Toronto On Sept. 28, Toronto State Park will officially become Cross Timbers State Park, reflecting the mix of post oak and blackjack oak woodlands that form the striking Kansas landscape that surrounds Toronto Reservoir.
A grand opening ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.
Volunteer projects will be conducted throughout the park all day, and the celebration will be highlighted by the following guided activities:
native tree planting in the campground area;
stone step building at the Ancient Oaks of the Cross Timbers Trailhead;
flight pen construction for the Raptor Rehabilitation Center;
development of a butterfly garden area;
celebration of National Public Lands Day.
Cross Timbers State Park is located 12 miles west of Yates Center in the gently rolling terrain of the Verdigris River Valley.