The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house Aug. 11 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. In conjunction with the open house, the park will also host Bug Day, which features fun family activities focused on the world of insects. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house and Bug Day are free and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the park’s visitor center.
Representatives from the park will be on hand to review recent activities and projects at the facility, including storm damage cleanup, renovation of the Scout camp area, re-route of a section of Virginia Day Memorial Trail, creation of walkway to Walnut Grove Shelter, and the upcoming Alta Shelter restoration. Visitors will be invited to share comments regarding park operations, services, and future plans for development.
Bug Day activities will follow a mysterious insects theme with a mystery theater show featuring Sherlock Holmes-inspired Inspector Insector at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Other bug day activities will include exhibits, games, crafts, and an insect zoo. These activities will be fun for all ages.
This open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park is located 20 miles west of St. Louis on Highway BA, between U.S. 40 and Highway 100. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly 636-458-3813. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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