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Activity Guide

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s the days grow warmer, our parks will reach the pinnacle of their beauty and popularity. Meanwhile, our dedicated parks department staff has been working heard to prepare for spring and summer visitors. We are especially excited about our newer park features, including the county’s first dog park at Queeny Park. This five-acre space offers pets and their human friends a place to romp. It includes dog agility courses and water features. And for dog lovers, it is ideally located on the south side of another popular site, the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Another recent and popular addition at Queeny Park is the park system’s first Native Tree Trail. As visitors walk the trail, they can learn about the trees along the way using maps provided at the park or by using their smart phones to scan information codes on signs next to the trees. I encourage history buffs to visit a new exhibit, “Jefferson Barracks and World War I,” opening May 20 in the Old Ordnance Room at Jefferson Barracks Park. This exhibit marks the centennial of America’s entry into the “Great War.” It explores the events that led to the declaration of war on Germany in 1917 and the conflict’s impact on Jefferson Barracks, the St. Louis region and the nation. Exhibit hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday. These attractions follow on the openings in recent years of the Pavilion at Lemay recreation center and pool and the Aquatic Center at the North County Recreation Complex. And of course, the County will again offer a wide compliment of summer activities, including numerous camps to keep children engaged and occupied during their summer break from school. Each of our 71 St. Louis County parks is a treasure and makes an invaluable contribution to the quality of life of County residents. I have made the enhancement and promotion of our parks a priority of my administration. I hope you will joining my wife, children and me as we enjoy the terrific amenities and activities at our St. Louis County parks this spring and summer. Yours very truly,

Steven V. Stenger St. Louis County Executive

Parks Advisory Board Ernestine Shivers-Jones Diane Christy Gary Otten Don Zykan

Angie Hilzinger Gerry Sander Robert Muckler

County Council Hazel Erby Sam Page Colleen Wasinger Rochelle Walton-Gray Pat Dolan, Chair Ernie Trakas Mark Harder

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7

Accessibility For accommodations you may need to make a program accessible, or to receive this Activity Guide in an alternate format, call (314) 615-4386 or (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri). Advance notice of 48 hours (two business days) is needed for sign language interpreters. Requests for Braille requires more time. Management has the right to deny admission for health and safety issues.

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

Park Watch is a program to bring park visitors, park neighbors and St. Louis County Parks staff together to ensure safety and the highest quality of facilities and services. If you see suspicious activities, vandalism or problems within a St. Louis County park, please call the Park Watch Hotline at (314) 615-ISEE (4733) or (800) 735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri). You may remain anonymous. To contact a Park Ranger call (314) 615-8911. To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency, call 911. Please report only! Do not take action to intervene or attempt to correct a problem. This is the responsibility of St. Louis County Parks Rangers and the St. Louis County Police Department.


Contents What’s Inside...

At a Glance Calendar

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Sports

44

Food Truck Fest

Special Events

6

Affton Community Center

48

Kids Korner

10

St. Vincent Community Center 49

Summer Camps

13

Kennedy Recreation Complex

50

Aquatics / Swimming

18

Greensfelder Rec. Complex

51

Volunteer Programs

21

North County Rec. Complex

52

Great Outdoors

22

The Pavilion at Lemay

53

Gardening

27

Gen. Daniel Bissell House

54

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Medley

28

Ft. Belle Fontaine

55

Pickleball

Park Locations

30

Jefferson Barracks Museums

56

Field Trips

Young at Heart

32

St. Louis Carousel

57

Educational Programs

36

Historic Faust Park

58

Exhibits & Exhibitions

39

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Solar Eclipse Page 7

Adults-Only Events Page 8

Children’s Garden Club Page 11

Swimming Lessons Page 20

Fishing Information Page 33 Page 38

Scouts & Youth Groups Page 39

Personal Training Page 42

Health/Wellness/Fitness

40

33/30 Hikes Program

Dance

43

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Photography Policy St. Louis County Parks staff 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 pmailbox@stlouisco.com.

Additional Copies

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!

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Location Guide

Affton Community Center Greensfelder Rec Plex Kennedy Rec Plex North County Rec Plex St. Vincent Community Center

Job Opportunities 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.

You can now register for most of our programs online at www.stlouisco.com/parks! Look for this symbol that indicates which programs have online registration and payment options available.

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Calendar of Events 22

Rendezvous with the Past Faust Park...............................23

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Farm Friday Suson.....................................10

South County Flea Market ACC........................................29

25

Women of Faust (& 26) Faust Park...............................38

18

Stroller Tour Laumeier.................................36

Victorians In Mourning Jefferson Barracks Park.........36

28

WWII Weekend (28-30) Jefferson Barracks Park............8

20

Ft. Belle Discovery Tour Ft. Belle Fontaine....................24

March 11

21

Spring Break Camp (21-23) Pavilion at Lemay...................13

25

Thornhill Open House (& 26) Faust Park..............................37

26

Bike Through Time Faust Park..............................25

Deer Night Hike Jefferson Barracks..................24 29

April 1

Children’s Garden Club For the Garden.......................11 Intro to Geocaching Ft. Belle Fontaine....................22

WWII Canteen Dance Jefferson Barracks....................9

21

Bike Through Time Jefferson Barracks Park.........25

Trivia Night at the Carousel St. Louis Carousel....................8

22

Hunter Education Course Pavilion at Lemay...................23

Night in the Wild (29-30) Lone Elk..................................23

24

Food Truck Fest Creve Coeur.............................6

Historic Village OH (& 30) Faust Park..............................38

25

Cocktails & Conversation Laumeier.................................37

May

June

Spring Cleaning at Ft. Belle Ft. Belle Fontaine...................23

2

Youth Fishing Lessons Suson Park.............................26

Hike at Ft. Belle Fontaine Ft. Belle Fontaine...................24

5

Food Truck Fest Faust.........................................6

Kids Fishing Derby NCRC Pond............................26 Mah Jongg Tournament ACC........................................29

Deer Night Hike Jefferson Barracks..................27 6

Tiny House on a Grassy Spot Faust Park..............................38

2

Food Truck Fest Laumeier...................................6 Farm Friday Suson.....................................10

3

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s..............................11

Tea with Nancy Faust Park................................9

Archery for Kids Jefferson Barracks Park.........25

Coffee & Conversation Laumeier.................................37

Children’s Garden Club Jefferson Barracks..................11

Bissell House Swap Meet (3-4) Bissell House..........................28

Learn To Pitch, Hit & Run STV.........................................44

Scavenge Through the Night Laumeier.................................23

4

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier.................................36

7

Adult Egg Hunt (&8) Jefferson Barracks Park...........8

Kids Fishing Derby NCRC Pond............................26

6

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

8

Egg-stravaganza NCRC.....................................12

Tea with Nancy Faust Park................................9

8

Food Truck Fest Faust.........................................6

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier.................................36

9

Mud + Merlot Laumeier...................................8

7

South County Flea Market ACC........................................29 9

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Comp. Pavilion at Lemay....................44

9

Youth Fishing Lessons Suson Park.............................26

15

Children’s Egg Hunt STV.........................................12

11

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling Queeny Park...........................22

Hunter Education Course Pavilion at Lemay....................25

12

Art Fair (12-14) Laumeier...................................7

16

Deer Night Hike Jefferson Barracks..................24

21

Chill + Be Chill Laumeier...................................8

13

Spring D.A.R.E Dance ACC........................................11 22

Geo-Poker Faust Park..............................22

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Olden Days of Summer Faust.......................................10 10

Parents Night Off Pavilion at Lemay....................10 Learn to Play Pickleball ACC........................................33

Biking in the Moonlight Snyder Park............................24

11

Free Family Day Laumeier...................................9

Parents Night Off Pavilion at Lemay....................10

13

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

Thornhill Open House (& 14) Faust Park...............................38

15

Stroller Tour Laumeier.................................36

Food Truck Fest Tilles.........................................6

16

Farm Friday Suson.....................................10


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Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

August

Solar Eclipse Expo GRC..........................................7

20

Stroller Tour Laumeier.................................36

26

Historic Village OH (& 18) Faust Park..............................38

25

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

September

Food Truck Fest Tilles.........................................6

26

Food Truck Fest Creve Coeur.............................6

1

Food Truck Fest Laumeier...................................6

Early Memory Loss Tour Laumeier.................................34

3

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier.................................36

June 17

20

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

Learn to Punt, Pass & Kick STV.........................................46

23

Olden Days of Summer Faust.......................................10

28

Dive-In Movie Pavilion at Lemay....................18

6

Pooch Pool Party Pavilion at Lemay....................18

24

Learn to Play Pickleball ACC........................................33

29

Learn to Play Pickleball ACC........................................33

7

Pooch Pool Party Pavilion at Lemay....................18

Historic Village OH (& 30) Faust Park..............................38

8

Farm Friday Suson.....................................10

9

Parents Night Off Pavilion at Lemay....................10

Thornhill Open House (& 25) Faust Park...............................38 27

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

28

Early Memory Loss Tour Laumeier.................................34

29

Cocktails & Conversation Laumeier.................................37

July

August 1

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s..............................11

National Night Out Spanish Lake............................9

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave................................23

4

Food Truck Fest Laumeier...................................6

Living History Hayride ( &10) Jefferson Barracks Park..........23

5

Children’s Garden Club Greenscape Gardens.............11

Bike Ride & Walk Simpson..................................24

1

JB Blast Jefferson Barracks....................7

2

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier.................................36

Biking in the Moonlight Snyder Park............................24

Full Moon Paddle Simpson.................................24

8

Country Sounds by the Barn Suson........................................9

Archery for Kids Jefferson Barracks Park.........25

Overnight Fishing Simpson.................................26 South County Flea Market ACC........................................29

Parents Night Off Pavilion at Lemay....................10

6

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier.................................36

Children’s Garden Club JB Telephone Museum............11

8

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

15

Food Truck Fest Pavilion at Lemay......................6

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave................................23

11

End-of-Summer Splash Bash Pavilion at Lemay Pool...........18

17

Pirate Geocache Dig Creve Coeur Park...................22

Bike Ride & Walk Simpson..................................24

12

Parents Night Off Pavilion at Lemay....................10

Full Moon Paddle Simpson.................................24

Coffee & Conversation Laumeier.................................37

21

Stroller Tour Laumeier.................................36

27

Early Memory Loss Tour Laumeier.................................34

Archery Classes Jefferson Barracks Park..........25

13

Free Family Day Laumeier...................................9

11

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

15

Faust Concert Series Faust.........................................6

14

Food Truck Fest Jefferson Barracks....................6

17

Stroller Tour Laumeier.................................36

Olden Days of Summer Faust.......................................10

19

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave................................23

Food Truck Fest Tilles.........................................6

21

Great American Solar Eclipse Jefferson Barracks Park...........7

18

NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Comp. Pavilion at Lemay....................46


Special Parks Food Truck Fest 2017

Follow the caravan of various mobile menus and join family and friends for dinner in your beautiful St. Louis County 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. Event is open from 5 - 8 p.m., bands play from 5:30 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit www.stlouisco/parks.com or call (314) 615-4386. No coolers allowed.

Events Faust Summer Concert Series This summer, spend your Tuesday evening at Faust Park Amphitheater! The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and St. Louis County Parks will present top local entertainment for free concerts and family fun from 7-9 p.m. Enter Faust via the north entrance for free parking close to the stage. Bring your own seating. Food trucks will be on site for food and beverage purchases. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Call the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce at (636) 532-3399 or Faust Park at (314) 615-8328 for more information. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates, including cancellations.

Date

Location

Entertainment

5/4

Faust Park

Eddie Randle Trio

Age

Fee

Location

5/16

Tilles Park

Hudson and Friends

All ages

Free

Faust Park

5/24

Creve Coeur Park

Revolution

Day

Date

Band

6/2

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Steve Ewing Duo

Tuesday

6/6

Bob Kuban

6/8

Faust Park

Off the Shoulder

Tuesday

6/13

Fanfare

6/20

Tilles Park

Fanfare

Tuesday

6/20

Trilogy

7/14

Jefferson Barracks Park

Yankee BBQ

Tuesday

6/27

Spectrum

7/18

Tilles Park

Ambassadors of Swing

Tuesday

7/4

No Concert

7/26

Creve Coeur Park

Soulard Blues Band

Tuesday

7/11

Abbey Road Warrior

8/4

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Power Play Band

Tuesday

7/18

Volcanic Ash

9/1

Laumeier Sculpture Park

The Tall Poppies

Tuesday

7/25

Radiogram

9/15

Pavilion at Lemay

Ralph Butler Duo

Tuesday

8/1

Butch Wax & the Hollywoods

Tuesday

8/8

Scott Laythem and Karl Holmes Duo

Tuesday

8/15

Billy Peek

Did You Know? St. Louis County Parks has 71 parks and cultural sites, six recreational complexes and more than 144 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!

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JB ! t s a Bl 30th Annual Art Fair at Laumeier Make Laumeier’s Annual Art Fair your Mother’s Day weekend tradition! Now celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Art Fair features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country. Rain or shine; no pets or outside food and beverage allowed. Event proceeds support Laumeier’s presentation of education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events. Visit www.laumeier.org/art-fair for more information. Advance online sales open Friday, March 31, 2017.

Saturday, July 1 7 p.m. Enjoy music under the stars performed by the Air Force Band of Mid-America, Shades of Blues in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater (Jefferson Barracks Park) and a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate our country’s birth! Concessions will be available. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Admission is free!

WWII Weekend

Everyone will enjoy strolling through the military camps and talking with re-enactors representing the troops of the U.S., British, Canadian, Soviet and German armies of WWII. The weekend begins on Friday with tours available in the living history camps from 1 - 3 p.m. Learn about the uniforms, weapons and equipment. Battle re-enactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday. A fun and educational event for the entire family. Call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

All Ages

$10/adult Kids 10 and under are free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

F - Su.

