Things To Do
Visitors to Lonoke may arrive on road bike or motorcycle via Highway 70, or by car from Interstate 40. Whether vacationing, taking a day trip through the Delta, or returning home from a productive day in the fields, Lonoke offers activities for numerous interests.
A true treasure on the trail of Highway 70, the Lonoke County Museum and Genealogical Research Center is located on Southeast Front Street, featuring multiple rooms of displays, a recreation of old-town Lonoke, the archive of The Lonoke Democrat newspaper, an historic photo library, and one-on-one assistance with genealogical research. Whether a weekday or Saturday, the Marjorie Walker McCrary Library in the shadow of the Courthouse offers specialized programming for children, students, and adults, with creative resources for all types of readers and learners. Hunters and outdoor sports enthusiasts in Lonoke will find themselves near fields, wooded areas, bayous, and streams of the Grand Prairie, conveniently located in any season. A walking tour of the historic residential district guides visitors via smartphone or printed maps along a tree-lined path which features architecturally significant homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The City of Lonoke Parks and Recreation Department is focused on a mission of providing top-quality facilities for team sports, healthy recreation, and community gatherings. Waggoner Park, located on Barnes Street, and City Park, located at the southwest corner of Center Street and Academy, serves the children of Lonoke with accessible playgrounds, picnic pavilions, and exercise tracks. The City has invested in transforming the former railroad right-of-way into a first-class walking and running trail, which extends a lighted trail to the Lonoke Ballpark facility to the east, and will soon be expanded to the west end of town, connecting the community and providing a safe path for healthy activity.
Director of Parks and Recreation Roy Don Lewis has overseen the expansion and stewardship of Lonoke Ballpark, with the recent construction of new concessions and restroom facilities, and eight playing fields, regionally regarded for the high level of quality with which they are maintained and conditioned.
Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery
The largest and one of the oldest state-owned warm-water pond hatcheries in the United States. Lee Brady Visitor Center has displays including aquariums and mounted species native to the area; tours available.
Lonoke Chamber of Commerce
Learn about more about what’s happening in the community by visiting the Lonoke Chamber of Commerce website and Facebook page.