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Special Events, Exhibits and Meetings
Event/Exhibit/Meeting Date
News Releases
Feb. 1 - March 31 Watkins Woolen Mill celebrates Black History Month with special exhibit
March 1-April 30 Battle of Pilot Knob presents a new exhibit: Why This Valley?
March 1 until Full Annual Katy Trail Ride Registration Now Available
March 9,16,23 Bennett Spring Offers Winter Photo Walks in March
March 21 Van Meter State Park to hold volunteer meeting March 21
March 23 Crowder State Park hosts a Spring into Spring Hike March 23
March 23 Washington State Park hosts a volunteer work day March 23
March 23 First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site offers a special session on surveying March 23
March 23-24 Arrow Rock State Historic Site hosts War of 1812 Symposium
March 28 Jazz Storytellers come to the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center March 28
March 28 Van Meter State Park to be renamed Annie and Able Van Meter State Park
March 29 Popcorn and a Movie at Prairie State Park March 29
March 29 State historic preservation council to consider national register nominations March 29
March 30 Crowder State Park hosts a Spring Volunteer Day March 30
March 30 Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site hosts Dutch oven cooking for beginners March 30
March 30-31 Roaring River State Park hosts Birding Boot Camp March 30-31
April 1-Oct. 31 Graham Cave State Park offers discovery backpacks for hiking
April 1. 2019 - Dec. 31, 2020 Missouri State Parks participates in Missouri Civil War passport program
April 2, May 7, June 4, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 Katy Trail State Park offers tram tours for seniors
April 3 Jefferson Landing hosts Landing After Hours – Memorial, Memory and the Missouri State Museum April 3
General News
Date of Press Release  
02/25/2019 Bennett Spring State Park redirects traffic to park’s main entrance
02/11/2019 Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Central Railroad receive negotiation extension for Rock Island Line Corridor
01/28/2019 Department Announces Community Art Contest Winners
12/21/2018 Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site opens new exhibit
12/18/2018 State of Missouri celebrates the legacy of Pat Jones
12/17/2018 Missouri State Parks announces 2019 grant round for outdoor recreation grants
12/06/2018 Missouri State Parks announces grant round for outdoor recreation grants
11/09/2018 Missouri State Parks announces $2 rate increase for campsites with electricity
11/09/2018 Missouri State Parks announces $2 rate increase for campsites with electricity
10/12/2018 Drought Update
10/05/2018 Drought Update
09/28/2018 Drought Update
09/25/2018 Drought Update
09/21/2018 Drought Update
09/21/2018 Missouri State Parks seeking bid applications for a concessionaire at Montauk State Park
09/14/2018 Drought Update
09/10/2018 Drought Update
08/31/2018 Drought Update
08/28/2018 Drought Update
08/27/2018 Drought Update
08/27/2018 Drought Update
08/20/2018 Drought Update
06/07/2018 Missouri State Parks announces Centennial Passport Program winners
05/25/2018 Missouri State Parks kicks off the swimming recreational season during Memorial Day Weekend
05/15/2018 Missouri State Parks seeks to recruit and hire more veterans
04/30/2018 Finger Lakes State Park main entrance to temporarily close for lake dam renovation
03/05/2018 Anglers celebrate 2018 trout season opening in Missouri State Parks
01/22/2018 Public Comments on Closed Missouri State Parks' Properties Now Available Online
01/18/2018 Missouri State Parks Soliciting Bids for Food and Resale Concession Operation at St. Joe State Park
11/3/2017 Missouri State Parks extends Centennial Passport program
9/22/2017 Missouri Crews Return from Helping with Florida Cleanup
09/12/2017 Missouri Crews Heading to Florida to Help with Cleanup
07/21/2017 Missouri State Parks is increasing awareness concerning mosquitoes
06/30/2017 Tick study under way at Meramec State Park
11/04/2016 Missouri State Parks offers early camping reservations for 2017 solar eclipse
08/12/2016 Missouri State Parks designates new wild area
12/08/2015 Missouri State Park Ranger earns national Park Ranger of the Year Award
10/07/2015 “The Battle of Island Mound” wins two Emmy Awards from NATAS Mid-American Chapter
6/5/2015 Nine of Missouri’s state parks and historic sites awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence