Conway Parks Project

The Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership faculty and students, along with faculty and students from the UCA Geography and Environmental Sciences programs, as well as City of Conway staff are taking part in a research and planning project for the City of Conway parks.  The project is funded in part through a Metroplan Minigrant awarded to UCA for the development of a master plan for parks and recreation facilities in the City of Conway.   Collection and analysis of data on the existing parks system, including amenities within the parks, park usage in differing City Wards, and connectivity between the park locations began in January 2013.  Preliminary findings will be presented to Conway City Board and interested public on September 24, 2013.  The project team plans to hold a town meeting to discuss their findings and gather additional data on park usage and the public’s input on future park development during October 2013.  Faculty and students propose to have the project completed in early 2014.

Town Hall Meeting Dates

Wards 1 & 3 - Thursday October 17, 2013 from 7pm at the McGee Center, 3800 College Avenue

Ward 2 - Wednesday October 23, 2013 from 6pm at the Conway Public Library,  1900 Tyler Street

Ward 4 - Thursday October 24, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Girls and Boys Club, 1405 Robins

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Parks project team




Laurel_Park_JH Fifth_Ave Park Map

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