by Max Brantley
CITY NEWS RELEASE
United by a common goal of transforming remotely clear land into luscious green space, the Mayor’s Tourism Commission along with the City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department, will announce the River Trail Garden Program. The overall vision for this partnership is to cultivate the spirit of community, neighborhood and diversity in the development of features along the Little Rock side of the trail.
The first phase will showcase several nurseries: Botanica Gardens, Good Earth Garden Center, Bemis Tree Farm and Arkansas Bamboo Connection. In becoming a River Trail Partner they have donated their time, design, labor and materials converting land and planting attractive gardens which they will maintain and refresh as needed. The city is providing water and electricity to the garden sites.
“We are hopeful that other Little Rock businesses and organizations will want to also participate as a River Trail Partner and sponsor other features along the trail,” said Tourism Commissioner Tom Strickland. “Enhancing this 14 plus mile River Trail has great potential to become a major attraction for the City of Little Rock as well as a destination for tourist.”
More details about the Garden Program will be made available at a news conference tomorrow, Friday, June 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the foot of the Little Rock side of the Big Dam Bridge.