Bryant Parks Covid19 Information

The Bryant Parks Department is putting a plan in place, based on current recommendations from the Governor’s office and the CDC, of a tentative partial re-opening of the community center at Bishop Park.
“The Center at Bishop Park does not fit into an exact model of a gym or weightlifting facility that is being referenced in the Phase 1 recommendations by the Governor, states Mayor Allen Scott. This community center serves as a hub for both recreation and meetings in our city. The health and safety of our community members remain our top priority, and must be considered as we evaluate the implementation of re-opening”.


In an effort to safely implement these recommendations to our members, we have set atentative re-open date of  May 22nd.
This opening will not be a full service reopen, will be limited to members only, and is dependent on the arrival of the required PPE and sanitation supplies for our staff members and facility.  


“We take the responsibility of reopening our facilities very seriously.  With the wide demographic of residents that utilize the center, our focus is to ensure we are balancing the services we provide to the community, while at the same time safeguarding those customers or staff that are most vulnerable” added Bryant Parks Director, Chris Treat.
Members will not be billed a membership fee for the month of May.

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

Reopening Timeline

All Parks offices will remain closed to the public.

The Parks Department will be following CDC and local Health department guidelines when determining the reopening of these amenities or fields.  

These dates are subject to change.

Public restrooms will remain closed.

social distancing and mask guidlines must be followed. 

PARKFACILTYOPENING DATE
BISHOP PARKBALL FIELDSMAY 8TH
ASHLEY PARKBALL FIELDS
MAY 8TH
ALCOA PARKBALL FIELDS
MAY 8TH
MIDLAND PARKSOCCER FIELDSMAY 8TH
BISHOP PARKDISC GOLF COURSEMAY 11TH
MILLS PARKTENNIS COURTSMAY 11TH
MILLS PARKPAVILIONSMAY 11TH
BISHOP PARKTHE CENTERMAY 22ND
BISHOP PARKLAP POOLMAY 22ND
SPRINGHILL PARKPLAYGROUNDCLOSED TBD
MILLS PARKPLAGROUNDCLOSED TBD
MILLS PARK
BASKETBALL COURTCLOSED TBD
ALCOA PARKBARK PARK (DOG PARK)MAY 26TH
BISHOP PARKSPLASH PADMAY 30TH
BISHOP PARKTHERAPY POOLMAY 22ND
MILLS PARKPOOLMAY 30TH

We will keep the public informed.

Trails remain open at this time. 

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

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.