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Activity Guide Fall/Winter 2013

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Parks Advisory Board Ernestine Shivers-Jones, Chair Diane Christy Angie Hilzinger John Lorenz Bob Nelson Gary Otten Denise Pott Don Zykan Gerry Sander

Our Mission

To provide high quality parks, facilities, and recreation services that enhance residents’ lives through responsible and effective management of resources.

County Council Hazel Erby Kathleen Burkett, Chair Colleen Wasinger Michael O’Mara Pat Dolan Steve Stenger Gregory F. Quinn

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Contents What’s Inside...

Special Events

3

North County Rec Plex

Automobile Series

Health, Wellness & Fitness

9

St. Vincent Community Center 45

Dance

11

Museum of Transportation

46

Page 6

Sports

13

Bissell House

47

Athletic Fields

Ice Skating

17

Fort Belle Fontaine

48

Kids Korner

19

St. Louis Carousel

49

Page 18

Scout Programs

22

Jefferson Barracks

50

Camp Creation Station

Music/Fairs/Festivals/Shows

23

Historic Village @ Faust

51

General Interest

25

Gardening Programs

52

Page 21

At a Glance Calendar

29

Volunteer Programs

53

Hayrides

Park Locations

31

Wedding Sites / Rentals

54

Educational Programs

33

Page 28

The Great Outdoors

35

Field Trips

Affton Community Center

41

Greensfelder Rec Plex

42

Kennedy Rec Plex

43

Page 5

Winter Wonderland

Page 16

Learn to Skate

Page 21

Children’s Garden Club

Pages 26-27

Go Ape Coupon

Page 34

Gone Fishin’ Pages 39-40

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Location Guide ACC Affton Community Center GRC Greensfelder Rec Plex KRC Kennedy Rec Plex MOT Museum of Transportation NCR North County Rec Plex STV

St. Vincent Community Center

Photography Policy

Additional Copies

Job Opportunities

St. Louis County Parks occasionally takes photographs of participants in park programs, classes or events for marketing purposes. Please feel free to let our staff know if you do not want your photo or your child’s photo taken and/or used for the purpose of marketing. Community members are also welcome to submit their own photos via our Facebook page or via email to ariehn@stlouisco.com.

Additional hard copies of this Activity Guide are available in our Clayton office or at any of our Recreation Complexes. For the location nearest you, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks. An electronic, searchable version of our Activity Guide can also be found on our website!

Interested in working for St. Louis County Parks? Call the opportunity hotline at (314) 615-JOBS (5627) or visit our website at stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch.

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Fun for kids of all ages!

Special Events FEAST in the Park

Follow the caravan of various mobile menus and join family and friends for dinner in beautiful Faust, Tilles, Creve Coeur and Laumeier Parks. Food trucks are taking the County by storm and each operator offers a small signature menu that is uniquely different. Event includes free live music. For more information visit stlouisco/parks or call (314) 615-4386. No coolers allowed. Age

Fee

Time

All ages

Free admission

5 - 8 p.m.*

Holiday Bazaar

Begin your holiday shopping at this great new event at Greensfelder Recreation Complex! Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Children will be able to shop for Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa. A fun time for everyone. Call (314) 615-8472 or toconnell@stlouisco.com for registration. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free*

GRC

$50 for a 6-foot by 8-foot vendor space

*Bands end at 7:00 p.m. Date

Location

Band

8/28

Creve Coeur

Bob Kuban Band

9/6

Laumeier

Bedlam Brothers

9/12

Faust

Cosmic Cowboy

9/17

Tilles

Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo

9/25

Creve Coeur

AJSR & Mother’s Children

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/7

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Did You Know? St. Louis County Parks has 70 parks and cultural sites, 5 recreational complexes and more than 140 miles of trails! All of this is available for you and your family to explore, learn and play. Visit www.stlouisco.com/parks for more information!

Join us for a Howling Good Time! Boos and Ghouls, ten and under, wear your costume and track around the Museum looking for Halloween treats!

October 19 & 20 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. l Museum of Transportation* *Event is included with regular museum admission

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For Single Adults Paint Party

Help your parks stay clean and beautiful! Join other adult singles to help stain the shelters at Bee Tree Park. Meeting place is Jack Lower Shelter. Advance registration required; limited to 12 volunteers. Light refreshments and supplies are provided. Register by email at sbell@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

21+

Free

Bee Tree Park

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/19

6 - 8 p.m.

Singles Hayride

A fun filled hayride for “singles” only! Enjoy music, marshmallow roast and hot chocolate before your ride. Mingle with some new friends on the hayride, which begins at 8 p.m. To register call (314) 615-8482 or 314-615-8820. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$10.00/person

Creve Coeur

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/26

8 - 9 p.m.

Winter Wonderland Walk

Meet other singles and walk among a million twinkling holiday lights. Enjoy the canopy of lights glistening throughout 75 acres of woodland in Tilles Park. Food Trucks will be available for food and beverage purchases. Register online at www.stlouisco.com/parks. For more information call (314) 615-8482. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5.00/person

Tilles Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

11/22

9 - 10 p.m.

Health Tip Buy Fresh vs. Bagged Bagged veggies tend to be washed using chlorine which causes an array of environmental problems choose fresh veggies from your local Farmer’s Market!

Ice Skating

Join other singles for an evening of ice skating. For those that do not know how to ice skate, we will have a skate pro give a group lesson. Fee includes admission, skate rental and one group lesson. Call (314) 615-8482 for more information and to register. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$10.00/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

1/18

7 - 9 p.m.

Co-Ed Volleyball Night

Come out and enjoy a fun-filled evening of co-ed volleyball, refreshments and music with other single adults. There will be door prizes, hourly giveaways and music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Join us for an evening of hitting and spiking fun! Call (314) 615-8839 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

25+

$10.00/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

2/15

6 - 10 p.m.

Did You Know? Social connections not only give us pleasure, but they also influence our health? People who have strong relationships with family and friends have been shown to be happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer. Social connections help relieve harmful levels of stress, which can harm the heart’s arteries, gut function, insulin regulation, and the immune system.


Special Events 2013 Automobile Series Brought to you by the Museum of Transportation (MOT). Regular museum admission applies to all events. Call (314) 615-8668 for more information on all Museum of Transportation programs and events or visit our website at www.museumstlouis.org.

Hey Kids!

Drive-thru www.kidscardclub.org to learn how you can join the fast lane to fun at all the car shows!

All-Chevy Show

Adults Only!

The Fabulous Fifties Chevrolet Club hosts an all-Chevrolet gathering honoring the great American Chevy. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

MOT

Intro to Homebrewing

Have you ever wanted to brew your own beer? Sign-up for this introductory class! You will take part in a step-by-step Day Date Time homebrewing demonstration taught by the knowledgeable Sunday 9/8 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. folks from St. Louis Wine & Beer making. At the end we will bottle our beer and you will take some of the brew home with you. All ingredients will be supplied, just bring The Archway Oldsmobile Club hosts a display for Oldsmobiles six clean and sanitized pry top beer bottles if possible. of any condition. Celebrate the late, great Oldsmobile at this Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. judged and display event. Age Fee Location Age Fee Location 21+ $5/person Queeny Park

Oldsmobile Fun Show

All ages

Free

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/29

11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Brass & Nickel Car Show

The Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri brings together antique cars from the brass and nickel era of automobiles. See vehicles from 1929 and earlier! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

10/6

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Fall Cruise to Washington, MO

Join vehicles of all vintages to tour to this historic river town, enjoy a great lunch, and park in reserved parking at the Farmer’s Market. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$15/participant

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

10/20

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/31

9 a.m. - noon

Wheels & Wine

Join us for a special evening of wine and food tasting, live music, and classic car displays. Featuring local wineries, restaurants, and wine shops, this event benefits the Museum’s historic artifacts. Purchase tickets online at www.museumoftransport.org. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$25/person

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/9

5 - 8 p.m.

Proposal Package Looking for a unique way to “pop the question” this holiday season? Find out more about our Winter Wonderland Propsal Package by contacting Maggie at pmailbox@stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8371.


Adults Only!

Winter Wonderland @ Tilles Park

Gadgetry for Seniors: Learn to be Tech Savvy

Keep up with the kids! Bring your i-pad or other device to Queeny Park for hands on training with our computer expert. You’ll learn all you need to know about e-mail, passwords, networks, Internet connectivity and settings. Learn how to find, download and understand the “apps” you can’t live without. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$8/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/9

9 - 11 a.m.

Wednesday

1/8

3 - 5 p.m.

Valentine’s Candlelight Tours

Visitors will enjoy a tour of this grand old 19th century mansion lit by candlelight and decorated for the holiday. Begin the evening with a rose, glass of wine and cheese and then enjoy a tour of the home of General Daniel Bissell, military commander of Fort Belle Fontaine, presented by costumed interpreters. Advanced registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park. Call (314) 544-5714 or email dgonzales@stlouisco.com to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$8/person Bissell House

Day

Date

Time

Friday

2/14

6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Search 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for thousands of numbered eggs redeemable for lots of prizes. This popular special event is proudly sponsored by St. Louis County Parks, Friends of Jefferson Barracks and Y98 Radio. Held rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Bring a basket for your eggs, a flashlight and your friends. Food Trucks on site for food and beverages purchases. Please do not arrive prior to 7 p.m. Registration opens January 8, 2014 by calling (314) 615-5572. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$8/person Jefferson Barracks Park

Slowly meander among a million twinkling holiday lights fashioned into over 100 displays of holiday characters and festive scenes. Enjoy the canopy of lights glistening throughout 75 acres of woodland in Tilles Park in St. Louis County. Winter Wonderland is open 11/27/13 - 1/1/14. The display is open to vehicular traffic Sunday-Friday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Admission is paid as vehicles exit the park. Saturday is reserved for horse-drawn carriage rides only and those reservations must be made in advance. Carriage rides are also available throughout the week. Tickets are available online at www.metrotix.com or by telephone at (314) 534-1111 beginning 10/1/13. A St. Louis holiday favorite, Winter Wonderland is also a great way to support your favorite local charity. Every night, different charities volunteer to help St. Louis County Parks host this event. And, for cheerfully manning the gates, each charity receives a contribution from St. Louis County Parks in support of their organization. Carriage Ride

Fee*

Vehicle

Fee

4 person private

$65.00

Family vehicle

$10.00

5 person private

$75.00

Limousine

$20.00

6 person private

$82.00

Commercial transport van

$40.00

Tour bus

$90.00

Large private $110.00 coach (up to 10 people) Large group coach

$12/ person

*not including Metrotix fees

Winter Wonderland Walk

Be one of the first to get a sneak preview of the twinkling lights through Winter Wonderland. Dogs must be on a leash. A special visitor from the North Pole can be expected until 8:45 p.m. Cameras, strollers and wagons permitted. Food trucks will be on site for food and beverage purchases. Advanced registration is required. Online registration available at stlouisco.com/parks after 9/1. For additional information, call (314) 615-8822 or (314) 615-7373. Age

Fee

Location

$5/person

Tilles Park

Day

Date

Time

All ages

Friday

4/11

8 - 10 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/12

8 - 10 p.m.

Friday

11/22

6:30, 7:45 & 9 p.m.

Saturday

11/23

5:15, 6:30, 7:45 & 9 p.m.

Sunday

11/24

5:15, 6:30 & 7:45 p.m.


Special Events Holiday Spirit Spook-tacular Halloween Events

Ghost Stories at the Bissell House

Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers in the candlelit Bissell House. Dim lights, creaking stairs and slightly opened doors set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. Two story times offered. Limited space available. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 544-5714 or via e-mail dgonzales@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/person

Bissell House

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/18

6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Ghost Stories at Fort Belle

Participants will gasp at scary stories amid the cold, stone ruins at several sites along the Missouri River. The ruins hold stories of their own as well for those who dare to attend this Halloween adventure. Enjoy a haywagon ride along a route lit by candled lanterns and bonfires. Hot chocolate will greet those that can finish. Limited space available. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 544-5714 or via e-mail dgonzales@stlouisco.com Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/19

6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Halloween DARE Dance

If you DARE, join your friends and dance the night away! Wear your costume for a chance to win prizes. Admission limited to grades 5 through 7 only. Tickets may be purchased after October 1 by calling (314) 615-8822. Thank you to DARE for co-sponsoring this event. Age

Fee

Location

Grades 5-7

$5/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/25

7 - 9:30 p.m.

