The bathroom facilities at several city parks in Conway, which have been closed over the winter to help avoid busted pipes in below-freezing temperatures, will be open just in time for spring break.

“The weather forecast looks good for spring break so we’ve been working to prepare our outdoor parks for the influx of families looking for safe, clean and convenient activities,” city spokesperson Bobby M. Kelly III said.

The National Weather Service of Little Rock on Saturday had no freeze warnings through next weekend. Forecasters predict the high temperature of the week to be Friday with 69 degrees and the lowest temperature to fall Monday night at 37 degrees.

As of Friday afternoon, the restroom facilities at Gatlin Park, Laurel Park and Fifth Avenue Park were open.

Restroom facilities at Beaverfork Lake Park and the water fountains in the dog park at the Don Owen Sports Complex will be operational starting Monday, Parks Superintendent Trey Price said.

Kelly said getting the park restrooms open for families by spring break was part of the overall parks plan.

“Like we have said before, we have expectations to meet. The good people in parks and recreation take pride in meeting those expectations,” he said.

Kelly said the city plans to keep the restrooms open after spring break and throughout the summer.

All Faulkner County schools will be out for spring break this week.

For more information on the parks system in Conway, visit

To view the NWS of Little Rock’s extended forecast for Conway, visit