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
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
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
President of the Board:
Term: 2018 – June 2022
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:
|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.
|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.
|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.