Tag: Paris Park

Cowley’s Outdoor Market back for fourth time during Last Run Car Show

Arkansas City soon will be host to the fourth biannual Cowley’s Outdoor Market at Wilson Park, jointly hosted by 1025 The River and the Arkansas City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kelly Dillner and Suvanah Perdue, event coordinators and client promotion representatives at 1025 The River, said they are excited about […]

Final movie in series features free admission July 21 to Paris Park Pool

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will conclude its summer season July 21 in Arkansas City with an animated film at Paris Park Pool, 600 W. Fifth Ave. The aquatic-themed “swim-in” movie night will kick off at 7 p.m. with free admission to the pool. Any admission prior to […]

Commission decreases external funding, adds COLA in new draft budget

The City Commission of Arkansas City asked city staff during a budget work session July 14 to generate a new proposed 2018 budget that it will consider July 18. Specifically, the commissioners proposed reducing Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum’s requested $100,000 to $75,000 and the Arkansas City Area Chamber of […]

After long journey, Lions Club dedicates statue it adopted, restored in park

The local chapters of Lions Clubs International are celebrating their centennial anniversary this year. As part of this celebration, the Early Bird Lions Club decided last year to adopt the lion statue in Paris Park, a feature of the park that had become almost unrecognizable in recent years due to […]

Commission OKs new Valley Road water line; two other projects planned

Red water issues soon might be largely a thing of the past in Arkansas City, thanks to a trio of upcoming water line replacement projects, including one that was approved unanimously during Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. By taking advantage of using a contractor that already is in Ark City […]

Third annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride gears up May 27

The third annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride will be May 27. This year, the ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Paris Park and participants will ride or walk to Veterans Memorial Lake in Arkansas City. Strollers and wagons are welcome, but organizers ask that no pets be in […]

Arkansas City Rotary Club turning 100 with Mardi Gras party Feb. 25

Arkansas City’s oldest civic organization turns 100 this year. The local Rotary Club is celebrating its centennial anniversary with a Mardi Gras-themed party at the historic Burford Theatre on Feb. 25. “That’s an astounding lifespan to me and definitely cause for celebration,” said Mendy Pfannenstiel, a Rotary board member leading […]

Beautification and Tree Advisory Board selects chair, vice chair, secretary

The Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board elected new officers Jan. 26 during its annual reorganization meeting at City Hall. Richard Humphrey was appointed chair and Jill Wineinger vice chair in unanimous motions. Public Information Officer Andrew Lawson, a nonvoting member, was designated as the board’s secretary. The board […]

Beautification Advisory Board judging contest winners, holiday decorations

Contest entries are closed now for an Arkansas City High School senior’s service project contest that involves painting several benches in Wilson Park. ACHS student Hannah McNulty said a committee comprising ACHS students and faculty, as well as three members of the Arkansas City Beautification and Tree Advisory Board, will […]

City Commission raises Creekstone water rates, supports housing project

The City Commission of Arkansas City unanimously passed a resolution Dec. 6 to amend the comprehensive fee schedule. The decision to do so was not reached quickly, however, due to an ongoing attempt to negotiate increased water rates for Creekstone Farms Premium Beef. This negotiation has been in progress for […]