Hot Springs State Parks Gets New Entry
Written by Andrew-Rossi on February 28, 2020
The main entrance to Hot Springs State Park got a facelift.
A new sign welcoming visitors to the park was installed this week, spanning the entire road leading into the park. Kevin Skates, the Superintendent of Hot Springs State Park, says that the sign itself is getting additional pizzazz in just a few weeks. Rocks will be added to the steel pillars supporting the sign, and the park’s logo will crown the top to add a bit of clorful flare.
The most technologically-savvy part of the new gate is a sensor designed for large RVs and trailers. That infrared sensor will inform the larger vehicles that the clearance under the railroad trestle going over the road is 12 feet. Vehicles that are too tall will be able to take a right turn and avoid getting stuck under the trestle – it happened before.
Skates plans on doing some trail improvements this year, but this sign will be the largest physical project for the near future, as the next major step is new concessionaires that will be taking over the Star Plunge and Days Inn Hotel. The Request for Proposal for the two properties closes soon.