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Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation Issues Request for Proposal for Oklahoma State Parks Restaurants

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department announced today the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the operations of Oklahoma State Park restaurants.  

In coordination with the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES), the department issued an RFP after releasing a Request for Information in January and hosting open houses at each restaurant. During the recent open houses and RFI process, interested parties and members of the community were invited to tour restaurant facilities, ask questions and share ideas for Oklahoma State Parks.  

“We have received fantastic interest and participation throughout the Request for Information process,” said OTRD Executive Director, Shelley Zumwalt. “Since joining this agency, my top priority has been and continues to be to restore our park’s restaurant services as quickly as possible with the best possible partner or partners. I’m confident in our ability to find the right fit for the agency, our parks’ system and Oklahoma.” 

The RFP process will be led by OMES, with support from OTRD. After the close of the RFP, a team of diverse evaluators will assess each proposal.  

State parks with restaurants include Beavers Bend, Lake Murray, Quartz Mountain, Robbers Cave, Roman Nose and Sequoyah.  

RFP responses will be accepted until Friday, March 3 at 3 p.m.  

The RFP is available here.
Media Contact: 
Rylie Mansuetti, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department 
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About the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department 
The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department works to preserve, maintain and promote the state’s natural assets and cultural richness through tourism. Oklahoma State Parks, which oversees the state parks, lodges and golf courses, is a division of the department. Oklahoma State Parks' mission is to advance the exceptional quality of life in the state by preserving, maintaining and promoting Oklahoma's natural assets and cultural amenities. Travel Promotions, another of OTRD's divisions, administers programs designed to build awareness of the state as a destination and educates on the economic importance of the Oklahoma travel and tourism industry. To learn more about the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, visit


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