News Release 165

Open House planned at Grand Gulf State Park Sept. 21

Volume 39-165 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Members of the public are invited to an open house on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer. Representatives from the park will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park and its facilities. An informal program about black bears will be presented at the conclusion of the meeting and an astronomy program will be held later in the evening. The meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure that the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites.

A visit to Grand Gulf 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.

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 417-264-7600. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.