Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Public invited to share ideas at Long Branch State Park Open House, June 22

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house on Saturday, June 22 at Long Branch State Park in Macon. The open house will be held at the Long Branch
Marina Store from 4 to 6 p.m.

Recent activities at Long Branch State Park include the new seawall north of the swim beach, State Park Youth Corps, prescribed burning, and improved sites for tent camping in the campground. Park staff will also discuss future plans at the park and present an overview of the park and its resources with a question and answer session to follow. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park and its facilities.

This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input to 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 660-773-5229.

A visit to Long Branch State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Long Branch State Park is located two miles west of the U.S. Highway 63 and 36 junction in Macon County. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.