When your kids and their pup need to roam, head to one of these dog parks in central Arkansas.

Burns Park Dog Park

North Little Rock’s massive Burns Park is nearly 1,700 acres of soccer fields, tennis courts, an amusement park and more. A small portion near Victory Lake is dedicated to a dog park, and is a great stop for those exploring the Arkansas River Trail with their four-legged friends. Located at Burns Park, W. Military Drive, North Little Rock. For info: http://www.NLRPR.org.

Conway’s PetSafe Dog Park

Located in Conway behind the Don Owen Sports Complex, this  dog park opened in May 2016 and features over 3 acres for running and lots of trees for shade during hot summer months. Thirsty? You’ll find both human and dog water fountains. Note that all breeds are allowed at this park, so only well-socialized, non-aggressive dogs should enter. Located at 10 Lower Ridge Road, Conway. For info: Facebook.

Sherwood Dog Park in Fairway Park

This community park has a gazebo, playground structure and a seasonal outdoor pool. Pets can have their own fun in the dog park—shade, seating and drinking water for the pooches are all included. Located at 800 Fairway Ave., Sherwood. For info: CityOfSherwood.net.

Jacksonville Dog Park at Dupree Park

The 168-acre Dupree Park in Jacksonville includes tons of facilities—a disc golf course, playground, sports fields, and a dog park with a view of the lake! Families can take their canines on a jaunt around the lake’s paved walking trail, then head to the dog park for some unleashed fun. The dog park is divided into two areas—one for larger dogs and another for small pups—and has shade, water, benches and picnic tables. Located at Dupree Park on S. Redmond Road, Jacksonville. For info: CityOfJacksonville.net.

MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park

Opened in 2013, this two-acre dog park is located in MacArthur Park in downtown Little Rock with a nearby pond and playground. The dog park includes rocks for climbing, water features and watering stations, and a separate area for dogs under 30 pounds. Located at 601 East 9th St., Little Rock. For info: MacArthurParkLR.com.

Paws Park at Murray Park

Dogs roam in two shaded acres at this park near the Arkansas River and close to the Arkansas River Trail. Visitors can hang out on picnic benches, while pets splash in fountains and swimming tubs. Located at Murray Park on Rebsamen Road, Little Rock. For info: PawsParks.com.