With so much natural beauty surrounding the Arkansas River Valley, Russellville is the perfect place for families. Whether hiking to the waterfall on Petit Jean Mountain or boating on Lake Dardanelle, an up-close and personal relationship with nature is never more than just a few steps away.
Russellville's fourteen city parks and the Hughes Community Center offer activities such as lighted tennis courts, lighted baseball and softball fields, a new soccer complex, an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball court, and equipped playgrounds. The Russellville Aquatic Center has an 8 lane competition sized pool that features basketball goals and a diving board. There is a heated therapy pool where we have many classes including Aqua Aerobics! You’ll also find a splash pad and an inflatable obstacle course for kids!
Local schools participate in football, basketball, swimming, baseball, track & field, golf, and volleyball. Arkansas Tech University competes in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference in football, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, and baseball. Two eighteen-hole golf courses are located just minutes from downtown Russellville.
Holla Bend Natural Wildlife Refuge located to the south of Russellville is one of the state's most outstanding areas for viewing and photographing wildlife. The Refuge, containing over 6,300 acres, provides natural habitat for over 150 species of birds, including migrating waterfowl. Visitors can view the wildlife from several viewing stations provided by the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
The Ozark National Forest has many recreational areas for hunting, fishing, camping, floating, hiking and perhaps the only bayou in the country featuring whitewater. The bustling of city streets can make anyone long for a gravel road in the mountains. In Russellville, off-road junkies are never very far from an ATV trail. An area that is primarily a horse trail, Moccasin Gap is a multiple-use trail open to off-road vehicles, mountain bikes, hikers, & high- clearance vehicles. Access to the trails is permitted with a $3 per day permit from the Big Piney Ranger District office. Big Piney Ranger District can be contacted at 479-284-3150. Moccasin Gap Trails has four main ATV trails, Gap Hollow, Stave Mill Falls Loop, High Mountain Loop, & Black Oak Loop.
Recreational opportunities are available year-round throughout the Russellville area - hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking and walking trails, water sports, youth and adult ball leagues, golf. All of which make Russellville one of the most desirable places in the State of Arkansas to live and visit.
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The people and opportunities in this community are what drew me to Russellville, and that is what continues to keep me here.Megan Ayres-Moore, Park Interpreter, Lake Dardanelle State Park
708 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801
Russellville is a great place to visit and call home!
Live, Work & Play
Do you love the idea of walking down the main street in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop and heading off to work only to finish your day in your kayak, taking a quick hike or bike ride? If so, Russellville is the place for you. With our increasing number of urban shops and living area, our growing cultural atmosphere, amazing schools and an increasing number of job opportunities, Russellville has something for everyone.