Outdoor Shelters & Indoor Community Center Rentals

With dozens of parks and a variety of indoor spaces, Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) has several options for public or private events.

Shelter Reservation Information

  • Our parks are open year-round; however, some facilities operate on a seasonal basis. Park restrooms are scheduled to open in mid-May and close in mid-October, depending on weather.
  • Information about holding private and public events in parks and purchasing alcoholic beverage permits, along with other space and rental details, is available via the sidebar links.
  • As of late 2023, BPRD uses ActiveNet software for shelter reservations (also used for activity registrations and memberships/passes). See tips for using the software.
  • Shelters (outdoor picnic and indoor centers) may be reserved for 2024 and 2025. Reservations for 2026 will open in January 2025 (exact date TBA).
  • Reserve shelters online by selecting the blue button below. If you wish to reserve an indoor shelter within the next 7 days or an outdoor shelter within the next 3 days or prefer not to book online, call BPRD at 701-222-6455 or visit the Administrative Office at 400 E. Front Ave. (7:30am-5pm Monday through Friday). Reservation requests by email are not accepted.
  • Payment is due at the time of reservation. See pricing and details below. See refund policy. 
  • Waivers must be signed before your reservation is approved. If you reserved a space over the phone, learn how to sign your waiver online.

Outdoor Shelters

BPRD has many parks with outdoor picnic shelters, the majority of which may be reserved. Shelter Descriptions list amenities by shelter and include park maps if a park has more than one reservable shelter.

Full Day
Half Day
8am-3pm or
Outdoor Park Shelters $70 $40
Custer Park Stage & General Sibley Park Amphitheater $50 $35
   – For-profit rentals $110 $65
Sleepy Hollow Shelter – contact SHTAP to reserve $90 $70

*General Sibley Park and McDowell Dam Recreation Area close at sunset.

Indoor Shelters (Centers)

BPRD’s indoor buildings in parks are heated and air conditioned. Shelter Descriptions list amenities for each space, along with photos and floorplans.

Renters are provided a code to access the building for their reservation time. Directions for locking and unlocking buildings are emailed approximately one week prior to the reservation date. Directions on how to lock all buildings are provided on-site.

Full Day
Half Day
8am-3pm or
Hillside Aquatic Complex Community Room, Lions Park, Boulevard Ave. (no alcohol allowed during swim season June-August) $275 $225
   – For-profit rentals $550 $450
Lions Park Community Center, 17th St. (available April 1-late May and mid Aug.-Nov. 30) $150 n/a
Farwest Rotary Community Center, New Generations Park, Mustang Dr. (available April 1-Nov. 30) $150 $100
Jaycee Leadership Hall, Jaycee Centennial Park, Century Ave. (available April 1-Nov. 30) $150 $100
Sertoma Club Community Center, Sertoma Park, Riverside Park Rd. $150 $100
   – For-profit rentals (Lions, Farwest, Jaycee, Sertoma) $300 $200

Additional Indoor Space

Joann Hetzel Memorial 4-H Building, Missouri Valley Complex

Call 222-6455 to make reservations.

One Day without Alcohol: $700, for-profit $1,200
One Day with Alcohol: $900, for-profit $1,600
Puklich Community Rooms, BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center

Call 751-4266 to make reservations.

Rooms 1 or 2: $30/hr
Kirkwood Bank Meeting Rooms, Capital Ice Complex

Call 221-6814 to make reservations.

Rooms A/B: $40/hr
Room C: $50/hr
Rooms A/B and C: $60/hr

Birthday Parties and Celebrations

BPRD offers several party options, whether it’s a birthday party, a classroom celebration, an office party or a “just because” party.

Special Occasion Space

A wide variety of spaces are reservable within the BPRD system.