NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Burns Park has been a popular hangout for central Arkansas families. But recent events have brought up the question of safety at the park.
"It's disappointing, just disappointing," said Josh Milano, who has been visiting the park since the 1980s.
"It's sad because it's a child's gathering place," said Lauren Greenlee, who brings her niece to the park as much as she can.
Over the past two months, the park has seen multiple mishaps. In January, a teen was robbed while waiting for friends at the tennis court. Then he was kidnapped and held at gunpoint. Two weeks later, the iconic rocket slide was burned by vandals.
"The good news on those individual cases is that we did make arrests on both," said North Little Rock Police Sergeant Brian Dedrick.
This week, police found an explosive device near the soccer fields.