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Bina Receives National Award for Parks and Recreation

Randy Bina, executive director of Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, was recently selected to receive a National Distinguished Professional Award by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The award will be presented during the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for June 17, 2021

Meeting Recap for June 17, 2021 Mike Wolf, co-director of the Sam McQuade Sr./Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament, shared information about the June 25-27 event.  Recreation Supervisor Spencer Aune highlighted activities offered during July Celebration, a month-long event celebrating National Park …
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2021 July Photo Contest

2021 Community Survey Results: Bismarck’s Indoor Recreation Needs

The Board of Park Commissioners initiated a community survey after Bismarck residents turned down a sales tax measure for a community recreation complex in 2020. The Board hired Community Perceptions to administer the survey, which was distributed in April 2021, …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for May 20, 2021

  Meeting Recap for May 20, 2021 Don Moseman and Kristen Wilson, North Dakota Safety Council, presented Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) with the Workplace Safety Merit Award. Eric Lindstrom, Ducks Unlimited (DU) managing director of development, provided an …
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Bina Announces Retirement from Bismarck Parks and Recreation District

Randy Bina, executive director of the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD), will retire Oct. 1. His service to the public parks and recreation field spans four decades and includes almost 34 years with BPRD, the last 10 years as …
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Arbor Day 2021

The Bismarck community celebrated Arbor Day on May 7 at Heritage Park in northwest Bismarck. Liberty Elementary School fourth graders sang songs, shared readings, performed a skit and told jokes about trees to commemorate the event. Chad Moldenhauer, Heritage Development, …
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BPRD Featured in ND Insurance Reserve Fund Magazine

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s work with partners and focus on risk management and safety are highlighted in the Member Feature in the Spring 2021 edition of the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund’s The Participator. Read the article.

Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for April 15, 2021

Meeting Recap for April 15, 2021 The Board heard an annual update from Deputy Chief Randy Ziegler, Bismarck Police Department. He provided information on current community challenges and discussed the important partnership between the department and Bismarck Parks and Recreation …
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Tom O’Leary Tennis Courts Parking Lot Closed

Great news: Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, with supporting funds from the Bismarck-Mandan Tennis Association. St. Mary’s Central High School Booster Club and Bismarck Public Schools, is building a restroom/tournament building just north of the Tom O’Leary Tennis Courts. The …
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