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Outdoor getaway opportunities abound in the River Valley region. If chasing the tiny white ball with a golf club is your hobby, then you’ll be glad to have ten locations to fulfill your passion.

You can play public courses like Ben Geren Regional Park, that boasts 27 holes or Fort Chaffee Golf Course with 9 holes. In the Fort Smith area there are four private country clubs to perfect your game. Hardscrabble Country Club, one of the stops on the nationwide PGA tour has 18 holes in the heart of the city. Fianna Hills Country Club allows you beautiful vistas from the top of Fianna Hills on their 18 hole course. In the northern part of the city the Fort Smith Country Club offers 9 holes. Further south of the city in Greenwood is Vache Grasse Country Club with 18 holes.

 

What if you’d like to take a nature walk, fly a kite or picnic with your family and friends? Fort Smith Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for more than 23 neighborhood and area parks within the City, plus a 30-acre cemetery which was opened in 1850.

In the center of Fort Smith is the 27 acre Creekmore Park. Creekmore offers a community center building with meeting rooms and public restrooms, drinking fountains, flower gardens, children’s playground, lighted basketball court, lighted tennis courts, miniature golf, nature area, park benches, picnic area, charcoal grills, Olympic-size swimming pool, wading pool, miniature train, volleyball poles, walking/exercise trail, shuffleboard and a large gazebo. Facilities are handicap accessible.

 

Located on Garrison Avenue near the Arkansas River, Pendergraft Park was developed from a gift of the Ross Pendergraft family. They envisioned a small city park, landscaped and serene with an old-fashion bandstand. Weddings, family reunions and special concerts are held in the park.

Carol Ann Cross Park is uniquely situated on a lake and surrounded by a walking trail. Set on 51 acres near St. Edward Mercy Health Network, the park offers limited boating, charcoal grills, drinking fountains, fishing piers, nature area, park benches, picnic pavilion, restrooms, telephone, flower garden and children’s playground. Facilities are handicap accessible.

 



 

Harry E. Kelley Park is located on 5 acres within walking distance of downtown Fort Smith. This riverfront park contains a covered, lighted stage with power outlets, benches, picnic area, fishing and a two-mile levee trail along the Arkansas River. Harry E. Kelley Park is part of the recently completed $5 million riverfront development that provides a large amphitheater, an events pavilion, an extension of the levee trail and expanded parking. The park’s facilities are handicap accessible.

 

Fort Smith Park, situated on the bank of the Arkansas River, is a 43 acre park offering 33 picnic sites, a large picnic pavilion, playground, restrooms and a boat ramp for access to the Arkansas River.

The very large nature park, Lee Creek Reservoir is located on 1,443 acres. This city park offers boating, benches, fishing, nature area, restrooms, walking and hiking trails. Facilities are handicap accessible.

Martin Luther King Park is a 19 acre city park containing concessions, drinking fountains, playgrounds, benches, parking, restrooms, spray ground pool, telephone, lighted ball field, lighted basketball courts, soccer field, skate park, picnic area/pavilion and grills. Facilities are handicap accessible.

  

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