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Activity Guide

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s the days grow cooler, our parks burst with the colors of fall and outdoor activities abound. Our dedicated park staff has been diligently preparing for fall and winter visitors. Fall hayrides with live music and refreshments are a perennial favorite in our county parks. And some hayrides include narrated tours of historic, candlelit homes. With tickets as low as $7, our hayrides offer affordable fun for the whole family. At Halloween, things go bump in the night in our County parks. We’ll have ghost stories at Jefferson Barracks Park, a Haunted Extravaganza in St. Vincent Park, and a Halloween Boo-Nanza at the North County Recreation Center. These popular events include pumpkin races, haunted tours and, of course, plenty of Halloween candy for the kids. Come winter, St. Louis County parks will welcome visitors from throughout the region to our Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park. Scores of parks department staff members work for weeks to assemble this display of hundreds of thousands of lights. Winter Wonderland grows bigger and better every year! For senior residents, our four recreation centers – The Pavilion at Lemay, the North County Recreation Complex, the Affton-Rodgers Community Center and the St. Vincent Community Center – will again offer the SilverSneakers program. This program provides free membership for swimming, walking and fitness classes for seniors who qualify through Medicare or group retiree health plans. Our staff will be happy to check to see if you qualify. And we have exciting news for fly fishers: our parks department, in partnership with Ozark Fly Fishers, will hold introductory fly fishing and fly tying classes at Greensfelder Recreation Complex at Queeny Park. Our 71 St. Louis County parks are a treasure and make 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 join my wife, children and me as we enjoy the terrific amenities and activities at our parks this fall and winter. 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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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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St. Vincent Community Ctr.

47

Halloween Events

Special Events

6

Kennedy Recreation Complex

48

Kids Korner

12

Greensfelder Rec Complex

49

Gardening Programs

15

North County Rec. Complex

50

Great Outdoors

16

The Pavilion at Lemay

51

Hayrides

22

Bissell House

52

Ice Skating

24

Fort Belle Fontaine

53

Volunteer Programs

27

Jefferson Barracks Museums

54

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Medley

28

St. Louis Carousel at Faust

55

Skate Camps

Park Locations

30

Historic Faust Park

56

Dog Obedience Classes

Health, Wellness, Fitness

32

Frank Lloyd Wright House

57

Young at Heart (Seniors)

36

30/30 Hikes Program

59

Sports

38

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Winter Wonderland Page 9

Wedding Sites Page 11

Children’s Garden Club Page 13

Fishing Programs Page 19

Go Ape Coupon Page 24 & 25 Page 29

Dance Programs Page 35

Athletic Fields

Educational Programs

42

Field Trips

Exhibits & Exhibitions

44

Scouting Programs

Affton Community Center

46

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ACC GRC KRC NCR STV

Location Guide

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

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Photography Policy

Additional Copies

Job Opportunities

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

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

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 September

23

Learn to Play Pickleball ACC..............................................37

14

South County Flea Market ACC.............................................28

24

Family Hayride Creve Coeur Park........................22

15

Harvest Festival Laumeier........................................7

1

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

3

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier......................................43

6

Pooch Pool Party Pavilion at Lemay...........................6

27

Early Memory Loss Tour Laumeier......................................37

7

Pooch Pool Party Pavilion at Lemay...........................6

30

Regulars & Rangers Faust Park...................................42

Mom & Tot Crafts St. Louis Carousel.......................12 8

Suson Farm Friday Suson Park...................................12

9

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s...................................13

Women & the Great War at JB Jefferson Barracks Park..............42

October 1

Living History Hayride Ft. Belle Fontaine........................23 19

Fall Color Canoe Float Meramec River............................20 Stroller Tour Laumeier......................................43

