Parks & Recreation

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department offers unique parks, diverse facilities and a broad range of programs and special events for all ages to enjoy, in addition to features that enhance the region's historical and natural environmental heritage. A number of amenities are available for use by groups, families, and individuals at each of the St. Charles County parks. Included in this are picnic shelters, camping facilities, and indoor lodges that can host weddings, family functions, and business conferences.


2017 Total Eclipse in the Park
Join us for three special events on Aug. 21, 2017. Reservations available soon! Join our efforts and be a part of the most memorable event of 2017!

Tips for Playing Pokémon Go! at St. Charles County Parks


We hope everyone is having a lot of fun playing Pokémon Go! in the parks! To help you stay safe on your journey, here are a few guidelines and tips to follow while playing Pokémon Go! in St. Charles County Parks:
  • Please respect park closing times. St. Charles County Parks are open from 7 a.m. until a half-hour after sunset.
  • Some park areas that have a Pokéstop, Gym or Pokémon may be reserved by other park guests. When park areas are marked as "Reserved," please do not intrude on those guests.
  • Whether driving or on foot, be aware of your park surroundings and proceed in a safe manner while searching for Pokémon in the park. Be aware that other park guests may be using the roadways and paths as well. Feel free to use our parking lots and non-reserved picnic areas to stop and get one's bearings before proceeding on to the next Pokémon.
For additional safety tips, visit the official Pokémon Go! site.
Register Online
Our online access is back and better than ever! Now you can check the availability of or reserve a park facility, enroll in an activity, make a lodge reservation payment, view upcoming reservation or activities, and much more - all from the comfort of your home or anywhere you have Internet access! Just click on the button below.
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Photography Policy and Special Authorization Form
Learn about the department's Professional Photography Policy (PDF). Professional photographers seeking to take portraits, group photos, or conducting a photography project for a profit shall make a request using a Special Authorization Form (PDF) through the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department. The Special Use Permit named in the policy has been superseded by the Special Authorization Form.