Local Girl Scout Creates ‘Hammock Hangout’ In Fort Smith

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Despite being just 14 years old, one Girl Scout is making a difference in the community by working with Fort Smith city leaders to create a new place to relax.

Anna Tilley started the first ever "hammock hangout" at Creekmore Park. The new hangout is located near the mini golf course.

OG&E donated wooden power poles and installed them up earlier this week. All you have to do  is grab your hammock and tie it up to two posts and relax.

"We didn't have a lot of things to do in Fort Smith, so I wanted to create another fun thing for teenagers and families to come and do," said Tilley.

Tilley came up with the idea while working toward the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the highest award Girl Scouts in 6th-8th grades can earn. She took the plan to city leaders over the summer, and the Fort Smith Parks Commission approved it.

"You can see it from the road, that way people would know if other people are out here hammocking," Tilley said.

Tilley said she hopes to expand this to other local parks in the area.

"We hope to have different designs at different parks such as smaller hammock pods to put around the park," she said.