20

An Evening at the Cemetery Faust Park.....................................8

Regulars & Rangers Faust Park...................................42

Owl Prowl Jefferson Barracks Park...............16

Docent-Led Walking Tour Laumeier......................................43

Evening Hayride & Music Lone Elk Park...............................23

Late Night Fishing Various Lakes..............................19

3

Hunters Education Course Pavilion at Lemay.........................17

21

Living History Hayride Jefferson Barracks Park...............22

5

Mom & Tot Crafts St. Louis Carousel.......................12

Sounds After Dark Laumeier......................................18

South County Flea Market ACC..............................................28

6

Movies on the River Jefferson Barracks Park................7

Fall Color Canoe Float Meramec River............................20

History Hayride Faust Park...................................22

Fall Harvest Fest Jefferson Barracks Park...............23

Children’s Garden Club Haefners......................................13

Evening Hayride & Music Lone Elk Park...............................23

An Evening at the Cemetery Faust Park.....................................8

10

Living History Hayride Jefferson Barracks Park...............22

14

Hunters Education Course Pavilion at Lemay.........................17

15

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

History Hayride Faust Park...................................22

16

Heritage Festival Faust Park......................................6

Family Hayride Greensfelder Park.......................22

Dribble, Pass & Defend STV..............................................39

Learn to Play Pickleball ACC.............................................37

26

Hunters Education Course Pavilion at Lemay.........................17

Learn to Play Pickleball ACC..............................................37

Collecting the Great War Jefferson Barracks Park..............42

28

Halloween Storytelling Pavilion at Lemay...........................8

17

7

25

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel.......................12 Early Memory Loss Tour Laumeier......................................37

Heritage Festival Faust Park......................................6

8

Free Family Day Laumeier........................................6

Ghost Stories Jefferson Barracks.........................8

Pirate Geocache Dig Creve Coeur.................................16

10

Youth Fishing Lessons Suson Park..................................19

Haunted Shelter Extravaganza STV.................................................8

Punt, Pass & Kick Pavilion at Lemay.........................39

13

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling Queeny Park................................16

29

Pumpkin Carving Suson Park.....................................8

20

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel.......................12

14

Ft. Belle Fontaine Day Ft. Belle Fontaine.........................16

31

Boo-nanza NCRC.............................................8

21

Stroller Tours Laumeier......................................43

Geocaching 101 Queeny Park................................17

22

Evening Paddle/Bike/Walk Creve Coeur Park................18 & 20

Late Night Fishing Various Lakes..............................19

2

Mom & Tot Crafts St. Louis Carousel.......................12

Bring Your Own Boat Creve Coeur Park........................20

Fall Color Canoe Float Meramec River............................20

4

Children’s Garden Club MOT..............................................13

Family Hayride Creve Coeur Park........................22

Living History Hayride Ft. Belle Fontaine........................23

23

November

Owl Prowl Queeny Park.................................16


November 4

Overnight Hike - Chubb Trail Lone Elk/West Tyson...................18

10

Santa at the Carousel St. Louis Carousel..........................9

21

16

Holidays with Miss Tracey Pavilion at Lemay............................9

March

Learn to Play Pickleball ACC.............................................37

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel........................12

Trim the Trees Laumeier.......................................10

3

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s...................................13

The Doughboys at JB Jefferson Barracks Park...............42

17

Stories at the North Pole KRC..............................................10

8

Mom & Tot Crafts St. Louis Carousel........................12

5

Learn to Play Indoor Soccer Pavilion at Lemay.........................39

20

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel........................12

10

Geocaching 101 Queeny Park................................17

11

South County Flea Market ACC.............................................28

15

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel........................12

26

Winter Break Camp (through 12/29) KRC..............................................25

17

St. Paddy’s Day Float Meramec River.............................19

17

Winter Wonderland Walk Tilles Park.......................................9

27

Winter Break Camp (through 12/29) ACC..............................................10

21

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel........................12

18

Bowling for Turkey KRC................................................7

Skate Camp (through 12/28) GRC..............................................24

23

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Jefferson Barracks Park.................7

24

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Jefferson Barracks Park.................7

Winter Wonderland Walk Tilles Park.......................................9

Skate Camp (through 12/21) GRC..............................................24

January

South County Flea Market ACC..............................................28

Musician Swap Meet Pavilion at Lemay.........................28

6

Children’s Garden Club Baisch & Skinner...........................13

Historic Village Open House Faust Park......................................7

Learn To Punt, Pass & Kick STV...............................................39

8

Intro to Fly Fishing Queeny Park................................18

Re-enactor & Military Collectors Pavilion at Lemay.........................28

19

Winter Wonderland Walk Tilles Park.......................................9

13

Bluebird House Building Suson Park...................................17

22

Winter Wonderland (- 12/30) Tilles Park.......................................9

Sunrise Hike with a Ranger Lone Elk Park...............................18

23

Black Friday Babysitting Pavilion at Lemay.........................13

Learn to Pass, Dribble & Shoot STV...............................................40