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Boo-Bash

This family friendly event with a Harry Potter theme will feature Serengeti Steve and his amazingly fun Reptile Experience. Reptile show begins at 6 p.m. and there will be unlimited carousel rides after the show until 8 p.m. The carousel will be decorated and characters in costume will get everyone in the magical mood! A food truck will be on site with food and beverages for purchase. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Call (314) 615-8383 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$7/person in advance*

St. Louis Carousel

$9/person at the door *Children 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/25

6 - 8 p.m.

Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers above the bluffs of the Mississippi at the Barracks. Candlelight and creaking floors in the buildings and wood fires and noises from the woods set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. Two story times offered. Limited space available. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 544-5714 or via e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/26

6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Halloween Boo-nanza

Enjoy this family fun event which includes hayrides and a marshmallow roast around the bonfire. You’ll love our scavenger hunt where the first 10 to finish win a prize! We’ll have more fun with crafts, pumpkin races, a costume contest and our “Haunted Caverns” at the end of the program. Call (314) 615-8839 to register. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/26

6 - 9 p.m.


Happy Holidays! Celebrate with Santa Events

Candy Cane Hunt

Candy canes have been hidden in Faust Park by the Carousel reindeer for children to find! Some candy canes will have special prizes attached! Hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. Advance registration is required. Stop by the gift shop after October 1 to purchase tickets or call (314) 615-8383.

Mardi Gras Events

Mardi Gras DARE Dance

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with your friends at the DARE Mardi Gras Dance. Join your friends and dance the night away. Admission limited to grades 5 through 7 only. Tickets may be purchased after February 3 by calling (314) 615-8822. Thank you to DARE for co-sponsoring this event.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

2-10

$6/person

St. Louis Carousel

Grades 5-7

$5/person ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/7

10 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

2/28

7 - 9:30 p.m.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus rides to the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center on a fire truck from the Affton Fire Protection District. Santa will light the holiday tree and pass out treats to children. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

12/8

5 - 6 p.m.

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September 3: All of October:

October 25, 26, and 27

All of December: November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15:

Location

Did You Know? D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children K-12 how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. It has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75% of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.

In Faust Park 15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017 (636) 530-0076 • www.butterflyhouse.org

Butterfly House switches to Winter Hours (9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, closed Mondays) October Owls & Orchids Open additional hours on Tuesday evenings from 4:30 to 7 p.m.* Booterflies—Come enjoy spooktacular activities, trick-or-treating, and a glowwalk through the butterfly conservatory at this family-friendly Halloween event!* Winter Jewels Supper with Santa—Celebrate the holiday season with the Butterfly House! Enjoy dinner, photos with Santa, night tours of the conservatory, and winter crafts and activities.*

*Event includes upcharge. Please visit www.butterflyhouse.org for more information.


Get fit, be active!

Health, Wellness and Fitness Yogalates

Combines the exercises and stretches of yoga, pilates and core strengthening into one class providing a challenging and relaxing workout. Beginners should arrive 10 minutes early for a brief introduction. Bring a yoga mat, water and towel. Call St. Louis Community College - Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/5 - 11/14

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Chair Exercise

This is an exercise program designed for those 50 and over which is centered on chair and includes stretching, muscle and strength building. Call (314) 615-8822 to register. Session includes eight classes. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$20/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M/W/F

8 classes

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Get a personal introduction to the Affton Community Center Fitness Room! To schedule a session with instructor Kelly Kauffman, call (314) 615-8822. Cost is $25.00 per sesion.

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Yoga

Relax, calm your mind and experience vibrant healing energy. Learn to use breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques to bring a total sense of well-being and integration of mind and body. Bring a towel and wear loose comfortable clothing. Call St. Louis Community College Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

18+

$69/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-11/11

12:15-1:15 p.m. (beginner)

Monday

9/9-11/11

1:30-2:30 p.m. (advanced)

Monday

9/9-11/11

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

9/11-11/20

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Pilates

Improve muscle tone, support correct posture and learn to move with ease and grace through our body conditioning routine that will help build flexibility, strength and endurance. For more information call (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

year-round

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Zumba

Zumba is a cardio-based workout with sculpting exercises designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom. Anyone can participate in the class and have fun. All exercisers from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of Latin dance and International Music. It’s time to ditch the workout and join the party! St. Vincent location: call (314) 615-8788. Affton location: call (314) 615-8822 North County Rec Plex location: call (314) 615-8841 Age

Fee

Location

12+

$50/person, $7 for drop in

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

10 classes

5 - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday

10 classes

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

T/Th

9/3-9/26

5:30-6:30 p.m.

T/Th

10/1-10/31

5:30-6:30 p.m.

T/Th

11/5-11/28

5:30-6:30 p.m.

T/Th

12/3-12/19

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

M/T/F

year-round

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

year-round

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. / 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

year-round

9 - 10 a.m.

Sunday

year-round

3 - 4:15 p.m.

Did You Know? Yoga eases stress, lowers blood pressure, slows heart rates and increases flexibility. Loosening your muscles will make them more adaptable, so you may be less likely to injure yourself playing sports. Yoga can reach and work muscles that are ignored during routine sports and daily life.

Butts & Guts

Get fit while having fun! Non-jumping dance moves mixed with upbeat, popular music will have you dancing the pounds away. Each session is 16 classes. Call (314) 615-8788 to register. Age

Fee

Location

19+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

9 -10 a.m.

Tai Chi Chih

Tai Chi Chih is a moving meditation consisting of 19 movements and one pose. Its purpose is to circulate and balance one’s “chi” or vital force life energy. Health benefits include better balance, blood pressure control, and reduction in symptoms associated with stress, shingles, and arthritis. No special attire or equipment. Call St. Louis Community College - Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/11

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Wednesday

9/11-11/20

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Total Body Conditioning

Get fit inside and out. This class includes everything to totally reshape your body including cardio, strength and toning with weights and stretching. A nutrition and fitness plan is also a key class component. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

T/Th

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Total Body Blast

Get your total body in its best shape ever. Our program includes light weights, low impact cardio, stretching and toning moves. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

T/W/Th

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

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We’ve got the beat!

Dance

Line Dancing & More

Various types of dances will be taught by Gerry and Marlene Strait. Checks should be made payable to Gerry Strait. Please call (314) 615-8822 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$20/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

Sept-Feb

1-2 p.m.

Line Dancing: Beginners

Line dancing is a non-impact form of exercise with extra stretch movements. Affton location: call St. Louis Community College - Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. St. Vincent location: call (314) 615-8788 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$49/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/13-10/18

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Friday

10/25-12/13

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/6-2/28

6 -7 p.m.

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Line Dancing: Intermediate

Beginning Exercise Line Dancing is a prerequisite for this class. Line dancing is a non-impact form of exercise with extra stretch movements. Call St. Louis Community College Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$49/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/13-10/18

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Friday

10/25-12/13

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Slide Show Line Dance

Ditch the usual exercise and learn how to slide dance for fun and fitness. The instructor will break it down into “EZ” steps to follow. For more information call (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$3/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

year-round

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Health Tip Just Dance! Scientists at the Mayo Clinic recently reported that social dancing provides the body with health benefits such as reducing stress, increasing energy and improving strength, muscle tone and coordination.


Footnotes Dance Company Footnotes Dance Company offers dance programs for kids ages 5 and up at the Affton Community Center. Registration takes place on the first night of each session with the instructor Mandy Montgomery. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information.

Tiny Tot Dance & Tumble

Program designed to increase your child’s creativity, imagination and coordination. Wear comfortable clothes, socks and shoes. Potty-trained children ages 3-5 only. Checks should be made payable to Mandy Montgomery. Call (314) 615-8822 to register. Age

Fee

Location

3-5

$25/child

ACC

$50/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/30

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Monday*

10/7-11/25

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Jazz I Age

Fee

Location

8-10

$25/child

ACC

$50/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/30

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday*

10/7-11/25

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Jazz II Age

Fee

Location

11-15

$25/child

ACC

$50/child*

Pre-Ballet & Tap Age

Fee

Location

5-7

$25/child

ACC

$50/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/30

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Monday*

10/7-11/25

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/30

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday*

10/7-11/25

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet/Tap I Age

Fee

Location

7-10

$25/child

ACC

$50/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/30

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday*

10/7-11/25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet/Tap II Age

Fee

Location

11-15

$25/child

ACC

$50/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/9-9/30

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday*

10/7-11/25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Get in the game!

Sports

Hockey

Martial Arts

Youth Stick & Puck

Hockey session for shooting practice only. Players must wear USA Hockey-approved helmet with full face shield and provide their own stick, puck and gloves. Skate rental not provided. Limit 20. Not held on December 25. Age

Fee

Location

6-13

$7.00/person

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/25-3/5

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Adult Stick & Puck

Hockey session for shooting practice only. Players must wear USA Hockey-approved helmet with full face shield and provide their own stick, puck and gloves. Skate rental not provided. Limit 20. Not held on 11/28, 12/26 or 1/2. Age

Fee

Location

14+

$7.00/person

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/26-3/6

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Roller Hockey Midwest Sports Hockey offers league play for adults and children, and a camp for children. For information call (636) 230-6466.

Mixed Martial Arts

The best defense is confidence. This class will consist of classical Uechiryu Karate plus American-style kick boxing and MMA techniques including arm bars, foot locks, judo throws, take-downs and ground fighting techniques. Call (314) 645-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$40/session or $6/class

STV

Day

Date

Time

M/W

9/9-10-2

7-8 p.m.

M/W

10/7-10/30

7-8 p.m.

M/W

11/4-11/27

7-8 p.m.

M/W

12/2-12/18

7-8 p.m.


Martial Arts Youn Wha Ryu

A form of exercise that combines the self-paced benefits of an individual sport and the energy of a group activity. Youn Wha Ryu is a Korean Martial Arts that teaches principles for effective training and living. Register by emailing younwhastl@gmail.com or calling (314) 615-8822.

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Karate - Little Dragons

Learn self-defense in this martial arts program designed for fun and fitness. This class is for all ages and ability levels. Individuals receive one-on-one instruction in a group class setting. Classes meet every Saturday. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

12+

$35/session or $10/class

ACC

4+

$25/session or $6/class

STV

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/4-9/25

5 - 6 p.m.

Saturday

10/5-10/26

10 a.m. - noon

Wednesday

10/2-10/30

5 - 6 p.m.

Saturday

11/2-11/30

10 a.m. - noon

Wednesday

11/6-12/18*

5 - 6 p.m.

Saturday

12/7-12/20

10 a.m. - noon

Wednesday

1/8-1/29

5 - 6 p.m.

Saturday

1/4-1/25

10 a.m. - noon

Wednesday

2/5-2/26

5 - 6 p.m.

Saturday

2/1-2/22

10 a.m. - noon

Saturday

3/1-3/29

10 a.m. - noon

*Call for pricing

Volleyball Adult Co-Ed League

Register your team for the adult coed recreational or power volleyball league * sponsored by Tony Stratman of Stratman Sports. Team registration deadline is two weeks prior to league start date*. Call (314) 398-5495 or email tony@stratmansports.com for more information or to register or visit www.stratmansports.com.

Adult Pick-Up Games

Adult volleyball pick-up games for recreational and power players at the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center. Call (314) 615-8822 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$25/person ($5/drop in) ACC

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

18+

$250/team; $270 after deadline

ACC

Monday

9/30-11/18

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Monday*

9/30-11/18

8:30 - 10 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Monday

12/2-1/20

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

9/10-10-29

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Monday*

12/2-1/20

8:30 - 10 p.m.

