With 63 parks and over 6100 acres of park land, it is nearly impossible for Parks and Recreation staff to maintain, beautify and provide safety for our park system.  But with dedicated volunteers such as yourself, we can do it!   

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.  Forming lifelong friendships, learning new skills and having tons of fun while doing so are just a few of the benefits for those who volunteer with us.  

Available Opportunities

Adopt-A-Flowerbed - We have over 30   flowerbeds for you to play in! 

Adopt-A-ParkMaintain an open spaced park of   your choice by picking up litter, raking leaves,   and  performing other duties as desired or   assigned.

Adopt-A-TrailMaintain our trails by clearing   debris from the path, building trails and   performing  other duties as desired or assigned.

Community Centers - Assist with coaching, homework, events or clean-up around the ground.  We always need help around our five centers: Dunbar, the Centre at University Park, Stephens, Southwest, and West Central.

Eagle Scouts - Check out available projects here.

Golf Marshall play, clean and stage golf carts, or   work as a starter on first tee.  

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History - If you enjoy history and air conditioning,   this is for you!

Park or Trail Clean-up - Pick a park or trail to   clean-up and we’ll provide the trash bags, rakes   and pick-up sticks.

Park RangerRepresent the City of Little Rock   by patrolling our parks as an ambassador,   steward and protector of our system.

Therapeutic Recreation Provide assistance to   our therapeutic recreation participants at   Ottenheimer Therapeutic Recreation Center.  


For more info contact:

Karen Sykes, MPA
Park Ranger
500 W. Markham, Rm. 108
Little Rock, AR 72201

O: 501.371.6844
F: 501.371.6832

Thanks for Adopting!


Central Arkansas Master Naturalists

Little Rock Garden Club

LR Hikers

Pulaski County Master Gardeners

Susan Leslie & Robert Howell



Allsopp Estate Historic Association

Barker Family

Boy Scout Troop & Pack 198 of Mabelvale United Methodist Church

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

Hillcrest Garden Club

Hillcrest Hooligans

Hillcrest Merchants Association

Hillcrest Residents Associaiton

Rock City Rowing

William Taylor



                          Douglas Casterline

LR Hikers






Many other opportunities arise throughout the year.  If you have an idea, let us know!