27

24

#OptOutside Various parks................................17

17

Themed Geo-Poker West Tyson Park...........................17

April

18

Intro to Fly Tying Queeny Park................................18

7

Children’s Garden Club Haefners......................................13

20

Eagle Watch & Trail Walk Ft. Belle Fontaine..........................17

18

South County Flea Market ACC..............................................28

Sunrise Hike with a Ranger West Tyson...................................18

21

Themed Geo-Poker Faust Park....................................17

28

Night in the Wild Lone Elk Park...............................17

December 1

Holiday D.A.R.E. Dance ACC..............................................13

2

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s...................................13 Trout Fishing & Chili Feed Suson Park...................................19

February

3

Santa Claus is Coming to Affton ACC................................................9

3

Children’s Garden Club Sappington Garden Ctr.................13

7

Mom & Tot Crafts St. Louis Carousel........................12

5

Intro to Fly Tying Queeny Park................................18

8

Step Through the Past Faust Park....................................10

8

Mom & Tot Crafts St. Louis Carousel........................12

9

Step Through the Past Faust Park....................................10

15

Intro to Fly Fishing Queeny Park................................18

South County Flea Market ACC..............................................28

17

Themed Geo-Poker Lone Elk Park...............................17

25

Historic Village Open House Faust Park......................................7 Themed Geo-Poker Queeny Park................................17 Spring Break Camp (through 29) Pavilion at Lemay.........................13


Special Parks Food Truck Fest

Pooch Pool Party

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. Enjoy 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 stlouisco/parks or call (314) 615-4386. No coolers allowed. Date

Location

Entertainment

9/1

Laumeier Sculpture Park

The Tall Poppies

9/15

Pavilion at Lemay

Ralph Butler Duo

Faust Heritage Festival

Faust Historic Village gets back to its roots for an old fashioned folk festival held in the Historic Village. The 19th century homes will buzz with period dressed staff and traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, pottery firing and other historical arts and crafts demonstrated and available for purchase. Food vendors and lots of activities for children, including rope making, historic games and more. Hay wagons will be available to carry visitors around the parking lots from the main entrance. For more information call (314) 615-8328. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/adult, $2/child (4-12), 3 and under are free

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Sa. - Sun.

9/16 & 9/17

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Events 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. No pre-registration required. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5 for 1 dog and 1 owner. $3 for each additional dog

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/6

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

Thursday

9/7

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

Free Family Days

Free Family Days provide families with a chance to bond while encouraging observation, imagination, curiosity and creativity. 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 in Laumeier’s artworks and the natural environment. Located in the Kranzberg Education Lab. Free, all ages. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Supported by a grant from the Windgate Foundation. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

10/8

2 - 4 p.m.

Fall&Winter 2017 l stlouisco.com/parks l (314) 615-4FUN


For Adults

Sauce Magazine’s Harvest Festival

Sauce Magazine’s annual event features fall foods and beverages from St. Louis’ top restaurants, a farmers market, locally made arts and crafts, live music and more on the Laumeier Sculpture Park grounds. Rain or shine. Purchase online at www.laumeier.org. Presented by Sauce Magazine. Age Fee Location All Ages

$8 for Members and $10 for non-members; children ages 10 and under are free.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

10/15

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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!

Historic Village Open House

The historic homes in the Village will be open for free tours on special 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. March is a special Women’s History Month Event. For more information, call (314) 615-8328. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free admission

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/24

Noon - 4 p.m.

Sunday

3/25

Noon - 4 p.m.

1st Annual Bowling for Turkey

Join us in our first annual turkey bowling at the Kennedy Recreation Complex. Teams of two will enjoy a competitive game of bowling on our ice rink using a turkey as a bowling ball. Prizes will be awarded. The winning team brings home the bragging rights turkey trophy. Bring your own beverages. No outside food allowed. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$20/team of two

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/18

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Search 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for thousands of numbered eggs redeemable for lots of prizes. This popular special event is proudly sponsored by St. Louis County Parks, Friends of Jefferson Barracks and Y98 Radio. Held rain or shine, so dress for the weather. Bring a basket for your eggs, a flashlight and your friends. Food Trucks on site for food and beverages purchases. Please do not arrive prior to 7:00 p.m. Registration opens Jan 8, 2018. To register, call (314) 615-5572 or visit friendsofjeffersonbarracks.com. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$10/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

3/23

8 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

3/24

8 - 10 p.m.

