400 Civic Park DrivedividerO'Fallon, MO 63366dividerPhone:  636-379-5606 or 636-474-2732
Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Building is closed to the public

Fort Zumwalt Park

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O'Fallon Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices
400 Civic Park Drive
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Phone:  636-379-5606
Hours:  Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Building is closed to the public

Renaud Center
2650 Tri Sports Circle
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Phone:  636-474-2REC (2732)
Hours:  See website for hours.

Building is closed to the public

Our City’s most scenic park is also our most historic, with a rebuilt War of 1812 fort site, Zumwalt's Fort, and the restored Heald Home (circa 1884), all overlooking beautiful Lake Whetsel. Enjoy picnicking, playing on the playground, teeing off on "The Fort" disc golf course, and walking through this shady, 48-acre park.

In the 1970s, a spring on the property was dammed to create Lake Whetsel. The 3.5-acre lake was named for Parks Board member and early champion of the lake, Ed Whetsel. In 2019, the lake was emptied, dredged and restocked; a new walking path around the lake was added, as well.

At present, no fishing is permitted at Lake Whetsel in Fort Zumwalt Park. Fish added during the restocking in late 2019 will need a few years to grow to a healthy size. Thank you for understanding!

Do not feed the waterfowl! Regular feeding causes poor nutrition, pollution, spread of disease, unnatural behavior, overcrowding and delayed migration. Thank you for your cooperation!

In 2019, Lake Whetsel was drained, rebuilt and restocked with fish. No fishing is allowed until the new stock matures
Fort Zumwalt Park's playground is surrounded by mature, shade trees
The historic Heald Home was restored in the early 2000s; the home is open for guided tours during warmer months
Entrance to Celebration of Lights holiday light display
A daughter and father greet an animal at the Founders' Day petting zoo
The reconstructed Zumwalt's Fort is open for tours during warmer months
Heald Home, circa 1886
The 18-hole disc golf course is a popular attraction of Fort Zumwalt Park


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Plan a route to Fort Zumwalt Park

1000 Jessup Lane, O'Fallon, 63366


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