Beautiful landscape of water near a doc

Our Community

Our Community

Nestled in the scenic Ouachita Mountains, you will find the Arkansas treasure of Polk County. This small county of 20,654 (2010 census), features numerous family outdoor activities. We encourage all to visit, you may just fall in love with our area and decide to move here permanently. If you are local or visiting, we have taken the time to list below what makes our area unique. 
  • Queen Wilhelmina State Park
  • Shady Lake
  • Cossatot River State Park
  • Ouachita National Forest
  • Talimena Scenic Drive
  • Janssen Park
  • McMillan City Park & Pool
  • ATV Trails
  • 1 golf courses
  • Ouachita Little Theatre
Assembly of God
Baptist
Catholic
Church of God
Church of Christ
Christ Community Fellowship 
Christian 
Episcopal
Jehovah’s Witness
Latter Day Saints
Lutheran
Methodist
Nazarene
Pentecostal
Presbyterian
Seventh Day Adventist
Public
  • 5 schools in Polk County, K-12
College
  • Accredited two year degree, University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain 
  • The Polk County Library is the fourth oldest library in Arkansas
  • St. John Library at UARM 
  • Rotary
  • CASA 
  • AARP
  • AAUW
  • Masons
  • American Legion
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Star
  • BPOE
  • Garden Club
  • NARFE
  • Lions Club
  • Lioness Club
  • Rural Mena
  • Queen Wilhelmina Lodge
  • Janssen Park
  • Bard Springs
 Climate
  • Average Temperature 57 degrees
  • Altitude: 1,149.9 Feet
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 50-55" National Forest
Agriculture
  • Poultry
  • Beef and Dairy Cattle
  • Internationally Recognized Arabian Stud Farms
Industries
  • Timber and forestry products
  • Electrical motors
  • Aluminum castings
  • Clothing manufacturing
  • Log homes
  • Auto Repair
  • Aircraft repair and restoration
  • Spring water
  • Arts and crafts
Medical Information
  • Mena Regional Health System
  • Outpatient services
  • Physicians
  • Cardiologist
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists
  • Ouachita Physical Rehabilitation Center
  • Ouachita Fitness Center
  • Two Nursing homes
  • Two managed care homes
  • Mental Health Center
  • Ambulance service