Steve Wilson Named Park Superintendent for Woolly Hollow State Park

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2013
Contact: Greg Butts
(501) 682-7743

Steve Wilson Named Park Superintendent For Woolly Hollow State Park


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State Parks Division
Department of Parks and Tourism

LITTLE ROCK--Steve Wilson has been selected as the park superintendent for Woolly Hollow State Park according to State Parks Director Greg Butts. As superintendent, Wilson, who has served as assistant superintendent for Woolly Hollow State Park since 1979, will be responsible for all operations at the park. Wilson replaces Mark Roland who retired June 30th after 37 years of service with Arkansas State Parks. Superintendent Wilson assumed his new responsibility July 1, 2013.
 
“Steve Wilson has prepared himself in his new role managing Woolly Hollow State Park,” said Arkansas State Parks Director Greg Butts. “Steve is a knowledgeable, energetic, and successful park professional with 34 years experience in the Arkansas State Park system. He has been the assistant park superintendent at Woolly Hollow State Park for the past 34 years.”
Butts noted that Superintendent Wilson has prepared himself well for his new responsibilities. Steve is a certified law enforcement officer, certified interpretive guide from the National Association of Interpretation, a licensed wastewater treatment operator, certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and ServSafe, and has completed 70 park management related training courses and workshops.
 
Wilson says, “I am very excited about being the superintendent of Woolly Hollow State Park. I began working for Arkansas State Parks at Woolly Hollow at the ripe age of 23 so you could say that I grew up in the park system. I love Woolly Hollow and Arkansas State Parks. As they say, we are a big ole’ family.”
 
Superintendent Wilson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks Administration from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas in 1978, and is a member of the National Association of Interpretation.
Woolly Hollow State Park is one of the 52 state parks managed by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Located approximately 18 miles northeast of Conway, park facilities and activities includes 40-acre Lake Bennett, canoe, kayak, pedal boat, fishing boats and motor rental, launch ramp, 30 Class AAA and 10 tent campsites, swimming beach, picnic area, pavilion, gift shop, trails, the 1882 Woolly Cabin, and interpretive programs. For more information about Woolly Hollow State Park, see www.arkansasstateparks.com or call 501-679-2098.
 
For further information, contact: Greg Butts, director, Arkansas State Parks, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201. Phone: (501) 682-7743. E-mail: greg.butts@arkansas.gov

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