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.
Burns Park Holiday Lights 2013
Posted on Nov 25, 2013 by tina
Dates: November 30, 2013 thru December 30, 2013
(Closed Christmas Day)
Time: 6:00 pm til 10:00 pm
Prices: $5 per Car, $10 per Van and $15 per Bus
Location: Burns Park, I40 Exit 150
Start a new family tradition by visiting the Hometown Holiday Lights in Burns Park. Enjoy classic lighting displays of the past along with new, state of the art LED lights.
For more information call 501-753-7307
Burns Park Holiday Lights Setup
Posted on Nov 08, 2013 by jeff
The HOLIDAY LIGHTS in Burns Park are being setup along Funland Drive. From now through December portions of Funland Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic. However, the playgrounds, the Disc Golf Red Course (Holes 1-18), and the Disc Golf Blue Course (Holes 9-14) will remain open. Parking for access to these areas will be available at Pavilion 10, the Visitor Center, and softball parking lot.
Burns Park Winter Festival
Posted on Nov 07, 2013 by pam
Date: Saturday, December14,2013
Time: 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm
Location: Burns Park Softball Complex
Children and Adults of all ages are invited to participate in various games, play with brand new toys and participate in activities based on the upcoming holiday season. Photo opportunities available with Santa and Dasher. This event is FREE to the public.
Dash'n Thru Lights
Posted on Nov 07, 2013 by pam
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Prices: $5 per person or $10 per family
Location: Burns Park Softball Complex Parking Lot
Registration and check in for the event begins at 4:30 pm at the Burns Park Softball Complex. Get up, Get out and "DASH" (or run, or walk, or stroll) your way through the Holiday Lights !!
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 the December 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Agenda
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 by Jan
Check Back for the December 2013 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting 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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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.
North Little Rock Parks and Recreation