Burns Park is among the largest municipal parks in the United States. The park is located in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The park - which totals some 1,700 acres - contains several playgrounds, softball fields, tennis courts, an amusement park called Funland, golf course, BMX bike park, and GPS cache hunt site. The park is named for William M. Burns, a local physician and former mayor.
The land was donated to the City of North Little Rock by the federal government in 1948. The park remained largely undeveloped at its dedication on September 9, 1955. A $200,000 revenue bond issue failed to pass in an election the year prior.
- Bob Sallee, "The Burns Park Plan: An Entrepreneurial Exercise," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 10, 1998.