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County parks hosting special ‘girls only’ event

Calling all ladies ages 12 and older. The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an exclusive “Ladies in the Park” event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at Broemmelsiek Park, 1795 Hwy. DD in Defiance.

Archery in Broemmelsiek Park
Ranger Ashley Maue doing archery in Broemmelsiek Park (Source: SCC Parks)

Led by rangers Abigail Chambers and Ashley Maue, this first-time event in the park is packed with a variety of outdoor activities, including:

  • archery
  • stand-up paddleboarding on the 13-acre lake
  • hiking along the 11 miles of natural and paved trails
  • Dutch-oven cooking over a campfire
  • nature journaling

In between all the action, participants will gather at Shelter #7 in the park to take a break for brunch. Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.

This girls-only event is perfect for mothers and daughters, sisters, friends, individuals, Girl Scouts and other organizations. The cost is $15 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To make a reservation, call the Parks Department at (636) 949-7535 or visit

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