News Release 586

Informational meeting planned Oct. 17 at Van Meter State Park

Volume 38-586 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., OCT. 8, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Van Meter State Park near Miami.  The informational meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center located in Van Meter State Park and is open to the public.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting, including the many projects completed by the State Parks Youth Corps. As a part of the meeting, experience American Indian stories and legends using the hand-held listening wands as you sit around the visitor center’s campfire exhibit. Refreshments will be served.

Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations. This informational meeting 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.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Highway 122 in Saline County. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at 660- 886-7537 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