The Arkansas Post National Memorial at Gillett closes its visitor center, however the park grounds are open.

The Arkansas Post visitor center was closed April 1 on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health agencies in consultation with National Park Service public health officials. The visitor center will open as soon as it is permitted to do so, according to a news release.

The park grounds will remain open and accessible to visitors. Social distancing should be maintained while outdoors. Any surfaces that were likely contacted by another individual should be sanitized before touching them.

Park staff will be patrolling the park grounds and trails and will be available to answer questions. No programs or events will be held until the park is fully opened. Restrooms will be available at the picnic area, but not at the visitor center.

For details, email the park public information officer, Erik Ditzler, at