with 5,000 acres in Pulaski County
Big Dam Bridge
Named one of the "Coolest Bike and Pedestrian Bridges" in the US
One of Best Towns
in the US
Outside Magazine, 2013
The Great Outdoors is Minutes Away
The Little Rock region has an abundance of parks – over 125 parks covering more than 5,000 acres just in Pulaski County, including the 1,700-acre Burns Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the nation. There are also many state and national parks within a 60-mile radius of Little Rock that provide recreation and camping facilities, including Petit Jean State Park, DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Lake Ouachita State Park, the Ouachita National Forest and Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
The Arkansas River, navigable from just east of Tulsa to the Mississippi River, flows through the middle of or downtown area. The Arkansas River Trail includes a fourteen-mile bike loop surrounds the Arkansas River, running along the north and south shores and connected by the Big Dam Bridge to the west and the Clinton Pedestrian Bridge to the east. There are also pedestrian bridge crossings at the Junction Bridge and the Broadway Bridge. The River Trail also extends westward to Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
Several lakes in the Little Rock area provide excellent fishing, sailing and other water activities, including Lake Maumelle, Lake Winona, Lake Conway, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Ouachita, Lake Hamilton, Lake Catherine and DeGray Lake.
Little Rock is home to incredible public and private golf courses. Public courses include: Burns Park Golf Course, Hindman Park, Rebsamen Park, The First Tee, and War Memorial Park. Private courses include: Country Club of Arkansas, Eagle Hill Golf and Athletic Club, Pleasant Valley Country Club, Southern Oaks Country Club, Chenal Valley Country Club, Alotian Golf Club, among others.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Pinnacle Mountain State Park encompasses 2,000 acres that are dedicated to environmental education, outdoor recreation and preservation.
Arkansas River Trail
The Arkansas River Trail is an 88-mile biking loop that runs through Little Rock and North Little Rock.
Burns Park, at 1,700 acres, is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation.
Big Dam Bridge
The Big Dam Bridge is a connecting structure that is a vital part of the Arkansas River. The bridge covers 4,226 linear feet across the Murray Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River.
Jeff Hathaway, Hathaway Group
Little Rock is a magnetic force. I’ve encountered a steady stream of young people who grew up here, left at some point to establish or further careers in other cities, and then, upon starting a family, made the decision to move back to Little Rock because they realized that this is the best possible place to raise children.