FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: A press release issued by the City of Fort Smith announces the playground will now be ready to open on Wednesday, May 11 at noon.


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: According to a press release from the city of Fort Smith, the playground will remain closed through May 12. Weather conditions throughout the week have delayed repairs.

The release says the playground is expected to reopen by May 13.


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The playground at John Bell, Jr. Park, located at 1900 Riverfront Drive will be temporarily closed on Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6, to allow for the repair of surfacing around a support beam for the shade structure. 

According to a press release, the playground is expected to reopen on Saturday, May 7. Contractors for the City of Fort Smith will be completing the work on the playground beginning Monday morning.

Citizens will need to refrain from utilizing the playground to allow time for the materials to cure.