Arkansas River Parks Remain Closed

The restroom at Sheppard Island Park near Pine Bluff, Arkansas was swept off its foundation during the spring flood event of 2019.

– Arkansas River visitors are reminded that many Corps of Engineers’ parks remain closed because of record flooding this spring.

“Several parks along the Arkansas River were severely damaged during the flood,” said Col. Eric M. Noe, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District. “We’re asking visitors to please be patient as we determine the way forward in making repairs and opening parks, as well as restoring the commercial navigation system and hydropower generation.”

The following facilities along the Arkansas River will remain closed until the Corps has the resources to make sufficient repairs and the parks are determined to be safe: Sheppard Island, Rising Star, Toad Suck, Cherokee, and Riverview.      MORE

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