In 2015, Derby began a series of new park construction projects in the community with the help of a 1/2 cent sales tax approved by Derby voters in October 2014. The first park, Madison Avenue Central Park, opened in October 2016. This park provides indoor and outdoor spaces for family activities and community events, including a splash pad, accessible playground, open shelters, large pavilion and other amenities.
The second new park, Warren Riverview Park, opened in October 2018. This park, located on the west side of town off Market St. and the Arkansas River, offers unique views, a ropes course, The Lodge meeting facility, canoe/kayak access to the river and more. See the park webcam.
The third park, Decarsky Park, will be under construction in 2019. Located off south Rock Road (south of Chet Smith), the park will feature ball diamonds and a dog park.