Posted on: March 10, 2017

Springdale Fire Department highlights the importance of smoke alarms

Smoke Alarms

Recently, the Springdale Fire Department (SFD) has responded to multiple house fires with no working smoke alarms. Oftentimes, the difference between life and death during a fire is a working smoke alarm.

The SFD will install and test smoke alarms for any ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Springdale Fire Dept. receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

SFD Gold Award

The Springdale Fire Department (SFD) has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

 “EMTs and parame...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Three structure fires in Springdale caused by improperly discarded cigarettes

This past April, improperly discarded cigarettes have caused three commercial structure fires in Springdale. Luckily, there have been no fatalities with those fires. These incidences highlight the importance of proper cigarette disposal.

The fires are esti...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Bobby Hopper Park has a new address

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Effective this week, the official address for Bobby Hopper Park has been changed to 1981 E. Huntsville Ave. From now on, the entrance to the park will be located on Huntsville Ave., and the park will no longer be accessible from Upton Lane.

For more inform...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

A portion of Cambridge St. to be closed June 27-30

Cambridge St. Temporary Road Closure June 27-30

Cambridge Street north of Arapaho Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30, weather permitting, so crews can finish installing box culverts.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please see the attached map for refere...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Walter Turnbow Park opening and Fallen Soldiers Memorial unveiling scheduled July 4

Turnbow Park Dedication (2)

The public and the media are invited to an Independence Day celebration in Downtown Springdale! Starting at 11 a.m. on July 4, the event will kick off with the official opening of Walter Turnbow Park. The park is located in Downtown Springdale next to Shi...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Attend a public input session for the proposed Admin Building renovation & Criminal Justice Complex

City Administration Building

The City of Springdale is encouraging residents to attend a public input session to discuss the proposed construction of a new Criminal Justice Complex and the renovation of the existing City Administration Building. The input session will be held at 5:30...

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Click here to view the Facebook event.
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Springdale wins national award for efforts to improve early literacy

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Contact: Kristen Peterson, The Hatcher Group410-990-0284kristen@thehatchergroup.com

 

SPRINGDALE WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE EARLY LITERACY

SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS (June 20, 2017) – The City of Springdale received the p...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse elected president of the Arkansas Municipal League

Photo Courtesy of the Arkansas Municipal League

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse was elected president of the Arkansas Municipal League this past week at its 83rd Convention. Mayor Sprouse has served as the first vice president for the past year. He has served on the Executive Committee from 2009-2013 and...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Springdale Parks and Recreation hosts Music in Murphy series

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Springdale Parks and Recreation presents Music in Murphy, a summer music series at newly renovated Murphy Park. The series features two shows to follow up the park’s grand re-opening event, Murphy In May, which was held on May 26. Admission to the Music i...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Statement from Mayor Doug Sprouse About the Attack in Virginia

Statement from Mayor Doug Sprouse About the Attack in Virginia

Like most Americans, I was shocked and sickened by the vicious attack that took place in Virginia this morning. Unfortunately, a member of our Springdale family, Matt Mika, was also injured in the attack.

Tyson Foods and all of their employees in Springdal...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Temporary closure on Maple Ave. beginning June 15

Maple Ave. closure June 15-22

Maple Ave. will be closed from S. Pleasant St. to S. Kansas St. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-16 and June 19-22 in order for crews to excavate and install water and storm drain lines. This is a Springdale Public Schools project to accommodate the drainage fr...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Cambridge Street Improvement Project Update

Cambridge Update

Update - May 15, 2017

The Cambridge Street Improvement Project is on track to be completed by September. Despite setbacks, this project has remained on course for its initial completion date. So far, 80% of the box culverts have been installed, and almost ...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

A portion of S. 56th Street renamed Gene George Boulevard

56th Street Renamed Gene George Boulevard

At the regularly scheduled Springdale City Council meeting on May 9, the Council voted to rename the portion of S. 56th Street from Don Tyson Parkway to Bleaux Ave. Gene George Boulevard. The change will go into effect immediately upon the signing of the ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Elm Springs Road Overpass Project Update

