City Parks

Event Requests

Park pavilions, ponds, activity areas, trails, and special events, may be reserved by calling the Parks and Trails Department at 501-321-6871 or filling out an event request form. Reservations need to be made at least two (2) weeks in advance of event date. Our parks and pavilions are open to the public first come, first serve unless reserved.

  • Pavilion Rental City Residents - $10 per hour
  • Pavilion Rental Non-City Residents - $20 per hour
  • Large Group Fee (100+ persons, subject to capacity) - $50
  • Activity Fee - $25 per activity
  • Inspection Fee - $25 (weekend use only)
  • Live Music Permit / Electricity Fee - $50 per day
  • Security / cleanup deposit (refundable) - $100

Paid in full reservations will be posted in Park kiosks each week on Monday. Click here parks reservations center to browse parks and pavilions. 

Payment Options
Payment/payment arrangements will be made at the time of reservation. You can mail a check or money order to: Parks and Trails, P.O. Box 700, Hot Springs, AR 71902 or drop off at 111 Opera Street or call 501-321-6871 to make your payment by credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. 

Parks Responsibilities

The Parks and Trails Department is responsible for the care, maintenance, development, and promotion of:

  • Nineteen city parks totaling 160 acres
  • The downtown historic district
  • Thirty acres of landscaped parkway
  • Five miles of hiking and biking trails
  • The city's annual holiday lighting displays

Cooperative programs include coordination of volunteer activities and projects, participation / partnerships with other community service providers, and grant preparation / administration.


Parks are open from 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Baseball Trail Park1201 Whittington Ave.B, BC, BF, D, E, G, P(1), PT, PGT/PGY, RR, WP
Carpenter Dam Park301 Powerhouse Ln.BL, G, PT, RR
Chattanooga Park530 Chattanooga St.B, D, G, P(1), PGY, PT, WP
Craighead Parklet217 Malvern Ave.B, WP
David F. Watkins Memorial Park811 Park Ave.A, ADA, B, D, E, IPG, RR
Entergy Park530 Lakepark Dr.B, D, E, FP, G, P(3), PGT/PGY, PT, RR, WN/WP
Family Park215 Family Park Rd.ADA, B, BC, D, E, FP, G, H, P(2), PGT/PGY, PT, RR, TC, SV, WP
Henry Glover Place348 Malvern Ave.B, Sculpture and landscaping
Hill Wheatley Park688 Majestic Lodge Rd.B, BL, D, P(1), PT, RR, S, WN
Hinsley Park121 Meadowlake Dr.WN
Hollywood Park411 Hollywood Ave.B, BC(1/2), D, E, G, P(1), PGY, PT, RR, WP, FANTASY THEMED
Hot Springs Bark Park410 Hollywood Ave.B, D, Social and non-social fenced areas. Managed by Animal Svcs
Jonestown Community Park302 Hobson Ave.B, D, E, G, P(1), PGY, PT, WP
Kenneth Adair Memorial Park358 Central Ave. B, D, PT, Performance stage, sculpture and water feature
Kimery Park371 Kimery Ln.D, E, P(1), PGY/PGT, PT, RR, SB(4), SC(2), TC(7)
Linden Park309 Linden Park Ln.B, BC(2), D, E, G, P(1), RR, SF(4), 10-station fitness course
Rev. James Donald Rice Park511 Pleasant St.B, BC(1), D, PT, Swing-set area
Sunnybrook Landing560 Lakepark Dr.BL, ADA Fishing Pier, Boardwalk entry to Entergy Park
Valley Street Skatepark411 Valley St.B, D, SKR, PT, ADA connection to Greenway Trail
Wade Street Park300 Wade St.B, BC (ADULT & KIDDIE), D, E, P(1), PGY, RR, WP


AAmphitheaterFPFishing Pond/PierSSwimming Area
ADAADA SwingsGGrillSBSoftball Field (#)
BBenchesHHorseshoe PitsSFSoccer Field (#)
BCBasketball Court (#)PPavilion (#)SKRSkate Ramps
BFBaseball Field (#)PGTPlayground-Toddler, Ages 2-4SVSand Volleyball Court
BLBoat LaunchPGYPlayground-Youth, Ages 5-12TCTennis Court (#)
DDrinking FountainPTPicnic TablesWNWalking Trail-Natural Surface
EElectrical OutletsRRRestroomsWPWalking Trail-Paved Surface
HOT SPRINGS CREEK GREENWAY TRAIL: is a 2.8 mile multi-use asphalt trail that is 12 feet wide allowing it to accommodate bicycling, walking, running, skating, and barrier free access that connects to the Historic Downtown Farmer's and Artisan's Market, Sculpture and Monarch Butterfly gardens, Veteran's Memorial, Majestic Park Ballfield Complex, Valley Street Skatepark, Hollywood Park and the Dog Park. The Trail entrance is at the Transportation Depot, 100 Broadway Terrace, and currently runs to about 800 feet south of Golf Links Road. It is full of beautiful creekviews, flowers, and wildlife.