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Jay Randolph - email
Ben Geren Park
7200 South Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903

Office Hours Are:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admin Office: (479) 646-2444

*The Park Office is located at the back of the park in the Community Complex. Ask for Tammy!

*Park Closes at Dusk Daily

*Park Closed Christmas Day

*There is NO HUNTING allowed in any of Sebastian County Parks

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For your use and enjoyment of our County parks, the following Park Rules have been established.

Winter/Off Season Hours- Daylight until Dusk
Peak Season Hours-Daylight until Dusk

The following are PROHIBITED in any park/park facility controlled by Sebastian County Government and Sebastian County Parks

  • Smoking, other Tobacco Products, Vaping, e-Cigarettes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Glass containers
  • Unauthorized motor vehicles and motorized devices on grass areas or paths and trails (including ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles, scooters, etc.) This includes the areas around the pavilions and Gazebo 
  • Class 2 and 3 ebikes are prohibited on all paved and soft surface multiuse trails.
  • Littering, dumping or emptying wastewater
  • Metal Detecting
  • Disturbing or removing plants, grass, seeds, flowers, trees, rocks or otherwise disturbing any part of the environment
  • Eno or other brands of hammocks must use the wide straps that are available instead of rope. The park is establishing areas for "Eno-ing" by providing poles. If trees are used for Enos, the park reserves the right to ask park patrons not to use small or otherwise delicate trees and branches. Slacklining is not permitted at all as it has been proven to damage trees.
  • Dogs off of their leash
  • Swimming or wading in lakes, ponds or creeks
  • Fires (except in designated grills)
  • Vandalizing or defacing any structures or facility
  • Overnight camping
  • Hunting, trapping or removal of any animal. It is also prohibited to let loose/abandon any animal on county park lands
  • Failure to immediately clean up after dog or pet
  • No large animals are allowed in Ben Geren Park including horses, mules, etc.  Horses are allowed at Bob Boyer Park 
  • Amplified sound/Loud music from pavilions, Gazebo or vehicles, motorcycles, etc. On certain special events, prior approval must be secured. An event permit must be filled out.
  • Failure to observe all posted signs in park and along trails
  • There is a maximum posted speed limit of 25 mph on all park roads and 15 mph through the playground areas, parking lots and anytime pedestrians or bike riders are present

Please Contact the Sebastian County Parks Administrator, Jay Randolph, with any questions @ (479) 646-2444




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