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Kids: Fun in the Sun at Pools, Splash Pads, Trains and Ferris Wheels

Kids: Fun in the Sun at Pools, Splash Pads, Trains and Ferris Wheels

Parrot Island Waterpark at Ben Geren Regional Park

Who: All ages
What: Situated in Ben Geren Regional Park, Parrot Island offers a wave pool, water slides, a lazy river, activity pool and much more. Admission is $15 for those over 48 inches tall and $10 for those under 48 inches. Children 3 years and younger are free. Season passes are available.
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Aug. 13 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Aug. 19-Sept. 4.
Where: Ben Geren Regional Park, 7300 Zero Street, Fort Smith, 479-788- 6550

Tiny Tot Time
Who: Tiny guests age 5 and under
What: Tiny Turtle Island is open exclusively for the little ones and parents every Tuesday morning during the season. Admission is $5 for children 48 inches and under; free for parents.
When: 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Where: Tiny Turtle Island, Parrot Island Waterpark, 7300 Zero Street, Fort Smith

Fort Smith Parks & Recreation Pool Schedule

Pools & Splashpads
Who: Swimmers of all ages
What: The Creekmore Park Pool is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Cost to swim is $1 for ages 6 and under and $2 for ages 7 and older. Season passes are available.

May 27-Aug. 6 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday-Saturday 1-6 p.m. Sunday

Aug. 12-Sept. 3 (Weekends only) 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 1-6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 4 (Labor Day) 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Compass Park Splashpad & Martin Luther King Jr. Park Splashpad
9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Labor Day

Creekmore Park 3201 South M Street, Fort Smith.
Compass Park 115 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith
Martin Luther King Jr. Park 1815 North Greenwood Avenue, Fort Smith

Creekmore Park Train Rides

Who: All ages
What: The legendary Creekmore Express railraod at Creekmore Park will operate extended hours through the warm weather months. Visitors can take a ride around the scenic park for only 25 cents.
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday 1-6 p.m. Sundays
Holiday hours are 1-6 p.m. and are celebrated on July 4 and Sept. 4.
Where: Creekmore Park, Rogers Avenue and South 31 Street, Fort Smith.

The Park at West End

Who: All ages
What: Known for its Ferris wheel from the 1935 World’s Fair in Chicago, the Park at West End is one of Fort Smith’s most iconic spots. The park offers rides on the Ferris Wheel and its vintage, hand-painted carousel, as well as a covered arcade for youth. Guests can also grab a bit to eat from Patrick’s Burger. Park admission is free; rides are $1.
When: 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 4-10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays Where: The Park at West End, 15 North 2 Street, Fort Smith. 479-784-2368

This information appears in the June 2017 Kids Issue of Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine.

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