Lots of Arkansas parks have been barricaded off after recent flooding.
Some of them were able to open back up to the public just in time for the holiday.
The Big Dam Bridge entrance in North Little Rock looks a lot different.
“We were here back when the storm was going on like a few weeks ago and it was closed and we ended up having to go walk on the bridge over off of Cantrell,” Sonja Wyatt said.
After the historic flooding, it’s back open to bicyclists and pedestrians.
“We were glad to be able to come out and walk and get some exercise in,” Wyatt said.
“The weather is cooperating. It’s a little cloudy, and so it’s not blazing hot and it makes it a lot easier when you’re out here riding,” Michael Alred said.
There are still some potholes and sand left behind, but park-goers are grateful things are close to normal.
“It’s great to be back out here. I try to ride almost every day, Some days, I can’t. But, I see a lot of my friends are back on the trail today because of not only the hard work of North Little Rock, but by Pulaski County and the City of Little Rock getting their portion of the trail cleaned up too,” NLR Council member Charlie Height said.
At Beaverfork Lake Park, people are able to enjoy the swimming area again, which just opened back up Wednesday.
“We’re here with our family for the Fourth of July,” Miranda Pacheco said.
It’s now filled with people after being closed since June 26.
People here are looking forward to coming back.
“It feels good because it’s been hot lately. It’s been muggy. And finally, we have a day for the lake and it’s open,” Steven Passmore said.
It's important to remember to look out for debris in the parks as workers continue to finish cleaning these areas up.
There are still barricades in certain areas that aren't yet ready for the public.