4/28 - 4/30

Friday

5/12

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

5/13

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday

5/14

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Solar Eclipse Expo Come learn about the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse occurring on August 21. There will be more than 80 exhibits including vendor booths, activities, solar viewing, a mobile planetarium and speakers from the University of Missouri, Florida State and NASA. Event is FREE to everyone who pre-registers at www.EclipseExpo.org. Call (314) 615-8472 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free with pre-registration GRC

Day

Dates

Time

Saturday

6/17

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Great American Solar Eclipse On August 21, we will experience a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE- the first one in over 400 years! The eclipse begins at 11:45am and totality will occur at 1:16pm. You will need eclipse glasses to safely view the sun. Event is free to the public. We will also have a VIP area that includes a reserved parking area, shelter, restroom and your own eclipse glasses. Pre-registration is only required for the VIP area. For more information contact Ranger MacLeod at lmacleod@ stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free - General Viewing $10/person - VIP

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Dates

Time

Saturday

8/21

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Special Events Adults-Only Events Adult Egg Hunt

Don’t miss the original adults-only egg hunt. Search 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for over 10,000 hidden eggs each evening. Winning numbered eggs are redeemed for tons of terrific prizes! Food truck will be on site for food and beverage purchases. Sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Barracks and Y98 Radio. Advance registration is required. Reservations offered on-line only at www.friendsofjeffersonbarracks.com/egg_hunt_store.php. Service charges may apply. For questions please call (314) 615-5572. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$10/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/7

8 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

4/8

8 - 10 p.m.

Chill + Be Chill

The wine will be chilled and so will you, with your new handmade ceramic wine chiller! Learn slab construction methods and explore surface textures and detailing to create a unique artwork that keeps your wine chilled to the perfect temperature. Pick up your finished piece at Laumeier the following week. A bottle of wine and some clay make for a great date night or night out with friends! BYOW (bring your own wine); light snacks are provided. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

WWII Canteen Dance

Dance to Big Band music from the World War II era with Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. with music from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. New this year, enjoy our wood dance floor! Meal catered by Kenricks: advanced meal tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. Other refreshments including snacks, beer, soda and bottled water will be available at reasonable prices. Dance tickets are $17.50 in advance and $25 at the door. Tables for 8 or 10 people, and individual tickets should be reserved in advance for best seating. For ticket information and ticket and meal order form email the FJB at FriendsofJeffersonBarracks@gmail.com or by calling (314) 615-8800 or (314) 397-4693. Age

Fee

Location

18+

see description for prices

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/29

7 - 10:30 p.m.

Mud + Merlot

Get down and dirty and try your hand at the potter’s wheel in a relaxed, fun and light-hearted environment. Make wheel-thrown objects such as cups, bowls, or vases following an instructor demonstration; select from a variety of glazes to complete your piece. Pick up your finished piece at Laumeier the following week. A bottle of wine and some clay make for a great date night or night out with friends! BYOW (bring your own wine); light snacks are provided. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$45/person

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

21+

$45/person

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Friday

6/9

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/21

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Trivia Night at the Carousel

Gather your friends and trivia partners. Buy a table (10 players) or just a seat and match wits against the competition. There will be a cash bar and food by Classic Red Hots Catering. 50/50 drawings throughout the evening, door prizes and 1st and 2nd place prizes. Registration deadline is April 26. To register call (314) 615-8345. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$15/person or $125/table

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/29

6 p.m.

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Frank Lloyd Wright House Twilight Tours Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and beverages followed by a docent-led tour of this Wright-designed home. Space is limited and reservations and payments must be made in advance. Visit www.ebsworthpark. org for details or call (314) 822-8359 to make a reservation. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$30/person

FLW house - Ebsworth Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

5/21, 6/25, 7/23, 8/27

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tea With Nancy

Come join Nancy, the second governor of Missouri’s wife, at their home, Thornhill, in beautiful Faust Park, for a full tea. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day early then with polite conversation and tea served by period dressed reenactors? Come in your tea party best. Space limited and reservations must be made in advance. For questions or reservations call (314) 615-8328 or visit www.stlouisco.com/parks. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$30/person

Thornhill Grounds @ Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/6

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday

5/7

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Country Sounds by the Barn Enjoy an evening at Suson Park’s farm while listening to the best sounds of country music. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate starting at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and bug spray. Food Trucks will be on site selling their delicious fares! For additional details or questions, call (314) 615-5572. Music by George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass.

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Nestled in grassy fields on 10.5 acres in the Sugar Creek Valley of Kirkwood, Mo., is a unique and significant residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely recognized as the greatest American architect of the 20th century. Completed in 1955 for Russell and Ruth Kraus, the house is notable for its architectural integrity and original Wright-designed furnishings. Address: 120 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 Docent-led tours of the house are available Wednesday - Sunday. Prices: $10/adult; $5 for children 6 and up Reservations are required by calling (314) 822-8359.

www.ebsworthpark.org

Free Family Days

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/person (12+) Free (11 and under)

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/8

7 - 9 p.m.

National Night Out

Join the St. Louis County Park Rangers and celebrate National Night Out with your friends and neighbors at Spanish Lake Park. Enjoy a hayride around the park or take a relaxing canoe ride on the lake. All canoe safety equipment is provided. No advance registration required. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free admission

Spanish Lake Park

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

8/1

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free Family Days provide families a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. Free Family Days offer participants of all ages structured activities using a variety of materials to create artwork based on personal experience. Activities are designed to be simple enough for ages 4 and up to enjoy, yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to another level. Families have fun exploring new media and concepts while finding inspiration among Laumeier’s natural environment, temporary exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. Supported by a grant from the Windgate Foundation. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Dates

Time

Sunday

6/11, 8/13 , 10/8

2 - 4 p.m.

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Kids

Farm Fridays at Suson Park

Looking for some fun like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing, candle making & peddle cars/bean bag toss area. You can enjoy these crafts and festive experiences at Suson’s Farm Fridays. You can now register on line at www.stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-8822.

Korner

Olden Days of Summer

Special event for kids age 2 to 12. Many activities planned including blacksmith demonstrations, rope making, candle dipping, butter churning, hayrides and rides on the historic St. Louis Carousel. For more information or to register, call (314) 615-8328 or (314) 6158332 or visit our website.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

2-12

$10/child (2-12) ; adults are free

Suson Park

2-12

Faust Park Historic Village

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/19

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

$10/child in advance $15/child day of event Adults are free with a paid child’s admission

Friday

6/2

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/16

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday

6/9

9 a.m. - Noon

Friday

9/8

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday

6/23

9 a.m. - Noon

Friday

7/14

9 a.m. - Noon

Parents Night Off

Kids can have a blast at The Pavilion at Lemay on Saturday evenings while you have a Parent’s Night Off. Kids ages 4 -12 will enjoy a pizza party, will be challenged in the gym and have fun in the playhouse. Both members and non-members are welcome. Children must be potty trained (without assistance). Pre-registration is preferred (space is limited), but walk-ins may be accepted. Age

Fee

Location

4 - 12

$6/child

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Saturdays

5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9

5:30 - 9 p.m.

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Tot Time

Join published writer Aunt Peggy in this fun filled hour! Children will hear an original story that teaches them about life, sing songs, make a craft and ride the carousel. March -”Barney Barney St Patrick” April - “Mitch the Mushroom” May - “Bedelia and the Lightning Bug Brigade” To register call (314) 615-8345 Age

Fee

Location

2-5

$8/child/session

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Wednesdays

3/15, 4/19, 5/17

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Preschool Play Group

Join our staff and come Play at The Pavilion in the MAC and Tot Care. This preschool playgroup is full of fun exciting activities such as games, mystery guest speakers, crafts and fun time in the gym. It is also a great time for kids (ages 2 - 5) to socialize with others. A parent is asked to stay and enjoy the fun as well! Pre-registration is preferred (space is limited), but walk-ins may be accepted. To register visit www.stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

2-5

Members: Free Non-members: $2

The Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Wednesdays

3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 6/7, 7/5, 8/2, 9/6

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Baseball D.A.R.E. Dance

If you DARE (our co-sponsor) join your friends and dance the night away with our DJ! Wear your Spring Time duds for a chance to win prizes. Admission limited to grades 5 through 7 only. Tickets may be purchased after March 1. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information or to register. Age

Fee

Location

Grades 5-7

$5/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/21

7 - 9:30 p.m.

Did You Know? A study reported by Optometry and Vision Science found that children who spend time outside have better distance vision than those who primarily play indoors.

Storytelling with Miss Tracy

Join us at The Pavilion at Lemay for storytelling and crafts with Miss Tracey as she brings the story to life! After the storytelling and crafts, stay for open play in the MAC! To register visit www.stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/child

The Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Saturdays

3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10

10 - 11 a.m.

Growing with St. Louis County Parks & Recreation

Children’s Garden Club delight in gardening This Club is designed to educate and bring Volume # that 13, sheet 07 and horticulture through projects participants begin themselves September 8th, 2012 and take home to grow and enjoy. All events are free. For more Fun in the Garden – Fall Gardening information call (314) or email dwolter@stlouisco.com. Junior822-9095 Master Gardener - Golden Ray Series

Upcoming Schedule

Experience all of your St. Louis County Pools this Summer! Kennedy Recreation Complex St. Vincent Community Center North County Recreation Complex The Pavilion at Lemay

2651 Barrett Station Road

Saturday, July 8 Saturday, April 1 www.stlouisco.com/parks “Flowers by Wire” “Fun In The Garden” Like Us on Face Book “ St. Louis County Parks “ Museum JB Gardening Telephone For the Garden by Haefners “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”—John 12 Hancock Ave. Dewey 6703 Telegraph Rd. Saturday, May 6 Saturday, August 5 “Project Pollinator” “Annuals & Vegetables Hope to see you next month at For the Garden @ Haefners Greenhouse 6703 TelegraphGardens Road, topic is All about Bats. Greenscape Compliments Wiethop’s This is also the First meeting of the Fall Session of the Junior2832 Master Gardener – Golden Rays Series. Barrett Station Rd.This program is Greenhouses modeled after the highly successful Master Gardner Program and offers Horticultural and Environmental, Science Education, (Jefferson Park) Leadership, and LifeBarracks skills. Development though fun and creative activities. This program is committed to helping Saturday, September 9 Young people become good gardeners and good citizens so they can make a positive contribution to their community , school and family. To enroll please let us know , or contact us @ (314) 615-8482 – Tonya or Doug. Or Email us @ toconnell@stlouisco.com or “Plant Fall Colors” Saturday, June 3 Doug_Wolter@stlouisco.com Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & “Plant Colorful Annual Combos” Will we have any Fall Color of the first crimson leaves of autumn, and learn about fall blooming crocus very similar to the spring blooming crocus.Forest The ravagesNursery of heat, storms, & drought, andGarden humidity makeCenter the late summer garden appear so worn out Sherwood’s that the freshness of newly emerging fall crocus and colchicum bulbs, Pansies, our cool weather crop are a breath of fresh air. Barrett Station One glimpse andCenter you’ll suddenly want to bite into a crisp apple, or 2651 go on a hayride in a County Park, checkRd. it out in our Activity Garden Guide www.stlouisco.com/parks. Some say nature saves her biggest show for fall, but I feel you need to appreciate each season 2651Nature Barrett Rd. Mother has to giveStation us. 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.

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Kids Korner Egg-stravaganza

Check Out our Spring Break Camp!

Bring the kids out for our Easter Hunt at the Leo Wilson shelter and playground. Plenty of prizes and candy for everyone involved. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-8839. Age

Fee

Location

5 - 11

$5/child

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/8

10:30 a.m.

Children’s Egg Hunt

Come join us in celebrating the Easter holiday by bring your little ones to participate in our 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy candy baskets and prices for the first, second and third place winners. Participants will meet in front of the Community Center. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

4-8

$3/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/15

1 - 3 p.m.

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Play at the Pavilion Camp Looking for something fun for the kids to do over spring break? The staff at The Pavilion at Lemay has got you covered! This exclusive, low cost camp explodes over three days! This camp is jam packed full of uniquely designed indoor/outdoor sporting activities with a twist. Imagine improvised sporting games, explosive activities, challenging team initiatives all designed to generate varieties of fun and excitement during Spring Break 2017. Registration is required and space is limited. Call (314) 615-8877 or email sdouglas2@stlouisco.com for more information. Age

Fee

Location

10 - 15

$50/child

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

T - Th

3/21 - 3/23

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Summer Camps Camp Queeny

Fun in the sun this summer! Activities include sports, nature activities, arts and crafts and special events. Each child should bring their own non-perishable lunch and two water bottles each day. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Early Bird Care is available 7 - 9 a.m. for $20 per week and Late Bird Care is available from 3 - 6 p.m. for $30 per week.

Camp Kennedy

Children are grouped by age and enjoy crafts, games, nature programs, a special event cookout, sports and supervised recreational swim at Kennedy Recreation Complex. Camp is located at Kennedy Recreation Complex on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Camp is located at Suson Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring a non-perishable lunch, snack, and beverage daily. For an additional cost swimming lessons and Sunrise/Late Day Club memberships may be purchased. Call (314) 615-5572 for more information or to register.

Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$75/camper

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

M-F

6/5 - 6/9

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

5 - 12

$65/camper

KRC/Suson Park

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/19 - 6/23

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/26 - 6/30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/5 - 6/9

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/3 - 7/7* (no camp 7/4)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/19 - 6/23

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/17 - 7/21

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/26 - 6/30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/24 - 7/28

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/3 - 7/7* (no camp 7/4)

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/17 - 7/21

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/24 - 7/28

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/31 - 8/4

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

* For short week, camp is $60/camper. Early Bird Care is $16 for the week and Late Bird Care is $24 for the week.

Sports Camp at NCRC

Join us for this sports camp where a different sport is introduced each day! Before care is available from 7 - 9 a.m. for $15/week and after care is available from 3 - 6 p.m. for $21.25/week. Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$60/camper (per week)

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Session I

7/17 - 7/28

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Session II

7/31 - 8/4

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

* For short week, camp is $52/camper

Did You Know? Summer Camp helps kids develop life-long skills! Camps provide the right instruction, equipment and facilities for kids to enhance their sports abilities, their artistic talents, and their adventure skills. The sheer variety of activities offered at camp, makes it easy for kids to discover and develop what they like to do.

