A Message from Mayor Moeller - June

In June, our community makes a shift into summer. The children are out of school, teenagers stay busy with summertime jobs, and our community comes alive on the weekends with concerts in the park and family movie nights. During the last couple months, we have seen an increase in the number of residents wanting to come out and participate in programming and events. We are very thankful for the Pattonville and Maryland Heights Fire Districts who worked very hard to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to our community. Now with new guidelines from St. Louis County, we are able to carefully resume our pre-COVID-19 lifestyles. We are also gracious to everyone in our community who has ventured out whether it was for a Parks and Recreation event, the Grand Reopening of Aquaport, or the "Mayors for Meals" canned food drive. Our community thrives because of dedicated residents like you. 

With another school year ending, parents may be wondering about available childcare. Our 2021 Summer Camps have been reworked by the Parks and Recreation Department. Children will be broken into smaller groups by age and every Thursday, they will enjoy swim time at the newly renovated Aquaport. We are very excited to have our summer camps back and hope your kids will be able to join us. Click here to register for Summer Camps or call (314) 738-2599

Another popular camp option for preschool aged children that has been going strong for more than thirty years is Safety Town. During this special camp for ages 3.5 - 5, kids will learn several important safety lessons from DARE Officer Bob. Officer Bob is a familiar face within the Maryland Heights community and several of our older Safety Town participants can still remember the valuable lessons taught during this fun-filled camp. Read more about Safety Town here. 

Citizen education is a service that we often provide to our younger residents but we also have several free programs coming up that are for our adults. The Citizens Academy (formally known as Maryland Heights University) is back again and registration opens up in July. This five week program will educate residents on how our local government operates. If you have ever wondered what it takes to run and operate our city, I highly suggest that you sign up. This informative course walks residents through the operation of all our different departments. 

Another program that is new this year is Digital Communications 101. These sessions, presented by employees of our Communications Division are aimed at assisting those of us who are less savvy at navigating digital communications. The next topic planned is How to: Identify Email Scams with special presenter Officer Mancusi from the Maryland Heights Police Department. For more information on Digital Communications 101, click here. 

June 20th marks the first day of summer and we are ready! Summer is full of family fun and there's something planned for everyone. I encourage you to get out, check on your neighbors, and continue to contribute to our community's growth and progress. From splashing at Aquaport to dining at one of our area restaurants, we are excited to be out and about and hope you are too.