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Towne Park

Balance Area

Playset

Pond

Sand Area

Shelter

Woman Demo

Towne Inside

Towne Home






Total acreage: 109 acres

Located:  100 Towne Park Dr, Foristell, MO 63348 
(On Highway 61, approximately six miles north of I-70)
 
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Due to paving construction, some trails at Towne Park may be closed until mid-summer.
Please pardon the inconvenience.
  
Rich in St. Charles County history, this 109-acre park features a reconstructed 1800s historical homestead, formerly known as the “Pink Plantation,” the only Certified Nature Explore Classroom in St. Charles County, paved and natural surface trails, a large fishing pond, picnic areas, a forest-themed playground and a series of interlinked scenic rain gardens for the public to enjoy. Experience history, nature and education all coming together at Towne Park.

Donated by the late Mrs. Betty Towne, the property was to be preserved and turned into a public park. For its efforts to restore the homestead, the Parks Department was recognized at the Missouri State Capital in Jefferson City by receiving the 2007 McReynolds Award from the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.

The main focal points of the park are the restored homestead and the certified Nature Explore Classroom, which is a dynamic, nature-based play and learning space, which supports skill development in children by reconnecting them with the outdoors. 

The Nature Explore Classroom is certified by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and encompasses 11 learning stations for children to explore. It features a Gathering Area, Music and Movement Area, Open Play Area, Messy Materials Area, Sand Play Area, Nature Art Area, Wildflower Area, Building Area, Dirt Digging Area, Balance Area, and Water Area. It is truly a magical place for children to learn, discover, and explore nature.

The homestead will be open as scheduled for tours and special events involving living history performers. Volunteers will be needed to assist with demonstrations, re-enactments and more!   Please contact the St. Charles County Parks Department at 636.949.7535, if interested.

 

 
 
Bettie YahnKramer
 
Bettie Yahn-Kramer
Director
 
201 N. Second St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
 
Ph: 636.949.7535
Fx: 636.949.7538
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Hotline 636.949.7475
 
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
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