Bishop Park

Bishop Park Trails (Proposed)

Location: 6401 Boone Road, Bryant, Arkansas
Acreage: 106 acres

Facilities: Nine baseball fields, six softball fields, two football/soccer/multipurpose fields, an indoor/outdoor aquatic facility, outdoor splash pad, two ponds, disc golf course, community center, Boys & Girls Club, Senior Activity Center, paved parking, fencing, dugouts, and natural walking trail. The department has also started on the beginning phases of a fishing pier that will be located on one of the ponds.

FACTS:

Classes: Lifeguard certification, adult basketball, adult flag football, adult kickball, adult swim lessons, adult volleyball, cheerleading program, aqua Zumba, running clinic, youth basketball, BASS swim program, beginner boot camp, Biggest Loser competition, regular boot camp, deep water aerobics, home school swim school, water aerobics, kickboxing, mom and me swim class, swim school levels 1-6, culinary class, youth volleyball, yoga, youth karate, youth tennis, youth track, Zumba, Silver Sneaker and Silver Splash fitness programs.

History: In July 2006, Bryant residents passed tax initiatives to fund the complex. A 1/8-cent sales tax will finance the operation and maintenance of the complex and all city parks. In April 2007, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to begin the construction of the facilities. The park includes nine baseball fields, six softball fields, two multipurpose/full-sized soccer fields, irrigation system, backstops, lighting systems turned on and off via satellite, press boxes, two ponds, two pools surrounded by glass, concession stands and parking for up to 1,000 cars

The Center is 75,000 square-feet which is also home to the Bryant Senior Activity Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant. The Center features three regulation-size basketball courts, a large indoor cushioned walking trail, aerobics room, state-of-the-art work out fitness equipment, activity and service areas, a concession area, administrative offices, and storage rooms. There are also meeting rooms located throughout the facility.

The Aquatic Center is a 26,000-square-foot all glass facility with a retractable roof . It features an eight-lane, 25-yard, four-feet and six inch deep to 12-feet deep competition lap pool with a 1-meter diving board and touch pads; a 26-jet heated therapeutic pool with handicap accessibility railing, that ranges from two and half feet deep to five feet deep areas with bench seating; shower areas; a concession area; lifeguard area; numerous restrooms; and birthday party rooms.

In 2012, the department opened a splash pad facility at Bishop Park. This facility is a no-depth, concrete slab which makes it beneficial for youth. The splash pad has a pavilion, picnic area, and multiple spray and bucket features.