Words from the Parks Director
As we say goodbye to one successful year and look forward to the next, it’s a great feeling to be able to reflect on significant achievements. For the St. Charles County Parks Department, 2022 proved to be an exciting one! It marked our 25th anniversary and we celebrated by opening new parks adding new amenities, and providing a myriad of enjoyable programs and special events throughout the year.
To mark the occasion, we unveiled a new logo and tagline to rebrand and promote our park offerings. The new tagline is “Built by Nature. Rooted in History. Made for Play.” These three phrases epitomize the county’s unique parks, diverse facilities and broad range of programs and special events, as well as the region’s historical and natural environmental heritage.Graham St. Charles County Parks Director
Since our founding in 1997, our mission has been to preserve and protect natural areas and provide greenspace for future generations, to protect the historic resources found within our parks, and to create opportunities for people to engage in nature and activities while having fun. This mission is as vital today as it was at the time of our founding, and our new logo and tagline will remind us of this mission for years to come.
This past year was a tremendous one for the department and we hope you were able to enjoy aspects of what we have to offer. I want to share with you the top five things that we, as a department, have been proudest of this year. We hope you are as excited about them as we are!
Top 5 St. Charles County Park Events from 2022:
1. Opening of Oglesby Park – Oglesby Park marks the 18th County park to be opened to the public. This nearly 200-acre park features a large playground, shelters, lakes and both natural and paved trails. It was designed, constructed, and opened in under seven months and it is a beautiful addition to our park system.
About the Parks Department
The St. Charles County Parks & Recreation Department was created in 1997 after voters approved a local use tax with the sole purpose of park land acquisition, development, operations, and maintenance. The department’s mission is to preserve natural and historic features in areas throughout the county for the use of future generations. Today, the department has 21 parks, of which 18 are open and three are in reserve, totaling 4,197 acres of acquired park land. From historic homesteads to a skate park; from camping, hiking, biking, and fishing to weddings and educational classrooms, there’s something for everyone in St. Charles County Parks. For more information and specifics about each park, amenities, trails, and more, visit stccparks.org.
2. Riverside Landing Park Opens – Riverside Landing Park opened this past spring after about a year of construction.The new park features RV camping with electrical hookups, a free public access boat ramp, scenic overlooks, and a playground. It has been very popular with campers who want to get away and camp along the Mississippi River and is an attraction for both sport and recreational boaters.
3. Blueway Trail Network Opens – St. Charles County has opened the first part of the Blueway Trail Network. This first section, the Dardenne Blueway, is on the Dardenne Creek from 370 Lakeside in St. Peters to Riverside Landing Park. It enables kayakers and canoers to enjoy nature from a new perspective and has been a rousing success. St. Charles County Parks and our municipal partners look forward to expanding the Dardenne Blueway to provide additional routes in the future.
5. BikeFest 2022 – For the second consecutive year, Kinetic Park has hosted a Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier event. This event brings riders from around the world to St. Charles County to race and attempt to win an all-expenses paid trip to the World Championship. This year, the winners go to Lima, Peru, to compete in a World Championship. New this year, we also hosted a USA Pump Track Championship Qualifying event. These two races bring national attention to Kinetic Park and St. Charles County and have been a great success.
We are proud of these past accomplishments and look forward to new developments and activities in 2023. We are excited about continuing to grow and provide the outstanding facilities, programs and parks thatour residents and visitors have come to expect throughout our 25 years of serving the citizens of St. Charles County.
Bangert Island Park
Broemmelsiek Park College Meadows Park
Flatwoods Park Heritage Museum
Hideaway Harbor Park
The Historic Daniel Boone Home Indian Camp Creek Park Kinetic Park
Matson Hill Park Missouri Bluffs Park
The Park at New Melle Lakes Quail Ridge Park Riverside Landing Park Towne Park
Veterans Tribute Park
GENERAL PARK HOURS
7 a.m. to 30 minutes past sunset, Monday - Sunday
201 N. Second Street - Suite 510, St. Charles, Mo 63301 636-949-7535
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Friday
1630 Heritage Landing, St. Peters, Mo 63303 636-255-6000
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday 12-5 p.m., Sunday
THE HISTORIC DANIEL BOONE HOME
1868 Highway F, Defiance, Mo 63341 636-798-2005
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday
7801 Town Square Avenue, Dardenne Prairie, Mo 63368 636-278-1248
Labor Day Weekend to Memorial Day Weekend Hours: 12-8 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday Summer Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., daily
FRIDAY NIGHT PUBLIC STARGAZING
Discover the stars and constellations on clear Friday nights through the largest public-viewing telescope in Missouri and other complex scopes in the park! Join the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) at the Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy Viewing Area for free educational programs for the entire family. Programs begin 30 minutes past sunset and can last into the night. Advanced registration is requested for groups of 10 or more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit asemonline.org for more information.
