Contact Us


BPRD Administrative Office
400 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

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

Inclusion Statement

The 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 accommodations to participate, please let us know at the time of registration. We will work with you in order to make reasonable accommodations. 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, Capital Racquet & Fitness Center and golf courses.


The 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.

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Staff

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Directors Kevin Klipfel, Executive Director
David Mayer, Operations Director
Kathy Feist, Finance Director
Administration Division Julie Fornshell, Administrative Services Manager
Dana Schaar Jahner, Community Relations Manager
Robin Richter, Accounting Specialist
Nick Miller, Accountant
Landa Boyd, Account Technician
Rena Mehlhoff, 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
Mike Wald, Facilities Manager
Jeremy Dykstra, Facility Specialist
Katrina Hanenberg, Facility Specialist
Dylan Thiem, Facility Specialist
Cindy Gums, Recreation Specialist
Ethan Eberle, Recreation Specialist
Brandon Wilkens, Facility Specialist
Linsay Berg, Fitness/Wellness Specialist
Jahna Gardiner, Aquatic Specialist
Brent Weber, Facility Specialist
Spencer Aune, Recreation Supervisor
Dave Seefried, Facility Supervisor
Cole Carroll, Facility Supervisor
Dan Sedevie, Operations Superintendent
Mike Page, Golf Course Superintendent
Brad Schulz, Golf Course Superintendent
Mac Weigel, Golf Course Superintendent
Rod Morasch, Head Tennis Professional
Maintenance and Operations Staff Brandon Ripplinger, David Page, Kent Tardif,
Michael Schaff, Pat Gilhooly, Rick Schuler,
Tim Thiel
Operations Division Riley Merkel, Sport Complexes Manager
Tony Schmitt, Park Operations Manager
Rod Knutson, Operations Superintendent
Steve Gerding, Facility Specialist
Colin Bales, 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, Mike Roth, Pat Miller, Rich Hetzler, Ryan Miller, Steve Pulkrabek,
Tim Nelson, Troy Fink, Jacob Bakken, Jerad Haadem, Brad Matzke
Full-Time Seasonal Wendy Anderson-Berg, Park Planner
  Claire Lowstuter, Local Foods Coordinator