St. Charles County Parks and Recreation shares details for new park.Photo courtesy St. Charles County Parks and Recreation.
Wentzville Parks and Recreation has opened a new park in the heart of Wentzville. Heartland Park, which opened in May, is located at 100 William Dierberg Dr., Wentzville, MO, 63385.
The park is home to a boardwalk, walking trail, wetland area and three pavilions. Visitors can follow interpretive signs along the boardwalk for a walking tour. The park also features four athletic fields (two synthetic turf and two grass). The fields are equipped to handle soccer, football and lacrosse.
Fundraising has begun for phase two of the park. Future phases promise trails connecting to Holt High School and Progress Park, lighted soccer and football fields, age-specific playgrounds and picnic shelters. At its July 22 meeting, the Wentzville Board of Aldermen approved a new project that will partner the city with Unlimited Play, a nonprofit organization, to build a universally accessible, all-inclusive playground at Heartland Park. For more information on the park’s current offerings, field rental and future plans, visit wentzvillemo.org.
St. Charles County Parks and Recreation is also moving forward on a new 120-acre park at Pitman Hill and Kisker Roads. Earlier this summer, residents were given the opportunity to see the conceptual plan. Park plans include a disc golf course, fishing lake, off-leash area, rain garden and more. A design and engineering firm could be selected as early as this fall.
“Typically, it takes a year to complete the engineering and design phase and another year to complete the development of the park, barring there are no weather construction delays,” said Nancy Gomer, a spokesperson for St. Charles County Parks and Recreation. “With that being said, the park is anticipated to open by the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.”
Visit www.sccmo.org for the latest updates on the park at Pitman Hill and Kisker Roads.