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, Deputy Director, Missouri State Parks

David Kelly, Director of Missouri State Parks

David Kelly was appointed Director for the Division of State Parks in September 2021.

Brian Stith, Deputy Director of Missouri State Parks

Brian Stith, Deputy Director of Missouri State Parks

Brian Stith has served as Deputy Director of Resources since August 2020.

Vacant, Deputy Director of Missouri State Parks

This position is currently vacant.