North Little Rock Parks & Recreation
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.
NLR Heat Relief Center Prepares for Hot Summer
Posted on Jun 13, 2013 by jeff
Summer is here and heat and humidity are on the rise. Heat and high humidity is a dangerous mix that contributes to illness and death.
If your home is not air-conditioned, make alternate plans ahead of time in case of a heat wave. Choose other places you may go to get relief from the heat during the hottest part of the day such as libraries, theaters, malls or other community facilities.
On days when the heat index reaches 105 degrees and/or temperature reaches 100 degrees, citizens of North Little Rock can go to the NLR Heat Relief Center (HRC) located at the North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street. The HRC will operate from 12 pm (noon) to 5 pm. Residents can call the Heat Relief Hotline at 340-5454 to determine if the heat relief center will be open for the day. The community center can be reached at 791-8541.
Youth Safety Day
Posted on May 30, 2013 by wes
On Friday, June 14,2013 from 9:00 am -12:00 Noon. The Sherman Park Recreation Center will hoist it's Annual Youth Safety Day.
Youth between the ages of 6 to 15 years old will be educated on safety issuses. Fortunately, June is National Safety Month. If this program can prevent one accident or death it will be worthwile. For more information contact Sherman Park Recreation Center at (501) 753-7307
Youth Fishing Derby
Posted on May 30, 2013 by wes
North Little Rock Parks and Recreation will be hosting it's 9th Annual Youth Fishing Derby.This Event is a fun-filled morning of fishing for youth and their families.Everyone is invited to come out to The Burns Park Covered Bridge Pond and enjoy this free event. Bring your Poles, Tackle Boxes and Bait and take part in our All American Youth Fishing Derby.
Date: June 7, 2013 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ZUMBA at NLRCC
Posted on May 14, 2013 by jeff
ZUMBA class is now forming at the NORTH LITTLE ROCK COMMUNITY CENTER. The class fuses hypnotic musical rhythms & tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout that’s fun & easy to do! Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15am beginning May 14, 2013. Free with membership. Contact the center for more information at 501-791-8541.
Hershey's Track and Field Games Local Meets
Posted on Apr 26, 2013 by wes
Hershey's Track and Field Program was created over 30 years ago to promote youth physical fitness and provide fun learning experiences for children 9 to 14 years old. Youth track and field is a great way to get kids started in a phyical fitness program.
9 to 14 year old boys and girls are invited to compete in the running of the 2013 Hershey's Track and Field Games local meets. The local meets will be held at the following North Little Recreation Centers starting at 3:30 pm. The North Heights local meet will be held on May 9th . The Glenview local meet will be held on May 16th and The Sherman Park local meet will be held on May23rd.
Public Meeting about Burns Park
Posted on Apr 16, 2013 by jeff
You are invited to attend a public meeting this Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm at the Laman Library to learn about the Remedial Investigation the US Army Corps of Engineers will be performing in BURNS PARK beginning this May.
As some of you may be aware (based on our signs at some of the trail heads), Burns Park was formerly part of Camp Robinson and Camp Pike. The area was used as training grounds during World War I and World War II. Some ordnance clearing was performed before the property became what is now Burns Park. In recent years, several ordnance remnants have been found in the park prompting the Corps to perform this Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study of Burns Park and two other areas in central Arkansas.
A map and the US Army Corps of Engineers' media release can be viewed by clicking 'Read More'...
Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
Posted on Apr 09, 2013 by wes
Compete against your peers with your baseball skills( pitching, hiting and running). This competition is free and open to youth ages 7-14. Boys and Girls will compete seperately in four age groups 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14
North Heights Recreation Center on Wednesday, April 10th starting time is 3:30 pm
Glenview Recreation Center on Wednesday, April 24th starting time is 3:30 pm
Sherman Park Recreation Center on Wednesday, May 1st starting time is 3:30 pm
Running /Walking Program
Posted on Mar 18, 2013 by jeff
A beginning RUNNING / WALKING program (featuring the Couch to 5k program) is starting tonight at 5:00pm in Laman Plaza (between Laman Library and the Community Center) on Pershing Blvd. The program will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through May 9th. For more information, contact Jamie at 501-791-8543
Controlled Burn for Burns Park Planned for Wednesday
Posted on Mar 12, 2013 by jeff
Our first in the series of burns is planned to take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The area to be burned is within the Red Loop Trail (see map - burn area in yellow). The Red Loop and northern Green Loop trails will be closed on this day.
