Redfield is named for the fifth President of the Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway (L. R., M. R. & T. Ry., or simply Arkansas Valley Route), Jared Edgar Redfield, a resident of Essex, Connecticut, through whose energy, perseverance, and New England 'pluck' the railroad had attained its prosperity and commercial importance. In 2011, Redfield was named "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Redfield was incorporated by the Jefferson county court on October 18, 1898, and grew rapidly because of its excellent location on the (present-day Union Pacific) railroad between Little Rock and Pine Bluff.
I-530 is how most motorists will enter the city. US-65 is another major road heading north–south. Other notable main roads include Highway 46 and Highway 365.
Outside of the downtown area (consisting roughly of a few blocks surrounding the Union Pacific Railroad), a car is definitely your best bet.
- 1 Redfield Public Library (Lenita Gober Cothran Memorial Library), 310 Brodie St, ☏ . M-Th 9AM-6PM; open F until 4PM, Sa until 1PM, closed Su. A great kid-friendly option, the Redfield Public Library is about 3,500 square feet and holds in its collection from 15,000 to 18,000 circulating materials; meeting room may be used after hours by prior arrangement.
- 1 Redfield City Park (F. P. Baugh Recreation Area), 720 Huck Finn Blvd. Sunrise-sunset daily. Redfield's 55-acre city park includes two lakes and is equipped with three baseball fields, a softball field, a basketball court, playground, outdoor workout equipment, and a three-quarter-mile track. The Redfield Park Commission, along with other organizations in the city, sponsor a youth fishing derby yearly.
- 2 Tar Camp Park (Tar Camp Public Use Area), 4600 River Rd (near Pool 5 Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River), ☏ . Sunrise-sunset daily. This United States Army Corps of Engineers campground is known for its beauty and first-class fishing. Whether camping, fishing, boating or just relaxing in the sun, this area provides something for everyone.
- 1 Mammoth Orange Cafe (The Big Orange), 103 N Highway 365, ☏ . M-Sa 11:30AM-9PM.
- 1 Tar Camp Park (Tar Camp Public Use Area), 4600 River Rd (the Tar Camp Park is situated near Pool 5 Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River), ☏ . Tar Camp Campground offers more than 50 sites, most with electric and water hookups. Each site has a movable lamp post and grill, as well as campfire rings and picnic tables. $9 per night for a single site, and up.
- Sheridan is about 20 minutes southwest on Highway 46. If you're not visiting downtown Sheridan, you might want to see Jenkins' Ferry Battleground State Park, an American Civil War battlefield.
|Routes through Redfield|
|Springfield ← Little Rock ←||N S||→ Pine Bluff → Clayton|
|Little Rock ←||N S||→ Pine Bluff|