Executive Director Search

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) is currently seeking its next Executive Director. Bismarck, the state capital, lies along the banks of the Missouri River in the heart of North Dakota.

BPRD was established in 1927 and is governed by five publicly elected park commissioners. BPRD owns and manages more than 3,400 acres of park land with 70+ miles of recreational trails. Its diverse facilities and programs – from horse arenas to hockey rinks, from public art to pollinator gardens, from soccer fields to splash pads – offer recreation opportunities for residents and visitors year round.

More than 280 partnerships are a cornerstone of BPRD’s park and recreation services. These relationships have leveraged public/private resources, both funding and volunteer time, making possible significantly more offerings to support healthy, active lifestyles for the community than would be possible alone.

The new Executive Director will lead a Gold Medal Award winning and CAPRA accredited parks and recreation district staffed by 66 full-time and more than 950 part-time employees with an annual operating budget of $23.7 million.


Application Deadline: Received by 5pm CT on July 6, 2021, or until filled


Application Submission:

  • Mail: Executive Director Search, PO Box 1695, Bismarck, ND 58502
  • Email: zkslaw@zkslaw.com


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