The county held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 11 to officially celebrate the opening of the park."The St. Charles County Parks Department continues to build a legacy by developing a popular, growing regional park system," said St. Charles County Park Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer. "Towne Park will be the 10th St. Charles County park opened to the public since 2000."
Donated by the late Betty Towne, the property was to be preserved and turned into a public park. The property boasts a reconstructed 1800s historical homestead, formerly known as the "Pink Plantation." For its efforts to restore the homestead, the parks department received the 2007 McReynolds Award from the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.
For more information about Towne Park, visit www.stccparks.org or contact the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636-949-7535.
Kids interact with a re-enactor during the opening weekend for Towne Park. Photo courtesy of St. Charles County Parks.