Independence Day Celebration


The City of West Fork Fireworks Display will be held Thursday, July 2nd at 9:30 pm. The display will be shot from Carter Park and is designed to be visible throughout the city. Because of an extended “fallout zone” which will encompass the entire area of Carter Park, the park will be closed during the event. Citizens are encouraged to watch the display from their homes or find an area where the skies above Carter Park are visible. Due to COVID-19 we will not have other activities (food, music, waterslides, etc.) at this year’s event.

Updated Park Closures

West Fork Park Closings updates as of June 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19 the following activities and facilities are closed until further notice:

Gathering of groups of 10 or more people at any West Fork Park, for any reason, is NOT allowed!!!

Normal park activities (unless listed below) i.e. walking, fishing, frisbee, playing, etc. are allowed at the parks if they are NOT done in groups and proper social distancing is practiced.  

Riverside Park:

Walking trails – open

Main parking lot – open

Pavilions – open

Swimming – park access to the river for swimming is closed

Playground equipment – closed

Portable Toilets – closed

Community Center Park:

Pavilions – open

Playground equipment – closed

Ballfield – open (no large groups)

Portable Toilets – closed

Carter Park:

Tennis Courts – open

Disk Golf Course – open

Pavilions – open

Ballfields\batting cages – open (no large groups)

Basketball courts – open (no large groups)

Restrooms – closed

Remember these guidelines when using any of the City Parks:

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to the parks — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use parks and trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Always observe the CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Practice it as you walk the trails, play tennis, disc golf, etc.
  • Note that public restrooms are closed — be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.
  • Bring water or drinks — public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.
  • Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash, take everything out to protect park workers

The Parks Department is selling banner advertisements for our Carter Park Sports Complex. Information letter and sponsorship forms can be downloaded or picked up at City Hall. For more information call City Hall at 479-839-2342.

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