St. Charles County Parks Foundation

Who We Are

The mission of the St. Charles County Parks Foundation is to provide financial and volunteer support for parks in St. Charles County. Our core goals are to preserve, enhance, and support the development of park land in St. Charles County by:

  • Heightening citizen awareness of our parks and amenities
  • Acting as advocates for parks with minimal support from government agencies
  • Creating and supporting a sustainable coalition of partners for parks
  • Nurturing an appreciation of a healthy lifestyle and outdoor recreation 
  • Providing financial support for the parks developed and operated by St. Charles County

The St. Charles County Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Opportunities to Donate

Donations and commemorative purchases can be made by clicking on the buttons below. Please see additional instructions below for ordering Veterans Tribute Park Commemorative Pavers. Checks and money orders can be dropped off in person or mailed to: St. Charles County Parks Department, Attn: Parks Foundation, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301. 

For more information about the programs below, please call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535. Thank you for your support!

General Donation
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and support the Foundation's efforts.

Veterans Tribute Park Commemorative Pavers
The St. Charles County Parks Foundation is proud to offer a Commemorative Pavers Program at Veterans Tribute Park. The pavers are a touching way to honor those who served and will be placed on the walkway in front of the park’s Veterans Memorial Garden. Each 4” x 8” paver is $100 and includes up to three lines for a message with a maximum of 13 characters per line (punctuation and spaces count as characters). 

To order your commemorative paver, please download and complete this form and click on the submit button to send by email. Please download the form to your desktop FIRST, and then complete it. You also can drop off or mail a completed form to the St. Charles County Parks Department, Attn: Parks Foundation, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301.Payments by check or money order can be submitted with the form, or made online through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Once payment has been processed, Parks staff will be in touch about your order. 

Commemorative Bench
Leave a lasting impression in a St. Charles County Park by purchasing a commemorative bench with a custom plaque mounted on the front. The forest green bench is made of steel with cast iron arm rests and comes with a 10-year warranty. Benches are available in designated locations in all 15 parks currently open to the public.

The benches are $1,500 each. 

Commemorative Tree
Our commemorative tree program allows you to honor loved ones or celebrate all of life's special events while giving back to nature. For each commemorative tree purchased, members of the St. Charles County Parks staff will plant your tree and provide all necessary horticultural care to promote healthy growth. Each tree is planted in the fall or spring and has a 10-year guarantee from the planting date. Most of the commemorative trees are native to Missouri, making them better suited to withstand the weather extremes of the area. Soon you will be able to track your special tree with our tree inventory system online. No personal items may be left at commemorative tree sites. 

Commemorative trees cost $300 each

Foundation Board Members

Board members provide leadership and counsel to ensure citizen awareness of County Parks, create and support a sustainable coalition of partners for the parks, and much more. If you are interested in serving on the board, please read more and download an information application (PDF).

  • Ruth Mellor, Chair
  • Robert Pecoraro, Vice-Chair
  • Debra Erickson, Secretary
  • Ryan Graham, Ex-Officio
  • Tom Borich
  • Mary Glascock
  • Ashley Ling
  • Hanh Nguyen