The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold Family Play Day Sept. 19 in St. Francois State Park. The event includes outdoor activities throughout the day, followed by a concert.
The park is on the east side of U.S. 67, north of Bonne Terre.
The free event begins at 1 p.m. in the ball field at the day-use area. Visitors to the park will receive a map of the area with different stations for each activity and may visit as many stations as they want. Activities will include creek exploration, Wiffle® ball and scavenger hunts. Naturalists will lead geocaching, fishing and bird watching activities at designated times. Participants will leave with many ideas on how to spend time outdoors together as a family.
Wild Heart will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. for a family-friendly concert in the campground. The Emmy award-winning group is known for educational songs about nature. Bring a lawn chair for the concert.
For more information, contact the park at 573-358-2173 or the DNR toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).