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Contact(s):Shannon Light,
(501) 375-2552

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Thursday, August 28, 2008

TROLLEY TUESDAYS ANNOUNCED

Ride the River Rail for free every Tuesday in September from 10 ‘til 2.

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (August 28, 2008) – The River Market has teamed up with Central Arkansas Transit for a new promotion entitled Trolley Tuesdays.

Each Tuesday during the month of September, there will be no charge to ride the River Rail from 10am to 2pm. No special coupons or passes are needed to ride for free on Trolley Tuesdays.

“I am excited by this partnership between the River Market and Central Arkansas Transit,” said River Market Manager Shannon Light. “The River Market and CATA have had a long history of partnerships. This is another outstanding example. We at the River Market appreciate Betty Wineland and the CATA staff for their continued support.”

Among the River Rail stops is one at the corner of President Clinton Avenue and Commerce Street. This is convenient for people wishing to shop at the Farmers’ Market or eat and shop inside the River Market’s Ottenheimer Market Hall.

“Over the past year, we have made some upgrades to the facilities inside the Ottenheimer Market Hall,” noted Light. “We have added new seating and new lighting. In addition to some new vendors, the longtime favorites have added some new items for shoppers and have remodeled their spaces.”

“These complement the new Junction Bridge, expanded History Pavilion, Peabody Park, Fleischauer Garden, improved Belvedere, St. Vincent Plaza, the Medical Mile of the Arkansas River Trail,” Light continued.

The Farmers’ Market continues until the end of October each Tuesday and Saturday from 7am to 3pm. The Ottenheimer Market Hall is home to over one dozen permanent vendors every Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm.

For more information about the River Rail or to see a complete route map, please visit www.cat.org. For more information about the River Market or Farmers’ Market, visit www.rivermarket.info.

Little Rock Parks and Recreation (LRPR) manages 50 parks, seven community centers, the Adult Leisure Center, Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center, four swimming pools, two tennis centers, the River Market, the Riverfest Amphitheatre, three golf courses, plus a catering service. That includes more than 5,000 acres of designated parks and open space. In addition, the organization offers a wide-range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor activities, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors. LRPR, which employs more than 400 dedicated and experienced people, is one of only 31 organizations in the entire United States to be accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies through the National Recreation and Park Association.

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