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South Meadows

  101 Nina Lane This park is located on S. Washington Street, just south of Burleigh Avenue, in south Bismarck. The park will include a playground, a loop trail, an open play space, a small parking lot and a basketball …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for Oct. 21, 2021

Meeting Recap for Oct. 21, 2021 President Matthew Wilke shared information about the new Bismarck Mandan Pickleball Club as a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) featured partner.  The group organized to grow the sport and provide a unified voice …
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Thank You, Bismarck! A Message from Retiring Executive Director Randy Bina

It has been my sincere privilege to spend four decades in the public parks and recreation field, 34 of those years with Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) and the last 10 as executive director. Being part of a parks …
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Bismarck Recipients Recognized with State Parks and Recreation Awards

The North Dakota Recreation & Park Association held its annual Awards Banquet in Bismarck on Sept. 14.  Local award recipients included: The Cottonwood Park Expansion by Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) received the Golden Egg Award, which recognizes outstanding …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for Sept. 16, 2021

Meeting Recap for Sept. 16, 2021 Kathy Feist, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) finance director, reviewed the 2022 Operating Budget.  The Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners held its public hearing on the budget, but no public comment was provided.  …
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BPRD Postpones Fall Session 1 Swim Lessons

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is postponing the first session of fall swim lessons scheduled for Sept. 6 through Oct. 6 at BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center due to limited staff. BPRD has immediate part-time openings for swim instructors …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for Aug. 19, 2021

Meeting Recap for Aug. 19, 2021 Co-directors Mark Momerak and Josh Askvig shared information about the Bismarck Marathon.  This year, the event has been expanded to three days, running Sept. 16-18.  The focus is encouraging health and wellness and inspiring …
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Klipfel Named Next BPRD Executive Director

The Board of Park Commissioners has selected Kevin Klipfel for the position of executive director of Bismarck Parks and Recreation District effective Oct. 2, following the retirement of Randy Bina. Klipfel is currently the BPRD facilities and programs director. He …
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Grants from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Support Accessible Kayak Launch and Picnic Tables

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) and Burleigh County Water Resource District (BCWRD) are proud to announce they have each been awarded grants as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) 2021 1st  Cycle …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for July 15, 2021

Meeting Recap for July 15, 2021 Ethan Eberle, BPRD recreation specialist, shared information about the upcoming Babe Ruth 13-15 Year Old Midwest Plains Regional Tournament, which will be held July 28-Aug. 1.  Ten teams are scheduled to play during the …
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