ARCHEY FORK PARK
Clinton City Park: Main Street Park, Archey Fork Park & Riverwalk
Clinton proudly hosts a large, beautifully maintained multi-purpose park & recreational area, just off the Highway near the historic downtown and business area. Great for walking, playing, exercising, family outings, or just enjoying nature! Bring the whole family and explore the area’s many features.
Fully-paved & marked three-quarter mile walking track leading from the park, under the Hwy 65 overpass, around Archey Creek Park and behind the Archey Fork Mall, and back to the Main Street Park.
Charles Wilson’s tree sculptures keep close watch over the Park
Archey Park entrance between Huddle House & Subway
Riverwalk trails beautiful in every season
Convenient parking & public restrooms
Bring the kids to the swing park & a nearby skate park for older kids
Basketball court, softball & baseball fields, and Disc Golf!
Fishing pond, fountain, and outdoor classroom with wildlife garden
Enjoy a relaxing retreat right next to historic downtown, with several monuments & memorials
Beautifully landscaped stream garden and native habitat area along the newly-restored Archey Creek
Pavilions, covered bridges & comfortable rest areas
Shaded camping spots along the RiverTrail
“Three Rivers Trailhead” monument on the historic downtown square: 8-foot tall symbolic monolithic sculpture made from native stone. Created by Fayetteville artist Hank Kaminsky, it celebrates the area’s natural & cultural heritage. See it in the Main Street park!
Newly extended Riverwalk Trail on the north side of the walking track (part of the Archey Fork nature conservation project from the Nature Conservancy)
The Pollinator Garden is the result of many hours of hard work by volunteer students & teachers. The garden is located in Archey Fork Park, behind the strip mall off Hwy 65 (on the Riverwalk trails past the softball fields).
Beautiful split rail fences contain the Pollinator Garden
Handmade signs mark native plants and the species they host
Milkweed is a critical life source for migratory Monarch Butterflies
Coreopsis attracts mamy species of bees, butterflies & moths
Main Street Park
Kiddie Park/Playground, Veteran’s Park, & Historical Park. Linked to Archey Fork Park sidewalks on both sides of Hwy 65.
Newly-installed Children’s Playground
Main Street Park in view of the Hwy 65 Bridge
Veteran’s Historical Park
"Three Rivers Trailhead” Monument
Designed by Arkansas master sculpture, Hank Kaminsky, the monument is located near the head of the city’s lighted walking trail, with access to the park’s many amenities all lovingly donated and well used.
The three sided eight foot high monolithic concrete sculpture appears at a distance to be a large grey native rock with water flowing over it. Closer inspection reveals images, some clear others more subtly rendered onto the rock like surface. All images, dates and names are important elements of history and heritage chosen for inclusion by people of Van Buren County. A nearby kiosk gives details of the images from Indian maiden to atomic energy, turkeys to ticks.
Sidewalks, kiosk, stone benches and sculpture were built over a five year period with multiple funding sources, organizations and 220 volunteers. "Three Rivers Trailhead" is truly the creation and an expression of our community…
The mission of Float VBC is to provide public kayak and canoe launches on the floatable rivers in Van Buren County and to provide the information necessary to ensure that visitors and locals alike can have a safe and enjoyable trip exploring our county and local rivers.
Float VBC is brought to you by collaborative effort of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Clinton, the City of Shirley, and Van Buren County.