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A Publication of the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department - May/June 2019

Parks Close Due to Flooding 

Parks Close Due to Spring Flooding.

Three St. Charles County Parks situated along the swollen Mississippi and Missouri Rivers have been closed due to major spring flooding. Bangert Island in St. Charles, Hideaway Harbor Park in Portage des Sioux and Riverside Landing in St. Charles are closed and will remain closed until further notice. Please check our Rainout Line or call 636-707-0011 for park closure updates. 

New Campsites Open at Indian Camp Creek Park

More campsites open at Indian Camp Creek Park.

Eight new campsites are now open at Indian Camp Creek Park in Foristell! Each campsite is limited to two tents with a maximum of five guests, features a picnic table and fire ring, and costs $10 per night to reserve. Located just past the Group Camping Area in the park, the new sites are near composting restroom facilities and a nearby water source.

There are several ways to reserve a campsite:

  • Call the Parks Department at least one day prior to the reservation date at
    636-949-7535, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday – Friday.
  • Visit us online at at least four days prior to the reservation date.
  • Walk-in and reserve any available campsite by paying with cash. Fee envelopes with easy step-by-step instructions are available at the information area.

Enjoy your stay!

New Activity Guide Available 

New May-Aug. 2019 Park Activity Guide is available!

Your guide to summer fun is here! The latest 2019 Park Activity Guide features information about upcoming programs, camps, special events and hands-on activities planned in our parks through August.

Whether it’s a free family hiking event, an exciting fishing camp, a full-day summer camp, an extreme sports class, or a special event in the park, the Parks Department has something for citizens of all age and interests.  

Coming up: Don’t miss our 2019 Daniel Boone Home Brew Fest from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at The Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance. Participants 21 years and older will enjoy unlimited tastings from local breweries and homebrewers in a souvenir tasting glass, listen to music from the Silver Creek Bluegrass Band and Skylark Brothers Band and purchase food from the Noto Pizza Food Truck, all in our scenic historic village setting. New this year: the homebrewer with the 'best tasting beer' will get to brew and serve their winning recipe at Good News Brewing in O’Fallon. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and include a ticket for a tour of The Historic Boone Home. Designated driver tickets are free. To purchase tickets, call the park at 636-798-2005 or register online.

Experience FREE Yoga in the Park  

Experience FREE Yoga in the Park!

Get active by nature at Yoga in the Park from 8 to 9 a.m., every Saturday, June through September, at Veterans Tribute Park in Weldon Spring. This new program promotes community health, energizes the body and gives citizens of all ages a sense of inner peace. Participants will be stretching and moving during the class and are encouraged to wear loose fitting clothes, bring a mat or towel, and water to drink. Those interested in attending should meet near the grassy area next to Shelter #3 in the park. Yoga classes are free and registration is not required. For more information about the class, call
636-949-7535 or visit

Celebrate National Trails Day at Broemmelsiek Park 

Celebrate National Trails Day at Broemmelsiek Park.

Celebrate National Trails Day from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at Broemmelsiek Park in Defiance. This family-friendly event is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and make family memories. Guided, interpretive hikes and bike rides on the scenic trails begin at the top of each hour. Participants should bring a bike and helmet.

And as an added bonus, the Alpine Shop is sponsoring some off-the-trails fun with canoeing and kayaking on Betty’s Lake.  Water crafts and life jackets are available for use.
National Trails Day is free! For more information or to register, call 636-949-7535 or register online.

More Events and Important Dates

May 10: Stargazing  
May 11: Mother’s Day Tea
May 17: Stargazing
May 17: Late Skate and Ride
May 17: Mountain Bike Night Ride
May 17: Storybook Walk
May 18: Trunk Sale
May 18: Home Brew Fest
May 24: Stargazing
May 26: Pop-Up Ranger-Guided Bird Walk
May 29: Bubble Bus Fun
May 30: Home School Day
May 31: Stargazing
June 1: National Trails Day
June 1: Yoga in the Park
June 1: Phenological Walk
June 7: National Boone Day
June 7: Phenological Walk
June7: Stargazing 
June 8: Rivercane Heritage Workshop
June 8: Yoga in the Park 
June 9: Disc Golf Clinic
June 10-14: Nature Camp 
June 10-14: Camp YAP
July 10-24: Skateboarding 101 & 102
June 12: Youth Fishing Camp
June 14: Stargazing
June 15: Father’s Day Grill Out
June 15: Yoga in the Park
June 14: Mountain Bike Night Ride
June 14: Stargazing
June 19: Youth Fishing Camp 
June 21: Late Skate and Ride
June 21: National Go Skateboarding Day
June 21: Stargazing 
June 22: Yappy Hour
June 22: Yoga in the Park 
June 24-28: Park Explorer Kids Club
June 24-28: Camp YAP
June 28: Mountain Bike Night Ride
June 28: Stargazing
June 29: Sunset Sizzler
June 29: Yoga in the Park
June 30: Beginner Kayak Classes
June 30: Intermediate Kayak Classes
June 30: Pop-Up Ranger-Guided Bird Walk
June 30: Dark 2 Dawn Trail Run
July 5: Phenological Walk
July 5: Stargazing
July 6: Phenological Walk
July 6: Yoga in the Park
July 8-12: Camp YAP
July 9-23: Scooter 101 & 102
July 10-24: Skateboarding 101& 102
July 10: Youth Fishing Camp
July 11-25: BMX 101 & 102
July 12: Stargazing
July 13: Hands-On Heritage: Soap Making
July 13: Yoga in the Park
July 16: Mountain Bike Night Ride
July 19: Late Skate and Ride
July 19: Stargazing
July 20: Yoga in the Park 

July 22-26: Daniel Boone Home Day Camp
July 22-26: Camp YAP
July 26: Youth Fishing Camp
July 26: Stargazing
July 27: Movie in the Park
July 27: Yoga in the Park 
July 27: Beginner Kayak Classes
July 27: Intermediate Kayak Classes
July 28: Pop-Up Ranger-Guided Bird Walk
July 29-Aug. 2: History Explorer Kids Club
July 31: Youth Fishing Camp 

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