St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano encourages residents to check out Towne Park, the newest St. Charles County park.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
On May 11, 2012, I had the opportunity to attend the St. Charles County Parks Department’s dedication ceremony for Towne Park, located on Highway 61, several miles north of Interstate 70. The theme of the park is History … Nature … Education. I was quite impressed. The land was originally owned by the Boyd family in the 1830’s. Ruth Boyd and her 11 children farmed the land and had the plantation homestead built in 1828. This 109-acre site—formerly known as the “Pink Plantation”—has a rich history in St. Charles County. The house and land was donated by the late Mrs. Betty Towne. Following a devastating fire in 2004 that destroyed the home, restoration is underway. Much of the original brick, foundation stone, shutter hardware and other …
Friday's ceremony at St. Charles County's newest park paid homage to the owner of the famous "Pink Plantation."
St. Charles County’s tenth park opened to the public on Friday, May 11. Towne Park, located at 100 Towne Park Dr., at the Farris Rd. exit off Highway 61, near Wentzville, was dedicated during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Rich in St. Charles County history, the 109-acre park features a reconstructed 1800s historical homestead, formerly known as the “Pink Plantation”; the only Certified Nature Explore Classroom in St. Charles County; paved and natural surface trails; a large fishing pond; picnic areas, a forest-themed playground and a series of interlinked scenic rain gardens for the public to enjoy. Performers from the Living History Company portrayed Ruth Boyd, the original owner of the homestead who settled the land in the early 1800s, as …