Park & Shelter Information

Park System

The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) owns and manages more than 3,400 acres of park land. Our parks are open year-round; however, some facilities are operated on a seasonal basis.

Park Hours

Park hours vary depending upon location. Please check for posted signage regarding hours. Restrooms are scheduled to open May 1 and close October 1. This may change due to the weather.

Shelter and Community Room Reservations

Outdoor Shelter Reservations

The park district has many parks with picnic shelters, the majority of which can be reserved. Amenities at each shelter vary. Please call 701-222-6455 for more information.

Indoor Community Room Reservations

The Farwest Rotary Community Center, Hillside Aquatic Complex Community Room, Lions Park Community Center, Jaycee Leadership Hall, Joann Hetzel Memorial 4-H Building and Sertoma Club Community Center are multi-use, indoor buildings that are open year-round and heated. All indoor community rooms are air conditioned, except for the Joann Hetzel Memorial 4-H Building.

BPRD staff open these buildings in advance of your reservation. Keys are not provided. There are directions on how to lock up the building on-site.

Full Day
Half Day
8am–3pm or 4–11pm
Outdoor Park Shelters $50 $35
*General Sibley Park and McDowell Dam Recreation Area closes at sunset.
Full Day
Half Day
8am–3pm or 4–11pm
General Sibley Park Amphitheater, 5001 S. Washington St. $40 $30
   – For-profit rentals $80 $60
Custer Park Stage, 320 E. Custer Park St. $35 $25
   – For-profit rentals $70 $50
Sleepy Hollow Shelter, 2899 E. Divide Ave. $80 $60
Indoor Community Rooms
Hillside Aquatic Complex – Community Room, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave., Lions Park $225 $175
   – For-profit rentals $450 $350
Lions Park Community Center, 1001 N. 17th St.

Available April 1 through May 31 and from August 7 through November 30.

$60 n/a
   – For-profit rentals $120 n/a
Farwest Rotary Community Center, 1021 Mustang Dr., New Generations Park $130 $80
Jaycee Leadership Hall, 321 E. Century Ave. $130 $80
Sertoma Club Community Center, 300 Riverside Park Rd. $130 $80
   – For-profit rentals (Farwest, Jaycee, Sertoma) $260 $160
Joann Hetzel Memorial 4-H Building (3715 E. Bismarck Expressway) Weekend Package (half-day Fri., full-day Sat., half-day Sun.): $1,000
Full Day: $400, $600 for-profit rental
Tables and Chairs: $100
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center – Community Rooms
Call 751-4266 to make reservations.
Rooms 1 or 2: $30/hr
Capital Ice Complex Kirkwood Bank Meeting Rooms
Call 221-6814 to make reservations.
Rooms A/B (110’ x 43.5’): $20/hour
Room C (37.5’ x 43.5’): $30/hour
Rooms A/B and C (147.5’ x 43.5’): $40/hour
Birthday Parks – visit our Birthday Parties webpage for details on packages.

Payment is expected at the time of reservation. Picnic shelter rain checks will be granted only if the scheduled picnic or social gathering doesn’t begin due to the weather. Rain checks may be received by stopping at the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District Office within 72 hours of the scheduled picnic.

General Sibley & Eagles Park

Please click here for more information on General Sibley Park & Campground
Please click here for more information on Eagles Park & Camground