Bona Dea is Latin for “Good Goddess,” and there is much good and seemingly divine on this 186 acres of trails, water, and forest. The Prairie Creek bottomlands serve not only as an outdoor recreation area to Russellville residents and visitors, but also as a wetland wildlife sanctuary. Cypress, water oak, sweet gum, and wildflowers populate the lowland forest.

Bona Dea trails are broken down into sections: Rabbit Run is only one mile, Prairie Creek covers 1.5 miles, Walden Way is 2.6 miles, and Serendipity Trail winds through 3.5 miles of the flood plain.

Bona Dea also features a parcourse — a complete, do-it-yourself fitness program with 18 exercise stations spread throughout the trail system. Bona Dea’s eastern entrance is ADA accessible and offers public restroom facilities with ample parking. 

Bona Dea is the quintessential Arkansas metro trail — beautiful, accessible, natural. 

This site is paid for with a combination of state funds and private regional association funds.

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