City Parks

Event Requests

Park pavilions can be reserved for activities and special events. 

To check pavilion availability, make a reservation, and pay online go to assistance please call our office at 501-321-6871. 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 Garland County Residents - $10 per hour
  • Pavilion Rental Non-County Residents - $20 per hour
  • Activity Fee - $25 per facility element/area (in addition to pavilion fees)
  • Large Group Fee - $50 (100+ persons, subject to capacity, in addition to all other fees)
  • Security / clean-up deposit - $100 per event (only applies to large group)
  • Inspection Fee - $25 (for use with security/clean-up deposits, only applies to weekend reservations)
  • Electrical/Water use Fee - $25 per reservation/event
  • Rain Date Fee - $50 (per pavilion held. Applied when holding a pavilion for an additional date)
  • Live Music Permit / Electricity Fee - $50 per day (in addition to facility use fees)
  • Security / cleanup deposit for Live Music Events - $250 per event
  • Extra Clean-up Charges will be deducted from deposit if found necessary after inspection ($50 minimum). If additional clean-up is required there will be a charge of $25 per hour per staff required
  • Concession Fees: Self-contained trailer/booth provided by reserving party and/or trailer/booth requiring external electrical or water hookup - $50 each per day

Paid in full reservations will be posted in Park kiosks each week on Monday. 

Parks Responsibilities

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

  • Twenty city parks totaling over 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 Park140 Entergy Park LnB, D, E, FP, G, P(3), PGT/PGY, PT, RR, WN/WP
Family Park215 Family Park Rd.ADA, B, BC, D, E, FP, G, 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 Park318 Shady Grove Rd.B, D, Social and non-social fenced areas. Managed by Animal Svcs
Jonestown Community Park260 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 St..D, E, P(1), PGY/PGT, PT, RR, SB(4), SC(2), TC(7) Managed by Sport Rec.
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
Velocity Park325 Valley St.Bicycle Skills Park with pump track, D, B
Wade Street Park300 Wade St.B, BC (ADULT & KIDDIE), D, E, P(1), PGY, RR, WP


AAmphitheaterFPFishing Pond/PierSBSoftball Field (#)
ADAADA SwingsGGrillSFSoccer Field (#)
Pavilion (#)SKRSkate Ramps
BCBasketball Court (#)PGTPlayground-Toddler, Ages 2-4
SVSand Volleyball Court
BFBaseball Field (#)PGYPlayground-Youth, Ages 5-12
Tennis Court (#)
BLBoat LaunchPT
Picnic Tables
Walking Trail-Natural Surface
DDrinking FountainRR
WPWalking Trail-Paved Surface
EElectrical OutletsS
Swimming Area

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.