Monday, June 24, 2013

Two Rivers Twilight, Pulaski County

Two Rivers Twilight
12X16, Oil on Panel

Two Rivers Bridge crosses the Little Maumelle River where it runs into the Arkansas River.  The piece of land on the right of this scene is a large peninsula with a natural area park on it called Two Rivers Park.  There are extensive walking and biking trails in the park which are connected to a larger trail system known as the River Trail via this bridge.  About a mile downstream (to the east) is another pedestrian bridge across the Arkansas River called the Big Dam Bridge.  When it was built it was the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.  This awesome system of bridges and trails is wonderful amenity for the city of Little Rock and the whole state really.  This area serves as the focal point of a movement towards a healthier, more physically active city and on any given day you can find thousands of people using this trail system.  I myself am there regularly, pedaling down the River Trail or across the Two Rivers Bridge, weaving around the many walkers through Two Rivers Park to hit the roads on the other side, heading out to climb some hills around Pinnacle Mountain.  The state of Arkansas is a healthier and better place for this trail system!

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