Category Archives: News


Gardiner Honored as Outstanding Young Professional

  Jahna Gardiner, Aquatics Specialist for Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD), received the ND Recreation and Park Association’s (NDRPA) Outstanding Young Professional Award at the group’s state conference held recently in Mandan. This award honors professional members of NDRPA …
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A New Sign Sails On

  The Sons of Norway received a Matching Grant from Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to purchase a new sign for the Sons of Norway Park. The new sign was recently unveiled. It’s a beauty! Thanks for the partnership, Sons …
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What’s the Name of that Park?

  The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) Board of Park Commissioners chose the name for a new neighborhood park. The park name is Horizon Park, and is located at 4800 Durango Drive, near the Horizon Middle School and Horizon …
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Updates on Ice – VFW Sports Center and Capital Ice Complex

  Here’s what’s happening with the new compressor system at the VFW Sports Center and with the construction of an additional sheet of ice, Wachter Arena, at the Capital Ice Complex. This report was shared on July 20 with the Board …
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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Receives Partnership Building Award

  BISMARCK – Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) received the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ (NDANO) Partnership Building Award June 1 during the Nonprofit Leadership Conference in Fargo. The Partnership Building Award is given to an organization that …
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Park District Video

  Hello, month of June. School is out. (Congrats, grads!) Summer programs begin June 5-6. (Can’t wait to meet you!) Bismarck Parks and Recreation District celebrates all our community has to offer, and the recent announcement that your park district …
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A New Park and a New Playground

  Bismarck Parks and Recreation District will officially dedicate a new park and open a renovated playground, both on Tuesday, May 23. The public is invited to attend both events. Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 am South Meadows Park, 101 …
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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Named Gold Medal Finalist

  The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) as a finalist for the 2017 National Gold Medal Awards …
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Open Fires Banned on Oahe WMA

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning this spring on property managed south of Bismarck and Mandan, as a means to reduce potential for wildfires on a heavily wooded recreation area along the Missouri River. Bill …
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Capital Ice Complex Construction Update

  The upgrades to Schaumberg Arena and construction of Wachter Arena continue at the Capital Ice Complex. Here are some photos to show the progress that is being made.   Locker rooms will be on the ground floor. What you …
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