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BPRD Organizational Chart – Approved 2021
Comprehensive Plan – Adopted 2018
2020 Annual Budget – Approved 9-19-2019
2021 Annual Budget – Approved 9-17-2020
2022 Annual Budget – Approved 9-16-2021

2021-23 Strategic Plan Approved 4-16-2020
2022-24 Strategic Plan Approved 3-18-2021
2023-25 Strategic Plan Approved 5-19-2022

2017 Community Input Survey Results
Facilities Study Executive Summary, presented May 2013 – Updated January 2017
2019 BPRD Facilities Master Plan Presentation
2019 Feasibility Study Conceptual Planning Presentation
Boulder Ridge Park Options Meeting – Final 11-10-2021

2021 BPRD Fast Facts

Awards – Local, State and National (Link to Award Listings)

Matching Grant Program

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s Matching Grant programs provides matching funds for facility, grounds, and equipment projects. In its 35th year, the program has provided matching funds for 545 projects with total project costs of more than $5.6 million. Applications will be accepted from Bismarck associations, organizations, clubs or individuals interested in matching funds to sponsor a project in a Bismarck Parks and Recreation District facility or park. Matching funds are awarded twice per year. Applications are available at our office. Call 222-6455 for more information. DEADLINES: Annually, February 1 and June 1 at 5pm.

Bismarck Board of Park Commissioners

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President of the Board:

Julie Jeske


Term: 2018 – June 2022

Portfolio: Administration

This portfolio assignment deals with BPRD finance, budget, human resources, risk management, legal services, strategic planning, auditing, legislation, intergovernmental assistance and marketing.

President Jeske serves on the Bismarck Recreation Council and the Bismarck Community Bowl Authority.

Vice President of the Board:

Wayne Munson

Mark Zimmerman


Term: 2020 – June 2024

Commissioners Munson and Zimmerman share the Operations Portfolio

This portfolio assignment deals with BPRD’s parks, open spaces, land topics, greenways, natural and interpretive areas, forestry, playgrounds, skate parks, disc golf courses, athletic fields and complexes, outdoor rinks, outdoor courts and both paved and off-road trails. Facilities in this portfolio area are General Sibley Park, McDowell Dam, Hoge Island and the Nishu Bowmen Archery Complex as well as BPRD leased properties.

Commissioner Munson serves as a liaison to Sleepy Hollow Park Committee and as an alternate to Intergovernmental Committee.

Term: 2018 – June 2022

Commissioner Zimmerman serves on the Forestry Advisory Board.

Mike Gilbertson

Andrew Jordan

Term: 2020 – June 2022

Commissioners Gilbertson and Jordan share the Facilities and Programs portfolio

This portfolio assignment deals with adult and youth programming, including all recreational sports, arts, culture, special events and special populations. Facilities in this portfolio include all the BPRD golf courses (Pebble Creek, Tom O’Leary, Riverwood and Fore Seasons Center) and outdoor aquatic centers (Elks, Wachter and Hillside) and the indoor ice arenas (VFW Sports Center and Capital Ice Complex.) Also in this portfolio are the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, Capital Racquet & Fitness Center and the World War Memorial Building and the classes and programs related to these BPRD facilities.

Commissioner Gilbertson serves on the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center Advisory Committee.

Term: 2020 – June 2024

Commissioner Jordan serves on the Intergovernmental Committee.


Executive Director/Clerk:
Kevin Klipfel

Kevin Klipfel has been in the field of parks and recreation for 30 years. Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of the operations, capital improvements, staffing, maintenance, acquisitions and financial plans of the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District. His responsibilities include providing and maintaining comprehensive public parks and recreation programs in order to provide park and recreation opportunities for the community of Bismarck. The Executive Director also serves as the Clerk of the Board of Park Commissioners.

Kevin is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.