Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation Department

Arkadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department manages the many parks and facilities within the city and offers a wide variety of programs and activities for the community.  We are excited to announce a new way to sign up for programs such as recreational sports and various other activities and stay informed with everything happening with the Park and Recreation Department.  Visit to create a profile today, and be prepared for all of the exciting programs and developments in the Parks and Recreation Department!

Our offices are located at the Recreation Center in Feaster Park (next to the Aquatic Park). Come visit us at the Recreation Center and join us for a cup of joe at the Coffee Corner upstairs! The Recreation Center is open Monday-Friday from 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday from 6:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Saturday from 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Arkadelphia Recreation Center

The Arkadelphia Recreation Center is a wonderful facility.  Features include basketball courts that can also be set up for volleyball, an indoor walking track, fitness area, concession stand, and multipurpose rooms that can be reserved for meetings, classes, or events.  The Recreation Center is also home to the main Parks and Recreation offices.

The Arkadelphia Aquatic Park is a great place to beat the heat with your kids.  A very family-friendly facility, the Aquatic Park features a pool with zero depth entry, a lap swimming area, spiral and drop slides, several water features in the shallow area, concession stands, shade structures, and full-time lifeguard staff.

Located at 2575 Twin Rivers Drive, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Open Memorial Day weekend

Hours of Operation

Monday to Saturday – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesdays and Sundays – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Central Park features the Arkadelphia Lion’s Club playground, overlooks the Sully Anderson Girls’ Softball field at Ouachita Baptist University, and is home to the Clark County Farmer’s Market.  The facility has a pavilion and bathrooms.

The Farmer’s Market is open seasonally on Wednesday and Saturday, from 7:00 P.M. until around noon.

Located on North 10th Street, across from the Henderson State University Recreation Center.

Less of a park and more of a space for events, Clark Park is one of our beautification areas in Downtown Arkadelphia.  By day, it serves as a parking area for downtown.  The most notable feature are the murals located on the side of the Honeycomb Restaurant and Group Living buildings.

Located next to the Honeycomb Restaurant at the corner of Main and 8th Streets.

Constructed in 2013, the DeSoto Bluff Trail is a short, paved trail with informative signs throughout, and ending with a new pavilion and a beautiful overlook of the Ouachita River.

Located on North 10th Street, just North of HSU/OBU.

This beautiful 67.6 acre park was purchased by the City of Arkadelphia from Mrs. Ida Feaster in 1976 with a grant by the federal Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.  Feaster Park offers softball fields for adult and youth softball, a playground, picnic areas, outdoor basketball courts, a skate park, restrooms, concession stands, and two pavilions.  It also has access to Feaster Trail.

Located next to the Parks and Recreation Center, with entrances on 22nd Street, 23rd Street, and Twin Rivers Drive.

Feaster Trail is a wonderful asset that nearly spans the width of our town.  It is frequented by joggers, walkers, and cyclists, with several access points.

If you were to travel the entire length of Feaster Trail, you would travel past Baptist Hospital, along Twin Rivers Drive, past Feaster Park, through a nice wooded area along Mill Creek, continuing on, you would pass through both Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist University campuses, and end at a small overlook of the Ouachita River, which spans about 2.6 miles.

Entrances are located at Baptist Hospital, 26th Street, 15th Street, and 8th Street.

A small park on Scenic Highway 7 South, just across the Ouachita River Bridge, this park features a pavilion, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission boat ramp.  A very popular spot for local anglers to launch their boats, with views of both traffic and railroad bridges crossing the Ouachita River.

Located on Highway 7 South, just past the Ouachita River Bridge.

The River Park offers an outdoor performance stage, a walkway along the Ouachita River, and picnic tables.

Located on 1st Street

Our Youth Sports Complex is a wonderful facility that we will be continuing to add on to for years to come.  Currently, it features soccer and baseball fields, several practice fields, a 3.5-acre fishing pond, concession stands, and restroom facilities. 

Located on Thompson Road (off of Country Club Road.)

A small green space in the heart of Downtown Arkadelphia.  This park features a small gazebo and picnic areas, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or a snack from one of the downtown restaurants.

Time-Lapse Construction of New Pavilion at Desoto Bluff Trail

2555 Twin Rivers Drive, Arkadelphia, AR 71923