News Release 423

Bring your ideas to an informational meeting Aug. 13 at Prairie State Park

Volume 38-423 (For immediate release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 23, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Friday, Aug. 13, at Prairie State Park near Liberal.  The informational meeting will be begin at 7 p.m. in the visitor center and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Visitors are invited to comment on the park’s services and operations. Following the meeting at 8 p.m., there will be an atlatl demonstration where visitors will learn about the ancient art of atlatl making and its use on the prairie.

This open house is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure that citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

Prairie State Park is located 17 miles west of Lamar on Hwy. 160 to State Road NN.  Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 417-843-6711 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