Parrot Island Waterpark of Fort Smith, AR has announced they will host the 4th Annual River Valley Kid-Ducky Derby at Parrot Island Waterpark on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. In the race to keep kids safe, the Annual Kid-Ducky Derby raises money for STEPS Family Resource Center.

This year the ducks will be racing down Parrot Island’s Crocodile Creek Lazy River where adopted ducks can be cheered by supporters and spectators. Ducks can be adopted in advance for $5 at numerous locations throughout the community, including Parrot Island’s ticket office. In addition, ducks may be adopted at CV’s Savers Club, an ongoing sponsor in making this event a success, with locations in Fort Smith, Barling, Van Buren, Alma and Greenwood. In addition to the Duck Race, the Kid-Ducky Derby will include live music, fun and games, and prizes. Admission to the event is free with the race taking place at 12:30 pm. Following the race, Parrot Island Waterpark will remain open from 2:00 – 6:00 pm for attendees to enjoy all of the park’s water attractions. Tickets are $10 for swimmers over 48” and $5 for swimmers under $48” with a portion of the proceeds going to STEPS Family Resource Center. If your duck is the “Lucky Duck” selected, you could win a new car, courtesy of Orr Automotive Group.

Abbie Cox with STEPS says “It’s the “must see” event! The ducks have been training all winter! Each is anxiously awaiting the chance to be first to cross the finish line. Watch hundreds of rubber ducks race as fast as they can to win great prizes for their adoptive parents! ”

Of the special event, Brenda Payne, Director of Sales at Parrot Island Waterpark, adds “We are thrilled to be the host to this year’s River Valley Kid-Ducky Derby and provide our support to STEPS and the wonderful work they do for families in our community.”

Parrot Island Waterpark is entering its third season, opening May 26, 2017. The outdoor waterpark features a giant wave pool, four awesome twisting turning water slides, a relaxing lazy river, an activity pool and a themed children’s aquatic play area. Reservations are now available for special events, such as birthday parties, company picnics and group outings by calling the sales department at 479-788-6506 or by email to Brenda Payne at

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Parrot Island Waterpark is professionally managed by American Resort Management, LLC