Our Park Rangers are ready to take your group on an unforgettable hiking experience through any St. Charles County park of your choice. Hear about park history, plant and animal life, and learn fun nature facts to impress your friends! These group hikes are great for meeting merit badge requirements for scouts or just getting outside to explore what the St. Charles County Parks system has to offer. Hikes are available year-round on a first come, first served basis, and are $2 per person per hour. Specific requests are considered for an additional fee. Hikes are best if limited to groups of 24. Call our administrative office to make a reservation today!
Schools, scouts, homeschool and church groups with children ages 4-12 can find unique educational experiences in our parks! These exciting nature and history-based programs can include a nature hike, park history, plant and animal life exploration, fishing and aquatic life, forest ecology, and more! Pack your lunch and pick your favorite park and activities, and then we do the rest! Cost is nominal per hour. One of the most popular destinations is the 3-acre Certified Nature Explorer Classroom at Towne Park.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home also offers unique field trips for children ages 9 and up. These two-hour sessions can include fire starting, animal signs, black powder, trade and bartering, historic construction, carpentry, and a craft. Cost is $8 per child.
Don’t forget the new educational opportunities at the Heritage Museum! These 90-minute history-based programs allow guests to explore St. Charles County history to the fullest, while giving them a behind-the-scenes look at the world of museums! Participants explore our collection of heritage artifacts and learn the importance of preservation. Cost is $5 per person.
To schedule an outreach program in any park, call our administrative office at 636-949-7535.
DATE NIGHT AT THE HERITAGE MUSEUM
Enjoy an evening in the park with your friends or that special someone! We’ll provide a candlelit table, music, games, and s’mores to prepare over the roaring campfire. Bring your dinner, drinks, blanket, and a flashlight. After dinner, enjoy walking through the new exhibit, “The American Revolutionary War in the West,” at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum in St. Peters. This event is for ages 18 and up; cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.
The sugarin’ season is upon us at The Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance! Join us at this sweet event to learn historic and modern tree-tapping methods and taste sweet treats from the trees. Kids and adults alike will enjoy trying their hand at the brace and bit and yoke carry, as well as watching reenactors boil sap at our sugar camp. Be prepared to visit with our vendors, try samples and purchase some delicious treats to take home. This program is free and open to all ages. Dress for the weather!
Who did it?! You and your friends will have a fun evening testing your detective skills at our fourth annual dinner theatre experience at Klondike Park in Augusta. Located in the heart of scenic Historic Missouri Wine Country, the park’s Meeting Facility will become the “murder scene,” and it will be your task to figure out who did it. Who knows what will happen that night? The program is $30 per person and is open to participants 18 and over. Non-alcoholic drinks provided; cash bar, courtesy of a local winery, will be available. Happy hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Preregistration is required.
Join us for the FREE annual Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt at St. Charles County Kinetic Park in Dardenne Prairie! There will be separate egg hunts for ages 3 and under, 4-6, and 7-12. Each egg hunt will have a special golden egg, and the lucky discoverers will win a grand prize. Bring a basket and keep a lookout for our special bunny guest hopping around the park! There also will be games, face painting, prizes and much more. Registration is limited; pre-registration is required by March 29. Sorry, no walk-ins are allowed. Adaptations are available for children with disabilities.
PUPS IN THE PARK
Join us at St. Charles County Kinetic Park in Dardenne Prairie for a waggin’ good time at Pups in the Park! Bring your furry friends to explore local doggy vendors, games and much more! All dogs must remain leashed in the park. This event is free. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, April 20.
EARLY BIRD WALKERS
Grab your walking shoes to get your steps in at St. Charles County Kinetic Park in Dardenne Prairie! Access the park before the facility opens, from 8-10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in April. Complimentary coffee will be available. Pets are allowed until the park opens.
