October 19, 2015
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535 or cell 636-795-1137
St. Charles County, Missouri – The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department has launched Rainout Line, a new and improved system that gives citizens accessible, accurate, and up-to-date information about the status of County Parks, including park amenities and special events, during repairs/maintenance or poor weather conditions. Now, citizens can sign up to receive text messages and email alerts to learn the condition of park trails, Off-Leash Dog Areas, programs, boat ramps, and more! Guests may also call our new Rainout Line number, 636.707.0011, to get park updates, as well as download the mobile app on their phones or tablets to get status alerts, or view the info on our website app, located online at www.stccparks.org.
“We want to make it convenient, fast, and simple for our guests to find out about park closures before they come out to a park,” said St. Charles County Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer.
For more information about the new St. Charles County Parks Rainout Line, call 636.949.7535. Please note: the former Closure/Cancelation Information Hotline will be forwarded to the new Rainout Line system.
The St. Charles County’s vast regional parks system offers 11 unique parks to visit, a variety of diverse facilities to rent and a broad range of programs and special events for all ages to enjoy. The Parks Department is committed to enhancing the natural & cultural heritage of land throughout the county, while preserving resources for public enjoyment. Promoting Recreation Naturally, the department has more than 41 miles of paved, natural and multi-use trails for hikers, bicyclists and equestrian use; six rustic cabins, 10 basic and 31 primitive campsites; a large Youth-Group Camping Area; multiple ponds, lakes, rivers and fishing streams; Eco/Nature Playground; two Off-Leash Dog Areas; historical museum, displays, homes and interpretive areas; an Astronomy Viewing Area; the only certified Nature Explore Classroom in St. Charles County; three disc golf courses; boat ramps that access two major rivers; skate/bike course and rock climbing wall; picnic shelters; playgrounds; a lodge banquet facility and a contemporary conference center.