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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 Apr 09, 2014 by jeff
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - The North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a public hearing starting at 5:15 p.m. or directly following the regularly scheduled commission meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014, at the North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street, North Little Rock AR 72114.

The purpose of the public hearing will be to get public input concerning Parks and Recreation needs for the City of North Little Rock. If you have recreational or park needs, or requests you want to address, please call the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 501-791-8538 by Thursday, April 17, 2014 to be placed on the agenda to speak.

Ideally, each person or organization should bring a written summary that lists requests in priority order with cost estimates.

Ethnic minorities, elderly and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Burns Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Posted on Mar 27, 2014 by wes

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 Burns Park will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Egg Hunt will be held at Pavilion #10 in Burns Park.Registration begins at 8:00 am. The egg hunt begins at 9:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. The Egg Hunt is for children ages 1 thru 9. The hunt is divided into three age groups 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 including a hunt for special needs children. The Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities - so bring your camera. The hunt also includes various games, activities, contests and prize drawings. For more information call 501-753-7307

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:
April 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 by Jan

April 2014 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 @