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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief

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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Community-wide Survey on Parks and Recreation District Facilities Needs Coming Soon

Bismarck Residents Asked to Provide Feedback  The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) Board of Park Commissioners is reaching out to all Bismarck residents in the coming weeks to gather input regarding future recreation facility needs. A survey, which will …
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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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2020 In the Rearview Mirror

What a year! Despite the many challenges that our community faced together, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) worked very hard to provide recreational opportunities, great parks and sports complexes, trails, playgrounds and safe facilities. Many of our programs, facilities …
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Ducks Unlimited one step closer to creating Bismarck park

Short Hikes for Cool Days

Discover small trails for the small ones in your home. Bismarck Parks and Recreation District has several not-so-big trails located within parks that are perfect for those with not-so-long legs. Here are some options for short hikes on cooler, winter …
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Meet Bismarck’s Newest Park

Welcome to the family, Elk Ridge Park. Elk Ridge Park, 3620 Cogburn Rd. in northwest Bismarck, was created and built using the City of Bismarck’s Neighborhood Parks and Open Space Policy. This policy provides for parks and open spaces within …
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We Blitzed Our Community

What a buzz! Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) joined 57 other park agencies across the country and hosted a Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz September 20-30. What’s that? BPRD asked folks to safely explore parks and open spaces to take …
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AARP Outdoor Fitness Park Organized by FitLot is Open

A new outdoor fitness space located at Jaycee Centennial Park, 321 E. Century Ave. is now complete, open and ready for all ages and abilities. AARP has teamed up with the non-profit FitLot to bring an outdoor fitness space to …
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Elk Ridge Park – Coming late fall 2020

Elk Ridge Park, located near the Promontory Point area of north Bismarck, 3620 Cogburn Rd., was developed as part of the Neighborhood Park and Open Space Policy. The park will include a playground, parking lot, an open play area, six …
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