Thursday

9/12-10/24

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Monday

2/4-3/24

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday*

11/5-12/17

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Monday*

2/4-3/24

8:30 - 10 p.m.

Thursday*

11/7-12/26

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday

1/7-2/25

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Thursday

1/9-2/27

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Tuesday*

3/4-4/22

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

Thursday*

3/6-4/24

6:15 - 10:15 p.m.

*Only experienced players/teams should register for the Power League

Did You Know? Volleyball was first called mintonette but it was later changed to volleyball. It is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer.

*Power Games

Fall Adult League

This 8-week coed league will be held in the new North County Recreation Complex gymnasium. All participants will play an 8-game schedule and playoff games. A team trophy will be presented to the 1st and 2nd place teams. Advance registration is suggested by calling (314) 615-8839. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$300/team

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

10/9-12/11

6 - 9 p.m.


Sports Basketball Men’s Fall League

The schedule will consist of a 10-game schedule with playoffs. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams. Advance registration is suggested. Call (314) 615-8839 to register.

Intro to Officiating

This 4-week class will take prospective officials through a step-by-step introduction into the world of youth basketball officiating. Participants will learn about basketball rules, oncourt etiquette, court mechanics and more. There will also be on-court training opportunities for those who desire to be a youth sports official. Advance registration is suggested by calling (314) 615-8839.

Age

Fee

Location

30+

$350/team

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

Sunday

10/6-12/8

6 - 9 p.m.

18-54

$40/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

10/8-10/29

7-8 p.m.

Little Hoopsters Fall League

This instructional basketball league is those 4-7 years old. Participating teams will be assigned to leagues in two groups of 4-5 and 6-7. All teams will play a 10-week league and receive team medals at the end of the season. The games will consist of two 20-minute halves. Parent coaches are also needed! Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8839.

Holiday Basketball Tournaments Bring your team, bring your game! Teams limited to grades 6-8. St. Vincent Community Center

Age

Fee

Location

4-7

$300/team

NCRC

> All teams are guaranteed three games.

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

12/8-2/2

8 a.m.- noon

> Games times are between 6-9 p.m. on weekdays and between noon-6 p.m. on Saturdays.

Youth League

Sign your child up for this youth basketball league! League play will give children experience in competition with players at their own grade level. Registration guarantees practice and game time. Divisions are available for grades 1-6. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

Grades 1-6

$25.00/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

M/Th/F

1/13-3/8

6 - 9 p.m.

> Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each grade level.

Sessions (M-Sa. No games on Wednesdays) December 2-7 (5th grade) December 9-14 (6th grade) December 16-21) (7th grade)

Cost is $150/team Call (314) 615-8788 to register

Did You Know? The benefits of youth sports goes way beyond physical fitness. Sports also increase social and psychological development simply through participation. In other words, your child doesn’t have excel athletically, they just need to get out and play!

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Reserve One of Our Athletic Fields! St. Louis County Parks has more than 40 athletic fields located throughout the County that can be reserved for a variety of sports! Cost range from $10.00 per hour for unlighted fields and $25.00 per hour for lighted fields.

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Baseball  Corkball  Soccer  Kickball

Football Softball Cricket

For a complete listing including features, visit us at www.stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-8820.

Enjoy Disc Golf?

Check out our ADA accessible ballfield sponsored by Cardinals Care at Spanish Lake Park!

ARCHERY Available at: > Jefferson Barracks > Buder (ADA Accessible)

Your St. Louis County Parks have FOUR courses!

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> Creve Coeur


Grab your skates!

Ice Skating

Public Sessions Kennedy Recreation Complex

Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions or special events. Please call (314) 615-5572 or (314) 615-SK8T (7588) to verify availability. Season runs from September 28, 2013 to March 13, 2014.

Greensfelder Recreation Complex Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions or special events. Please call (314) 615-8GRC (8472 or (314) 615-SK8T (7588) to verify availability. Season runs from October 14, 2013 to February 28, 2014.

Day

Session 1 Time

Session 2 Time

Day

Session Times

Sunday

12:15-2:15 p.m.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

3 - 5 p.m.

Monday

10:00 a.m. - noon

none

Monday

10 a.m. - noon / 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday

10:00 a.m. - noon

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday

10 a.m. - noon / 3-5 p.m. 10 a.m. - noon / 3-5 p.m.

Wednesday

10:00 a.m. - noon

none

Wednesday

Thursday

10:00 a.m. - noon

none

Thursday

10 a.m. - noon

Friday

10:00 a.m. - noon

7 - 9 p.m.

Friday

10 a.m. - noon / 3-5 p.m. / 7-9 p.m.

Saturday

2:15 - 4:14 p.m.

7 - 9 p.m.

Saturday

10 a.m. - noon / 7-9 p.m.

Admission & Skate Rental Fees Age

Price

4 and under* Free Child (5-12)

$4.00/person

Adult (13-64) $5.00/person Senior (65+)

$4.00/person

* When accompanied by a skating adult. Limit two free admissions per adult.

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Admission & Skate Rental Fees

Skate Rental $1.50/person

Age

Lockers $0.25/locker (quarters only)

Adult (13-64) $5.00/person

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Price

3 and under* Free Child (4-12) Senior (65+)

$4.00/person $4.00/person

* When accompanied by a skating adult. Limit one free admissions per adult.

Skate Rental $1.50/person Lockers $0.25/locker (quarters only)


Skateamp! C

Join us at Greensfelder Recreation Complex for ice skating and camp all-in-one! This two-day camp will consist of crafts, games, and of course, ice skating! Call (314) 615-8472 to register.

December 26 & 27 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $50/child (Ages 6-10)

Free Style Skating Sessions

Figure skating practice for freestyle levels only. Limit 25. Sessions run from September 23, 2013 - March 13, 2014. Sessions not available on 11/28, 12/25, 12/26, or 1/2.

Holiday & Special Event Calendar Date 11/28 12/15

12/15

12/24 12/25 12/31 2/1-2/2 2/14-2/16 3/13 3/15-3/16

Fee

Location

$7.00/person

KRC

Day

Time

Monday

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Thursday*

3 - 3:45 p.m.

* $5.00 / person

Event Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration Free admission. Participants to perform special solo routines Skate with Santa Skate to holiday music and enjoy candy canes and cookies. Regular admission fees apply. Closed for Christmas Eve Closed for Christmas Closed for New Year’s Eve Silver Skates Competition, Public Session ISI Sweetheart Figure Skating Competition Spectators are welcome. No public skating. End of Season Public Session Annual Ice Recital Year-end presentation for participants

Time(s) 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Place KRC/GRC KRC

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

KRC

3-5 p.m.

10 a.m. - noon 7-9 p.m. (3/15) 3-5 p.m. (3/16)

GRC KRC/GRC GRC GRC KRC KRC KRC

- We hold special public sessions over holiday breaks. Please visit our website or call the individual recreation complex for additional session dates and times.

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Busy Kids, Happy Kids!

Kids Korner Lunch With Linda

Little ones get the opportunity to learn about transportation through hands-on activities and storytelling with primary educator, Miss Linda. Guests can bring their lunch or order from our snack bar. Participation is limited. Please call (314) 965-6885, ext. 5 to register.

Farm Fridays

Looking for some fun like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing and candle making? You can enjoy these crafts and festive experiences at Suson’s Farm Fridays. Register by August 23 and save $2 per child! Call (314) 615-8822 to register or for additional information.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

5 and under

Free*

MOT

12 & under

$10/child*

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/7-3/1

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Friday

9/13

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

* With paid museum admission

Play & Ride at the Carousel

Start your Wednesdays off right at the St. Louis Carousel. Enjoy going back & forth from great activities in the play room to unlimited Carousel rides. Parents/guardians must stay and assist their child with the Fun!! For more information, call (314) 615-8383.

Talk Like A Pirate Day

Celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day” with the St. Louis Carousel. Dress up in your finest pirate attire and get a free ride on the Carousel. Call (314) 615-8383 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free*

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Time

Thursday

9/19

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - noon

* Free admission to those in pirate costume only

Age

Fee

Location

5 and under

$6.00/class

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Wednesday

9/11-11/13

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Puppet Shows!

Hobo Campout

Ever want to try out life on the rail as a Hobo? Take this opportunity to feel like a vagabond. Bring a spoon and taste Mulligan stew as you spend the night as an old-fashioned hobo. After an evening of swapping stories around a campfire you’ll bed down in an authentic boxcar while you listen to the sound of trains rolling by. Wake by 7 a.m. or you will be rousted by the “bull”. Space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$25/person

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Sa - Sun

9/14-9/15

6 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Sa - Sun

10/5-10/6

6 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns

Dress up in your Halloween costume (optional), play a game, and decorate pumpkins to take home. Parents must stay and assist their child with the project. Fee includes supplies and Carousel Ride for child and parent after program. Advance registration is required. Stop by the gift shop after 9/1 to register or call (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

3-5

$12/person

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday 10/22

10:30 - 11 a.m. or 1:30 - 2 p.m.

Fossil Hunt

Kids can go hunting for fossils with a park naturalist and explore the ancient life found in the rocks of Greensfelder Park. A 20-minute class in the Visitor’s Center studying the types of fossils typically found in the St. Louis area will be followed by a walk in the park to search for fossils. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

7-14

$3.00/person

Greensfelder Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/9

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday

3/8

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Puppets Galore

Join the Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis for a fun morning that will include a puppet show, carousel ride and puppet making workshops. After the puppet show, take a twirl on the carousel and then visit the different puppet making workshops and make puppets to take home! Tickets are available at the St. Louis Carousel Gift Shop or over the phone by calling (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person in advance*

St. Louis Carousel

$8/person at the door *Children 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/27

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Winter Break Puppet Shows

Treat the family to a morning of fun during winter break. Enjoy an entertaining puppet show and a complementary twirl on the St. Louis Carousel. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Stop by the gift shop after November 1 to purchase tickets or call (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person in advance*

St. Louis Carousel

$8/person at the door *Children 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

12/20 & 12/27

9:30 a.m.

Fun Friday Puppet Shows

Children and parents will enjoy entertaining puppet shows and a complimentary twirl on the Carousel after the show. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Stop by the gift shop after December 1 to purchase tickets or call (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person in advance*

St. Louis Carousel

$8/person at the door *Children 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

2/14-3/21

10 a.m.

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Kids Korner Creation Station

Creation Station is located at the Museum of Transportation and is a hands-on learning environment that introduces children to modes of transportation. Monthly projects and hands-on activities offered during playtimes. Admission based on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (314) 965-6212 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

5 and under

$2/person* MOT

* In addition to regular museum admission Day

Date

Time

Tuesday Friday

Sept-Dec

9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

Thursday

Sept-Dec

1 p.m.

Children’s from Garden the Club experts of the Kids can learn how to garden # 13, sheet 07 Children’s Garden Club!Volume Meetings are September 8th, 2012 held at different FunSt. in the GardenCity – Fall and Gardening locations throughout Louis County at 9 a.m. Junior Master Gardener - Golden RayClub Series is designed on the first Saturday of each month. This to educate and bring delight in gardening and horticulture through projects that participants begin 2651 Barrett Station Road themselves and take home to grow andwww.stlouisco.com/parks enjoy. All events are free. For more Like Us on Face information call (314) 822-9095 or Book email “ St. Louis County Parks Gardening “ dwolter@stlouisco.com. “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”—John Dewey

Welcome to the August Meeting, we appreciate & Thank David Sherwood & Staff for their continuous support of the Children’s Garden Club. Has everyone survived the Heat ? how about the plants in your landscape. Today we will discuss this new season we are about to enter, Fall Gardening.

Schedule

Creation Station Monthly Schedule September

“Awesome Air Travel”

helicopters and airplanes

October

“Curl Up with a Good Book”

sharing our favorite stories

November

“Hayrides, Hot Cocoa and Happy Travelers”

being a part of the changing seasons

December

“On the Right Track”

winter, glittery trains

Did You Know? Psychologists believe that creative play teaches children a number of important skills: how to improve memory, increase flexible thinking, control emotions and resist impulsive behavior. Moreover, creative play with other children gives each child an opportunity to practice these mind-expanding and self-regulating skills.

