Parks & Rec Wants YOU!

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

#LRParksPushyPlants - Help eradicate invasive plants in our park system. 

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 - Click the link to check out available projects.


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.  



Thanks for Adopting!


Briarwood Neighborhood Association

Central Arkansas Master Naturalists

Little Rock Garden Club

LR Hikers

Pulaski County Master Gardeners

Rose Creek Park Initiative


Briarwood Neighborhood Association

Downs Historic District

Hillcrest Garden Club

Hillcrest Hooligans

Hillcrest Merchants Association

Hillcrest Residents Association

Rock City Rowing

William Taylor


  Daniel Strishock

  Douglas Casterline

LR Hikers

Stephen Stearman

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


For more info contact:

Karen Sykes, MPA
Park Ranger/Volunteer Programs Coordinator

500 W. Markham, Rm. 108
Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 371-6844
Fax (501) 371-6832