North Little Rock, Arkansas: Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

Every wooden thing in this park and around Pugh's Mill -- except for the vegetation -- is actually fake wood made of cement by a secretive Mexican artist. An old post card advises us: "Textured in minutest detail as to deceive the closest observer."
Lakeshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR
From I-40 drive north on Hwy 107/JFK Blvd. Turn right (east) onto D Ave. Turn left onto Idlewild Ave. Turn right onto Waterside Drive. Turn left onto Avondale Rd and drive up the hill. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive. The Old Mill will be on the left (north) side just east of Fairway Ave.
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Old Mill concrete faux wood bridge.

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

This is beautiful, and bustling on a spring Saturday.

[Lane, 04/24/2016]

Old Mill.

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

Old Mill Park is a special place for all ages. Favorite place for photos and picnics.

[Judy, 10/15/2015]

Best known on Roadside America for its array of concrete sculpted to resemble wood logs.

Old Mill in Fall.

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

This place is so beautiful in the fall, but isn't very easy to navigate if you're disabled or elderly. But it's worth seeing and easy to find!

[Brandy Raines, 12/29/2014]
Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

Tucked in a treed neighborhood, this place is peaceful and scenic. You can go inside the mill, climb the stairs, sit by the little pond and have adorable pictures taken. The blue pond is full of turtles, and two very interesting bridges (one very small, one large). Worth a stop by if you're heading to the area.

One note: no dogs allowed inside. Open from sunrise to sunset. We went on a late afternoon on a Sunday and the only other visitors were a wedding party taking pictures.

[RJ, 06/29/2012]

Gnarled bridge of concrete wood.

Old Mill Park (Pugh's Mill)

Old Mill Park is a very pleasant place to visit. The gnarled "wood" bridges are the most interesting sculptures.

[Katharine Chestnut, 07/07/2010]

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