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Where's the Best Park in St. Charles County?

With so many great places to stretch your legs and enjoy the great outdoors, which one is your favorite?

Welcome to Readers' Choice—a column aimed at finding the best restaurants, businesses and attractions in St. Charles County.

With so many great places to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, we want to hear from readers. Which is your favorite park in St. Charles County, and why? 

You can let us know your favorite local park by commenting below. You will be able to nominate parks until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Next week, we'll post all of your nominations in a poll and ask you to vote for the very best. Voting will continue through 5 p.m. April 19 and we will announce the winner first thing April 20. 

If you are really pulling for a certain park, share this column on Facebook and Twitter and ask your followers to vote. 

This column is all about hearing from you!

Patch readers, tell us by commenting below, where is the BEST Park in St. Charles County?

Sue Kurtz April 09, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Blanchette Park in Saint Charles is my favorite, because it is the closest public park to which I can walk. And the walking loop there is great also. My grandchildren love the playground at Blanchette!
Kalen Ponche April 09, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Thanks for the nomination Sue! It's nice to have parks within walking distance of your house.
Roy Hays April 09, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Ozzie Smith Sports Complex in O'Fallon is my favorite.
Bobby Truelove April 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Ozzie Smith Sports Complex in O'Fallon. More time spent there than any other park
Jordan Lanham April 09, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Thanks for sharing Roy and Bobby! Don't forget to check back and vote in our poll next week.
Megan Houlihan April 09, 2012 at 06:29 PM
My favorite is Fort Zumwalt Park. Love the trees and lake. Its a great place to go for a run.
J April 09, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Wapelhorst Park in St. Charles
Ron Shaver April 09, 2012 at 07:11 PM
O'fallon's newest playground has surely given new life to Westhoff Park.
Patrick Breyne April 09, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I'd have to agree with Megan! Ft. Zumwalt park is a great place to go with your family for a walk, a picnic or just some time outside.
Katy Fry April 09, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Quail Ridge. Love the open air, disc golf course, playground area and dog park!
Kathy Wilson April 09, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Kathy Wilson Westhoff Park
billy roll April 10, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Billy, With so many great parks in St. Charles County I feel that O'Fallon has the best parks.Ozzie Smith Sports Complex is probably my favorite, because the quality of the fields are superior and it is home of Heritage Freedom Festival. The atmosphere is always buzzing! Westhoff Park is booming with all of the new renovations and Dames Park is a quiet walking/playground/ football complex that is perfect for all ages. This was a tough choice.
Rosie Rosenthal April 10, 2012 at 02:07 PM
McNair Park in St. Charles is a wonderful place to run, walk, bring the kids, play ball, etc. It also has a beautiful Braille Trail complete with a gazebo and water feature. Rosie Rosenthal
Teresa Martchink April 11, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Frontier Park!
Sbaker777 April 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Clearly none have been to Progress Park or Rotary Park in Wentzville. Rotary park is a massive expanse of land consisting of a Renaissance Faire, a gorgeous lake, and a beautiful landscape with many trails and fun things to find. In addition to this park, Progress Park has an Olympic sized pool with a really big water slide and two diving boards. Indoors there is also a state of the art gym and basketball courts. I have yet to go to a park that's better than Rotary or Progress.
Rachel L. April 11, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Klondike Park, feels like you are getting away from it all, but not leaving the county. Great hiking, cycling, camping, and fishing lake.
J April 14, 2013 at 05:41 PM
I guess there was no poll results?

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