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Hope to see you next month at For the Garden @ Haefners Greenhouse 6703 Telegraph Road, topic is All about Bats.

Saturday, January 3 Saturday, September 7 This is also the First meeting of the Fall Session of the Junior Master Gardener – Golden Rays Series. This program is modeled after the highlyGarden” successful Master Gardner Program and“Use offers Horticultural and Environmental, Science Education, of Dried Material” “Fun In The Leadership, and Life skills. Development though fun and creative activities. This program is committed to helping Young people become good gardeners and good citizens so they can make a positive contribution to their community , school and family. Baisch & Skinner, Inc. Sherwood’s Forest Nursery To enroll please let us know , or contact us @ (314) 615-8482 – Tonya or Doug. Or Email us @ toconnell@stlouisco.com or Doug_Wolter@stlouisco.com 2721 LaSalle Street & Garden Center Will we have any Fall Color of the first crimson leaves of autumn, and learn about fall blooming crocus very similar to the 2651 Barrett Station Rd. spring blooming crocus. The ravages of heat, storms, drought, and humidity make the late summer garden appear so worn out Saturday, 1 of fresh air. that the freshness of newly emerging fall crocus and colchicum bulbs, Pansies, our cool February weather crop are a breath One glimpse and you’ll suddenly want to bite into a crisp apple, or go on a hayride in a County Park, check it out in our Activity Saturday, October 5 “Fun Things to Do in theeach season Guide www.stlouisco.com/parks. Some say nature saves her biggest show for fall, but I feel you need to appreciate Mother Nature has to give us. “Good Night Garden” Garden” For the Garden by Haefners Sappington Garden Center 6703 Telegraph Rd. 11530 Gravois Rd. Saturday, November 2 “The Great Harvest” Queeny Complex 550 Wiedman Rd. Saturday, December 7 “Holiday Decorations” Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd.

Saturday, March 1 “Growing In the Garden” Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd.

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Just for

Scouts

Scout & Youth Programs

St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of outdoor activities designed for your group. Programs listed below fulfill all necessary requirements to earn the appropriate scouting badge and they are also available to any interested group. Rank

Available Programs

Junior Girl Scout

Earth Connections, Wildlife, Your Outdoor Surroundings, Rocks Rock

Brownies

Watching Wildlife, Eco-Explorer

Webelos

Forester, Geologist, Naturalist

Bear Cub

Sharing Your World with Wildlife, Take Care of Your Planet, Tying It All Up

Wolf Cub

Your Living World

Tiger Cub

Let’s Go Outdoors

In addition to these programs, we can also help you create your own program for your group including: > Learn to Canoe > Learn to Fish > Archery > Wildlife/Nature/Night Hikes > and many others! Please e-mail lmacleod@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-7746 for more information on any of these programs.

Girl Scout Learn to Skate Lessons Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$12/scout (includes 55 minutes of instruction and skate rental

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/28

11 a.m. (Daisies) Noon (Brownies) 1 p.m. (Juniors)

Space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-5572.

Travel Case

Scouts and youth groups will have a blast using a variety of educational tools as they complete an age-appropriate scavenger hunt on the museum grounds. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the museum on a date and time that works best for your group. Two weeks advance registration required. Call (314) 965-6885, ext. 5 to book your date!


Community Connection!

Music

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Fairs

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Festivals

Faust Heritage Festival

Don’t miss the chance to go back to Missouri’s roots at Faust Park’s Heritage Festival. Features include demonstrations of blacksmithing, pottery firing, woodworking and other traditional crafts. Numerous hands-on activities allow families to take part in the experience and even take home a handcrafted item. Concessions, live music, hayrides and children’s activities are available. Admission includes rides on the St. Louis Carousel. Call (314) 615-8328 or email lritchey@stlouisco.com for crafter information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5.00/adult Faust Park $2.00/child (4-12) Free for kids 3 & under

Day

Date

Time

Sa - Sun

9/21-9/22

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Musician Swap Meet

Musicians’ always have instruments, amps and other gear that they have collected over the years. This is the opportunity for gearheads of all type to clear out their “collections” so you can acquire even more stuff. Concessions will be available. All unsold items must be removed from the park by sellers. Sellers must register in advance by calling (314) 544-5714 or e-mail mkladky@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

All ages

$10/ table, $1 admission NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Sa - Sun

9/28-9/29

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Shows

Re-enactor & Military Collectors Show

If you are looking for a special item for re-enacting or are a military collector this is the event to find whatever it is you want. Re-enactors and memorabilia collectors from all around the area will have military items for sale or trade from the Revolutionary War period to World War II. If you simply want to look things over that is great also. This year the event will take place as the Affton Community Center on Mackenzie Road. Call (314) 544-5714 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$15 booth rental $3/per person entry

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/1

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


@ Laumeier Discover Laumeier Festival

Discover or re-discover Laumeier Sculpture Park through an interactive day for all ages. Enjoy an afternoon of music, storytelling and fantastic food as you picnic in the shade, stroll among the sculptures and explore the wonders of nature. Uncover the Park’s rich history and come to know it in the present through fun activities designed to inspire. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5278 for more information.

Harvest Festival

Presented by Sauce magazine, this family event features harvest foods from St. Louis area restaurants, local beer and wine, a farmers’ market with fresh local produce, locally made arts and crafts, family games, live Bluegrass music and more. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.harvestfeststl.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person Laumeier $8 Laumeier members Sculpture Park Free for kids 10 & under

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/8

Noon - 5 p.m.

Sunday

10/20

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Community Picnic

Bring your picnic and join Laumeier’s Friends & Neighbors for dinner at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Learn about the history of the neighborhood, play games on the lawn and enter to win a prize for Best Picnic Spread. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5278. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/8

Noon - 2 p.m.

Did You Know? Listening to Music has health benefits! Music can reduce stress, manage pain, boost your immune system, promote sleep and encourage exercise.


General Interest

Medley

Stamp-a-Stack: Holiday Cards

Make your own Christmas cards this year! Each month you will create five new cards using different stamping techniques. Ending in November, you will have a total of 15 hand-crafted unique cards to use for the holidays! Fee includes most materials. Supply list will be sent. To register call St. Louis Community College - Meramec at (314) 984-7777.

Beginning Bridge Instruction

Learn bidding, play, defense and etiquette used in play in this eight-week course. Call St. Louis Community College Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$99/person

ACC

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

All ages

$55/person

ACC

Tuesday

10/8-10/29

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/14, 10/12 & 11/9

9 - 11 a.m.

Scavenge Through the Night

Explore the trails of Queeny Park at night by following clues that will lead you to a bonfire with s’mores and prizes. At a secret time during the evening you’ll enjoy a haywagon ride through the park. Meet on the Mason Road side of Queeny Park. Hunt starts promptly at 7 p.m. Participants must bring a flashlight, notepad and pencil and be able to walk 2 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/27

7 - 10 p.m.

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Intermediate Bridge Instruction

Instructor will help you learn to play your hand more skillfully. You should have the basic skill of bridge. Call St. Louis Community College - Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$79/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

11/5-12/17

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.


Man’s Best Friend Basic Dog Obedience Class

The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis trains adult dogs and puppies of all breeds and mixes. Contact training director, Dannie Rosemann at (314) 772-8885 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$85/dog

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

8/22-10/24

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

9/17-11/19

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

11/7-1/16

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

1/7-3/11

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dog Day of Summer Night Hike

Finding it too hot to walk man’s best friend during the day? Come out for a howling good time after the heat of the day passes. You’ll all enjoy this 3-mile stroll while your Park Ranger guide points out the interesting things to hear and see. Dogs must remain on a leash. Bring a flashlight and insect repellent. Meet at the Mason Road entrance. Advanced registration is requested by calling (314) 615-8472.

Hayrides Living History Hayride

Enjoy a hayride through historic Jefferson Barracks with re-enactor vignettes throughout the park. The re-enactors will explain their time period, uniforms and equipment during stops. Space is limited. Advance reservation is required by calling (314) 544-5714 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Jefferson Barracks

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/7

11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Sunday

9/8

Noon & 2 p.m.

Prairie Hayride

Pretend you are back on the Oregon Trail with a hayride through our tall grass prairie. With no street lights or civilization around, this hidden gem in West St. Louis County provides great star-gazing opportunities. Enjoy music, marshmallows and beverages. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

West Tyson Park

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

All ages

$5/person

Queeny Park

Friday

9/20

6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/21

6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Friday

9/6

8-10 p.m.

Family Hayride & Music

Meet at Mustang Shelter to enjoy Greensfelder Park under the stars. After your hayride, enjoy roasting marshmallows over an open fire, sipping hot chocolate and listening to live country music performed by the very talented Robyn Lee. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-5572. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Greensfelder Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/4

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday

10/5

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Did You Know? There are more pet dogs in the USA than there are people in Britain.

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Medley Hayrides Family Hayride & Music

This fall hayride provides the ideal way enjoy this beautiful park. After the ride, spend a relaxing evening roasting marshmallows, sipping hot chocolate and listening to the bluegrass music of George Portz. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Cliff Cave Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/4

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

History Hayride

Join us for a hayride around Faust Park then wander through candlelit historic homes, where refreshments and story-tellers await. Warm up with a bonfire and live music. All tickets are sold in advance by calling (314) 615-8328 or (314) 615-4386 or via www.stlouisco.com/parks. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/11

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday

10/12

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Family Hayride & Music

Take a 45-minute hayride of the grand old military base. A fun family experience. After your hayride you’ll enjoy roasting marshmallows over an open fire, sipping hot chocolate and listening to George Portz. Call (314) 615-8822 or (314) 544-5714 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/18

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday

10/19

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

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Evening Hayride & Music

Meet at White-Tail Deer Shelter to enjoy Lone Elk Park like never before. You’ll ride a haywagon through this beautiful setting where you may spot elk, deer and other wildlife. Later you’ll warm up by the fire to roast marshmallows and listen to live music. Bring a flashlight and blankets or lawn chairs. Space is limited. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/18

6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

10/19

6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

Fall Family Hayride & Music

Join us for a special evening at Creve Coeur Park. Enjoy country music, marshmallows and hot chocolate. For people of all abilities; a ramp assisted hay wagon will be available to help with access to one of the wagons. Due to limited space on the ramp accessible wagon, those needing accommodations should call (314) 615-8480 to discuss arrangements. Advanced reservations required by calling (314) 615-8480. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/25

6 p.m., 7 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Saturday

10/26

6 p.m., 7 p.m.

Living History Hayride

Experience Fort Belle on a haywagon where costumed reenactors from the War of 1812, Civil War, WW II and other periods explain their uniforms and equipment. Dress for the weather. Limited space available. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 544-5714 or e-mail dgonzales@ stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/2

10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Sunday

11/3

12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.


Let’s Make a Deal! South County Flea Market

Here is your opportunity to clean out your clutter as a vendor or to collect a rare treasure as a buyer. We welcome crafts, antiques and specialty items. Advance registration for vendors is required as limited space is available. For information or to register call (314) 615-8820. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$15/table Admission is free

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/28, 11/2, 12/7 & 3/8

8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Twice as Nice Flea Market

Clean out the closet, basement, bring in the antiques or sell your handmade crafts. Admission is free. Concessions are available. The Holiday Market in December is a great opportunity to obtain that special holiday gift. Advance registration required for vendors. Call (314) 615-8839 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$15/table, Free admission

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/5, 12/7, 2/8 & 3/8

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Did You Know? One of the first American flea markets was the Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas, which began in 1873 as a place where people would go to buy horses; later, they brought their own goods to sell or trade.