Elm Springs Rd. Overpass

Update - April 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 19 to Thursday, April 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the westbound outside lane next to the existing curb on Elm Spring Road will be closed beginning at the south-bound off ramp so concrete can be placed to con...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Emma Ave. Improvement Project Update

Emma Ave. Improvement

Update - June 19, 2017

Emma Ave. will reopen at noon on Wednesday, June 21 in time for the Rodeo of the Ozarks Parade scheduled for 3 p.m. The road will close again at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and will remain closed until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23, when it will...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Walter Turnbow Park opening and Fallen Soldiers Memorial unveiling scheduled July 4

Turnbow Park Dedication (2)

The public and the media are invited to an Independence Day celebration in Downtown Springdale! Starting at 11 a.m. on July 4, the event will kick off with the official opening of Walter Turnbow Park. The park is located in Downtown Springdale next to Shi...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Attend a public input session for the proposed Admin Building renovation & Criminal Justice Complex

City Administration Building

The City of Springdale is encouraging residents to attend a public input session to discuss the proposed construction of a new Criminal Justice Complex and the renovation of the existing City Administration Building. The input session will be held at 5:30...

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Click here to view the Facebook event.
Posted on: June 20, 2017

Springdale wins national award for efforts to improve early literacy

AAC

Contact: Kristen Peterson, The Hatcher Group410-990-0284kristen@thehatchergroup.com

 

SPRINGDALE WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR EFFORTS TO IMPROVE EARLY LITERACY

SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS (June 20, 2017) – The City of Springdale rece...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse elected president of the Arkansas Municipal League

Photo Courtesy of the Arkansas Municipal League

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse was elected president of the Arkansas Municipal League this past week at its 83rd Convention. Mayor Sprouse has served as the first vice president for the past year. He has served on the Executive Committee from 2009-2013 and...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Statement from Mayor Doug Sprouse About the Attack in Virginia

Statement from Mayor Doug Sprouse About the Attack in Virginia

Like most Americans, I was shocked and sickened by the vicious attack that took place in Virginia this morning. Unfortunately, a member of our Springdale family, Matt Mika, was also injured in the attack.

Tyson Foods and all of their employees in Springdal...

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Click here to view an enlarged image.
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Submit a nomination for the Springdale Spirit Award!

Solis Family and Marjay Hignite

The City of Springdale would like to recognize exceptional residents who make a difference in our great city. The Springdale Spirit Award was created as a way for the City to thank the many students and adults in our community who work hard to keep Spring...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Work started this week to improve S. 48th St. and Jennifer Terrace

Jennifer Terrace and S. 48th St.

This week, Center Point Contractors, hired by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, began working on a project to improve S. 48th St. and Jennifer Terrace.

At the Feb. 14, 2017 City Council Meeting, the Council voted to authorize Wal-Mart Real Estate Busine...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Cambridge Street Improvement Project Update

Cambridge Update

Update - May 15, 2017

The Cambridge Street Improvement Project is on track to be completed by September. Despite setbacks, this project has remained on course for its initial completion date. So far, 80% of the box culverts have been installed, and almost ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

City working to repair and rebuild after the flood

Greenway

As a result of the flooding that occurred on Saturday, April 29, Springdale sustained significant damage to the sum of $3.375 million.

This includes damage to the following locations:

  • Pump Station Bridge (currently closed)
  • Lake Springdale Trailhead
  • The Mounta...
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Posted on: May 10, 2017

A portion of S. 56th Street renamed Gene George Boulevard

56th Street Renamed Gene George Boulevard

At the regularly scheduled Springdale City Council meeting on May 9, the Council voted to rename the portion of S. 56th Street from Don Tyson Parkway to Bleaux Ave. Gene George Boulevard. The change will go into effect immediately upon the signing of the ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

How residents can help after the flood

Help

Many residents have reached out to us wanting to know what they can do to help after the flooding that occurred this weekend. We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of community support, and it is heartwarming to see so many people ready and willing to he...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Mayor Sprouse signs contract bringing Cal Ripken Tournament to Springdale

Cal Ripken Signing

This morning, Mayor Doug Sprouse signed a contract to bring Cal Ripken Southwest Regional 12-year old Major/60 Baseball Tournament to Springdale July 12-15.

