6:00 p.m. Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Worship
Welcome Center, 1209 Whitewater Ave
(In person and Facebook Livestream)
Sundays 8:30 a.m. Education Hour
9:30 a.m. Worship
St. Charles Community Center, 830 Whitewater Ave
(In person, Drive-in, and Facebook livestream)
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Bible Study
7:30 p.m. Worship
Welcome Center, 1209 Whitewater Ave
(In person and Facebook livestream)
Pastor Doug Hedman
The Saint Charles home daycare options below are dedicated to providing families with quality home childcare in a safe and nurturing environment.
The City Of St. Charles does not endorse or provide a guarantee of daycare quality.
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
Brookwood Park was developed in 2000 and consists of 2.5 acres and is located on the north end of Whitewater Avenue. The park features playground equipment and a pavilion. Following the flood of 2007, the former trailer park homes that were located in the flood-prone area were relocated and with the help of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the City acquired the property and constructed an area that now serves as a local Park & Ride space for residents traveling to either Rochester or Winona via the public transit service. The local snowmobile enthusiasts club, the Whitewater Trailblazers, have donated money to various projects within the park over time.
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.
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.
Located at the western entrance of St. Charles along State Highway 14, City Park is one of the welcoming landmarks of St. Charles. The St. Charles City Park consists of 31 acres and is both the City’s largest park and the City’s most utilized in the St. Charles Park system due to its accessible location on Hwy 14 at 719 West 6th Street. For that reason is the most developed in terms of playground equipment, recreational functionality, and bathroom facilities. It features three pavilions that can be rented for small gatherings and parties, four sand volleyball courts, an open green space that it is utilized for various activities including soccer, kickball, frisbee toss, or a game of catch football. Two sets of children’s playground equipment as well as a climbing wall can offer different challenges for children of all ages. It also features two regulation sized softball fields that are utilized by the local school district with the South Branch of the Whitewater River serving as the backdrop. Bike/walking trails meander along the banks of the Whitewater River and help to connect to the City’s larger trail system that also connects to the adjacent space, known as Kaehler’s Field, that features a practice football and baseball field as well as a small skate park. Ample parking is available.
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.