About Hot Springs

Welcome to the City of Hot Springs, a vibrant, progressive community located in the Diamond Lakes region of the scenic Ouachita Mountains in central Arkansas. Hot Springs is located within Garland County.

Our goal is to provide all residents and visitors with prompt, professional service. If you need further help in locating the information you need, please contact our Public Information Department. Read a Welcome Letter from Mayor Ruth Carney and City Manager David Watkins.
 
Demographics
View the 2010 Census for Hot Springs. Please visit the Census website for complete and current information.

City History
Hot Springs, Arkansas takes its name from the world-famous thermal waters that flow into the historic downtown district of the city. Read an in-depth history of Hot Springs that dates back tens of thousands of years.

Community Vision
The City of Hot Springs:
  • Works with its agency partners; works with and for its residents
  • Protects and values its natural resources, including its waterways, landscapes, and namesake springs
  • Promotes active, vital neighborhoods including downtown
  • Maintains existing transportation options while diversifying and expanding new ones
  • Helps build prosperity, maintaining strategic, responsible growth
  • Provides affordable, high-quality services and secure, safe environments
  • Works to attract visitors, promoting and enhancing local amenities
  • Promotes community leadership; involves residents in building a better future