Missouri State Parks announced today that, because of its ongoing popularity across the state, the Centennial Passport program has been extended until April 9, 2018.

Missouri State Parks announced today that, because of its ongoing popularity across the state, the Centennial Passport program has been extended until April 9, 2018.

The original deadline was Oct. 31, 2017. The new deadline date commemorates the state park system’s founding on April 9, 1917, and gives Passport participants an additional six months to complete the program.

The extension applies to both the printed passport and the digital passport formats.

All of the rules remain the same, except for the deadlines:

Printed - Completed passports must be presented to park/historic site staff for verification by close of business on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Digital - To be eligible for a prize package, passports must be completed by close of business on Monday, April 9, 2018.

Grand Prize drawings will now be held on May 15, 2018.

Go to mostateparks.com/passport for more information about the Centennial Passport Program.

A wide variety of information about Missouri's state parks and historic sites is available atmostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.