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Calendar of Events September 1

Laumeier Tour Laumeier.................................33

6

FEAST in the Park Laumeier...................................3

7

20

Prairie Hayride West Tyson.............................26

11

Night Hike Jefferson Barracks..................36

21

Heritage Festival (through 9/22) Faust Park...............................23

12

History Hayride Faust Park..............................27

Dog Night Hike Queeny Park...........................26

24

Trail Watch Orientation ACC........................................53

15

Youth Fishing Lesson Suson Park.............................39

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s.............................21

25

FEAST in the Park Creve Coeur Park.....................3

16

Play & Ride Carousel.................................19

Living History Hayride Jefferson Barracks..................26 Brunch Bike Ride Creve Coeur Park...................36 8

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Al Foster Trail..........................36

Prairie Hayride West Tyson.............................26

27

All Chevy Show MOT..........................................5 Discover Laumeier/ Picnic Laumeier.................................24

28

Play & Ride Carousel..................................19

Catch & Keep Lone Elk..................................39

Puppets Galore Carousel..................................20

Trail Watch Orientation GRC........................................53

Scavenge Through the Night Queeny Park...........................25

17

Fall Color Canoe Float Meramec River........................38

Musician Swap Meet (through 9/29) NCRC.............................23

18

Ghost Stories Bissell House............................7

Living History Hayride Jefferson Barracks..................26

Flea Market ACC........................................28

Family Hayride Jefferson Barracks..................27

10

Trail Watch Orientation STV.........................................53

Great Outdoors Day Antire Valley............................35

Evening Hayride Lone Elk..................................27

11

Play & Ride Carousel..................................19

12

FEAST in the Park Faust Park.................................3

13

Farm Friday Suson Park.............................19

2

Play & Ride Carousel..................................19

Family Hayride Jefferson Barracks..................27

Evening Walk Winter Park.............................36

4

Family Hayride Greensfelder Park...................26

Evening Hayride Lone Elk..................................27

Family Hayride Cliff Cave.................................27

Fall Color Canoe Float Meramec River........................38

14

29

19

5

Hobo Campout (through 10/6) MOT........................................20

Trick or Track MOT..........................................3 Ghost Stories Fort Belle...................................7

October

Hobo Campout (through 9/15) MOT........................................20 Stamp-a-Stack (through 11/9) ACC.........................................25

Oldsmobile Show MOT..........................................5

20

Trick or Track MOT..........................................3

Rummage Sale (through 9/15) Bissell House..........................28

Children’s Garden Club Haefner’s.................................21

Fall Cruise to Washington, MO MOT..........................................5

Prairie Day Fort Belle.................................35

Family Hayride Greensfelder Park...................26

Harvest Festival Laumeier.................................24

15

Laumeier Tour Laumeier.................................33

Flea Market NCRC.....................................28

Laumeier Tour Laumeier.................................33

17

FEAST in the Park Tilles Park.................................3

Brass & Nickel Car Show MOT..........................................5

Night Hike Jefferson Barracks..................36

18

Play & Ride Carousel..................................19

19

Singles Paint Party Bee Tree Park...........................4 Talk Like a Pirate Day Carousel..................................19

6

Laumeier Tour Laumeier.................................33

22

Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns Carousel..................................20

9

Play & Ride Carousel.................................19

23

Play & Ride Carousel.................................19

11

History Hayride Faust Park..............................27

24

Fall Color Canoe Float Meramec River........................38


14

Puppet Show Carousel.................................20

15

Singles Volleyball NCRC.......................................4

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s.............................21

20

Fly Fishing Missouri Trout GRC........................................40

Family Hayride Creve Coeur Park...................27

Holiday Bazaar GRC..........................................3

21

Puppet Show Carousel.................................20

Singles Hayride Creve Coeur Park......................4

Candy Cane Hunt Carousel...................................8

23

Legend of Lone Elk Lone Elk Park.........................36

Ghost Stories Jefferson Barracks....................7

Flea Market ACC/NCRC.............................28

28

Mardi Gras DARE Dance ACC..........................................8

Boo-nanza NCRC.......................................7

Trout Fishing & Chili Feed Suson Park.............................39

October 25

Halloween DARE Dance ACC...........................................7 Boo-Bash Carousel....................................7

26

30

27

Winter Wonderland (through 1/1) - Tilles Park.........6

December 7

Family Hayride Creve Coeur Park...................27

8

Santa Claus Visit ACC..........................................8

Play & Ride Carousel.................................19

14

Wren House Building Suson Park.............................33

15

Wren House Building Suson Park.............................33

November

Puppet Show Carousel.................................20

March 1

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s.............................21 Re-enactor & Military Collectors Show - ACC.........23

1

Who Cooks for You All? Champ Park............................37

20

Puppet Show Carousel..................................20

6

Fly Fishing Techniques GRC........................................40

2

Children’s Garden Club Queeny Park...........................21

26

Skate Camp (through 12/27) GRC........................................18

7

Puppet Show Carousel..................................20

Living History Hayride Fort Belle.................................27

27

Puppet Show Carousel..................................20

8

Fossil Hunt Greensfelder Park...................20

Flea Market ACC.........................................28

28

Girl Scout Learn to Skate KRC........................................22

Overnight Hike Lone Elk..................................37

January

Flea Markets NCRC & ACC..........................28 13

Reading the Water for Trout GRC........................................40

3

Living History Hayride Fort Belle.................................27

3

Children’s Garden Club Baisch & Skinner.....................21

14

Puppet Show Carousel.................................20

6

Play & Ride Carousel.................................19

8

Gadgetry for Seniors GRC..........................................6

17

St. Patty’s Day Float Meramec River.......................38

9

Wheels & Wine MOT..........................................5

18

Singles Ice Skating GRC..........................................4

21

Puppet Show Carousel.................................20

Gadgetry for Seniors GRC..........................................6

21

Best Flies for Missouri Trout GRC........................................40

Fossil Hunt Greensfelder Park...................20

25

Eagle Watch & Trail Walk Fort Belle................................35

13

Play & Ride Carousel.................................19

16

Who Cooks for You All? Queeny...................................37

1

Children’s Garden Club Sappington Garden Ctr...........21

22

Singles Winter Wonderland Walk - Tilles..............................4

8

Flea Market NCRC.....................................28

Winter Wonderland Walk (through 11/24) - Tilles..............6

14

Candlelight Tour Bissell House............................6

February

April 11

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Jefferson Barracks....................6

12

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Jefferson Barracks....................6


Park Locations


North 11 18 21 24 29 32 33 34 39 40 42 59 60 65

Bissell House Bella Fontaine Larimore Endicott Fort Belle Fontaine Kinloch King Memorial Sioux Passage Spanish Lake Veterans Memorial / North County Rec Plex Champ St. Vincent McDonnell Castlepoint

South 3 Sylvan Springs 4 Jefferson Barracks 6 Buder 10 Black Forest 12 St. George 13 Bohrer 15 Lemay 16 Ohlendorf 17 Mathilda-Welmering 20 Grant’s Trail 22 Affton Comm. Center 28 Suson 35 Bee Tree 37 Laumeier 41 Cliff Cave 44 Kennedy Rec Plex 45 George Winter 49 Clydesdale 53 Unger 57 Simpson 61 Lower Meramec

West 2 Creve Coeur 2A Little Creve Coeur 5 West Tyson 7 Tilles 8 Memorial 9 Sherman Beach 9A Al Foster 9B Belleview Farm 14 Love 19 Packwood 19A Rock Hollow 30 Greensfelder 31 Lone Elk 38 Queeny / Greensfelder Rec Plex 43 Faust 46 Ohlendorf West 56 Ebsworth 73 Museum of Transportation

Winter Wonderland @ Tilles Park

Memories Made Here. Open November 27 - January 1


Hands-On Learning

Educational Programs Suson Barn Tours

Here’s an opportunity for kids to see what life was like “down on the farm!” Farmer Jim will lead a barn tour and teach about the farm animals. Advance registration is required at least 2 weeks in advance by calling (314) 615-8822. Location

Bluebird House Building

Join a St. Louis County Park Ranger in building your very own bluebird house. Help provide a home for our state bird. Meet at Spindler Shelter. We will provide all the building materials but please bring a hammer. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472.

Age

Fee

All ages

$30/group of 30 Suson Park

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

All ages

$8/person

Suson Park

Thurs - Sat

May, June & September

10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

11/17

4 - 5:30 p.m.

Docent - Guided Walking Tours

Docent-guided walking tours for groups are available at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and reservations are required three weeks in advance of the requested date. Tours may be tailored to fit specific group needs and interests. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$3/person $35/group of 12 or less

Laumeier

Bring your walking shoes and meet in front of the Museum Shop for a free, one-hour guided tour of the Laumeier Sculpture Park outdoor collection. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5267 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Laumeier

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/1, 9/15, 10/6 & 10/20

2 p.m.

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Wren House Building

Do you have a certain person that is difficult to shop for during the holidays? Join a St. Louis County Park Ranger in building your very own wren house and scratch that person off your holiday list. Meet at Spindler Shelter and bring a hammer. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$8/person

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/14

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday

12/15

2 - 3:30 p.m.


School Field Trips Age

Location

Program

Contact Information

Grades 3-6

Faust Park

Students tour Thornhill and the Historic Village to learn about history and family life in the 1800’s through hands-on, real-life activities in an authentic environment. Several programs are available.

(314) 615-8328 or visit stlouisco.com/Parks/FaustEd

All ages

Museum of Transportation

School groups experience a “hands-on” program led by a museum educator.

Visit museumoftransport.org or call (314) 965-6885, ext. 5.

Grades 4-12

Jefferson Barracks Come visit with Joseph Plumb Martin- a Revolutionary War soldier, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, a Civil War spy or doctor, Park

a WWI Doughboy and WWII G.I. Joe. Although created to address Missouri’s Core Curriculum standards for students, our programs are popular with many adult groups and organizations. Advance registration required. $40/class presentation.

(314) 615-5270 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com

For History Buffs United States Navy: WWI & WWII

The Army protected the U.S. from sea to shining sea for generations but it was the Navy that guarded those seas. From WWI through WWII the Navy has a rich and exciting history. Uniforms, equipment and other artifacts will provide an idea of what the life of the common sailor was like, in port, on the ships and during battle. This exhibit is open until December 29, 2013. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Donation

Jefferson Barracks Park

The Homefront: V-mail to Email

Through objects, photos and documents, this exhibit will examine Americans who survived on the homefront while their soldier, sailor, airman or marine was overseas defending the nation. We’ll explore what life was like for those on the homefront and the daily life of those in the service. Rations cards, scrap metal drives, V-mail to email, K-rations to MREs, will be examined. This exhibit will be open from April 5 to December 20, 2014. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Donation

Jefferson Barracks Park

Historic Ghost Stories

Ghosts and goblins rarely follow a schedule and neither will we if your group is willing to share an evening with those that enjoy things that go bump in the night. Whether you enjoy hearing tales in a 200-year-old mansion, among the stone ruins of Fort Belle Fontaine or in the hidden recesses of Jefferson Barracks, our story-tellers will be happy to guide you to the other side of the night. Minimum group size is 20. Advance reservation required two weeks in advance of requested date by calling (314) 544-5714 or e-mail dgonzales@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Jefferson Barracks Park, Fort Belle or Bissell House

Group Tours of Jefferson Barracks Come visit Jefferson Barracks and tour this grand old army barracks by bus or haywagon. Our tours are popular with many adult groups and organizations. Advance registration required by calling (314) 544-5714 or e-mail jmagurany@ stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Bus: $3/person (24 person min.) or $72/ bus.Hayride: $120/ride

Jefferson Barracks Park

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Experience.Discover.Explore

The Great Outdoors Prairie Day in the Confluence

Celebrate prairies at two locations in Spanish Lake. First, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., visit Fort Belle Fontaine Park to learn about the wonders of an upland prairie. Enjoy a guided walk through the prairie then stay for a hot dog lunch cooked over an open campfire. Next, take a short drive to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to learn more about a tallgrass prairie, during an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. There will be short guided hikes held every 30 minutes, exploring the prairie and information tables displaying prairie wildlife. In Partnership with: Missouri Department of Conservation. This program is free for members of the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park. Advance registration requested by calling (314) 544-5714 or via email jmagurany@stlouico.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/14

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Did You Know?

