Updated Park Closures

West Fork Park Closings updates as of April 7, 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 – closed to curb the number of visitors at the park at one time

*Limited parking spaces remain open, if no spaces are available and\or park is crowded please return when park\lot is less crowded.

Swimming – park access to the river for swimming is closed

Playground equipment – closed

Pavilions – closed

Portable Toilets – closed

Community Center Park:

Playground equipment – closed

Pavilions – closed

Portable Toilets – closed

Ballfield – closed to groups\teams

Carter Park:

Tennis Courts – open

Disk Golf Course – open

Ballfields\batting cages – closed to groups\teams

Basketball courts – closed to groups

Pavilions – closed

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

Baseball\Softball 2020 Season Canceled.

With public schools closing for the remainder of the year and the AAA banning sports activities through May 30th due to COVID-19, the WCCL has regretfully canceled the 2020 baseball\softball season. Participants will be contacted ASAP regarding the refund process.

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.

Committee Minutes

December 2018 Committee Minutes
January 2019 Committee Minutes