Whittington Trail is approximately 1.2 miles in length. Gravel trails here are popular with joggers and walkers. This area was created in the 1800’s as a formal landscaped park. In the 1930’s it was the scene of summer concerts, (still an occasional site), and horseback riding. Today, it serves as a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of downtown Hot Springs.
Did You Know?
The Public Health Service operated a venereal disease clinic in the Government Free Bathhouse (1922-1948) in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. It was one of the first facilities in the United States to use penicillin. In 1948, the clinic transferred to the nearby Camp Garraday Transient Camp.