News Release 001

Planning meeting scheduled for Big Lake State Park

Volume 39-001 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Missouri State Parks will hold three public meetings to seek input regarding the redevelopment of Big Lake State Park in Holt County.

The meetings will be held Jan. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mound City RII Middle School in Mound City; Jan. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the campus of Northwest Missouri State University at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship room 1323 in Maryville; and Jan. 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Remington Nature Center of St Joseph, 1502 MacArthur Drive, in St Joseph.

Representatives from the Missouri State Parks will present options under consideration for the park’s redevelopment as a result of the damaging Missouri River flooding. Staff will discuss proposed plan options, answer questions and receive comments. The public is invited to share comments and ideas regarding the park plans. Information from the meeting will be used in formulating proposals and long-range development objectives.

Following the meetings, the plans will be available for review for two weeks at mostateparks.com. An online survey will allow public input on plan alternatives. The public may also comment on the plan by emailing the Department of Natural Resources at moparks@dnr.mo.gov.

The public meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites.

Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the department toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).

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