Bryant Parks Covid19 Information

Mayor Allen Scott would like to issue the following statement regarding the recent decisions by the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Health in closing Bryant School District and surrounding Saline County Schools.

“With the recent presumptive positive in Saline County, we would be remiss to not follow the recommendations placed before our schools by leading health authorities to prevent the spread of the virus here in our community.  At this time, the city is making a very difficult decision to cancel, or suspend, any organized group activities such as sports tournaments, competitions, and other related events located within our Bryant Parks Systems. 

The Center at Bishop Park and the Bryant Aquatic Center will also remain closed, effective tomorrow through the tentative date of May 22nd.

Please check back, as we will keep the community updated via this page. 

CLOSURES

All Parks offices are closed to the public.

Until further notice, all City of Bryant Parks facilities are closed to the public and include the following:

  • The Center at Bishop Park and Aquatic Facility
  • Ball fields at Bishop Park, Ashley Park, and Alcoa Park
  • Soccer fields at Midland Park, Alcoa Park, and Bishop Park
  • All playgrounds, tennis courts, and outdoor basketball courts
  • Disc Golf course at Bishop Park
  • Bark Park at Alcoa Park
  • All outdoor restrooms

We will keep the public informed as to when facilities will reopen. 

Trails will remain open at this time. 

If this changes, we will update this page. Please use the CDC recommended guidelines when out in public spaces.

RESERVATIONS

All reservation that have been made between March 13th- April17th will be refunded fully. If you had a reservation during this time and have not received your refund please email us at Parks@cityofbryant.com

Currently, we are not taking any reservations through April 30th at this time. 

SUSPENDED PROGRAMS

All City of Bryant Parks Department programs are suspended. If you are a participant in any of our programs you will be notified when programs resume. 

To our Members of The Center at Bishop Park; during this time, we will be freezing all active membership accounts. If your account was prepaid, we will be crediting your account for the entire length of closure. All monthly withdrawl accounts will not incur new monthly charges during the closure. If you have already been charged in March, you will not be charged in April.

If you have registered for any programs that begin at the end of March and would like a refund, please email Parks@cityofbryant.com

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Our partner organizations have currently closed/suspended youth and senior programming.

  • Bryant Public Schools
  • Bryant Senior Center
  • Bryant Boys and Girls Club
  • Central Arkansas Soccer Club
  • Bryant Athletic Association 
  • Bryant Softball Association 
  • Racers Swim Team 
  • Barracuddas Swim Team

If you have traveled from a COVID-19 affected area, please call the office of your medical provider for instructions and guidance on any possible restrictions or what symptoms to watch for.   

For additional recommendations, the CDC has an easy reference link that can assist https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html.  We also encourage our residents to sign up for city notifications via NOTIFY ME through our website.  This is the quickest way to receive direct communications from the city departments.