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Summer Camps Summer Camps at Laumeier

Campers learn about artists throughout history, explore Laumeier’s woodland trails and find inspiration in the artworks on view for drawing, painting, sculpting and more. Each session of Art Camp features a different theme, so register for more than one to receive the broadest experience! Art Camps are taught by local, experienced Artist-Instructors and are structured to encourage artistic development and selfexpression through social and individual skill-building experiences. Register online at www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5268 to receive a brochure.

Art Camp (Ages 4-6)

Art Camp (Ages 6-15)

In addition to age-appropriate projects, this Art Camp includes storytelling, games and snack time. Camps run from 9 a.m. - Noon. The average staff to camper ratio is 1:5.

Laumeier’s one-week, full-day Art Camps are designed for creative, active kids ages 6 to 15. From 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. each day, campers (divided into groups by age category) learn about artists and art history through hands-on, interactive activities; practice a variety of contemporary art media and processes in daily studio sessions; explore Laumeier’s outdoor galleries; and enjoy lunch at a different sculpture each day! Full-day Art Camps spend one afternoon each week at the Sunset Hills Swimming Pool (weather permitting). Average staff-to-camper ratio is 1:7. Full-day Art Camps are held outdoors at the Education Shelters in the Emerson Children’s Sculpture Garden near the Park’s West (Back) Entrance. Extended Day is available in weekly morning and afternoon sessions; additional fees apply.

Age

Fee

Location

4-6

$120/camper

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Theme

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

M-F

6/19 - 6/23

Down the Rabbit Hole

M-F

6/26 - 6/30

Emoji Exploji

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

Winged, Wacky + Wild

M-F

7/17 - 7/21

Mythical, Magical Madness

M-F

7/24 - 7/28

YOU are the Ultimate Transformer

Age

Fee

Location

6 - 15

$210/camper

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Theme

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

M-F

6/19 - 6/23

Down the Rabbit Hole

M-F

6/26 - 6/30

Emoji Exploji

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

Winged, Wacky + Wild

M-F

7/17 - 7/21

Mythical, Magical Madness

M-F

7/24 - 7/28

YOU are the Ultimate Transformer

M-F

7/31 - 8/4

A Pixel + A Glitch

M-F

8/7 - 8/11

Infinity + Beyond

Carousel Camp

Camp Eagles Nest

Our two-week session day camps offer many sports, crafts, theme days, nature programs, cook outs, and swimming daily. Campers begin their day indoors with some activities held outdoors; Activities are modified during extreme heat. Bring a non-perishable lunch, snacks and beverages daily. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8841. Before care is available from 7 - 9 a.m. for $30 and after care is available from 3 - 6 p.m. for $42.50 (less for the week of July 4).

Carousel Camp is a unique camp in that the children get carousel rides daily, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, plus the new addition of “wildlife explorer”. This part of the program will teach children to observe, value and respect the out of doors. Camp runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call (314) 615-8345 to register or for more information. Age

Fee

Location

4-8

$90/camper

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Theme

Age

Fee

Location

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

Nature Doesn’t Rest

5 - 12

$120/camper

NCRC

M-F

6/19 - 6/23

Exploring Essentials

M-F

6/26 - 6/30

Homey Habitats

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

Critters Big & Small

M-F

7/17 - 7/21

Wonderful Water & So Many Birds

Day

Date

Time

Session I

6/5 - 6/16

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Session II

6/19 - 6/30

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Session III 7/53 - 7/14*

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

* The facility will be closed on 7/4. Session is $108/camper

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Youth Fishing Day Camp

St. Louis’ only “fishing” day camp is a big hit with kids! St. Louis County Park Rangers conduct the camp where children spend the week learning to be good anglers. Each day the group will venture out to a new fishing location. Meet in front of the Recreation Complex off of the Weidman Road entrance. Meet promptly at 8:30 a.m. Each child should bring their own non-perishable lunch and two water bottles. Fishing equipment will be provided. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

9 - 15

$150/camper

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/5 - 6/9

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Outdoor Skills Camp

Attention outdoor enthusiasts! If you ever wanted to learn to throw a tomahawk or shoot a bow and arrow, this is your chance. Spend a week learning new outdoor skills. This camp, hosted by St. Louis County Park staff will teach new skills in a variety of settings. Our unique camp will travel to several different parks, giving campers opportunities to visit new areas while testing the waters on new skills. Learning the correct way to control a canoe, starting a fire with flint and steel and hiking to a cave are some of the experiences you will enjoy. Knowledgeable staff and close supervision will allow the adventuresome camper to spread their wings in a safe and controlled environment. Attempting new skills will be challenging as well as fun. Age restrictions are strictly enforced so all campers have the opportunity to get the most enjoyment out of camp. Participants start from Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park. Space is limited, so sign up early. For questions or to make a reservation call (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

12 - 16

$150/camper

GRC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

British Soccer Camp

Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country! Our experienced staff have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential. With programs for each age, the curriculum includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play. Players also learn about our core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Register at www.challengersports.com. Age

Fee

Location

3 - 15

$68/child (3-5); $88/child (6-15)

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

6/26 - 6/29

9 - 10 a.m. (3 - 5) 10 a.m. - Noon (6 - 8) 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (9 - 11) 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (12 - 15)

Little Green Thumbs (Mad Science)

A 5-session preschool camp offering your children an exciting introduction to basic environmental science. Each session is devoted to different aspects of the garden, allowing children to progressively enrich their understanding of how living things grow and how they interact with the environment around them. During the course of each session, children will perform hands-on experiments, play themed games and enjoy a snack and story related to the session’s theme. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

3-5

$145/camper

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

M-F

5/29 - 6/2

9 a.m. - Noon

Gross Out Science Camp (Mad Science) Miss Manners might not approve but your child definitely will! Gross Out Science camp is a week of learning about “gross” body functions. Burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, germs and how our brain, cell, heart, organs and blood contribute to this. Advance registration is required by calling 314-991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$202/camper

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

T-F

5/30 - 6/2

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Red Hot Robots (Mad Science)

Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! Learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing robots, linetracking robots, and more! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your very own working robot to take home with you! Advance registration is required by calling 314-991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

2nd - 5th grade

$270/camper

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/5 - 6/9

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Secret Agent Lab (Mad Science)

This camp is a fun journey into the world of detection, spy science, and forensics. Over the course of 5 days, campers will experience all kinds of cool science and take home a scientific project each day. Advance registration is required by calling 314-991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

K - 5th

$250/camper

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/24 - 7/28

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Wings & Things (Mad Science)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s everything that flies! (Superheroes Excluded). From the earliest flying machines to the first rocket lights, this hands-on program will focus on aerodynamics and the world above us! Campers will build many different flying devices and put them to the test! Traveling further up, campers investigate the wonder of our very own Milky Way. They join their fellow “astronauts” as we send an awesome Mad Science rocket to the moon, well at least into the sky. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$250/child

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/31 - 8/4

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Abra-Kid-Abra Camps at ACC

All camps are $170/camper. Discounts are available for registering the same child for multiple camps. All campers should bring a sack lunch, drink and a snack each day. To register visit www.abrakid.com/register or call (314) 9616912.

Magic Camp (Abra-Kid-Abra)

Make a coin disappear or make a person appear from nowhere! You’ll get your own magic box and new tricks to show friends and family. You’ll learn comedy magic skits, balloon twisting, magic puzzles and lots more. Camp culminates with the students performing their own show. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 12

$170/camper

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/12 - 6/16

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Circus Stars Camp (Abra-Kid-Abra)

Walk on stilts! Ride a unicycle! These are just a couple tricks you’ll learn in this Abra-Kid-Abra camp. You’ll learn juggling, plate spinning, clown acts, animal balloons, and much more! Plus we are introducing some brand new juggling and balancing skills this year. Camp culminates with the students performing an amazing circus for their family and friends. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 12

$170/camper

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Comedy Camp (Abra-Kid-Abra)

It’s funny how much fun you can have when you’re learning be funny! You’ll master the secrets of stand-up, sketch, and improvisation comedy. Take home a new gag each day such as a rubber chicken, squirt rings, gag glasses and more. At week’s end you’ll display your newly enhanced confidence, creativity, performance skills and sense of humor in a show for family and friends. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 12

$170/camper

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/31 - 8/4

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Abra-Kid-Abra Camps at the Pavilion at Lemay Early bird registration (before 6/1) is $170/camper. After 6/1, each camper is $195. Discounts are also available for registering the same child for multiple camps. All campers should bring a sack lunch, drink and a snack each day. To register visit www.abrakid.com/register or call (314) 9616912.

Magical Mystery Camp

Your kids will learn new magic tricks each day, often treating their parents to a nightly show! Campers will weave their tricks into a mystery show, which they will create and perform the last day for their families! In learning magic, theater, and improv, your kids will develop their presentation skills and confidence while having a lot of fun in the process! Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$170/$195

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/5 6/9

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Comedy-Kid-Abra Camp

Funny how much fun you can have when you’re learning to be funny! You’ll master the secrets of stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy. Take home a new gag each day – rubber chickens, squirt rings, and gag glasses! At week’s end you’ll display your newly enhanced confidence, creativity, performance skills and sense of humor in a show for family and friends. Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$170/$195

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/10 - 7/14

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Circus Arts Camp

Walk on stilts! Ride a unicycle! Balance on a roll bolla board! These are just a few of the exciting skill you’ll learn in Circus Stars Camp! You’ll learn juggling, plate spinning, clown acts, animal balloons, and much more! Plus we are introducing some brand new juggling and balancing skills this year! Camp culminates with the students performing an amazing circus for their family and friends! Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$170/$195

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/24 - 7/28

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Magic Camp (Abra-Kid-Abra)

Read a spectator’s mind! Defy gravity! Cause a selected card to appear in Chicago! These are just a few of the tricks you will learn in Abra-Kid-Abra’s new Mind Reading and Other Cool Tricks Camp! You’ll get your own magic box, and new tricks to put in it daily. Twist animal balloons, learn comedy magic skits and discover fun betchas you can pull on your friends! Camp culminates with students putting on a show for their families. Goals are to develop presentation skills, build confidence, and have fun! Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

$170/$195

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M-F

8/7 - 8/11

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Summer Camps Animation Camp

In this class students will learn the basics of animation and digital design. Students will enjoy going to various sites to see fun interactive animations will love this course. This class will utilize Adobe’s award winning animation software in Adobe Flash. Students will create fun, interactive animations that they can share with the world. To register visit www.youthtechinc.com or call (877) 984-2267. Age

Fee

Location

10 - 17

$150/camper

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

6/12 - 6/15

9 a.m. - Noon

Video Game Design Camp

Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want to learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games.To register visit www. youthtechinc.com or call (877) 984-2267.

iCode

This course offers younger students a fun, interactive look at coding. Students will create virtual apps and write their own programs that they can share with friends and family. This course makes learning to code fun and explores problem solving and programming logic. Students will have access to their accounts so the learning does not end at the door. **Students should be able to read prior to taking this course. To register visit www.youthtechinc.com or call (877) 984-2267. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 12

$110/camper

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

7/17 - 7/20

9 a.m. - Noon

iGame Creators

Want to create video games? This is an introductory course for younger students who want to learn to build simple video games. This course combines the art of video game design and animation to create interactive characters that fly around the screen. Amaze your friends and family with your fun interactive games. To register visit www.youthtechinc.com or call (877) 984-2267.

Age

Fee

Location

10 - 17

$170/camper

Pavilion at Lemay

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

6 - 12

$125/camper

Pavilion at Lemay

1 - 4 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

7/17 - 7/20

1 - 3 p.m.

M - Th

6/12 - 6/15

Advanced Video Game Design

Video Game Design is a prerequisite for this course. This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world of mobile video game design and development. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to publish games to their favorite Apple® or Android™ devices.To register visit www.youthtechinc.com or call (877) 984-2267. Age

Fee

Location

10 - 17

$170/camper

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

6/19 - 6/22

9 a.m. - Noon

Robotics

This course offers hands-on opportunities to build and program robots. Working in small teams, students will design robotics systems to compete in fun real-world activities. Each day will bring a new challenge, and your team’s robot will have to morph to better adapt and compete. Students will compete in the battle bots competition at the end of the camp to prove their robot is the best. This class is perfect for the student who has a big imagination and likes to build things. This class has a limit of 16 students.To register visit www.youthtechinc.com. Age

Fee

Location

10 - 17

$150/camper

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

6/19 - 6/22

1 - 4 p.m.

Grab your favorite nature book and head outside! Complete the Tales & Trails reading log, have fun learning and exploring, then redeem your log for a prize at one of our three locations. For more information, visit

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Aquatics Dive-In Movie

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to The Pavilion at Lemay leisure pool after hours and enjoy a family movie while you float in one of our tubes! No outside floatation devices will be allowed. Water park tubes are first come first serve. Please check in at the pool entrance. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information.

Pooch Pool Party

You’re reading that right… DOGS IN THE POOL! After the pool shuts down for humans on Labor Day, the dogs are welcomed in for this adorable canine event. All dogs must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and recently bathed. All dogs must wear an ID tag and be on a leash unless swimming. All current vaccination records, including DHLPP and rabies are required -- written records from a veterinarian, not just tags. Owners must clean up after their dog. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information.

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Regular pool admission

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Friday

7/28

8 p.m.

All Ages

$5/dog and owner, $3 Pavilion at Lemay for each additional dog

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/6

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (dogs under 50 pounds)

Thursday

9/7

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (all dogs)

End-of-Summer Splash Bash

The pool at The Pavilion at Lemay will stay open late to celebrate the last weekend before many kids go back to school! Enjoy the prizes, crowd, games and concessions at this party. Families, groups and organizations are all welcome! Call (314) 615-8877 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Regular pool admission

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Friday

8/11

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Did You Know? Swimming uses every one of the body’s major muscle groups and is a fantastic aerobic activity to get your child’s heart pumping. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that increases flexibility (while also improving balance and posture!) and remains the sport least likely to cause injuries in kids.

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Mom & Tot Splash Time

These sessions will provide mothers and tots (ages 4 and under) an opportunity to interact in the tot pool area on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Age

Fee

Location

4 and under

$2/adult (kids are free)

NCRC Pool

Kids Water Safety Class

This FREE program will be geared towards introducing kids to basic water safety procedures. The classes will be hosted by certified lifeguards and will take place every Saturday morning from 10:30 11:30 a.m. in June, July and August. Age

Fee

Location

5 - 12

Free

NCRC Pool

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Lap Swimming

Swimming is a great form of exercise! Come to the Kennedy Recreation Complex to swim some laps in our heated pool! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

KRC Pool

Day

Date

Time

M/W/F

6/6 - 7/29

5 - 6 p.m.

