The Springdale Benevolent Foundation approached Core to help create a new vision for the future of the Rodeo of the Ozarks. The project is phased to include renovation of the existing stands and structure, as well as the addition of more seating, a covering over the arena, entry gates, and a stable.
The mission of the updated arena s to provide a unique and functional facility that accommodates a diversity of activities, providing quality family entertainment to the residents of Northwest Arkansas. It will be a multi-use event center to provide year-round animal and equine educational, entertainment and agricultural experiences, while giving back through youth scholarships, educational opportunities for youth of all ages and a positive economic impact to Northwest Arkansas.
Parsons Stadium has been an integral part of Northwest Arkansas for over 70 years, drawing the nation’s top competitors and fans from all 50 states. However, it is much more than a rodeo venue. Annually, it hosts and contributes to the State High School Rodeo Finals, FFA competitions, the Stick Horse Rodeo for area first graders, Super Cowboy and Super Cowgirl event for special needs children, Jr. Livestock Shows, educational classes provided by Northwest Technical Institute, multicultural events such as concerts and celebrations as well as entertainment such as the demolition derbies, Western Days Bar-B-Q Competition, car shows, carnivals, and Easter Egg hunts.