Springdale features some of the best park facilities in the region. From the magnificent Randal Tyson Sports Complex on the west side of town to the pastoral Murphy Park downtown to the girls’ softball and park complex at J.B. Hunt Park in north Springdale and our newest Charlie and Willie George Park, the city continues to improve and expand its quality park offerings.
A wide variety of pavilions are available throughout the Springdale Park System. To reserve space or for further information, contact the Springdale Parks and Recreation Department at 479-750-8185.
Oldest of the city's parks is Murphy Park, located in the heart of Springdale at the intersection of Maple Avenue and South Pleasant Street. The park's features include the award-winning Springdale Aquatic Park, Springdale Youth Center, Springdale Public Library and the Murphy Park Duck Pond. Walking trails, picnic areas and play areas make this tree-filled park a great venue. The park will soon complete $1.7 million in renovations.
Springdale Aquatic Center
One of the largest public aquatic centers in the region is the award-winning Springdale Aquatic Park, located in Murphy Park. Thousands of families from across Northwest Arkansas make their way to the $4 million facility's multiple pools and slides each summer. A competitive swimming and diving pool as well as a large play pool dominate the facility. Large twisting slides empty into the play pool while two other areas are dedicated to the younger tots not quite ready for the open water.
Randal Tyson Park
Randal Tyson Park is a 70-acre wonderland designed for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, basketball and the Miracle League Complex. The park is located between 40th and 48th Streets, south of Watkins Avenue. It's the primary site for youth and adult league games during the summer months. Four youth baseball fields are fully equipped with lights and scoreboards with two fields kept in championship shape for the many regional & national tournaments hosted at the complex. Adult softball fields are nearby as are regulation baseball fields for older leagues. Soccer fields get use year round as do the lighted tennis courts, the Rotary Adventure Park which provides accessible playground fun for all ages and basketball courts adjacent to two different lighted pavilions and the parks trail system.
J.B. Hunt Park
J.B. Hunt Park opened in 2001 and provides expansive opportunities for walking & jogging in addition to beautiful wide open spaces. Located at Fleming Avenue between Pump Station and Silent Grove Road in north Springdale, J.B. Hunt Park was expanded to 148 acres in 2014 with the purchase of the 43-acre Rabbits Foot Lodge property. The Lodge, on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1909. Sen. J. William Fulbright and his family once lived in the Lodge. The Park, which features vast expanses of green space, is home to the city's girl softball leagues. J.B. Hunt Park is adjacent to Lake Springdale and the Razorback Regional Greenway.
C.L. "Charlie" and Willie George Park
Opened to the public in June of 2016, this 75-acre park is located at the intersection of Don Tyson Parkway and Hylton Road. The new park features the region's only youth baseball/softball fields with artificial turf infields, insuring rainout-proof games. The park will also includes Springdale's only splash pad and dog park. In addition to four pavilions available for rent, the park has a youth football field, 6 soccer fields, 4 tennis courts and a walking/jogging trail.
Luther George Grove Street Park
One of the city’s oldest parks is also home to the city's skate park just east of the city’s business district. The park is also equipped with playground equipment for children, and picnic pavilions. A new playground was added in 2015 thanks to a donation from the Springdale Kiwanis Club.
Bobby Hopper Park
This park is nestled between Huntsville Avenue and Emma Avenue in east Springdale. Recently renovated with new turf soccer fields, the park also offers a playground and a pavilion.
This neighborhood park in northeast Springdale features green space, playground equipment and modern pavilion and facilities.