Seniors may enjoy lap swimming and are provided two lap lanes during our Senior Lap Swim! Age

Fee

Location

50 +

Pool admission

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/10 - 7/29

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Each weeknight evening, we put in lap lanes at 5:00 p.m. This time is not restricted to just adults, but swimmers must be proficient and actively swimming laps.

Fun Fridays

Join us every Friday evening down by the pools for various activities, sporting games and pop up splash competitions. Staff members will provide a basketball hoop, volleyball net or pick a special activity to be played in a group setting. Games and activities are subject to change and/or by request. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

Pavilion at Lemay Pool

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/2 - 8/11

6 - 7 p.m.

Learn to Float, Tread & Swim

Bring your child out to learn the fundamentals of swimming and pool safety. Each participant will learn various techniques associated with floating, treading and swimming by certified Star Guard Lifeguards. Children are required to wear appropriate swimming attire. Call (314) 615-8839 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

4 - 10

Free

STV Pool

All ages

Pool admission

Pavilion at Lemay Pool

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

M-F

5/30 - 8/15

5 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays

Pool season

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Terrific Tadpoles

River Walking

River Walking is for adults that would like to utilize the lazy river for walking against the current. River Walking will be during the same time as Terrific Tadpoles. Admission to public swim (at noon) is not included in this program. All members and guests must clear the pool deck by 11:45 a.m. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All

Free for members, $2 for non-members

Pavilion at Lemay Pool

Day

Date

Time

M-F

5/30 - 8/15

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Terrific Tadpoles is a preschool play time for parents/guardians with children ages 5 years and under. This is a great time to come enjoy the leisure pool without being overwhelmed by a large crowd. Admission to public swim (at noon) is not included in this special time. All members and guests must clear the pool deck by 11:45 a.m. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

5 and under

$2/child. Parents & Members are Free

Pavilion at Lemay Pool

Day

Date

Time

M-F

5/30 - 8/15

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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Swimming Lessons North County Recreation Complex This course is designed to help people of all ages and varying abilities develop water safety, survival and swim skills. Swimmers work through age appropriate levels as they master basic through advanced skills. Call the North County Recreation Complex at (314) 615-8841 to register. Classes start on June 5.

Pavilion at Lemay

The Pavilion at Lemay’s Learn-to-Swim lesson program covers not only basic water safety and proficiency in the water, but also teaches the four competitive strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. It is the perfect lesson program for anyone who wants to be safe around the water and/or has the desire to swim competitively in the future. Lessons are for swimmers age 3 years and older and have a class size of one instructor to up to five swimmers. Please register by the Wednesday before each week of lessons begin. All sessions offer the following time options: 9 - 9:40 a.m., 9:50 - 10:30 a.m. or 10:40 - 11:20 a.m. For any questions, please call (314) 6158862 or email bolson@stlouisco.com. Classes start on June 12.

Age

Fee

Location

3+

$40/child/session

NCRC Pool

Day

Date

Time

M/W

6/5 - 6/28

6 - 7 p.m.

T/Th

6/6 - 6/29

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

M/W

7/10 - 8/2

6 - 7 p.m.

3+

$40/child/session

Pavilion at Lemay Pool

T/Th

7/11 - 8/3

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Day

Date

Time Options

M - Th

6/12 - 6/15

see description

M - Th

6/19 - 6/22

see description

M - Th

6/26 - 6/29

see description

M - Th

7/10 - 7/13

see description

M - Th

7/17 - 7/20

see description

M - Th

7/24 - 7/27

see description

St. Vincent Community Center

This course is designed to help people of all ages and varying abilities develop water safety, survival and swim skills. Swimmers work through age appropriate levels as they master basic through advanced skills. Call St. Vincent Community Center at (314) 6158788 to register. Classes start on June 5. Age

Fee

Location

3+

$30/child/session

STV Pool

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

6/5 - 6/15

10 - 11 a.m.

M - Th

6/19 - 6/29

10 - 11 a.m.

M - Th

7/3 - 7/13

10 - 11 a.m.

M - Th

7/17 - 7/27

10 - 11 a.m.

T/Th

6/6 - 6/29

6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

T/Th

7/5 - 7/27

6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

Visit www.stlouisco.com/parks for a full listing of our pool party options and packages!

Kennedy Recreation Complex Bring your child to the Kennedy Recreation Pool this summer for swim lessons! Our program has an outstanding 1 to 5 instructor to participant ratio. We have six different swim levels designed for children who have never swam before and children looking to improve on their current skills. On the first day of lessons, children will be tested and divided up into groups based on their current water skills. All sessions offer the following time options: 10:55 - 11:30 a.m., 11:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., 4:30 - 5:05 p.m. or 5:10 - 5:45 p.m. For more information call (314) 615-5572. Classes start on June 5. Age

Fee

Location

3+

$35/child/session

KRC Pool

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

6/5 - 6/8

see description

M - Th

6/12 - 6/15

see description

M - Th

6/19 - 6/22

see description

M - Th

6/26 - 6/29

see description

M - Th

7/3 - 7/6*

see description

M - Th

7/10 - 7/13

see description

T/Th

7/17 - 7/20

see description

T/Th

7/24 - 7/27

see description

* no class on 7/4. Prorated price of $30

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GET INVOLVED 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 Crew

Help build new trails or extensions to existing trails or repair trails. Projects include limb removal, erosion control, tree trimming and general maintenance. We collaborate with Gateway Off-Road Cyclists to design, build and maintain our trails! Tools, gloves, water and lunch are provided. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance Invasive bush honeysuckle is destroying forest understory by registration required by calling (314) 615-8822 or email sbell@ blocking sunlight from other species. Contact our partner the stlouisco.com. Open Space Council to volunteer for weekend honeysuckle Day Date Time Location removal & other environment-enhancing projects; email Saturday 3/11 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rock Hollow Trail info@openspacestl.org or call (314) 835-9225 for project (Al Foster Trail parking lot) dates & sites! Saturday 3/25 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park Corporate and school groups can also schedule weekday (Beulah Shelter) honeysuckle removal projects we tailor to fit your group’s Saturday 4/8 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park age, size, time and location preference. Customized (Beulah Shelter) projects normally run 2-3 hours; we ask most corporate & Saturday 4/22 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rock Hollow Trail school groups to provide their own lunches if applicable, (Al Foster Trail parking lot) but we provide shelters for free! To schedule a weekday Honeysuckle Removal project, email sbell@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-8822 at least 4 weeks prior to your preferred project date. 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) 615-8822 or emailing sbell@stlouisco.com.

Bush Honeysuckle Removal

Trail Watch

Check out our Gardening Volunteer Opportunities on Page 27!

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

3/21

7 - 9 p.m. St. Vincent Community Center

Wednesday 4/12

Location

7 - 9 p.m. The Pavilion at Lemay (Port Room) Jefferson Barracks Park

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


Great Outdoors

Geo-Poker

Come out to the parks for a fun afternoon of hiking, poker, GPS and treasure-hunting. Hike through the woods using your GPS unit (or a GPS app on your smartphone) and search for hidden containers. Inside the containers are tokens- grab one and trade them in for playing cards. See how good your poker hand ends up being! Beverages and warming fires provided at some sites. Fun prizes for all. A grand prize for the best overall poker hand will be awarded at the end of the series. Advanced registration required. Call (314) 615-8472.

Introduction to Geocaching

Geocaching is an adventurous activity like a modern day scavenger hunt. Tying technology and nature together, this outdoor hobby is enjoyable at any age. Bring your family to Fort Belle Fontaine Park to learn how you can be modern day explorers. Join us for an introduction on the basics of geocaching and then try your hand at hunting for hidden objects on the area. GPS Units will be provided. Please bring your own lawn chair. Meet at the Grand Staircase. Stop at the guard house at the entrance to the property to sign in as a visitor and get directions to parking. In Partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Advance registration required. Call (314) 877-6014.

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$8/person

varies

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

Saturday

4/22

2 p.m. (Faust Historic Village)

7+

Free

Fort Belle Fontaine Park

Day

Date

Time/Location

Saturday

4/1

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling

Enjoy a beautiful park setting while learning grilling techniques with Ranger/Chef Michael. Our culinary trained expert will demonstrate and prepare grilled and sautéed Missouri Trout with asparagus plus new potatoes. Next, it will be your turn at the grill! Cook your own dinner with Michael’s guidance. Afterward, sit down to your gourmet dinner and enjoy the sunset view. Food, water and fresh brewed tea will be provided. Bring your own beverage choice if preferred. Advanced registration required, space is limited. Call (314) 615-8472 for more information or to register.

Pirate Geocache Treasure Dig

Celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day” by being a pirate! Come out to Creve Coeur Park and follow pirate clues (GPS coordinates) throughout the park. The clues will lead you to the final “treasure” hidden in the beach! “X” marks the spot, then use your hands or plastic beach shovels to dig until the treasure is unearthed. You will need a GPS or smartphone with GPS capability to follow the clues. Reservations required by calling (314) 615-8822.

Age

Fee

Location

12+ (17 and under must be accompanied by an adult

$20/person

Queeny Park Smith Shelter

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$8/person

Creve Coeur Park (Taco Bell Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time/Location

Thursday

5/11

6 - 9 p.m.

Sunday

9/17

3 p.m.(start time)

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Spring Cleaning at Ft. Belle

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be restricted to indoors. The great outdoors could use some sprucing up too. Enjoy the fresh air and scenery as we make Fort Belle Fontaine Park more beautiful by picking up debris and trash left behind by flood waters. We will provide necessary equipment, but you may wish to bring your own gloves. Stop at the guard house at the entrance to the park property to sign in as a visitor and ask directions to the Grand Staircase. In Partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation. No reservations necessary. For information call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Ft. Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/1

10 a.m. - Noon

Scavenge Through the Night

Make art an adventure! Join us on a scavenger-style hunt in Laumeier Sculpture Park. This family event will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. This is your chance to explore the artwork in a different light--at night. After the hunt, enjoy lemonade and dessert while prizes are awarded to the best teams. Meet at Laumeier’s West Entrance parking lot and bring a flashlight and pencil. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$10/person

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/6

7 - 10 p.m.

Night in the Wild

Don’t miss this rare chance to camp near elk and bison! Anyone can join in- families, friends, scouts and more- all are welcome. Activities include a night hike, canoeing on the lake, learning about trees and the natural environment, finding Geo-caches, archery, tomahawk throw and much more! The required adult per child ratio is 1 adult per 6 children. Check in between 2-3 p.m. Evening meal and breakfast are on your own. Check- out time will be 10 a.m. on Sunday. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$12/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Sa - Su

4/29 - 4/30

2 p.m. - 10 a.m.

A Rendezvous with the Past

Campout on the site of an original Spanish land grant, where the oldest existing governors house in Missouri still stands. Explore the life of an early pioneer in the Louisiana Territory before sleeping under the stars. Includes a tour of Thornhill. Dinner and breakfast provided. Bring your own camping gear. For their safety, pets not allowed. Space is limited. Advanced reservations required by calling (314) 615-8328 or through our website. We have some tents available to rent for $10 each. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$30/person

Thornhill at Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Sa - Su

4/22 - 4/23

4 p.m. - 9 a.m.

Cliff Cave Capers

Explore Cliff Cave with a Park Ranger. Learn about the cave’s history, geology and see the animals that call the cave home. Participants should be prepared to get wet and muddy and bring a flashlight. No sandals or open toed shoes. Do not wear any clothing or bring any equipment that has been used in any other cave. They will not be allowed in Cliff Cave. We will provide helmets and caving lights. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

7+

$8person

Cliff Cave Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/8

10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 3 p.m.

Saturday

8/19

10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 3 p.m.

Saturday

9/9

10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 3 p.m.

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. Advanced registration required through the St. Louis County website or by calling 314-615-8800. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/9

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

Sunday

9/10

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

Missouri’s Hunter Education course is required for any hunter born on or after January 1, 1967. The course covers firearms safety and correct hunting ethics. There will be an in-class “skills” portion and an online “knowledge” portion. Students must register for the class via the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website: www.register-ed.com/programs/missouri. Course takes place at The Pavilion at Lemay in Jefferson Barracks Park from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. and is free.

Monday, May 22

Did You Know? According to a study from the University of Michigan, group nature walks are linked to enhanced mental health and positivity, as well as significantly lower levels of depression and feelings of stress.

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Happy Trails Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride

Ride the Chubb Trail after dark! 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 400 lumens are recommended. Program presented in cooperation with Sunset Cyclery, (314) 966-5505. Helmets required. Call (314) 615-4FUN for more information. Age

Fee

Location

17+

Free

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

3rd Wednesday year-round

7-10 p.m. (Jan - Mar) 8-11 p.m. ( Apr - Oct) 7-10 p.m. (Nov - Dec)

Biking in the Moonlight

This Park Ranger led bike ride will tour different trails in our scenic County Parks. The rides will be approximately ten miles long. This is a guided tour that is led by our Park Rangers, it is not a race. Cyclists will ride at their own safe pace. Glow-in-the-dark bike gear and flashing lights are encouraged. Bike headlights and reflectors are required. Helmets are required; check to make sure your bike is in good operating condition. Please bring water. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$6/person

Varies

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/12

8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Snyder Park

Saturday

8/5

8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Creve Coeur Park (Tremayne Shelter)

Fort Belle Fontaine Discovery Tour and Nature Hike Take a nature hike and history tour through Fort Bellefontaine Park. Explore with Ranger Tim and hike through a restored prairie as it would have looked in 1804 and a historic Missouri River forest. Discover the history of Fort Bellefontaine from the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Civilian Conservation Corp. to the present day. Bring water, binoculars, snacks and appropriate footwear. Pre-registration recommended. Call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Fort Belle Fontaine Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/20

8 a.m. - Noon

Full Moon Bike Ride & Walk

Explore the trail around Simpson Lake by the light of the full moon. Your fee includes a fire with marshmallows and an all-you-can-eat hot dog roast and beverage. Each person must have a flashlight. All bikers need to have a mounted, functioning light on their bike. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Simpson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/8

7 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

9/9

7 - 10 p.m.

