Missouri State Parks works to protect and interpret the state’s most outstanding natural and cultural resources while providing recreational opportunities compatible with those resources. The Missouri State Park system was established in 1917 and includes 91 state parks and historic sites, totaling more than 150,000 acres.
David Kelly was named Director of the department's Missouri State Parks in September 2021.
Brian Stith has served as Deputy Director of Resources for the department's Missouri State Parks since August 2020.
Laura Hendrickson was named Deputy Director of Operations for the department's Missouri State Parks in October 2021.