Park Palooza--April 23

collage of four photos from event last year--children in park fire truck, children getting junior ranger information, climbing wall, young girl
Bring your family for a fun-filled day on Arlington from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Group of visitors watch living historian start fire with a bow.
Living historian Don Lewis shows visitors how to start a fire with a bow.

Past Meets Present

The earliest scientific expedition to these hot springs was by William Dunbar and Dr. George Hunter in 1804. Find out how they lived and traveled with History Helpers living historians. How can you light a fire without a match or lighter? How did they go upstream in their boat? What did they find?

A badminton net will also be set up nearby. Try your hand at this recreational pastime from years gone by.


Nature Zone
Find out about the native plants and animals that live in the park.

Female ranger, young boy and girl look at Bobber dog mascot with a life jacket on and Smokey Bear
Meet Bobber the Water Safey Dog and Smokey Bear. Remember to bring a camera!

Great Outdoors

Find out about fishing, camping and hiking. Partners include Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Corps of Engineers from area lakes, and Ouachita National Forest. Have your picture made with Smokey Bear.

Into the Woods

Learn how to use a compass to find your way in the outdoors. Try a simple orienteering course.

gray climbing wall on grassy lawn, with two kids climbing on wall.
See if you can ring the bell at the top.

Arkansas National and State Parks

Find out about other national parks in the state as well as Arkansas State Park system.

Mountain Climbing

Many parks have rock and mountain climbing opportunities. Try your hand with the climbing wall.

ASL Interpreters will be present throughout the day.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901


(501) 620-6715

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