Hike at Fort Belle Fontaine Park

Experience the natural wonders of Fort Belle Fontaine Park while hiking through a variety of habitats. Search for spring wildflowers in the prairie, enjoy the peaceful sounds of Cold Water Creek, and take in the spectacular view of the Missouri River from the Grand Staircase along a 3-mile trail looping the park. Members of the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park will be present to share some of the amazing history of the location including how this was the first military installation west of the Mississippi River. Meet at the Grand Staircase. Stop at the guard house at the entrance to the property to sign in as a visitor and get directions to parking. In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Reservations not required. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Fort Belle Fontaine Park (Grand Staircase)

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/1

1 - 3:30 p.m.

Deer Night Hike

Take an easy hike on paved trails through Jefferson Barracks Park to see the deer as they feed and move about the park- we may even see the new fawns! You’ll also have a chance to learn about the deer and touch artifacts. Dress for the weather and bring a light source. Must be able to walk 2 miles. Advanced registration suggested. Call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Jefferson Barracks Park (Leuthauser Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

4/16

8 p.m.

Friday

4/28

8 p.m.

Did You Know? Fort Belle Fontaine in North County was the first United States military installation west of the Mississippi River, established in 1805.

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Fun on the Water

Bike Through Time

The rich and colorful history of Jefferson Barracks or Faust Park will come alive while you ride over the grounds of each site. You’ll be led by a historian as you “bike through time” by visiting various historic buildings and numerous interpretative panels containing historic information and photos. The complete journey will not exceed two hours. Helmets are required. Advanced registration required through the St. Louis County website or by calling (314) 615-8800. Age

Fee

Location

13+

$5/person

varies

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

3/26

Sunday

5/21

Bring Your Own Boat

Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us on an evening paddle at Simpson Park Lake. Enjoy a moonlit paddle and then come ashore to feast on all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage and a fire complete with marshmallows to roast. Advance registration is suggested by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/person

Simpson Park Lake

9 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/8

7 - 10 p.m.

9 a.m. & 1 p.m. Jefferson Barracks Park

Saturday

9/9

7 - 10 p.m.

Intro to Archery - Kids

Join the South County Archers to give archery a try! All bows, arrows, and targets provided. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required. Meet at the Archery Shelter near Gregg and Hancock Roads in Jefferson Barracks Park. If inclement weather conditions exist, you may check on this program’s status by calling Ranger Dispatch at (314) 615-8911. To register call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

8 - 15 Day

$6/person Date

Jefferson Barracks Park Time

Saturday

6/3, 7/8, 8/5

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Full Moon Paddle

This is a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on Simpson Lake after hours by the light of the full moon. Fee includes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage and a fire complete with marshmallows to roast. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

7+

$25/canoe

Simpson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/8

7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

9/9

7 - 8:30 p.m. or 8:30 - 10 p.m.

Intermediate Archery - Kids

Join the South County Archers and improve your archery skills for both hunting and tournament shooting. Participants will learn proper shooting form, fit of equipment and set of your bow to increase target success. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required. Meet at the Archery Shelter near Gregg and Hancock Roads in Jefferson Barracks Park. If inclement weather conditions exist, you may check on this program’s status by calling Ranger Dispatch at (314) 615-8911. To register call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/3, 7/8, 8/5

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Into to Archery - Adults

The South County Archers are providing an adult only introductory class that covers safety, dominant eye targeting, proper shooting form/technique and equipment maintenance and selection. This class also provides hands on practice with individualized assistance from an instructor. Class size is limited. Meet at the Archery Shelter near Gregg and Hancock Roads in Jefferson Barracks Park. Advanced registration is required. If inclement weather conditions exist, you may check on this program’s status by call Ranger Dispatch at (314) 615-8911. To register call (314) 615- 4386. Age

Fee

Location

15+

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/8

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Gone Fish’n 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. 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

Intro to Kids Fishing Derby

Bring out the kids for a fun morning of fishing with your children! There will be prizes given for many categories. Meet Leo Wilson Shelter. Missouri State Fishing license is required for ages 16-65. Advance registration is requested. Call (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

6-15

$5/person/day

NCRC pond

Day

Date

Time

4/1

10 a.m. - Noon

5/6

10 a.m. - Noon

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

2nd Sat.

April 8 - October 14

6 - 11 p.m.

Saturday

Youth Fishing Lessons

Fishing Locations

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. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

8 -15

$6/person

Suson Park (Rearing Pond)

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

5/2

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Tuesday

5/9

4:30 - 6 p.m.

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Overnight Fishing

Fee

170

270

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For all those who need just one more cast! This is a rare opportunity to fish all night. A Park Ranger will be on site throughout the evening to assist. Canoes will be available to check-out for an additional fee. Coffee provided in the morning. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Age

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Fishing at Lone Elk Lake Due to the lake leak last year, Lone Elk Lake will be closed to fishing in 2017 in order to rebuild the fish population. If you have questions, please contact us at PMailbox@stlouisco.com.

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Visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for information on regulations, permits, events, classes and more!

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Become a Master Gardener! Call today for information on how to get started! * (314) 577-9442 *

Check out our Children’s Garden Club! (Info on page 11)

Gardening 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. Contact Jan Blassie at jblassie@stlouisco.com or (314) 822-8151 for more information

* Urban Tree Program*

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

Monday

8 - 11 a.m.

Tilles Park

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

9 a.m. - Noon

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Friday

8 - 11 a.m.

Faust Park - Carousel


Medley

K-9 County Basic Dog Obedience Class

Canine Good Citizen Classes

All dog breeds as well as mixed breed dogs are welcome. Our primary method is marker training. Some dog breeds may need leash/collar corrections. Please bring a collar with leash plus treats. Payment, proof of vaccinations and a completed application is required before the first class. To register and for more info contact training director Dannie at (314) 707-9252, or e-mail germanshepherdtrainer@yahoo.com.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$95/person/dog

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

4/20 - 6/8

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

6/22 - 8/10

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

8/24 - 10/12

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Bissell House Swap Meet

Clean out the garage, empty the basement and raise some extra cash by bringing your resale goods to the General Daniel Bissell House for a swap meet. All unsold items must be removed from the park by sellers. Sellers must register in advance by e-mailing jmagurany@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-8800.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$20 for exhibit space Free admission

Bissell House

Day

Date

Time

Sa-Su

6/3 - 6/4

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All Dog breeds, as well as mixed breed dogs are welcome. The GC Test consists of 10 skills needed by all well-mannered dogs. All the exercises are done on a leash. Test 1: Accepting friendly stranger Test 2: Sitting politely for petting Test 3: Appearance and grooming Test 4: Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead) Test 5: Walking through a crowd Test 6: Sit and down on command and Staying in place Test 7: Coming when called Test 8: Reaction to another dog Test 9: Reaction to distraction Test 10: Supervised separation These classes will prepare your dog to be the best canine citizen they can be, at the end of each session your dog will be given the test of which you may now earn a Title for your dog. Information on adding a title to your dogs name can be obtained from your instructors or from the AKC website. You must show proof you have taken a Beginning Obedience class. Payment, proof of vaccinations and a completed application is required before the first class. To register call or e-mail Dannie Rosemann (314) 707-9252 or germanshepherdtrainer@yahoo.com.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$85/person/dog

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

6/7 - 7/19 (no class 6/21)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday

7/26 - 9/6 (no class 8/16)

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Did You Know? Obedience Training could save your dog’s life. The more time you spend working with your dog on commands, the more likely you will have voice control over your dog and be able to save them from a bad situation.

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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

$20/table Admission is free

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/11

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

Saturday

4/8

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

Saturday

9/9

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

Mah Jongg Tournament

This tourney is for the avid Mah Jongg player who would like to compete in a fun and relaxed environment. Friendly Fun & Cash Prizes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th. Lunch and Snacks included To register contact: Phyllis Siegel, e-mail psiegeltennis@yahoo. com, (314) 313-6092 or send check along with Name and Address to Phyllis at 2415 Hidden Meadow Manchester, MO 63021 Registrations may also be dropped off at the Community Center. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$40/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/1

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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+

$29/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

4/18 - 5/9

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Bridge & Mah Jongg with Phyllis

Join us for open play. You can either play Bridge or Mah Jongg on both days. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

ongoing

7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday

ongoing

3 - 5 p.m.

Visit Tails & Trails, our new Dog Park in Queeny Park this Summer! tailsandtrails@stlouisco.com

Did You Know? Talking to others, getting out and about, sharing experiences—these types of social interactions can not only enrich our lives, they can also engage our brains.

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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 / The Pavilion at Lemay 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 Sculpture Park 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


Young at Heart (50+) 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 for more information.

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba for active older adults and beginners that recreates the original moves you love at a lowerintensity. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Dress comfortable for flexibility with sport shoes. ACC location: (314) 615-8822 / Pavilion at Lemay: (314) 615-8877

Age

Fee

Location

50+

$20/person (8 classes)

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

M/W

6/2 - 7/28

10:30 -11:30 a.m.

40+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

starts 3/14

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Friday

starts 3/17

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Senior Cardio & Flex & Pilates

Great for men & women 50 and over. On Tuesdays, carsio and flex will be an aerobic movement class ending with a calming stretch. On Thursdays the Pilates class will include body strengthening and stretching. Bring a mat, towel, small weights and water to each class. Wear comfortable clothing and supportive workout shoes. Held in our gym. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

T/Th

1/3 - 5/9 (no class 3/14) 4/6 - 5/11

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

50+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M/W

ongoing

9 - 10 a.m.

Senior Strength

This signature class is designed to improve range of motion, flexibility, cardio conditioning as well as muscular and core strength. Chairs, bands and light weights will be used. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information or to register. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M/W

ongoing

10 - 10:45 a.m.

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Free Indoor Walking

Line Dancing: Beginner

Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123 Monday - Friday / 8 - 9 a.m.

Line dancing is a non-impact form of exercise with extra stretch movements. ACC Location: Call St. Louis Community College-Meramec at (314) 984-7777 for more information or to register. Pavilion at Lemay Location: Call (314) 615-8877 Age

Fee

Location

50+

$59/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

3/31 - 5/12 (no class 4/14) 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. 6/2 -7/7 7/14 - 8/25

Age

Fee

Location

50+

$2/person

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

T/F

ongoing

10:30 a.m.

Line Dancing: Intermediate

The Pavilion at Lemay 305 Gregg Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125 Monday - Saturday / 9 - 10 a.m. North County Recreation Complex 2577 Redman Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136 Monday - Saturday / 8 - 9 a.m. St. Vincent Community Center 7335 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, MO 63133 Monday - Friday / 8 -9 a.m.

Learn to Play Pickleball

Learn the game from the ground up in a no pressure environment. We are offering “How To� clinic on the following Satudays. Max per date is 12, so you must sign up in advance. Equpiment is provided. To register call (314) 615-8822 or stop by the front desk.

Line dancing is a non-impact form of exercise with extra stretch movements. Beginning Line Dancing is a prerequisite for this class. ACC Location: Call St. Louis Community College-Meramec at (314) 984-7777 for more information or to register. Pavilion at Lemay Location: Call (314) 615-8877 Age

Fee

Location

50+

$59/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

3/31 - 5/12* 6/2 - 7/7 7/14 - 8/25

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Fee

Location

50+

$2/person

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Friday

ongoing

11:30 a.m.

Fee

Location

21+

$2/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/10, 6/24, 7/29

Noon - 2 p.m.

Pickleball Marathon Days

Not finding Pickleball sessions to be long enough? We have 5 dates planned for long play. You may also leave and return. Three courts will be available and equipment will be supplied.

* no call 4/14 Age

Age

Age

Fee

Location

21+

$6/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

5/25, 6/22, 7/20, 8/24, 9/21

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Slide Dancing

Slide Dancing is a non-impact form of exercise. Come and learn the latest line dances each Friday night! This class is sponsored by Beyond Housing. Call (314) 615-8STV for more information. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Free

STV

Day

Date

Time

Friday

3/3 - 8/25

6 - 7 p.m.

Did You Know? Physical activity has been directly linked to slowing the process of mental decline. When you are physically active, every part of your body, including the brain, receives more blood flow.

Come play this fun game which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Open play available at Affton Community Center Cost is $2/person. Equipment is provided. Tuesdays/Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays 10 a.m. - Noon 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Saturdays Noon - 2 p.m.

Outdoor courts available at Kennedy Recreation Complex on a first come first serve basis.


Water Aerobics Class

Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles. To register call (314) 615-8839.

Game Day for Seniors

Seniors can participate in a variety of board and card games while socializing in a relaxing environment. Participants may bring their own refreshments. For more information call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

50+

$2/person

STV

50+

$5/person

NCRC Pool

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/16 - 9/28

3 - 5 p.m.

M/W/F

pool season

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Water Zumba

Looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to your fitness routine? Come join St. Vincent Community Center for a fun filled Zumba class! Water Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance to provide an excellent full body workout. To register call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

16+

$5 drop in or $50 for entire session

STV Pool

Day

Date

Time

F / Sa.

6/9 - 8/5

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Water Aerobics

Get a cardiovascular workout, tone your body and lose weight while remaining cool in the water. With water aerobics you do not need to know how to swim. Advanced registration is required. Call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$40/person

STV Pool

Day

Date

Time

M/W

6/5 - 8/2

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Informational Speaker Series

Come join The Pavilion at Lemay’s monthly informational speaker series on various topics such as: nutrition, stress management, general health, senior scams, Medicare and many more. The presentations are either free or require a small cost. Email sdouglas2@stlouisco.com with any questions or suggestions for future topics. For more information call ( 314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

varies

Pavilion at Lemay

Early Memory Loss Tours

Participants, along with a care partner, enjoy an interactive, themed tour. Tours are led by Laumeier Docents who have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis and can be tailored to fit all participants’ needs and abilities. Participants stand and walk up to 45 minutes; tour pathways are wheelchair- and walker-accessible (hats and sunglasses strongly recommended). Registration fee includes one care partner or support person with one participant. Age

Fee

Location

Adults

$10/person

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

6/28, 7/26, 9/27, 10/25

1 p.m.

