I am inviting you (and you are welcome to invite others that may be interested) to a public meeting this Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 pm at the Laman Library to learn about the Remedial Investigation the US Army Corps of Engineers will be performing in Burns Park beginning this May.
As some of you may be aware (based on our signs at some of the trail heads), Burns Park was formerly part of Camp Robinson and Camp Pike. The area was used as training grounds during World War I and World War II. Some ordnance clearing was performed before the property became what is now Burns Park. In recent years, several ordnance remnants have been found in the park prompting the Corps to perform this Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study of Burns Park and two other areas in central Arkansas.
Posted in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on April 14, 2013 ---
The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will host an open house on Thursday, April 18, 2013, to discuss the planned activities to be conducted during the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study fieldwork scheduled for May of 2013 at the former Camp Robinson in Faulkner, and Pulaski Counties, Arkansas.
The meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Laman Public Library Lecture Hall, 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas. The meeting will allow for the exchange of information between the Corps and the community regarding site activities. In addition, the Corps will continue to work with the landowners to obtain rights-of-entry for its upcoming investigation.
Camp Robinson was established in 1942 to train infantry, artillery, and engineering combat troops for deployment and redeployment overseas during World War II. Following World War II, parts of the Camp were closed, limited ordnance clearances were performed, and the property was conveyed to the Army National Guard, the State of Arkansas, local municipalities, and private owners.
Project-related documents are available for review at the Mayflower Public Library, 6 Ashmore Drive, Mayflower, AR 72106.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me.
Jeff Caplinger, CPRP
North Little Rock Parks and Recreation