Parks & Recreation

COVID-19 Latest News (Updated May 20, 2020)

The St. Charles County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles will reopen to the public on Friday, May 29. Normal operating hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, will resume but with access limited to the first floor. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building. View release for more information.

Staff in the Parks Department offices at the Administration Building will be available by appointment. Please call 636-949-7535.

This website will be updated daily, when necessary, to reflect any changes in facility or department services. The public is encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. Thank you.

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020, the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department began to roll back restrictions. While parks remain open for outdoor recreation, guests are required to continue to follow social distancing and CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As of this date, restrooms, camping, cabins and group camping have reopened to the public. Shelter and indoor facility rentals have resumed with restrictions—online reservations are limited to shelters, individual campsite and cabin registrations only; The Grand Pavilion, indoor facility and group camping reservations must be made by calling our office at 636-949-7535. The Heritage Museum has opened, limited tours of The Historic Daniel Boone Home are available, park programs have resumed, and Paddle Share Rentals have officially opened. The Youth Activity Park will open to the public Monday, June 1. Dog parks, playgrounds, drinking fountains and the camping kitchen and showers at Klondike Park will remain closed. Follow us on Facebook at or check out our Rainout Line for up-to-date information about park closures. Thanks, and be well friends.

Earlier Information

To protect the health and safety of the community, the St. Charles County Government Administration Building where our offices are located closed effective at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Staff remain on-site to conduct business, answer telephones, and assist customers with processing items online. Stay healthy and safe, and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the St. Charles County Department of Public Health page or call the Information Hotline at 636-949-1899. 

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The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department, St. Charles City-County Library and St. Charles County Historical Society are working together to document the effects the pandemic is having on our community. If you are a St. Charles County resident or live in a surrounding community, consider participating in this historic initiative by sharing your experiences. Personal narratives submitted will be recorded in history and serve as an educational tool for future generations.
To contribute, visit and answer a short questionnaire about your experience during the pandemic. All submissions will be added to an online digital collection and serve as a historic database. Hard copies of the form will be available at each location when these organizations are able to reopen.
For more information, visit or call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535.

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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.

Learn About Veterans Tribute Park

Discover all the exciting amenities this 120-acre park has to offer, including a destination playground for children of all abilities, a walking and biking trail system, fishing lakes, a dog park, play fields, and more! The park's Veterans Memorial Garden, which honors St. Charles County soldiers who died in service to our nation since World War I, opened in November 2019.