May 20, 2019

Contact: Amy Poos

Washington State Park hosts summer kickoff events Memorial Day weekend

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 17, 2019 – Washington State Park invites the public to its Summer On-Season Kickoff celebration Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27. 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 have the opportunity to make their own ice cream.

Events through the weekend include Petroglyph tours, history lessons and storytelling. The celebration concludes Memorial Day with a special naturalist "Discovery Table" program beginning at 9 a.m. at the park’s entrance. 

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