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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 1, 2023 – Lots of fun events are planned for the St. Louis region next weekend. Check out these activities at state parks and historic sites.

  • Man and woman sitting in camp chairs next to stripped tent relaxing at Hawn State Park
    Saturday, Sept. 9: Public Meeting at Hawn State Park
    Make your voice heard at Hawn State Park’s public meeting. The town hall-style meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the amphitheater. Representatives from the park will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Join them at 12096 Park Drive in St. Genevieve.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9: Archaeology Day and World Bird Sanctuary Program at Washington State Park
    Join the park team from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a variety of archaeological demonstrations and activities at Shelter #2 in the Big River Day-Use Area. At 11 a.m. World Bird Sanctuary educators will present “Feathers and Scales” at Shelter #2. Participants can meet some amazing animal ambassadors and learn about the similarities and differences between reptiles and birds. Then at 2 p.m., take a guided petroglyph tour across from Shelter #1/CCC Ridge Shelter. Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9: Grandparents’ Day at Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
    Attention grandmas, grandpas, mimis, pop-pops, nanas, gramps and grammies! Grab the kids in your life and make some memories at Scott Joplin House State Historic Site’s Grandparents’ Day! Join site representatives from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for activities including archery, crafts, a pollinator program and more. This event is free for all ages, with lunch provided, but space is limited! To guarantee lunch and supplies, reserve your spot by emailing or calling 314-340-5933. Scott Joplin House State Historic Site is located at 2658 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis.
  • Tree surrounded by pale blue spring flowers found at St. Francois State Park
    Saturday, Sept. 9: Public Meeting at St. Francois State Park
    Come to the open house-style public meeting and stay for an interpretive program. The meeting will provide updates on the park and representatives will answer any questions you may have. Meet at the amphitheater at 6 p.m. at 8920 U.S. Highway 67 N in Bonne Terre.
  • Sunday, Sept. 10: Stream Team Volunteering at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
    Looking to volunteer and help with a Stream Team activity? Look no further. Sign up is limited to 20. All participants should plan to get wet. To register to volunteer from 10 a.m. to noon, visit and search for activities at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, located at 800 Guy Park Drive in Wildwood.
  • Thursday, Sept. 14: Public Meeting at Route 66 State Park
    On left, man and woman view history exhibit at Route 66 State Park. On right hangs a green and red neon sign advertising Phillips 66.
    Come to the media room of the visitor center for an open house-style public meeting where participants can learn more about the park and its operations and visit with park representatives. Route 66 State Park is located at 97 N. Outer Road, Suite 1 in Eureka.

For detailed information on any of these activities, please visit For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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