Movies on the River

Enjoy the Halloween-themed movie, “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”, with your family and friends on the newly restored Powder Magazine Patio with the Friends of Jefferson Barracks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or pillows and dress for the weather. Concessions will be available. Wear a costume and get in free! Prizes will be awarded! For information call 314-615-8880 or e-mail friendsofjeffersonbarracks@gmail.com. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$1/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/6

7 p.m.

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Halloween Events Halloween Storytelling

Join us at The Pavilion at Lemay for Halloween 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! Costumes are welcome! To register visit our website or call (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/child

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/28

10 - 11 a.m.

Hey Kids! (And Adults too!!) It’s time for Halloween and time for some pumpkin carving. Join a Park Ranger for a fun afternoon of carving pumpkins in the park. Pumpkins, carving tools and designs will be provided. You can also bring your own favorite design, or just freehand your carving. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/participant

Suson Park (Spindler)

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

10/29

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks

Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers above the bluffs of the Mississippi at the Barracks. Candlelight and creaking floors in the buildings and wood fires and noises from the woods set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. Two story times offered. Limited space available. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8800 or via e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Fee

Come enjoy candy, hot chocolate, S’mores and other treats under the Haunted St. Vincent Shelter. There will be best costume prizes, sand volleyball and other fun activities for the entire family. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

5+

Free

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/28

2 - 5 p.m.

Halloween Boo-nanza

Pumpkin Carving

Age

Haunted Shelter Extravaganza

Location

All ages

$5/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/28

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

An Evening in the Cemetery

Governor Frederick Bates has been at rest for 192 years and he’s now rested well enough to visit with you at his graveside. Join Frederick, his wife Nancy, other members of the family and a few more resident ghosts in the family cemetery behind Thornhill, in Faust Park. The house will be appropriately decorated and historically dressed docents will explain mourning practices and superstitions of the period. Please come, the Governor is dying to meet you. Rain or Shine or Dark of Moon Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/person (under 4 are free)

Thornhill at Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/20

6:30 - 9 p.m.

Saturday

10/21

6:30 - 9 p.m.

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

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

10/31

6 - 8 p.m.

Ghost Stories for Groups If you would like to share an evening with those that love all things that go “bump” in the night, our story-tellers can customize an unforgettable spooky experience for your group. Reservations are required at least two-weeks in advance. Events can be held at Fort Belle Fontaine, the General Daniel Bissell House or Jefferson Barracks Park. Call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com for more information or to make your reservation. Cost is $10/person.


Special Events Santa Claus is Coming to Affton!

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

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

12/3

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Santa at the Carousel

Santa is coming to visit the carousel! Ride the carousel with Santa. Listen to Santa’s story. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas while Mom or Dad take pictures. Santa will have a special gift for all the good little children plus a yummy snack. Register early at (314) 615-8345. Age

Fee

Location

1 - 8 years

$10/child

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

12/10

1 - 3 p.m.

Happy Holidays with Miss Tracey

Join us at The Pavilion at Lemay for a holiday 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! For all ages. Please preregister by calling (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/child

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/16

10 - 11 a.m.

Winter Wonderland Walk

Be one of the first to get a sneak preview of the twinkling lights of Winter Wonderland. Dogs must be on a leash. A special visitor from the North Pole can be expected! Cameras, strollers and wagons permitted. Desserts, hot chocolate and other beverages will be available for purchase. Limited space available. Advanced registration is required. Tickets can be purchased online beginning September 6. For additional information call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

Tilles Park

Friday

11/17

6:30 p.m. / 7:45 p.m./ 9 p.m.

Saturday

11/18

5:15 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. / 7:45 p.m. / 9 p.m.

Sunday

11/19

5:15 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. / 7:45 p.m.

