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Until Further Notice

Mountain Home, AR - In light of the current COVID-19 virus concerns, Mountain Home Parks and Recreation will cancel all scheduled and structured activities until further notice . This includes all practices, clinics, facility rentals and tournaments/events.

We are hoping to get all of our programs in with regards to their game season and sessions despite delays. Below are the adjustments that will be made moving forward. We will continue to evaluate the situation moving forward. If there are any changes or adjustments to the plan, we will send out an email immediately. If you have not heard from us, there have been no changes made to the plans that are outlined below. Thank you for your understanding. Spring Sports mean a lot to our community and we plan to do what we can to make sure they go on, if it is safe.

Youth Sport activities will be suspended until further notice and we will re-evaluate. We plan to continue these and make sure the kids get all of the scheduled activities in.

L.C. Sammons Youth Center- The Youth Center will be closed at this time until further notice. Please keep up with our social media for updates.

Facility Rentals- No indoor or outdoor field or court rentals until further notice.

Senior Exercise Classes- There will be no fitness classes until further notice, Pickle Ball will also follow the above guidelines.

Thank you for your understanding of these adjustments designed to help keep our community safe.

Mountain Home Parks and Recreation




Mountain Home Parks and Recreation Department will reopen restrooms, pavilions, and playgrounds on Friday, May 15th. Information about youth and team sports will be announced in mid to late May in accordance with Governor Hutchinson's directive.

The following City Offices are open to the public:

• City Hall - Administration Offices
• Mountain Home Fire Department
• Mountain Home Water Department
• Mountain Home Park and Recreation Offices located inside L.C. Sammons Youth Center. The Youth Center will NOT be open, only the offices located inside.

Governor Hutchinson extended the state of emergency declaration for 45 more days. Due to that extension, the Mountain Home Police Department will continue their grocery pickup for citizens over the age of 65 that live inside the city limits of Mountain Home.

The Building Inspection office will begin issuing garage sale permits. People conducting a garage sale will be asked to insure proper distancing. The Arkansas Department of Health's Directive will be provided upon obtaining a permit.

Our goal is to provide services to the citizens of Mountain Home. For your safety and for the safety of the ones around you, please continue to social distance, wear masks, wash your hands often with soap or sanitizer, and disinfect frequently used items and surfaces.

You can visit the Arkansas Department of Health's website to obtain directives at

2020 Youth Softball & Baseball Season Postponed 

The Governor's daily press conferences continue to stress that we must enact any and all legal COVID-19 mitigation measures.  As the current situation continues to develop and change, the City of Mountain Home, and Mountain Home Parks & Recreation, remains committed to the safety and well-being of our community and its residents.  As a result of the measures that have been put into place the MHP&R 2020 Youth Softball and Baseball season has been postponed.  This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but the health and safety of our community and its residents is our highest priority.  It is our hope that we will eventually be able to proceed with a 2020 Youth Softball and Baseball season, however as of now we are on hold to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  We have exhausted hours discussing this topic and are trying our best to ensure that we can proceed in a safe and healthy manner.  However, if it is eventually determined that we are not able to progress with a 2020 season, then the City of Mountain Home will refund the registration fee for each participant. 

Thank you for your understanding of these adjustments designed to help keep our community safe.


Mountain Home Parks & Recreation




Welcome to Mountain Home Parks & Recreation. The City of Mountain Home Parks & Recreation strives to provide a safe and friendly environment with park facilities that are welcoming for those who seek personal growth and enjoyment. The Mountain Home Parks & Recreation is committed to building strong community partnerships with area businesses and with park patrons.

Mountain Home Parks & Recreation is home to Cooper Park, Hickory Park, Clysta Willett Park, Dr. Ray Stahl Soccer Complex, and McCabe Park.

Director Billy D. Austin
Address: 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-424-9311
Fax: 870-425-3339

If you are interested in becoming involved with Youth Softball or Youth Baseball  in any way, (Coach, Assistant Coach, Umpire, help with assessments, etc.) please contact Enoch Pepin or Jeff Hughes at the L.C. Sammons Youth Center at 870-424-7275.


Community Partnership

The Mountain Home Parks & Recreation is committed to building strong community partnerships with area businesses and with park patrons.

Park Facility Rental

Each park in our system has a variety of services and facilities that are available for rental to the community. Rentals include: pavilion usage, ball fields, birthday parties and much more! For more information, call 870-424-7275.

Wide view of downtown Mountain Home