Kieffer Park is located at the south end of Old Valley Road on the west side of St. Charles south of West 12th Street. The park was made possible by local resident Paul Kieffer, former owner of Sherwood Mobile Home Park, who donated 14 acres of land adjacent to the mobile home park for use as a city park. He also donated the funds that were used toward the purchase of new playground equipment and a pavilion. The future plan for the park is to provide a space for soccer enthusiasts with its wide open space.
The St. Charles School District serves approximately 1,100 students in grades K-12. In addition, preschool children with disabilities are served by District staff and programs. All children from birth to age five are eligible, along with their parents, to take part in the Early Childhood Family Education program.
Our students attend either the Elementary School, pre-school through grade six, or the High School, grades seven through twelve. Our superintendent and administrative functions are housed at the High School which is also the home to monthly school board meetings. The school district is governed by a seven member Board of Directors.
We are proud of the quality instruction that takes place on a daily basis at both the High School and Elementary School and invite you to tour the while classes are in session. Please feel free to call Superintendent Jeff Apse at 507-932-4420 to arrange a guided tour or stop in the office of either building for an impromptu tour.
You want an excellent education for your child. So do we. All of us in the St. Charles Public Schools are committed to helping each student develop the knowledge, skills, and character needed to thrive in a changing world. We look forward to welcoming family to our community and hope you will join us.
High School Principal
Meadow View Park is located in the Meadow View Subdivision on the northwest side of St. Charles off of Brubaker Drive. The park is approximately 9 acres and was a park donated by Geib Construction as part of the Parkland Dedication Ordinance. The park features a baseball diamond, a playground and available parking.
Whispering Hills Park is located off of Cottonwood Drive in the heart of the Whispering Hills Subdivision. This park was donated by Dale and Vicki Gathje, owner/operators of Gathje Construction. This park consists of 9 acres and was the first of two parks that were created as a result of the Parkland Dedication Ordinance that was adopted in the early 2000s. The Gathje’s donated the land, a number of trees and landscaping. The park features a playground area, a fountain for the pond, and a paved walking/bike trail around the pond. Parking is available.
Jessens Park consists of 30 acres located in the southeast section of the City next to the St. Charles Golf Course. This park, with its proximity to the golf course and its natural setting, offering residents and guests alike various amenities of activities and scenery. While the park consists of a pavilion and playground, that is only the beginning. The park features the City’s only dog park that was a partnership with the St. Charles Lions. In addition, the other main feature of the park is Jessen’s Pond, which is a natural spring-fed pond. In a partnership with the Minnesota DNR, the pond is stocked with small panfish like Sunnies and Bluegill. While the pond is geared toward the novice and youth fishermen, it is open to all, and state licenses are required. If outdoor frisbee fun is your game, the park also features a 18-hole frisbee golf course that takes you into the woods with several challenging holes. If winter is your time though, the Jessen’s park sledding hill is a 200+ foot experience that is fun for all ages.
Fr. Timothy Biren – Parish Priest, Becky Storey Hunder-Administrator, Dennis Kunkel-Director of Evangelization, Angie Arndt-Administrative Asst.
1900 East 6th Street, St. Charles, MN 55972 http://www.borromeochurch.org.
Weekend Masses are held on Saturday @ 5:00 P.M. and Sunday @ 10:00 A.M
Daily Masses are on Tuesday @ 5:30 P.M. in St. Charles, 1st Thursday (2 P.M. St. Charles Asst. Living), 2nd Thursday (10:15 A.M. St. Charles Nursing Home), 3rd Thursday (12 noon at St. Borromeo), 4th Thursday (9:00 A.M. Arbor Gardens-Eyota), 5th Thursday (6:00 P.M. St. Borromeo), and Fridays @ 8:00 A.M.