After 24 years of serving the St. Charles County community and beyond, the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department continues to grow. Created in 1997, our mission is to preserve both natural and historic features throughout the county. Today, the county’s 17 parks continue to attract locals and tourists alike. Some of our most sought-after amenities include the nation’s largest asphalt pump track and state’s largest outdoor skate course; over 62 miles of natural, paved, and multi-use trails; paddle share rental stations; white silica sand beaches in Historic Missouri Wine Country; 19th century homesteads listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a heritage museum; primitive camping cabins and campsite facilities; four disc golf courses; and many multi-use pavilions.
As a comparatively young Missouri parks system, the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department already has received many national honors, including UDisc’s Best Missouri Disc Golf Course 2021, Central States’ 2021 Award of Merit from American Society of Landscape Architects for the unique design and implementation of Veterans Tribute Park, and St. Louis Magazine’s St. Louis A-List 2021 Best New Attractions in Nature Play.
Kinetic Park will host the region’s first-ever 2021 Red Bull UCI Pump Track World Championships Qualifier July 31; spectators of all ages can join the fun from noon-10 p.m.!
Whether you’re a history buff, enjoy camping, hiking, biking or fishing, or looking for a place to hold that special wedding, there’s something for everyone in St. Charles County Parks.
Watch for new park developments coming soon to Kinetic Park, Riverside Landing, The Park at New Melle Lakes, College Meadows Park, Broemmelsiek Park, and Indian Camp Creek Park.
Follow them on Facebook @StCharlesCountyParks for details about activities special events, volunteer opportunities, and more. Visit stccparks.org for information about each park, including amenities and trails.