#GetOutside: Airport Park

  • #GetOutside, Published
  • 19 Apr 2016
  • Log Cabin Democrat

My last #GetOutside article was a cautiously optimistic review of Fifth Avenue Park’s potential. Airport Park is just down the street, so I decided that would make a logical next destination in my scavenger hunt of Conway’s parks.

At six acres, Airport Park is a little larger than what I think of as a pocket park, but it’s pretty small in the grand scheme of neighborhood parks.

The City’s Parks and Rec department’s website (conwayparks.com) seems to be out of date in its description of Airport Park’s amenities. It does have a softball field with two serviceably covered dugouts, a few swings, and a few benches, but the sea-saws, grill, and picnic tables mentioned on their site seem to have disappeared. The basketball goal is still there, however it is installed on the end of a parking lot – right next to a vehicle entrance. Not mentioned on their site, but important for any visitors, there is a port-a-pottie on site, but no running water.

Airport Park’s address is 425 6th Street – just across the street from the Central Landing construction site. I’m a little confused on why it has two parking lots, but I was pleased to see a small amount of bike parking.

I had a feeling that the planned re-construction of 6th Street and the potential of Central Landing have had an impact on the lack of investment in both Airport Park and Fifth Avenue Park, so I reached out to Mayor Townsell to find out…

Read full article at bit.ly/AirportParkVisit