News Release 263

Open House and Bug Day planned Aug. 13 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

Volume 39-263 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 29, 2011 -- The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house on Aug. 13, at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. In conjunction with the open house, the park will also host Bug Day, which features fun family activities focused on the world of insects. The open house and Bug Day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the park’s visitor center. These activities are free and open to the public.

During the open house, representatives from the park will review recent activities and projects at the facility, including storm damage clean up, installation of campground booth, creation of walkway to Walnut Grove Shelter and the upcoming Alta Shelter restoration. Visitors will be invited to share comments regarding park operations services, and future plans for development.

Bug Day activities will include an insect talent show at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other Bug Day activities will include exhibits, games, crafts and an insect zoo. These activities will be fun for all ages.

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

Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located 20 miles west of St. Louis on Highway BA, between U.S. 40 and Highway 100. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 636-458-3813 or by calling the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800 379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit