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
On the north side of Lakeshore Drive just east of Fairway Ave.
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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]
Concrete wood at the old mill. Old Mill Park (Pugh's Mill)

It was in the movie "Gone With the Wind." Everything -- fences, rails, bridges -- is made of concrete [shaped to look like branches].

[Lonnie Betts, 06/21/2010]
Pugh's Mill Gone with The Wind

It did not burn down thank goodness. The roof has been rebuilt and looks like nothing happened. You have to see this place while the dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom.

[Donnie Garrison, 04/20/2009]

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