St. Charles County Parks Foundation

Who We Are

The mission of the St. Charles County Parks Foundation is to provide financial and volunteer support for parks in St. Charles County. Our core goals are to preserve, enhance, and support the development of park land in St. Charles County by:

  • Heightening citizen awareness of our parks and amenities
  • Acting as advocates for parks with minimal support from government agencies
  • Creating and supporting a sustainable coalition of partners for parks
  • Nurturing an appreciation of a healthy lifestyle and outdoor recreation 
  • Providing financial support for the parks developed and operated by St. Charles County

The St. Charles County Parks Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Opportunities to Donate

Donations and commemorative purchases can be made by clicking on the buttons below. Please see additional instructions below for ordering Veterans Tribute Park Commemorative Pavers. Checks and money orders can be dropped off in person or mailed to: St. Charles County Parks Department, Attn: Parks Foundation, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301. 

For more information about the programs below, please call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535. Thank you for your support!

General Donation
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and support the Foundation's efforts.

Veterans Tribute Park Commemorative Pavers
The St. Charles County Parks Foundation is proud to offer a Commemorative Pavers Program at Veterans Tribute Park. The pavers are a touching way to honor those who served and will be placed on the walkway in front of the park’s Veterans Memorial Garden. Each 4” x 8” paver is $100 and includes up to three lines for a message with a maximum of 13 characters per line (punctuation and spaces count as characters). 

To order your commemorative paver, please download and complete this form and click on the "SUBMIT" button to send by email. Please download the form to your desktop FIRST, and then complete it. You also can drop off or mail a completed form to the St. Charles County Parks Department, Attn: Parks Foundation, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301.Payments by check or money order can be submitted with the form, or made online through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Once payment has been processed, Parks staff will be in touch about your order. 

Commemorative Bench

If you’re looking for a unique way to honor a family member or loved one, consider purchasing a commemorative bench to be placed in one of your St.Charles County parks. A customized plaque allows you to leave a lasting impression with three lines of 25 characters each, including punctuation and spaces. Each bench is made of steel, has cast iron armrests and comes with a 10-year warranty.

Each park has designated areas for commemorative benches. The St. Charles County Park Planner will be in contact with the donor to discuss the location of the commemorative bench.

The benches are $2,000 each. 

To order your commemorative bench, please download and complete this form and click on the "SUBMIT" button to send by email. Please download the form to your desktop FIRST, and then complete it. You also can drop off or mail a completed form to the St. Charles County Parks Department, Attn: Parks Foundation, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301.Payments by check or money order can be submitted with the form, or made online through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Once payment has been processed, Parks staff will be in touch about your order.  

Commemorative Tree

Our Commemorative Tree Program enables you to celebrate all of life’s special events while giving back to nature. Trees are $300 each, which includes planting and horticultural care by St. Charles County Parks staff. They are planted in spring or fall and have 10-year guarantees from the planting date. Most of the commemorative trees are native to Missouri, making them better suited to withstand the weather extremes of the area. Please notes: No personal items may be left at the commemorative tree sites.

To order your commemorative tree, please download and complete this form and click on the "SUBMIT" button to send by email. Please download the form to your desktop FIRST, and then complete it. You also can drop off or mail a completed form to the St. Charles County Parks Department, Attn: Parks Foundation, 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, St. Charles, MO 63301.Payments by check or money order can be submitted with the form, or made online through PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. Once payment has been processed, Parks staff will be in touch about your order.  


Foundation Board Members

Board members provide leadership and counsel to ensure citizen awareness of County Parks, create and support a sustainable coalition of partners for the parks, and much more. If you are interested in serving on the board, please read more and download an information application (PDF).

  • Ruth Mellor, Chair
  • Robert Pecoraro, Vice-Chair
  • Debra Erickson, Secretary
  • Charles Sapp, Treasurer
  • Tom Borich
  • Mary Glascock, Parks Dept. Liaison
  • Ryan Graham
  • Gretchen Jaspering
  • Hanh Nguyen