Parks & Recreation
The City of Blytheville’s Parks and Recreation Department’s purpose is to enrich the lives of its citizens.
Walker, Williams, Cypress and Nelson Parks make up the City’s parks. Picnic facilities, playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts are available at most parks. A community swimming pool, as well as a walking path, is available at Walker Park.
Blytheville Sportsplex located at Thunder Bayou is a multi-purpose recreational facility that consists of 8 baseball/softball fields,4 soccer fields, a 7 acre lake and a walking trail that winds around the entire 50-acre site. This facility has quickly become host to several large baseball tournaments over the years attracting out of town families into Blytheville. As the facility continues to grow, it will be an asset to this area for years to come.
Thunder Bayou Golf Course has the distinction of being ranked the second best semi-private course in Arkansas and ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the best courses in America to play. Thunder Bayou Golf Links is on the Natural State Golf Trail.
Thunder Bayou Walking Trail is a 1.5 mile walking trail that winds around the lake and passes around the golf course and playing fields. The trail provides a place for citizens interested in fitness, walking, or sightseeing.
The Delta Gateway Museum offers citizens and tourists alike an insight into the history of our area.