Whether you’re looking for a great fishing destination, a once-in-a-lifetime trophy elk or whitetail deer hunt or just want to take in the great outdoors for a few days, Foreman is the perfect place to do it!

The area’s unspoiled natural surroundings and miles of river and lake shoreline make Southwest Arkansas one of the best kept secrets in the ‘Natural State’. And Foreman sits right in the middle of it all!

At less than 20 miles off Interstate 30, Foreman makes a wonderful small town excursion during RV trips. Take in some shopping in old downtown, stop by the museum for an interesting look at the areas pioneering history or just enjoy the view as you pass through for lunch at one of the local diners.

Foreman is full of friendly folks, and we’re always happy to talk to strangers!

So take time to discover the road less traveled… discover Foreman.

LATEST NEWS

Officials break ground for Foreman park facility

By Jud Powell Staff Reporter Little River News
Story reprinted by permission of Little River News

Officials started the physical portion of a new 43-acre recreation park in Foreman on Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by State Sen. Barbara Horn, D-Ark., Teton Industrial Construction Company Civil Superintendent Jeff Henry, former State Rep. Ken Cowling, D-Ark., and Foreman Recreation Park Commissioner Teresa Woods,  as well as a number of other local community leaders.

Teton is one of several subcontractors that worked on the recent Ash Grove Cement plant expansion, and their donation is part of its community involvement initiative that seeks to give back to the communities in which they have been privileged to work.

“I have nothing but free time as far as this project is concerned,” Henry said.“I been with this project for over two months and the company has donated 5,100 concrete blocks for construction of restrooms, the concession stand and a multipurpose building at the park.”

More of the great outdoors is coming to town

Foreman officials have been very busy lately with several new projects.  One of the most exciting is the recent announcement that the city has obtained funds to develop approximately 40 acres on North Malden Street for a city park.  The new park project is the result of the efforts of several area individuals.  Special recognition is due State Senator Barbara Horn and former State Representative Ken Cowling who both worked diligently to help secure more than $400,000 for the project.  Total funds include a $220,000 grant from Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, a $48,300 grant from the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program and a $150,000 grant from the State General Improvement fund.

The monies will be used to develop the land, which the city already owns, for use as the city’s outdoor recreation area.  Along with beautiful landscaping and lots of trees, the new park will feature playground equipment, a picnic area and a baseball/softball field.  The addition of a second ball field for city use is particularly exciting as it is one of the requirements for hosting the annual state softball tournament.  Foreman’s own Lady Gators have won the state tournament five years in a row, and city residents are eager to now be able to bid to host the competition that they have dominated for so long.

If Foreman had an official color

Across our great country, different places are known for different things.  Chicago is the ‘Windy City’. New York is the ‘Big Apple’. San Fransisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, and Memphis has the Blues. Even Vegas has all those lights and… er, well we won’t get into what all Vegas has.

But the point is, most every place, whether big or small, is known for something. And Foreman is no different. We’re about as natural as the ‘Natural State’ comes.

Tracy Lawrence Annual Homecoming Concert was a big hit!

Foreman would like to formally thank country music star and Foreman native Tracy Lawrence as well as Tracy Byrd, Richie McDonald and Zona Jones for putting on a great Homecoming Concert this year at the Foreman High School Memorial Stadium.

Lawrence has held the concert for 15 years to benefit the Tracy Lawrence Foundation which aims to enhance educational opportunities for the children of Foreman and surrounding communities.  Over it’s 15 year run, the event and the foundation have raised more than $1,000,000 for the cause.