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December 4th @ 6:00pm

Parks and Recreation Commission
December 9th @ 12:00pm

Agenda Preparation
December 9th @ 5:30pm

Technical Review
December 11th @ 8:30am

Finance Meeting
December 18th @ 5:30pm

City Council
December 18th @ 6:00pm

Board of Adjustment
December 22nd @ 5:00pm

Planning Commission
December 22nd @ 5:30pm

Civil Service Commission
December 23rd @ 5:00pm

Airport Commission
December 24th @ 6:00pm

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Russellville Recreation and Parks - City Parks

Russellville City Park - Hughes Community Center
1926 - 15 acres
915 East B Street - take a Virtual Tour
Russellville City Park is located in the City Park Complex and can be accessed from East B Street. City Park facilities include two tennis courts with pickle ball courts, two basketball courts and a lighted pavilion with handicapped accessible restrooms. The pavilion seats 48 and includes electric outlets, picnic tables, a group barbeque grill and a water fountain. A .6 mile multi-purpose trail with “Born Learning” stations is located in the park. The park also has picnic tables with barbeque grills, two horseshoe pits, and two composite play structures designed for ages 5 to 12 and ages 2 to 5. The park has become our most reserved and used park.

The complex includes Vick Field (located at 915 East Parkway) which is used by RYBA for baseball practices and the Boys and Girls Club flag football league. It includes a concession and rest room facility. Also located in the complex are the Hughes Community Center, Arkansas River Valley Arts Center and the Parks Department Maintenance facilities.

City Park Tennis Courts City Park Playground

The Hughes Community Center contains three meeting rooms with seating capacities of 53, 33 and 23 and a gymnasium with seating capacity of 412 which also contains a kitchen and stage. The recreation and parks department offices and a weight room are also located in the building. The weight room includes universal weight equipment, free weights, treadmill and stationary bicycles. A weight room membership is $15 per month. Hours are 7am to 5pm on Wednesday and Friday, 7am to 8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday.

The department has eleven full-time employees who include four administrative and seven maintenance positions and fifteen part-time employees. These employees are responsible for maintaining the 18 city parks that total 752.17 acres. Contact numbers for the department are the Hughes Community Center at 479-968-1272, the maintenance shop at 479-968-1271 and the director at 479-968-1205. Building and pavilion reservations may be made in the Parks Department office located in the building; the forms are also available Online.

Hughes Center Hughes Center Fitness Center

Circle Drive Park
1974 – 1.08 Acres
1103 West 3rd Place
The park is an open field play area that contains two concrete play pads and a paved parking lot.

Confederate Mother's Memorial Park
1969 - 20 acres
1915 South Glenwood Avenue
The park is a heavily wooded knoll overlooking Russellville and the Arkansas River. The park contains a monument dedicated to the memory of Mothers of Confederate soldiers. In 1996 Confederate Mothers Memorial Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The park has natural walking trails throughout and is one of our prettiest natural areas.

Confederate Memorial Confederate Memorial

Convention Center Park
2012 - 16 Acres
The park is a 16 acre parcel located at West Birch and North Commerce. The area is to be developed at a later date.

Dike View Park
2012 - 98 Acres
The heavily wooded area is located on each side of I40 and is surrounded by Lake Dardanelle. The “Russellville Connected” trail plan that consists of 17 miles of trails will utilize this area.

Dwight Mission Boat Launch
2012 - .6 Acre
6533 US Hwy 64 W
Dwight Mission is a much used boat launch area located on Lake Dardanelle. The area is located across US Hwy 64 W from Illinois Bayou Park and will help handle any overflow from big fishing tournaments.

Harmon Park - Russellville Skate Park
1926 - 1.5 acres
205 South Jonesboro Avenue
Harmon Park is home to the Russellville Skate Park. The skate park was designed and built by Wally Hollyday Design and California Skateparks, the builders of world renowned skate boarder Tony Hawk’s private skate area. The park is well used by our skate boarding community. The premier skate park in Arkansas; the fenced in concrete park includes a bowl, rails, steps and ramps. There is a paved parking lot, picnic area and benches. Hours of operation are from daylight to dark.

Russellville Skateboarding Park Russellville Skateboarding Park

Illinois Bayou Park
2007 - 62 acres
6630 US Hwy 64 W
Illinois Bayou Park is the newest park in our park system. The park contains two improved boat ramps, a courtesy dock and ample parking area for trucks with boat trailers and cars. There are three picnic sites with barbeque grills, picnic tables and trash receptacles.

Ouita Coal Company Mountain Bike Trail
The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department is proud to announce the addition of the Ouita Coal Company Mountain bike trail to the City’s park system.  The nine mile trail is designed for mountain bikers, walkers and joggers.  The trailhead is at the Illinois Bayou Park located at 6630 US HWY 64 W.  The trail rules and map are downloadable here.  For more information call the Recreation & Parks Department at 479-968-1272.

Bayou Dock Bayou Trail Point

James School Park
1980 - 3 acres
807 West 4th Place
The park includes four full basketball courts, an open field play area, a composite playground structure, four picnic tables with grills, two horseshoe pits, benches, a lighted pavilion that seats 35 includes handicapped accessible restrooms, picnic tables, electric outlets, water fountain, benches and a group barbeque grill. There are also four square and hopscotch courts and sidewalks throughout the park.