Golden Game Days

Join fellow seniors for a fun filled hour of socializing, playing cards and board games at The Pavilion at Lemay. Coffee will be provided, but BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks). For more information call ( 314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Free for Members Non-members $2

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

ongoing

10 - 11 a.m.


Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum 12 Hancock Ave St. Louis, MO 63125

(314) 416-8004

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Educational Programs Free Walking & Stroller Tours

Laumeier offers Free Walking Tours on the first Sunday of each month, May–October, at 2 p.m. and Free Morning Stroller Tours on the third Thursday of each month, May–October, at 10 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR!, Laumeier offers Free Evening Stroller Tours on select third Thursdays, May–October, at 6 p.m. Please note, strollers are not provided. Also new this year, Laumeier offers Free Member Tours for Laumeier Members only on the first Saturday of each month, June–August, at 2 p.m. All tours meet in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. Please call (314) 615-5267 to reserve space for groups of 10 or more.

Walking Tours Day

Date

Time

Sunday

5/7, 6/4, 7/2, 8/6, 9/3, 10/1

2 - 3 p.m.

Stroller Tours Day

Date

Time

Thursdsay

5/18, 6/15, 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19

10 - 11 a.m.

Thursday

5/18, 7/20, 9/21

6 - 7 p.m.

Did You Know? Recent studies have shown that visual art activities improved medical outcomes and helped to reduce stress and anxiety.

Victorians In Mourning

Queen Victoria was “in mourning” after the death of her husband, Prince Albert, for almost two decades before her Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, convinced her to return to her regal duties. This program will explain what was meant to be “in mourning” during the Victorian era. Learn how to get “that look” for mid-century living historians as we’ll discuss the proper clothing and social expectations placed on men and women. For information call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/11

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Teen Program

Laumeier’s Teen Program is designed to encourage creative expression in young adults, offering workshops and mentoring to assist teens in preparing well-rounded portfolios. The Teen Program meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month during the school year (September–December and February–April) and includes studio workshops in various art media, critiques and active discussions about contemporary art and concepts. Artist visits and information about the local arts scene strengthen students’ knowledge and encourage engagement with area arts organizations. Visit www.laumeier.org/teen-program for more information. Age

Fee

Location

13 - 19

$60/month

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

4/12, 4/26

7 - 9 p.m.

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Coffee & Conversation: Monarch Mania

Join Laumeier’s Master Gardener and Joyce Oberle, East Central Regional Coordinator for Missourians for Monarchs, to learn some “fool-proof” tips to attract monarchs to your gardens this year! Visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

Cocktails & Conversation: Hybrid Practice

Join 2017 Kranzberg Exhibition Series artist Yvonne Osei for an interactive look at the preparation for her fall 2017 exhibition at Laumeier utilizing and fusing fashion, sculpture, performance and film. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

21+

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/1

9 a.m.

Thursday

6/29

6 p.m.

Cocktails & Conversation: How’d They Do That?

Join Laumeier’s Curatorial staff for a glimpse at the behind-thescenes artistic processes used during the stages of design, fabrication, installation and ongoing care of artworks in the Permanent Collection. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Age

Fee

Location

21+

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

5/25

6 p.m.

Coffee & Conversation: Summer Gardening

Join Laumeier’s Master Gardener to learn tips and tricks to keep your garden looking fresh during the hot summer months, including a visit to Laumeier’s gardens for inspiration. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/12

9 a.m.

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Educational Programs Thornhill Open House

Come visit the home of Missouri’s second governor, Frederick Bates and learn about his role in forming Missouri into what it is today. The house is partially furnished. Also on the site are the 1820s and 1860s barns, the smokehouse, ice house, peach orchard and blacksmith shop. The estate also includes the family cemetery, burial site of the governor and his wife, Nancy. For more information call (314) 615-8328.

Women of Faust

In celebration of Women’s History month, the women of the Bates family invite you to visit them and their friends at their home Thornhill. Learn about the family and the lives of women on the frontier in the 1800s through first person reenactment. For more information on this event or others call (314) 615-8328 or find us on Facebook. Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Faust Park

All ages

Free

Thornhill Grounds at Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

3/25

Noon - 4 p.m.

3/26

Noon - 4 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

Sa. / Su.

5/13 & 5/14

Noon - 4 p.m.

Sunday

Sa. / Su.

6/24 & 6/25

Noon - 4 p.m.

Sa. / Su

8/26 & 8/27

Noon - 4 p.m.

Tiny House on a Grassy Spot

Historic Village Open House

The historic homes in the Village will be open for free tours on the select weekends this summer. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as, the heritage gardens that are lovingly attended to by dedicated volunteers. Varying number of buildings may be open due to staffing. For more information call (314) 615-8328.

Bring your children and join us as we explore the childhood world of a famous Missouri writer. Learn how to make food just like you would on the prairie. Make crafts discussed in this little world, explore our prairie, little house and more. Price includes lunch and all craft/activity supplies. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (314) 615-8328 or by visiting our website. (Bringing a basket or bag to take home your treasures is suggested!) Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$30/child; $15/adult (1 adult/2 children required)

Faust Park

Time

Day

Date

Time

4/29 & 4/30

Noon - 4 p.m.

Saturday

5/20

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sa. / Su.

6/17 & 6/18

Noon - 4 p.m.

Sa. / Su.

7/29 & 7/30

Noon - 4 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Historic Village at Faust Park

Day

Date

Sa. / Su.

School Field Trips Age

Location

Program

Contact Information

Grades: K-8

Faust Park

Students learn about history and family life in the 1800s through hands-on activities in an authentic environment. Fall registration begins on 3/1 and Spring registration begins on 8/1 through the Faust Park office.

(314) 615-8336 or (314) 615-8328 or email THoff@stlouisco.com

Ages 6+

Jefferson Barracks Park

Come visit with Joseph Plumb Martin - a Revolutionary War soldier, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, a Civil War spy or doctor, 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 is required. $40/class/presentation.

(314) 615-8800 or e-mail JMagurany@stlouisco.com

All Ages

Laumeier Sculpture Park

School Group Tours are interactive and designed to engage participants in exploring the relationship between art and nature. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and last approximately 1 hour; tours must be reserved at least 3 weeks in advance and can be tailored to fit specific needs and interests. $36 flat for K–12 student groups of 12 or fewer; $3 per person for K–12 student groups of 12 or more. Participation fee is charged for ages 4 and up. Maximum tour size is 150 participants. Receive one complimentary admission for every 10 participants!

Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5267

Grades 3-12

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park

Students learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and experience a unique house with a floor plan based on parallelograms along with the original Wright-designed furnishings. The 75-minute tour includes a video and docent-led tour of the house. Cost is $5/student.

(314) 822-8359 or visit www.ebsworthpark.org


Exhibits & Exhibitions Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier

Laumeier presents a selection of works from the institution’s extensive collection of preparatory drawings, prints, works on paper, collages and photographs in celebration and commemoration of the organization’s 40th Anniversary year. The exhibition demonstrates leadership in the area of contemporary public art by drawing on the breadth and depth of the outdoor collection and the many ways in which artists have approached temporary and permanent sculptural commissions throughout Laumeier’s history. The exhibition features works by internationally renowned artists including Vito Acconci, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andy Goldsworthy, Donald Judd, Cildo Miereles, David Nash, Valeska Soares, Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Meg Webster, among many others. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 / 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free to the public Whitaker Foundation Gallery, Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center

Sculpture of John Rogers John Rogers (1829–1904) was an American sculptor who produced very popular, relatively inexpensive figurines in the late 1800s. His small genre sculptures, popularly termed “Rogers Groups”, were mass-produced in cast plaster. A total of 80,000 copies of almost 80 Rogers Groups were sold gracing the parlors of homes in the United States and as far away as Chile and Australia. Lt. Col. George Custer and his wife had one when they lived in the Dakota Territory. Often selling for $15 apiece, the figurines were affordable to the middle class. Rogers was inspired by popular novels, poems and prints as well as the scenes he saw around him. Tours scheduled by advance reservation only. Call (314) 615-8800 or email JMagurany@stlouisco.com. Fee

Location

$4/adult (13+); $2/child (8-12); 7 and younger are free

General Daniel Bissell House

Jefferson Barracks & WWI

Military Collectors In the last decade or so the collection of military items has increased. Perhaps this is due to the 50th and 60th anniversary of World War II, the 100th Anniversary of World War I, the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, et cetera, or possibly, because of popular movies such as Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers. This exhibit will explore the reasons why some collectors collect what they do and what they have learned about history while doing so. Learn their stories and study their approach to history. Dates

Location

Closes March 19, 2017

Old Ordnance Room Jefferson Barracks Park

& s t ScouGroups h t u o Y Looking for an Eagle Scout project? Contact St. Louis County Parks at PMailbox@stlouisco.com for more information on how you could help the Parks with your project!

Raging in Europe since 1914, the “War to End all Wars,” threatened to draw America across the Atlantic Ocean and into a bloody and stalemated global conflict. This centennial exhibition explores the events that forced America’s entry into the “Great War” and the resulting preparations impacting Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri and the nation. Learn about Missouri’s own Gen. John J. Pershing who led the American Expeditionary Force and the thousands of “Doughboys” who brought the American fighting spirit to the battlefield. “Over Here” will be followed by “Over There” in 2018 which will highlight the actions of St. Louisans, Missourians, and Americans during World War I in Europe and the war’s lasting impacts. Dates

Location

May 20, 2017 - December 3, 2017

Old Ordnance Room Jefferson Barracks Park

Looking to complete a badge requirement or just plan a fun outing for a group of energetic kids? Let our Park Rangers help plan a program for your group!

Outdoor Activities

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. We can also help you create your own program. By request we offer canoeing, fishing, archery and hiking. Please e-mail lmacleod@ stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-7746 for more information. Rank

Available Programs

Junior Girl Scout

Geocashing, Animal Habitats

Brownies

Hiker, Senses

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


Health * Wellness * 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.

Yoga Mini Sessions

Join us to relax and calm your mind while staying in practice between Yoga Beginning and Beyond class sessions. Bring a towel and a mat. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Call Kelly for session information (314) 640-4295. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$30/5 class session or $10/class for drop ins

ACC

Time

Day

Date

Time

3/30 - 5/11

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Monday

on going

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

6/22 - 8/31 (no class 8/10)

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Friday

on going

11:35 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

Day

Date

Thursday Thursday

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.

Tai Chi

Students will learn the basic form of Yang Style Tai Chi, the principle and the philosophy of Tai Chi and some fundamentals of Chinese traditional medicine. Tai Chi exercise improves circulation, stability and overall health. Call (314) 615-8822 to register.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

18+

$80/person (8 weeks)

ACC

18+

$69/person

Queeny Park/GRC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

4/4 - 5/23 5/30 - 7/25 (no class 7/4) 8/1 - 9/19

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

4/5 - 5/24 5/31 - 7/26 (no class 7/5) 8/2 - 9/20

5:30 - 6:30 p. m.

Day

Date

Time

Monday

2/27 - 5/8 (no class 3/13)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.*

Monday

6/5 - 8/14 (no class 7/3)

12:15-1:15 p.m.*

Monday

2/27 - 5/8 (no class 3/13)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.**

Monday

6/5 - 8/14 (no class 7/3)

1:30-2:30 p.m.**

* Beginner class / **Advanced class Monday

2/27 - 5/1

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

3/1 - 5/3

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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Zumba

Zumba is a cardio-based workout with sculpting exercises designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom. STV location: call (314) 862-0639 / NCRC location: call (314) 615-8841

Boot Camp Fitness

This intense class offers a full-body workout that targets all major muscle groups. NCRC Location: Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Pavilion at Lemay Location: Call (314) 615-8877 for information.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Day

Tuesdays

3/7 - 8/29

5:30-6:30 p.m.

T / Th

ongoing

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursdays

3/2 - 8/31

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

ongoing

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

18+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

T / Th

year-round

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

T / Th

Ongoing

6 - 6:45 p.m.

Saturday

year-round

9 - 10 a.m.

Saturday

ongoing

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

ongoing

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Creative Belly Dancing

Come join this fun, most natural form of dancing, to keep fit and tone your core! A class for women ages 17 and up. Dance attire requiredleotard and dancer stockings or stretch pants and a close-fitting sports/tank top or t-shirt, and a pair of dancer’s shoes with a 1” - 2” fat heel with an ankle strap. Instructor, Tina Paradowski, studied classical ballet, ballroom, Latin dancing and Argentine tango, as well as studied and taught creative belly dancing under the direction of Estella Karros. To register or ask questions, contact Tina at paradowskit@yahoo.com or (314) 368-7339. Age

Fee

Location

17+

$70/person (8 weeks) Drop in $10/person (First drop in is $5)

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

3/14 - 5/9

7:45 - 8:45 p.m.

Cardiosteps Aerobics

This class is great for everyone, a low impact, medium intensity level cardio. It’s a mix of basic cardio, power & resistance, which moves at an easy to follow pace. For more information, call (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

ongoing

11:45 a.m.

Total Body Conditioning

This class features weights and cardio mixed wtih circuit training. Easier than Boot Camp Fitness but still a great workout! Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

T / Th

ongoing

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cardio, Core & More

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. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

M/W/F

ongoing

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Did You Know? A few minutes of yoga during the day can relax both your body and your mind, by releasing tension that accumulates in the muscles, and pacifying your overworked brain.

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Health * Wellness * Fitness Butts & Guts

Want to firm up? This is a no fuss, high energy, muscle conditioning class that tones and shapes your hips, thighs, butt and abdomen. Contact Ted Simpson at (314) 862-0639 or tsimpson@beyondhousing.org. Sponsored by Beyond Housing.

Group Personal Training

Includes light weights, low impact cardio, stretching & toning moves. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/session

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Monday

ongoing

4:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

ongoing

3:30 p.m.

Wednesday

3/1 - 8/30

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

ongoing

3:30 p.m.

Saturday

3/4 - 8/26

9 - 10 a.m.

Saturday

ongoing

8:00 a.m.

