Category Archives: News


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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Zonta Park Improvements

Thank you to the Optimist Club of Bismarck for the $5,000 Impact Grant. The grant will be used to make improvements at Zonta Park. There will be an interpretive trail in the park with “play nodes” along the trail. Pictured …
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World Series Game Schedule Announced – Bismarck plays China after Opening Ceremonies

The tournament schedule has been set as Bismarck prepares to host the top 13-15-year-old baseball talent in the country to Municipal Ballpark, Home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, for the 2019 13-15-year old Babe Ruth World Series. The …
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No Hitting Allowed – Exciting News

The indoor driving range and the batting cages at the Fore Seasons Center will be closed starting Friday, June 14 until further notice to prepare for NEW TURF and a NEW DOME roof. Please note that the Pebble Creek Golf …
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Splash Pad Opens

Bismarck’s new splash pad opened Monday, June 3 at 10 am. The splash pad, located in New Generations Park, 1021 Mustang Drive, will be open daily, weather permitting, from 10am to 8pm. The western themed sprayground features will activate with …
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