Hot Springs National Park News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prescribed Burn for Sugarloaf Mountain Planned
March 3, 2022 | 10:06 am
Prescribed burn on Sugarloaf Mountain on Friday, March 4th. The only closure will be on the Sunset trail between Blacksnake Rd. and Cedarglades Rd.
Hot Spring National Park West Mountain Road Extended Closure Monday, February 28 through Monday, March 14, 2022 for Continued Road Maintenance
February 28, 2022 | 2:16 pm
Hot Spring National Park West Mountain Road Extended Closure Monday, February 28 through Monday, March 14, 2022 for Continued Road Maintenance.
Hot Springs National Park Breaks Visitation Records in 2021
February 23, 2022 | 12:25 pm
Hot Springs National Park had 2,162,884 recreational visits in 2021, topping the previous visitation record set in 1970. Additionally, the park surpassed 100 million accumulated recreation visits since reporting began in 1904.