Searcy Parks and Recreation

Carmichael Community Center

801 S. Elm
(501) 279-1010
Hours of Operation
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday - Closed

Basketball - Free play 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Walking - Walk in the gym each Monday - Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm (times subject to change)

City Parks and Recreation Areas

Historic Smyrna Chruch Is available to be reserved for Weddings and other activities. Located Jaybird Lane on the west side of town. - Call 279-1010 for availability and details.

Berryhill Park
501 Davis Drive

  • 7.2 Acre
  • Playground
  • 2 Pavillions (reservable)
  • Picnic areas / Grills
  • 5 Lighted tennis courts
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Lighted walking trail
  • Restrooms
  • Shuffle board court

Riverside Park
301 Riverside Park Road

  • 99 Acre
  • Hiking (Handicap accessable trails)
  • Playground
  • 2 Pavillions (reservable)
  • Picnic areas / Grills
  • River outlook
  • Little Red river access
  • Restrooms

Spring Park
113 E Pleasure Ave

  • Playground
  • Pavillion
  • Historic Capped Sulphur Springs
  • Picnic areas / Grills
  • Walking trail
  • Seasonal Skating Rink
  • Lighted walking trail
  • Restrooms

Yancey Park
950 Skyline Drive

  • 12.5 Acre
  • Basketball court
  • Playground
  • Pavillions
  • Picnic areas / Grills
  • Walking trail
  • Lighted Tennis courts
  • Restrooms

Searcy Sports Complex

  • 118.5 Acre
  • 18 Soccer fields
  • 5 Basketball courts
  • Football field
  • Baseball field
  • Softball field
  • 4 Audlt Softball fields
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms

Searcy Bike Trail
Ella Street to Queensway Map of Trail

  • 4.8 Miles
  • Paved walking and biking

Covered Public Fishing Peir
Truman Baker Drive

  • Fishing Peir
  • Benches

Disk Golf
Searcy Sports Complex Course Map

  • 18 Poles(holes)
  • Restrooms
  • Bring your own discs

Dog Park
Higginson Dr (near Pioneer Village)

  • Sunrise to Sunset
  • 2 Fenced in Areas

Searcy Event Center
Higginson Dr

  • Large Stage w/Power
  • Restrooms
  • Basketball Courts
  • Skate Park

Rialto - Offical Website
Is now open, please check their facebook page to stay up to date with what is playing. 6:30pm every evening, 2:00pm Sat and Sun Matinee. Reg admissions $3.00, Tues and Matinee $1.00 268-6699


Mike Parsons - Department Head
Barbara Hubach - Office Manager
JC Clemons - Reservations Manager/Staff Supervisor
Charles Tanner - Program Coordinator
Cory Camarata - Program Coordinator
Andi Hatchell - Program Coordinator
Steve Jackson - Maintenance and Facilities Manager
Chad Price - Aquatics Director
– Executive Director of the Searcy Art Gallery

Parks Advisory Board

J.D. Yingling- Chairman
Danny Bennett
Philip Hays
Tia Stone
Becky McGuirt
Grant Pryor
Jana Miller

Additional Venues

Adult Men's Softball League Games: Thurs Nights @ 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00pm. Full concessions with Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Nachos etc. FREE admissions for all!

Youth Summer Programs: SP&R Free youth summer programs of Arts and Crafts June & July. Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Watch our Facebook page or pick up a Summer calendar at the Carmichael Community Center - May 6th for the schedule.

Your Sports Registration

The Searcy Swim Center

525 Recreation Way
Searcy, Ar 72143 

Indoor Pool Hours of Operation
Monday  | 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday  | 5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday  | 5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday  | 5:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday  |  6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday | 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | (6:30 pm -9:00 pm Parties Only)
Sunday | Facility Closed for Reserved Pool Parties

Indoor Pool Prices
*The indoor pool will be closed between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

  1. Daily Membership (admission): $5.00
  2. Individual Monthly Membership: $12.00 per month
  3. Family Membership: $20.00 per month
    1. This price covers up to four members
    2. For each additional member, it will cost an additional $2.50
  4. Indoor Pool Parties (an hour and a half reservation): Available on Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    1. Half Pool (up to 40 people): Members $125.00; Non-Members $150.00
    2. Full Pool (up to 80 people): Members $250.00; Non-Members $300.000

There are absolutely no refunds on membership payments. Pool party reservations must be paid in full at the time the reservations are made. Call the Searcy Swim Center for information on the outdoor seasonal splash pad, indoor therapy pool, swimming lessons, Searcy Splash Aqua Fitness and Silver and Fit insurance programs.

Searcy Sharks Swim Team LESSONS

For information on the Searcy Sharks Swim Team or Summer Swim lessons, visit the Searcy Shark's website, or contact Coach Chad Price by phone at (501) 281-1304, or by email at

Searcy Art Gallery

300 E. Race Ave
Searcy, AR 72143
P: (501) 279-1094
Hours: Tues - Sat Noon - 4:00pm

Take a step back in time to the last half of the 19th century and experience engaging contemporary artwork as history surrounds you. A charming dwelling in Searcy offers this unique dual opportunity to its guests. Interests in historic preservation and visual art will both be delightfully satisfied at the Searcy Art Gallery which is housed in the beautiful historic Black House at 300 East Race Avenue, one of the most visible symbols of Searcy heritage.

Begun in 1858, the house was first built as a two-room log cabin. Benjamin Clayton Black purchased the house in 1866. Plans to remodel and enlarge the home were completed from 1872-1874. Black and his bride, Molly Rosamond Jones, traveled to New Orleans and were influenced by the structural styles they encountered there. The result is an architectural house of Victorian style featuring intricate decorative woodwork with a large front porch and second story veranda, as inviting today as it must have been when Mr. and Mrs. Black and their children enjoyed life here.

The Black House has gone through major renovations and restorations through the years, always under the watchful guidance of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Period furnishings were carefully selected to enhance the historical setting and adhere to the historical perspective. Portions of original walls, ceilings, and flooring have been preserved and are seen in several rooms of the house. The staircase, a captivating fixture, is original to the house and made quite a journey to its home. It reportedly was ordered by Benjamin Clayton Black from France, imported to New Orleans, and then shipped upriver to Searcy. The Benjamin Clayton Black House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

The Searcy Art Gallery has been housed in the Black House since 1999. Gallery activities are overseen by the Searcy Arts Council, which hosts about 6 major exhibits in a calendar year. Many award-winning state and local artists have been showcased at the Searcy Art Gallery, and the council continually seeks to schedule exhibits of high quality to appeal to the artistic sense and pleasure of gallery visitors.

As a remembrance of a tour of the Black House and Searcy Art Gallery, a guest can buy a piece of featured artwork or make a purchase in the Gallery Gift Shop. Many local and state artists, photographers, and writers have placed intriguing items for sale in the shop including hand-made jewelry, wood carvings, watercolor paintings, photography, stationery, postcards, and a wide variety of books.

Drivers Testing

Searcy Drivers License Schedule and Instructions

Written Test
Monday – Friday 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Road Test
Monday - Friday - from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sign up begins at 1:00 p.m., but no later than 2:30

No road test will be given in the rain or if the roads are wet

Examiner, Arkansas State Police: Sean Epperson

What do I bring:
Written Test:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Parent or Legal Guardian
  • Form from school stating you have a "C" average or better. (Not a report card AND not over 30 days old)
Road Test:
  • Permit
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Vehicle Registration

The D.L. Test is administered by Arkansas State Police. The Carmichael Center only provides space for testing. Questions should be directed to the numbers listed below.

P: (870) 523-4849
O: (501) 279-1060