River Mountain Park Fieldtrip: Float, Fish, Mountain Bike, or Hike
Choose your activity and explore by foot, bike, or kayak the natural beauty of Central Arkansas. Little Rock offers a variety of outdoor experiences at the confluence of River Mountain Park, Two Rivers Park, and the Arkansas River Trail. Rock Town River Outfitters will offer kayak and mountain bike rentals for those that do not have equipment thanks to ARPA and or sponsors. Learn from Little Rock Parks and Recreation Trail Coordinator about the establishment of the Mountain Bike and Pedestrian trails in this area. Meet local outfitter, Samuel Ellis, with Rock Town River Outfitters as he speaks on the logistics of helping the community find their outside through kayaking and biking. Fishing poles and tackle will be available fo ruse thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. For a fishing license go to AGFC.com
Trip ARPA contact: Hollie Sanders 501-772-4311
Time: 12:45 to 4:30
Transportation: Van Pick up available at the Marriot Hotel – Loading the van by 12:45 and returning by 4:30pm (please arrive in the lobby to load the van by 12:45pm)
Bring: Dress for outdoor time and for the activity, bring your own water bottle. You are welcome to bring your own mountain bike or kayak. This basic equipment is available if needed.
Activity Location: Rock Town River Outfitters Boat House – 4420 River Mountain Rod, LR, AR 72212 Directions on google
Downtown River Trail Bike Tour
Learn about paved trail design on the Arkansas River Trail tour via a road bike or hybrid bike. Park Planner Dave Roberts will lead the group on an educational ride from the LR River Market to the North LIttle Rock trail and back. Riders will have the option of distance and pace. Rock Town River Outfitters will offer bike rentals for those that do not have equipment thanks to ARPA and or sponsors
Trip ARPA Contact: Dave Roberts 501-590-5956
Transportation: Meet in the Rivermarket at Rock Town River Outfitters at 1:30pm (this is within walking or biking distance of the Marriot Hotel).
Bring: Dress for the outdoors and for the activity, bring your own water. You are welcome to bring your own bike but basic bikes are available if needed.
Activity Location: Rock Town River Outfitters 400 President clinton Avenue, Suite A, Little Rock, AR 72201 Directions on google
Little Rock Park Tour
Tour three flagship parks in Little Rock with Little Rock Parks Director, Leland Couch. Riverfront Park, MacArthur Park, and Kanis Park feature everything from a sculpture garden, inclusive playground, dog park, community fishing pond, pickleball courts, trail system, museums, and more including future projects to expand and stay relevant with recreation needs of the community.
Trip ARPA Contact: Leland Couch
Transportation: Participants will meet in Riverfront Park (which is within walking distance of the Marriot Hotel) and then will shuttle to the various parks.
Bring: Dress for some outdoor time. Bring your own water bottle.