News Release 068

Go Fly a Kite April 2 at Washington State Park

Volume 39-068 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. MARCH 16, 2011 -- Spring is here and you can celebrate its return with Go Fly a Kite Day on April 2 at Washington State Park near De Soto. Join park staff for a fun-filled morning from 10 a.m. to noon flying kites in the Big River Day Use area near the Thunderbird Lodge. This event is free and open to the public.

You can bring your own kite or explore our "Crafty Kite Ideas" booth and make one yourself. Inclement weather may cancel the kite-flying festivities on this day. If that occurs, you can still receive instructions and materials to create a kite that you can take home and fly on a better day. The day will provide a great way for the entire family to “Get Out and Play” at Washington State Park and celebrate the return of spring in Missouri.

Washington State Park is located on State Highway 104 off Highway 21 between De Soto and Potosi. The park offers many amenities, including a campground with basic and electric sites; a showerhouse with laundry facilities; campground programs; a modern pool; one-, two- and three-bedroom cabins with full kitchens; canoe and raft rentals; a camp store and gift shop; 10 miles of hiking trails; and several picnic sites throughout the park.

For information on the event, call the park at 636-586-2995. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit