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New State Park On-Line Comment Period Now Open

Missouri State Parks hosted the first of three public meetings last night to provide information and seek comment on the future of Ozark Mountain State Park.

“The meeting was very well attended. Phil Lilley and I actually had to wait in line to enter the building. The crowd was very pro-park. If there was anyone in the room opposed to the park, they were doing a good job of hiding it,” said Brandon Butler, CFM Executive Director. “I am looking forward to speaking with attendees tonight at the Bryant Creek meeting in Ava.”

Here is a link to a local news report from the meeting: http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Locals-weigh-in-on-the-future-of-Ozark-Mountain-State-Park-at-Branson-meeting–461974623.html

Bryant Creek State Park is 2,917 acres of forest alongside beautiful Bryant Creek. The park exemplifies Ozark character, with a crystal clear stream running through a scenic landscape. The public meeting is tonight.

Bryant Creek State Park
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ava Community Center

108 Northeast 2nd Ave., Ava, MO 65608

Jay Nixon State Park is 1,200 acres of high-quality woodland-glade habitat in the St. Francois Mountains Natural Area. The public meeting is Thursday.

Jay Nixon State Park

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park
148 Taum Sauk Trail, Middlebrook, MO 63656

Here is a link to Talking Points for New State Parks from the Missouri Parks Association.

http://www.confedmo.org/new-state-parks-talking-points/

Online comments are now being accepted. If you cannot attend a meeting in person, please click on the link below and provide your comments.

https://mostateparks.com/page/70456/closed-state-park-properties

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