NWA Daily's Guide to Parks in Springdale, AR

By NWA Daily | Published January 26

Get ready to explore the great outdoors in Springdale with our list of top parks! From Murphy Park, Springdale's oldest park with a pond and playground, to the state-of-the-art Runway Bike Park, there's something for everyone. Take a walk around Lake Springdale at J.B. Hunt Park or cool off in the splash pad at Shaw Family Park. Don't miss the chance to check out the upcoming expansion and renovation at Luther George Park. These parks offer a variety of recreational activities for the whole family to enjoy!


Murphy Park

📍501 S Pleasant St

Photo courtesy of Springdale Parks & Recreation

Murphy Park is Springdale's oldest park, sold to the city in 1955. It is a 40-acre site that features a play structure, a 3-acre pond open for fishing, a sand volleyball court, two rentable pavilions, 39 individual picnic tables, a 0.75-mile paved trail, and more.


J.B. Hunt Park

📍2003 Fleming Dr.

Photo courtesy of Springdale Parks & Recreation

The J.B. Hunt Park is on a 200-acre site and features Lake Springdale. There is an 18-hole disk golf course, softball fields, play structures with wood chip fall zones, separate swing sets, paved trails totaling 3 miles, a mountain bike trail, and a pump track.

Runway Bike Park

📍922 E Emma Ave

Photo courtesy of Runway Bike Park

The Runway Bike Park is a 2.75-acre "state-of-the-art" bike park perfect for outdoor bicycle skills training, and it's located at The Jones Center. On the site, there is a Bicycle Playground, a Skills Course, and a Pump Track, which is one of the largest asphalt tracks in North America.


Shaw Family Park

📍7341 W Downum Rd

Photo courtesy of nwamotherlode.com

Shaw Family Park is a 120-acre park in Northwest Springdale. It features four tennis courts, a splash pad, an extreme fitness area, two playgrounds, a dog park, five ponds (one stocked for fishing), three trails for walking or biking, two pavilions, and a natural use area.

Luther George Park

📍300 Park St

Photo courtesy of Billie Cucul - Facebook

Luther George Park is a 10-acre site with a 1/4 mile paved walking path, a pavilion with picnic tables, 21 individual picnic tables, a skate park, and 8 individual play structures with wood chip landing zones. As part of Springdale's downtown master plan and the Walton Family Foundation's Design Excellence Program, Luther Park is preparing to undergo an expansion and renovation. Learn more here.


Springdale has a variety of parks to choose from, each with their own unique features and activities. Whether you're looking for a peaceful nature walk, a fun playground for the kids, a challenging bike trail, or a place to fish and picnic, Springdale has something for everyone. So grab your friends and family, pack a lunch, and enjoy all that these beautiful parks have to offer. Don't forget to check out the upcoming improvements and renovations for Luther George Park, and stay updated on all the park events and activities on their Facebook page. Happy exploring!

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