Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Seeks Applicants for Open Seat


The Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners (Board) is seeking applications for an open seat due to the resignation of Commissioner Wayne Munson effective Dec. 31. The individual selected by the Board following an application and interview process will serve as commissioner until June 2024.

City of Bismarck residents aged 18 and older interested in serving on the Board of Park Commissioners are invited to review the application materials. The application deadline is noon on Dec. 14.

The Board will determine final candidates who will be interviewed the week of Jan. 9. The new commissioner will be seated at the Jan. 19 Board meeting.

The role of the Board is to develop and set operational and fiscal policy and direction for the overall operation of the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD), to develop short and long range plans, determine courses of action through annual budget development, identify and address issues of importance to public parks and recreation, oversee and review the development, execution and performance of operations of facilities and programs in the best interest of the resident of BPRD and the consumers.

BPRD owns and manages more than 3,400 acres of park land and more than 80 miles of recreational trails. Its diverse facilities and programs – from horse arenas to hockey rinks, from public art to pollinator gardens, from soccer fields to splash pads – offer recreation opportunities for residents and visitors year-round. BPRD is a Gold Medal Award winning and CAPRA accredited parks and recreation district.

Learn more about applying for the position.

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