Community Recreational Programs are programs that are offered free of charge to the citizens and visitors of the City of Hot Springs. The Parks and Trails Department partners with several individuals, groups, organizations, civic groups, churches, and clubs to offer various programs each year. If you are interested in becoming a partner with the Parks and Trails Department, please call 501-321-6871 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org more information. You can also sign up for the Parks & TrailsNewsletter .
This special program is sponsored by the Hot Springs Parks and Trails Department. It takes place on the first Friday in December during Gallery Walk from 6:00-8:00 PM at Kenneth Adair Memorial Park, 358 Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs, AR. Citizens and visitors are invited to bring an ornament to hang on one of five memorial trees in memory of loved ones who have passed or in honor of loved ones who are on active military duty. The trees and ornaments will remain in the park throughout the month of December. For more information please call the Parks and Trails Department at 501-321-6871.
In March 2013 the City of Hot Springs joined the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP) Growing Healthy Communities initiative. This coalition has committed to improving the health of all Arkansas communities by increasing access to physical activity and healthy foods to reduce and prevent obesity. Four committees were formed in July: Community Gardens, Walkability, Nutrition Education, and Worksite Wellness. If you are interested in joining one of these committees please LIKE us on Facebook at Growing Healthy Communities - Hot Springs.
Tikes, Trikes, and Trails is sponsored by Hot Springs Parks & Trails Department, International Mountain Bicycling Association, Hot Springs Bicycle Association, and Parkside Cycle. If it rolls or strolls, it fits! Families are encouraged to join in the fun! Helmets are required. Ages 8-under are supervised on the 1/4 mile paved, accessible trail. Ages 9-up are introduced to basic mountain biking skills and supervised on the .75 mile Water Tower Loop Trail. All participants will receive a t-shirt, certificate, snacks, and water. This event takes place each year at Entergy Park, 530 Lakepark Drive in Hot Springs, on the second Saturday in October. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and activities start at 10:00 AM. Call 501-321-6871 for information.
Trail Watch is a volunteer program coordinated through the Hot Springs Parks and Trails Department. Individuals volunteer to walk or ride sections of the Hot Springs trail system and model proper trail etiquette and safety as well as assist users in trail navigation. A 30 minute training class is held once a month, March - October, at the Parks and Trails conference room, 111 Opera Street.
For more information and applications click Trails .