In addition, he is a founding member of the Columbia Missouri Trail Association, a group dedicated to the development and maintenance of trails in the Columbia area.
As trail coordinator, he is now responsible for providing statewide oversight for the trails of Missouri’s state parks and historic sites. Nagy says that he is passionate about trails because they can be used by almost everyone and do not require any kind of special equipment. “They are a great resource for people to get outside and enjoy,” he said. “A lot of people might not realize they have great trails right in their backyard.”
Nagy loves not only spending as much time as possible outdoors himself, he also enjoys getting others outside – especially those who are not traditional users of parks. “As a member of state parks, I want to help make trails accessible to all people who come and visit the awesome park system we have in Missouri,” he said.
There are more than 1,000 miles of trails in Missouri’s state parks. If you are trying to decide which one you'd like to visit first, access the Trails of Missouri State Parks interactive map at and head to mostateparks.com for more information.