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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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.

Arkansas Department of Parks 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
JurisdictionArkansas General Assembly
Headquarters1 Capitol Mall,
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Employees1603
Annual budget$126,591,486 (2012)
Agency executive
  • Kane Webb, Executive director
Child agency
  • Arkansas State Parks
Websitehttp://www.arkansas.com/

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

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ReferencesEdit

  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.

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