Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism
Agency overview
Formed1945 (1945) (as the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission)
Preceding agencies
  • Arkansas Resources and Development Commission,
  • State Forestry and Parks Commission
  • Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Jurisdiction Arkansas General Assembly
Headquarters1 Capitol Mall,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Annual budget$126,591,486 (2012)
Agency executive
  • Stacy Hurst, Executive director
Child agencies
  • Arkansas Tourism
  • Arkansas State Parks
  • Arkansas Heritage

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) is a department of the U.S. state of Arkansas charged with promoting, protecting, interpreting, and managing the state's natural and cultural resources. [1] The department is also tasked with increasing tourism and promoting individuals, families, and businesses to relocate to Arkansas.


The department is in charge of maintaining all state parks and welcome centers.

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  1. Staff. "Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Overview". Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Archived from the original (PPT) on January 5, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2012.