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Our Mission

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the park assets of the greater community of Eureka Springs and to manage them in ways that maximize their benefits to present and future generations.

Eureka Springs
Parks and Recreation

The Eureka Springs City Council created the Parks and Recreation Commission in December of 1980.



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Mark Ingram, Chair                          

Rodd Gray, Vice Chair                    

Beth Giltner                                                       

Ruth Hager                       

Aaron Borey                     

Ruth Mitchell                    

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Sam Dudley, Executive Director   479-253-2866

Nicky Boyette, Parks Clerk            479-253-2866  


The Commission is established under the authority of A.C.A. 14-269-104.

Each commissioner shall be appointed for a term of five (5) years.

Do you have a suggestion for our parks, springs or lakes? Please fill out this form and return it to us as noted. We appreciate your feedback!

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2024 Artist in the Park Application

Download this application, fill it out and either email it ( to us with ALL attachments noted or bring it to the Parks office at 532 Spring Street.



Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation appreciates any and all donations to help support our parks, lakes and springs. Your generosity helps us move forward on new and exciting projects that make our parks even more user-friendly and beautiful!

To donate, click the link below and choose the amount you would like to give.


Thank you so much for your support!

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