FORT SMITH – Two city parks will see the construction of splash pads in the near future thanks to action taken by the Fort Smith City Board on Tuesday. Under the terms of the new deal, the now-defunct wading pools at both Woodlawn Park and Tilles Park will be converted to the splash pad concept.

The City is entering into a contract with Creative Design Pools to oversee the project, at a cost of just under $400,000.

Directors also entertained a request from a Fort Smith non-profit to potentially close 13th Street between Rogers Avenue and Garrison Avenue. 64.6 Downtown says they are developing a park of their own, that would include a statue of Judge Isaac Parker.

The following Fort Smith residents were appointed to commissions:

  • Richard Morris – City Planning Commission
  • Josh Carson – City Planning Commission
  • LeeAnn Cox – Animal Services Advisory Board
  • Robert Naumoff – Animal Services Advisory Board
  • Stacie Gibson – Animal Services Advisory Board
  • Jim Harris – Housing Assistance Board
  • Karen Wuthrich – Housing Assistance Board
  • Sara Edmiston – Housing Assistance Board

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