Great Outdoors Day

Join the St. Louis County Parks Department and the Missouri Department of Conservation to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day. This event will take place at the Jay Henges Shooting Range and in Antire Valley Park. A variety of vendor displays and demonstrations will bring the outdoors to you. Call (636) 938-9548 for more information. Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Antire Valley Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/28

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Eagle Watch & Trail Walk

Spend your day with the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park observing the eagles. A live eagle and other birds of prey from the World Bird Sanctuary will be on site from noon until 2 p.m. Enjoy two guided hikes on the three-mile trail. Hikers and bikers are welcome to take the trek on their own throughout the day. Refreshments will be served. Dress for the weather and meet at the Grand Staircase. Advanced registration is suggested by calling (314) 544-5714 or email jmagurany@stlouico.com.

Prairies once covered 40% of the United States and are one of the most recently developed ecosystems in North America. Sadly, only about 1% of the North American prairies still exist today.

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Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

1/25

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Happy Trails Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride

Ride the Chubb Trail after dark from 7-11 p.m. Start at the Lone Elk Park-Chubb Trailhead and ride on your own. This is not a guided tour. This steep and narrow trail along the Meramec River Valley is suggested for advanced to expert riders only. High intensity bicycle lights of at least 200 lumens are recommended. Program presented in cooperation with Sunset Cyclery, (314) 966-5505. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

3rd Wednesday January-December

7-11 p.m.

Night Hike

Turn off the TV and enjoy an evening exploring Jefferson Barracks Park with a one-of-a-kind night hike led by a park ranger. Be prepared to be outnumbered by the wildlife you see and hear. Meet at Leuthauser Shelter. Please bring a flashlight and wear your walking shoes. Must be able to walk 2 miles. Advance registration is requested. Walk-ups are welcome. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/11

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Sunday

10/20

7:30 - 9 p.m.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking

Evening Walk

This Park Ranger led walk will follow the Meramec Greenway Trail. You will be introduced to the natural features and historical significance of the region. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to walk about two miles; dress for the weather. Meet at Goode Shelter in Winter Park. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386.

Take a Kid Mountain Biking is a national event that encourages young riders to get outside and enjoy nature. We will start with bike riding skills and end with a Park Ranger led ride on the Al Foster Trail. Helmet fittings and bike inspections will be available. Parents are encouraged to ride with their kids. Helmets are required for those 16 and under. Water and snacks are provided. Bring your own bike and sunscreen. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386.

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Winter Park

Age

Fee

Location

$6/person

Al Foster Trail

Day

Date

Time

7+

Friday

9/13

6 - 8 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/12

9 a.m. - noon

Brunch Bike Ride

Ride the trail link from Creve Coeur Park to the Katy Trail, then follow the trail into historic St. Charles. We will eat an early lunch at the Winery of the Little Hills. Participants will meet at the Lakehouse Restaurant at 2160 Creve Coeur Mill Road, in Creve Coeur Park. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. Bikers should bring plenty of water. Fee includes cost of lunch. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$17/person

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/7

9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Legend of Lone Elk Park

A park naturalist will guide hikers on the White Bison Trail to observe the elk, deer, bison and other wildlife that call Lone Elk Park home. Hikers will encounter steep rocky trails. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

2/23

1 - 3 p.m.

Did You Know? Bike riding is less strenuous on joints, leg and arm muscles, as compared to running, weight lifting, or aerobic exercises at a gym.

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The Great Outdoors Happy Trails

After Dark at Creve Coeur Park

Dark at five and stuck inside, no more. Between October 1 and March 31, an “After Hours” pass allows holders to use Creve Coeur’s trails after sundown until 10 p.m. You will receive a vehicle tag for display in your car and a bracelet that must be worn while using the trail. Paved trails in the lower section of the park can be used each evening of the week. Parking will be at the Lakehouse Restaurant lot Join a park ranger on a night hike to discover who asks that only. Rangers will check the trails and lot for bracelets and question and a whole lot more! You’ll learn some amazing facts about our secretive feathered friends and hopefully hear vehicle tags. Personal lights are required for all walkers, bikers and rollerbladers. Helmets required for ages 16 some of them calling as we walk through the woods. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to view these and other and under. The trail will be closed during poor conditions. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. creatures of the night. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age Fee Location Age Fee Location All ages $50/season pass Creve Coeur Park All Ages $5/person Champ Park $10/child (16 and under Queeny Park (Mason Rd.) with a permit holding adult) Day Date Time Day Date Time Friday 11/1 7 - 9 p.m.

Who Cooks for You Who Cooks for You All?

Saturday

11/16

7 - 9 p.m.

Overnight Hike on Chubb Trail

This is an incredible opportunity to hike and camp while letting someone else do the cooking! The hike will start from White-tailed Deer Shelter in Lone Elk Park. Your camping equipment will be transported to West Tyson Park so all you will need on the trail is a day pack with water, snacks, rain gear, etc. The 7-mile trail follows the Meramec River, past rich bottomland forest, prairie and old bluffs and through rugged hills to West Tyson. Once there you’ll enjoy dinner, an overnight camp and morning breakfast prepared over an open fire. Then you’ll hike back to Lone Elk. Dress for the weather. Participants will encounter steep, rocky trails. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$30/person

Lone Elk park

Day

Date

Time

Sa - Su

11/2-11/3

Noon - Noon

Green Tip Picnicking in the park? Make sure you pick up after yourself. We all need to work together to keep our parks clean and green!

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Sunset - 10 p.m.


Fun on the Water Basic Kayak Course

One of Alpine Shop’s most popular clinics every year! No experience necessary to learn how to kayak from one of Alpine Shop’s ACA Certified Instructors, but you must know how to swim. After you’ve spent two hours with us on the water, you’ll have learned the basics of kayaking including basic strokes, how to enter and exit the boat and basic safety skills. Students provide their own snacks, drinking water, hat, sunscreen and eyeglass retainers. This class is a required prerequisite for our Intermediate Kayak Course. We strongly suggest attending one of our Introduction to Kayaking: Dry Land Basics seminars before taking this course. Call (314) 962-7715 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$40/person

Simpson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/7

9:30 a.m.

Alpine Shop Paddle Demos

You wouldn’t buy a car you didn’t drive first. Now, you don’t have to worry about buying a boat before you paddle it. Call us to request the specific boat you’re looking for or just join us and paddle in one of the many great selection of water craft available. Register online to request a specific model. Call (314) 775-2142 or visit www.alpineshop.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

5 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Fall Color Canoe Float

Park Rangers guide this seven-mile float down the scenic Meramec River through St. Louis County to view the beautiful fall colors along steep hillsides, lowlands, and towering bluffs. Floaters will meet at the boat ramp at Castlewood State Park and will “put-in” at Route 66 State Park. Participants must provide their own lunch, drinking water, sunscreen, binoculars and any other personal items you feel necessary for an all-day float. Canoes, life jackets and paddles are provided. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

10/17

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday

10/19

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday

10/24

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

St. Patty’s Day Float

St. Louis County Park Rangers will lead this 7-mile float on the Meramec River. This is a chance to get out early, get rid of the winter blahs and check out the Meramec River Valley. You will slip past rich forests, steep hillsides, and towering bluffs as you make your way down the river. Floaters will meet at the boat launch at Castlewood State Park and travel to the put-in at Route 66 State Park. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars and other personal items you will need for this all day float. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/17

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Did You Know? St. Louis County Parks can provide a unique team building experience for your group! Whether for scouts, youth groups or business professionals, our Team Challenge Course and Alpine Tower are great ways to build trust, confidence and cohesion within your team. Our trained facilitators can custom design a course based on your team’s goals, needs and abilities. For more information or to schedule a date, call (314) 615-5564.

10/10 Bikes Program Like our 30/30 Hikes program, 10/10 Bikes is meant to encourage our Citizens to participate in a healthy, active lifestyle recreational opportunity.

For a list of the 10 trails that are 10 miles long, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks.


Gone Fishin’ Catch & Release

The lake at Lone Elk Park has quite a reputation for having tons of bass and huge bluegill. Fishing is available by reservation and is for catch and release only. Artificial lures must be used, no live or cut bait allowed. Your reservation fee provides you with a two seat boat and paddles; you must provide your own trolling motor and battery. Only two boats are available each day! Bank fishing is not allowed. Call (314) 615-4386 to make a reservation. Age

Fee

Location

16+

$30/boat (2 anglers/boat)

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Fri-Mon

8/30-10/28

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Late Night Fishing

Every second Saturday of the month, April-October, Suson, Simpson, and Spanish Lake Parks stay open until 11 p.m. for late night fishing. Bring your poles, baits and lanterns and fish until the wee hours. Fishing is permitted from the bank only. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Suson, Simpson & Spanish Lake Parks

Day

Date

Time

2nd Sat.

9/14-10/12

6 - 11 p.m.

Youth Fishing Lessons

Join a St. Louis County Park Ranger to learn the basics of fishing. Children will learn how to tie knots, identify a variety of fish species and rig fishing poles for a safe and successful fishing experience. Fishing equipment will be provided. Space is limited. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Meet at the Suson Park Rearing Pond. Age

Fee

Location

8-15

$7/person

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

10/15

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Catch & Keep Bass Fishing

For one day only you can keep up to five bass under 12” from Lone Elk’s Lake. No bank fishing and a state fishing license is required. Canoes will be on site; maximum of 2 people per canoe. Artificial lures must be used, no live or cut bait allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$30/canoe (2 anglers/canoe)

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

10/16

4 - 7 p.m.

Trout Fishing & Chili Feed

Register early for this popular event! Fish for rainbow trout and enjoy an all-you-can-eat chili feed. Anglers must have a state fishing license and an annual trout permit is required to possess trout. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/7

5 - 9 p.m.

Intro to Fly Tying

This four-night class will teach you all you need to know to enjoy a lifetime of creating your own flies for trout, panfish and bass. The course includes all materials and supplies and use of all necessary equipment. Expert tiers from the Ozark Fly Fishers will teach the course. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$60/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

1/13-2/17

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Did You Know? In the United States, fly anglers are thought to be the first anglers to have used artificial lures for bass fishing.

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Fly Fishing 25 Best Flies for Missouri Trout

The trout are everywhere. What should I use? This class will help you fill your fly box with the best possible options for fishing Missouri trout waters. The “where, when and what” of successful trout fishing with the fly will be the focus of this must see presentation. Tickets are available at the door only!

Fly Fishing Techniques

This seminar is designed for the fly fisher who has a working knowledge of casting, knots, and fly patterns. Topics include presentation, wading, playing and releasing fish. Tickets are available at the door only! Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

GRC

All ages

$6/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

3/6

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday

1/21

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Fly Fishing Missouri Trout

This two-hour program will examine the trout parks of Missouri including Meramec Springs, Montauk, Bennett Springs and Roaring River by reviewing the parts of the streams, fishing regulations, rods, reels, lines, flies, and other equipment. Riggings, presentation and casting techniques will also be covered. The program will conclude with a look at the park hatches, a review of stream insects and suggestions on restaurants and lodging. Tickets are available at the door only! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

2/20

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Intro to Fly Fishing

The Ozark Fly Fishers introduce you to fly angling in this comprehensive four-meeting class. Each night learn about another aspect of the great sport of fly fishing. This is the perfect start for budding fly anglers. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. No class on 3/18. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$40/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

3/4-4/1

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Reading the Water for Trout

It is often said that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish! Smart anglers know that 90 percent of the fish are in just 10 percent of the water. This Ozark Fly Fisher’s course will help you break down the sections of a stream and identify the most likely holding places for fish. Tickets are available at the door only! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

3/13

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Beginning Fly Casting

This two-part class is for beginners wishing to learn the intricacies of the basic cast. Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructors will teach you the casting techniques to get you started in fly casting. Class size is limited. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$20/person

Tilles Park

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

4/8 & 4/15

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Intermediate Fly Casting

This three-part class is for those that have mastered the basic cast and is not for beginners! Federation of Fly Fishers certified casting instructors will teach you advanced casting techniques including the mend, wiggle and double haul. Class size is limited. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$40/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

5/1-5/15

7 - 8:30 p.m.

