Riverfront Park

The Riverfest Amphitheatre and Peabody Park Playground are the super attractions in this long and narrow park along the river. A waterspray that shoots water out in various configurations on screamingly happy children and a climbing area that features real rocks (with rubber landing areas) and a ropey-jungle-gym and tunnels is one of the parks department's biggest hits. Looking for the Little Rock? It's here — or some of it is, most of it having been blown away in the late 1800s to build the Junction Bridge, now a pedestrian and bike link to North Little Rock. The park also features a sculpture garden of what might be the nation's largest grouping of small sculptures, placed on pedestals in a landscaped area behind the Peabody Hotel. Judge for yourself on that. Little Rock's biggest festival of the year, Riverfest, is played out along the grassy knolls of Riverfront Park and in the amphitheater; the River Market, a food vendors hall, is the park's public face.

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