Shaw Family Park Open for Business

April 6, 2021


Shaw Family Park Open for Business

City of Springdale

Springdale's Shaw Family Park is now open for business. The 121 acre park is located at the corner of West Downum Avenue and Ball Street in Northwest Springdale and features two playgrounds, an extreme fitness area, tennis courts, a dog park, and splash pad (biggest in the city!)

  • Quote: "It's a family park," said Chad Wolf, director of the city Parks and Recreation Department. "It's a big space Springdale has never really had."

  • Once everything's said and done, the city will have spent around $10 million on construction of the park. In 2012, the city bought the 121 acre tract from Arvest Bank with funds from a bond issuance. The remaining balance comes from the 2018 bond issue, which included $21.3 million for parks. A future bond issue may be used to cover the costs of ball fields and a water recycling system in the splash pad. NWA Democrat-Gazette

  • Bonus points: The grand lawn is intentionally wired so the space could be used for concerts or movies. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission will stock two ponds for fishing and three trails will cover almost 3 miles around the park.

This is the first of several park improvements the City of Springdale is considering. You can read the full article HERE.

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