A Perfect Park for a Perfect Day.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a party of hundreds, there’s a St. Charles County park to make your dreams of a perfect wedding come true.
questions, more information, or to set up a tour of our wedding venues, call the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or email email@example.com.
Bring a flashlight and a sense of wonder to experience the full moon on this one-hour hike with Park Rangers. Participants will enjoy the beauty of the full moon and learn moon facts. All trail surfaces are paved and are not steep. Follow program directional signs to the meeting locations. Pre-registration is requested. In the event of bad weather, this program will be canceled.
Bald Eagles flock to Missouri in the winter months and Riverside Landing in St. Charles is the perfect place to watch them! Join our Park Rangers at the park’s scenic overlook where spotting scopes and binoculars will be available for viewing. Childfriendly eagle activities and a toasty campfire add to a perfect family outing.
Enjoy the outdoors while stepping into the past. We will hike the moderately difficult Hays Trail at Matson Hill Park while delving into the history of the area and the pioneers who walked the land. After exploring the hillside, take a peek inside the Daniel Boone Hays Home to look at the interpretive displays, architecture and historic artifacts. Pre-registration is required.
Celebrate your special someone, as well as your love of the outdoors! During this moderately strenuous 1.5-mile hike on the rugged trails at Klondike Park. We will stop at a beautiful overlook where participants will receive chocolates, strawberries, hot cocoa, and listen to or read a small sampling of provided poetry meant to warm the heart. Pre-registration is required.
WALK THROUGH THE SEASONS
Hiking the same trails over and over may sound boring, but the change in the seasons will always bring something new to see. On this ranger-guided hike, we will walk the same 3 miles along the natural surface trails at Broemmelsiek Park to see the seasonal changes and discuss how it affects the plants and animals living in varying habitats and ecosystems. Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Pre-registration is required.
All ages Free
LOCATION TIME DATE
BR - Visitor Center 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15
BR - Visitor Center 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12
*Watch for our Summer and Fall Park Activity Guide for future dates.
Celebrate the first day of spring by learning facts and myths about the vernal equinox and observing the first signs of spring. Park Rangers will lead this 2-mile hike for ages 5 and up. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Dress for the weather, wear good hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Meet at the Hilltop Shelter at Broemmelsiek Park. Pre-registration is requested.
TRAIL WORK DAYS
Calling all volunteers! Give back to the community by making a mark on a St. Charles County park. The department needs your assistance this spring with the development and maintenance of park trails. Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and bring a pair of gloves. Lunch is provided to all who lend a helping hand. Pre-registration is requested.
All ages Free
LOCATION TIME DATE
MB 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 11
MB 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 15
GOLDEN HOUR HIKE
Gather your friends and family to experience the most beautiful hour of the day in the parks. Discover the natural beauty of the outdoors on a 1-3 mile guided hike with a Park Ranger. Trails are a mix of paved and natural surface. During this free program, participants look for and learn about plants and wildlife at different parks each month. Follow the program directional signs to the meeting location. Space is limited! Pre-registration is requested.
All ages Free
LOCATION TIME DATE
KL - Birding Area 6:30-7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 25
IC - 3rd Parking Lot on Loop 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 29
NM 7-8:15 p.m. Sunday, April 23 TW 7-8:15 p.m. Monday, April 24
OG - Shelter 1 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 26
POETRY IN THE PARK
Be inspired by the beauty of our St. Charles County parks! We will leisurely walk and observe select areas of our parks while stopping to listen to hand-selected poems that illuminate our surroundings. Bring a journal and a pen to create as we ponder the beauty in our midst. Pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather.
Preserving green spaces for our plants and wildlife is very important, so celebrate Earth Day with the Park Rangers! On this 2.5-mile hike around Quail Ridge Park, enjoy the park’s beauty, learn how to be good stewards of Earth, and take home native flowering plant seeds. Dress for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes and bring water. Pre-registration is required.
Join the St. Charles County Heritage Museum for a lecture series with Robert Mueller, a State Historical Society of Missouri’s Distinguished Service Award winner. Learn about the development and role of the Milice (militia) and formal military personnel during the pre-Louisiana Purchase period, with particular emphasis on the role of Ste. Genevieve’s men during the Battle of Fort San Carlos in May 1780, at the “Citizen Soldiers and the Military of Colonial Ste. Genevieve” lecture Saturday, Feb. 11. Explore the mid-Mississippi valley horticulture prior to the Louisiana Purchase and the influences it had on the gardening and agriculture, town and agricultural land usage, equipment used, typical clothing, foods, and excerpts from travel writers of the time period at the “Colonial Gardening and Agriculture” lecture Saturday, April 22. Pre-registration is required.
NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS: SUNCATCHERS
Get creative with nature! Adults and children ages 6 and up will make a variety of arts and crafts from natural elements and recycled materials. Meet Park Rangers at the Broemmelsiek Visitors Center, where you’ll receive supplies and instructions to make beautiful artistic creations. In this session, you’ll make suncatchers from items you can find around your home. They will look great hanging in a window or as an ornament! This kid-friendly program is $2 per person; pre-registration is required.
6 and up $2 per person
LOCATION TIME DATE
BR - Visitor Center 12-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
LILA, LIFE OF A MISSOURI SLAVE
Visit with “Lila” and learn about slavery on the Missouri frontier. “Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave” is performed by Angela da Silva at 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. in the Old Peace Chapel at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. In addition to the presentations, guests may visit with “Lila” from 12-5 p.m. to hear her other compelling stories. Presentations by and visits with “Lila” are free. Pre-registration is required.
LOCATION TIME DATE
DB 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
DB 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday, March 12 DB 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday, April 9
Grab a friend and join us in designing a charcuterie board at the Landhaus at The Park at New Melle Lakes! Learn how to make arrangements, choose delicious pairings and make edible art. After creating your masterpiece, you can take your platter home and share with family and friends… or not! We won’t judge! All food will be provided, but please be mindful of your allergies as there will be dairy and nut products on site. There also will be tastings from local vendors. Participants 21 and over are welcome to bring alcoholic beverages. Cost is $25 per person; pre-registration is required.
BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS
On a cold winter’s morning, there’s nothing like having a breakfast of black oil sunflower seeds, or maybe a hot cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll. Your choice, of course, would depend upon whether you’re a bird or a human! So, while the birds feed outside on the seeds, we’ll enjoy coffee and sweet rolls inside and discuss common winter birds in Missouri. You’ll learn how to identify feathered friends like woodpeckers and sparrows and rare winter birds, like the snowy owl and red-breasted nuthatch. Pre-registration is required.
Get a dose of Missouri history when you experience an inspirational walk back in time at A Visit with Daniel and Rebecca Boone. As you tour the historic home where the Boones once lived, you will meet and visit with these famous Missourians portrayed by Colonel Robert Pecoraro and his wife, Shirley, National Association for Interpretation Volunteer Award winners. Daniel and Rebecca’s lives were filled with joy, happiness, hardship, and tragedy, yet they survived and persevered as partners for 56 years. The interpreters will discuss life on the frontier and you’ll view a collection of original antique weapons and accoutrements from the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Admission to the Boone Home is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 60 and up, and $5 for children ages 5–12. Active and retired military and children 4 and under are free.
A VISIT WITH DANIEL AND REBECCA BOONE AGE
DB 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
DB 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
NATURE EXPLORER PROGRAM
Children 5 and under love becoming little explorers as they learn and play in the park! Bring your adventurous tots out this spring for a short hike, story time and activities. Each month, Park Rangers teach children about new topics such as birds, mammals, reptiles, insects and more! The cost is $3 for each monthly program. Children should dress for the weather and must be accompanied by an adult during the entire program. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.
PIONEER WOMEN: SUGARING SEASON
Pioneer women held many roles on the frontier, several of which differed with the seasons. This winter, visit The Historic Daniel Boone Home for a hands-on experience finishing off maple sugaring while cooking, sewing and chatting fireside. We’ll even sample some of the day’s cooking successes! Space is limited; cost is $20 per person. Pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather!
LOCATION TIME DATE
BR - Visitor Center 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8
BR - Visitor Center 10-11 a. m. Wednesday, April 5
5 and under $3 *Watch for our Summer and Fall Park Activity Guide for future dates.
BR - Visitor Center 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26
Come on out to The Historic Daniel Boone Home to hear written accounts of frontier life that have been preserved over time while learning how to make your own leather journal to take home. Park Rangers will provide all the supplies needed for your journal-making and guide you in creating your first entry from the setting of the beautiful historic village. Space is limited; cost is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required.
