Heroes Park

5609 Smette Bend

This 3.89-acre neighborhood park is nestled in the Clear Sky Addition in southeast Bismarck.

Park Amenities

  • Heroes Plaza
  • Accessible playground and multi-person swing
  • Accessible picnic shelter
  • Open play space and trees

Heroes Plaza

Heroes Plaza in the center of the park features a Memorial Wall honoring the 14 North Dakota National Guard soldiers who died in military service in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003-2012. Six local soldiers are recognized with the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross: Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Hendrickson, N.D. National Guard; Cpl. Curtis R. Mehrer, N.D. National Guard; Spc. Anthony Monroe, U.S. Army; Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard, N.D. National Guard; Sgt. Thomas J. Sweet II, U.S. Army; and Sgt. Travis A. Van Zoest, N.D. National Guard.

This is one of the memorials being established across the state by the North Dakota Heroes Foundation, which was founded in 2011 to complete this recognition effort, with support from the North Dakota Patriot Guard.

Heroes Park - Heroes Plaza with Memorial Wall and Fall Soldier Battle Cross Playground at Heroes Park Dedication Flyer for Heroes Park

Map of Heroes Park showing amenities including Heroes Plaza (Battle Cross, Flag Pole, Fall Soldier Heroes Display), playground, picnic shelter and open play area.