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Arkansas River Trail
Description

The Arkansas River Trail has been designed and designated as a .place for all people.. Approximately 11.5 miles of the planned 24 miles have been completed, allowing walkers, bicyclists, skaters, strollers and joggers an opportunity to improve their health and learn more about their local environment.

The project is a result of many years of planning and coordination between citizens, landholders, and public and private agencies. Funding for the trail is supported through grants, donations and other resources, and comes from the neighboring communities that flank segments of the path.

With the goal of connecting neighborhoods, businesses and tourist attractions in an active living setting, the Arkansas River Trail provides residents with a convenient option for commuting all over Little Rock, free from traffic congestion.

Signs posted along the trail remind people that they can be healthy by walking every day, eating right and not smoking. The entire project is also in effort to help curb Arkansas. significant obesity and diabetes problem.

Since 2004 the project has received over $18 million in funding.



Goal

Promote routine physical activity and healthy lifestyles