Specialty Parks

Gateway Park

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at Gateway?

$

Statues of Historical Figures

McClure Amphitheater

The McClure Amphitheater at Chaffee Crossing was re-dedicated on Saturday, September 17, 2011. It was originally established in 1953 on then Fort Chaffee. This outdoor amphitheater has a stunning views of the city of Fort Smith.
 

McClure Amphitheater with Photo

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Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at McClure?

$

Amphitheater

$

Parking: On-Site

$

Electricity (with reservation)

Request a Booking

McClure Amphitheater is open and available for reservations.

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Fee: $100 / day

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Deposit: $100

Massard Prairie Battlefield

This historic site was added to the Arkansas Register of Historic Places on November 7, 2001. The site remains today to honor the brave men on both sides who struggled here in 1864. Today, four major areas of the camp are preserved: The Parade Ground; Kitchen or Mess area; and the camps of Companies “B” and “D”. Each area is marked by a sign.

Amenities

What’s at Massard Prairie Battlefield?

$

Walking Trail

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Ruth Armstrong Nature Area

On February 25, 2012 a total of 33 volunteers worked in Ruth Armstrong Nature Area for a grand total of 147 volunteer hours. The following groups involved were:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Fishback Neighborhood Association
  • CJDC
  • Fort Smith Parks & Recreation
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
  • Citizens of Fort Smith

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at the Ruth Armstrong Natural Area?

$

Walking Trail

$

Pavilion

$

Picnic Area

Anniversary Rose Garden

The Anniversary Rose Garden was dedicated by the Fort Smith Rose Society commemorating their 60th Anniversary.

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at the Anniversary Rose Garden?

$

Pavilion

Request a Booking

Reservations for entire park rental are required.

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Fee: $50
*Required within 72 hours of booking.

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Deposit: $50

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Capacity: Open

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Restrooms: No

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Parking: Public Street

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Alcohol & Tobacco are prohibited

Kelley Park Ballfields

The Kelley Ballfields boast a total of 8 full-sized baseball & softball fields for competitive play or fun family activity!

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm*, all days of the week
*Outdoors restrooms are currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

Amentities

What’s at Kelley Park Ballfield?

$

Baseball Fields

$

Playground

$

Bathrooms

Request a Booking

To reserve a field, please visit our reservation page.

Riverfront Bike and Skate Park

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at the Riverfront Bike and Skate Park?

$

Skate Park

$

 Picnic Area

$

Small Playground

Request a Booking

Facility may be reserved for large events only. To submit a request for a reservation, please visit our reservation page.

Chaffee Pickleball Complex

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at Chaffee Pickleball Complex?

$
Pickleball courts

Chaffee Crossing Dog Park

In construction

Hours of Operation

6:00am to 11:00pm, all days of the week

Amenities

What’s at Chaffee Crossing Dog Park?

$

Large Breed Play Area

$

Small Breed Play Area

Rules and Regulations

Providing safe & enjoyable recreation for all.
Fort Smith Parks & Recreation exists to provide engaging experiences to the community through its parks, trails, and community events. In order to keep these areas safe and enjoyable, all parks follow the same rules and regulations.