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    Requests for Proposals for the Maurice and Libbey Bathhouses are being accepted from 7/7/14 to 1/30/15. Click on the "Management" link in the left column for more information.

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Maurice and Libbey Request for Proposals

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Date: October 23, 2012
Contact: Superintendent's Office, 501-623-2824

National Park Service issues Requests for Proposals to lease
historic buildings in Hot Springs National Park

The National Park Service will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) October 23 to solicit proposals from the private sector for long-term leases of two historic buildings in Hot Springs National Park - the Maurice Bathhouse on Bathhouse Row and the Libbey Bathhouse on Reserve and Spring Streets.

The proposals may be submitted starting October 23, 2012 and all proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. (CST) April 30, 2013.

The two bathhouse buildings were built between 1912 and 1922 and range in size from over 20,000 square feet to almost 23,000 square feet.

Parties interested in obtaining an RFP should contact the National Park Service by mail at Hot Springs National Park, 101 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901, or by phone at 501-623-2824. RFP's will be also available for download from the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/hosp/parkmgmt/index.htm

Did You Know?

black and white head and shoulders shot of James Cary with ranger hat on and building in background

Hot Springs National Park Ranger James Cary was the first National Park Service ranger to be killed in the line of duty. He was shot by bootleggers while patrolling West Mountain on March 12, 1927.