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CIty Parks & Recreation  

Office Location 1830 Chaney Drive     Office Phone: 870-698-2427


Batesville Parks and Recreation has several different facilities for its citizens. These include the Batesville Municipal Golf Course, Riverside and Kennedy Parks, Fitzhugh Ball Parks and Pool, and the North Complex Ball Parks and Pool. We hope this page will be informative for you. If you have any questions, you may contact our Parks Director Jeff Owens at 870-698-2427.

The Batesville Municipal Golf Course is a beautiful 9 hole course with 2 different tee boxes for an 18 hole effect. Located at 1850 Chaney Drive the course has paved cart paths, a practice putting green, a fully equipped Pro Shop and Snack Bar, and cart and club rentals. Pro Shop hours are 7:00 a.m. until dark, Monday - Sunday. Below is a list of fees:

Annual Green Fee - Family - $325.00
Annual Green Fee - Single - $255.00
Annual Green Fee - Senior (65 & Over) - $239.50
Annual Green Fee - Student (18 & under) - $80.00
Daily Green Fee - Weekdays - $12.00
Daily Green Fee - Weekends & Holidays - $15.00
Annual Cart Stall Rental (Gas Cart) - $75.00
Annual Cart Stall Rental (Electric Cart)- $105.00
Annual Trail Fee - $40.00
Daily Trail Fee - $1.00
Riding Cart Rental - $15.00
Pull Cart Rental - $1.00
Golf Club Rental - $6.00


Riverside & Kennedy Parks are located on both sides of the beautiful White River. Riverside Park has playground equipment, a basketball court, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pitching, 5 pavilions with picnic tables, and bathroom facilities. We have recently completed a walking/bike trail along the riverbank. Pavilions may be used for parties, reunions, etc. by calling 870-698-2400 to make reservations.  The rental fee is $20.00 per pavilion and covers the whole day.  Kennedy Park located on the Southside of the river has a picnic area with a pavilion, bathroom facilities and the Mark House Memorial Boat Ramp. 


The Batesville Riverwalk is a 1.2 mile Walking/Bike trail that follows the banks of the beautiful White River. There are two Overlooks at the beginning and end of the trail that give spectacular views of the river. The trail is lighted for night walking. This addition to Riverside Park is a great asset to our parks system.

Batesville currently has one public swimming pool. Fitzhugh Pool is located at 1990 Harrison. Our pool is staffed with certified lifeguards. The pool is planned to be opened Memorial Day weekend. Below are the pool hours and fees.


Fitzhugh Pool - 698-2463

Fitzhugh Pool Hours:
Monday - Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday Family Swim - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



Daily Admission - $ 4.00
Summer Pass - Single - $65.00
Summer Pass - Family - $100.00
Family Morning Swim - $5.00
Pool Rental - $100.00 (2 hours under 35 swimmers)
                      $120.00 (2 hours 35-70 swimmers )
                      $200.00 (4 hours under 35 swimmers)
                      $240.00 (4 hours 35-70 swimmers)
Pool rental fees are to be paid at the Municipal Building, 500 E. Main Street or by phone at 870-698-2400.

For more information regarding the pool, to reserve a pool for a swim party, or for swim or lifeguard lessons, Batesville City Hall 870-698-2400.

The City's Ball Parks are under the direction of the Independence County Youth Athletics Association and Independence County Softball Association. Fizthugh Park has ICYAA leagues for T-Ball boys and girls 5 and 6 year-olds, Cal Ripkin pitching machine 7 and 8 year-olds, Cal Ripkin Minor League 9 and 10 year-olds and Cal Ripkin Major league 11-12 year-olds.  The North Complex hosts ICYAA's Babe Ruth League 13,14 and 15 year-olds and Girls Softball 8 - 18 year-olds, age appropriate soccer leagues, and the Torpedos Swim Club.  American Legion Baseball, High School Baseball, and adult softball fields are also located at the North Complex. For more information on ICYAA programs call Mr. Andy Walmsey at 870-698-9393 or visit

For information on ISA programs call Mr. Sam McBride at 870-612-8494.