Little Rock is seeking a vendor to provide “golf entertainment” on an 18-acre portion of War Memorial Park, according to a request for proposals.
The park was formerly the site of the War Memorial golf course, which was closed last summer due to city budget cuts. Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has touted redesigning the park as an iconic public space in the center of the city.
A request for proposals for an 18-acre lease of War Memorial Park was issued July 1, and proposals are due July 22. The document notes that off-course participation in golf increased by almost 10% in 2018,in part because of golf entertainment facilities.
Scott’s office said in early 2019 that he had met with Topgolf, a golf and entertainment