Public invited to share ideas during an informational meeting regarding Roaring River State Park May 27

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Volume 37-141 For Immediate Release: May 20, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- In an effort to ensure that the public has input regarding services provided in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an open house on Wednesday, May 27, for Roaring River State Park near Cassville and Big Sugar Creek State Park near Pineville.  The open house will be held at Roaring River State Park's Emory Melton Inn and Conference Center (River View Room) from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Recent accomplishments at Roaring River State Park, such as the renovation of the stone walkway around the spring pool and falls area, the new carpet in the inn and the construction of a new park store, along with future plans at both parks will be highlighted at the open house. In addition to the Department of Natural Resources' staff, representatives from the Missouri Department of Conservation, which operates the hatchery, and MO PARKS, Inc., which operates the park concessions at Roaring River State Park, will be on hand to talk with attendees. Visitors are welcome to ask questions or comment on the parks' facilities and services. 

Roaring River State Park is located eight miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 417-847-2539 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at