Davidsonville Park Staff invite you to join them as we celebrate your parkâ€™s annual Legacy Week. The town site of Davidsonville has been preserved as a state park since 1957 when land was generously donated to the state by the Davis family. As part of the Arkansas State Parks system, Davidsonville is protected for future generations to visit and enjoy. Activities and talks will be held throughout the week and weekend to celebrate the history of the park and the people who have contributed to its creation and preservation.
All events are free and the public is encouraged to attend as many events as they would like. Programs vary and include an evening Owl Prowl with the park interpreter to a mid-day service project, and end with a hands-on tour of the entire park on Labor Day. Event particulars can be found below. For more information, call the park at 870-892-4708. Davidsonville Historic State Park is located fifteen minutes south of Pocahontas on Highway 166 South.
September 1st, 2016 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sidewalk Snacks and Artifacts
Join Park Interpreter Geoffrey on the patio outside the Visitor Center for an up-close look at some of the artifacts unearthed from the Davidsonville Town Site. Learn about the tools archeologists used to discover these pieces of history, what they can tell us about a place, and enjoy a tasty dutch-oven dessert as well.
September 2nd, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Davidsonville after Dark: Owl Prowl and Nature Hike
Half the park is after dark. Join Park Interpreter Geoffrey at the Visitor Center for a sunset hike and owl prowl around Davidsonville. Learn about the nocturnal hunters who call the park home, listen to their calls, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl making its nightly rounds. Please bring flashlights, bring bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes.
September 3rd, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Davidsonville after Dark: People of the Past
Half the park is after dark. Join Park Interpreter Geoffrey at the Visitor Center and step into the past for an evening of history and hiking. Take a night-time tour of the Davidsonville Town Site, learn about the people who called the town home, and discover what a world without modern lighting would have looked like. Please bring flashlights, bring bug spray, and wear close-toed shoes.
September 4th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Afternoon of Service
Join Davidsonville Park Staff and your fellow community members at the Visitor Center to participate in a community service project. Participants may be involved in trail clearing, cemetery cleaning, litter and river clean-up, garden work or other light to moderately strenuous service work. Please brings gardening or work gloves, a water bottle, and wear close-toed shoes. Tools needed for projects will be provided.
September 5th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Celebrating Legacy: Park Tour and Hike
The town site of Davidsonville has been preserved as a state park since 1957 when land was generously donated to the state by the Davis family. Join park staff at the visitor center as we explore the history of the park, the generous tradition of community cooperation, and hike the newest addition of land to Davidsonville. Please bring a water bottle, snack, and wear close-toed shoes.