Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, is THE place to be for active living. Why? Because life in Hot Springs Village offers many wonderful features, activities and amenities to those individuals who call it home. Hot Springs Village consists of 26,000 plus acres nestled in the scenic Ouachita Mountains. Inside the gates, there is something for just about everyone. Amidst the graciousness of southern hospitality at its best, live the life of your dreams by choosing the activities and enjoying the amenities that bring you joy.
We would be remiss if we did not let you know that Village life is extraordinary for man’s best friend as well. Case in point, the DeSoto Dog Park: a gated, off-leash park for well-behaved and healthy dogs. It really is a playground utopia for dogs. The site is approximately 1.5 acres of level, open area and is divided into two sections for use by large and small dogs. The park contains benches, watering stations, waste receptacles, and shade pavilions. The DeSoto Dog Park is open for fun and good-natured frolic from dawn to dusk.
Many people can attest to the social benefits that dog ownership brings. Residents who enjoy the dog park with their four-legged best friends often form friendships with other dog owners as familiar faces (and snouts and paws) and casual chats become second nature. Those who are regular patrons of DeSoto Dog Park even plan social events based upon the friendships formed while visiting the dog park.
It is an easy process for residents to use the dog park. You register at the Property Owners Association Administration building by signing a waiver and paying a small registration fee per dog. After registration, residents will access the park using their community card. Guests will be issued a gate card good for this amenity only.
DeSoto Dog Park is located in the West Village, one of the original neighborhoods in Hot Springs Village. Homes in the area are a picturesque and eclectic blend of styles. The West Village includes mid-century, modern single-family, townhome, and multi-family home designs. Many of these homes are the work of E. Fay Jones, an influential architect in the community and student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Those who want to live in the West Village can select an existing home overlooking the golf course, or buy some land near Lake DeSoto and build the custom home of your dreams. Live near neighboring homes, in your own sanctuary in the woods, or in the mountains. One of the distinctive features of Hot Springs Village is the variety of homes. Never to be considered a cookie-cutter community, there are homes of varying sizes, structures and styles, and the West Village is no exception.
The central feature of the West Village neighborhood is the recently renovated DeSoto Club. Designed by Jones, the building was developed with natural materials and includes stunning views of the beautiful DeSoto Golf Club. DeSoto Club & Grill offers fine and casual dining, catering, as well as a full bar and space for special events. The West Village is also home to Lake DeSoto and DeSoto Beach as well as Waypoint Marina.
Waypoint at DeSoto Marina is a beautiful full-service marina complete with boat slip rentals, kayak/paddle board/boat rentals, a fantastic coffee bar and restaurant. Grab a snack, ice cold drink, and enjoy the view on the new outdoor patio. Waypoint is also the Basecamp hub, where you can find out information about upcoming events and meet outdoor enthusiasts who thoroughly enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, and other adventure sports.
The West Village neighborhood is framed by scenic trails and located near the West Gate within easy driving distance of groceries, restaurants, shopping and more. To ensure that the West Village continues to thrive and remain a neighborhood of choice by current and future residents alike, there are plans to build an additional kayak launch point on Lake DeSoto, expand the trail system, and renovate the swim club and recreation park.
No matter what style, size, or shape defines your ideal home, you are certain to enjoy an abundance of lifestyle amenities in Hot Springs Village. Among them are 9 golf courses, 11 lakes, a fitness center, 2 full-service marinas, a 13-court tennis facility, outdoor and indoor pools, 8 pickleball courts, a performing arts center, mini golf, 26+ miles of scenic trails, facility rentals, diverse restaurants, bocce ball, lawn bowling, one of the largest bridge clubs in the U.S., 200+ other clubs and organizations, and much more. Therefore, the most important question really is, “What are you waiting for?”
Plan a trip to Hot Springs Village. Check out the West Village! A typical fun-filled day could include playing a round of golf and dining on a scrumptious entrée prepared at DeSoto Club & Grill. The advent of another day brings more opportunities for fun and recreation. Enjoy a delicious ice café or a hot cappuccino while spending time at the marina, and soaking in the natural and beautiful scenery that Lake DeSoto has to offer. Maybe make that cup of coffee one to go, head to DeSoto Dog Park, and let your dog enjoy all the best of Hot Springs Village too!