Saturday, September 26th is the National Environmental Education Foundation’s National Public Lands Day which is the nation’s single, largest volunteer event on public lands. Every year 1000’s of volunteers come together to connect to nature by cleaning it up.

Join LR Parks and Recreation, Ben E. Keith, Dr. Allan McKenzie, Audubon Arkansas, 501 Disc Golf Organization, the non-profit Diamond State Disc Golf Association and Applied VR from 9 am to 11:30 am at Morehart Park off of Mabelvale Cutoff Road.

We will pick up litter, limbs and paint benches as well as cut back overgrowth.  So, bring your gas powered weed eaters and leaf blowers, loppers and a water bottle.

We will provide snacks, single use masks and gloves (please bring your own if you have it) trash bags, paint and painting supplies and water.


Sign up on site




          Be A CommUNITY             Builder for Little Rock!


Do you love Little Rock as much as we do? Then be a community builder with us!

We have tons of opportunities for you to build the community you envision. You, your group, family or business can create a more vibrant park system or Little Rock Zoo, litter free streets,  friendlier neighborhood, or love on our fur babies.

Click on the links below to find more information on how you can make a difference in Little Rock! 

Animal Village – Do you have a soft spot for our animal friends?  Put a smile on your face and a song in their heart by giving some love to our fur (or maybe not fur) babies. 

Little Rock Marathon - We have tons of opportunities at our marathon.  Sign-up HERE. 

Parks and Recreation - From adopting a park to coaching a sports team to patrolling a park as a park ranger, we provide a wide-range of opportunities for a volunteer to create and be part of the community he/she envisions. Apply HERE!

Public Works - Help make our streets shine by joining our Adopt-A-Street program and pick-up that ugly litter!  Apply HERE. 

Zoo – Are you a little on the wild side?  Then building community through our Little Rock Zoo might be just what you've been looking for. Help with the the landscaping or special events. Sign-up HERE!


Join us for our third annual Parks and Recreation Volunteer Division's Fundraiser, Chains for a Change Disc Golf Tournament, benefiting Adopt-A-Park, Adopt-A-Trail, Adopt-A Flowerbed, Volunteer Park Rangers and Jr. Park Rangers. 

Unfortunately, the fundraiser is cancelled.  But we will back better than ever!


Impact the Rock

A Day of Unity and Service


These cleanup and beautification projects are a great way for individuals, families and organizations to get involved.  

On these projects we could use the help of businesses or groups with access to equipment such as mowers, bush hogs and weed eaters. 

For those who have created their own project, please report them here. 



For more information, contact: 

Karen Sykes, M.P.A.

Park Ranger/Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Leave No Trace Master Educator

500 W. Markham, Rm. 108

       Little Rock, AR 72201       

C: 501.442.7320

O: 501.371.6844

F: 501.371.6832


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