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The Arkansas River Trail connects a multitude of parks and recreational areas. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.

Burns Park

Interstate 40, Exit 150

North Little Rock, AR 72119 501-791-8543 

One of the largest municipal parks in the country, Burns Park’s 1,700 acres include amusement park rides, traditional and disc golf courses, a tennis complex, soccer fields, an archery range and miles of hiking and biking trails. The trails lead to an entrance of the Big Dam Bridge. The park also features an RV campground, a dog park, pavilions and a fishing pond.

Fairway Park

800 Fairway Ave.

Sherwood, AR 72120 501-835-6893 

A green gem in old town Sherwood, Fairway Park’s seasonal outdoor swimming pool has a changing area, restrooms and a concession stand. The rest of the park holds a gazebo, playground, a picnic area with a grill and an 11,000-square-foot dog park.

Lake Cherrywood Park

300 Summit St.

Sherwood, AR 72120 501-835-6893 

Wet a line off the pier at Lake Cherrywood Park, where the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission keeps the lake stocked with fish, or enjoy the gazebo, picnic area with a grill, swings, a big playground and a basketball court.

Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park

3800 Lakeshore Drive

North Little Rock, AR 72116 501-758-1424 

A historic recreation of an 1880s water-powered grist mill, the Old Mill at T.R. Pugh Memorial Park is most famous for its part in the opening scenes of “Gone With the Wind.” Built in 1933, the mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. The park itself is decorated with sculptures of toadstools, tree stumps and a tree branch-entwined bridge designed by Dionicio Rodriguez. Enjoy a picnic, take advantage of the photo opportunity or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

Splash Zone

201 W. Martin St.

Jacksonville, AR 72076 501-982-4171/7946 

Located at Pleasure Park, Splash Zone is Jacksonville’s largest aquatics center. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Splash Zone has two pools, two water slides, a water tunnel and the umbrella-shaped Rain Drop and Dew Drop water showers. The Splash Zone is handicap-accessible and also features a concession stand and lockers.

Thornhill Park

2201 Thornhill Drive

Sherwood, AR 72120 501-835-6893 

A vintage Union Pacific caboose is among the features of Thornhill Park, one of more than a dozen parks in town, along with a half-mile asphalt walking trail, a gazebo and picnic area with a grill, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with a place to change, restrooms and concessions.

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