FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2016

Contact: Communications Office
573-751-1010
communications@dnr.mo.gov

Family Fun Fest at Washington State Park July 1-4

The public is invited to attend Washington State Park’s July 4th Family Fun Fest. Events will begin Friday, July 1 and continue through July 4 at various locations in the park.

Families can partake in a variety of events starting at 7 p.m. on July 1 with an ice cream social. The following day, beginning at 10 a.m., guests can participate in events such as a nature presentation, tour of the petroglyphs, guided history stroll, Sidewalk Chalk Competition, a Patriotic Campsite Decoration Contest, and campground charades. 

Celebrations on Sunday, July 3 will begin at 10 a.m. with a game of volleyball. Other events of the day include a petroglyph interpretation and an annual Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. An awards ceremony will be held for the competitions, with the winner receiving a Missouri State Parks gift card. The weekend will conclude at 9 a.m. July 4 with an hour nature presentation.

For the full event schedule, visit https://mostateparks.com/event/63713/4th-july-family-fun-fest.

Washington State Park is located 10 miles south of De Soto on State Highway 21.  For more information about the event, call 636-586-5768.  Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit http://mostateparks.com.

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