The community of Roland is located north of Pinnacle Mountain State Park and is around 10 miles from the park. It is also near the Arkansas River Trail, a trail that winds through the metropolitan areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock, connecting 38 parks, six museums and more than 5,000 acres of federal, state and local parkland.
In the 1950s, the Big Maumelle River was dammed west of Roland, creating Lake Maumelle. No swimming is allowed in the lake but boating and fishing are popular pursuits there. The lake is well-known for the many sailing regattas it hosts and is used by weekend skippers too. Moss Mountain Farm in Roland is the home of P. Allen Smith, a television host of shows that include Garden Home, Garden to Table, and Garden Style. The farm offers seasonal tours.