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Outdoor Pools Open Monday – Safety Protocols and New Hours

Bismarck’s outdoor pools are set to open on Monday, June 1. There will be ND Smart Restart capacities in place, along with safety protocols and new pool hours. Protocols could fluctuate throughout the summer in accordance with the CDC and …
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Proposed Indoor Community Recreation Complex

Bismarck residents will have a question on the June 9 ballot to increase city sales tax by one-half cent to fund construction of a indoor community recreation complex. The one half-cent sales tax will sunset (that is stop) when the …
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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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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