Dardanelle offers many recreational opportunities. The Community Center offers a basketball court, a computer room, and a performance stage. The Center can be rented for any number of social events. Merritt Park offers baseball and softball fields, playground equipment, picnic area, a nature walking trail and a skateboard facility. The Riverfront area of the city also offers ball fields, picnic area, playground equipment, and a walking trail as well as the host site for festivals. Our Gazebo is the site for numerous events throughout the year. An Amphitheater for the riverfront is in the planning stages. Mr. Willie Lawhon is the head of the Parks and Recreation Department. To reserve a pavilion, please call 479-229-1022. To reserve the Community Center, please call 479-229-5084.