Educational Sites and Outreach

Educational Playground

The area's only Certified Nature Explore Classroom at Towne Park is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn outdoors.

Historic Educational Agricultural Area at Broemmelsiek Park

The 4-acre Educational Agricultural Area (above) serves as an outdoor interpretive site that focuses on the history of agriculture in St. Charles County, and it features a variety of crops, shrubs and trees that were harvested in the County. It’s open to the public and serves as a learning experience for the community. On occasion, department staff will host educational demonstrations on site. Many volunteer gardeners are needed to help with the heirloom and traditional planting and upkeep of the area, which consists of dye and herb gardens, orchards, an assortment of nut trees, array of flowering shrubs, perennials, and 3-acre corn maze. Interested volunteer gardeners should contact the Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or by email.

Historic Sites

St. Charles County Parks have several historic sites available for field trips and tours, including The Historic Daniel Boone Home.

Park School Field Trip Opportunities

For a nominal fee, the St. Charles County Parks Department offers a variety of educational outreach opportunities in our parks. Teachers looking for unique experiences for their students to participate in during the fall and spring months are invited to register for an exciting class field trip to a St. Charles County Park. Towne Park is one of our most popular park destinations because it’s home to the only Certified Nature Explore Classroom in St. Charles County and one of only a few in the region! These fun outdoor experiences give children ages 4–12 the opportunity to participate in nature and history-based activities while exploring the park. Contact us at 636-949-7535 and we will help plan the perfect experience for your group

Ranger-Guided Hikes

Let’s explore the outdoors together! The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department offers hiking programs that are suitable for adults and youth groups throughout the year. These popular guided-hikes provide a fun quality learning experience for all ages! Register for a standard hike that focuses on park history and native plants and animals that live in Missouri, or request a personalized hike that fits your needs. Get connected with nature and learn about St. Charles County Parks while participating in a ranger-guided hike through one of our 15 scenic parks. Call 636-949-7535 or email for more information.