Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Informational meeting scheduled at Katy Trail State Park Oct. 12

English: A map of Missouri showing the route a...
A map of Missouri showing the route and extent of the Katy Trail State Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Katy Trail depot in Hartsburg. The focus will be on Katy Trail State Park with an emphasis on the section from Portland to the Missouri River at Boonville. The meeting, which is from 1 to 3 p.m., will be held in conjunction with the annual Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, at the Katy Trail State Park informational booth. 
This public meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure that citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites. The public is also invited to stop by the booth to get more information about Katy Trail State Park throughout the festival Oct. 13-14 from 9 5 p.m.  For more information on the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival, visit
A visit to Katy Trail 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, Gov. 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.
Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend can make arrangements by calling 573-449-7402.For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.