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.

Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center is open for daily fun and special events

This summer, look for special days and events at Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive (in Civic Park), O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The outdoor aquatic center features three water slides, two pools, a one-meter spring diving board, a lazy river with tipping buckets, a water playground with zero-depth beach entry, beach-side water play for toddlers and a concession stand. (No outside food is allowed.) Some of the events lined up for the summer are:

  • Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 18, noon -7 p.m. – Treat Dad to a day at the pool! Dads can swim for free with their child’s paid admission
  • Sunglasses Day, Tuesday, June 27, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. – Today is National Sunglasses Day, and the first 75 guests through the gate will receive a free pair of sunglasses.
  • Mermaids and Mates, Saturday, July 22, 9:30 -11:30 p.m. – Ahoy, mermaids and pirates, join us for pirate-themed games, a treasure hunt, craft-making, swimming and pizza. Registration is required by July 17 for this fun program; the cost is $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Use your email address to shop for programs and register online at www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec.
  • Shipwrecked Pirates Day, Sunday, July 23, noon - 7 p.m., with the annual Cardboard Boat Race, 4 - 6 p.m. – Enjoy a treasure-trove of games and prizes all day long at no extra charge, and cheer your favorites at the Cardboard Boat Race.

To participate in the race, register in advance by July 19; the entry fee is $12 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Construct a manually-propelled boat for two people out of cardboard and duct tape. Decorations are encouraged. On Race Day, bring your entry to Alligator’s Creek and race across the pool. Prizes will be given for the Fastest Boat, Best-Decorated Boat and the Titanic Award. Call 636-272-1626 or 636-379-5469 for more information.

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Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts make the most of summer nights in the City

Bringing another season of free concerts by top regional bands to the Civic Park Bandstand, the O’Fallon Jammin’ Outdoor Concert Series kicked off on Tuesday, June 6, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. with My Friend Mike playing Top 40s dance hits. Food trucks on hand with a variety of food and beverages for sale included StLouisianaQ, Zia’s, Dough Boys Wood Fired Pizza, Kona Ice, Missouri Kettle Corn, and Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar. Civic Park is located at 308 Civic Park Drive in downtown O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts will be held from 6:30 – 9 p.m. every Tuesday night through August 22, with food trucks and concessionaires selling gourmet food and beverages. In addition to My Friend Mike, the Jammin’ concert lineup in June includes Borderline with country music on June 13, Baywolfe, an ‘80s cover band, on June 20, and the Missouri National Guard 135th Army Band on June 27. For the remaining concert and food truck schedules, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/jammin. (Food trucks and vendors are subject to change.)

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Free Senior Citizens Police Academy presentations start June 6 at the O’Fallon Senior Center

Seniors who are interested in police work and law enforcement issues geared to seniors are invited to attend the free Senior Citizens Police Academy 2017at the O’Fallon Senior Center, 106 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Beginning Tuesday, June 6, classes will meet from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the month. No registration is necessary and all seniors are welcome. Attendance is encouraged at every session but not required to complete the program.

Taught by the O’Fallon Police Department, the topics for the Senior Citizen Police Academy are:

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O’Fallon’s Memorial Day ceremony

A Memorial Day Ceremony commemorating U.S. military personnel who died while in service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.

Elizabeth (Betty) Gonzales will be the keynote speaker for the event. A former U.S. Marine, Ms. Gonzales is the Missouri State Commander for the American Legion. She is the first woman to be elected to that office.

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Food trucks, music by Biscuits and Gravy, activities for all ages at O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy in Sports Park

Enjoy great food and music at O’Fallon’s Food Truck Frenzy on Friday, June 2, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Sports Park, 3589 Highway K, O’Fallon MO 63368. Admission and parking are free and Biscuits and Gravy will entertain with country, rock and Top 40s hits.

Rendezvous Café & Wine Bar will sell adult beverages, and Doughboys Wood Fired Pizza, Wayno’s Mobile International Cuisine, Thai Jasmine, STL BLT, Twisted Taco, Wingnut, The Crooked Boot, Kona Ice and Sarah’s Cake Stop will sell snacks, entrees and desserts. (Food truck service is subject to change without notice.)

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City of O’Fallon’s 2017 Memorial Day schedule, ceremony

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, and the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Administration Offices, 400 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, will be closed for the day.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony, which begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon 63366. O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks and Elizabeth A. Gonzales, Commander of the Missouri American Legion, will be the keynote speaker.

  • In addition. Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center, 403 Civic Park Drive (63366), will be open for the season daily starting Saturday, May 27, with normal pool hours of 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, noon – 7 p.m. on Sundays, and noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For admission and other information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/alligators-creek-aquatic-center or call 636-272-1626 during business hours.
  • O’Fallon’s indoor recreation complex, the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) at 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368) will be open on Memorial Day with special hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.renaudspiritcenter.com
  • O’Fallon’s trash, recycling and yardwaste service will not change due to the holiday. Residents enrolled in the service should put trash, recycling and yard waste out for collection on their regularly-scheduled day through the week. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/holiday-schedule or call Environmental Services at 636-272-0477.
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O’Fallon’s free Public Works Fair puts kids in touch with big equipment used for municipal services

O’Fallon’s kid-friendly Public Works Fair will be held on Wednesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrating National Public Works Week May 21-27, the fair will be held in the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and all activities are free, kid-friendly and designed to put residents in touch with services provided by the City's Public Works Department, such as clean drinking water, well-maintained streets and trash, recycling and yard waste collection.

The event features safety awareness games and activities for kids, educational materials for adults, free rides on the O’Fallon City Train for all ages and a free hot dog lunch with chips and water.

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O’Fallon’s Armed Forces Day Ceremony will focus on the “Angels of Vietnam”

The public is invited to attend an Armed Forces Day ceremony that will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.

Armed Forces Day is dedicated to honoring the men and women serving in the five branches of the U.S. military: the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Lori Stock, Air National Guard, Retired, will give the keynote address, “Women in the Military: Angels of Vietnam.”

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Fort Zumwalt Park closing to vehicles for the annual O’Fallon Cup Criterium Bike Race

To accommodate the O’Fallon Cup Criterium bicycle race, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will temporarily close to vehicles at dusk on Friday, May 19, through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20. The race will be held on Saturday and the public is invited to attend the event, free. Race heats begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. Spectator parking will be available at First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway (63366).

More information about the race is available online at www.momentumracing.net/races/ofallon-cup

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Register for the RSC Challenge Run and stay afterwards for free entertainment

Hurry to register for this great, family-friendly fitness event, the RSC Challenge Run obstacle course race for ages 8 and up. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12, outside the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon 63368. Some of the course obstacles will be just for fun, while others, like the army crawl and tire run, will require some athletic ability. Participants are allowed to go around obstacles, but those who overcome all the obstacles will be awarded a medal at the end of the race.

After the race, everyone is invited to stay and watch a free showing of Disney’s Moana (rated PG; bring blankets or chairs for seating). Other free attractions include the Bubble machine, a balloon artist and face painting. Food will be available for purchase from Papa John’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A and others. And the RSC will offer a 10% discount available all weekend, May 12 – 14, on membership purchases.

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