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Parks and Recreation Department

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 1,700 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.

Map of Trails

Park Trails Map

Special Events

Programs and Activities

Recreation Calendar

Whole Year Calendar

Phone Numbers

Administration Phone:(501) 791-8538
Recreation Administration:(501) 791-8543
Park Maintenance:(501) 791-8591
Landscape:(501) 791-8570
Funland:(501) 753-7307
Burns Park Golf Course:(501) 758-5800
Special Projects(501) 791-8540
RV Park at Burns Park:(501) 771-0702
Golf Maint. Shop at Burns Park:(501) 791-8590
Burns Park Athletic Assoc. and North Heights Teeny League:(501) 753-0012
NLR Softball Assoc. (Girls and Church)(501) 758-3009
Optimist-Dejanis Memorial Ballfield:(501) 758-0977
Recreation Programming Unit:(501) 791-8545
Tennis Center:(501) 791-8585
Rose City - Police Athletic League:(501) 907-5387
North Little Rock Community Ctr:(501) 791-8541
North Heights Recreation Ctr.:(501) 791-8576
Glenview Recreation Ctr:(501) 945-2921
Sherman Park Recreation Center:(501) 340-5373
Pavilions and Hospitality House Reservations:(501) 791-8537
Park Ranger(501) 812-5962

Mission Statement

To provide efficient, effective and responsive customer oriented recreational and educational opportunities for the residents of and visitors to North Little Rock. To promote a quality of life based on harmony, cooperation, and positive values to aid in the personal growth of our patrons. To achieve and maintain community and national leadership in recreation programming, park and facility development and maintenance, and related leisure services.

Services Provided

Burns Park Snow

Golf, tennis (23 outdoor and 6 indoor courts), family recreation, after school and summer programs, swimming, athletic programs, and camping.

Burns Park Equestrian, and Scenic River Trail along with Emerald Park Mountain Bike and Multi Use Trails.

For information on Bike Saftey, click on the link below:



  • Opened from April to September
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Saturday - 10AM to 7PM
    • Sunday - 1PM to 6PM
  • Private Groups are scheduled to be held on Wednesdays thru Fridays from 10AM to 2PM. Please call and make reservations for your private group
  • Structured Birthday Parties are available
  • Funland Pavilion is available to rent. Please call Funland
  • Funland can be reached at 753-7307 and is located in Burns Park

Contact Person(s)

Recreation: Tina Worrell(501) 791-8543
Golf: Steve Ralston(501) 758-5800
Park Maintenance(501) 791-8591
Special Projects: Jeff Caplinger(501) 791-8540
Funland/Special Events and Holiday Lights(501) 753-7307
RV Park at Burns Park (501) 771-0702
Park Ranger (501) 812-5962

City of North Little Rock
City Services

120 Main Street
P.O. BOX 936
North Little Rock, AR 72115
Phone: (501) 975-8888




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