A copy of the Media Advisory and more information is available here.
Burns Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Posted on Mar 04, 2013 by wes
On Saturday, March 30, 2013 Burns Park will host it's Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Egg Hunt will be held at Pavilion #10 in Burns Park. The hunt will start at 9:00 am and end at 11:00 am. Registration starts at 8:30 am. The Egg Hunt is for children ages 1-9. The hunt is divided into three age groups 1-3,4-6,7-9 and a hunt for special needs children. There will be prize drawings , various games, activities and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny for all registered participants. For more information call (501) 753-7307
Public Meeting about City Properties this Thursday...
Posted on Feb 19, 2013 by jeff
What does the public think about the future use of several parcels of city owned properties? That will be the question on the minds of the Public Land Use Development Task Force this Thursday evening when they hold a community meeting to get input on the Big Rock Quarry and several other important city owned property. All are invited to attend and participate this Thursday, February 21st, at 7:00pm at the North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street.
Download the Media Advisory
Posted on Feb 15, 2013 by jeff
OFFICES CLOSED - Offices will be closed Monday, February 18, 2013 in observance of G. Washington’s Birthday & Daisy Bates Day
Safety Cited in Necessary, Controlled Burn for North Little Rock Park
Posted on Feb 12, 2013 by jeff
A prescribed burn in North Little Rock's Burns Park is needed to minimize the chance of a dangerous, unintended forest fire in the future. This burn has been planned and recommended by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, Central Arkansas Master Naturalists, The Nature Conservancy and the North Little Rock Fire Department.
New Fishing Pier in Burns Park
Posted on Feb 08, 2013 by jeff
Construction of an observation and fishing pier will begin Monday, February 11th near the Burns Park Soccer Complex with planned completion by mid-April. This area has been used by people to fish along the bank of the Arkansas River. This is a City Project being partially funded with an Arkansas Game & Fish Grant. The Fishing Pier will be maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Construction of the pier will cause a closure of a small portion of the Arkansas River Trail of which there will be a detour for trail users. A map of the area is available here.
Burns Park Horseshoe Tournament
Posted on Jan 30, 2013 by wes
Horseshoe Tournament is cancelled due to lack of participation.
For more information call (501) 753-7307 or Email: email@example.com
ZUMBA Classes now forming at NHCC
Posted on Jan 29, 2013 by jeff
Zumba classes are now forming at North Heights Community Center. Our Zumba classes fuse hypnotic musical rhythms & tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout that's fun & easy to do!
Monday/Wednesday classes (6-7pm) begin February 4th and will be lead by Rena Hatton, Licensed Zumba Instructor.
Tuesday/Thursday classes (5-6pm) begin February 5th and will be lead by Maria Goldsby, Licensed Zumba Instructor.
$10 per month with membership. Contact the center for more information at 501-791-8576.
NLRPR is Park and Rec of the Week
Posted on Jan 17, 2013 by jeff
The National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) has selected North Little Rock Parks and Recreation as the Park and Rec of the Week on America's Backyard!
The posting available on Facebook at:
America's Backyard -- Make Parks Your
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.
Posted on Jan 03, 2013 by jeff
The Public Land Development Task Force invites you to a public meeting to hear your suggestions on its recommendations to the NLR City Council on use of public lands. The meeting is Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the North Little Rock Community Center (2700 Willow Street). For more information, contact Bernadette Gunn Rhodes at 501-975-8777.
View the flyer here.
Posted on Dec 21, 2012 by jeff
OFFICE CLOSINGS - Holiday Notice - city offices will be closed Monday December 24, 2012 and Tuesday December 25, 2012 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. City offices will also be closed on January 1, 2013 in observance of New Year's Day.
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 July 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 by Jan
Check Back for July 2013 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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