Batesville Wins Four Trendsetter Awards

Wellness Award

In 2012, Batesville made the decision to transition into the future with a state-of-the-art facility set to improve quality of life for locals and draw others from around Arkansas. Citizens came together and voted to construct a $22 million Community Center and Aquatics Park. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh credited residents for stepping up in support of the initiative and for their unwavering determination to make Batesville the most progressive and innovative city in the state. The award-winning structure opened to enthusiastic crowds in the summer of 2017 and has received hundreds of thousands of visits since.

The modern, 105,000 square foot Community Center and Aquatics Park designed by ETC Engineers and Architects was recognized by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association as “Facility of the Year.” Arkansas Business awarded the area four Trendsetter City Awards, including the Wellness Award for the expansive new community center and other notable projects, such as bike paths and excellent outdoor activities. With a 29,000 square foot gym, running track, workout center, indoor pools, an outdoor aquatic park and much more, the Center aims to effectively improve the health and lives of residents throughout Independence County.   MORE

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