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."

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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]
Pughs Mill - Gone with the Wind

Pugh's Mill was featured in the first few seconds of Gone With the Wind. I had always wanted to visit and photograph this mill. We were fortunate enough to be there before someone set it on fire.

[Angela, 03/31/2009]

Cement sculpted log bridge.

Old Mill Park (Pugh's Mill)

We visited this park on our recent vacation thanks to Roadside America's pointing it out! It seems to be officially referred to as "Old Mill" park (that's what the blue signs pointing you to it say at least) - but we did notice a sign when we were at the park that says "Pugh's Mill" (seems the park founder named the mill after a friend of his). Someone was taking wedding portraits while we were there -- nice day, very beautiful spot.

[Brenda Mondragon, 01/08/2005]

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

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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