A variety of picnic and playground areas are located throughout Hot Springs Village and are open to the public. Picnic areas can be found at Balboa Beach, DeSoto Beach, DeSoto Recreation Area, Coronado Boat Ramp, Balboa Pavilion, Cortez Pavilion, and Grove Park. Playgrounds can be found at DeSoto Recreation Area, Coronado Tennis Center and Grove Park.
DeSoto Recreation Area
In addition to pickleball courts, the DeSoto Recreation Area has two half-court basketball courts, playground and small covered picnic area, and an 18-hole miniature golf course.
209 DeSoto Boulevard
The DeSoto Dog Park is a gated, off-leash park for well-behaved and healthy dogs. The site is approximately 1.5 acres of level open area, divided into two sections for use by large and small dogs. The park contains benches, watering stations, waste receptacles and shade pavilions.
201 DeSoto Park Lane
Grove Park is an open park area next to the Ponce de Leon Center. It features a community stage for performances, a small pocket park with swings and a slide, as well as picnic tables and a grill. Grove Park is home to the seasonal Green Market, the Village Fall Fest and month-long Grove Park lighting in December.
1105 DeSoto Boulevard
The Hot Springs Village RV Park is a private park for members and sponsored guests. In a serene rural setting on the spillway of Lake Pineda to Lake Coronado, the park features 21 sites: 12 pull through and 9 back in. Renovated in 2018-2019, the park has full-service hookups featuring water, sewer and 30/50-amp service at each site, as well as fire rings and picnic tables. There are no bathrooms or showers onsite, so all RV’s must be self-contained.
The RV Park has an onsite Camp Host to assist guests of the park.
Located next to Balboa Beach, boat launch, and marina, the Balboa Pavilion provides a beautiful, scenic open view of Lake Balboa and the Ouachita Mountains. The facility location and ample parking make it the right choice for events. It is the perfect outdoor location to host dinners, reunions, parties, or other community occasions The facility offers a built in fireplace, charcoal grill, restrooms and public announcement system. There is picnic table seating available for about 345.
476 Ponce de Leon Drive
- To Reserve the Balboa Pavilion call 501-922-5050
Situated in a tranquil cove at the end of Lake Cortez, the natural beauty surrounding Cortez Pavilion offers a quiet, stunning setting for your event. Offering picnic table seating up to about 215, the Cortez Pavilion is perfect for lunches, social gatherings, family reunions, or any other outdoor special occasion. The pavilion has a built-in fireplace and charcoal grill, restrooms, and a public announcement system.
181 Carmona Road
- To Reserve the Cortez Pavilion call 501-922-5050