Contact Us

BPRD Administrative Office
400 E. Front Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

Phone: (701) 222-6455
(701) 221-6838
Email: (please do not email shelter reservations)
: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. from Monday – Friday

Inclusion Statement

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is committed to making all of our programs, facilities, services, and activities accessible to everyone. If you feel that you or your child may require auxiliary aid or special modifications to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. We will work with you in order to make reasonable modifications. If you have questions or accessibility concerns or suggestions for improvement, please contact us.

Gift Certificates

Consider a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District gift certificate for recreation programs, programs, equipment use, shelter reservations and facility use. They can be purchased at the BPRD Administrative Office, BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, Capital Racquet & Fitness Center, Fore Seasons Center, and golf courses.


Bismarck Parks and Recreation District takes photographs/video footage of people enjoying our programs, events, parks and facilities. These photographs/video footage are used for Park District informational and promotional purposes. The photographs/video footage are used at the discretion of the Park District and become the sole property of the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District.

Social Media Terms of Use

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) utilizes social media to share information regarding park district business with the general public. In an effort to promote appropriate information exchange with community members, BPRD welcomes and encourages posts and comments that are related to specific content posted on the social media accounts.

Terms of Use

When engaging with BPRD through social media, the user agrees and consents to the following terms.

User will not post or message:

  • Language encouraging breaking any law or encouraging a breach of the peace or public order.
  • Graphic, obscene or explicit comments or submissions.
  • Language that is threatening or that suggests or encourages illegal activity.
  • Profile pictures or avatars, usernames or email addresses that violate the terms of use.
  • Solicitations or advertisements.
  • Content in violation of NDCC Chapter 16.1-10-02, which prohibits the use of state or political subdivision services or property for political purposes.
  • Information intended to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Content that reveals personal, medical or financial information of any individual that is not otherwise part of the public record.

Additional Information:

  • Content should be related to the subject matter.
  • Participation is at the user’s risk.
  • Take personal responsibility for comments.
  • All comments or direct messages are subject to the open records law.
  • The appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of BPRD.
  • Social media sites not specifically established in accordance with the BPRD Social Media Procedure are not representations of BPRD.
  • Unauthorized use of the BPRD logo or any facility logo is a violation of law.
  • BPRD is not responsible for any content posted to unauthorized sites.

First violation of the Terms of Use may result in the message(s) being removed. If inappropriate content is posted a second time, an administrator will block the user from posting to the site. This forum is not monitored at all times. Do NOT use this forum to report emergency situations or time-sensitive issues.

BPRD Staff

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Directors Kevin Klipfel, Executive Director
Mike Wald, Facilities and Programs Director
David Mayer, Operations Director
Kathy Feist, Finance Director
Administration Division Julie Fornshell, Administrative Services Manager
Dana Schaar Jahner, Community Relations Manager
Nick Miller, Accountant
Landa Boyd, Account Technician
Ashley Busch, Marketing Specialist
Tana Oswald, Receptionist/Customer Service Representative
Facilities and Programs Division RaNae Jochim, Recreation Manager
Ryan Geerdes, Facilities Manager
Tim Doppler, Golf Operations Manager
Dylan Thiem, Facilities Manager
Jeremy Dykstra, Facility Specialist
Matt Guenther, Facility Specialist
Drew Lenertz, Facility Specialist
Scott Nustad, Facility Specialist
Cindy Gums, Recreation Specialist
Ethan Eberle, Recreation Specialist
Brandon Wilkens, Facility Specialist
Adam Chaussee, Facility Specialist
Linsay Berg, Fitness/Wellness Specialist
Jahna Gardiner, Aquatic Specialist
Spencer Aune, Recreation Specialist
Dan Sedevie, Operations Superintendent
Michael Schaaf, Golf Course Superintendent
Brad Schulz, Golf Course Superintendent
Mac Weigel, Golf Course Superintendent
Rod Morasch, Head Tennis Professional
Maintenance and Operations Staff Brandon Ripplinger, Pat Gilhooly, Rick Schuler, Tim Thiel, Travis Bergan, Christopher Pate, Jordan Kainz, Brandon Rittenbach
Operations Division Mike Sullivan, Park Operations Manager
Riley Merkel, Sport Complexes Manager
Colin Bales, Operations Superintendent
Steve Gerding, Facility Specialist
Jeff Oster, Facility Specialist
Martha Willand, Facility Specialist
Bonnie Lahr, Office Coordinator
Lynn Morgenson, Landscape Specialist
David Robinson, McDowell Dam Supervisor
Maintenance and Operations Staff Adam Keller, Cory Lang, Jace Carroll, Jamie Bosch, Joey LaFave, Pat Miller, Rich Hetzler, Ryan Miller, Tim Nelson, Troy Fink, Jacob Bakken, Jerad Haadem, Brad Matzke, Emmy Videen, Josh Becker, Chad Boehm, Mike Renner
Full-Time Seasonal Wendy Anderson-Berg, Park Planner
  Jenna Nieters, Local Foods Coordinator