The eastern entrance to downtown Fort Smith has been transformed into a memorable gateway into the city's downtown area thanks to The Unexpected project.
This effort by 64.6 Downtown is meant to improve the entrance but is not a permanent solution.
Isaac C. Parker, Frontier Judge & Community Leader, will be the featured subject. He represents law and order in the late 1800’s and was an advocate for equal opportunity in education and for women’s rights.
Judge Parker will be joined by John Carnall who represents public education, and Sister of Mercy, Mother Superior Mary Teresa Farrell, who represents the establishment of health care.
Gateway Park will be a gathering place for residents and visitors to learn about the contributions of all three leaders to our community.
Artist Spencer Schubert of Schubert Design created the statues. His work explores the strengths, weaknesses, tragedies, and successes of people such as the three individuals being honored.