Hot Springs National Park surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs. The town built up around the hot springs with the result that the springs are now in the middle of the downtown area.
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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.