(MORRILTON, Ark.) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson will join in the dedication and grand opening of the Dr. T.W. Hardison Visitor Center at Petit Jean State Park. The newly constructed facility provides space for camper registration, interpretive exhibits, meetings, special events, and staff offices. It is named for the man whose vision for Petit Jean State Park brought about its creation as the cornerstone in the system of Arkansas State Parks.
WHAT: Dedication and Grand Opening of the Dr. T.W. Hardison Visitor Center
WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Petit Jean State Park 1285 Petit Jean Mtn. Road, Morrilton, Ark. 72110
WHO: Arkansas Governor, Asa Hutchinson Secretary of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, Stacy Hurst Arkansas State Parks Director, Grady Spann Petit Jean State Park Superintendent, Joe Buckley State Parks, Recreation, & Travel Commission Chair, Kalene Griffith
EVENTS: Presentations by speakers and Arkansas State Parks Gov. Asa Hutchinson to unveil Dr. T.W. Hardison statue.
Photo and Video opportunities of the visitor center, exhibits. Digital Media package available to all members of the media.
Secretary of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, Stacy Hurst Arkansas State Parks Director, Grady Spann Petit Jean State Park Superintendent, Joe Buckley Arkansas State Parks Chief of Interpretation, Kelly Farrell
On-Site Media Contact: Melissa Whitfield, 501-400-3485 (cell), Melissa.Whitfield@arkansas.gov
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