When MPA was founded in 1982 at a time of crisis for state parks, its leaders recognized the need for a richly illustrated book that would inspire an appreciation of each of our parks and historic sites and of the system as a whole as special places worthy of Missourian's love, enjoyment, and protection. The result was Exploring Missouri's Legacy: State Parks and Historic Sites (1992), considered by many to be the finest state park book in the nation.
A newly updated edition of that remarkable book is now available, and those who have seen it regard it as better even than the first edition. Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy boasts more than 500 new color photographs and fully revised essays including eleven new parks, taking readers on a captivating tour through Missouri's natural, cultural, and historic treasures. Co-published by Missouri Parks Association and Missouri Life, this collection draws upon the expertise, experience, and passion of MPA leaders, and illustrates Missourians' enduring commitment to their extraordinary system of parks and historic sites.
To purchase a copy of the 416-page book online, select "MPA Member $40" or "MPA Non-Member $50" in the box below and click the Buy Now button.
To purchase the book by check, make check payable to Missouri Parks Association for $50 (MPA member, including shipping) or $60 (Non-MPA Member, including shipping) and mail to MPA Manager Marian Fleischmann, 32875 Mount Hope Road, California, MO. 65018. Be sure to include your email and shipping addresses.