May 17, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Washington State Park hosts summer kickoff events Memorial Day weekend

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 17, 2018 – Washington State Park invites the public to its Summer On-Season Kickoff celebration Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28. The celebration signals the start of the weekly programming series provided by the park’s interpretive staff throughout the summer.

The celebration begins at 7 p.m. Friday evening with an ice cream social at the park’s campground entrance. Participants will hear about upcoming programs and events at the park and will have the opportunity to make their own ice cream.

The celebration will conclude Memorial Day with a special naturalist program beginning at 9 a.m. at the park’s campground amphitheater. The program will include information about the Missouri State Parks Explorer Patch program and the Washington State Park Discovery Patch program.

A complete list of the weekend’s activities can be found online at All programs and events during the Summer On-Season Kickoff weekend will last approximately one hour, weather and conditions permitting, and are subject to change.

Washington State Park is located 10 miles south of De Soto on State Highway 21. For more information about this and other events at the park, call 636-586-5768.

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