A day spent outdoors is never wasted.

think outside.

Outdoor spaces designed for those most comfortable when embracing the elements and view the outdoors as much of our home as the indoors.

Adventure, openness, and creativity is your neighbor.
  • Connect.

    Connect with nature.

    Our connection to nature in the modern world needs care. To remedy this we’ve developed pockets of nature every few blocks that strengthen our relationship to the natural world.

  • sustain.

    Inspiring possibilities.

    We believe that clean air and healthy food are important segments of our lives that can be a positive-sum relationship between economic growth and environmental protection.

  • Health.

    For the mind and body

    Nature enhances well-being by reducing people’s mental workload and allowing more time for reflection. Our community has embraced the great outdoors so we can help boost community well-being in the process.

A community that makes you forget to check your phone.

Deer Trails Country Club is a 9-hole course in the naturally beautiful, park-like setting nestled in nature. Join a league and tournaments throughout the season. A hole-in-one for everyone.

Deer Trails Golf Course

Fishing, Kayaking & Canoeing

Wildlife abounds in the water and the surrounding woods Fort Chaffee is a center of family-friendly fishing and canoeing. Plenty of opportunities to spend a full day enjoying nature and being present.

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

Cycling & Running

An expansive system of walking and cycling trails can be found throughout the city and along the river in Fort Smith, get outdoors and explore while living well.

Outdoor Recreation

Art & Education Centers

Discover arts & culture attractions that include unique museums, art galleries, live theatre, the symphony, street art murals, reenactments right in your own backyard.

Chaffee Crossing Historic District

Recreational Sports

Offering some of the best sports facilities in Arkansas, break a sweat and meet some friends around great indoor activities, including tennis, softball, soccer, basketball, pickleball and more.

Chaffee Crossing Pickleball Complex


Hiking through nature not only provides an opportunity to get some exercise but also an up-close experience with nature and wildlife. Deer, ducks, geese, indigenous birds, squirrels, raccoons, oh my!

Fort Chaffee West Trail


The McClure Amphitheater at Chaffee Crossing was re-dedicated on Saturday, September 17, 2011. It was originally established in 1953 on then Fort Chaffee.

Mcclure Amphitheater


From Southern-styled fried chicken and catfish, championship BBQ, collard greens, and Cajun specialties to the more exotic cuisines of Mexico, and many others. Discover perfect destination for any foodie.