Samuel Adams has been selected as the park superintendent for Delta Heritage Trail State Park according to State Parks Director Greg Butts. As superintendent, Adams will be responsible for all operations at the park. Adams assumed his responsibilities June 24.
“Samuel is prepared to manage Delta Heritage Trail State Park,” said Butts. “Samuel is a knowledgeable professional with five years of diverse experience with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Prior to his career with Arkansas Game and Fish, Samuel was Communications Journeyman for the US Air Force for four years.”
Butts noted that “Superintendent Adams' education, volunteer work in community organizations, training and wildlife officer experience and skills will serve him well in his new responsibilities of overseeing all operations at Delta Heritage Trail State Park. Samuel is a certified law enforcement officer and certified boating and hunting safety instructor.”
Adams said, “I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve the public, promote tourism and encourage economic growth throughout the Delta region. I believe in the important role that Arkansas State Parks plays in communities all throughout Arkansas. The Delta Heritage Trail is a beautiful example of the Arkansas landscape and I encourage everyone to experience all that it has to offer.”
Adams received an Associate's degree in criminal justice from East Arkansas Community College at Forrest City in 2003; an Associate's degree in electronics from the Community College of the Air Force in Langley, Va. in 2006; a bachelor's degree in organizational management from John Brown University in 2009; and a Master's degree in community and economic development from the University of Arkansas at Conway in 2013.
Delta Heritage Trail State Park is located in Phillips County in eastern Arkansas and is one of the 52 state parks managed by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. This rails-to-trails conversion is being developed in phases along the former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way stretching from one mile south of Lexa to Rohwer, with plans to extend to the Mississippi River levee to Arkansas City.
For more information on Delta Heritage Trail State Park, see www.arkansasstateparks.com or call 870-572-2352.