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Guide to Municipal Resources in Little Rock, Arkansas

The City of Little Rock offers many resources to its residents and her many visitors. This guide to municipal resources should help residents and visitors alike.

Little Rock is the largest city in Arkansas. It is the county seat of Pulaski County and serves as the State Capital. This guide will help you find the resources – municipal and otherwise – that you may need in Little Rock. 

CHURCHES

There are over 50 Baptists churches in Little Rock. In addition to those, there are four Independent Baptist churches. There are 12 Roman Catholic parishes, one Greek Orthodox parish and one Jewish Synagogue in Little Rock. Other denominations housed in Little Rock include: Christian Disciples of Christ, Church of the Nazarene, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Lutheran, United Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist and several non-denominational churches. 

EDUCATION

Public school students attend the Little Rock School District.  The district is comprised of 32 elementary schools, seven middle schools, and six high schools. The district also provides five non-traditional schools, including an Adult Education Center. Private or specialized school include the Episcopal Collegiate School, Mount St. Mary Acadamy, Philander Smith College, the University of Arkansas, and the Arkansas School for the Deaf

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Fire

Little Rock is protected by the Little Rock Fire Department. Covering over 120 square miles, the Department has 20 fire stations throughout the city. In 2008 alone the Department handled over 24,000 calls. For more information, contact the Fire Department at 501-918-3700. 

Police

The main station of the Little Rock Police Department is at 700 W Markham Street. The Department is also housed at the Downtown Substation, the Southwest Substation and the Northwest Substation. The Police also work actively with a Neighborhood Watch Program and the Police Athletic League. For more information, contact the department at 501-371-4829. 

Hospitals

Arkansas Children’s Hospital -- http://www.archildrens.org/

Arkansas Heart Hospital -- http://www.arheart.com

Arkansas State Hospital – 501-686-9000

Baptist Health Medical Center -- http://www.baptist-health.com/

Chicot Memorial Hospital -- http://www.chicotmemorial.com

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Center of Little Rock -- http://www.healthsouth.com/

John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital – 501-257-1000

Select Specialty Hospital -- http://www.selectmedical.com/

Southwest Regional Medical Center – 501-455-7100

St. Vincent Doctors Hospital & Infirmary Medical Center -- https://www.stvincenthealth.com/

University Hospital of Arkansas -- http://www.uamshealth.com/

GOVERNMENT & HUMAN SERVICES

The Community Programs Department of Little Rock offers various neighborhood based prevention programs, youth programs, technical assistance and training for her citizens. KICK Tobacco Coalition is an initiative designed to teach youth the dangers of tobacco use. Little Rock ATOD focuses on reducing the use and dependence of alcohol, tobacco and drugs within the community. For more information on these community programs, call the office at 501-399-3420. 

The Finance Department handles marriage licenses, assessments and sales tax numbers. The general number for the department is 501-371-4806. 

The Housing and Neighborhood Programs Department works with various organizations to identify resources and protect the health and safety of the residents. The Department can be reached at 501-371-4849. 

The Parks and Recreation Department maintains the city’s parks, runs community and recreation centers, tends to the river trail and operates the Macarthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The department maintains over 40 parks and five community centers. The Adult Leisure Center was destroyed by fire but it is expected to be rebuilt. In conjunction with the Downtown Partnership, the City developed the River Market. Essentially the Market is a central market with vaulted ceilings and outdoor pavilions featuring specialty shops, ethnic foods and a variety of unique items. 

The Little Rock Zoo is maintained by the city as well. What began with just two animals has grown into over 700 animals from over 200 species. The zoo is a participating member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.  

MEDIA

Newspapers

Arkansas Catholic - http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/

Arkansas Democrat Gazette – http://www.arkansasonline.com/

Arkansas Business – http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/

Arkansas Times -- http://www.arktimes.com/

Baptist Trumpet - http://www.baptisttrumpet.com/

El Latino Arkansas - http://www.ellatinoarkansas.com/

Hola! Arkansas - http://hola-arkansas.com/

Radio

KAAY AM 1090 - http://hola-arkansas.com/

KABZ FM 103.7 - http://www.1037thebuzz.com/

KARN FM 102.9 – http://www.karnnewsradio.com/

KASR FM 92.7 - http://www.kasr.com/

KUAR FM 89.1 (NPR) – http://www.kuar.org/

 TV

KARK TV 4 (NBC) – http://arkansasmatters.com/

KASN TV 38 (CW) – http://www.cwarkansas.com/default.aspx

KATV TV 7 (ABC) – http://www.katv.com/

KLRA TV 58 (Univision) – http://www.univision.com/

KLRT TV 16 (Fox) – http://www.fox16.com/default.aspx

KTHV TV 11 (CBS) - http://www.todaysthv.com/ 

To learn about Little Rock, visit the city’s official site at http://www.littlerock.org/.   

NOTE: All links included in the above article were verified before publishing article. If a resource has a phone number or address instead of a link to their website, then the website was not found or not available at time of publication.

ABOUT JEANNE RUCZHAK-ECKMAN 

Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman began writing in 1985, with her work appearing in several local newspapers. From 2003-2009, she spearheaded an online newspaper company, which had two newspapers, the PA Farm News and SolancoNews.com. The latter covered everything from hometown heroes and new businesses to the Nickel Mines Shooting. She received my Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Lock Haven University, and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009. Her interests include learning more about diabetes and how to deal with it, genealogy, history/travel, gaming and Orthodoxy. You may contact Jeanne with your comments and questions.

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