Let’s Go Downtown!

Smothers Park (formerly Riverfront Park) was established in 1816 as the first City park. It was renamed after Bill Smeathers (Smothers) in 1963. The park was renovated and expanded as part of a multi-million dollar riverfront upgrade. Since it’s re-opening in August 2012, Smothers Park Lazy Dayz Playground has been named the top playground in the world (2015) by Landscape Architect’s Network.

The park features 3 signature fountains with a show every 15 minutes and a cascading waterfall.


  • Lazy Dayz Playground 
  • Ronald Lee Logsdon Spray Park – Open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day (weather permitting)
  • Signature Fountains
  • Shelton Memorial
  • Concession Stand
  • Restroom
  • Picnic Areas
  • Open Air Pavilion
  • OverLook
  • River Front (porch style) Swings
  • Games on the River (May – September)