As of Friday, June 9, the Murphy Park pond has been restocked with fish thanks to the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC). This is the first time the pond has been stocked since the park was closed for renovations. Springdale Park and Recreation celebrated the re-opening of Murphy Park with the Murphy in May event on May 26.
The stocking of fish at the Murphy Park pond coincides with the AGFC free fishing weekend, which runs from 12 p.m. Friday, June 9 to midnight, Sunday night June 11.
The AGFC also restocked Lake Springdale with fish this afternoon. Lake Springdale is located in J.B. Hunt Park.
The Murphy Park pond and Lake Springdale are open to rod and pole fishing only. Daily catch limits are regulated by the AGFC, which can be found at www.agfc.com.