Weston Bend State Park in Platte County will close on April 2 at 5 p.m. and will last until April 30.
 
The closures come “out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent events” and are set to address overcrowding and concerns regarding public safety, according to a statement.
“We understand the importance of physical activity and getting outside during this unprecedented time,” said Mike Sutherland, director of DNR’s Division of State Parks. “However, we have to make changes to operations at some facilities, due to overcrowding, to ensure public safety.”
 
Other Missouri State Park closures include: Watkins Woolen Mill State Park in Clay County, Castlewood State Park and Elephant Rocks State Park. St. Joe State Park will close off-road vehicle riding area. Gates to individual parking lots may close at all state parks when the lot reaches capacity.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Parks, trails and playgrounds at Platte County Park maintained facilities ARE NOW OPEN.  Please practice proper social distancing while using the parks.