Miscellaneous Facilities

Fishing Piers (Burns Park, Big Rock Quarry Park)

There are two fishing piers within our park system. Both are along the Arkansas River. One is in the southwest corner of Burns Park along Catfish Road. The other is on the west end of Big Rock Quarry Park along River Road.

Dog Park (Burns Park)

Located in Burns Park at 4200 Joe K Poch Drive just west of the Tennis Center. There are two fenced-in areas, both with water and plenty of shade.

image of location of the dog park

General Rules of the Dog Park:

  • Park hours are sunrise to sunset.
  • Dogs must be properly vaccinated, healthy, and free of parasites.
  • Dogs must wear rabies and registration tags.
  • No more than two (2) dogs per owner.
  • No puppies under four (4) months of age.
  • Leash dogs while entering and exiting.
  • No smoking while inside fenced area.
  • Supervise your dogs at all times.  You are responsible for injuries inflicted by your dog(s).  If your dog(s) causes an injury, give your name and phone number to the other dog owner before leaving the area.  Aggressive dogs are not allowed.  if aggression occurs, the dog must leave the park immediately.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be under strict adult supervision.  Do not allow children to run or scream around the dogs.
  • Owners should carry a leash for each dogs at all times.
  • Dogs in heat are not permitted in the dog park.
  • Leaving dogs unattended inside fenced area is prohibited.
  • Owners must clean upafter their pets.  Scoops or bags, and trash cans ara provided for that purpose.
  • Raw hides, food (dog or human) and glass bottles are not permitted in fenced area.
  • No littering.
  • Maintenance propblems call Parks Maintenance at 501-791-8591.
  • Dogs must remain on leash at all times outside of the dog park while in Burns Park or other city park.

North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department maintains this park in conjunction with the North Little Rock Friends of Animals.  Donations for the continued development of the park can be made to the Friends of Animals at the North Little Rock Animal Shelter (also located in Burns Park).

Archery Range (Burns Park)

Located in Burns Park off of Arlene Laman Drive. This outdoor range has five targets – one each at 10 yards, 20 yards, 30 yards, 40 yards, and 50 yards.

  • No broadheads. Field points only!
  • No firearms at range or burns park.
  • Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Make sure range is clear before shooting or before you nock an arrow.
  • Arrows that go over the berm should be retrieved by the person standing on top of berm.
  • Don’t shoot across other lanes shoot from marked static lines and only at the target in front of you, straddle the line so that one foot is on either side.
  • When range is crowed limit each round to shooting 12 arrows then let another archer have a round
  • Don’t shoot at another archers target when an arrow is already in it without permission.
  • Shooting at living creatures is prohibited.
  • No alcoholic beverages, no glass containers, no fires, no littering.
  • If you wish to set up target faces, backstops or 3d targets you must get permission from park maintenance.
Wildlife Observation Areas (Burns Park)

Located in Burns Park – one by Archery Range along the White Oak Bayou.