O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

RSC 5K Challenge Run features a fun obstacle course with free party fun and a movie afterwards

Sign up with your family for the RSC 5K Challenge Run, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, outside the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) and stay afterwards for the free outdoor party with Batman and Elsa the Snow Queen. The Challenge Run features an obstacle course open to ages 8 and up. The Renaud Spirit Center is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368.

Free post-race entertainment includes inflatables, a balloon artist, a bubble machine and an outdoor showing of the film Minions. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for movie seating. Pizza and other food and beverages will be available for purchase. As a bonus, get a 10% discount on a new RSC membership at any time over the weekend (May 6-8).

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Founders’ Day & Garden Expo festival features heritage skills, historic tours, yard and garden vendors

Enjoy two spring events in one at Founders’ Day and the Garden Expo in Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon, Missouri. The festival will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, with free admission, parking and free activities for nearly everyone. Highlights include an Arbor Day Ceremony with Mayor Bill Hennessy at 10 a.m., storyteller Steve McPhail with tales of John Chapman, aka the legendary “Johnny Appleseed,” the Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps, old-time acoustic music by Glenn Butterhorn, Jim Steitz, and Jason Ebinger, and the St. Charles Model Railroad Club open house. The park entrance is located at 1000 Jessup Drive (63366) off Veterans Memorial Parkway.

Demonstrations of heritage skills include letter-writing by the Daughters of the American Revolution, basket weaving, sheep-to-shawl wool spinning, rope-making, bee keeping, cornhusk doll-making and blacksmithing. Kids can try their hand at soap carving, playing checkers and simulated cow milking and cattle roping. Chinkapin oak and river birch tree seedlings – both native Missouri trees – will be given away while supplies last, one per family. Visitors can shop vendors’ booths for arts and crafts, live plants and flowers, garden art and yard décor. Food trucks and concessionaires will have food and beverages for sale.

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Musicians are invited to join the O’Fallon Community Concert Band for summer concerts

Musicians who would like to play with the O’Fallon Community Concert Band are invited to bring their instrument of choice and a music stand to band rehearsals at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. The O’Fallon Community Concert Band performs patriotic music, show tunes, pops and music composed for movies

Rehearsals for the 2016 summer concert season will be held at 7 p.m. on Mondays beginning April 25. There’s no charge to be a band member. For more information contact band director Gene Garza at 636-949-2590, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Zumwalt’s Fort will open for tours for Founders’ Day & Garden Expo

For the first time, the Zumwalt’s Fort interpretive center will be open along with the Darius Heald Home for tours from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. The interpretive center’s Grand Opening is part of O’Fallon Founders’ Day & Garden Expo festivities in Fort Zumwalt Park. A $5 fee covers admittance to both attractions, with children 10 and under admitted free. Fort Zumwalt Park is located at 1000 Jessup Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

A brief history of Zumwalt’s Fort and the Heald Home

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Comment period deadline set for O’Fallon, Missouri’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Consolidated Plan Amendment

A 30-day comment period regarding O’Fallon’s Consolidated Plan Amendment will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016. The plan will be available for review beginning Tuesday, May 10, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street (63366). The public is invited to submit written comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail them to:

                        CDBG Program

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Free movie, live music at O’Fallon’s first Food Truck Frenzy & Rascals Fan Fest

Dine out, play catch, listen to music and see a movie on the ball field at O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy & Rascals Fan Fest, which will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at CarShield Field (formerly T.R. Hughes Ballpark), 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free.

The Uncovered band will be playing a variety of great music while you feast on your choice of food truck fare - fresh tacos from Yo! Salsa, Louisiana-style barbecue from STLouisianaQ, classic Italian cuisine from Russo’s Trucktoria, Greek-Mediterranean gyros from My Big Fat Greek Truck, and dessert from Sarah’s Cake Stop. (Food trucks may change without notice.) The Rascals also will have drinks on tap and concessions for purchase.

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Justice Center Update (Video)

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River City Rascals and CarShield announce new naming rights agreement for stadium

The River City Rascals and CarShield, a vehicle service contract provider with headquarters in St. Peters, have formed a long-term partnership to rename T.R. Hughes Ballpark to CarShield Field.

“This agreement will bring in new revenue for the Rascals as they enter their 18th season of play and the additional revenue will help the team improve the game-day experience for fans,” said Bill Hennessy, Mayor of the City of O’Fallon. “I also want to extend my thanks to Tom Hughes for his support of our stadium for nearly two decades.”

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Traffic alert: a section of Woodlawn Avenue in O’Fallon to close for railroad bridge painting project

Starting Wednesday, April 13, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will close Woodlawn Avenue between Dixon Boulevard and Church Street while the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge is painted. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area while the project is completed. The closure will be in place for approximately five weeks, weather permitting. Message boards will alert drivers to the impending closure, and signs will be posted to detour drivers around the project.

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Public safety website lists O’Fallon as one of Missouri’s safest cities in 2016

A new report issued this week places O’Fallon 6th on the list of Missouri’s safest cities. The online public safety group BackgroundChecks.org created the report from “combined data from recent FBI Crime Reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research to create a ranking of the 50 Safest Cities in Missouri.” O’Fallon was the only St. Charles County municipality included in the top 20 cities that were ranked. The site noted that O’Fallon also has been ranked on Money’s list of 100 best places to live.

BackgroundChecks compared local rates of violent and property crimes to the state averages. Based on their calculations, O’Fallon residents are nearly five times less likely to suffer a violent crime than the average Missouri resident. Also, O’Fallon residents have only a 1.5 percent chance of being involved in a property crime such as theft. To read the report, click here. http://backgroundchecks.org/50-safest-cities-in-missouri-2016.html.

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