Missouri Parks Association is a non-profit citizens organization – independent and non-partisan – dedicated to the protection, enhancement and interpretation of Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites.
Our association began in 1982 when Missouri parks and historic sites were in desperate need of more commitment and support from the state. Missouri Parks Association has taken the lead to secure voter approval of the Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, one-tenth-of-one percent sales tax that provides funding for Missouri state parks and historic sites and soil and water conservation efforts. The tax is divided equally between the two efforts. This funding, approved by voters yet again in 2016, now assures basic financial support for parks but must be approved again by 2026.
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