1. Participate in Clean Stream Day: Put on your rain boots and plan to enjoy the outdoors while helping clean up Spencer Creek and tributaries into Dardenne Creek on April 6 (see list of clean up sites here). This day-long event brings community groups and families out to help better the community. Check in at 8 a.m. at the St. Peters Rec-Plex South parking lot and receive your clean up location assignment. Return at 11 a.m. for a free hot dog lunch. Register here.
2. Gardening: St. Peters now has several plots available at two community garden locations in town. Sign up for one and plant now so you can enjoy the fruits—or vegetables—of your labor later this summer. Read more about these here.
3. Lace Up Your Running Shoes: Sign up for an upcoming race as motivation to get out and exercise a little more often. Three upcoming races in St. Peters include the Progress South Elementary Family Fun Run 5k, April 20, and the Race to Recycling Duathlon & 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run at St. Peters Recycle City, April 27. This event includes 2.5 mile run, a 15 mile bike ride and second 2.5 mile run. Or sign up for the St. Peters Rec-Plex Spring Triathlon, June 16. This event includes a 500 meter swim, a 21 mile bike ride and 4.8 mile run.
4. Dine Alfresco: Take advantage of warmer weather and choose to eat out on the patio when given the opportunity. Something about eating outside makes the food taste better. St. Charles Coffee Shop, Chick-Fil-A and Mattingly's have outdoor patios to check out, or plan to attend the Food Truck Tuesday event in St. Charles' Frontier Park on April 16.
5. Explore the City: St. Peters has about 20 miles of paved trails that wind through the city. Check out this map and pick a starting place that's near you, then set out to trek all 20 miles by the time summer starts.
6. Go Fly A Kite: Head to 370 Lakeside Park around 10 a.m. May 11 for the annual Kite Festival and family bike ride. Watch professional kite-flying demonstrations and pick up a free kite-building kit. Bring your bikes and ride along the 4.5 mile lake trail. More info here.
7. Get Out of Town: Head to a neighboring city and check out some of their cultural gems from the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles to City Park in downtown St. Louis, there's lots to see and do in the St. Louis region. Check out the places you can visit with the City of St. Peters, like to Paducah to see the quilt show on April 25 or to Lafayette Square for a garden tour June 2.
8. Take a Dip in an Outdoor Pool: Keep it local by checking out the St. Peters pools, which open May 25, or head to St. Charles to check out three outdoor water parks. St. Peters residents can pay St. Charles-resident rates on a seasonal pool pass to any of the outdoor St. Charles water parks, or take $1 off daily admission. Call 636-949-3372 to contact the St. Charles Park Department for more information about St. Charles outdoor pools.
9. Enjoy Music Outdoors: The City Voices Chorus will perform in the city's outdoor amphitheater at 7 p.m. June 13. Pack a picnic basket, chairs and enjoy the beautiful weather. More info here.