A new regional aquatics park will soon be under construction in Fort Smith.
Sebastian County and Fort Smith leaders will break ground on the project 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 7) at Ben Geren Park.
The nearly $11 million water park will feature a wave pool, lazy river, and four water slides. The city and county will split the bill for the new facility.
Voters approved the initial proposal in 2012, which at the time held a price tag of eight million dollars. The cost of the project, however, went up to include more features the community wanted at the park.