(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arkansas State Parks will host a public information session to introduce the design for the new visitor center at Pinnacle Mountain State Park on Oct. 19 at the West Summit Pavilion from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The open house will showcase the new building, landscape, and exhibit design. Construction is planned to begin this winter. Park and leadership staff will be on-hand to answer questions.
For those unable to attend in person, a virtual review and form to provide feedback will be made available on Oct. 19 and will remain open for comment until Oct. 26, 2021.
About Arkansas State Parks
Arkansas State Parks is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. Arkansas state parks and museums cover 54,400 acres of forest, wetlands, fish and wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation facilities, and unique historic and cultural resources. The system includes 1,100 buildings (including 183 historic structures), six National Historic Landmarks, a National Natural Landmark, 16 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and War Memorial Stadium.
The state parks have 1,800 campsites, 1,050 picnic sites, 208 cabins, five lodges, and 415 miles of trails. Eight million visitors annually come from all regions of the country. Park staffs provide over 42,000 education programs, activities, and special events to more than 700,000 participants each year.
Established in 1923, Arkansas State Parks preserve special places for future generations, provide quality recreation and education opportunities, enhance the state’s economy through tourism, and provide leadership in resource conservation. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and visit ArkansasStateParks.com and ArkansasStateParks.com/media to learn more about everything we have to offer.
Media contact: Monika Rued, Monika.Rued@arkansas.gov, 501-682-2152