News Release 125

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392

July 10, 2014 Volume 42-14-125 

Informational meeting at Prairie State Park July 23

Jefferson City, Mo. - The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting at Prairie State Park on Wednesday, July 23. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the park’s Regal Tallgrass Prairie Nature Center.

Park representatives will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share comments and suggestions about park services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input regarding the facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

At 7 p.m., guests will be able to view a short documentary created by Missouri State Parks on the story of the Battle of Island Mound, the first time African-American troops engaged in Civil War combat. Portions of the movie were filmed at Prairie State Park. The Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site near Butler, Mo, is one of Missouri State Parks’ 87 state parks and historic sites.

Prairie State Park is located 17 miles west of Lamar on Hwy. 160 to State Road NN. Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 417-843-6711. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


Celebrating 40 years of taking care of Missouri’s natural resources. To learn more visit www.dnr.mo.gov.