Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park, Thursday, June 8, to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new facility. Approximately three hundred guests were in attendance including community members, contractors, and city, county, and state officials. The community center will be open seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park is equipped with a gym with basketball courts, walking track and racquetball court. The facility also has an outdoor aquatic park and three indoor pools. There is also a fitness center, group fitness room, bath house, meetings rooms, kitchen, and concessions.

Ambassadors in attendance included Candy Davis (Arkansas Sheriff Youth Ranch), Pasha

Alexander (Centennial Bank), Tracy McClurg (Citizens Bank), Jennifer Corter (City of Batesville),

Cliff Brown (First Community Bank), Bill Olivia (First Community Bank), Alan Price (FNBC), Matt

Rush (FNBC), Shaylyn Castile (Habitat for Humanity), Brooke Stevenson (Ind CO. Cable TV), Lisa

Pinkston (Network of Community Operations), Deanna Green (Randy Reichart Insurance),

Joyce Casteel (Randy Reichart Insurance), Shelby Dobbs (Scott Wood), Brittany Biggers (SF

Fisher and Company), Vicki Stephenson (Shelter Insurance), Julie Hinkle (Southern Bank), Erick

Oyemaja (Southern Tire), and Ashley Keck (WRMC Foundation).

For more information about the Batesville Community Center, please visit or call (870) 698-2424.