MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Park Aide

As a park aide, you will assist full-time staff in the daily operations of a facility during the spring, summer and other high-use periods.  Work may include providing information to the public, cleaning restrooms, mowing grass and collecting litter.

About Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Battle of Athens State Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picnic or camp. But today’s peace belies the site’s history as the place where the northernmost battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred, when about 500 Union soldiers repelled nearly four times their number of pro-Southern State Guardsmen. The site includes interpretation and tours of the battlefield as well as a number of historic buildings, including one that was pierced by a cannonball during the battle.