Lone Elk Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon defends exploring state-county parks option with St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-defends-exploring-state-county-parks-option-st-louis-county <p><a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D)&nbsp;is defending his decision to explore the possibility of the state jointly running several county parks in <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/">St. Louis County</a> that are being targeted for closure.</p><p>The parks in question include<a href="http://ww5.stlouisco.com/parks/loneelk.html"> Lone Elk Park </a>in West County, home to wild elk, turkey, deer and buffalo.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/members/mem01.htm">State Senator Jim Lembke</a> (R, Lemay) is questioning whether the governor has the authority to enter into such an agreement. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:32:19 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon defends exploring state-county parks option with St. Louis County