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Affton Community Center Affton Community Center (ACC)

9801 Mackenzie Road St. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 615-8822 or (800) 735-2966 TTY www.stlouisco.com/parks/affton

General Information

The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center is located one mile west of Interstate 55 (Reavis Barracks exit) and features a gymnasium, meeting rooms, fitness room and a playground.

Fitness Room

The fitness room has seven dual fitness stations, two recumbent bikes, three treadmills, an elliptical, a low impact tread master and free weights. An adult must accompany children ages 14-16. Children age 17 must have a parental release form. Fees: • $2.50/visit • 10 visit card for $20 • 26 visits for $50

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

6,000 square feet of open space with maple floor. May be used for a variety of events including basketball, volleyball or receptions. Please call for availability and fees.

Hours: Office:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facility:

(September-December) Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: Closed (January-March) Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: Noon-4 p.m. (Closed in March)

Meeting Room Rental

Each of our two meeting rooms accommodate 60 people theater-style or 48 banquet-style. Rooms can also be combined. Cost is $30 per hour and includes tables and chairs. Our patio is also available to rent. Please call for availability.

Basketball Open Play! All ages and abilities welcome to play basketball in the gym. Basketballs are available or you may bring your own. Monday-Friday: 3-5 p.m. , $2 per person per visit

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FREE Walking in Our Gym

Get out of the cold and walk in the gym for FREE! Simply sign in at the front desk. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 10-11:30 a.m.

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Greensfelder Recreation Complex Greensfelder Recreation Complex (GRC) Queeny Park 550 Weidman Road Ballwin, MO 63011 (314) 615-8472 or (800) 735-2966 TTY www.stlouisco.com/parks/grc

General Information

Greensfelder Recreation Complex is located in the 569-acre Queeny Park and features an indoor seasonal ice rink, an indoor roller hockey rink, meeting rooms and a modern playground.

Indoor Roller Hockey Arena

Operated by Midwest Sport Hockey, this indoor facility offers league play and training camps for children and adults. Call 636-230-6466 for more information.

Meeting Room Rental

Two rooms are available, each 36-feet by 45-feet with seating capacity of 50 people. Rooms can be combined to create a larger space for reunions, showers or meetings. Call for availability and fees.

Hours: Office:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ice Rink

The seasonal ice rink runs through October to February. Lessons, public skating sessions and hockey games are held throughout the season.

Indoor Arena Rental

The indoor arena is 20,900 square feet with bleacher seating for 1,767 people. This air-conditioned space is available for rental from March through September. Tables, chairs and staging are also available upon request. Please call for availability and fees.

Public Skate Prices Under 4 FREE with a paying adult 4 - 12 years $4.00 13 - 64 years $5.00 65+ $4.00 Follow us on Facebook!

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Kennedy Recreation Complex Kennedy Recreation Complex (KRC) Wayne C. Kennedy Park 6050 Wells Road St. Louis, MO 63128 (314) 615-5572 or (800) 735-2966 TTY (314) 615-SK8T (7588) Ice Rink www.stlouisco.com/parks/krc

General Information

The Kennedy Recreation Complex is located in Wayne C. Kennedy Park and features the Recreation Complex with a meeting room, an indoor ice-skating arena, lighted tennis courts, a playground and golf course. Suson Park is conveniently located directly across Wells Road.

Party Room Rental

Our party room holds between 25-35 people and is perfect for birthday parties! Advance reservations required. Room is available only during public ice-skating hours. You provide your own refreshments, some restrictions apply. Admission to the ice rink is an additional fee and is payable upon arrival.

Hours: Office:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Public Skating:

(September 28, 2013 - March 13, 2014)

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - noon Tuesday: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday: 7-9 p.m. Saturday: 2:15-4:15 p.m. / 7-9 p.m. Sunday: 12:15-2:15 p.m. / 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Quail Creek Golf Course

This 18-hole championship par 72 golf course is open to the public. Complete with driving range, pro shop and full service restaurant and bar. Call (314) 487-1988 for more information.

Ice Rink Rental Public Ice Skating Prices 4 and under FREE with a paying adult 5 - 12 years $4.00 13 - 64 years $5.00 65+ $4.00 Skate Rental Lockers

$1.50 $0.25/locker (quarters only)

The ice rink is available for evening rentals from Sept 21, 2013-March 8, 2014. Call (314) 615-5572 for availability and pricing.

Did You Know? In 2012, St. Louis County’s Suson Park in South County was named one of the Top 10 U.S. Parks by Home.com Follow us on Facebook!

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North County Recreation Complex North County Recreation Complex (NCRC) Veterans Memorial Park 2577 Redman Road St. Louis, MO 63136 (314) 615-8839 or (800) 735-2966 TTY www.stlouisco.com/parks/ncrc

General Information

The North County Recreation Complex has been renovated to include a multipurpose gymnasium, a walking track, a fitness room and new meeting room. Veterans Memorial Park continues to feature four lighted tennis courts, the Leo Wilson picnic shelter, a playground, Black Jack Lake and a golf course.

Office:

Fitness Room

Facility:

Our fitness room includes a variety of cardio and strength equipment plus free weights.

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

Meeting & Event Room Rentals

Open Gym! One full court basketball plus one half court -or- five half court basketball areas -or- 3 volleyball courts. Indoor two lane walking/jogging track-443 feet/12 laps to a mile. Adults (13 & Over) $4.00 Seniors (55 & Older) $2.00 Children (5-12) $2.00* 4 Yrs & Under FREE* *Must be accompanied by and adult. Adults Fitness (18+) $4.00 Morning Walkers (8am-10am) $1.00

Meeting Room A accommodates up to 45 people theater style or 40 classroom style. There is a 2.5 hour minimum rental for this space. Our multi-purpose/warming room accommodates up to 125 people. There is a 4 hour minimum rental for this space. In our gymnasium, full or half court rental and track rental is available. Our 20,000 square foot arena is available for special events year round. Tables and chairs are also available for rental. Please call for availability and pricing.

Eagle Springs Golf Course

Eagle Springs Golf Course offers an 18-hole championship course and 9-hole, par 3 course. The clubhouse has a pro shop, restaurant, banquet facilities with restrooms, a putting green, driving range and convenient cart paths. For more information call (314-355-7277.

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St. Vincent Community Center St. Vincent Community Center (STV) St. Vincent Park 7335 St. Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63133 (314) 615-8STV or (800) 735-2966 TTY (314) 615-HOOP Basketball Information www.stlouisco.com/parks/stv

General Information

St. Vincent Community Center, located in St. Vincent Park, includes a community room, a multipurpose gymnasium a fitness room and a water park. The surrounding park offers a fitness trail designed to be accessible to people of all abilities, athletic fields, trails, picnic sites and shelters, a playground and tennis courts.

Fitness Room

The fitness room offers an 11-station weight center, recumbent bike, upright bike, two tread mills and an elliptical machine. We offer one-year memberships for access to the Fitness Room.

Hours: Office:

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facility:

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

The gymnasium offers one full size basketball court, two biddy basketball courts, two full size volleyball courts, setup for badminton, indoor soccer and a variety of other activities.

Meeting Room Rental

Open Gym Volleyball (Ages 18+) Come enjoy a night of recreational volleyball at St. Vincent Community Center. Games will be played pick-up style. Teams are welcome.

Our meeting room can accommodate up to 80 people and is perfect for meetings, parties and classes. A sink and microwave are available for use as well as tables and chairs. Call for availability and pricing.

Did You Know?

Call (314) 615-8788 to pre-register or for more information.

The “Castle� at St. Vincent Park was built in 1892 as a mental hospital? It has since been renovated as Castle Park Apartments and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Tuesdays, October 3-December 5, 7-9p.m. $4 per person, $20 per team (Limit 6 to a team)

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Museum of Transportation Museum of Transportation (MOT)

3015 Barrett Station Road St. Louis, MO 63122 (314) 615-8MOT (8668) (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) (314) 965-6212 Visitors Center www.museumoftransport.org

Hours & Pricing Fall Hours (Labor Day - November 1) Tuesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Labor Day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Hours (November 1 - March 1) Thursday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

General Admission

Adults (13+): $8.00 Child (3-12): $5.00 Children 2 years and younger with a paying family are free Group rates are available. Call (314) 965-6885 ext. 2 for more information.

Creation Station

Fall Hours (same as museum)

Winter Hours:

Thursday: 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday: 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $2/person (in addition to regular admission)

Facility Rental

The Museum is a unique place to hold your next corporate or family event. Call (314) 615-8212 or visit www.museumoftransport.org for more information about our indoor and outdoor settings for various group sizes.

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General Information

According to the Smithsonian Institution, “The Museum of Transportation houses one of the largest and best collections of transportation vehicles in the world!” With over 70 locomotives, the museum has the most complete collection of American rail power anywhere, and its collection of automobiles, busses, streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles and riverboat material reflects the ever-changing nature of transportation.

Birthday Parties Creation Station is a hands-on learning environment for kids five and under that introduces children to modes of transportation and is the perfect place for a party! Parties include exclusive Creation Station playtime, museum admission for guests, helium balloons, snack sacks, party bags, a special gift for the birthday child, invitations and thank-you notes and all paper products. Your child can be the “Honorary Conductor” for a day! Your child receives a conductor gift box containing a bandana, train whistle, four museum admission tickets and a coloring book. Their name will appear on the museum marquee as they greet guests. They also help the train engineer and announce “All Aboard!” They will receive a special gift. Visit museumoftransport.org for more information.


General Daniel Bissell House General Daniel Bissell House

10225 Bellefontaine Road St. Louis, MO 63137 (314) 544-5714 or (314) 615-5270 (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) www.stlouisco.com/parks/bissell

Hours & Pricing Surrounding property is open from 8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset.

General Information

Originally called Franklinville Farm, this was home to General Daniel Bissell, participant in the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and military commander of the upper Louisiana Territory from 1809-1813.

Tours are scheduled by reservation only by calling (314) 544-5714. Adults (13+) $4.00 Child (8-12) $2.00 Child (7 and under) Free

History

The former home of General Daniel Bissell, participant in the American Revolutionary War and military commander of the Upper Louisiana Territory from 1809-1813. After the War of 1812 Bissell returned to the St. Louis area. The Federalstyle house was home to five generations of the Bissell family whose decorative arts and furnishings are displayed. The house and property was donated to St. Louis County by the Bissell family in 1961 and the home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Educational Programs & Activities

Bissell House offers unique educational opportunities for children step into the text book and experience history first-hand. Programs are appropriate for children grades 4th-12th. Bissell House hosts a variety of historical and recreational activities throughout the year such as concerts, costumed reenactments, craft classes and fairs, lectures and seminars.

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Event Rental

The Bissell property includes the house, barn, rose garden and three gazebos, all perfect for weddings, parties or other small events. For additional information about these venues call (314) 544-5714 or visit us online at www.stlouisco.com/parks/bissell.

2013-2014 Exhibit

War of 1812: A Nation Forged by War Hours: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The display commemorates the 200 year anniversary of the War of 1812. The National Museum of the United States Navy has created this exhibit which highlights the prominent role of the US Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutter Service during the war.


Fort Belle Fontaine Fort Belle Fontaine

North end of Bellefontiane Road in Fort Belle Fontaine Park 13002 Bellefontaine Road St. Louis, MO 63138 (314) 544-5714 or (314) 615-5270 (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) www.stlouisco.com/parks/fbf

Hours & Pricing Open from 8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset. Entrance to the park is free. Tours are $4.00 per person and are available for groups up to 25 by reservation only. Please call (314) 544-5714 for additional information.

General Information

Established in 1805, Fort Belle Fontaine has a distinguished history as the first U.S military post west of the Mississippi and as the final campsite of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.

