Parks & Recreation

The City of Stuttgart’s Park Department is charged with creating and maintaining recreational opportunities for its citizens by utilizing our four parks which are strategically located throughout the city.


John Cain Park, which is the most diversified facility, spans just under 20 acres. The park boasts three regulation concrete surfaced tennis courts, a 1/4 mile shaded concrete walking trail, numerous covered pavilions, ample playground equipment and an outdoor water park which is open from Memorial Day until kids return to school at the end of the summer each year. The park also has ample green space for any number of outdoor activity as well as a public restroom.


J.B. Bryant Park, in addition to a youth league sized baseball/softball field, has playground equipment as well as two full sized concrete basketball courts. Park visitors may also enjoy a small youth sized basketball court while doing do in the comfort of three large covered pavilions inside the park’s 9 acres.


Harmon Complex, the one time 20 acre home of all Stuttgart Ricebird outdoor athletics, offers a 1/4 mile cinder walking track as well a sandlot youth baseball/softball field. In addition, Harmon Complex is the home to Stuttgart Parks’ pee-wee football program where today’s athletes play on the same field that hosted multiple Arkansas state football championships as well as a collegiate postseason bowl game. From August until November spectators may enjoy watching tackle and flag football along with cheerleading from the best season in the house. In late summer until the first winter frost Harmon Complex also provides Stuttgart’s citizens with an acre of fall produce in the form of a community garden.


If looking for someone in Stuttgart between March and July it is a good bet they can be found at the Reinsch Sports Complex, our 20+ acre team sports facility. Eight youth baseball/softball fields are contained inside the complexes perimeter as well as two covered batting cages. The facility also offers a practice pitching bullpen as well as ample shade structures for spectators of America’s past time. A recent addition to the Reinsch Sports Complex is the Kiwanis Kids Zone which is a children’s area with four pieces of state of the art playground equipment flanked by a covered shade pavilion. Youth league baseball and softball as well as adult softball and kickball are hosted here at this facility.  


Our youth basketball program, which encompasses boys and girls in grades 2nd - 6th, is played at Jim Rogers Physical Education Facility on the campus of Park Avenue Elementary School.


For additional information contact Cole Sherman, director, at 870-830-9067.