Category Archives: News


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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Outdoor Pool Closing Schedule

Get all the jumps and splashes and fun in the pool dates scheduled. Bismarck’s three outdoor pools have set their 2020 closing schedule. The Paul H. Wachter Aquatic Complex will close for the season at the end of the session …
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Where Does Your Food Come From?

Children in the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s Activity Center program at Roosevelt School learned about growing food. Using produce provided by the Victory Gardens at the Missouri River Correction Center and the North Dakota State Pen, the kids got …
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Fall Program Registration Information

Registration for all fall programs opens online at 8am on Tuesday, August 4. Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is planning to move forward and offer all of our fall programmings at this time and are encouraging people to register. …
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Board of Park Commissioners Brief 7-16-2020

This was the first full meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners since the June primary election. Kathy Feist, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) Finance Director presented the proposed 2021 budget. The proposed budget is a balanced budget with …
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Bismarck Parks 2019 Highlights

We’re just about ready to greet a new decade, but we have to pause for just a moment to be incredibly grateful for a great 2019. Bismarck Parks and Recreation (BPRD) had another year of developing parks, providing opportunities for …
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Bismarck to Host Men’s Softball Championship in 2021

Bismarck has been selected by USA Softball to host a national softball championship in 2021. USA Softball is the governing body for the US national softball team and oversees more than 150,000 amateur teams nationwide. Championship locations were announced recently …
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Feasibility Study Information

The Feasibility Study for an Indoor Community Recreation Complex Draft Plan Presentation is here for your review.  The final report is scheduled to be presented to the Board of Park Commissioners on Thursday, Dec 19th at 5:15pm. If you have …
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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District recognized with Main Street Award

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today announced Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is being recognized with the 2019 Main Street Livability for All Ages Award for its recent work to improve the quality of life for people of …
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Atkinson Nature Park

  This natural wooded area is now open for use. Even the gravel parking lot, lined with logs, is welcoming and woodsy. This park is located just south of the Walt Neuens Horse Arena, 1909 Riverwood Drive. There is a …
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