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Elk Ridge Park Shelter

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 – 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.  The Board approved the second reading …
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A section on the east side of the McDowell Dam Nature Loop Trail is closed for trail maintenance until further notice.

Sons of Norway Park

1502 E. Bismarck Expressway This park has a good combination of “I want to just read a book” green space, combined with “Let’s play tennis or volleyball or horseshoes.” This park has two picnic shelters, a skate park and a …
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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 – 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 youth, as well as giving back …
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Clem Kelley Athletic Complex

  517 W. Arbor Ave. The 42 acre Clem Kelly Athletic Complex has 10 ball diamonds, one soccer field, six scoreboards, three tournament shacks, a concessions stand, two restroom buildings, a playground and three shade structures. Men’s, women’s and youth …
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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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The Gateway Pond Trail, north of Menards, is closed for trail maintenance until further notice.

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