Visitors can explore the Phase Three Development at Broemmelsiek Park at a free Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon.
St. Charles County Parks and Recreation recently completed several improvements to the park, including the addition of a Visitor's Center, a group picnic area that seats up to 300 guests, a lakeside pavilion and an interpretative area on the history of agriculture in the community.
Earth Day festivities, which are being presented by the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection and the parks department, will include crafts, games, guided hikes and a plant swap.
Those looking to take an active role in protecting the environment can lend a helping hand with a volunteer planting project at the new agricultural area. Recycle Works will also be accepting electronic items for recycling at the Visitor's Center.
Broemmelsiek Park is a 494-acre park located on Hwy. DD near Hwy. 40 in St. Charles County. It features fishing, hiking, bicycling, playgrounds, picnic shelters and an off-leash dog park. The park also offers an Astronomy Viewing Area, where members of the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri host a Friday night stargazing session (weather permitting).