James Park Pavilion James Park

M.J. Hickey Park
1975 – 31.24 Acres
1312 East 16th Street - take a Virtual Tour
Russellville's seven field baseball complex is located in Hickey Park along with the municipal swimming pool. It houses the fifty meter municipal swimming pool, ten picnic tables, three lighted pavilions, one with restrooms. The pavilions include electric outlets, picnic tables, group barbeque grills and benches. Pavilion #1 seats 40, pavilion #2 seats 50 and pavilion #3 seats 30. There are two concession stands, one with restrooms, two press box buildings, and a meeting room building. The park is home to Russellville Youth Baseball, American Legion baseball and Russellville High School Cyclone baseball and softball.

Hickey Park Aerial Pool Action

Pleasant View Park
1999 – Acreage included in Shiloh Lease
3595 North Arkansas Avenue
Also known as the 4-Plex, Pleasant View Park features four tournament size softball fields, a modern playground, our largest pavilion, and handicapped accessible fishing on Lake Dardanelle. The area also serves as a walking trail for area residents. The Russellville competition water ski facility is located in the west section of Pleasant View. An 18 hole disc golf course is adjacent to the competition water ski area. The disc golf course has a unique layout with open and wooded holes and is surrounded by water on three sides. During the Christmas season, Pleasant View hosts the Winter Wonderland Christmas drive thru light display.

Russellville Soccer Complex
1999 – 88.61 Acres
901 Lock & Dam Road
The park has fifteen soccer fields, a concession stand with handicapped accessible restrooms, storage room and a pavilion that seats 50. The pavilion includes picnic tables, a group barbeque grill and benches. There is a one mile improved multi-use trail and a composite, handicapped accessible playground structure. Youth and adult soccer leagues use the soccer complex from March through November

Playground at the Soccer Complex Soccer Action

Sequoyah Park
1992 – 1.5 Acres
1805 West 12th Street
Next to Sequoyah Elementary, Sequoyah Park offers patrons a pavilion which seats forty people. The pavilion includes picnic tables, benches and a group barbeque grill. There are handicapped accessible restrooms with a drinking fountain, a playground area that includes two composite play structures connected by a track ride, trapeze rings, three spring toys and benches. The park is fenced for patron’s safety and is ideal for birthday parties for kids.

Sequoyah Pavilion Sequoyah Playground

Sheppard Drive Fields
1997 – 8 Acres
1222 Sheppard Drive
The park consists of an adult soccer field and a U-10 field. The fields are used for soccer practices, cross country track meets and festival parking.

Shepherd Field Shepherd Field

Shiloh Park
1967 – 332 Acres
3405 North Arkansas Avenue - take a Virtual Tour
Located adjacent to Pleasant View Park, Shiloh Park has two lighted softball fields, three open field play areas, a sand volleyball court, two tennis courts that also serve as pickle ball courts and a basketball court, two boat ramps (one improved, one unimproved), seven picnic tables, a concession stand with handicapped accessible restroom and a meeting room, storage building, restrooms, and a new composite play structure that is fenced and lighted for security and safety. The Boys and Girls Club fall youth flag football league and summer youth softball leagues, the church and City adult softball leagues all have utilize Shiloh Park for their games. The park has a lighted pavilion that seats 50 to 60 people. The pavilion includes picnic tables, a group barbeque grill and electric outlets. The park borders Lake Dardanelle which provides fishing access in numerous areas. The River Valley Radio Control Flying Club and the River Valley Radio Control Car Club use an area in Shiloh Park for flying radio controlled airplanes and operating radio controlled cars.

Tennis at Shiloh Shiloh Pavilion

Veterans Park
1967 – 2.03 Acres
1005 North Detroit Avenue
Veterans Park has a lighted American Flag, a plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the VFW and other markers dedicated to veterans in the park. The park has two basketball courts, a new composite play structure, playground equipment, an open field area, gazebo and picnic tables. The playground area is fenced in for safety. The park contains a freeze-proof handicapped accessible water fountain.

Veterans Park Veterans Park Lawn

Washburn Park
1996 – 48 Acres
1185 Lakefront Drive
Named for Cephas Washburn, this park is a favorite for family gatherings. The park has a lighted pavilion that seats 40. The pavilion includes electric outlets and a group barbeque grill. Handicapped accessible restrooms are located near the pavilion. In the park area are twenty-five picnic tables and a trailhead to Bona Dea Trails. The playground area includes a composite play structure and three benches.

Ouita Boat Lanch is across the street from the park also features two improved boat ramps and a courtesy dock on Lake Dardanelle. It is home to Hospice Point, an area dedicated to the memory of patients served by the Arkansas Department of Health Hospice. The park is also features a large island.

Washburn Park Washburn Pavilion

There are many fun things to do in Russellville. We offer:
- Disc Golf
- Organized Sports
- Skateboarding
- Swimming
- Tennis

With 14 parks covering 617 acres, there is plenty of room for fun and relaxation in Russellville.

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View the Park System Map for more information about the parks.

Russellville Recreation and Parks - 1000 E. Parkway (Ph: 479-968-1272, Fax: 479-968-4103)