C.L. “Charlie” & Willie George Park In Springdale Is Now Open

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) --A ribbon cutting and celebration was held for the C.L. “Charlie” & Willie George Park Saturday (June 25) in Springdale.

The city`s newest park is just under seventy acres on the east side of town and has many options for the whole community.

Casey Attaway is excited to finally have the park open.

“My daughter goes to Turnbow, we been taking her. Each day on the way to school she sees this going to school and she`s been watching the progress and been asking us when it was going to be done and we`ve been telling her sometime in the summer. So finally having it done is a big thing for all of us,” said Attaway.

Michelle McCarber and her daughter Ashley were also glad this day has finally come.

"She`s been waiting patiently for a while. The only other playground we have is all the way on the other side of town, so we needed this over in our community,” said McCarber.

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said even though the park wasn`t supposed to open until 1 p.m., people just could not wait and were at the splash pad at 10 this morning. Sprouse said it`s great to have another park as large as Tyson Park on the other side of town.

“For so many years it was the only large park we had and we`ve more than doubled in size, Springdale has since Randall Tyson park was built. So this was much needed and we`re very excited that it is finally open,” said Sprouse.

Sprouse said the more than $10 million park was paid for by a 2012 bond issue the residents of Springdale overwhelmingly approved and a generous donation by the George family.

The park also features walking and jogging trails and four pavilions.

The park will be open daily from sun up to sun down and the splash pad will open at 10 a.m. every morning.