Local Cal Ripken baseball district commissioner, Larry Clinkscales; assistant Southwest Regional co...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Springdale Newsletter is now available!

Spring Newsletter

In this edition, you'll see:

- Springdale Spirit Award Winners

- An update on current road projects

- Spotlight on the Springdale Municipal Airport

- State of the City Address

- Adoptable animals available at the Springdale Animal Shelter

- Recent City...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

City Council approves form-based code for Downtown Springdale

Form-base code cover

The Springdale City Council approved the Downtown Springdale Form-Based Code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on March 28, and with the adoption of an emergency code it will go into effect upon the signing of the ordinance. The Downtown F...Read More

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

City Council to vote on form-based code March 28

Form-base code cover

The Springdale City Council will vote on the final draft of the form-based code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. on March 28 at 201 Spring St. A public hearing was held on the proposed code by the Planning Commission at its Marc...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Planning Commission forwards form-based code to City Council with recommendation for approval

The Springdale City Council will vote on the draft of the form-based code at their regularly scheduled City Council Meeting at 6 p.m. on March 28 at 201 Spring St.

The form-based code is intended to replace the current development code for buildings locate...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

2017 State of the City Address

State of the City Address Presented by Mayor Doug Sprouse

Mayor Doug Sprouse presented the 2017 State of the City Address on Feb. 28, 2017. This is Mayor Sprouse's ninth Address since taking office in 2008.


Read the full State of the City Address
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Public hearing to discuss form-based code scheduled for March 7

Form-base code public hearing

The first agenda item for the regularly scheduled Planning Commission Meeting at 5 p.m. on March 7 will be a public hearing to discuss form-based code for Downtown Springdale. Planning Commission meets in the City Council Chambers, located at 201 Spring S...

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First Draft of the Form-Base Code
Posted on: February 14, 2017

State of the City Address scheduled for February 28

State of the City

The annual State of the City Address, presented by Mayor Doug Sprouse, will take place on Tuesday, February 28 immediately following the conclusion of the Springdale City Council Meeting, which begins at 6 p.m.

We invite the media and public to attend this...

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Watch it live!
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Springdale named one of the "Best Cities for New Grads"

Downtown Springdale

Springdale has ranked number 24 on a list of the best cities in the country for new graduates to live and work. College and careers website, GoodCall.com, evaluated 589 cities and towns in the U.S. and Springdale was in the top 25 based on affordability, ...

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The full list can be found here.
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Milestone Construction hired to complete Walter Turnbow Park

At a special City Council meeting on December 21, the City Council voted to waive competitive bidding and enter into a contract with Milestone Construction to complete the Walter Turnbow Park project.

Milestone Construction will begin working on the park b...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

City of Springdale receives record-breaking A&P tax revenue

Holiday Inn

The City of Springdale has received October's Advertising and Promotion (A&P) tax revenue, and for the first time ever the revenue has surpassed $50,000 for a total of $50,941.02 generated that month. This was a 15.72% increase over the A&P tax ge...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

Results of the City of Springdale public transportation needs assessment

Public Transit Meeting

The City of Springdale held two public meetings and distributed a survey to gauge the need for additional transportation services in the city.

This needs assessment was conducted as a result of the October 31 City Council Committee Meeting. Two taxi compan...

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Summary of the survey and meeting results
Posted on: November 16, 2016

City of Springdale removes contractor from Walter Turnbow Park

In January, the City of Springdale entered into a contract with JLA Construction for the purpose of building Walter Turnbow Park in downtown Springdale. The job was bid publicly through a sealed competitive bidding process and JLA Construction was the low...

