Park & Shelter Information

Park System

The Bismarck Parks and Recreation District owns, manages and maintains approximately 3,433 acres of public 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 November 1. This may change due to the weather.


Shelter Rentals

Outdoor Shelters

The park district has many parks with picnic shelters. Some parks have smaller shade structures. A majority of shelters can be reserved. Amenities at each shelter can vary. Please call 701-222-6455 to verify the following: electricity, picnic tables, grills, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and nearby restroom facilities. Picnic shelters/buildings may be reserved for 2018 and 2019. Reservations for 2020 start October 1, 2018.

Indoor Shelters

The Hillside Aquatic Complex – Community Room, Jaycee Leadership Hall, Lions Park Community Room and Sertoma Club Community Center are multi-use, indoor buildings that are open year-round and heated in the winter. The Jaycee Leadership Hall does not have air-conditioning.

Shelter Reservation Fees
Full Day $40
Half Day (8am – 3pm OR 4pm – 11pm)* $25
*General Sibley Park and McDowell Dam Recreation Area closes at sunset.
Click to view complete list of shelters and descriptions.
Full Day Half Day
General Sibley Park Amphitheater
(5001 S Washington St.)
$30 $20
   – For profit organization rentals $60 $40
Custer Park Stage
(320 E. Custer Park Street)
$30 $20
   – For profit organization rentals $60 $40
Sleepy Hollow Park (2899 E. Divide Ave.) $75 $50
Jaycee Centennial Park – Leadership Hall
(321 East Century Ave.)
$100 $75
   – For profit organization rentals $200 $150
Sertoma Park – Sertoma Club Community Center (300 Riverside Park Road) $100 $75
   – For profit organization rentals $200 $150
Hillside Aquatic Complex – Community Room (Located within Lions Park, 1719 E. Boulevard Ave.) $200 $150
   – For profit organization rentals $400 $300
Lions Park Community Room (1601 E. Boulevard.)

Available April 1 through May 31 and from August 7 through November 30.  Capacity: 36 people.

$50 (8am-11pm) n/a
   – For profit organization rentals $100 n/a
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center – Community Rooms
Call 751-4266 to make reservations for BSC AWC Community Rooms.
Rental of Room 1 or 2 $30/hr
Birthday Parks – visit our Birthday Parties webpage for details on packages.

Reservations must be paid 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 & Camground
Please click here for more information on Eagles Park & Camground