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Little Rock is on the lookout for citizen scientists to collect heat data this summer as part of its heat mapping campaign, part of a national network to identify urban heat islands and take action. 


Exploring the City's Top Attractions and Activities With a Guide From Southern Living

NLR Parks and Recreation

Southern Living recently put out a guide on the top things to do in Little Rock. The city is full of exciting activities for travelers and locals alike. From museums to outdoor activities, here are some of the best things to do in Little Rock:

  • River Market District: Fill your day with plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, and museums, then end the night with a cup of an alcoholic beverage and soak up Little Rock's nightlife.

  • Old Mill & Big Dam Bridge: Visit two iconic landmarks in the city: the Old Mill, featured in 'Gone With the Wind', and the Big Dam Bridge, North America's longest pedestrian and cycling bridge.

  • Foodie Experiences: Stuff your face with some of the best fare in Little Rock, from the Ottenheimer Market to the world-famous Arkansas cheese dip.

Read the full Southern Living guide HERE.

Restaurant News

City Silo Table + Pantry to Open Third Location in Little Rock This Month

City Silo Table + Pantry

City Silo Table + Pantry is coming to Little Rock, thanks to long-time North Little Rock restaurateur Matt Runnells. The restaurant-bar-grocery store hybrid will offer all tastes, diets and bodies- friendly dishes, plus a fully stocked bar and an outdoor patio.

  • Got it all: From their signature smoothie bowls to Prosecco cocktails and full bar, City Silo has something for everyone.

  • Location: The facility at 17701 Chenal Parkway was designed by Remick Moore Architecture and will open its doors soon!

Read more about the new restaurant HERE.

Nonprofit Highlight

Renewal Ranch Receives Record-Breaking Funding to Help Combat Opioid Addiction

Renewal Ranch

Renewal Ranch, a faith-based addiction recovery program located near Conway, is set to begin construction on a 6,769 square foot facility in 2021 with the help of a historic $2.1 million grant from the Arkansas Opioid Recovery Partnership.

  • A major milestone: The award marks the largest single funding amount in the organization's history and is set to fund both the building and life-changing recovery services for men with Opioid Use Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorder.

  • Humbled and grateful: Renewal Ranch extends its gratitude to ARORP and other local parties for the incredible opportunity to increase their impact on those struggling with addiction.

Find out more HERE.


Little Rock Recruiting Citizen Scientists to Collect Heat Data This Summer

City of Little Rock

Little Rock is on the lookout for citizen scientists to collect heat data this summer as part of its heat mapping campaign, part of a national network to identify urban heat islands and take action.

  • Virtual volunteers: Volunteers will use heat sensors on their cars across three shifts to map the hot spots in the city.

  • Heat's up: Little Rock is taking steps to mitigate public health issues that come with extreme heat through adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Find out how you can become a citizen scientist HERE.

Little Rock Daily Picks

In other news…

  • Fresh start: After a challenging couple years following the pandemic, there's finally some new life in the River Market, A Mexican restaurant, offering fresh food and a family atmosphere will be moving into the space.

  • Smokin': Check out NLR's guide to the best BBQ places in the city.

  • Reincarnated: Shorty Small's is making a comeback, not as a physical location, but on wheels.

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