News Release 152

Outdoor Discovery Day, anniversary celebration planned for Sept. 14 at Crowder State Park

Volume 39-152 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The third annual Fall Outdoor Discovery Day will be held at Crowder State Park on Saturday, Sept. 14. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the event will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at the lake parking lot.

The event will feature interactive nature displays and demonstrations, face painting, nature crafts, a nature trivia contest and outdoor recreation demonstrations such as Dutch oven cooking and archery. At 2 p.m., there will be a celebration of Crowder State Park’s 75th Birthday. Crowder State Park was created in 1938 as a commemorative park dedicated to the memory of Major General Enoch H. Crowder.

The event will also feature concerts by Wildheart at 1 and 3 p.m. Emmy Award Winning educators and entertainers, Jan and George Syrigos capture young audiences with a strong science message on wildlife, habitats and natural history. These concerts are made possible by a grant from the Missouri Arts Council and from local donations.

Fall Outdoor Discovery Day at Crowder 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, 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 Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 6. For information on the event, call the park at 660-359-6473. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.