Broemmelsiek Park is 494 acres of natural beauty, equipped several large lakes for fishing and more than 7 miles of multiuse trails for hiking, biking, and equestrian use! It also features a 4.7-acre off-leash dog area with a large pond for dogs to splash around and play. This popular dog park was voted "Best Dog Park" in the region and it's the place for the annual Paws in the Park celebration!
It also features a unique Astronomy Viewing Area, which is the 1st of its kind in St. Charles County. Every Friday night, weather permitting, the skies come alive as members of the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri (ASEM) offer public viewings, beginning at dusk.
Named in honor of the family of Jack Broemmelsiek, this park is rich in St. Charles County history. The home where Jack Broemmelsiek and his family lived for more than 30 years has been transformed into a visitors center.
In addition to the cluster and large picnic shelters previously available the following amenities were added in 2015:
Broemmelsiek Park Visitors Center
Once the home of Jack and Betty Broemmelsiek, this beautiful facility is open to guests during park hours and serves as a park information center and ranger office. The visitors center features a spacious back porch outside that overlooks Betty’s Lake and a grand fireplace inside. If you're looking for a unique space to host your next special event, family function, or staff meeting, don't forget to check out the large meeting room that is situated on the far side of the visitors center. The meeting room seats 50 guests comfortably and comes equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and sink. Tables and chairs for are included with the rental, but linens and decorations are not provided. Reserve the meeting room from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for $150 per day with a $100 damage deposit.
Hilltop Group Area
For gatherings and special events requiring space for groups up to 300, the Hilltop Group Area at Broemmelsiek Park offers a perfect setting. Situated high atop a hill in the park, the group area features two oversized shelters with four grills, ceiling fans, electric, and separated by a large paved courtyard with a spacious fire pit area. Visible from the shelters is a large playground that features two oversized fort-like playsets, swings, roundabout, and much more! The facility may be reserved throughout the year for $300 per day (9 a.m. till park closes).
Specialty Picnic Shelter #7
Specialty Shelter #7 accommodates 150 guests and features stunning views of Betty’s Lake. Equipped with two barbecue grills, ceiling fans, electric, and a large fire pit, this oversized shelter provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Rent this lakeside shelter for $175 per day (9 a.m. till park closes).
From Highway 40/61, exit at the WingHaven Boulevard (Highway DD) interchange and go south on Highway DD for approximately 4 miles and turn right into the park entrance. An additional entrance is located on Wilson Road for the dog park and small fishing lake.