july, 2020

wed01jul1:00 amfri31(jul 31)10:00 pmJuly Celebration - Events all Month1:00 am - 10:00 pm (31)

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July Celebration is 35!

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District has been celebrating National Parks and Recreation Month with July Celebration fun for 35 years. YOU are invited to celebrate with us. Attend a special event. Pick out a park you’ve never visited. Look for wildlife. Try a new activity. Just JOIN IN the celebration of the benefits of parks and recreation. Let’s Play!

Click the image to view a printable PDF of the calendar. 

Wednesday, July 1 & 15 • FREE Roller Skate Rink Nights

Capital Ice Complex, Schaumberg Arena, 1504 Wichita Drive

This event brings back the nostalgic roller skating rink experience. Music, prizes and skating games! Grab some friends and bring your roller skates or blades to this free event. Co-sponsored by the BisMan Bombshellz Roller Derby League.

FREE Junior Golf

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:30-11am (thru August 31)
Friday–Sundays after 5pm (thru Labor Day)

Juniors ages 17 & under must tee off from the forward tees on free junior golf mornings. Call courses for tee time. Tuesday mornings and Friday evenings at Riverwood, 222-6462. Tuesday mornings and Sunday evenings at Pebble Creek, 223-3600. Thursdays mornings and Saturday evenings at Tom O’Leary, 222-6531.

Friday, July 3, 10, 17 & 31 • FREE Indoor Ice Skating

VFW Sports Center – Rink 2, 1200 N Washington St

Slip-on those ice skates during the summer and enjoy indoor ice skating. Sorry, no skate rentals available.

Sunday, July 5-31 • FREE Photo Contest

Send us your pictures of summer fun and you could win a prize package from Bismarck Parks and Recreation. Plus – your photo may just show up in one of our publications or online. www.bisparks.org/july-celebration-photo-contest

July 6, 17, 22 & 28 • Community Orchard Day

July 6: 5-6:30pm; July 17: 9-10:30am
July 22: 12-1:30pm; July 28: 9-10:30am
Bismarck Community Orchard

Join us for our first-ever Bismarck Community Seek & Find! Follow the hints along the Clem Kelly walking path and join us at the Orchard for lemonade, cookies, and hopefully ripe raspberries ready for the picking! We will have volunteers and staff available to answer questions and give you a brief tour of the Orchard. Plus, attendees will be entered to win free prizes and giveaways!

July 6, 8, 13, 20, 22, 27, 29 • FREE Roller Skating

VFW Sports Center – Rink 1, 1200 N Washington St

Grab your roller skates or rollerblades and enjoy skating at the rink. Sorry, no roller skate rentals available.

Tuesday, July 7 • FREE Fitness Facility Admission

BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, 1601 Canary Ave

Check out the fitness facility for free today!

Wednesday, July 8-August 12 • FREE Kid’s Summer Stage

Custer Park, 320 E. Custer Park St.

Kids of all ages love this free interactive hour of music and song. Bring a blanket or your own chair. Pack a lunch. A Dakota West Arts Council event showcasing local talent and kids!

Thursday, July 9 • FREE Fitness Facility Admission

Capital Racquet & Fitness Center, 3200 N. 10th St.

Check out the fitness facility for free today!

Thursday, July 9 • Rock the Deck

Hillside Aquatic Complex, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave.

Rock the Deck is a pool party for middle school students. Come enjoy the pool on the night set aside just for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Bring a pal to enjoy open swim, music from Y93, prizes, and a departing treat. Regular admission rates apply.

Friday-Sunday • Summer Twilight Golf Special

Tee Times after 5pm

Special Twilight Rate at Tom O’Leary, Riverwood, and Pebble Creek Golf Courses through Labor Day. For $25, you get a green fee and a cart rental for as many holes as you wish to play until 30 minutes before sunset.

Saturdays, 10am-1pm • BisMarket

Kiwanis Park, 318 S. Washington St.

BisMarket is your neighborhood farmer’s market. High quality, locally produced or made products, along with activities for children, entertainment and educational topics presented throughout the season. www.bismarket.com

Saturday, July 11 • FREE Yoga in the Park

General Sibley Park and Campground, 5001 S. Washington St.

