PRESCOTT COUNTRY CLUB
Built in 1969 and designed by architect Al Rayford, the Prescott Country Club is located an easy two miles from downtown Prescott at 1667 US Highway 67 North. The Prescott Country Club features a nine-par, 36 length, 3182 yard golf course as well as driving range for practice. With the region’s moderate weather year around, the course is open 12 months, and it is the host venue for the Prescott High School golfing team as well as several regional and local golf tournaments and scrambles annually. The facility also features a clubhouse with a dining area, and a swimming pool, which traditionally opens at the start of May. Each year the Country Club is also the location for the Nevada County Cancer Association Tournament and the Business and Industry Appreciation Dinner and Golf Tournament. The County Club also has a Men and Women’s Golf Association that sponsors many golf tournaments and scrambles throughout the year. For more information, contact the Prescott Country Club at 870-887-5341.
Prescott Raceway is located at 5121 Highway 53 E. Prescott, Arkansas. The Racetrack is owned and operated by Jackie and Velvet Lewis. Prescott Raceway is a 1/8th mile track that was built in 1975 and bought by Mr. & Mrs. Lewis in 2010. Races are held about 36 weeks out of the year weather permitting. Racers come from all over the United Stated such as Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and of course out great racers of Arkansas. The track offers a concession stand, Super pro, No Box. Jr Dragsters. Index, Sportsman, and beginners’ races. Information can be found at prescottraceway.net or Facebook.
PRESCOTT SPLASH PAD
Opened in June 2018, the City of Prescott’s City Park Splash Pad made its debut as a successful completion of an multi-year economic development effort. As it opened, the Splash Pad’s days and hours of operation were announced as being six days a week (Mon-Sat), starting at 9 a.m. daily and closing at 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. over the summer months. The Splash Pad is free to the public and automated with water cycles running at ten-minute increments; at that time, a kid or parent must press a designated restart button and the water sprays again. Prescott Mayor Terry Oliver said that approximately 70-percent of the water outlets actually spray at any given time, which he says keeps the water going, but also conserves water.
WHITE OAK LAKE STATE PARK
White Oak Lake State Park is an official Arkansas State Park, located two miles from Bluff City, 21 miles from Prescott and 22 miles from Rosston, at the Nevada County and Ouachita County line. The state park has camping and RV facilities as well as boat and bike rentals, playground facilities and swimming areas. White Oak Lake is the second largest lake created by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, spanning approximately 1,656 acres. Created in 1961, the reservoir resides among rich woodlands and miles of pine trees. The lake itself has many submerged and doormat trees, and for outdoor enthusiasts and fishermen, the lake is known to have an abundance of bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. Outside the lake, the state park also features several hiking trails, with deer and other wildlife sightings common. For bird watchers, the part is also known as a haven for American bald eagles. With its location off Arkansas State Highways 387 and 24, the park is popular with residents throughout the southwest Arkansas region as well as tourists. A well known Civil War battlefield, Poison Springs Battleground State Park, is eight miles southeast in neighboring Ouachita County. For more information, contact White Oak Lake State Park at 870-685-2748.
PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
The City of Prescott's Parks and Recreation Department has a wide variety of athletic facilities and intramural sports leagues. With softball fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a volleyball court, plenty of choices are available to the public. The Parks Department maintains the grounds continuously to provide a safe and pleasant, family friendly environment for local citizens to enjoy. The department hosts occasional youth basketball and adult softball tournaments.
Playgrounds are available for families to enjoy at three different locations all year round, and a splash pad is open for the public in warmer months so kids can play and cool off at the same time on those hot days. Pavilions at various locations within the parks grounds can be reserved for birthday parties, family reunions and other happy gatherings. Whether one is looking for the perfect spot to have a family picnic or the best place for a quick game of hoops, Prescott's Parks and Recreation has much to offer/ To learn more about the City of Prescott's Parks and Recreation Department, call 870-887-3176 for details.