Park & Shelter Information
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 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
- Click here to view complete list of shelters and descriptions.
- Click here to view the our Rental Places and Spaces brochure.
- Click here for more information about holding an event in a park.
- Payment is expected at the time of reservation.
- Outdoor and indoor shelters may be reserved for 2021 and 2022. Reservations for 2023 starts October 1, 2021.
- Call BPRD at 701-222-6455 or stop by the Administrative Office at 400 E. Front Ave. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 5pm. Online and email reservations are not available.
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.
8am–3pm or 4–11pm
|Outdoor Park Shelters||$50||$35|
|*General Sibley Park and McDowell Dam Recreation Area closes at sunset.|
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.
|– 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.