Preamble and Mission Statement

The purpose of the Preamble and Mission Statement is to provide guiding principles for each park and historic site. The Preamble establishes a narrative on the history and significance of the park or site and sets the stage for the Mission Statement; which provides long-term direction for the facility and is dictated by the significant natural, cultural and recreational resources available on site. In general terms, the Mission Statement outlines how the park or site is to function in the future and will address the three elements of Missouri State Park’s Mission.