Tagged: arkansas department of parks and tourism

Grady Spann Named Director of State Parks

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2015 11:12 am

Grady Spann has been named the new director for Arkansas State Parks, the state Department of Parks and Tourism announced Friday.

Henry Awards Presented at Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2015 10:41 am

Troy Keeping, president and CEO of Southland Racing and Gaming in West Memphis, was named Tourism Person of the Year, and Greg Butts, director of Arkansas State Parks, and Joe David Rice, director of Arkansas Tourism, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Department of Parks, Tourism Launches New Website

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 7:29 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has launched a redesigned version of its official tourism website, Arkansas.com.

Little Rock Voted Top 3 Travel-Worthy Capital in America

by Jess Ardrey 1/8/2015 8:57 am

Whoa! The USA Today poll ended earlier this week and we definitely don't hate the results. Congrats, LR!

State-Run Golf Course Remains in Red After Opening

by Associated Press 7/10/2014 11:02 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism took over management of The Ridges, a 27-hole golf course in Village Creek State Park near Wynne. Officials say the project was planned as a public-private partnership, but the state took over operations after a private partner went into foreclosure.

Voting Begins Today for 'Song of Arkansas' Contest

by Lauren James 2/10/2014 8:00 am

The entries are in, the celebrity judges have spoken and seven musicians are now vying to see whose tune will be chosen as the "Songs of Arkansas" contest winner. Time to vote!

Enjoy First-Day Hikes at Arkansas State Parks

by Lauren James 1/1/2014 8:00 am

Several state parks around central Arkansas will be sponsoring guided First Day Hikes today (Jan. 1). Here is a look at some of the places to hike.

State Parks Releases Nominees for 2014 Tourism Awards

by Mark Carter 12/17/2013 12:27 pm

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has released the nominees for the 2014 Henry Awards, which honor those who have made significant contributions to the tourism industry in Arkansas.

Calling All Musicians, Songwriters: Enter Your State Song in 'Songs About Arkansas' Contest

by Lauren James 12/6/2013 8:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism is challenging Arkansans to write, play and sing original songs about the state. You’ll have the chance to have your song judged by a group of Arkansas celebrity musicians.

Follow the Trail of Holiday Lights Around Arkansas

by Lauren James 11/14/2013 8:00 am

The Natural State's Trail of Holiday Lights offers plenty of places to get your holiday fix this month with friends and family.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Gives Out Annual Henry Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2013 10:37 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism honors state tourism professionals and supporters at its annual Henry Awards Banquet, part of the annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism, which took place this week in Hot Springs.

Where's the Fall Foliage Show? Find Out From Arkansas Parks and Tourism

by Karen Martin 10/10/2012 6:31 am

Arkansas’ fall foliage reports are being posted on Arkansas Parks and Tourism's website Arkansas.com -- just look for the cluster of orange, yellow and russet leaves.

Arkansas COVER System Ready to Help Potential Storm Evacuees Find Shelter

by Karen Martin 8/27/2012 11:49 am

COVER (Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response Plan) has been activated by Arkansas Parks and Tourism to aid potential evacuees of the Gulf Coast who may be traveling to Arkansas later this week.

Want to Take Your Dog to a State Park Cabin? Here's What You Need to Know

by Karen Martin 7/25/2012 7:05 am

Planning a stay at an Arkansas State Parks cabin? You can bring your dog. Here's how.

Find Lodging in Arkansas During Spring Break With Help From COVER

by Karen Martin 3/15/2012 5:10 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism will test its Communication of Vacancies Emergency Response system through 9 a.m. Monday (March 26). If you're looking for hotel rooms during this period, visit www.arkansas.com/COVER, select the area where you’re planning to travel and choose the lodging you’re interested in.

How To Find Movie Filming Locations in Arkansas

by Karen Martin 1/30/2012 5:29 am

Want to check out locations where films such as A Face in the Crowd (1957), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Sling Blade (1996) and more were filmed? The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has a website that will help.

Find Your Way Across Arkansas With Help from Annual Trail of Holiday Lights

by Karen Martin 11/17/2011 4:10 am

Free copies of the Trail of Holiday Lights brochure, with information about seasonal activities and displays across the state, are available at all Bank of Amierca locations, Best Western hotels, Shell Superstops and Arkasnas Welcome Center, or download for free by clicking below.

Agritourism Gets a Push from State Dept. of Parks and Tourism

by Karen Martin 8/25/2011 4:19 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is providing visitors with Arkansas Grown: Good Times, a fact-filled agricultural tour of The Natural State. It's free and is available at all state welcome centers.

You Voted: Top 10 Places To Visit In Arkansas

by Karen Martin 6/15/2011 10:49 am

Petit Jean State Park, Ozark Folk Center and Garvan Woodland Gardens are among the top 10 places to visit in Arkansas as determined in an online vote on the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism's website Arkansas.com.

Little Rock's First Tee, Natural State Golf Trail Combine for $100 Annual Statewide 'Passport'

by ArkansasSports360.com Staff 12/2/2010 12:49 pm

The First Tee announced Thursday a partnership with The Natural State Golf Trail to produce the “Golf Trail Passport” in 2011. The passports will cost $100 and feature two rounds of golf at nine of the state’s premiere courses. The passports will be honored beginning in January 2011 and are valid for one year.