All In

June 12, 2021

Outdoors

Outside in NWA

Arkansas State Parks

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area has been growing fast along with the rest of the region. Amid the growth, one thing hasn't changed: the park is all about providing trails and events for folks to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Close to home: Located just south of Beaver Lake, the conservation area offers a wide variety of activities and facilities for people who love getting outside. From hunting to mountain biking, this area has something for everyone to explore.
  • 12,054: The acreage of Hobbs, making it Arkansas's largest (by a long shot) state park.
  • Knowing and growing: Over the years, the conservation area has been helping heal the environment after years of irresponsible use. Now, the park provides educational opportunities for people to learn more about conservation and living with an outdoor mindset.

Hear all about the adventure awaiting in Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area HERE.

Community

A Ride to Remember

All In Tour

In 2016, Springdale native Josh Fohner was hit by a vehicle while cycling in Buena Vista, Colorado. Josh has made remarkable progress in his recovery, and although he may never be fully healed, he wants to bring hope and encourage people through his love for cycling.

  • Going all in: The All In Tour begins today in Buena Vista, CO, and ends in his hometown of Springdale, AR. The 904-mile ride follows the Trans America Trail.
  • Along for the ride: Josh has been gearing up for this challenge for the last two years and will be participating in the ride on his YUMI bike. After suffering many severe injuries and 15 months in a coma, he is ready to begin a new chapter with the recovery process.

Want to join? You are invited to tag along for the final leg of the journey. Learn more about Josh's incredible story and the All In Tour HERE.

Business

Shaping the Land

NWA Daily

The sun has been out to play, and so has NWA. Bentonville company CEI Engineering Associates Inc. has opened a new department to match "the growing demand for outdoor recreation facilities and pathways across the region."

  • Not its first rodeo: For nearly 50 years, the firm has been shaping the land and the skyline of NWA. CEI's new department will help expand the 100 mile network of trails and paths in the area and aid in city and park planning.
  • Quote: "To meet the multifaceted needs of existing and future clients, CEI has moved forward with establishing a team dedicated to the record growth and development of our region and other areas of the country..."

Read more about the new CEI Engineering, where they've been, and where they're going HERE.

Events

Weekend Roundup

NWA Daily

We've made it through another week, but the weekend's just getting started. If you're still looking for ways to unwind, give these a look:

  • Music at the Momentary: The Momentary will be hosting a free concert on the green tonight, with performances from Nikki Green and Phillip-Michael Scales.
  • Hog ball: Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team is hosting NC State at Baum Walker for the Super Regionals. Winner goes to Omaha.
  • Community Celebration: The Hunt Ozark Highlands Nature Center is celebrating National Get Outdoors Day Saturday, and you're invited.
  • Cirque Italia: The Italian Water Circus will be performing all weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
  • Open Ears: Handshake Saints and The Swade Diablos are coming to Osage Park this weekend. Don't worry about tickets, just bring your own seat!
  • Glow Run: Bentonville Parks and Rec is hosting the Memorial Park Glow Ride tonight. Race starts at 8:45p.
  • Yoga and a bite: Apple Seeds Farms is doing morning yoga and then providing breakfast at its farm in Fayetteville tomorrow.
  • It just keeps playing: NWA has a lot more music where that came from. Check out who else is playing in the region this weekend.
  • Hook, Line, and Sinker: Grab your rod and get to the water for Arkansas's free fishing weekend, lasting from noon Friday to midnight Sunday.

Have a great weekend, and we'll see you on Monday!

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