PARKS & RECREATION
The City of De Queen Parks & Recreation Department is located at 613 E Haes Ave. De Queen, AR 71832 across from the Herman Dierks Memorial Park. Parks, Facilities, and Youth Sports program information are listed below. For questions about our city parks and recreation department, contact the Parks office at 870-642-4140.
Parks & Recreation Department Supervisor: Gaytha Bakenhus
The De Queen City Pool is located at 405 N Lakeside Dr. De Queen, AR. 71832. City Pool features include a 50’x 85’ Main pool area, 4 swimming lanes, and a 12’ x 12’ Kiddie pool area with 1’ wading pool. For more information, call 870-642-5512. For more information during off-season, call the Parks Office at 870-642-4140.
PUBLIC SWIM HOURS
Monday – Friday: 1 – 5PM
Saturday: 11AM – 3PM
General Admission: $5
Season Pass: $50
Family of 4 or more: $200
Monday – Friday: 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM; FREE Admission**
**Adults and Seniors may swim free ONLY during this time. NO Children will be allowed in the pool at this time.
Mondays – Thursday; $40/week/child
Schedule to be announced when pool opens for season.
DE QUEEN DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM
Younger Swimmers: Monday – Thursday: 8 PM – 9 PM
Older swimmers: Monday – Thursday: 9 PM – 10 PM
To schedule or pay for a party, call 870-642-4140 or come by the Park Office, located at 613 E. Haes Street.
Parties must be 2 hours long at minimum and 6 hours at maximum.
2 hours: $125
4 hours: $250
6 hours: $400
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Friday: 5:30 – 7:30 PM; 8:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 3:30 – 5:30 PM; 6:00 – 8:00 PM; 8:30 – 10:30 PM
The City of De Queen’s Sportsplex received the “2002 Best Facility Award” from the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association. The Sportsplex is located at Hwy 70 West & Home Run Drive in De Queen. Features of the Sportsplex include:
Two 200’ Youth Baseball and Softball Fields with boys batting cages
One 250’ Softball Field with girls batting cages
One 325’ Boys Majors Baseball Field
Quarter-mile asphalt paved and lighted walking trail
One-mile crusher fine walking trail
Playground equipment for 7-14 year olds - including toddlers' unit also
One 30’x70’ Pavilion and two 16’x16’ Pavilions for public use & rental with restrooms
Full concession stand for year-round usage
The fee to reserve the pavilion for private parties is $25. It is otherwise open to the public.
For questions or to make reservations, call 870-642-2113.
The City of De Queen’s Downtown Pavilion is a new facility located at 124 W Dequeen Ave. next to City Hall at the site of the previous historic Ennis Plumbing building. The pavilion is designed with a train depot aesthetic and bricks from the previous structure have been incorporated into the new facility's pillars. The pavilion is still under construction, but key features of the facility will include:
Future home of the Sevier County Farmer's Market
Reservations are not available for this facility. The Downtown Pavilion will be open to the public.
For questions, call 870-642-4140.
The Herman Dierks Memorial Park is located at 613 East Hayes & Hwy. 71 South in De Queen. The park features:
200-ft. little league baseball and softball field
195 x 360 ft. official soccer field
30 x 70 pavilion for parties and reunions
Picnic areas throughout the park
Two outdoor basketball courts
Assorted playground equipment
Quarter-mile lit walking trail with benches (concrete walking area)
Two full tennis courts available for public use with lights
Disc golf course
Current home of the Sevier County Farmer's Market
Herman Dierks Community Building
The Herman Dierks Community Building is available for private rentals. The facility must be rented and paid for in advance. To rent the community building, contact our Parks Office at 870-642-4140. Features:
Building dimensions: 40’x80’
8 double folding tables and 100 folding chairs
Kitchen area with stove and refrigerator
De Queen Municipal Swimming Pool
The fee to reserve the Community Building for private parties is $200. Contact the Parks Office to inquire about reserving the facility for reunions or meetings. The facility must be rented and paid for in advance.
For questions or to make reservations, contact the Parks Office at 870-642-4140.
The City of De Queen Splash Pad is located at 405 N Lakeside Dr./Hwy 70 next to the City Pool. The Splash Pad, generously funded by Pilgrim's Pride, features an all-inclusive selection of water features for children of all ages. Restrooms are available on-site as well.
Reservations are not available for this facility. The Splash Pad is open to the public during summer hours consistent with the City Pool schedule.
For questions about the Splash Pad, contact the Parks Office at 870-642-4140.
Youth Sports Programs
The City of De Queen Parks & Recreation department offers year-round youth sports programs. Sign-up and season dates are listed below. To volunteer coach, or for more information about our youth sports programs, contact the Parks Office at (870) 642-4140.
TACKLE FOOTBALL & FALL SOCCER
Play Dates: September - October
SPRING SOCCER, T-BALL, DIXIE BOYS BASEBALL & ASA GIRLS SOFTBALL
Play Dates: February - June
MINI HOOPS BASKETBALL - BOYS & GIRLS (GRADES 2 - 6)
Play Dates: December - February
DE QUEEN DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM
Play Dates: June - July
More information about our Swim Team can be found in the City Pool section of this page.