A Few Words About Us

At River Rock Water Gardens, we understand that your outdoor space is an extension of your lifestyle and personal taste. That’s why we take a collaborative approach, working closely with you to bring your vision to life. Our team of experienced designers and water feature experts combine artistic flair with technical expertise to create unique and captivating water features that transform your landscape into a tranquil oasis.

Beautiful Water Lilies Enhancing Your Landscape, Designed by Water Feature Experts River Rock Water Gardens
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Water Feature Experts

At River Rock Water Gardens, we go above and beyond to deliver exceptional custom water features that will elevate your outdoor space. Our unwavering commitment to quality ensures lasting beauty and functionality by sourcing the finest materials and utilizing advanced techniques.

From serene koi ponds to cascading waterfalls and peaceful fountains, our meticulous attention to detail shines through in every element we design and construct. With us, you can expect a seamless experience from start to finish, guided by our dedicated team who are committed to providing exceptional customer service.

We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations through transparent communication, timely updates, and expert advice throughout the entire process. Our track record of successful projects and satisfied clients speaks for itself, establishing us as industry leaders in creating captivating water features.

Discover the transformative power of water in your landscape with River Rock Water Gardens. Visit our website, explore our gallery, and schedule a consultation today. Let us bring your outdoor dreams to life and create a captivating water feature that will leave a lasting impression for years to come.

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Meet The Team​

Introducing Our Passionate Team of Water Feature Experts, Devoted to Making Your Outdoor Dreams a Reality.

Cody Gilstrap, Owner of River Rock Water Gardens, Northwest Arkansas #1 Pond Builder Aquascap Contractor

Cody Gilstrap


Rock Lover, Woodworker, Family Man.

Lauren, office manager and marketing manager of River Rock Water Gardens, Northwest Arkansas #1 Pond builder services

Lauren Gilstrap

Marketing Manager

Aquatic Enthusiast, Mom of Three, Crafty Person.

Employees of River Rock Water Gardens, Johnny and River working on a construction waterfall project

Johnny Grimmett


The Routine Master, OU fan, something else.

Employees of River Rock Water Gardens, Johnny and River working on a construction waterfall project

Ryver Hawk


Rock Artist, Stealth Operator, something else.

Frequently Asked Questions

River Rock Water Gardens stands at the forefront as a top-tier destination for breathtaking water features and exceptional landscape design. Our expertise lies in crafting tailor-made water gardens, koi ponds, fountains, and an array of other captivating creations.

Our comprehensive range of services encompasses every aspect of creating and maintaining your outdoor paradise. At River Rock Water Gardens, we bring together a team of skilled water feature experts who specialize in water feature design and installation, landscape design, hardscape construction, maintenance services, and pond renovations.

Whether you envision a serene water garden, a captivating fountain, or a complete landscape transformation, our experts will work closely with you to bring your ideas to life. From the initial concept and design phase to the final installation, we ensure meticulous attention to detail and the use of top-quality materials to achieve exceptional results.

Our hardscape construction services encompass the creation of pathways, patios, retaining walls, and other structural elements that harmonize with your overall design. We understand the importance of proper maintenance to preserve the beauty and functionality of your water features, and our team of water feature experts offer comprehensive maintenance services tailored to your specific needs.

If your existing pond requires a revitalization, our pond renovation services will breathe new life into your cherished aquatic space. From enhancing filtration systems to rejuvenating plant life, we’ll restore your pond to its former glory.

With River Rock Water Gardens, you can trust that every aspect of your outdoor project will be handled with expertise and precision. Contact us today to explore our wide range of services and discover how we can elevate your outdoor space to new heights.

At River Rock Water Gardens, our team is comprised of a talented group of water feature experts, experienced designers, craftsmen, and technicians who are passionate about delivering outstanding results. With a collective wealth of knowledge and years of experience in the industry, we possess the expertise required to handle projects of any size and complexity.


Being a certified Aquascape contractor means that our team members have undergone training and certification by Aquascape, a prominent leader in the water feature industry. Aquascape offers a certification program to ensure that contractors have the necessary knowledge and expertise to design, install, and maintain water features using Aquascape products and techniques.

River Rock Water Gardens places utmost importance on meticulous workmanship, tailored service, and meticulousness. We adopt a collaborative mindset, forging close partnerships with our clients to manifest their aspirations. Our unwavering dedication to ensuring customer contentment, coupled with our fervor for fashioning captivating outdoor environments, distinguishes us from the rest.

Indeed, our expertise spans across diverse realms, encompassing both residential and commercial endeavors. Whether it entails fashioning a picturesque water feature for a private abode or crafting an awe-inspiring centerpiece for a commercial establishment, we possess the proficiency to yield extraordinary outcomes.

Connect with us effortlessly by visiting our website or contacting us directly. We extend complimentary consultations over the phone, enabling us to delve into your project concepts, offer guidance, and forge a tailored blueprint to actualize your vision. Once you’re content with the budget and concepts, we’ll arrange an in-person consultation, for which a fee applies and is subsequently credited towards your project.

Certainly! We provide a range of maintenance services dedicated to preserving the pristine condition of your water feature. Our offerings encompass routine cleaning, meticulous inspections, and seasonal maintenance to ensure that your water feature retains its allure and remains in optimal shape. Trust us to deliver comprehensive care that will keep your water feature looking its absolute best.

We possess the expertise to handle repairs, renovations, and enhancements for your existing water feature, transforming it into an exquisite focal point. It’s important to note that such projects often require more intensive labor and may involve additional costs. However, we are committed to delivering exceptional results and ensuring that your investment yields a truly remarkable outcome.

We take great pride in our workmanship and offer one-year construction warranties on all our installations. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your utmost satisfaction with our services. Additionally, we use high-quality products that come with manufacturer warranties ranging from 2 to 5+ years, providing you with added peace of mind and assurance in the durability and longevity of your water feature.