The Junior Ranger program is a great way to learn more about Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Anyone can become a Junior Ranger by completing activities either during a visit to the park or by mail.
Get a free Junior Ranger Activity Booklet from park staff at the Visitor Center information desk - you can even borrow a pencil if needed. Complete any three activities of your choosing and return the booklet to park staff inside the Visitor Center. We will be thrilled to award you a Junior Ranger Badge and certificate for your hard work!
If you can't visit the NHS in person, don't worry - you can download an accessible copy of the Junior Ranger Activity Booklet (PDF file), print the booklet, complete any three activities, and mail to park staff here in Little Rock. We will review and return your booklet along with a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.
Address to mail your booklet:
Junior Ranger Program
c/o Little Rock Central High School NHS
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Service animals are allowed inside the visitor center. A wheelchair is available for use - ask at the visitor center front desk.
The visitor center has accessible entrances on the east side of the building (visitor center parking lot) and the west side (S. Park Street).
The Elizabeth Eckford Bus Bench is accessible from the visitor center and parking lot. Cross W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive and use the sidewalks on either side of S. Park Street to reach the bench at the southeast corner of S. Park and 16th Streets.
Little Rock Central High School is accessible from the visitor center and parking lot. Head south from the visitor center and cross W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, then west across S. Park Street to reach the sidewalk in front of the northeast corner of Little Rock Central High School. The sidewalk in front of Little Rock Central High School runs around the entirety of the 21-acre campus. Note: the stairway and front entrance are not accessible from outside the school; the lower landing and reflecting pool are accessible from the south sidewalk in front of Central High School.
The Commemorative Garden is accessible from the visitor center and parking lot. Cross S. Park Street and use the sidewalk to enter at the west side or south side of the garden. Each entrance has an ramp which leads through the entirety of this contemplative space.