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Hot Springs National Park News

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  • Experience the Total Eclipse at Hot Springs National Park

    March 22, 2024 | 3:53 pm

    Hot Springs National Park anticipates large crowds and heavy traffic in the days before, during, and after the eclipse on April 8, 2024. Starting Thursday, April 4, and extending through Monday, April 8, the park will host special events and community programs, and implement select road closures to ensure visitor safety and resource protection.

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  • Hot Springs National Park Plans for Prescribed Fires

    February 23, 2024 | 11:23 am

    Hot Springs National Park is planning to conduct prescribed burns on portions of Hot Springs Mountain on Monday, February 26 and West Mountain and a portion of Whippoorwill on Thursday, February 29, 2024, if weather conditions remain favorable.

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  • Hot Springs National Park to conduct hazard tree removal

    January 2, 2024 | 2:53 pm

    Beginning January 8, 2024, crews from Hot Springs National Park will be conducting hazard tree removal on all park-maintained roadways.

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  • Whittington Creek bank stabilization project to begin October 13

    October 13, 2023 | 9:29 am

    For the next 6 months, crews will be working to restabilize the banks along Whittington Creek on the West side of Whittington Park. Work on the project will begin on Friday, October 13 and is expected to continue through March 11, 2024, while the historic rock walls along the bank are deconstructed, reinforced, and replaced.

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  • Hot Springs National Park to plant magnolia trees on Bathhouse Row

    October 12, 2023 | 9:01 am

    Hot Springs National Park is dedicated to preserving the historic Magnolia Promenade and ensuring that the Southern Magnolia trees can continue to safely thrive for generations to come. Starting on October 15, five Southern Magnolia trees, Magnolia grandiflora, will be planted to replace five hazardous trees that will be removed.

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  • Hot Springs National Park to host Hot Springs Water Festival to highlight water conservation in the Hot Springs area

    October 4, 2023 | 5:01 pm

    Hot Springs National Park will host the Hot Springs Water Festival on October 7th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on the Arlington Lawn near historic Bathhouse Row.

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  • Hot Springs National Park announces 2023 Artist-in-Residence

    July 25, 2023 | 10:30 am

    Hot Springs National Park has selected Sofie van Doorn as the 2023 Artist-in-Residence (AIR). van Doorn is a contemporary dancer and choreographer and will be the park’s first such artist selected as an AIR. Since the program’s inception in 2004, the park has hosted 65 different artists, poets, musicians, ceramicists, weavers, quilters, photographers, and writers from across the nation.

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  • Prescribed fires planned at Hot Springs National Park

    March 13, 2023 | 9:24 am

    Hot Springs National Park is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on portions of Hot Springs Mountain on Wednesday March 15, 2023, depending on weather conditions.

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  • Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center to close for new exhibit installation

    January 6, 2023 | 8:30 am

    The Fordyce Bathhouse Visitor Center and Museum at Hot Springs National Park will close on Tuesday, January 17 and remain closed through mid-February 2023. During this time, National Park Service staff and contractors will install new interpretive exhibits inside the facility. The visitor center lobby will remain open to the public.

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  • There is an alternate cold water spring fountain, Whittington Spring, located on Whittington Ave. near the Hot Springs National Park Maintenance Facility.

    May 11, 2022 | 4:01 pm

    Due to a break in the water line, the Happy Hollow Cold Springs Fountain located on Fountain Street, is closed for repairs. The timeframe for reopening the fountain is unknown at this time.

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