Public Notice

Public Notice

Notice of Rulemaking

Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 25-15-201 et seq., notice is hereby given that the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism is proposing rules to administer Act 655 of 2023 regarding the permitting and sale of alcoholic beverages in state parks.  The proposed rule also repeals two obsolete rules pertaining to 2021 Rates/Fees and the Wildlife Observation Trails Pilot Grant Program.

The Department is accepting public comment on these proposed rules through September 11, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. 

Information may also be reviewed on the Secretary of State’s website.

Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Department at (501) 355-6667. 


Interested persons may review these proposed rules and make comments by mail, by phone or online :

Shealyn Sowers
Chief of Communications
Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage & Tourism
Office of the Secretary
1 Capitol Mall Suite 3B
Little Rock, AR 72201

Oral comments may be made in person:

August 17, 2023
SPRTC meeting
The Blue Lion
101 North 2nd Street
Fort Smith, AR
9:00 a.m.

August 31, 2023
Public Comment Hearing
State Parks Conference Room
1 Capitol Mall, Suite 4C Room 211
Little Rock, AR
10:00 a.m.