Missouri seeks public input into future of 2 area state parks

(AP)   Missouri State Parks officials are considering the future of three new state parks, including two area parks, that have sat dormant because Governor Eric Greitens' administration believes they were purchased secretly.

The state bought Byrant Creek State Park in Douglas County, Ozark Mountain State Park in Taney County and Jay Nixon State Park in Jefferson County during the administration of Democrat Governor Jay Nixon.

Leaders of the parks department are seeking public comment on the parks' future from December 4th through December 15th. The department is also planning three public meetings next week.

Connie Patterson, spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch selling the parks is one option being considered.

The Sierra Club is seeking a 30-day extension of the public comment period, saying 11 days isn't enough.

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