The Park at West End, Downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas


The Park at West End is a pocket park of concentrated vintage charm on the west end of historic Garrison Avenue in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas. An iconic 56-foot Ferris wheel that was featured in the 1935 World's Fair offers an unparalleled view of downtown Fort Smith, the Fort Smith National Historic Site, and the Arkansas River. The park's carousel, built and hand-painted in Treviso, Italy brings old-fashioned joy to riders of all ages. A covered arcade provides wholesome entertainment for kids and teenagers.


Tasty and affordable breakfast, lunch and dinner is available at the Boomarang Diner, which is in a restored Pullman railcar, The diner opens for business May 18, 2011.

Park Address:

15 N. 2nd Street, Fort Smith AR 72901

(Just off 2nd & Garrison, next to the Garrison Avenue Bridge going over the Arkansas River)

Park Hours:

April 11 - May 24:

Fridays 4-9 p.m. & Saturdays 10 p.m. - 9 p.m.

May 27 - August 16

Tuesdays -  4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fridays - 4 p.m. -10 p.m.
Saturdays - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

August 22 - October 31

Fridays 4-10 p.m. & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Rides are $1 each. Park admission is free.


Free parking directly across the street from The Park at West End in the 2nd Street parking lot.

Other Area Attractions:

The Park at West End is only blocks away from:

The Park at West End is available for private parties, with or without on-site catering. Contact Fort Smith Parks & Recreation for more information and to make reservations. Call 479-784-2368.

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The Park at West End is now operated by the
City of Fort Smith Parks & Recreation Department.
Learn about the City's more than two dozen gorgeous parks & trails here:



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