NATURE ARTS AND CRAFTS:
Get creative with nature! Adults and children ages 6 and up will make a variety of arts and crafts from natural elements and recycled materials. Meet Park Rangers at the Broemmelsiek Visitors Center, where you’ll receive supplies and instructions to make beautiful artistic creations. In this session, we will be crafting surprisingly convincing trees from just a paper bag! You can decorate them however you wish as we start looking forward to spring! This kid-friendly program is $2 per person; pre-registration is required.
PIONEER WOMEN: HEARTH, SONG, AND SEW
Pioneer women held many different roles on the frontier. Much of their work was hard and tedious, yet many made the best of it through music, ingenuity, and friendships. Join other women in this hands-on hearth cooking, music making and sewing program at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. Space is limited; cost is $20 per person. Pre-registration is required.
Interested in starting a garden this spring? Join our Park Rangers at the Broemmelsiek Visitor Center for a beginner’s class on how to get the most out of your vegetable garden or the process of starting up a beautiful pollinator garden of your own! Pre-registration is required.
FIELD METHODS IN ECOLOGY
Ecology is a discipline of wildlife science that seeks to understand the relationship of plants and animals to one another as well as the landscape that supports them. Field Methods in Ecology is a field course designed to teach budding young biologists and other interested parties the basics of wildlife fieldwork. You will learn about various methods of sampling, such as coverboard and transect surveys for reptiles, aquatic trapping for fish and amphibians, and spot count surveys for birds. Throughout the hike, participants will make observations and collect data, which will be discussed and analyzed as if participating in a real-life biological field study. Pre-registration is required.
Archery is safe, fun, and teaches focus, self-control, and discipline. At this program for adults and children 8 and older, participants will learn the basics of archery with the help of Park Rangers. After a time of instructions, put your knowledge to the test while practicing shooting skills using recurve and compound bows. Space is limited! Cost is $2 for each session; pre-registration is required.
Archery is safe, fun, and teaches focus, self-control, and discipline. At this adults-only program, participants will learn the basics of archery with the help of Park Rangers. After a time of instructions, put your knowledge to the test while practicing shooting skills using recurve and compound bows. Space is limited! Cost is $2 for each session; pre-registration is required.
Cancellations 15 calendar days or more prior to the start of an activity, camp or program will result in a refund minus a 15 percent processing fee. Refunds are not issued for amounts less than $20. Cancellations 14 calendar days or less from the start of the activity, camp or program will result in no refunds. This information is on your receipt.
During inclement weather, stay up to date on the status of County parks, trails, activities and more through the Rainout Line. Visit stccparks.org to view or sign up for the app, or call 636-707-0011.
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FAMILY FRIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM
Family Fridays are back at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum! Join Park Staff every second Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each Family Friday will have a different program geared toward children and families. Programs may include a story time, tour, craft, game and more!
with the Parks Department
The St. Charles County Parks Department needs volunteers to help with the development and beautification of our parks! We have plenty of volunteer opportunities that can accommodate individuals, families, school groups, businesses and organizations.
If you’re interested in volunteering, visit our website to download a Volunteer Enrollment and Agreement Form or call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535 for more information!
Agricultural Education Garden
The Agricultural Education Center at Broemmelsiek Park is a large garden with raised beds for vegetables, medicinal plants, and fruits. Meet our Horticulture team and get introduced to the site 8-11 a.m. on Wednesdays. After that (or if you’re already familiar), you are invited to come out to the garden at any time to work, even when staff is not present.
Watch Dog Program
The Parks Department is thrilled with the tremendous popularity of our off-leash dog areas. Due to their high use rate, we’re seeking volunteers that can assist us in keeping the areas safe and beautiful for years to come. While enjoying the facilities with their pets, volunteers will help ensure that the posted rules are followed and share information with fellow dog lovers on proper park etiquette, health care, and safety issues. Watch Dog volunteers will have the training to spot aggressive dogs, identify unsafe situations and inform us of their findings. If you are interested, contact Ranger Ashley Maue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trail Work Days
The Parks Department schedules periodic maintenance work days to keep our natural trails in pristine condition throughout the year. During scheduled work days, help remove downed trees, level worn paths, and remove barriers. Prior experience is not necessary to participate, as you’ll receive instruction on proper use and safety led by experienced supervisors. Volunteers should wear sturdy boots and bring a pair of gloves. Lunch is provided to all who lend a helping hand.
