In the rain, crews worked at Ben Green Park on several construction/improvement projects on Friday. A Sebastian County judge said four or five years of planning all started to come together right now, so there’s a lot to be done.
The park is getting a facelift and some new stuff that the Fort Smith community will enjoy. A report on 5NewsOnline reported that because the park has been here since 1972, some of the features needed to be updated.
What’s changing? There will be new softball fields, new lighting for the soccer fields, a trail that leads to Terrain Park and a tennis facility. Sebastian County Judge Dave Hudson is working with Aquatics International so they can construct an aquatics park.
That will be a lot of fun. Apparently Hudson polled a lot of people in the county – or just talked to them – and asked them what kind of new things they would like to see at Ben Green Park, and people said an aquatics park.
Some of the things the aquatics park might include are lap lanes, a play area for toddlers, a few water slides, a lazy river and a place where adults can swim as they keep watch over their toddlers.
Before they complete the design for the aquatics park, Hudson said he’ll get some feedback from the community. The park’s construction should be done by the summer of 2014.
This is another example of what Fort Smith offers natives and newcomers alike. Parks are a very important part of our community, and when they fix one up and add features and fun things to do, it brightens up the whole community and gives people low-cost ways to enjoy themselves.
What do you think about the aquatic park? If asked, tell them your thoughts.