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Located in the center of Arkansas' business and cultural center, North Little Rock offers the most diverse recreation and entertainment venues in the state. Thanks to mild seasonal temperatures, you'll enjoy year-round outdoor activities at places like Burns Park, one of the nations largest municipal parks, with close to 1,600 acres of lighted ball fields, hiking trails, fishing, and a 36-hole championship golf course. Recreational Opportunities abound at North Little Rock's Burns Park as well as Sports Activities along with a unique Urban Equestrian Trail, Scenic River Trail, Emerald Park Mountain Bike, and Multi Use Trails.

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 by jeff
dasherDASHIN' THRU THE LIGHTS and the HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL will be held this Saturday, December 13th. Dashin' begins at 5:00 pm and the Festival begins at 6:00 pm. This is a time you can run, walk, or stroll through the lights and then have your photo made with Santa and Dasher, make some ornaments, have some hot chocolate, and other activities.

For more information, visit or call 501-791-8541.
Hometown Holiday Lights in Burns Park
Posted on Dec 01, 2014 by jeff
The Hometown Holiday Lights in Burns Park will open at 6:00 pm on December 1, 2014. Start a new family tradition and enjoy classic lighting displays of the past along with new, state of the art LED light displays. The Holiday Lights will open from 6 - 10 pm nightly from December 1 - December 30, 2014 (except December 25).

Admission is FREE and donations will be accepted.

For more information call 501-753-7307 or visit

Youth Volleyball
Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Katrina
Glenview Recreation Center Registering Now Youth Volleyball Skills and Drills Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:30pm Ages 6 - 14 years Cost: Membership $15 resident $20 non-resident Contact: Dominique @ 501-945-2921
Pavilion and Hospitality House Reservations
Posted on Jan 02, 2014 by jeff
Look at your events calendar and start making your reservations for the Burns Park pavilions and Hospitality House, and the Idlewild Park Club House.  Call 501-791-8537 to make your reservations.

A map of the pavilion locations can be found here.
Arkansas River Trail Website
Posted on Jan 09, 2013 by jeff
The new website for the ARKANSAS RIVER TRAIL features trail news, activities, information on points of interest, a plan your trip section, interactive maps, user info, and events. It will serve as a comprehensive resource for residents as well as visitors who are traveling on the Arkansas River Trail.

NLR Trail Updates
Posted on Dec 13, 2012 by jeff
For the most recent updates regarding trail work in North Little Rock visit:
Check Back for January Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 by Jan

Check Back for January Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda

Explore the North Trails
Posted on Mar 20, 2012 by jeff

Come and Explore the North Trails.

Whether you choose to Walk, Run, Bike, Skate, Horseback Ride, or just Stroll through the numerous trails in North Little Rock, you will be able to check out various wildlife, plants and scenic views along the way.  These trails offer many opportunities to view wildlife such as birds, deer,  squirrels, rabbits, butterflies, fish, and even snakes.  A wide variety of native plants and wildflowers are also abundant along the trails.  Scenic views can be observed from Emerald Park atop the river bluffs, the Big Dam Bridge, and almost anywhere along the trails.

Pick up a map today at any one of our community centers, city hall, or visitor center.  You can even download a copy or view an online map here.

Invest in North Little Rock
Posted on Jan 22, 2009 by tina
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Mission Statement

We are dedicated to inspire and enhance our public by providing affordable, safe, and diverse recreational opportunities. We are committed to build a strong healthy community by offering a variety of exceptional programs, parks and facilities. We strive to preserve our unique park legacy and environment for future generations. (March 2014)

North Little Rock Parks and Recreation
2700 Willow Street North Little Rock, AR 72114
501-791-8538 Fax: 501-791-8528 Email: parksandrec @