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Kawneer Drive in Springdale renamed Reinert Drive

Reinert Drive Map

The portion of Kawneer Drive that runs north-south between Emma and Huntsville avenues has been renamed Reinert Drive.

The decision to rename the street was originally proposed by the Springdale Public Facilities Board. A public hearing was held at the Sep...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Mayor Doug Sprouse elected first vice president of the Arkansas Municipal League

Mayor Doug Sprouse

Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse was elected first vice president of the Arkansas Municipal League this past week at its 82nd Convention. Mayor Sprouse has served on the Executive Committee from 2009-2013 and 2014 to the present, as District 3 vice president...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Springdale ranked as the 35th most diverse city in the U.S.

Christmas Toy Giveaway

In a recent study from WalletHub, the City of Springdale was ranked as the 35th most diverse city in the nation for 2016. It ranked number 18 among small cities, which are cities with populations below 100,000. Springdale has more than 75,000 residents.

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Posted on: May 6, 2016

Springdale becomes the first city in AR to have an AHA-endorsed mandate for healthy food options

This affects all vending machines on City property.

The City of Springdale is now the first city in the state to have a mandate endorsed by the American Heart Association that requires all vending machines located in buildings and on property owned and/or ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Springdale Building Department sees a spike in new home permits

In another sign that Springdale is one of the fast-growing communities in Northwest Arkansas, the Springdale Building Department reports that so far this year, the number of residential single family building permits is up by almost 60% over this time las...

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

The City of Springdale experienced a 22.64% increase in sales tax revenue for February

The City of Springdale received February sales tax revenue this month, which was a 22.64% increase over sales tax revenue generated in February 2015. The total sales tax revenue received from February sales was $1,121,625.07, compared to $914,547.51 gener...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

New pediatric hospital in Springdale will create an estimated 250 new jobs

The Springdale City Council has approved a resolution allowing the Public Facilities Board to sell up to $85 million in bonds to aid in the development of an Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) campus in Springdale. The pediatric hospital, called Arkansas ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Springdale City Council approves ordinance that gives preference to local businesses

The Springdale City Council has passed an ordinance giving financial preference to local companies that bid on jobs for the City of Springdale. The new ordinance gives local companies a preference of 5% up to $5,000. The purpose of this ordinance is to ma...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Bobby Hopper Park has a new address

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Effective this week, the official address for Bobby Hopper Park has been changed to 1981 E. Huntsville Ave. From now on, the entrance to the park will be located on Huntsville Ave., and the park will no longer be accessible from Upton Lane.

For more inform...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Walter Turnbow Park opening and Fallen Soldiers Memorial unveiling scheduled July 4

Turnbow Park Dedication (2)

The public and the media are invited to an Independence Day celebration in Downtown Springdale! Starting at 11 a.m. on July 4, the event will kick off with the official opening of Walter Turnbow Park. The park is located in Downtown Springdale next to Shi...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Springdale Parks and Recreation hosts Music in Murphy series

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Springdale Parks and Recreation presents Music in Murphy, a summer music series at newly renovated Murphy Park. The series features two shows to follow up the park’s grand re-opening event, Murphy In May, which was held on May 26. Admission to t...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Lake Springdale Trailhead and Mountain Bike Trail reopen

Lake Springdale Trailhead

As of Friday, June 9, the Mountain Bike Trail has reopened. It has been closed since the April 29 flood that caused damage throughout the city. The Lake Springdale Trailhead reopened this past Friday. The public can access the Mountain Bike Trail from the...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Murphy Park pond restocked by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Murphy Park

As of Friday, June 9, the Murphy Park pond has been restocked with fish thanks to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC). This is the first time the pond has been stocked since the park was closed for renovations. Springdale Park and Recreation ce...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Springdale Parks and Recreation presents summer movie series

Aquatic Center Dive-In Movies (1)

The City of Springdale’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a summer movie series at Murphy Park and the Springdale Aquatic Center. These events are free and open to the public, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. All the movies are ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Splash pad and Aquatic Center open Saturday, May 27

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The Aquatic Center, and the splash pad at C.L. "Charlie" and Willie George Park, will open on Saturday! The splash pad is open daily from 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Pool hours at the Aquatic Center are from 1-6 p.m. daily.

