NLR Parks and RecreationPrescribed Burn of Burns Park

Preseribed Burn
Posted on 04/12/2021
Tuesday, April 13 - Prescribed Burn of Burns Park

PRESCRIBED BURN in BURNS PARK - Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 13, 2021), the weather conditions should be perfect for another prescribed burn in Burns Park. These burns are planned and recommended by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Central Arkansas Master Naturalists, The Nature Conservancy, and the North Little Rock Fire Department.

Visitors to the Park will be prohibited from entering certain areas of the park during the burn period. Residents and visitors of central Arkansas may smell and see smoke coming from the park. This particular day was selected for its wind direction and speed to help ensure the smoke will rise up and away with minimal, temporary impact to the area.

  • Burn about 130 acres east of Joe K Poch Road, west of Championship Drive, south of I-40, and north of Arlene Laman Drive. (Tract 3 on map below)
  • Staging area for the crew will be at the Equestrian Parking / Scout Trailhead at Joe K Poch and I-40.
  • Road closure will consist of Joe K Poch Road between I-40 bridge and the covered bridge and Arlene Laman between covered bridge and Championship Drive.
  • Areas closed in Burns Park during the burn will include Equestrian parking, Green Trail, Yellow Trail, White Trail, Red Trail, Archery Range, BMX Track, Little Log Cabin, and Covered Bridge.
  • There will be residual smoke and embers visible throughout Friday night and will be monitored.
  • Areas affected by the smoke include all areas of Burns Park south of I-40 including the soccer complex, golf course, campground, BMX track, and Arkansas River Trail.
  • This burn will help reduce fire fuel and improve wildlife habitat.

For more information, please visit Prescribed Burn or call 501-791-8540.

Burn Map