Grand Opening of the playground was held Oct. 8, 2015 and was led by Lt. Governor Tim Griffin. About 400 people were in attendance that evening. Other elected officials, such as Saline County Judge Jeff Arey, and representatives from the various organizations, like Little Rock South Lions Club, and businesses and donors involved were a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony. The playground has become the first fully accessible public playground in Central Arkansas.
The playground features pour in place rubber surfacing allowing those who use mobility devices like wheelchairs and walkers to access the playground. Ramps onto the equipment, as well as some adapted playground structures, allow for easy access as well. The “We Saw” is similar to a typical seesaw, but has a back on the seating portion so that no one slides off the back. It also features a smooth up and down experience for all.
Phase II at The Crossing at Angel Court will feature a pour-in-place multi-purpose field. This special surfacing on an open field will allow those with mobility devices to play team sports or just enjoy the open field for other activities without the difficult task of wheeling through grass. This field would be the first of its kind in the nation.
The Arkansas Highway Department has awarded Saline County a $136,000 grant to add a walking trail and bathroom to a first fully accessible public park in Central Arkansas, The Crossing at Angel Court. However, this is a matching grant and the county's portion lacks $30,000. Will you partner with us and Adopt and Angel?
A “Fund” Day at the Park Saturday March 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 1040 Angel Court Build Your Own Pal $25-lots of animal and clothing choices Come eat from Tommy’s Food Truck or bring your own . Click here to learn more...
Join us Thurs. Oct. 8th for the grand opening of The Crossing at Angel Court! Click HERE for more information.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., a formal groundbreaking event will take place. The event is open to everyone.
June 18, 2013
Saline County Quorum Court unanimously approves a resolution to proceed with a grant application to the Arkansas State Parks Outdoor Recreation 50/50 Matching Grant program.
The East End Sizzler 5K Race sponsored by the Little Rock South Lions Club raised about $4,500 for The Crossing at Angel Court. Over 120 runners participated in the event on Sat., Sept. 14 at East Union Missionary Baptist Church.
We'd like to thank the sponsors: (GOLD) East End Pharmacy, (SILVER) Malvern National Bank, People's Bank, R&R Roofing, Curry's Termite and Pest Control, (Bronze) Family Eye Clinic, Williams Automotive, Neonics Sign & Neon, Superior Real Estate, Imagine Fitness, Edward Jones/Mike Smith, MTS at Madison Square, Jody Spann Construction, All 4 Paws Grooming, Arch Street Hardware, Sarah's Florest, Sanders Ace Hardware, East End Café, David's Barber & Beauty, Landmark Graphics, Arch Street Shell, Harvest Foods, Premium Refreshments, The East Ender
Click on our PHOTOS tab to view photos from this event.
WHAT IS THE CROSSING AT ANGEL COURT?
What is The Crossing At Angel Court?
- Collaborative effort between Saline County, Little Rock South Lions Club and the I CAN! Arts and Resource Center.
- First Saline County Park
- First universally accessible and inclusive public playground in Central Arkansas
- First in the nation, accessible soccer/multi-purpose field
- Unique "Cathedral Pines" natural phenomenon
- Walking trail with historical markers
- Unique blend of nature and adventure
- Our Mission