Slowly meander among a million twinkling holiday lights fashioned into over 100 displays of holiday characters and festive scenes. Enjoy the canopy of lights glistening throughout 75 acres of woodland in Tilles Park in St. Louis County. Winter Wonderland is open 11/22/17 - 12/30/17. The display is open to vehicular traffic Sunday-Friday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Admission is paid as vehicles exit the park. Saturday is reserved for horse-drawn carriage rides only and those reservations must be made in advance. Carriage rides are also available throughout the week. Tickets are available online at metrotix.com or by telephone at (314) 534-1111 beginning 10/1/17. Everyone 2 and over counts towards carriage capacity. A St. Louis holiday favorite, Winter Wonderland is also a great way to support your favorite local charity. Every night, different charities volunteer to help St. Louis County Parks host this event. And, for cheerfully manning the gates, each charity receives a contribution from St. Louis County Parks in support of their organization.

Vehicle

Fee

Family vehicle

$10.00

Limousine

$20.00

Commercial Transport Van

$40.00

Tour bus

$90.00

Carriage Ride

Fee*

Sweetheart Carriage (2 people)

$55.00

Snowflake Carriage (6 people)

$80.00

Candy Cane Carriage (9 people)

$120.00

Santa’s Sleigh (up to 24 people)

$12/person

*not including Metrotix fees

Proposal Package Pop the question at Winter Wonderland! Learn more about our Proposal Package by contacting Michael at

pmailbox@stlouisco.com

or (314) 615-8371.

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Step through the Past at Faust Historic Village

Come experience the holidays of the past. Beginning with the 1860s, during the American Civil War and working your way up to the 1960s with the war in Southeast Asia, you can explore the evolution of the season. From handmade ornaments and boughs of greenery to silver tin trees and plastic garland; the beauty of the season has not diminished. We hope you join us to explore how this season has changed over time and how different events in history have molded how it was celebrated. Explore the customs of holidays of the past on this self-guided stroll through the festively adorned rooms with historically dressed docents in attendance. Cash only at the gate, Credit Cards can be used in advance by calling (314) 615-8328 or visit our website. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/adult (in advance) $12/adult (at the gate) $5/child (4-12) Free (3 and under)

Faust Historic Village

Day

Date

Time

Friday

12/8

6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday

12/9

5 - 9 p.m.

Winter Break Magic Camp

Family Workshop: Trim the Trees Learn about winter birds while you create homemade ornaments that double as bird feeders. Then, head out for a guided hike to explore the woods and leave one of your ornaments for the birds at Laumeier. Warm up indoors after the hike with hot cocoa and a winter story. Take home a winter bird feeder or two to decorate your own tree at home! Dress for the outdoors. Workshop meets at the Kranzberg Education Lab. Register at www.laumeier.org. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$20/adult with a child ages 4 to 12. Registration fee includes one adult with one child; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

12/16

1 - 3 p.m.

Stories at the North Pole Join Mrs. Claus and Santa at Kennedy Complex! Enjoy stories with Mrs. Claus, skating, face painting, holiday craft and a yummy snack. Bring your camera and snap a picture with Santa! Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. For additional details or to register, call (314) 615-5572. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$8/person plus skate rental

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

12/17

12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Levitate a person! Cause a dollar to fold 3 times by itself! Float a spoon right off the table! These are just a few of the tricks you’ll learn in Abra-Kid-Abra Levitations & Animations Winter Break Camp! You’ll get your own magic box out of which you can perform, and new tricks to show your family each day! Plus, you’ll also learn comedy skits, balloon art, magic puzzles, and lots more! Camp culminates with the campers putting on a family show. Goals are to develop presentation skills, build confidence, and have fun! Tricks are new from our previous 3 years. Register now before space disappears! Register online at www.abrakid.com/presto/winter-registration For more information call (314) 961-6912. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 12

$105/child

ACC

Day

Date

Time

W-F

12/27 - 12/29

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Did You Know? Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

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For the upcoming holidays, get your friends and family a carriage ride through Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. Tickets are available online at metrotix.com or by telephone at (314) 534-1111.

