Sunday, December 16, 2012

Missouri State Parks hosts informational meeting Dec. 20 at Big Oak Tree State Park

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting Thursday, Dec. 20 at Big Oak Tree State Park near East Prairie. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the park’s shop building.

In addition to the park, the meeting will address services and operations for Towosahgy State Historic Site near East Prairie. Recent accomplishments at the park and site and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting. Topics will include continuing flood recovery, management plans, research projects, State Parks Youth Corps projects, programming and other issues that might affect the park and its management. Visitors are invited to share comments on services and operations for both Big Oak Tree State Park and Towosahgy State Historic Site.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573-748-5340 or Big Oak Tree State Park at 573-649-3149.

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