Railyard Park in Downtown Rogers

The new park will open in Spring 2021. Follow our social media for updates on the opening!

The City of Rogers is revitalizing our downtown area with the newly renamed Railyard Park. With a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, this project will enhance our downtown and improve connectivity. The new park will have public space investments and help to make downtown Rogers a regional destination.

Frisco Plaza

Frisco Plaza will be the new home DTR Market 1st Street in downtown Rogers. The DTR Market will be open every Saturday, May-October, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The market features a variety of local growers, bakers, makers, and crafters during the summer. This will be a traditional farmers market in downtown Rogers. Vendors will be selling from the park’s plaza corridor with the ability to pull right into a parking spot to either sell from their vehicles or set up booths in the plaza. Parking spaces on the east side of 1st Street between Walnut and Elm Streets will be closed to public parking on Saturdays from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the season. These spaces are reserved for market vendors to set up for selling.

This great location starting at the corner of Walnut and 1st Street offers vendors a vantage spot to sell their goods. There will be more visibility for the market and foot traffic for downtown businesses. Downtown Rogers Inc. is partnering with the City’s Arts and Culture Department to provide music on Saturday mornings adding even more draw, energy, and atmosphere.

“The revitalization of Downtown Rogers is exciting for our residents, visitors and businesses. Railyard Park represents a new gathering place for Northwest Arkansas. DTR Market’s location in the heart of our downtown businesses and right on the trail system makes this experience second to none for those who enjoy a traditional farmers market atmosphere and outdoor fun.” -Raymond Burns, CEO – Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

Butterfield Stage

The Butterfield Stage will come to life soon with music and events. The stage is a sprawling pavilion for large gatherings and live events. The old farmers market building behind the stage will be the hub for a concession area and serve as the backstage area for artists. Frisco Plaza, located across the street, will be a versatile space that can be used in a variety of ways for events. The City of Rogers has plans to program the stage with events from April to October each year. A local music producer will be contracted to program music for the stage.

Play Yard

The new Play Yard features structures for kids to climb in, on, and over. Part of the Play Yard are three water towers called the Water Stop, which is a splash pad area. Artists Octavio Logo, Mantra, and Lakwena were selected by the Rogers Public Art Commission to produce original artworks for the beautiful designs you see on the water towers now. The Railyard Park “Water Stop” arts project aims to capitalize on the growing arts tourism sector in Northwest Arkansas, reflect a thriving local culture, and boost economic activity in downtown Rogers.

Other Park Amenities

Spend the day in downtown Rogers experiencing all that the new Railyard Park has to offer. Other park amenities include:

  • Picnic tables in Frisco Plaza
  • Shade structures all along 1st Street
  • Park benches around the facility
  • Bike path connecting to trails
  • Access to many shops and restaurants in downtown Rogers
  • Events throughout the year at Butterfield Stage and Frisco Plaza
  • Restroom facilities located in the Play Yard and across the street near Centennial Park