Dog's Day Out » Little Rock, AR

Dog's Day Out in Little Rock, AR

Need a reason to treat yourself and your furry friend to a Dog’s Day Out? We’ve got 10 on this list of four legged friendly spots around Little Rock.
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Dupree Park

Opened in July, 2007, the Dog Park in one of Little Rock's suburbs, Jacksonville,  is an off-leash park with a large fenced-in area near Dupree Park. From Arkansas Interstate 67/167, take the Redmond Road exit and proceed to Dupree Park. Once inside the park, go past the baseball field. The dog park is along the lake on the left-hand side. The second Saturday in September is a dedicated benefit to allow dogs to swim at the Splash Zone public pool at another park in this town. Owners and dogs can swim from 1-4 p.m. for only $5.00, and with all proceeds going to the dog park.

4 Paws Park

A pet-friendly group, Maumelle Friends of the Animals, used land donated by Maumelle Waste Management to create a little dog park located at the end of Hyman Drive (off Maumelle Boulevard/Highway 100).

Friendly folks and happy dogs alike enjoy this small fenced-in space. It offers lot of trees, as well as water and bags to dispose of your pet's refuse.

4 Paws Park is an off-leash park that is convenient for many dog-owners who live in the city of Maumelle, a suburb about 15 minutes to the northwest of Little Rock.  The space is managed by the City of Maumelle's Department of Animal Services.

Argenta Market and Cafe

This market in North Little Rock near downtown Little Rock carries fresh, local and organic produce, bulk food items, natural meats and poultry, local handmade cheeses and milk, quality wines and other beverages. There is an in-house full service bakery, and a deli with a salad bar, prepared-from-scratch foods, ready-to-go items, and seasonal specialties. The café side of the Argenta Market offers seasonally-inspired, made-to-order foods, free WiFi, and alfresco dining. Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed in the outdoor dining area. Argenta Market is open Monday through Saturday from 7 am until 8 pm and on Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm.

Arkansas River Trail

 How'd you like to go for a walk or a hike around downtown Little Rock, then trek through some woods to a beautiful park, go over the Arkansas River on a 14-mile pedestrian bridge called The Big Dam Bridge, and even walk further into a neighboring city? It's entirely possible if you take your dog for a walk on Central Arkansas' River Trail, There are 17 miles on the Little Rock side complete from Interstate 430 to the eastern end of Rebsamen Park Road, with more trails in North Little Rock and a soon-to-be completed smaller pedestrian bridge that goes from Little Rock's Murray Park to an island in the Arkansas River.

Although dogs are welcome, be sure and keep good your pet leashed at all times and in good control when in high traffic areas of the River Trail. Otherwise, enjoy the diversity of scenery, the wildlife and explore!

Burns Park Dog Park

A 1,600 acre site, Burns Park is one of the nation's largest city parks and includes multiple fields for baseball, soccer, a 36-hole golf course, an amusement park, an archery range, a boat ramp, fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding trails, and a large dog park. The dog park is easy to find not far off Interstate 40, and includes three large enclosures of about 1 1/2 to 2 acres each. Each space is tree-shaded and equipped with benches, water hoses and small pools. It is busiest in the early morning between 6 and 8 am and again from 6 pm to sunset.  Lighting along nearby park roads also make it possible to exercise with your dog after dark.