The mission of the Hot Springs Parks and Trails Department is to actively encourage, provide, promote, and protect quality leisure, recreational and cultural opportunities, facilities, and environments that are essential for the health and enhancement of the lives of our residents and visitors.
The vision of the Parks and Trails Department is about families, it’s about neighborhoods and homes, it’s about economic impact, it’s about giving those we serve an opportunity to become more than they are – physically, mentally, and spiritually.
It’s about lifestyle, art, parks, trails, environment, encouragement, and wellness. It is about quality of life. Hot Springs Parks and Trails is an oasis of clean, safe, well-funded, and maintained interconnected parks, open spaces, and trails.
Our facilities and programs are accessible, equitable, and affordable. Hot Springs Parks and Trails enhances nurtures and protects opportunities that stimulate the mind, body, and spirit for residents and visitors.
Christmas Memorial Trees at Kenneth Adair Memorial Park, 358 Central Avenue, will remain up until January. The public is welcome to bring an ornament to hang on them in memory of a loved one who has passed or in honor of military family members who are unable to be home for the holidays.
National Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count
The City of Hot Springs will assist the Hot Springs National Park with the annual bird count. Citizens who are interested in participating are encouraged to contact Shelly Todd at the National Park Service, 501-620-6751, email@example.com and sign-up before the count date which is Saturday, December 29, 2018. See the Parks & Trails December 2018 Newsletter (link on this page) for more information and history regarding this important bird count event.