||Since 1985, the Great Forest Park has been pioneered by the preparation of making forest tourism. Through the Decree of the Governor of Tk. I Riau Number: 367 / IV / 1985, dated 24 April 1985 set Forest Tourism area of 1,000 Ha in Minas area. Furthermore, with APBD and IHH funds have been made the making of tourist facilities and some means of supporting towards the establishment of Forest Park Raya. Since 1986 the Governor of Tk. I Riau has strived for the establishment of an area of 5,000 Ha and even more widely to 40,000 Ha, but due to the interest of usage and overlapping areas, it can not be realized.
Finally After the issuance of some interests from several parties within the area, then realized the extent of the Great Forest Park to 5.920 Ha and on August 16, 1994 Riau Province Head of Region recommended to the Minister of Forestry to be established into Tahura.
The recommendation is followed up by the Minister of Forestry in its Decision Letter no. 349 / Kpts-II / 1996, dated July 5, 1996, that Takuana Minas Forest Group, designated as Sultan Syarif Hasyim Forest Park covering an area of 5,920 Ha. After the boundary was made, the Minister of Forestry and Estate Crops established him as Sultan Syarif Hasyim Forest Park with decision letter No. 348 / Kpts-II / 1999, dated May 26, 1999 covering 6,172 Ha. Furthermore, on the suggestion of cultural figures, historians, community leaders and Riau Provincial Government, the Forest Park was established with the name of Sultan Syarif Hasyim Forest Park.
Based on the decree of the Minister of Forestry no. 107 / Kpts-II / 2003 dated 24 March 2003 on the management of the Park Hutan Raya management by the Governor or Regent / Mayor, the task of assisting the management of Taman Hutan Raya is carried out by the Governor of Riau. Following up the regulation, the Riau Governor established UPT Tahura as a manager, through Riau Governor Regulation no. 44 of 2008, dated December 24, 2008. This institution is under the auspices of Riau Provincial Forestry Service.
Then, in 2012 according to Decree of the Minister of Forestry Number 765 / Menhut-II / 2012, dated December 26, 2012, the Forest Area of 146,734 Ha becomes KPHP Model Minas-Taman Hutan Raya. Furthermore, based on Riau Governor Regulation no. 10 of 2014, dated January 17, 2014 was established Technical Implementation Unit of Minas-Tahura Production Forest Management Unit, as the manager of KPHP Minas-Taman Hutan Raya in which there is Sultan Syarif Hasyim Forest Park Riau Province.
The name of Sultan Syarif Hasyim Forest Park Area is taken from the name of Sultan Syarif Qasim’s father who is known as a national hero from Riau.