Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Pointe Activity Center (PAC), Ballwin



Location: 1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin MO 63021

Website: http://www.ballwin.mo.us/City-Government/Departments/Parks-and-Recreation/The-Pointe-at-Ballwin-Commons/About-The-Pointe/

The PAC - Pointe Activity Center

From the website, "The Pointe Activity Center (PAC) is a new and fun way for kids to be active at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons.  The PAC features a Sportwall system, Dance Dance Revolution, a Wii Gaming System, and a Treadwall climbing wall!  A PAC attendant is always available to demonstrate the different features and keep the kids safe."  This room is designed for ages 7-14 years old. The cost is $7 per child.

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 4:00-8:00pm
 Saturday: 11:00-7:00pm
Sunday:12:00-5:00pm











Friday, June 24, 2016

Wapelhorst Park, St. Charles




Location: 1875 Muegge Rd, St. Charles MO 63303

Website: http://www.stcharlesparks.com/park/wapelhorst-park/

Playground Ground Cover: Wood chips

Amenities:
  • 78 Acres
  • Aquatic Center Facility
  • 4 Softball Diamonds
  • Concession Stand
  • 2 Soccer Fields
  • 2 Tennis/Pickleball Courts
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Playground Area
  • Paved Hike/Bike Trail
  • George Gould Community Building
  • Small Fishing Lake
  • Concession stand restrooms are open April 1 - November 14. Restrooms attached to the Gould Building are open year round.

From the website: "Wapelhorst Park contains a mix of active and passive recreation components throughout the park. Major destination amenities within the park include a four field softball complex, an aquatic center with speed slide and the Gould Community Building.  Two ponds, three shelters, an interpretative nature trail and wildflower area and several large open lawn areas and picnic sites throughout the park provide a variety of passive recreation opportunities."

This is a very large and very popular park.  They have 2 sling swings, a baby swing, an expression swing, and an adaptive swing. There are 2 play structures, one for kids under 5 and one for kids over 5. The smaller one has several slides, a tic tac toe board, a bridge, a steering wheel, and various poles and bars. The larger one has stepping stones, several different slides, 4 riding animals, a bridge, a rock wall, a link climber, and lots of bars and poles.


 Expression swing yeah!








 George Gould Community building and pavilion 






 pond

 view of the pool


 Playground is circled in red. Below you can see the two play areas.


There is also this small play area over by the concession and the ball fields. Great for keeping little sibs occupied during ball practices and games!

Thank you Susan for the photos!

Blanchette Aquatic Facility, St. Charles



Location: 1900 Randolph St, St. Charles MO 63301

Website: http://www.stcharlesparks.com/aquatics/hours-and-rates/blanchette-aquatic-facility/

Their hours are Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. an Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Want a special activity with your little ones before nap time? The kiddie pool is open before regular hours for children 6 and under and their parents or guardians.
Monday – Thursday: May 31 – August 11
Locations: Blanchette and Wapelhorst
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Fee: $2.50 per person

The Blanchette Aquatic Center is complete with two water slides, an otter slide, a children's water playground, lily pad walk, diving area, lap swimming, and a drop slide sure to thrill all those 48 inches and taller.














Lily Pad Walk


Overhead view of the 3 separate areas of the pool. Thanks to Jennifer Cowan for photos!

Arnold Rec Center Indoor Pool, Arnold



Location: 1695 Missouri State Rd, Arnold MO 63010

Website: http://www.arnoldmo.org/government/departments/parks-recreation/rec-center/aquatics/recreational-swim/

Amenities:  River, Vortex, Bubble Bench, Purple Slide, & Children’s Play Area.

The indoor pool is open every day from 11:30-7:00 p.m.

The Little Splashers tot time is only available during the school year/winter. It is from 10-12 so it's a long one at 2 hours. Under 4 is free, over 4 is $6.







Family Fun Centers

Here are a list of Family Fun Centers around town and their amenities:


1.)Swing-A-Round Fun Town (Fenton and St. Charles)
  • Mini Golf
  • Go Karts
  • Bumper Boats
  • Batting Cages
  • Arcade 
  • Bumper Cars

2.)Kokomo Joe's (St. Peters)
  • Bumper Cars
  • Go Karts
  • Mini Golf
  • Laser Tag
  • Arcade
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Mini Bowling
  • Laser Maze


3.)Epic 6 (Fenton)
  • Laser Tag
  • Rock Climb
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Basketbal
  • Dodgeball
  • Laser Maze
  • Arcade 

4.)Chesterfield Sports Fusion (Chesterfield)
  • Laser Tag
  • Rock Climb
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Dodgeball
  • Jr. Sport Court
  • Arcade
  • Indoor Playground 
  • Mini Golf

5.)Tee Time Family Fun Center (Affton)
  • Mini Golf
  • Go Karts
  • Bumper Cars
  • Bumper Boats
  • 3D Maze
  • Indoor Playground


6.)Incredible Pizza (South County)
  • Laser Tag
  • Go Karts
  • Bumper Cars
  • Mini Golf
  • Mini Bowling
  • XD Theatre
  • Tiny Town
  • Arcade


 7.)Family Fun Center (Farmington)
  • Bowling
  • Extreme Bowling
  • Mini Golf
  • Arcade
  • All you can eat buffet


 8.)Gateway Fun Park (Collinsville, IL)
  • Bumper Boats
  • Go Karts
  • Kiddie Carts
  • Batting Cages
  • Mini Golf
  • Arcade

9.)Centerfield Park (Fairview Hgts, IL)
  • Mini Golf
  • Go Karts
  • Batting Cages
  • Bumper Boats
  • Arcade


10.)Edison's Entertainment Complex (Edwardsville, IL)
  • Boutique Bowling
  • Arcade
  • Laser Tag
11.)Bonne Terre Family Fun Center (Bonne Terre)
  • Arcade
  • Batting Cages
  • Bowling
  • Bumper Boats
  • Mini Golf (indoor and outdoor courses!)
  • Go Karts

12.)Playtime Party Center (Wentzville)
  • 6 jumping attractions
  • Indoor Playground
  • Arcade
  • Pizza & Salad Bar

13.)The Sports Academy (Glen Carbon, IL)
  • 2 Indoor Soccer Fields
  • Indoor Playground
  • Restaurants serving beer (yeah!) and bfast, apps, sandwiches and more



Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Edge Aquatic Center Tot Time, Ellisville



Location: 225 Kiefer Creek Rd, Ellisville MO 63021 (In Bluebird Park)

Website: http://www.ellisville.mo.us/285/The-EDGE-Aquatic-Center

Amenities:
  1. 8 Lane Competition / Lap Pool
  2. Bathhouse
  3. Children's Splash Pool
  4. Concession Stand
  5. Infinity Edge Waterfall
  6. Slide 
Normal pool hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day.

From the Website: "We're opening up the EDGE Splash Pad especially for kids 6 and under on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., June 2 through August 15. Kid's Play will not be held if it is raining or when the temperature is below 75 degrees. "

  • Resident children with a Resident I.D. $2
  • Non-resident children $3
  • Adults $1
This tot time is really well suited for toddlers and babies, because there's no deep water at all and it's got a soft surface. It's really just a huge awesome splash pad. There's a large variety of jets and sprayers.









Here's the rest of the facility if you want to do open swim. This new outdoor aquatic center opened in 2008 and replaced the City of Ellisville’s aging traditional pool. The facility features an 8 lane competitive pool, two one meter diving boards, zero depth entry leisure pool with unique vanishing edge and underwater benches. A separate play pool has interactive play features.


Non resident fees are $6 for everyone over 2. Kids 2 and under are free.