News Release 142

Bring Your Ideas to an Informational Meeting at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site on Aug. 28

Volume 39-142 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 28 at the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site near Lawson. The informational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Visitor Center and Museum.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting, including proposed improvements to the bicycle and walking trail. Visitors are invited to share comments on the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site’s services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the Missouri State Parks to ensure that citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

A visit to Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site 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 100MissouriMiles.com. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site is located off Interstate 35, seven miles east of Kearney, off Highway 92 on Highway RA. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the Watkins Woolen Mill State Park & State Historic Site at 816-580-3387. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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