News Release 205

Experience summer's wildflower display July 2 at Prairie State Park

Volume 39-205 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 20, 2011 - As summer comes into it glory on the prairie, it is ablaze with color. On July 2, celebrate the nation's birthday by experiencing summer on the tallgrass prairie at Prairie State Park near Mindenmines. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at the park's nature center and will be approximately one hour.

The park naturalist will lead the hike as you walk among green grasses and colorful flowers to learn more about the amazing prairie ecosystem. Dress for the weather and hiking across the prairie; long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane in Barton County. For more details, call Prairie State Park at 417-843-6711 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information on Missouri state parks, visit