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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief – 6-17-21

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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July Celebration – Events All Month

Come out and play with Bismarck Parks and Recreation during July Celebration, a whole lot of fun to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month. There’s so much to do, see and experience. Make a commitment to be outside to be …
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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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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.

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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