Ben Geren Park
Bike Trail (Mountain Bike & Paved)
One of Arkansas finest bike trails has been constructed at Ben Geren Park. This paved trail is ADA-accessible through the first mile. There are over five miles of paved trails with ongoing expansions, plus over twelve miles of rugged trails for mountain bikers and hiking. Our mountain bike trail system has been listed by the state as one of eleven premier systems in Arkansas. Click here for a Bike Trail Map.
Ben Geren Disc Golf Course is the largest and nicest course in the region. With two 18 hole courses this facility has a variety of challenges and conditions. Alternate pin placements changed monthly. Watch for water, tunnel shots, buried and hanging targets! The local association has several events throughout the year.
Professional Disc Golf Association listing [link].
Course Layout Map [link]
Ben Geren is home to a top-notch fitness trail, running 1.5 miles in length. Constructed of shale and dirt, it is partially ADA-accessible although some challenge should be expected by all users. Several fitness stations are available along the trail.
The Fort Smith area's only 27-hole championship mini-golf course offers park guests an amazing and exciting jungle adventure. For more information on Gator Golf, please contact their office at 479.646.6015 or 479.646.2444.
Golf – See Ben Geren Golf Course
Available first come-first serve, this game will provide hours of entertainment for your friend and family.
Ben Geren Park offers guests 3 large 40x40 pavilions. Each facility will handle approximately 100 people comfortably and all have electricity and water on-site. Bathrooms are conveniently located within walking distance of each pavilion. Pavilions are available by reservation by calling 479.646.2444. Cost is $30. A smaller 20x20 Gazebo is also available with electricity available and reserves for $20. It is HIGHLY recommended that you make your reservations 30 days ahead of your planned event. They are extremely popular! Please note that pavilions remain "first-come, first-serve" if no reservations have been scheduled. For the benefit of our park patrons, each pavilion has a reservation marquee which shows each month's reservations clearly.
The large playground is located in the center of the pavilion complex next to the restrooms. This playground has a variety of amenities with intended age use of specific equipment ranging from 6 months and up. There are plenty of swings, slides, climbers and more.
There is a second playground near the Community Building at the Softball Complex for ages 2 and up.
Safe Shelter Rules and Regulations
The intent of this facility is to provide safe haven for park patrons and the public at large in the event of a tornado or emergency. This facility is not intended for use during any other storm event other than when a tornado warning or emergency signal has been issued. Warnings take precedence over any planned event. The only time the doors will open to the public without a reservation will be during a warning.
This facility is available to be rented for functions and meetings.
Ben Geren is home to one of the finest soccer facilities in the Arkansas/Oklahoma area! With twelve soccer fields and more in the works, it offers area families excellent opportunities for athletic competition or just a fun day at the park learning the game. Under contract with Fort Smith Express Soccer, the Ben Geren Soccer complex hosts many regional and city tournaments annually. For more information on the Ben Geren Soccer Complex or for league/tournament signups, please contact Fort Smith Soccer Express at 479/415.6414.
Our ten field softball complex is home to adult softball leagues, including co-ed, kid's leagues, and Tee-ball. Under contract to the Ben Geren Softball Association and Sebastian County Girls Softball League, the complex offers Sebastian County residents the fun of teaching and learning while also providing competitive leagues for more advanced players. Ben Geren is home to the Fort Smith Northside Grizzly Softball Team. Contact the Ben Geren Softball Association at 479.646.9517 and the Sebastian County Girls Softball League 479.782.2827.
Ben Geren is home to one of the finest athletic facilities of its kind with the Tennis Center. With six lighted courts, our instructors will take you from beginner to ATP Pro! (It could happen!) They start with USTA Quick Start Program and work with ages 5 to 95. They offer group and private lessons, adult and junior leagues, and summer tennis camps for juniors. All instructors have been certified in Junior Development by Professional Tennis Registry. Call Instructor Katherine Whitaker at 479.675.6681 to schedule courts.
...also known locally as Stick Lake, covers about 15 acres
and sits on 42 acres of parkland. The Parks Department is planning to
renovate and stock the lake, adding fishing to Sebastian County’s
recreational offerings. There are also plans for an ADA-accessible
nature trail. Directions: .6 Miles west of Massard Road on Chad Colley on the north side of the road.
Ben Geren maintains two sand volleyball courts for family fun. Court #1 is located behind Pavilion #1 and Court #2 is located adjacent to Pavilion #2. Participants must provide their own balls but we provide the sand!
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