Public invited to share ideas during an open house regarding Castlewood State Park Sept. 12

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Volume 37-315 For Immediate Release: Sept. 9, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an open house Saturday, Sept. 12, at Castlewood State Park near Ballwin. The open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. just east of the park office and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the open house. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park's services and operations. Based partially on previous comments and input from the public, the Department has completed a project that increased parking at the main picnic area and river access and provides a bigger area for larger vehicles to turn around.

Castlewood State Park is located off of Highway 141, then west on Big Bend Road to Ries Road; turn left on Ries Road. The park entrance is at the intersection of Kiefer Creek and Ries roads.

Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the Castlewood State Park directly at 636-227-4433 or by calling the Department toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at