About Us:

Established in 2022, the Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation is a permanent Community Foundation that will support our community for years to come. Earnings from the Foundation are given to support Mandan’s parks, recreational facilities and trail system. The Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation works to improve our community and the quality of life of our citizens.

The mission of the Foundation is to construct, improve, and maintain park and recreational facilities within the City of Mandan; to make them as accessible and inclusive as possible for persons with disabilities; and to not discriminate against any person based on their race, color, religion, natural origin or sex.

Gifts to the Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of state and federal law. The organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation is led by a Board of Directors. If you are interested in learning more about the Foundation or would like to serve on the Board of Directors, please contact us at 701-751-6161.


Your gift to the Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation will have a lasting impact of the quality of life in Mandan. We provide every option for you to make a donation gift in an easy, efficient manner.

Donate today by choosing from one of our three convenient ways we make it easy for you to help sustain parks, places and play! With each gift given, we will provide you with an Income Tax Receipt for your individual, family, business or corporate taxes.


         Donate by check

  • Make checks payable to: Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation
  • Mail checks to: 2600 46th Ave. SE, Mandan, ND 58554


Donate using a credit card


Donate using an automatic withdraw from your checking our savings account

  • We would need a deposit slip or voided check. Payments can be set up annually or monthly.


Give tomorrow by creating a simple legacy gift by making a specific percentage or residual designation to the Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation in your will or trust, or as a beneficiary of your retirement fund or life insurance policy. We will gladly work with you and your financial advisory to create a plan that meets your financial and charitable goals.



Mandan Rodeo Arena: The Mandan Rodeo Arena committee, along with Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation, are teaming up to raise the final funds needed to update Mandan’s existing rodeo arena.

Renovations at Faris Field - Fastpitch: Youth Girls Fastpitch is a growing program and in need of more fields to play. Mandan Parks and Recreation has two fields that will be playable by year 2024-2025. These fields will be universal fields for all levels of youth softball and baseball.

Youth Baseball Complex: Mandan Baseball Club plans to make updates to the existing Diamonds 9 and 10 located at Mandan’s Youth Baseball Complex. Plans include a new press box, new grandstand, upgraded dugouts, back stop and fencing on Diamond 9. 

Mandan Tennis Center: The Mandan Tennis Center LLC is financially responsible for the facility. The facility is expected to be completed by end of year 2022. The facility features 6 indoor tennis courts, 10 indoor pickleball courts, welcome center and 4 outdoor pickleball courts.

Living Tree and Bench Memorial: The Mandan Park District Living Tree and Bench Memorial Campaigns allow individuals to dedicate trees or benches in honoree or in memory or just because. This programs allows Mandan residents to honor and/or memorialize their family, friends and/or relatives with the planting of a living tree or bench in a local park.

Memorial Funds: Memorial funds are a way to turn your loss into something positive and at the same time, keep your loved ones memory alive.

Scholarship for Kids: There are a number of children in Mandan that qualify for Park Activity Scholarships. With your donations, we will continue providing a nurturing environment of fun activities to all children within our community.

Matching Grant: Mandan Park District's Matching Grant Programs purpose is to allow non-profit recreational groups to benefit by helping support the community through a grant. The Matching Grant Program provides a dollar-for-dollar match. The program does not consider matching funds for projects with in-kind expenses. 


Giving Tuesday - Save the date for Nov. 28, 2023

Event Overview: Support Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation on Giving Tuesday! Your tax deductible donation will directly benefit one of Mandan Parks and Recreation's Campaigns. 

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

How & When to Give:

Give today or save the date and give on Nov. 28, 2023, go to and donate directly to a Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation Campaign

Board of Directors:

  • Jason Arenz
    • President
    • Term Ends Dec. 31, 2025
  • Wade Meschke
    • Vice President
    • Term Ends Dec. 31, 2025
  • Cole Higlin
    • Secretary
  • Teri Welch
    • Treasurer
  • Jen Froehlich
    • Term Ends Dec. 31, 2025

Kelly Thomas – Mandan Parks and Recreation Marketing & Foundation Manager


Contact Kelly Thomas at or at 701-751-0692 with any questions. 


Mandan Parks and Recreation Foundation Board Meetings


January 9, 2023

November 9, 2022

September 12, 2022