Butler Center for Arkansas Studies 100 Rock Street Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201 (501) 320-5700
December 9, 2013
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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Millwood Park collection
2.5 Linear feet
This collection contains a poster display giving the history of Millwood Recreational Park.
This collection is containted in two files.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a poster display giving the history of Millwood Recreational Park, researched and prepared by Richard B. Clark and Allan L. Ward.
Millwood Recreational Park, Little Rock's first water park, was built by Herman E. Heiden. The son of German immigrants, Heiden was a welder and business owner who also raised and showed hunting dogs. He purchased land along the 19th Street Pike (Hot Springs Highway) in 1918, and the family built a summer cottage there. They later built the water park, which opened in 1929. The park also included a baseball field, picnic tables and other recreational facilities. It was operated by the family until 1943, when chemicals to maintain the pool became unavailable. It was not reopened after the war.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Billy Kramer Day Camp (Ark.)
Heiden, Herman, 1881-1937
Millwood Recreational Park (Little Rock, Ark.)
Parks -- Arkansas.
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating, in-house use only.
Millwood Park collection, MSS.08.51, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute