Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Open house planned at Trail of Tears State Park, June 9

Trail of Tears sign on Hwy 71 through Fayettev...

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house event at Trail of Tears State Park on Sunday, June 9. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

The park has completed many projects and renovations in the last year and representatives from the park will be on hand to provide information about the facilities and answer questions. Several events will be scheduled throughout the day including an outing hosted by the Swamp Candle Birders, a variety of scavenger hunts, a concert by the Shoestring Band and a kids fishing event. The event will also feature a book signing by Ron Cooper, author of This Is My Trail Too, who walked 835 miles on the Trail of Tears.

The open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure the public has 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 the park directly at 573-290-5268.

Trail of Tears State Park is located on Highway 177 near Jackson, Mo. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-290-5268. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For more information: 573-751-1010