Quick Facts

Where is the Eureka Springs Community Center located?

It is located at 44 Kings Highway at the Entrance to the Eureka Springs Historic Loop.

Why did the Eureka Springs School District vacate property?

Residents of the Eureka Springs School District voted to build a new high school and unify the elementary school, middle school and high school to one common campus.

Where is the Eureka Springs High School now located?

147 Greenwood Hollow Road accessed via Highway 23 South

How large is the Eureka Springs Community Center property?

Approximately 25 City Lots

What is the Development Plan?

The plan includes a community center, outdoor events space, office park, and a future aquatic center.

How were the development plans created?

Plans were developed based on input and ideas from the community and developed by Cromwell Architects Engineers of Little Rock, a Breakthrough Solutions partner.

How has the community been involved?

There have been numerous community meetings with citizens, city government, the Historic District Commission, and the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission with assistance from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service's Breakthrough Solutions Program.

Who owns the Eureka Springs Community Center property?

The Eureka Springs Community Center property is owned by the Eureka Springs School District. Future plans have ownership transferring to the Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation, a 501C3 organization.

Is there a timeline for completion?

As tied to fundraising goals, the Foundation expects Phase One completion in 2016.

What happens to my donation if future funding goals are not reached?

If we do not meet our financial goals, donations received will be used for a community improvement project in Eureka Springs. At this point, it is the intent of the Board to partner with the Carroll County Community Foundation to assist with dispersing the funds. The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation will request that they grant all ESCCF donations to the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission designating that funds are spent for the continued development of the Eureka Springs Trails System. The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Because of this, the IRS prohibits the refund of donations for any reason.

What is the Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation (ESCCF)?

ESCCF is 501C3 composed of a group of volunteers formed to oversee the completion of the Community Center Master Plan.

Who will manage the Eureka Springs Community Center upon completion?

Discussions are underway to include management of the facility with the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission.

Who will pay for the development of the Eureka Springs Community Center?

ESCCF continues to work on fundraising plans, including private donations, grants, and foundation and corporate support.

How can I help?

Please consider a donation and visit the How to Help page for more information.