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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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]
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]

Old Mill Park - Concrete Wood

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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