. Call 222-6455 for more information. DEADLINES: Annually, February 1 and June 1 at 5pm.
- Matching Grant Summary 1986-2016 (PDF download)
Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners
President of the Board: Wayne Munson
|Term: 2016 – June 2020
This portfolio assignment deals with BPRD finance, budget, human resources, risk management, legal services, strategic planning, auditing, legislation, intergovernmental assistance and marketing. President Munson is appointed to the Bismarck Recreation Council and the Bismarck Community Bowl Authority.
Vice President of the Board: Brian Beattie
Commissioner: Mike Schwartz
|Term: 2016 – June 2020
Shared Portfolio: Operations
This portfolio assignment deals with all of BPRD’s parks, open spaces, land topics, greenways, natural and interpretive areas, forestry, playgrounds, skate parks, disc golf courses, athletic fields and complexes, outdoor rinks, outdoor courts and both paved and off-road trails. Facilities in this portfolio area are General Sibley Park, McDowell Dam, Hoge Island and the Nishu Bowmen Archery Complex as well as BPRD leased properties. Vice President Beattie serves on the Forestry Advisory Committee.
Term: 2014 – June 2018
Commissioner: Julie Jeske
Commissioner: Jason Starck
|Term: 2014 – June 2018
Shared Portfolio: Facilities and Programs
This portfolio assignment deals with adult and youth programming, including all recreational sports, arts, culture, special events and special populations. Facilities in this portfolio include all the BPRD golf courses (Pebble Creek, Tom O’Leary, Riverwood and Fore Seasons Center) and outdoor aquatic centers (Elks, Wachter and Hillside) and the indoor ice arenas (VFW Sports Center and Schaumberg Ice Arena.) Also in this portfolio are the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, Capital Racquet & Fitness Center and the World War Memorial Building and all of the classes and programs related to these BPRD facilities. Commissioner Jeske serves on the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center Advisory Committee.
Term: 2014 – June 2018
Executive Director: Randy Bina
|Randy Bina has been with Bismarck Parks and Recreation District since 1988 and has been in the field of parks and recreation for 38 years. Randy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and his Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of the operations, capital improvements, staffing, maintenance, acquisitions and financial plans of the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District. His responsibilities include providing and maintaining a comprehensive public parks and recreation program in order to provide park and recreation opportunities for the community of Bismarck.
Randy is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.
Randy also has a certification as a Professional in Human Resources.