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:

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

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


Kids

Korner

Suson Farm Fridays

Looking for some fun like pony rides, hayrides, barn tours, face painting, fishing, candle making & peddle tractors? You can enjoy these crafts and festive experiences at Suson’s Farm Fridays. Call (314) 615-8822 to register or online. Age

Fee

Location

2-12

$10/child

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/8

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tot Time

Aunt Peggy is looking for preschoolers wanting to join her in a fun-filled hour! Children will hear an original story that teaches them life skills while having fun. Aunt Peggy will sing songs with the children, make a craft and all will ride the carousel. To register call (314) 615-8345. Age

Fee

Location

2-5

$8/child

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/20

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

10/25

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

11/15

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

12/20

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

2/21

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

3/21

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Mom & Tot Crafts

Moms, bring your preschooler to make a craft project together. Each month will be a different project. Register at (314) 615-8345. Age

Fee

Location

2-5

$10/child

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/7

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

10/5

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

11/2

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

12/7

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

2/8

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

3/8

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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Black Friday Babysitting

Parents: SHOP till you drop while we watch your children! Kids will have activities, games, crafts and much more to choose from. A snack will be provided. Please alert staff of any food allergies. Child must be potty trained (without assistance). The program is limited to just 15 children, so don’t wait to reserve your spot! To register call (314) 615-8877 or visit our website. Age

Fee

Location

4 - 12

$12/child

The Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Friday

11/23

8 a.m. - Noon

Sock Hop D.A.R.E Dance

If you DARE (our co-sponsor) join your friends and wear your white bobby socks and dance the night away with our DJ! Attendance prizes will be given away. Admission limited to grades 5 through 7 only. Tickets may be purchased after Nov 1. Call (314) 615-8822 or purchase the night of the event. Age

Fee

Location

Grades 5 - 7

$5/student

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

12/1

7 - 9:30 p.m.

Spring Break Camp: Play at the Pavilion Missing those exciting plans for spring break 2018? 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 2018. Registration required and space is limited. Call (314) 615-8877 or email sdouglas2@stlouisco.com for more information. Age

Fee

Location

10 - 15

$50/child

The Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Tu - Thurs

3/27 - 3/29

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Growing with St. Louis County Parks & Recreation

This Club is designed to educate and bring delight in gardening and horticulture through projects that participants begin themselves and take home to grow and enjoy. All events are free. For more information call (314) 822-9095 or email dwolter@stlouisco.com.

Schedule Saturday, September 9 “Plant Fall Colors” Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd. Saturday, October 7 All About Bats! For the Garden by Haefners 6703 Telegraph Rd. Saturday, November 4 TBA Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Join the Children’s Garden Garden Center Club on March 3 at 9:00am Growing Peas in the Garden 2651 Barrett Station Rd. Book signing with author Susan Grigsby

Saturday, December 2 Sherwood Forest Nursery & “Holiday Decorations” Garden Center Barrett Station Rd. Sherwood’s2651Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2551 Barrett Station Rd.

Saturday, January 6 “Dried Flora” Baisch & Skinner, Inc 2721 LaSalle Street Saturday, February 3 “Fun Things to do in the Garden” Sappington Garden Center 11530 Gravois Rd. Saturday, March 3 “Pollinators & Plants” Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd. Saturday, April 7 “Fun In the Garden” For the Garden by Haefners 6703 Telegraph Rd.

Did You Know? There is a myriad of scientific concepts you can discuss with your kids when planting and tending to a garden. One study showed that children who participated in gardening projects scored higher in science achievement than those who did not. The wonder of seeing a garden grow may spark your kids to ask questions like: Why do the plants need sun? How does the plant “drink” water? Why are worms good for the plants?

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Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex

Construction on the new Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex started in April 2017 and is expected to be completed in early 2018. St. Louis County has contracted with Paric Corporation for the design-build project, which is being funded by the Convention & Visitors Commission. When completed, the complex will be home to 13 artificial turf fields, including a standalone championship field with permanent seating for up to 500 spectators and two smaller, youth-sized natural grass fields. In addition to the fields, the complex will afford visitors ample concessions, restrooms and lighted parking areas throughout. Eleven of the artificial turf fields will be lighted. The following trail work will occur in conjunction with the soccer complex construction:  A 0.26 mile section of the Meadows Loop Trail will be closed from Mile Marker 0 south a distance of 0.26 miles for the new southern road entrance to the soccer complex.  A 0.54 mile length of new, relocated trail will be constructed for the Meadows Loop Trail that will start at current Mile 0.26 and reconnect near current Mile 1.8, going around the southern end of the soccer complex.  The changes will increase the overall length of the Meadows Loop Trail to 3.08 miles from 2.8 miles. As a result, new markers will be installed.  St. Louis County Parks is partnering with Great Rivers Greenway for the relocated trail, trailhead amenities, signage and parking that are included in the soccer complex plan. To keep updated on this project, visit www.stlouisco.com/Parks/Sports/CreveCoeurParkSoccerComplex

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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 13)

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

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Great Outdoors

Pirate Geocache Dig

Celebrate “Talk Like a Pirate Day” by being a pirate! Come out to Creve Coeur Park and follow the pirate clues (GPS Coordinates) around the park. Clues will lead you to the final “Treasure” hidden in the beach! “X” marks the spot, then use your hands or bring a plastic beach shovel and 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.