History

Fort Belle Fontaine Park has been a St. Louis County Park since 1986. Few are aware that this was the first U.S. military installation west of the Mississippi River, established in 1805. Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition (1804-1806) spent the first night of their expedition on an island opposite Cold Water Creek and their last night two years later at the fort, which had been established in their absence. Other major expeditions left from this site between 1805 and 1819 to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.

Park Information

The park comprises 305.6 acres on the Missouri River in north St. Louis County. It contains four main areas; the Missouri River; Belle Fontaine Spring; Coldwater Creek; and a 50-acre upland prairie and wetlands. The Lewis & Clark Interpretative Trail is a three-mile multi-purpose trail which includes a trailhead and interpretive signage which guides visitors to all four main areas of the park.

Programs & Activities A variety of programs are scheduled at Fort Belle this fall and winter including ghost stories, hayrides, Prairie Day and the very popular eagle watch and trail walk. To visit the park, follow Bellefontaine Road north and enter through the Missouri Hills Home security station.

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St. Louis Carousel @ Faust Park St. Louis Carousel

Faust Park 15189 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 (314) 615-8383 Gift Shop (314) 615-7373 Office (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) www.stlouisco.com/parks/carousel

Hours & Pricing General Information

The St. Louis Carousel is an original 1920s carousel from the Dentzel Co. of Philadelphia. The carousel was installed at the St. Louis Highlands Amusement Park in 1929. After a fire in 1963 destroyed the park, the carousel was moved to Sylvan Springs Park and operated there until 1979. The St. Louis County Historic Buildings commission and the Faust Park Foundation raised funds to restore the Carousel, bringing it to Faust Park.

Closed on Mondays Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rides are $2.00/person or $5.00 for three rides. (Children under 1 year are free with a paid adult) NOTE: The St. Louis Carousel will be closed after December 29 and will reopen on January 18, 2014

Facility Rental

The St. Louis Carousel is available for private evening rental for weddings, receptions, bar and bat mitzvahs, family reunions, corporate parties and other private events with group sizes of under 200. Please call for availability and pricing.

Birthday Party Packages

Create an unforgettable birthday party for your child at the St. Louis Carousel! Day-time packages include a private room with five tables and 32 chairs with unlimited rides on the Carousel. A maximum of 50 guests. Private evening party package includes use of the entire carousel facility with six tables, 40 chairs and unlimited Carousel rides. A maximum of 75 guests. Please call for availability and pricing.

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Become a St. Louis Carousel Member!

Become a member and receive the benefits of riding FREE for an entire year while knowing your membership fees will help to restore one of your favorite carousel horses or deer. Family memberships begin at $80. All memberships also include 10% off all Gift Shop purchases over $10. Call (314) 615-8383 for further membership details.

Annual Membership Drive: 9/1 - 9/30


Jefferson Barracks Museums Jefferson Barracks Park

533 Grant Road St. Louis, MO 63125 (314) 544-5714 or (314) 615-5270 (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) www.stlouisco.com/parks/jb

Hours & Pricing Visitors Center and Gift Shop Wednesday - Sunday: noon - 4 p.m. Powder Magazine Museum Wednesday - Sunday: noon - 4 p.m. Admission is free, donation appreciated Closed 12/20/13 - 2/5/14 Old Ordnance Room (exhibits) Wednesday - Sunday: noon - 4 p.m. Guided tours must be scheduled in advance by calling (314) 615-5270. $3.00 suggested donation Closed 12/20/13 - 4/5/14

General Information

Jefferson Barracks, established in 1826, as the country’s first “Infantry School of Practice,” served as a major U.S. military installation until it was deactivated in June 1946. Named as a tribute to former President Thomas Jefferson, the post played an important role in the westward expansion.

History

Become a Volunteer!

Share your knowledge and love of history by volunteering in one of St. Louis County’s oldest and most historic parks. We rely on volunteers to keep our museums and gift shop open and to keep our grounds looking beautiful. To learn how you can become a volunteer, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks/vol or call Sue Bell at (314) 615-8822. Follow us on Facebook!

Jefferson Barracks served as a gathering point for troops and supplies bound for service in various wars and also served as an Army Air Corps basic training site. In 1950, the federal government ceded the northern 420-acres of the post, including its oldest surviving buildings from the 1850s, to St. Louis County for use as Jefferson Barracks Park. In 1971, the Park, the adjacent active military base and several other adjoining land parcels were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Educational Programs & Activities

Jefferson Barracks Park is a unique destination, offering a mix of history, recreational facilities and natural features. Stone buildings from the post now serve as museums for permanent displays, special exhibits, as well as tours, classes and seminars. Unique educational opportunities are available to schools and children’s groups, grades 4-12. For additional information call (314) 615-5270.

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Historic Village @ Faust Park Historic Village @ Faust Park

Faust Park 15185 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 (314) 615-8328 Office (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) www.stlouisco.com/parks/Faust/ HistoricVillage

Hours Weekdays: Guided Tours — Custom 90-minute tour includes the inside and outside of the restored homes for groups of up to 50 people. Call (314) 615-8FAU to schedule a tour.

General Information

As St. Louis County has been progressively developed, many nineteenth century structures have been lost. But Faust Historic Village has and continues to preserve the area’s vernacular architecture and history. There are four homes and a total of 16 structures representing a variety of building and architectural styles, from log to brick. Spanning a period from 1840 to 1888, the Village illustrates differences in lifestyle representing various professions, developments and needs of the period. The village provides a context in which the life styles of the settlers of St. Louis County and the skills they used to survive are illustrated. Blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, natural dyeing, and other antique arts are all demonstrated at different times of the year.

Self-Guided – Buildings can be viewed from the outside year round. Weekends: The Historic Village is open on select weekends in May, June, July and August from 1 - 5 p.m.

Educational Programs & Activities

The history staff at Faust Park offers a variety of educational programs and guided tours for all ages. Our most popular program year after year is the half-day “Farmsteading” program. Feedback shows that many students call this their favorite field trip in spite of the educational opportunities Events involved. The educational programs offered at Faust Park and the Historic Village host a variety of Faust Park were developed by an educator to events and activities throughout the year including meet Missouri Grade Level Expectations for 4th FEAST in the Park, the Tuesday Night Concert grade. Fall registration begins after March 1 and Series, Olden Days of Summer and hayrides. Their spring registration begins after August 1. largest event, the Faust Heritage Festival, is held Visit our website for more information. in September. Visit our website for a full calendar Educational opportunities are also available for of events as well as detailed information about all scout groups. Please call (314) 615-8328 for more of the homes and sites that can be visited while at information or to make reservations. Faust Park and the Historic Village.

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Gardening in St. Louis County Parks Keep our Parks Beautiful

Volunteer gardeners meet once a week and work alongside Master Gardeners and County Parks Horticulture staff to work to keep our Parks beautiful. Volunteers are needed April October and should be 16 years or older. Contact Sue Bell at sbell@stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8865 for more information. Day

Time

Location

Tuesday

8 - 11 a.m.

Jefferson Barracks Laborers House

Tuesday

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Faust Park Conway House

Wednesday

8 - 11 a.m.

Queeny Park Barn off Mason Road

Thursday

8 - 11 a.m.

Museum of Transportation

Friday

8 - 11 a.m.

Faust Park Carousel

Urban Tree Program Honor a loved one, friend, organization or event through the Urban Tree Program. The donation level you choose will benefit the St. Louis County Park system by helping with reforestation of our urban forests. Options including donating a tree, a recycled plastic park bench with a bronze plaque for engraving or a bevel-edged commemorative brick for engraving.

Check out our Children’s Garden Club! (Info on page 21) Call (314) 822-8151 for more information

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Volunteer Programs Join the team! Individuals, families and groups will have fun and make friends while giving back to their community by working as a St. Louis County Parks volunteer. For more information call our volunteer coordinator at (314) 615-8VOL (8865) or email sbell@stlouisco.com.

Trail Watch

Trail Watch is a volunteer program in which hikers, cyclist, skaters and equestrians assist park rangers in monitoring the many trails in our St. Louis County parks. Volunteers, identified by their bright vest and ID badge, serve as “extra eyes and ears� to report safety hazards, lost persons or suspicious activity. New volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation session and must be 16 years or older. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8865 or emailing sbell@stlouisco.com. Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday

9/10

7 - 9 p.m.

STV

Tuesday

9/24

7 - 9 p.m.

ACC

Wednesday

10/16

7 - 9 p.m.

GRC

Bush Honeysuckle Removal

Bush honeysuckle is destroying the forest understory by blocking sunlight from other species. Be part of the solution by joining this volunteer initiative to remove bush honeysuckle. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Tools, gloves, water and lunch are provided. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8865 or emailing sbell@stlouisco.com for Champ and Spanish Lake and calling (314) 615-5271 or emailing jnorton@laumeier.org for Laumeier. Day

Date

Time

Location

9 a.m. - noon

Champ Park; meet in the gravel parking lot

Saturday 10/19 9 a.m. - noon

Spanish Lake Park; meet at the Manny Broadway shelter

Saturday 10/26 9 a.m. - noon

Laumeier Park; meet in the main parking lot

Saturday 11/9

Laumeier Park; meet in the main parking lot

Saturday 10/5

9 a.m. - noon

Trail Crew

Participate in a morning of physical labor, helping to maintain and repair trails in County Parks. No experience necessary, training is provided. Tasks may include tree-trimming, erosion control and earth work. Tools, gloves, water and lunch are provided. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8865 or email sbell@stlouisco.com. Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday

9/21

9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Rock Hollow Trail; Meet at Al Foster Trail parking lot

Saturday

10/12

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cliff Cave Park; Meet at Oakville Middle School rear parking lot

Saturday

10/26

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park; Meet at Allenton & Scenic Loop Rd. parking lot

Saturday

11/9

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park; Meet at Allenton & Scenic Loop Rd. parking lot

Saturday

12/7

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rock Hollow Trail; Meet at Al Foster Trail parking lot

Check out the volunteer gardening opportunities on the Gardening page!

Other volunteer opportunities are available at Jefferson Barracks as museum attendants and at Suson Park as barn tour guides. Contact Sue Bell for more information at (314) 615-8865 at sbell@stlouisco.com.


r e t l e Sh s n o i t a v r e Res St. Louis County Parks have a variety of sites and shelters that are the perfect location for your next family reunion, birthday party or corporate event! We have sites that can accommodate any size event. Picnic site usage is on a first-come, first-serve basis but most of our covered shelters need to be reserved. For more information and a complete listing of our reservable sites with amenities, call (314) 615-4FUN or visit our website at www.stlouisco.com/parks.

Your Perfect Day... Our Beautiful Parks Hold your ceremony in one of our beautiful park settings and have a wedding that you and your guest will never forget!

* Bee Tree Park * Bissell Mansion Rose Garden * Faust Park * St. Louis Carousel * Jefferson Barracks Park * Queeny Park - various options are available at each location

For more information, visit our website at stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-4386 to speak with our wedding coordinator.


41 S. Central Avenue St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 615-4FUN

Visit us at www.stlouisco.com/parks

Special Events Winter

November

December

January

February

Living History Hayride

LOVEmeier

November 2-3 Jefferson Barracks

Holiday Bazaar

December 7 Greensfelder Rec Plex

Gadgetry for Seniors January 8 Greensfelder Rec Plex

February 8 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Wheels & Wine

Candy Cane Hunt December 7 St. Louis Carousel

Singles Ice Skating

January 18 Greensfelder Rec Plex

Candlelight Tour

February 14 Daniel Bissell House

Winter Wonderland Walk

Santa Claus Visit

25 Best Flies for Missouri Trout

Singles Volleyball

November 9 Museum of Transportation

November 22-24 Tilles Park

Winter Wonderland

November 27 - January 1 Tilles Park

December 8 Affton Community Center

Skate Camp

December 26-27 Tilles Park

January 21 Greensfelder Rec Plex

Eagle Watch & Trail Walk January 25 Fort Belle Fontaine

February 15 North County Rec Plex

Legend of Lone Elk February 23 Lone Elk Park

Mardi Gras DARE Dance February 28 Affton Community Center


Saint Louis County Parks Activity Guide