Paul Kieffer, owner of Sherwood Mobile Home Park, has given the City 5 acres of land in his mobile home park for use as a city park. He also donated $20,000 over the past 5 years to be used towards the purchase of new playground equipment, a basketball court & a soccer field. The City has added a pavilion & a small mountain bike/walking trail.
This park was donated by Gathje Construction. This park consists of 9 acres and is the first of two new parks formed from our Parkland Dedication Ordinance. The Gathje’s donated the land, a number of trees and landscaping. The City has added new playground equipment, a fountain for the pond, a parking lot, trees and a paved walking/bike trail around the pond.
The St. Charles City Park consists of 31 acres located along Hwy 14 on the west side of the City. This park is the City’s most utilized in the St. Charles Park system due to its accessible location on Hwy 14 and for that reason it is the most developed in terms of playground equipment and recreational facilities. It is also unique in that it has a paved bike/walking trail encircling the South Branch of the Whitewater River.
This park was donated by Geib Construction. This park consists of 5 acres and is the second of two new parks formed from our Parkland Dedication Ordinance. The Geib’s donated the land and landscaping. The City will be adding new playground equipment and a backstop for a ballfield.
Jessen’s Park consists of 10 acres located on the southeast section of the City next to the St. Charles Golf Course. It has been recommended that substantial development be done at this park in the near future to help take pressure off other parks. This park, with its proximity to the golf course and its natural setting, has caused a large increase in attendance over the last five years.
Oakview Park consists of one residential lot along Oakview Drive in the southwest section of the City. This neighborhood park has playground equipment and a basketball hoop.
This park was developed in 2000 and consists of 2.5 acres. The park is located on the north end of Whitewater Ave and next to the Brookwood Mobile Home Park. The City has added new playground equipment and a pavilion. The Whitewater Trailblazers Snowmobile Club donated $13,000 to the park. This money will allow for a new parking lot, bike/walking trail and bridge to be built in 2005.