For more information about the Aqua...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Sam's Club signs on as the title sponsor for Murphy in May

Murphy in May

***This event has been postponed****

Springdale Parks and Recreation is proud to announce Sam’s Club® as the title sponsor for Murphy in May. Murphy in May is the grand re-opening celebration of Murphy Park from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, May...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Mayor Sprouse signs contract bringing Cal Ripken Tournament to Springdale

Cal Ripken Signing

This morning, Mayor Doug Sprouse signed a contract to bring Cal Ripken Southwest Regional 12-year old Major/60 Baseball Tournament to Springdale July 12-15.

Local Cal Ripken baseball district commissioner, Larry Clinkscales; assistant Southwest Regional co...

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Visit Parks and Recreation online.

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Police Department now accepting bids for towing services

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The City of Springdale, Arkansas is requesting proposals for firms capable of providing towing services for the Springdale Police Department for a possible five (5) year term.

To be considered, proposals shall be received at the City Administration Buildin...

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Click here for bid information
Posted on: April 21, 2016

Springdale Police Department sees an increase in applicants

 The City of Springdale has had an increased number of applicants interested in joining the Springdale Police Department this year. The SPD received 82 applications for police officer openings, up from 48 at this time last year. Of the applicatio...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Springdale Public Library Build a Better World Summer Reading Program 2017

Build a Better World

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Like many parents, librarians are busy planning the long stretches of time ahead with activities to keep young people occupied and entertained. Our mission is to beat the Summer Slide, encourage reading f...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

City of Springdale begins restructuring Community Engagement

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This week, the City will begin laying the groundwork for restructuring Community Engagement as a City department. At the 2017 State of the City Address on February 28, Mayor Sprouse laid out his plans to separate Community Engagement from the Public Works...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

A portion of Cambridge St. to be closed June 27-30

Cambridge St. Temporary Road Closure June 27-30

Cambridge Street north of Arapaho Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30, weather permitting, so crews can finish installing box culverts.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please see the attached map for refere...

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Click here to view an enlarged map for reference.
Posted on: June 14, 2017

Temporary closure on Maple Ave. beginning June 15

Maple Ave. closure June 15-22

Maple Ave. will be closed from S. Pleasant St. to S. Kansas St. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-16 and June 19-22 in order for crews to excavate and install water and storm drain lines. This is a Springdale Public Schools project to accommodate the drainage fr...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

A portion of Emma Ave. to be closed for two months starting April 24

Emma Ave Closure April-June

Emma Ave. from Hewitt St. to Berry St. will be closed to through traffic for approximately two months starting Monday, April 24, weather permitting, to complete the sidewalk and street improvements. Emma Ave. will reopen in time for the Rodeo of the Ozark...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Historic Springdale Building on Track for Completion

Shiloh Museum 2017

A 145-year-old piece of Springdale and Northwest Arkansas history will soon come back to life, thanks in part to a Walton Family Foundation grant which completes a $1 million fundraising campaign.

"The 1871 Shiloh Meeting Hall in Springdale is one of ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Tips to prevent your pipes from bursting this winter

Bursting pipes

As temperatures dip below freezing, it's important to take the proper precautions to prevent pipes in your home from bursting. Springdale Water Utilities (SWU) has some recommendations for what you can do to help protect your home:

  • Winterize your outdoor f...
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Springdale Water Utilities
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Springdale Water Utilities Recognized by Governor Hutchinson for Excellence

SWU and the Governor

Twenty-seven organizations from throughout the state were presented Arkansas Governor’s Quality Awards by Governor Asa Hutchinson during the 22nd Annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award Program on Tuesday evening, September 20 at the Ma...

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