Plans for the new O'Day Park include an amphitheater, activity center and more.Map courtesy City of O'Fallon.
The City of O’Fallon is moving forward on two major projects designed to increase the recreation options available to families in O’Fallon, Missouri, and the surrounding area.
The city plans to break ground on expansion of the popular Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center later this year, with an anticipated opening date of Memorial Day 2018. The popular aquatic center is often filled to its capacity of 450 visitors on hot summer days; the proposed expansion will increase capacity to 900 visitors. The expansion will include the addition of a new splash pad, a zero-depth entry pool, water features and a longer lazy river.
The city will also break ground later this year on O’Day Park, which is located on Hwy. DD southwest of Hwy. 40. Plans for the park include an amphitheater, walking trail, group camping area, conference center, adventure playground with water features, dedicated space for teens and more. Land for the park was donated to the city by a family in 2001. The park is expected to open approximately 18 months after the groundbreaking. View a site plan for the project.
“We’re so excited to bring O’Day Park to south O’Fallon,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “This 55-acre park will combine the best of the beautiful natural terrain with fantastic, family-friendly amenities including an amphitheater, a system of natural and paved trails, a beautiful lodge and an amazing playground that’s unlike anything we have in this region. We really believe that when O’Day Park opens it will become one of the most popular parks in all of St. Charles County.”
Both projects were made possible by the passage of Proposition Parks, which authorized the city to issue approximately $20 million in bonds, to be paid back using a .02 cent property tax increase (per $100 assessed valuation). For more information about Alligator’s Creek and other O’Fallon Parks, visit ofallon.mo.us.