Owl Prowl

Join a Park Ranger on a night hike to discover who that is hooting in the dark. You’ll learn some amazing facts about our secretive feathered friends and hopefully hear some of them calling as we walk through the woods. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to view some other creatures of the night. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

varies

All Ages

$8/person

Creve Coeur Park (Taco Bell Shelter)

Day

Date

Time / Location

Day

Date

Time

Friday

10/20

Sunday

9/17

3 - 5 p.m.

7 - 9 p.m. Jefferson Barracks (Leuthauser Shelter)

Saturday

11/4

7 - 9 p.m. Queeny Park (Mason Rd.)

Fort Belle Fontaine Day

Experience the change of the seasons with breathtaking views of the Missouri River from atop the river bluffs at Fort Belle Fontaine. Enjoy tours of this important historical site, America’s first fort west of the Mississippi River and the last stop of Lewis & Clark on their Corps of Discovery journey. Other activities may include children’s games, hayrides and history and nature programs. This is a must-do experience for the history buff and nature lover. Dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be available. Call 314-615-8800 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/14

10 a.m. - 2 p.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 Salmon with fresh vegetables and dessert. 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) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$20/person

Queeny (Smith Shelter)

Day

Date

Time / Location

Friday

10/13

6 - 9 p.m.

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#OptOutside

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and delicious food. After a long day indoors, you might be craving some fresh air. So, push yourself away from the table and visit your St. Louis County Parks. Join the Park Rangers to learn a new activity, take a bike ride or a walk outside to stretch your legs. Spend Black Friday outdoors! Walk-up only, no reservations required. Call (314) 615-4386 for information.

Bluebird House Building

Join a St. Louis County Park Ranger in building your very own bluebird house. Help provide a home for our state bird. We will provide all the building materials but please bring a hammer. Advanced registration is required. Calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$8/person

Suson (Spindler Shelter)

Date

Time

1/13

Age

Fee

Location

Day

All Ages

Free

varies

Saturday

Day

Date

Time / Location

Friday

11/24

varies

Activity

Time / Location

Sunrise Hike - Hike with the Ranger to observe deer, elk and the local wildlife that call Lone Elk Home. Must be able to hike 3 miles on uneven ground. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water.

7 - 8 a.m. (Lone Elk VC)

Bike Ride - Load up your wheels and breath some fresh air on this Park Ranger led bike ride. Helmets required.

9 - 10 a.m. (Creve Coeur Park Lakeside Restaurant)

K9 Dog Hike - Leash-up your dog and join us for a walk. Bring proof of shots, wear appropriate clothing and bring water for you and man’s best friend. Must be able to walk 3 miles.

2 - 3 p.m. Queeny Park / Mason Rd. side

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. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$12/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Sa. - Su.

4/28 - 4/29

2 p.m. - 10 a.m.

Themed Geo-Poker Series

Hiking+Treasure Hunt+GPS+Poker=Fun! Come join us at a roaring fire, a wild animal park and a historic village. Play a unique game where you use GPS coordinates to find hidden containers. Collect tokens to trade for cards- who will get the best poker hand? Work with a team or search solo. Bring a GPS unit or a smartphone with GPS capability. Reservations required by calling (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$8/person

varies

Day

Date

Time / Location

Sunday

1/21

2 p.m. (West Tyson - Roth Lodge)

Saturday

2/17

2 p.m. (Lone Elk VC)

Sunday

3/25

2 p.m. (Queeny Park - Mason Rd.)

