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.

Use your creativity to help out on O’Fallon’s annual “King Day of Service”

Whether you’re creative or just enjoy making things, you’re invited to join in helping with a “King Day of Service” project from 10 a.m. – noon on Monday, January 20, 2014, which is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

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O’Fallon’s Fort Zumwalt Park reopening to traffic January 20th

Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will officially reopen to regular public use on Monday, January 20, 2014. The park has been closed to traffic so that Parks staff could complete the de-installation of the Celebration of Lights, the City’s 2013 holiday lights display.

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Do you qualify for O’Fallon’s first-time home-buyer Down Payment Assistance program?

First-time homebuyers who are purchasing a house, condo or villa in the City of O’Fallon may be eligible for a zero-interest loan of $5,000 toward the down payment and closing costs if they meet HUD income qualifications and other criteria. In addition, first-time homebuyers will be required to take a housing counseling class and then fill out an application with one of three agencies that the City has contracted with. The agencies are:

  1. Northeast Community Action Committee
    3400 Meadow Pointe Drive
    O'Fallon, MO 63366
    800-748-7636
  1. Beyond Housing/NHS                                 3. Better Family Life
    4156 Manchester                                                           5415 Page
    St. Louis, MO 63110                              St. Louis, MO 63112
    314-533-0600                                       314-367-1843

To find out more about O’Fallon’s Down Payment Assistance Program, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/grants-assistance and select “Down payment assistance program.” Or contact Public Assistance Specialist Jessica Hawkins at 636-379-5411, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Winter Weather Safety Tips (Video)


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Winter weather predicted for next 36 hours; please move cars off the streets - 12/13/2013, 10 a.m.

Winter weather predicted for next 36 hours; please move cars off the streets

With winter weather predicted for this afternoon and into tomorrow, residents are reminded that O'Fallon's Municipal Code requires that cars not be parked in the street when there is any accumulation of snow, ice or other frozen precipitation.

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Holiday Break Camp offers fun for kids, peace of mind for parents

Parents who enroll children ages 5 – 12 in O’Fallon’s “Holiday Break Camp” can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their kids are safe, having fun and getting exercise, too. For their part, kids can have a great time finding new friends, playing games, making crafts and enjoying other activities. Camps meet from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily in the Renaud Spirit Center, the City’s indoor recreation complex. Campers need to bring a sack lunch each day; no refrigeration is available. Two sessions are available:

  • Thursday and Friday, December 26-27; the cost is $28 for O’Fallon residents and $32 for non-residents.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, December 30-31 and January 2-3 (no camp on Wednesday, January 1); the cost is $56 for O’Fallon residents and $63 for non-residents.

Parents and guardians must register campers in person no later than December 16. Registration can be taken at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366). For office hours and other information call the RSC at 636-474-2732 or Parks and Recreation at 636-379-5606, or visit www.ofallon.mo.us.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony (Video)

Watch residents ring in the holidays at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at O'Fallon's Municipal Centre.


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Time Capsule Opening (Video)

The City of O'Fallon recently opened a time capsule that was buried back in 1970. Here is the story about a group of students who reunited in a shared spirit for the past.


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Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (Video)

Check out how the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council is lending their voice to City Government.


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Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 458 to exhibit soldiers’ field equipment, memorabilia

Get ready for Veterans’ Day by stepping into the historic Heald Home (circa 1884) from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, and chatting with Vietnam-era veterans about the exhibit of military uniforms, a field radio, C-rations, weapons, ammunition and memorabilia that will be on display for the afternoon. The weapons and ammunition are inert and cannot be fired.

“This is a hands-on display,” said Sheldon Hartsfield, spokesperson for VVA Chapter 458. “People will be able to pick the items up and even put on a helmet and field gear and see for themselves how much weight we used to carry running through the jungle.”

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