• Special event staffing
• General clean-up within the park boundaries
• Lake, stream and river-bed clean-up
• Habitat building / maintenance (birdhouse construction, etc.)
• Horticulture and forestry assistance (mulching, weeding, etc.)
• Wildflower seed collection and sowing
• Interpretive program presentation
• Historical collection, preservation, and interpretation
• Additional projects as proposed by the organization
ATHLETICS & COMPETITIVE
Competitive teams are forming now for our annual Washers Tournament at the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame at Quail Ridge Park. Test your skills against the area’s best players as teams compete for cash prizes. Registration and practice time is 10:30 -11:45 a.m., the day of the event; tournament begins at noon. Players must be at least 16 years old. Cost is $25 (cash only) per team of two and day-of registration only. Food and drink are available for purchase. Spectators are welcome.
INDOOR DISC GOLF PUTTING LEAGUE
Keep your disc golf skills sharp this winter by joining the St. Charles County Parks Department and the St. Charles County Disc Golf Club every Tuesday night in January and February for the Indoor Disc Golf Putting League at the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame building at Quail Ridge Park. Participants of all abilities will have the chance to putt five times at each basket and get in three rounds at each station, while earning points toward Smokin Ace’s vouchers and cash prizes. Points for each station will be determined by distance and difficulty. Divisions include Pro, Amateur, Women, and Juniors. Food and drink will be available for purchase; no outside food or drinks are allowed. Cost is $10 (cash only) per week per player; children ages 12 and under are free.
AGE FEE 16 and older $25 per team of two LOCATION TIME DATE QR 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21
5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
SHAMROCKIN’ & ROLLERBLADIN’
Calling all rollerblade fans! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced blader, join us at Shamrockin’ & Rollerbladin’ at St. Charles County Kinetic Park to learn all things rollerblading with a St. Patty’s Day twist! Bring your blades, helmet and wear something green. Cost is $10. Pre-registration is required.
LATE SKATE FOOD DRIVE
Give back to your community by joining us for Late Skate Food Drive at St. Charles County Kinetic Park. Riders must bring two items of canned food to donate to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry at Immaculate Conception of Dardenne. In return, participants will have access to Kinetic Park after hours, 8-10 p.m. A parent-signed waiver and helmets are required to ride. For more information, call the park at 636-561-4964.
Grab your bike, a light and hit the trails at night! Join St. Louis Area Mountain Bikers (SLAMB) and Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) for a new season of night rides in our parks. These challenging rides are free and are open to experienced cyclists. All riders must wear a helmet and have a 600-lumen light to participate. Check the Rainout Line at 636-707-0011 for the program status before heading to the park on the day of the event.
Load up your bike and let’s go! This Park Ranger-led, 26-hour bikepacking trip begins at Bike Stop Café in downtown St. Charles and will take you 25 miles along the historic Katy Trail to scenic Klondike Park in Augusta. After arriving at the park, riders set up camp for the night. In the morning, everyone rides back to St. Charles together. Riders must be 16 years of age and older to participate and bring their own food and camping equipment. This ride is rain-or-shine and guaranteed to be a good time! The cost is $10 to cover the campsite and firewood. Pre-registration is required.
Bangert Island Park
Broemmelsiek Park College Meadows
Indian Camp Creek Park Kinetic Park
Quail Ridge Park
Bring a partner and join us for our second annual College Meadows Disc Golf Doubles Glow tournament at College Meadows Park. This 18-hole contest features illuminated baskets to mark the course of mixed short and long holes that travel in and out of the woods and open fairways. Cash payouts and Closest to Pin prizes will be awarded. The event is limited to 36 teams. Cost is $20 (cash only) per team and day-of registration only; a limited amount of LED lights will be available for purchase. Both partners must be present to register. Registration is 7-8 p.m., and the competition kicks off at 8:15 p.m. with a shotgun start.
For women who like mountain biking and brunch, this event is for you! You’ll meet Park Rangers at Bangert Island Park, where you’ll ride 4 miles of natural surface trails throughout the park alongside the Missouri River. Then you’ll bike the 1-mile trail into town to enjoy brunch at the Bike Stop Café, and afterward, ride back to Bangert Island. Bring funds for brunch. Mountain bike and helmet required. Pre-registration is required.