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A Publication of the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department - March/April 2016 

Local Missouri Master Naturalists Win in 2015!

Nominate An Outstanding Volunteer

Attention adults and youth, individuals and groups: the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is accepting nominations for its Outstanding Volunteer Awards through March 18, 2016! Citizens are encouraged to nominate qualified volunteers by submitting a St. Charles County Parks Outstanding Volunteer Nomination Form to the department before the March deadline. The Outstanding Volunteer Awards will be presented to the winners at the Parks Department’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Night on Thursday, April 14, as part of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Learn more about our Outstanding Volunteer Awards and complete a fillable form today! Interested in becoming a park volunteer? Visit us at to learn about all the fun volunteer opportunities

Annual Egg Hunt And Special Hunt Planned For Children At The Youth Activity Park On March 19

Enjoy Annual & Special Egg Hunts 

Don’t miss out on all the egg hunt fun at the Youth Activity Park this year! On Saturday, March 19, children from around the region will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to noon, as well as a new Egg Hunt for Special Needs Children from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park located in Dardenne Prairie. Space is limited at this community event for children, so pre-registration is suggested. Children 12 years and younger can participate. Learn more about each Egg Hunt and don’t forget to register your child today! The annual Egg Hunt is $5 per child and the new Egg Hunt for Special Needs Children is free. If you have additional questions, contact the parks department at 636-949-7535.

2016 Park Activity Guide has information about all the programs, activities, classes, and special events the parks department has to offer for the entire year.

Check Out 2016 Park Activity Guide

Learn about all the programs, activities, classes, and special events the parks department has to offer the entire year! To view the 2016 Park Activity Guide, visit to view a digital version. This interactive guide also allows you to register online for all your favorite park events! Sign up for free and fee-based programs, Ranger-Guided Hikes, volunteer opportunities, special events, school field trip visits to the park, and much more! Back by popular demand, we’ll also be hosting free movies at Heritage Park and Music and Food Truck events again this year! Pre-registration is encouraged for most programs. For more information about a specific event, please call us at 636-949-7535.

Know Trail Etiquette before you ride or walk in the parks.

Know Trail Rules & Etiquette

The St. Charles County Parks Department builds and maintains more than 41 miles of trails for visitors to enjoy throughout its many parks. There are 3 types of trails that are featured within the parks system: paved, hiking and biking, and multi-use, so it’s important to know trail rules and etiquette when visiting. Also remember, to avoid extensive damage, trails may be open to foot traffic only during freeze/thaw conditions. To learn the status of our trails before you visit, please call the park info hotline at 636-707-0011 or view the updates on our website at

St. Charles County is part of the greenway network.

Citizen Input Needed 

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is helping spread the word -  Great Rivers Greenway (GRG) needs YOUR input! In an effort to update their strategic plan, GRG is asking citizens to take an online survey before March 14. The GRG network connects people to parks, rivers and communities throughout St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and St. Louis City. The organization wants to hear about the greenway experiences of citizens to date and how they may want to volunteer or get involved in the future. Please pass the survey link and info on to your network! 

Published by: St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-7535,  

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