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PARKS

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
www.northlittlerock.org/attractions_detail/28

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
www.cityofsherwood.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/Fairway-Park-6

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
www.cityofsherwood.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/Lake-Cherrywood-Park-10

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
www.northlittlerock.org/attractions_detail/285

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
www.cityofjacksonville.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/Splash-Zone-10

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
www.cityofsherwood.net/Facilities/Facility/Details/Thornhill-Park-18

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.

SHOPPING

From malls and major department stores to unique boutiques and souvenir shops, there’s something for every taste and budget.

McCain Mall

3929 McCain Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR 72116
501-758-6317
www.simon.com/mall/mccain-mall

McCain Mall is central Arkansas’ largest enclosed shopping mall. Featuring more than 80 specialty stores and 10 eateries, the mall also has a 12-screen movie theater.

The Promenade at Chenal

17711 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR 72223
501-821-5552
www.chenalshopping.com

The open-air, pedestrian-friendly shopping center features more than 30 restaurants and merchants, as well as a nine-screen movie theater. The Promenade was designed in a French Gothic style to capture the nostalgia of a Main Street shopping district. This design also allows for convenient street parking. It’s been voted Little Rock’s No. 1 destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

River Market District

Downtown Little Rock
www.rivermarket.info

The River Market district offers a variety of restaurants, boutiques, museums and a farmers market. The River Market’s Ottenheimer Market Hall houses a number of merchants that offer authentic Mexican, Japanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, with a large seating area, beer garden and free Wi-Fi. The unofficial cultural center of Little Rock, the district is a great place to grab a bite to eat, enjoy live music, shop and more, all against the backdrop of the Arkansas River.

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