Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in the heart of Little Rock’s River Market District
, the William Clinton Library
provides an exciting and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The permanent collection includes an exact replica of President Clinton's Oval Office, the presidential limousine, and a time-line with exhibits for each year of Clinton's presidency, and the Center hosts three to four outstanding temporary exhibits every year. The Center has been awarded the platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification and two Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative. The Clinton Presidential Center is located within the 33 acre, Riverfront Park, and is also home to the William E. “Bill” Clark Presidential Wetlands and the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center offers an unforgettable special event space that will no doubt leave your guests with a first-class impression. With over 20,000 square feet of unparalleled event space, the Clinton Center is perfect for private dinners, after-hours cocktail receptions, educational lectures, and more. Space rental is available to the public and private organizations. Events must be cultural – including birthday parties and wedding receptions, professional or education in nature. Wi-Fi is available in all of the event spaces. When you lease any of the Clinton Center’s events facilities, tours of the exhibit areas also are available.
At over 5,000 square feet, the Great Hall and Terrace is the premier special event venue for the Clinton Center. Its 40-foot ceilings, bamboo floors, and glass walls offer guests a spectacular and unforgettable panoramic view of downtown Little Rock. The Great Hall comes equipped with a state-of-the-art audio/visual and lighting system, including a 12,000-lumen projector and a 25-foot floor-to-ceiling projection screen. With a touch of the button, translucent sun and black-out shades can turn the Great Hall’s glass walls into the perfect environment for video conferencing, movie premieres, or multimedia presentations.
GARDEN VIEW ROOM
With over 2,600 square feet of space, the Garden View Room serves as the perfect size for smaller gatherings. Surrounded by three glass walls, the Scholars Garden becomes a beautiful backdrop for this brilliant, contemporary setting.
Forty Two, the on-site and full-service restaurant for the Clinton Center, is the perfect venue for a cozier, intimate environment. Forty Two is located on the northern edge of the facility, and its 2,000 square feet offers you sweeping views of the Arkansas River and the 1899 Rock Island Railroad Bridge, one of the inspirations for the bridge-like building. Forty Two also features a river-view terrace, where modern architecture and natural beauty converge.
Lined with oak trees and flowers native to the area, the Scholars Garden invites guests to enjoy their event outside. The garden is located between the Choctaw Building and the National Archives and Records Administration building. This 18,000 square foot green setting is ideal for company meets and greets, luncheons, or a late afternoon cocktail reception.
CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL PARK BRIDGE
The renovation of the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, formerly known as the Rock Island Railroad Bridge, into a ramped pedestrian pathway will compliment President Clinton’s vision for his Presidential Center and bring a unique economic development opportunity for Little Rock and North Little Rock. This renovation project will close the loop to the 15-mile Arkansas River Trail, which runs along both the north and south banks of the Arkansas River.
WILLIAM E. “BILL” CLARK PRESIDENTIAL
The William E. “Bill Clark Presidential Park Wetlands involves the restoration of 13 acres of wetlands along the Arkansas River adjacent to the William Clinton Library in downtown Little Rock. The Wetlands is designed to showcase wildlife and river life in a restored wetlands habitat for the education and enjoyment of millions of national and international visitors to the Clinton Presidential Center and Park. The Wetlands is named for William E. “Bill” Clark, an avid outdoorsman and strong business, civic, charitable, and political leader in Arkansas for over three decades.