- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - The National Park Service says the Ozark Bathhouse in Hot Springs is set to reopen this week.

The park service announced Monday that the bathhouse will become the home of the Hot Springs National Park Cultural Center and the new home of the Friends of Hot Springs National Park.

The Ozark was built in 1922 and is among historic structures on Bathhouse Row on Central Avenue that the Park Service is allowing to be repurposed for business use. The park service says the Ozark will now serve as an art gallery featuring the park’s “Artist in Residence” art collection. It will also serve as a venue for park events and programs and be available for private events.

The bathhouse is set to reopen Friday.

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