News Release 555

Public invited to share ideas about four state parks and state historic sites in central Missouri

Katy Trail merchandise available for purchase at local event

Volume 38-555 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., SEPT. 22, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park south of Columbia.  The informational meeting will address issues related to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, and Jewell Cemetery and Clark’s Hill/Norton state historic sites. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the park office, located at 5901 S. Highway 163.

In addition, park staff will be at the Pumpkin Festival in Hartsburg from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, to solicit comments on the management of Katy Trail State Park. While all comments are welcome, the focus will be on the section of the Katy Trail from Portland to Boonville. Staff will be at the Katy depot, located adjacent to the trail in Hartsburg.  Park personnel will also be selling Katy Trail merchandise throughout the weekend as part of the 20th anniversary celebration.

Recent accomplishments at all four facilities and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meetings. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure citizens have input on services offered in state parks and historic sites.

People requiring special services or accommodations to attend either meeting can make arrangements by calling Rock Bridge Memorial State Park at 573-449-7402 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf ).  For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit