National Park Week 2017

Mountain tower, on Hot Springs Mountain.
Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

NPS photo: M. Marquez

 
Photo Collage of hiker, fountain, and sun rays through trees.
From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant culture and rich history, Hot Springs National Park has something for everyone

NPS photo: M. Marquez

Scheduled Programs

Daily

11: 00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
“Fordyce Bathhouse Tour”. Join a park ranger and explore the elegant Edwardian Era bathhouse.
Meet in the Fordyce lobby (369 Central Avenue).

Saturday, April 15.

9:00 a.m. “3-mile Hike”
Join us for our monthly 3rd Saturday hike.
Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse (369 Central Avenue).

10:00 a.m. “Become a Junior Ranger”
Join a park ranger and learn about Hot Springs National Park and complete the Junior Ranger activity booklet together.
Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse (369 Central Avenue).


Sunday, April 16

12:00 p.m. “Life of a Rain Drop”
Learn about watersheds, and what you can do to help keep our oceans clean.
Meet at the hot water cascade (corner of Fountain Street and Central Ave).

3:00 p.m. “Skins and Skulls”
See, touch, and learn about some of the furry, scaly, and feathered creatures in the park.
Meet at the Ozark Bathhouse (425 Central Avenue).


Monday, April 17

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. “Research-in-the-Park Presentations”
Join us as students give presentations on mapping invasive vegetation in the park, unique heat-loving organisms that live in the thermal waters, beetles in the park’s museum collection, and the geology of the Hot Springs Sandstone.
Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse theater.

Tuesday, April 18

12:30 p.m. “How Did It Get So Hot?”
Discover how the water gets hot, the park’s geology, water quality, and many more topics related to the thermal waters of the park.
Meet in the Fordyce Bathhouse (369 Central Avenue).


Wednesday, April 19

3:15 p.m. “Who, What, and Where is the National Park Service?”
Step back in time and learn about “America’s Best Idea”, the history, and evolution of the National Park Service.
Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse (369 Central Avenue).


Thursday, April 20

10:00 a.m. “Behind the Scenes Tour of
Museum Collection Storage”
Meet at the Lamar Bathhouse (515 Central Avenue). Space is limited to the first 20 people.

11:00 a.m. “Former Artist-In-Residence Poster Signing”
Local artist Gary Simmons will be at the Ozark signing posters he created for the park’s 175th birthday.
Meet at the Ozark Bathhouse (425 Central Avenue).


Friday, April 21

9:00 a.m. “The Last Hike”
4-mile, moderate-level hike on Hot Springs and North Mountain.
Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse (369 Central Avenue).

12:30 p.m. “How Did It Get So Hot?”
Discover how the water gets hot, the park’s geology, water quality, and many more topics related to the thermal waters of the park.
Meet at the Fordyce Bathhouse (369 Central Avenue).


Saturday, April 22

3:00 p.m. “The Forgotten Expedition”
Step back in time and discover the Hunter and Dunbar expedition and see items they may have brought along the way.
Meet at the Ozark Bathhouse (425 Central Avenue).

7:00 p.m. “Earth Day at the Campground”
Join a park ranger to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day.
Meet at Gulpha Gorge Campground (305 Gorge Road).

Sunday, April 23

1:00 p.m “National Park Rx Day”
Let’s Move Outside and join Hot Springs National Park in celebrating the 2nd annual National Park Rx Day!
Arlington Lawn.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Artist in Residence Workshop”
Join an Artist-In-Residence for an open art workshop including a demonstration and discussion of painting style and process.
Meet at the Ozark Bathhouse (425 Central Avenue).
















 
Fountain water
Water Is Life

NPS photo: M.Marquez

Last updated: April 18, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901

Phone:

(501) 620-6715

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