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....