Group & Individual Personal Training

Synergy I

This circuit style class works on functional and traditional strength training moves that can help improve balance, strength, coordination and the ability for your muscles to work together more efficiently. This beginners class takes into consideration the needs of those just starting the program and provides a lower intensity level than the intermediate class. We focus on balance, core and stabilization exercises but also incorporate weights, cables, bands and balls to improve strength. This class is taught by a certified personal trainer. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

T / Th

ongoing

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Synergy II

This circuit style class works on functional and traditional strength training moves that can help improve balance, strength, coordination and the ability for your muscles to work together more efficiently. This intermediate class is a higher level of intensity from the beginner class. We focus on balance, core and stabilization exercises but also incorporate weights, cables, bands and balls to improve strength. This class is taught by a certified personal trainer. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M/W

ongoing

9 - 9:45 a.m.

M/W

ongoing

6 - 6:45 p.m.

The Pavilion at Lemay offers personal training for both individuals and small groups. Workouts are custom made for each client and their fitness goals. For an appoinitment call (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

14+

call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Fitness Center Orientation

The Pavilion at Lemay wants you to have an enjoyable, safe and effective workout and utilize the facility to its fullest potential. One hour fitness orientations are available for those interested in learning how to operate the fitness equipment and to answer any questions you may have. Please call (314) 615-8877 to schedule an appointment. Age

Fee

Location

14+

Free for members Pavilion at Lemay $7 for non-members

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

ongoing

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Did You Know? Don’t work out on an empty stomach! According to Shape. com, if you run out of energy during your workout, your body will start burning your muscle tissue, not your stored body fat.

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Footnotes Dance Company Footnotes Dance Company offers dance programs for individuals ages 3 and up at the Affton Community Center. Registration takes place on the first night of each session with instructor Mandy Montgomery. Call (314) 603-0833 for more information.

Tiny Tot Dance & Tumble

Program designed to increase your child’s creativity, imagination and coordination. Wear comfortable clothes, socks and shoes. Pottytrained children ages 3-5 only. Checks should be made payable to Mandy Montgomery. Age

Fee

Location

3-5

$50/child (8 weeks) *$25/child

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/13 - 5/1

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday*

7/10 - 7/31

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet & Tap

Class designed for the older toddler or as an intro to ballet and tap. Age

Fee

Location

6-8

$50/child (8 weeks)

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/13 - 5/1

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet/Tap I

Beginner class of half-hour of classical ballet and half-hour of tap. Age

Fee

Location

9 - 12

ACC

Day

$50/child (8 weeks) *$25/child Date

Monday

3/13 - 5/1

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday*

7/10 - 7/31

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Youth Dance - Jazz II

Class focuses on intermediate technique, coordination and rhythm Age

Fee

Location

12+

$50/child (8 weeks)

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/13 - 5/1

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Adult Dance - Ballet & Tap

Beginner class for adults. Wear comfortable clothes, ballet slippers and tap shoes. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$25/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

7/10 - 7/31

6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Did You Know? As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they become more comfortable in their own skin and their confidence and self-esteem also improve.

Time

Youth Dance - Ballet II/Pointe Intensive ballet and tap class. Age

Fee

Location

13+

$50/child (8 weeks)

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/13 - 5/1

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Jazz I

Beginner and intermediate class focusing on technique, coordination and rhythm. Age

Fee

Location

8 - 11

$50/child (8 weeks)

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/13 - 5/1

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Sports Learn to Pitch, Hit & Run

This program is designed to teach participants the basic fundamentals of the game of Baseball. Each child will be given one-on-one and group style instructions by an experienced coaching staff. A 7-inning baseball game will be held at the conclusion of the training session. To register call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

4 - 12

Free

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/1

1 - 3 p.m.

Dodgeball Open Play

Come out and play with friends or as an individual. We will supply the 8.5’ balls needed on an inside court. Must ref your own games. Two courts are available. Age

Fee

Location

$5 drop in or $25/session

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

call for start date

7 - 8:30 p.m.

ARCHERY

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition

Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run (PHR) is a FREE, 1-day event for boys and girls ages 7 - 14 (as of July 16, 2017). PHR is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Participants have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition including Locals, Sectionals, Team Championships and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. To register call (314) 615-8877 or visit our website for more information. Age

Fee

Location

7-14

Free

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

4/9

1 p.m.

Did you know your St. Louis County Parks have archery ranges available in Jefferson Barracks Park, Creve Coeur Park and Buder Park, which also has a very unique ADA Accessible range that is great for kids or those with disabilities. Check out our Archery Classes on page 25!

Little Dragons - Karate

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. Call (314) 615-8STV (8788) for more information. Age

Fee

Location

4+

$25/month or $6/drop in

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/1 - 8/26

9 - 11 a.m.

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Basketball Intro to Basketball

A 4-week learning program to teach the basic rules and practices of basketball. Students will learn the proper way to dribble, pass, shoot and play defense which ends with a game played by all involved. Advanced registration is required. Age

Fee

Location

4-7

$25/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/3 - 3/25

9 - 10 a.m.

Youth Basketball League

Sign your team up for this youth basketball league. League play will give children experience in competition with players at their own grade level. Registration guarantees an 8 game season. Divisions are available for grades 5th-6th and 7th-8th. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-8788 to register or for more information. Age

Fee

Location

5th - 8th

$300/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

W/F

6/8 - 8/3

6 - 9 p.m.

Sa / Su

6/8 - 8/3

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Men’s Basketball League

Coaches sign your team up for St. V’s Annual Men’s Basketball League. Registration guarantees 9 games. Individual awards given to League players with the best stats in Rebounds, Steals, Assist and Blocks. Registrations are being accepted until all league spots have been filled. For more details call St. Vincent Community Center at (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Volleyball Youth Volleyball Cliniques

An introductory program for BOYS & GIRLS 1st - 4th grade. The lesson plan introduces the fundamentals - pass, set and spike using a very light volleyball. This clinic will improve each child’s hand/eye coordination through the use of fun drills and group games. The net height and court dimensions are modified to promote success while maintaining an emphasis on proper volleyball technique. Call (314) 398-5495 or e-mail: tony@stratmanspoorts.com. To register: www.stratmansports.com. Age

Fee

Location

1st - 4th grade

$85/child/session

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturdays

ongoing. Check website for dates

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball 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. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$250/team; $270 after deadline

ACC

Day

Session

T / Th

Ongoing. Visit website for league dates

Adult Pick-Up Games

Adult volleyball pick-up games for recreational players at the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information.

STV

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

18+

$25/person ($5/drop in)

ACC

T / Th

5/9 - 7/6

6 - 10 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

5/14 - 7/9

2 - 6 p.m.

Monday

3/13 - 5/1; 5/8 - 7/3 ; 7/10 - 8/28

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Adult Men’s Basketball League(50+)

Basketball played the “Old School” way. Get off the asphalt and shoot some hoops on a beautiful hardwood floor. There will be 8 scheduled games per team. Awards are given to top three finishers. Advance registration required. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$500/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/8 - 6/3

Noon - 2 p.m.

Sports Monster Meet-Up

Come join Sports Monster and enjoy a night of recreational Volleyball at St. Vincent Community Center. Games will be played pick-up style. Teams are welcome. Call (314) 395-5888 to pre-register or for more info. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$8/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/6 - 8/28

7 - 9 p.m.

Did You Know? Volleyball strengthens the upper body, arms and shoulders as well as the muscles of the lower body. Playing volleyball also improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

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Sports Soccer Kids Soccer Clinic

We will introduce the players to the basic skills and techniques of soccer. Players will participate in fun games and soccer drills to develop agility, skill, and techniques with and without the soccer ball. Between games, soccer drills, agility drills and scrimmages players will develop a greater skill with the ball – shooting, passing, dribbling. Takes skills and agility learned up to this point, adds in some strategy and small one-on-one drills to further the player development in all aspects of the game. To register or for more information email smstlouis@gmail.com, call (347) 768-5373 or visit www.stlouissocceracademy.com. Age

Fee

Location

Grades K-8

$80/child

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/6 - 6/10

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Intro to Soccer

A four week program designed to introduce children to the sport of soccer. Participants will learn the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling and goalkeeping. Advanced registration is required. To register call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

Ages 4 - 7

$25/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/15 - 5/6

9 - 10 a.m.

Tiny Tykes

TinyTykes is an EXCITING program focused on the development of children ages 2 - 5 years old. Our soccer experts and child development professionals have designed an innovative curriculum that introduces your young soccer stars to the basic skills needed in soccer as well as developing their motor, social, and psychological skills. Our British coaches are experts at working with young children and will combine soccer with fun games, stories and music that keeps your children entertained and enthused to return next week. To register visit www.challengersports.com/tinytykes/. Age

Fee

Location

Ages 2 - 5

$95/child

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/7 - 5/12

10 - 10:45 a.m. (2 -3 year olds) 11 - 11:45 a.m. (4 - 5 year olds)

Did You Know? Flag football as we know it today was developed on military bases in the early 1940’s as a recreational sport for military personal. Recreational leagues soon developed after WWII.

Football Junior Drills & Skills Combine

Come out and test your skills for the upcoming football season. Participants will be measured in the following areas: 40 yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump, football throw. To register call (314) 6158788. Age

Fee

Location

7 - 12

$25/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/3 - 6/24

9 a.m.

Learn to Punt, Pass & Kick

This program is designed to teach participants the basic fundamentals of the game of Football. Each child will be given one-on-one and group style instructions by an experienced coaching staff. A scrimmage game will be held at the conclusion of the training session. To register call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

4 - 12

Free

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/26

10 a.m. - Noon

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) is a FREE event for boys and girls ages 6-15 (as of December 31, 2016). Participants compete in five different age divisions against their own gender to test how well they can punt, pass and place kick. No cleats of any kind are allowed. Winners of each age group advance to the Sectional competition. To register call (314) 615-8877 or visit www.nflppk.org. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 15

Free

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/17

1 p.m.

Men’s Flag Football League

Competitive Men’s Flag Football League. All teams guaranteed 8 games along with playoffs. Registrations are being accepted until all league spots have been filled. For more details call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

3/12 - 5/14 8/6 - 10/1

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Shelter ations rv e s e R 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.

Weddings With St. Louis County Parks We offer a variety of unique outdoor wedding venues, Let the flowers speak for themselves at one of our garden locations, or transform one of our pavilions to reflect your own style. These effortlessly beautiful locations offer picture perfect backdrops for your special day.

10 Beautiful Sites Bee Tree

Mansion Garden ✳ 150 Maximum Overlook Memorial ✳ 30 Maximum

Bissell Rose Garden ✳ 80 Maximum

Jefferson Barracks Laborer’s House Patio ✳ 100 Maximum

Queeny

Barn Courtyard Garden ✳ 50 Max Queeny Jarville Gardens ✳ 100 Max

Cliff Cave Riverside Pavillions ✳ 200 Maximum

Contact Us:

For more information, call (314) 615-4386

Find us Online:

Creve Couer Eileen Pfeifer Pavillion ✳ 30 Maximum

Faust Park

St. Louis Carousel ✳ 200 Maximum Thornhill Mansion Grounds ✳ 150 Maximum For Faust weddings call (314) 615-8344

Visit our website for additional details and pictures: www.stlouisco.com/Parks/Weddings

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Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 • (314) 615-8822 • 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.

Hours:

Amenities: 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. Call for fee information.

Office: Monday - Friday:

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

Meeting Room Rental

Facility: Monday - Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

8 a.m.-10 p.m. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

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

Playground

Neighborhood playground designed for children under 12yrs. Includes two slides and several different climbing structures. Plenty of bench seating for adult supervision.

Programs for Seniors

We offer a variety of programs for those in our community who are “Young at Heart.” From fitness classes to games such as Bridge and Mah Jongg, we help keep your heart healthy and provide fun socialization activities!

Fitness Classes

We along with our partners, offer a variety of fitness classes for all levels of fitness. Some of these include Line Dancing, Pilates, Yoga and Tai Chi! Call or visit our website for more information on the classes we offer.

Come play this fun game which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Form teams, rotate partners and make new friends. All equipment is provided (three courts available). Cost is $2/person/session or purchase a pass for 15 visits for only $20! Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Saturdays Noon - 2 p.m.

Sports & Activities

We offer free walking in our gym Monday Friday from 8 - 9 a.m. Please sign in at the front desk. All ages and abilities are welcome to play basketball in the gym during open play Monday - Friday from 3 -5 p.m. Basketballs are available or you can bring your own. Cost is $2/person/visit. We host a variety of volleyball leagues and classes for all ages. Call us or visit our website for more information.

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St. Vincent Community Center 7335 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, MO 63133 • (314) 615-8STV • www.stlouisco.com/parks/stv •

General Information

St. Vincent Community Center, located in St. Vincent Park, includes a community room, a multi-purpose gymnasium and a fitness room. 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.

Hours:

Amenities: Fitness Room

Brand new S-700 Full-Body, 7 Station Workout System. Features include a pressing station, standing leg curl, leg extension, leg press, chin ups, dips and vertical knee raise, adjustable pulley and lateral pulldown. Participants must be eighteen years of age or older. No one age seventeen or younger will be allowed in the weight room at any time.

Meeting Room Rental

Office: Monday - Friday:

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

Facility: Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our meeting room can accommodate up to 55 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.

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. The space is also available to rent and can be divided for multiple activities.

Programs for Seniors

We offer a variety of programs for those in our community who are “Young at Heart.” Call or visit our website for more information!

Fitness Classes

Water Park

St. Vincent Water Park is open to all residents of the Metro St. Louis area. This unique facility offers a water playground for kids of all ages with an open water slide, a large water play structure for children, a zero entry area and two 25 yard lap swimming lanes. In addition to general public use, the water park is also designed for aquatic exercise, swimming lessons for all skill levels and can also be rented. Rentals include a concession stand, eating area and an extensive deck for social gatherings. Open from May 27 - August 5 Sunday - Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.

We along with our partners, offer a variety of fitness classes for all levels of fitness. Call or visit our website for more information on the classes we offer.

