May 12, 2017

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Celebrate Kids to Parks Day in Missouri State Parks May 20

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 12, 2017 – Missourians can experience fun, family-friendly activities throughout the state park system on Saturday, May 20 in celebration of Kids to Parks Day. This national event is sponsored by the National Park Trust and endorsed by Missouri State Parks. More than 100,000 parks throughout the nation will be participating.   

Missouri is home to award-winning state and local parks that provide an opportunity for children to engage in active lifestyles, while experiencing all that nature has to offer. Events at state parks throughout the state are sponsored by Missouri State Parks on May 20 to encourage families to take an outdoor adventure at a state park or historic site. 

Events being held in state parks on are listed at   

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.