Parks and Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department has a wide range of responsibilities in the City. They maintain three parks (Fair Park, Northside Park, and the Soccer Complex) with numerous softball and baseball fields and the newly constructed soccer fields. The Parks' Department also rents two Community Centers and a Coliseum, where they set up/take down tables and chairs and clean-up for a variety of events throughout the year.

This Department is present at Fair Park during two fairs and the annual Watermelon Festival to keep things operating smoothly. There are also many events in the Arena every year that are overseen by Parks.

The Hope Municipal Airport is under the direction of the Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Hope Visitor Information Center.

Services and amenities include:

  • Two public parks and one soccer park (4 fields)
  • Two Community Centers available for rent
  • One Coliseum with stage available for rent
  • Community Auditorium (Klipsch Auditorium at City Hall) with a stage and theatre seating for ~400 guests
  • One baseball field and 10 softball fields
  • 7 pavilions
  • Open air arena
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Over 200 RV hookups with water and 30 amp electric
  • Swimming pool
  • 2 Outdoor stages
  • 11 acre fishing lake with ramp for non-motorized boats

Rates for facility rental are located on each facility's page.


Contact Us

Summer Powell
Park Director
Fair Park Coliseum
800 S Mockingbird Ln
Hope, AR 71801
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 667
Hope AR 71802
Phone: 870-777-7500
Fax: 870-722-2533
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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