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."

T.R. Pugh Memorial Park

Address:
Lakeshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR
Directions:
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.
Phone:
501-758-1424
Admission:
Free
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Old Mill.

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

We made it to this park off I-40 with a 37-ft. travel trailer, but I'm not going to say it was easy. Street parking only, in a residential neighborhood. The Old Mill was pictured in the opening credits of Gone With the Wind, so I felt like I needed to stop for a photo. T.R. Pugh Memorial Park was gorgeous!

[HubbardsOnTheHitch, 03/15/2021]

Bridge with fake wood.

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

So very unique and isolated in suburban backyard! Beautiful spot for photos or as a backdrop.

[Scott Ochsendorf, 07/12/2017]

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]

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