Veterans Tribute Park
Join Us: Veterans Day Ceremony and Opening of the Veterans Memorial Garden
1-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
Veterans Tribute Park, 1031 Kisker Rd., Weldon Spring, MO 63304
St. Charles County Government, the St. Charles County Veterans Committee and the St. Charles City Veterans Commission invite you to honor and recognize those who have served our country at this special ceremony that marks the opening of Veterans Memorial Garden at St. Charles County’s Veterans Tribute Park.
Master of Ceremonies:
Councilman Mike Elam, District 3
County Executive Steve Ehlmann
Lt. Col. Samuel W. Kline, Fort Leonard Wood
Honor Wall Tribute:
Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, City of St. Charles
Mayor Len Pagano, City of St. Peters
Mayor Nick Guccione, City of Wentzville
- Patriotic children’s activities by the St. Charles County Parks Department, St. Charles City-County Library, and St. Charles County Veterans Museum
- “Support Our Troops Care Package Drive,” sponsored by the St. Charles County Government Veterans Best Practices Working Group
Overlooking the park’s two lakes, the garden includes a Veterans Memorial Plaza (rendering below) with the names of St. Charles County soldiers who died in service to our nation engraved on stone panels. A Tribute Walk leading up to the memorial will feature interpretive panels covering conflicts from the time St. Charles County was organized in 1812 to present day, along with plantings that bloom or have vibrant color at the end of each war.
Commemorative pavers for the Veterans Memorial Plaza area are still available from the St. Charles County Parks Foundation. For questions, please contact the Parks Department at 636-949-7535.
About the Park
Veterans Tribute Park is the only County park of its kind surrounded by residential development in a suburban setting. There is something for everyone! The park officially opened on Oct. 20, 2018.
A destination playground for children of all abilities encompasses social/emotional, physical, sensory, cognitive, and communication development. The playground is divided into zones: interactive and motion-activated water play; music play; adventure play with climbing features; inclusive swings; and a hillside slide.
A walking and biking trail system spans 1.6 miles, wrapping through and around the park. Two lakes are stocked for catch-and-release fishing.Three non-reservable, open-play fields totaling 6 acres make perfect locations for pick-up games and activities.
A 3-acre off-leash dog park is divided into small and large dog areas. A raised boardwalk extends from the historic 1916 silo on the property and past the playground to allow beautiful views of the lakes through a canopy of trees.
The signature lakeside Sammelmann Shelter accommodates more than 100 guests, and two additional shelters accommodate 100 guests each.