Image courtesy St. Charles County Parks and Recreation.
The St. Charles County Council has selected a name for a new park expected to open this summer. Veterans Tribute Park, a 120-acre county park located between Pitman Hill and Kisker Roads, will honor service men and women from St. Charles County who have died while serving their country.
Veterans Tribute Park will include a Memorial Garden and flags honoring the five branches of the armed forces; organizers are considering plans to relocate a World War I monument currently located at the St. Charles County Historic Courthouse to the park as well.
The new park, which is situated close to residential development, will feature two stocked lakes, an off-leash dog park, picnic shelters, and walking and biking trails. Veterans Tribute Park will also be home to a destination playground for children of all abilities, which will include an interactive water play feature, music play, adventure play with climbing features, inclusive swings and a hillside slide. A silo currently on the property will be incorporated into the playground’s design. A boardwalk running alongside it will provide visitors with scenic views of the park and the playground.
Ninety acres of the park are under development; the remaining 30 acres are reserved for future development. The $7 million project is being financed through St. Charles County’s Parks Fund. For more information, visit sccmo.org.