Looking for a place to host an outdoor group event? It's always a hassle trying to find that perfect place. Little Rock has outdoor event rentals with a variety of amenities that will fit any event. Here are some of my favorite places that I've either hosted an event or been to an event. Most of these pavilions require advance notice (months in advance in the spring, summer and fall) and a pre-payment for reservations.
Please call well before your event to confirm the pricing and facility information.
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Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Pinnacle Mountain is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. They have many picnic tables and two pavilions available for rental. The park gets very crowded during peak hours and some of your guests may not be able to park. Still, the scenery is great.
11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd.
Roland, AR 72135
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Sherwood Forest is probably the most all encompassing venue for a picnic or group event. They have indoor rooms and an outdoor pavilion. The indoor rooms come complete with a kitchen. The outside space features a covered pavilion with grill, playgrounds, horseshoes, basketball and volleyball court. In my experience, it can be hard to find someone to help with the outdoor pavilion in the evening (though they allow use until midnight), so do check in ahead of time and make sure everything is setup.
1111 West Maryland Avenue
Sherwood, AR 72120
03 of 09
Maumelle Park has campsites but it also has "shelters" which are pavilions with grills and tables. It's location on the Arkansas River gives it great scenery and perhaps a bit cooler temperature in the hot summer months. In addition, they have numerous pavilions available. It's also located near Pinnacle Mountain, but the amenities and services are a bit nicer than those at Pinnacle. It would make a great place to picnic after a hike. You can reserve at Recreation.gov or by calling.
Little Rock AR 72223
501-868-9477 (park) / 1-877-444-6777(reservations)
04 of 09
Murray Park has 8 pavilions and is located on Murray Lock and Dam. It even has a boat dock. Great for fishing. The park has three soccer fields and two playgrounds.
Rebsamen Park Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72207Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Riverfront Park has several rental options ranging from $200 for all day use of the Belvedere Pavilion to $50 for all day use of the garden. The park is located right on the water front. Crawfish boils are not allowed in city parks. All day is 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. All city parks close at 10 p.m. Call city parks at 501-371-4770 for more info.
202 La Harpe Boulevard
Little Rock, AR 72201
07 of 09
Pavilion rental at War Memorial Park are $300 for the day. The park has a children's play area and walking trails. The pavilion is located near the restrooms and the natural play area for kids. It's situated right next to Coleman Creek. War Memorial Park is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
5110 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
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The MacArthur Park is set on the edge of a pond on the south side of the park. The park is located near the Arkansas Arts Center and the MacArthur Museum of Military History.
Corner of East 9th & Commerce Streets
Little Rock, AR 72201Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Other City Parks
Most parks in the city do offer pavilion rentals. Allsopp Park, Boyle Park, Crump Park, Hindman Park, Kanis Park, Morehart Park, Reservoir Park and Union Park have pavilion rentals. Call city parks at 501-371-4770 for more info.