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2021 Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Year End Review

Parks and recreation plays an essential role in keeping Bismarck active and healthy. As we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, we are grateful for your participation in our parks, trails, facilities and programs and for all the …
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Do You Have Health and Wellness Goals for 2022?

According to a survey by the National Recreation and Park Association, 94 percent of U.S. adults have health and wellness goals for 2022.  Key findings include: Nearly two in three adults have a goal of drinking more water and/or eating …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for Dec. 16, 2021

Meeting Recap for Dec. 16, 2021 Jamy Mills shared information about Fast Trax BMX as a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) featured partner.  Significant work on the track has been accomplished over the last five years, including installation of …
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Give the Gift of Fun

Looking for a fantastic gift for everyone on your list this year? A gift certificate from Bismarck Parks and Recreation offers flexibility and fun. It’s the perfect gift for the golfer who’s looking to play some virtual golf on the …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for Nov. 18, 2021

Meeting Recap for Nov. 18, 2021 Executive Director Molly McLain shared information about Dakota West Arts Council (DWAC) as a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) featured partner.  She highlighted a number of arts in the parks programs offered in …
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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for Oct. 21, 2021

Meeting Recap for Oct. 21, 2021 President Matthew Wilke shared information about the new Bismarck Mandan Pickleball Club as a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) featured partner.  The group organized to grow the sport and provide a unified voice …
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Thank You, Bismarck! A Message from Retiring Executive Director Randy Bina

It has been my sincere privilege to spend four decades in the public parks and recreation field, 34 of those years with Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) and the last 10 as executive director. Being part of a parks …
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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 for Sept. 16, 2021

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.  …
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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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