Parks and Recreation

Siloam Springs Kayak Park Closed


The Siloam Springs Kayak Park is closed until further notice due to Governor Hutchinson’s Executive Order 20-43.
 https://governor.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/executiveOrders/EO_20-43.pdf   


Executive Order 20-43 requires face coverings where social distancing of (6) feet cannot be maintained. Due to the nature of the recreation and operation of the Kayak Park, this would be exceptionally challenging.  
 

We will continue to evaluate the situation and will monitor COVID-19 information closely.   

Parks and Recreation Logo

The Siloam Springs Family Aquatic Center will open to the public on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Hours of operation will be Thursday – Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 pm, and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This will be effective through August 16. Beginning August 22, the FAC will be open on weekends only.

In order to comply with the Arkansas Department of Health directive for public pools, restrictions will be in place. These include:
• No baby pool.
• Capacity of the pool will be restricted to 125 patrons at a time.
• Patrons will have to provide name, phone number, and how many minors are with them.
• Lounge chairs will be placed 6ft apart.
• 6ft social distancing between patrons except for family groups.
• The main gate will be used as the entrance; the side gate will be used for the exit.
• Employees will be screened for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms daily.
• No swim lessons.
• No pavilion reservations.
• No large group entry.
• No Memberships (exception: MERA).
• No facility rental.
• No pool toys (patrons will only be allowed to bring towels and a coast-guard approved flotation device).
• Signage placed around the facility to remind patrons of social distancing.
• Markings will be placed on the ground to show proper social distancing.
• Staff will sanitize commonly touched areas throughout the day.
• Staff will conduct thorough sanitizing before the pool opens and after it closes.
• No outside food or drink except for water. Water fountains will not be operational.
• Concessions will be available for purchase.
Patrons can bring sanitizing wipes if they want to sanitize tables or chairs. With limited lounge chairs we encourage you to bring a blanket and use the grassy areas for sitting.

Hours of operation for the water feature at Memorial Park are Monday  - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. 

The following restrictions will be in place:
• Signage throughout the facility to remind patrons of social distancing and use at own risk.
• Mark off spaces around water feature to show proper distancing
• Water fountain will not be operational.
• Water feature will run continuously.

As Governor Hutchinson eases State-wide restrictions based on continuing decline in COVID-19 cases, the City of Siloam Springs will begin easing local restrictions and re-opening City facilities including parks.

When using trails and park lands, please follow the National Recreation and Park Association’s recommendations on social distancing minimums. https://www.nrpa.org/blog/keeping-a-safe-social-distance-in-parks-and-on-trails-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/    

There are a number of specific recommendations for advising the public to keep safe social distancing when in parks or on trails 

  • Follow CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails — wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc. 
  • Observe at all times CDC’s minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike. 

  • Please wear a mask when out on the trails and in park areas when you cannot practice social distancing.

  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn. 

  • Park amenities that include the likelihood of physical contact between participants, such as basketball courts, soccer and softball fields, will remain closed.

  • Public restrooms are sanitized once daily.  Use at your own risk.  Use hand sanitizer or wash hands before and after use.

    Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department via phone 479-524-5779 or email parks@siloamsprings.com for additional information.



Registration Forms



There are currently no registration forms available. 

ZUMBA  (must register with Parks and Recreation first by calling 524-5779). 

  • Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
  • 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
  • Community Building 110 N. Mt. Olive
  • $2.00 Per Class

YOGA  suspended until further notice