Due to the increased river levels, the following areas are closed until further notice:
Fox Island Boat Ramp parking lot, Keelboat Boat Ramp and south end of parking lot, the Expressway underpass, and the west Sertoma Park Trail from the Expressway underpass to the north end of the park at Riverwood Drive.
A portion of the Pebble Creek Trail from 19th Street to Century Avenue has been detoured onto the Pebble Creek Golf Course cart path for the winter.
This detour will be in place until spring when winter conditions subside.
BPRD Organizational Chart – Approved 2017
Comprehensive Plan – Update 2014
2019 Annual Budget – Approved 9-20-18
2018 Annual Budget Approved 9-21-17
2017 Annual Budget Approved 9-8-16
2016 Annual Budget Approved 9-10-15
2014-16 Strategic Plan
2015-17 Strategic Plan
2016-18 Strategic Plan
2017-19 Strategic Plan
2017-19 Strategic Plan Report Card
2018-20 Strategic Plan Approved 4-20-17
2019-21 Strategic Plan Approved 2-15-18
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 30th year, the program has provided matching funds for 469 projects with total project costs of more than $4.2 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
President of the Board:
Term: 2016 – June 2020
This portfolio assignment deals with BPRD finance, budget, human resources, risk management, legal services, strategic planning, auditing, legislation, intergovernmental assistance and marketing.
President Beattie serves on the Bismarck Recreation Council, the Bismarck Community Bowl Authority and the Intergovernmental Committee.
Vice President of the Board:
|Term: 2018 – June 2022
Commissioners Jeske 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 Jeske serves as a liaison to Sleepy Hollow Park Committee.
Term: 2018 – June 2022
Commissioner Zimmerman serves on the Forestry Advisory Board.
|Term: 2016 – June 2020
Commissioners Munson and Gilbertson 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 Munson serves as an alternate to Intergovernmental Committee.
Term: 2018 – June 2022
Commissioner Gilbertson serves on the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center Advisory Committee.
|Randy Bina has been with Bismarck Parks and Recreation District since 1988 and has been in the field of parks and recreation for 39 years. Randy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and his Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Mary in Bismarck.
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 a comprehensive public parks and recreation program 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.
Randy is a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive and a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.
Randy also has a certification as a Professional in Human Resources.