Category Archives: Shelters


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 for Aug. 19, 2021

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 …
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Clem Kelley Athletic Complex

  517 W. Arbor Ave. The 42 acre Clem Kelley Athletic Complex has 10 ball diamonds, one soccer field, six scoreboards, three tournament shacks, a concessions stand, two restroom buildings, a playground and three shade structures. Men’s, women’s and youth …
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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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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for July 15, 2021

Meeting Recap for July 15, 2021 Ethan Eberle, BPRD recreation specialist, shared information about the upcoming Babe Ruth 13-15 Year Old Midwest Plains Regional Tournament, which will be held July 28-Aug. 1.  Ten teams are scheduled to play during the …
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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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Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners Brief for June 17, 2021

Meeting Recap for June 17, 2021 Mike Wolf, co-director of the Sam McQuade Sr./Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament, shared information about the June 25-27 event.  Recreation Supervisor Spencer Aune highlighted activities offered during July Celebration, a month-long event celebrating National Park …
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2021 July Photo Contest

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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