Daniel Moody
Riverdale is home to the Big Dam Bridge, the longest pedestrian-only bridge in North America. The locals walk, run and bike across the bridge, which spans the Arkansas River and Murray Lock & Dam, and is a part of the 24-mile Arkansas River Trail System connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Hugging the banks of the Arkansas River, Riverdale attracts natives and tourists alike with the prospect of outdoor adventure. A day here might give you a round of golf, a bike ride down the Arkansas River Trail or a stroll over the Big Dam Bridge. The Big Dam Bridge is the country’s longest pedestrian bridge, and unlike others, it is not a retired bridge; it was built just for pedestrians!

Riverdale is home to the Big Dam Bridge, the longest pedestrian-only bridge in North America. The locals walk, run and bike across the bridge, which spans the Arkansas River and Murray Lock & Dam, and is a part of the 24-mile Arkansas River Trail System connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock.

The Arkansas River Trail is never shy of people, pets, strollers and bikes. The trail overall is an 88-mile loop, but the smaller loop that starts at the Clinton Presidential Bridge is 16 miles. It provides a river breeze to keep you cool in the summertime and killer views including Rebsamen Golf Course (Little Rock’s largest public golf course) and Murray Park (which contains soccer fields, archery targets, sand volleyball courts, a boat dock, dog park and pavilions).

David Yerby
The Fold: Botanas & Bar offers diners an eclectic vibe and delicious margaritas, perfect for enjoying a sunny day in Riverdale.

Riverdale is known for its patio dining hotspots. Brunch at Loca Luna, authentic tacos at The Fold (pictured) or a cold beer and a few slices of pie at Pizza Café are just a few ways to enjoy this neighborhood.

Riverdale residents are entirely spoiled when it comes to great dining. Here, you can lose yourself in heavenly pork at the Memphis-in-May World Barbecue Champs, Whole Hog Café. Sister restaurants Loca Luna and Red Door feature eclectic menus for any taste, and you can head over to Cajun’s Wharf restaurant, bar and live music venue for a Play-De-Do (Cajun’s signature drink). The Fold draws people from across the metro for a taste of its tacos, while The Town Pump, a hidden gem dive bar, is an experience not to miss.

Luxury apartments, townhouses, condos and single-family homes of all price ranges – many with incredible views of the Arkansas River – give residents plenty to choose from. Want to drive your boat right to your doorstep? You can do that in Canal Pointe.

Michael Pirnique
Just minutes from Downtown, some homes in Riverdale have waterfront views, perfect for the fishing or boating enthusiast.

The thing about Riverdale is that it feels like an escape from the city even though it’s just minutes from downtown. While the neighborhood is known more for being the city’s design district, you’ll still find big businesses here too. In fact, you’ll find Verizon’s regional headquarters and the world headquarters for both Dillard’s and ATA International in Riverdale.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT
“Best Seafood,” “Best Chef,” “Best Fine Dining” — these are all honors earned by Brave New Restaurant in Riverdale. The restaurant, which sources Arkansas ingredients, offers patrons river views at tables along the window or on the terrace overlooking the river and the famous crème brûlée.


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