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    Hot Springs

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  • RFP for Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses

    Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.

  • Elevator closure

    Hot Springs National Park regrets to announce that the elevator in the Fordyce Visitor Center is closed for maintenance. The upper and lower levels are accessible only by stairways. The elevator will be placed back into service in about 4 to 6 weeks.

  • 2015 Artist-in-Residence Program Cancelled

    Due to the 100th anniversary celebration for the Fordyce Bathhouse, there will be no Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park for 2015. Check back later next year for announcements and application information for the 2016 AIR program.

Arlington Lawn to Close for Repairs

view from hillside looking down on pool where people are sitting listening to park ranger
Arlington Lawn and hot spring water cascade will have a landscape facelift.
NPS Photo by Gail Sears

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News Release Date: July 27, 2012
Contact: Mark Scott, 501-620-6861

Beginning on Monday, July 30, 2012, Arlington Lawn at the north end of Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park will be closed to the public to accomplish needed improvements.

Work at the Arlington Lawn will include realigning current sidewalks, refacing the display spring pools with natural tufa rock, installing a sprinkler system, and installing new sod.

The hot springs water cascade will not be accessible during this renovation.

According to the work schedule, the lawn is to reopen in late October.

Did You Know?

copy of lithograph from a publication showing the valley of the hot springs with Hot Springs Creek on the right and two men in the foregroun

Hot Springs Reservation, the first designation of Hot Springs National Park, was set aside by Congress in 1832. This makes Hot Springs National Park the oldest unit in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park.