Sports & Activities

We offer free walking in our gym Monday Friday from 9 - 10 a.m. Please sign in at the front desk. Open Play Basketball for adults age 18 and over is available Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost is $4.00 per visit or you may purchase a yearly membership for $30.00 or $20.00 for Senior’s (50+). Youth Open Gym is available Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost is $2.00 with school I.D. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Visit our web site or call us at (314) 615-8788 for daily fees, season pass options and swimming lesson information.

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Kennedy Recreation Complex 6050 Wells Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 • (314) 615-5572 • 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.

Hours: Office & Facility: Monday - Friday:

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

Amenities: Party/Meeting 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. ARENA RENTAL Our indoor 21,000 square foot space with bleacher seating for 600 is available for rent from April 1 to Aug. 15. The arena is air-conditioned. Call for availability and fees.

Playground

Small playground with two main pieces that inclulde monkey bars, slides and a baby swing set. For kids ages 3 - 5.

Ice Rink

During the fall and winter months, Kennedy Recreation Center has an ice rink that offers open ice skating sessions, learn-to-skate sessions, ice skating lessons and various events.

Golf Course

Pool

Kennedy Recreation Center has an olympic-sized pool and a small baby pool. Visit our web site or call us at (314) 6158788 for daily fees, season pass options and swimming lesson information.

Quail Creek Golf Course is an 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.

Open from May 27 - August 6 Sunday - Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m. Swim Groups: The number of groups per day is limited. Children’s groups (5-16) must have at least one counselor in swim attire per 10 children. Groups with kids 4 and under must have 1 counselor per every five children. Advance notice is required by calling during normal business hours. Lap Swimming: Our pool offers lap swimming on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 - 6 p.m for all ages. We also offer a special senior lap swim for those 50+ on Friday from 10 - 11:30 a.m. Regular pool admission applies.

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Greensfelder Recreation Complex 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011 • (314) 615-8472 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/grc •

General Information

Greensfelder Recreation Complex is located in the 569-acre Queeny Park which features the Dog Museum, fishing, trails, picnic sites, hayrides and the our new 5 acre dog park, Tails and Trails.

Hours: Office: Monday - Friday:

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

Facility: Varies by season - call for details

Amenities: Party/Meeting Room Rental

Two rooms are available, each 36-feet by 45feet 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. ARENA RENTAL The indoor arena is 20,900 square feet with bleacher seating for 1,800 people. This air-conditioned space is available for rental from March 15 through September 23. Tables, chairs and staging are also available upon request. Please call for availability and fees.

Ice Rink

During the fall and winter months, Greenfelder Recreation Complex has an ice rink that offers public ice skating sessions, lce skating lessons and various events.

Fitness Classes

Yoga classes are offered in Queeny Park and at Greensfelder Recreation Complex. Visit the Fitness and Health section of the Activity Guide for class information.

Sports & Activities

Dog Park

Midwest Sports Hockey offers indoor roller hockey league play for adults and children and camp for children. Call (636) 230-6466 for more information.

St. Louis County Park’s first Dog Park is now open in Queeny Park! This off-leash, 5-acre park features separate areas for large and small dogs. Other amenities include four permanent agility and skill stations, biodegradable waste bags, disposal containers and watering stations. Tails and Trails also features secure, double-gated entry, a pavilion with electric and on-site paved parking. This newest experience for our four-legged friends is nestled in a secluded valley on the Mason Rd. side of beautiful Queeny Park near the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Tails and Trails is open each day from 7:00 a.m. - Sunset. Staff closes the dog park on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for maintenance. Tails and Trails may close due to inclement weather when necessary. For more information on memberships, vaccine requirements and pet memorials, visit our website.

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North County Recreation Complex 2577 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63136 • (314) 615-8839 • 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, two meeting rooms and a water park. Veterans Memorial Park features the Leo Wilson picnic shelter, a playground, Black Jack Lake and a golf course.

Amenities: Fitness Room

Our fitness room includes a variety of cardio and strength equipment plus free weights including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, dumbbells and circuit training.

Meeting & Event Room Rental

Hours: Office: Monday - Friday:

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

Facility: Monday - Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Noon - 5 p.m.

Meeting Room A accommodates up to 45 people theater style or 40 classroom style. There is a 2 hour minimum rental for this space. Our multi-purpose/warming room accommodates up to 100 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.

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

The gymnasium offers basketball courts, volleyball courts and a walking track.

Programs for Seniors

We offer a variety of programs for those in our community who are “Young at Heart.” Call or visit our website for more information!

Fitness Classes

We along with our partners, offer a variety of fitness classes for all levels of fitness. Call or visit our website for more information on the classes we offer.

Water Park

Our water park features include a tot pool, an interactive play structure, a family otter slide, a basketball/volleyball area, three lap lanes, a 1-meter diving board, a lazy river, a drop slide and a water slide. Open everyday from May 27 - August 6 Noon - 6 p.m. Weekends only after August 6: August 12,13, 19, 20, 26, 27 September 2 - 4 Noon - 6 p.m. Visit our web site or call us at (314) 615-8788 for daily fees, season pass options and swimming lesson information.

Sports & Activities

We offer free walking in our gym Monday Friday from 8 - 9 a.m. Please sign in at the front desk. One and a half regulation-sized basketball courts which can be divided into three smaller full courts for full gym tournaments or open play (basketball or volleyball).

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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The Pavilion at Lemay 305 Gregg Road, St. Louis, MO 63125 • (314) 615-8877 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/lemay •

General Information

This 42,000 square foot recreation center is located inside Jefferson Barracks Park. It features an indoor track, fitness area, multipurpose gymnasium, meeting rooms and a child care area. The park offers reservable shelters and picnic areas, historic museums, trails, wedding sites, a cross country course, a disc golf course an archery range and athletic fields.

Amenities: Fitness Area

The fitness area features a wide variety of strength and cardio training equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, free weights, weight benches, BOSU balls and a group training system.

Meeting & Event Room Rental

The Pavilion at Lemay has rental spaces of all shapes and sizes for groups of 10 to several hundred. Stop by to check out the meeting rooms, gymnasium or outdoor balcony.

Hours: Office: Monday - Friday: Facility: Monday - Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

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

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

The Bud Schertel MAC is a multi-purpose gymnasium that offers basketball courts, volleyball nets and built-in soccer goals. The gym is also available to rent for events or team practices.

6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Noon - 6 p.m.

Programs for Seniors

We offer a variety of programs for those in our community who are “Young at Heart.” Call or visit our website for more information!

Fitness Classes

We along with our partners, offer a variety of fitness classes for all levels of fitness. Call or visit our website for more information on the classes we offer.

Sports & Activities

Aquatic Center Our aquatic center features a deep water pool with slide, diving board, diving platform and climbing wall; lap lanes; a wet deck area; lazy river and a tot area with play structure. There is also a party room, locker rooms and a concession stand. Open everyday from May 27 - August 15 (Check our website for times) Weekends only after August 15: Saturday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m. Labor Day: Noon - 7:30 p.m. Visit our web site or call us at (314) 615-8877 for daily fees, season pass options and swimming lesson information.

Guests of all ages can utilize the indoor track together (including strollers) during “Family Time,” Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10 - 11 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday: 7 - 8 p.m. We offer free indoor walking Monday - Friday: 9 - 10 a.m. Open gym is available each weekday from 3 - 5 p.m. Open gym is also available during other times as space allows when the MAC is not rented.

Tot Care

Our Tot Care area is available for parents who are working out in the facility. This service is free with an annual membership or $2/child/visit for non-members. There is a limit of 2 hours per visit. Parents must remain in the facility. Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - Noon Monday - Thursday: 4 - 8 p.m.

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General Daniel Bissell House 10225 Bellefontaine Road St. Louis, MO 63137 (314) 615-8800 www.stlouisco.com/parks/bissell

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 18091813.

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 Federal-style house was home to five generations of the Bissell family whose decorative arts and furnishings are displayed.

Hours & Pricing Surrounding property is open from 8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset. Tours are scheduled by reservation only by calling (314) 615-8800. Adults (13+) $4.00 Child (4 -12) $2.00 Child (3 and under) Free

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 to step into the text book and experience history first-hand. Programs are appropriate for children grades 4 - 12. 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 Bissell Barn and the Bissell Garden which are perfect for weddings, parties or other small events. For additional information about these venues call (314) 615-4FUN or visit our website.

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Fort Belle Fontaine 13002 Bellefontaine Road St. Louis, MO 63138 (314) 615-8800 www.stlouisco.com/parks/fbf

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. As the United States’ first military post west of the Mississippi River, Fort Belle Fontaine was the final stop of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” expedition and served as the starting point for other explorers.

Hours & Pricing Open from 8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset every day. Entrance to the park is free (with the exception of special events). Tours are $4.00 per person and are available for groups up to 25 by reservation only. Please call (314) 615-8800 for additional information.

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 throughout the year 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. You may be asked to sign in and enter your license number.

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Jefferson Barracks Park 533 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63125 • (314) 615-8800 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/jb

General Information Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946. The 426 acre park includes trails, disc golf, picnic shelters, The Pavilion at Lemay recreation center, an ampitheater and museums that offer exhibits, educational programs and special events.

History 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 Brought to Life

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 ($3 suggested donation) Old Ordnance Room Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m. Guided tours must be scheduled in advance by calling (314) 615-8800 or email JMagurany@stlouisco.com. $3.00 suggested donation

A variety of historical exhibits are carefully planned for and created each year inside the Old Ordinance Room at Jefferson Barracks Park. Our exhibits are great for individuals of all ages and are free to the public (donations appreciated). Visit our website for descriptions of our current exhibits.

Educational Programs & Activities Group Tours 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) 615-8800 or e-mailing jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Bus Tours $3 per person; (24 person min. or $72) Hayride Tours $120 per ride.

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) 615-8800.

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St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park 15189 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 (314) 615-8344 www.stlouisco.com/parks/carousel www.stlouiscarousel.com

General Information The St. Louis Carousel, with its 60 hand carved horses and four deer, is located within a climate-controlled building inside beautiful Faust Park in West St. LouisCounty. A not for profit corporation, the Faust Cultural Heritage Foundation, was formed to raise funds and other forms of support for the Carousel’s continual maintenance and restoration.

History

Hours & Pricing 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)

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.

Facility Rental The St. Louis Carousel is available for private rentals, showers, corporate parties and business meetings during the day or evening. Please call for availability and pricing.

Birthday Party Packages Create an unforgettable birthday party for your child. Party package includes a private room with tables and chairs and unlimited carousel rides. A maximum of 50 guests. Please call for availability and pricing.

Photography Professional photography is allowed inside the Carousel by appointment only. The cost is $175/hour or partial hour. Please call for more information.

Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions Celebrate your special day at a very special place! The Carousel can accommodate up to 200 guests in the Gallery Room and 350 guests on the patio. The rental fee is $1,200 plus a $500 security deposit. The fee includes unlimited carousel rides for all of your guests and use of the patio. For more information or to book your ceremony and/or reception, call (314) 615-8344.

Become a St. Louis Carousel Member! Become a member and receive the benefits of riding FREE for an entire year! All memberships include 10% off all Gift Shop purchases over $10. Family memberships begin at $80. Call (314) 615-8345 for more information.


Historic Faust Park

15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017 • (314) 615-8328 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/Faust

General Information & History Thornhill Grounds: Built ca. 1819 for Missouri’s second governor, Frederick Bates, Thornhill is the oldest standing governor’s home in Missouri and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The estate consists of a number of restored and recreated structures, including a detached kitchen and three barns. Historic Village: The Historic Village at Faust Park includes four homes and 14 additional structures representing a variety of building and architectural styles, from log to brick. All of which have been saved from demolition and preserved by Park staff. Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Village provides a context in which the lifestyles of the settlers of St. Louis County and the skills they used to survive are illustrated.

Educational Programs & Activities The history staff at Faust Park offers a variety of educational programs and guided tours for all ages and abilities. Our most popular program is the fourhour “Farmsteading at Thornhill”. Many students call this their favorite field trip despite the fact that they are performing physical chores expected of a 19th century child.

Hours & Pricing General park hours are 8 a.m. – 30 minutes past sunset, when all buildings can be viewed from the outside at no cost. Informational brochures are available in our office, and online to aid in a self-guided tour. Guided tours of historic areas are $4.00 per person (minimum of 10 people) and are available on weekdays by appointment only. Call (314) 615-8336 or email THoff@stlouisco.com for more information.

Events Faust Park hosts a variety of events including open houses, Parks Food Truck Fest, Summer Concert Series, Tea with Nancy and Olden Days of Summer that is perfect for kids! Later in the season are History Hayrides and the Faust Heritage Festival which is held in September. Visit our website for a full calendar of events as well as more detailed information about Faust Park, the Thornhill Grounds and the Historic Village.

Fall registration begins after March 1 and Spring registration begins after August 1; rates and descriptions are available on our website. For more information or to schedule field trips and tours, call (314) 615-8336 or email THoff@stlouisco.com.

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

Visit us at www.stlouisco.com/parks

Special Events Spring/Summer 2017

April

May

June

July

Adult Egg Hunt

Tea with Nancy

Bissell House Swap Meet

JB Blast

Deer Night Hike

Scavenge Through the Night

April 7 & 8 Jefferson Barracks Park April 16 Jefferson Barracks Park

Geo-Poker April 22 Faust Park

WWII Weekend

April 28 - 30 Jefferson Barracks Park

Carousel Trivia Night April 29 St. Louis Carousel

Night in the Wild April 29 - 30 Lone Elk Park

May 6 & & Faust Park

May 6 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling May 11 Queeny Park

Farm Friday May 19 Suson Park

Ft. Belle Discovery Tour May 20 Ft. Belle Fontaine Park

Bike Through Time May 21 Jefferson Barracks Park

June 3 - 4 General Daniel Bissell House

July 1 Jefferson Barracks Park

Olden Days of Summer Country Sounds by the Barn June 9 Faust Park

July 8 Suson Park

Parents Night Off

Full Moon Bike Ride, Walk & Paddle

June 10 Pavilion at Lemay

Free Family Day

June 11 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Solar Eclipse Expo

June 17 Greensfelder Recreation Complex

Learn to Play Pickleball June 24 Affton Community Center

July 8 Simpson Park

Early Memory Loss Tour July 26 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Dive-In Movie

July 28 Pavilion at Lemay Historic Village Open House July 29 - 30 Faust Park

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