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Governor Sanders Announces $4.34 Million to Support Local Recreation Facilities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism is awarding $4.34 million in Outdoor Recreation Grants to projects within 29 counties across the state.  The grants fall into two categories: Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods (FUN) Park grants and matching grants. “My administration is looking for any opportunity to get kids and families off screens and outdoors. It’s a priority for our whole state,” said Governor Sanders. “This year’s multi-million-dollar investment in playgrounds, park facilities, and more will provide added amenities to communities from the Delta to the Ozarks. It’s all part of

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Governor Sanders Announces $4.34 Million to Support Local Recreation Facilities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism is awarding $4.34 million in Outdoor Recreation Grants to projects within 29 counties across the state.  The grants fall into two categories: Facilities for Underdeveloped Neighborhoods (FUN) Park grants and matching grants. “My administration is looking for any opportunity to get kids and families off screens and outdoors. It’s a priority for our whole state,” said Governor Sanders. “This year’s multi-million-dollar investment in playgrounds, park facilities, and more will provide added amenities to communities from the Delta to the Ozarks. It’s all part of

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American Scholastic Climbing League Comes to Arkansas (photo courtesy of Little Rock Climbing Center)

American Scholastic Climbing League Comes to Arkansas

You may have heard of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) which has worked for years to develop interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States. Now the

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First Day Hikes Set Records in Arkansas

First Day Hikes Set Records in Arkansas

On January 1st, an annual tradition called First Day Hikes took place in 974 state parks across America, from Hawaii to Maine. Visitors had the opportunity to participate in ranger-led

Kicking Off the New Year with a State Park Hike This year for First Day Hikes we will offer guided hikes at many Arkansas State Parks, as well as encourage self-guided walks and hikes on the "New Year Weekend," (Dec. 30-Jan. 1) for those who would like to explore on their own.

Kicking Off the New Year with a State Park Hike

Arkansas State Parks will celebrate the new year with First Day Hikes. These hikes offer a chance for individuals and families to welcome the coming year outdoors while exercising and

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