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BPRD Hosting Plan Presentation for Indoor Community Recreation Complex

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) has scheduled a draft Plan Presentation on Wednesday, November 20 to present updated plans for a proposed Indoor Community Recreation Complex in Bismarck. A recreation complex was identified as a community priority during the …
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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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Open Gym Program Ready to Start

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is offering an Open Gym Program for youth and adults to use neighborhood gymnasiums on Saturdays and Sundays in a supervised, free play environment. The Open Gym program starts the weekend of Nov. 2-3 …
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Counting Down The Golfing Days

Riverwood Golf Course and driving range are closed for the season due to flooding issues. Riverwood season pass golfers may play with their passes for the remaining days at Tom O’Leary and Pebble Creek Golf Courses. Tom O’Leary Golf Course …
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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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Fitness Trail in Kiwanis Park

  Now you can do some shoulder presses and some triceps dips when you visit Kiwanis Park, 318 S. Washington St. A fitness trail along the perimeter of the park has been added, along with fitness equipment. Soon to be …
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Grant Monies Provide Accessible Tables

Fourteen more accessible picnic tables have been installed throughout Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s (BPRD’s) parks with the help of grant funds. Just under $12,000 was received from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center’s Quality of …
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Parks Impact Mental Health

Creating public spaces, outreach and activities play a role in helping people affected by mental illness. Read more on how parks and recreation impact mental health. #NRPAConference: How parks and rec can take the lead on mental health  

Survey Shows Parks and Recreation’s Positive Community Impact

Read more about how parks are viewed as an important local government service, how important it is to protect natural resources and how parks impact where people live. Yay, parks! Gauging People’s Enjoyment of the Outdoors

Cottonwood Softball Expansion Project

Progress Continues on Eight Softball Fields – August 20, 2019 Work continues on the expansion of Cottonwood Park. The construction of four adult softball fields and four fields for a youth fastpitch complex is moving along. The expansion also includes …
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