News Release 080

Open house planned April 17 at Fort Davidson State Historic Site

Volume 39-080 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MARCH 28, 2011 – You are invited to bring your ideas to an open house and informational meeting on Sunday, April 17 at Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob. The open house will begin at 3 p.m. in the site's visitor center, followed by an informational meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will address issues related to both the historic site and Elephant Rocks State Park near Graniteville.

Representatives from the historic site will be on hand to provide information about the facilities and to answer questions. Agenda items will include an update regarding the facilities, planned improvements at the sites and a recap of the year's accomplishments. The public is invited to share comments about the facilities and current operations. Improvements that will be discussed include paving part of the Engine House Trail at Elephant Rocks State Park and completing a short flat gravel and dirt trail (Brogans' Trail) for exercise use at Fort Davidson State Historic Site. Staff will also discuss the ongoing process to preserve the fort walls.

The informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort to ensure the public has input on services and facilities offered in state parks and historic sites.

Fort Davidson State Historic Site's visitor center is located on Highway 221 in Pilot Knob. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling Fort Davidson State Historic Site at 573-546-3454 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit