This corner piece park to downtown has everything you might want for a beautiful day in Siloam Springs. Adjacent to the Siloam Springs Public Library, Memorial Park holds a space for the Farmers Market, a beautiful pavilion, an interactive water feature, the KIA Veteran’s Memorial, lush green space, and the Chautauqua Amphitheater.
***Memorial Park and the Chautauqua Amphitheater is not a rentable or reservable facility at this time. ***
The water feature is set to operate from Monday- Sunday- 10:00 am-8:00 pm.
To operate the water feature, one must push the button on the grey bollard located in the NW corner of the feature. Once activated, the feature will run for 20 minutes before needing to be reactivated.
Wind sensors will reduce the height of water spray at certain wind speeds, and will turn off the water feature during period of high winds (15 MPH or greater)
Join us Saturday, August 7, at 7:00 for Divas on Fire! This FREE concert at the Chautauqua Amphitheater is part of the Memorial Park Summer Series. Grab dinner, blankets, chairs, and your friends and family for a wonderful night of amazing music. https://www.divasonfire.com/
About Divas on Fire:
The music of Divas On Fire is a smoldering blend of blues stoked with embers of soul. Listen and you’ll hear the power and harmony of six voices blazed with the influences from Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Bobby Blue Bland to Susan Tedeschi. Watch and you’ll see these women burn it up at festivals such as Northwest Arkansas “Bikes Blues and BBQ” or headlining the “Greater Ozarks Blues Festival“ of Springfield MO. Presenting sets of original music, the six vocalists are Rachel "Brick" Fields, Dawn Cate, Liz Lottmann, Ocie Fisher, and Tori Rudolph. The band includes drummer Diane Rudolph and bassist Alma Blecher. On special occasions, we bring in keyboardist Lala Craig, guitarist Eef.
Their collective history includes a Sam Phillips recording artist, National and International touring artists, some Northwest Arkansas Music Awards winners, several Arkansas competition winners for the International Blues Competition, an Arkansas Blues Hall of Famer. The name Divas on Fire is more of a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that they have all been called musical divas, but in reality, each puts the music and each other first.
Music is part of who are from the inside out. Since making our debut at Bikes, Blues & BBQ, the Divas have been busy playing regional festivals and club gigs. We’ve been focusing on writing original material and honing arrangements. You’ve heard the adage “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. We are a group made stronger still by the experience of our individual members. Divas On Fire is a way for synergy to take over and magnify our strengths in an emotionally powerful connection to our audiences. Drawing on our individual experiences as songwriters and touring artists, we fan the flames to give audiences a moving experience they can see, hear and feel deep down.
How Memorial Park Came to Be
The City was awarded a Design Excellence Grant up to $300,000 for the design of the park by the Walton Family Foundation in October 2016. CARBO landscape architectural firm out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the firm awarded the contract for the Design Excellence grant from the Walton Family Foundation. A Request for proposals was published November 2016 and the firm was officially approved by the Siloam Springs Board of Directors Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
On November 21, 2017, plans for the (previously known as) Medical Springs Park Final Design were presented to the Board of Directors. The total estimated cost at this meeting was around $3,400,000. The plans were based on 50% drawings, and the estimated cost did not include the additional costs in design fees, the furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE), bike racks, limestone block, or pre-construction fees. These additional costs would have increased the original estimate to $3,660,000.