Pool Closing Schedule

  Bismarck’s three outdoor pools will have a gradual closing schedule this summer. Wachter Aquatic Complex, 205 Reno Ave., and Elks Aquatic Facility, 321 W. Broadway Ave., will close at the end of the swim session on Friday, August 14th.  …
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Park of the Week

  Did you know? Bismarck has 54 parks. Yes. Fifty. Four. Bismarck Parks and Recreation will help you explore a few of them this summer. Each week for 10 weeks, we’ll tell you a little bit about a park, what’s …
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Bismarck Named One of 241 “Playful City USA” Communities

    Being able to play is critical to a community’s health, and especially to the health of children. Bismarck, along with 241 other cities and towns across the country, has been named a Playful City USA. The honor comes …
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About Us

Our Vision

To be the leader and premier provider of public parks, programs, facilities and leisure services.

Our Mission

Working with the community to provide residents and visitors the highest quality park, program, facility and event experience.

Core Purpose

To provide affordable, accessible, and sustainable public park and recreation services.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork / Cooperation
  • Professionalism
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Honesty / Accountability
  • Respect