• water flowing over rocks into basin

    Hot Springs

    National Park Arkansas

Whittington Park

Trail in Whittington Park

Walking trail in Whittington Park.

Originally called Whittington Lake Reserve when it was built in the late 1890s, this tree-shaded greenway is located along Whittington Creek between West Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. It was named for early Hot Springs resident and businessman Hiram A. Whittington.

Whittington Park once featured two shallow rowing lakes, several pavillions, tennis courts, carriage drives, and a caretaker's house, but today it simply offers quiet trails for walkers and joggers.

 

Did You Know?

Pres. Roosevelt is in an open touring car on Fountain St. in front of the Arlington Hotel. A crowd surrounds the car.

On June 10, 1936, President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Hot Springs National Park and toured the Fordyce Bathhouse as part of the Arkansas centennial celebration. FDR used the baths at Warm Springs, Georgia, on a regular basis to relieve his polio. He never bathed in Hot Springs.