Located at the amphitheater, or in the event of inclement weather at Picnic Shelter #1. Please bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket.

Sunday July 12, 19 & 26 • Aqua Rock Fitness Class

Hillside Aquatic Complex, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave.

This high energy, low impact group fitness class is for everyone. Burn calories while moving to classic rock music at the outdoor pool. Class fee: $4. Class is first come, first served basis.

Tuesday, July 14 • FREE Women’s Golf Clinic

Riverwood Golf Course, 725 Riverwood Dr.

All women are welcome to a free clinic about the golf swing, long game and short game. All levels welcomed.

Tuesday, July 14 • FREE Disc in the Dark

General Sibley Park and Campground, 5001 S. Washington St.

Enjoy a 9-hole glow course filled with colored lights and glowing baskets. Bring a glow-in-the-dark disc or add free LED lights to your disc (while supplies last). No registration needed.

Wednesday, July 15 • FREE Pickleball Social

North Central Tennis Courts, 830 Central Ave.

There will be on-site guidance from our local players and you will get a chance to play as well! Snacks will be provided as well as more information on drop-in play. For more information contact Capital Racquet & Fitness Center, 221-6855.

Wednesday, July 15 • FREE Family Day Riverwalk

Sertoma Park, 300 Riverside Park Road

A free outdoor event along Bismarck’s beautiful Missouri River. Entertainment, food vendors, kid’s activities. Join in the festivities for families. More details at facebook.com/FamilyDayRiverwalk1.

Friday, July 17 • FREE Bat Program

General Sibley Park and Campground, 5001 S. Washington St.

Learn about bats found in North Dakota. Presented by students and researchers from United Tribes Technical College.

Friday, July 17 • FREE Movie in the Park: Free Willy

Starts at sunset, approx. 9pm
McDowell Dam Recreation Area, 1951 93rd St. NE

Hollywood stars will show up in Bismarck’s skies this summer, as Bismarck Parks and Recreation District plans for a movie a month, through September.

Saturday, July 18 • FREE Gateway to Science STEM Spectacular

Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex, 1810 Schafer St.

A STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) free event with hands-on activities for all ages. Check gatewaytoscience.org for more event details. www.gatewaytoscience.org

Monday, July 20 • FREE BPRD Geocache Challenge

It’s like searching for treasure by using Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates that are posted at www.geocaching.com. It’s free. It’s fun. Find all 12 and turn your passport in at the park district for a prize. Passports available online or at the BPRD Administration office, 400 E. Front Ave.

Tuesday, July 21 • FREE McDowell Dam Fun Day

McDowell Dam Recreation Area, 1951 93rd St. NE

Grab a sack lunch or supper and head to McDowell Dam Recreation Area. There will be free use of paddle boats, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and rowboat.

Wednesday, July 22 • FREE swimming at the outdoor pools

Noon-1:45pm and 2:15-4pm
4:30-5:45pm and 6:15-8pm

Enjoy some swim time at Hillside Aquatic Complex (includes waterslide), Elks Aquatic Center and Wachter Aquatic Complex for FREE.

July 22-24 • Tennis in the Parks

Surprises at the tennis courts during tennis in the parks days! Watch BPRD social media for updates on where to find FREE tennis gear and prizes for your family. We will also post virtual challenges for you to complete at home or on the courts with prizes for completion. It’s three days of tennis fun!

Saturday, July 25 • FREE Tent Camping

General Sibley Park and Campground, 5001 S. Washington St.

You’ll enjoy camping, trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters, a disc golf course and river access. No reservations are needed, simply register at the office upon arrival.
For additional information, please call 222-1844.

Monday, July 27 • 50% off Driving Range Balls

Pebble Creek Golf Course, 2525 N. 19th St.

Tuesday, July 28 • FREE Men’s Golf Clinic

Riverwood Golf Course, 725 Riverwood Dr.

All men are welcome to a free clinic about the golf swing, long game and short game. All levels welcomed.

Friday, July 31 • Community Pool Party

Elks Aquatic Center, 321 W. Broadway Ave.

We invite families and friends to join the pool party. This evening swim will include music, prizes, and a departing treat. Regular admission rates apply.



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