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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 – 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.  The Board approved the second reading …
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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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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief – Meeting Recap for Aug. 19, 2021

Co-directors Mark Momerak and Josh Askvig shared information about the Bismarck Marathon.  This year, the event has been expanded to three days, running Sept. 16-18.  The focus is encouraging health and wellness and inspiring youth, as well as giving back …
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Klipfel Named Next BPRD Executive Director

The Board of Park Commissioners has selected Kevin Klipfel for the position of executive director of Bismarck Parks and Recreation District effective Oct. 2, following the retirement of Randy Bina. Klipfel is currently the BPRD facilities and programs director. He …
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Grants from Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Support Accessible Kayak Launch and Picnic Tables

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) and Burleigh County Water Resource District (BCWRD) are proud to announce they have each been awarded grants as part of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) 2021 1st  Cycle …
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Bina Receives National Award for Parks and Recreation

Randy Bina, executive director of Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, was recently selected to receive a National Distinguished Professional Award by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The award will be presented during the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference in …
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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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