This park has everything you might want for a beautiful day in Siloam Springs. Adjacent to our historical downtown area and the Siloam Springs Library, Memorial Park holds the farmer’s market, an interactive water feature, the KIA Veteran’s Memorial, a beautifully restored gazebo, lush green space, and the Chautauqua Amphitheater.
Memorial Park was named a finalist for the 2022 Tourism Attraction of the Year award presented at the 48th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism.
***Memorial Park and the Chautauqua Amphitheater is not a rentable or reservable facility at this time. ***
The water feature is set to operate daily 10:00 am-8:00 pm.
To operate the water feature, one must push the button on the grey bollard located in the NW corner of the feature. Once activated, the feature will run for 20 minutes before needing to be reactivated.
Wind sensors will reduce the height of water spray at certain wind speeds, and will turn off the water feature during period of high winds (15 MPH or greater)
Please NO DOGS in the water feature
Please NO GLASS near the water feature
How Memorial Park Came to Be
The City was awarded a Design Excellence Grant up to $300,000 for the design of the park by the Walton Family Foundation in October 2016. CARBO landscape architectural firm out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the firm awarded the contract for the Design Excellence grant from the Walton Family Foundation. A Request for proposals was published November 2016 and the firm was officially approved by the Siloam Springs Board of Directors Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
On November 21, 2017, plans for the (previously known as) Medical Springs Park Final Design were presented to the Board of Directors. The total estimated cost at this meeting was around $3,400,000. The plans were based on 50% drawings, and the estimated cost did not include the additional costs in design fees, the furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE), bike racks, limestone block, or pre-construction fees. These additional costs would have increased the original estimate to $3,660,000.