Prairie Grove has excellent parks, with the Aquatic Park drawing over 23,000 guests last year alone.
Delford Rieff Park has excellent baseball facilities and over 35 teams participate in summer ball programs. The park also includes a walking track, sand volleyball, Murph Pair Skate Park, and the Prairie Grove Aquatic Park.
Mock Park, a small but quaint oasis in downtown Prairie Grove, is home to the beautiful Anna Holmes Dorman Public Library. This brick and native stone building houses books of all interests, public computers, videos, and many other programs and services. The library’s counterpart, the Prairie Grove Children’s Library, is located just across Mock Park and is the only stand alone children’s library in the state. The library focuses on the child, and provides reading opportunities in a much more relaxed environment than is normally found in a library setting. Games, computers, and a wide array of children’s programs and activities make this the place to be for kids. Mock Park also includes a state of the art playground, complete with a space net, basketball courts, gazebo, picnic tables, and of course summer color.
The state’s only Civil War Battlefield State Park is located in Prairie Grove and offers miles of hiking trails, a historic driving tour, historic period buildings, a museum, and many special programs throughout the year. On Labor Day, the park hosts tens of thousands of visitors the annual Clothesline Fair, one of the top arts and crafts venues in the South.
Other nearby attractions include Devil’s Den State Park, Bob Kidd Lake, and Lake Wedington. Opportunities for camping, swimming, fishing, and just enjoying nature abound. Numerous clubs are available that encourage camaraderie, projects, and local civic pride. The Masonic Temple, Lion’s Club, Women’s Federated Club, Jr. Civic League, Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of the Library all welcome new members.