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.
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.
Closure of Happy Hollow Spring Fountain
Happy Hollow jug fountains, (located on Fountain Street), will be closed Wednesday morning (08/27/14) for maintenance. Hours of closure will be 8:00 til noon.
Fordyce Stained Glass Podcast
Hi. This is Joe Herron, Park Guide at Hot Springs National Park. Today we are going to talk about the stained glass and I am standing in the Music Room also known as the Assembly Room. Directly overhead we have the stained glass put in by the Condi-Neal Glass Company from St. Louis back in 1914-15 when the Fordyce Bathhouse was being built. The Assembly Room is adorned with musical instruments: A violin, French horn, harp. Also on first floor in the men's bath hall is Neptune's Daughter's. 8,000 pieces of glass. They are celebrating the god of water. Also, in the ladies bath hall and ladies pack room we see more stained glass put in by the Condi-Neal Glass Company.
Did You Know?
In 1892 U.S. Army Lt. Robert R. Stevens hired the noted Boston firm of Frederick Law Olmsted to create landscaping plans for Hot Springs Reservation, now Hot Springs National Park. Stevens rejected the firm’s plans in 1893, but some features were adopted and still survive today.