Saturday

4/21

2 p.m. (Faust Historic Village)

Geocaching 101

Join members of the St. Louis Geocachers Association (SLAGA) to learn about this fun adventure game. There will be a classroom session, followed by an opportunity to find geocaches in the park with the help of experienced geocachers. You will learn about: Rules of the game, geocache placement, using the geocaching.com website, handheld receivers and travel bugs. Advanced reservations recommended. Call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

Queey Park / GRC

Day

Date

Time / Location

Saturday

10/14

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

Saturday

3/10

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

Eagle Watch & Trail Walk Missouri’s Hunter Education course is required for any hunter born on or after 1/1/67. 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 Conversation’s website: www.register-ed.com/programs/missouri.

September 14 * October 3 * October 26 Cost is $5/person. Courses take place at The Pavilion at Lemay inside Jefferson Barracks Park from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Spend your day with the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park observing the eagles. A live eagle and other birds of prey from the World Bird Sanctuary will be on site from noon until 2 p.m. Enjoy a guided hike on the three-mile trail. Hikers and bikers are welcome to take the trek on their own throughout the day. Refreshments will be served. Dress for the weather and meet at the Grand Staircase. Advanced registration is suggested. Call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

1/20

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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 200 lumens are recommended. Program presented in cooperation with Sunset Cyclery, (314) 966-5505. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. Call (314) 615-4FUN for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

3 Wednesday year-round

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

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After Dark at Creve Coeur Park Dark at five and stuck inside? Between October 1 and March 31, an “After Hours” pass allows holders to use Creve Coeur’s trails after sundown until 10 p.m. You will receive a vehicle tag for display in your car and a bracelet that must be worn while using the trail. Paved trails in the lower section of the park can be used each evening of the week. Parking will be at the Lakehouse Restaurant lot only. Rangers will check the trails and lot for bracelets and vehicle tags. Personal lights are required for all walkers, bikers and rollerbladers. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. The trail will be closed during poor conditions. Advance purchase is required by calling (314) 615-8822.

Chubb Trail Overnight Hike

This is an incredible opportunity to hike and camp while letting someone else do the cooking! The hike will start from White-Tail Deer Shelter in Lone Elk Park. Your camping equipment will be transported to West Tyson Park. All you need on the trail is a day pack and water. The 7-mile trail follows the Meramec River past rich bottomland forest, prairie, bluffs and the rugged hills of West Tyson Park. At the campsite you will enjoy dinner, an overnight camp and a morning breakfast prepared over an open fire. Afterward, you will hike back to your vehicle at Lone Elk. Dress for the weather. Participants will encounter steep, rocky trails. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$30/person

Lone Elk / West Tyson

Day

Date

Time

Sa. - Su.

11/4 - 11/5

Noon - Noon

Sunrise Hikes with a Ranger

Time to watch the animals wake up! Get your day started off on the right foot with an early morning hike led by Ranger Tim. You must be able to walk 1.5 miles and please dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine program. No registration required. For more information call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

varies

Day

Date

Time / Location

Age

Fee

Location

Saturday

1/13

7:30 - 9 a.m. (Lone Elk VC)

All ages

$50/person for a season pass $10 for kids 16 and under (when accompanied by a permit holding adult)

Creve Coeur Park

Saturday

1/20

7:30 - 9 a.m. (West Tyson - Roth Lodge)

Date

Time

10/1 - 3/31

Sunset - 10 p.m.

Day

Evening Bike Ride & Walk

Take in the evening’s sights and sounds as you explore the trail around Creve Coeur Lake. Your fee includes a bonfire 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. Meet at Tremayne Shelter. Advance registration is suggested. Call (314) 615-8822.

Family Workshop: Sounds After Dark

Explore Laumeier at night! Hike the trails, observe the nighttime sky, search for nocturnal critters and listen to the sounds of the woods at night. End the evening by sharing stories and roasting marshmallows around a roaring campfire! Dress for the outdoors. Workshop meets at the Kranzberg Education Lab. Register at www.laumeier.org. Age

Fee

All Ages

$15, adult with child ages 4 to Laumeier Sculpture 12. Registration fee includes Park one adult with one child; children must be accompanied by an adult.

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time / Location

Day

Date

Time / Location

Saturday

10/21

7 - 9 p.m.

Friday

9/22

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

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Float’n & 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

Day

Date

2nd Saturday

9/9 & 10/14

6 - 11 p.m.

Youth Fishing Lessons

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

Fee

Location

8 -15

$6/person

Suson Park (Rearing Pond)

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

10/10

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Trout Fishing & Chili Feed

Intro to Fly Fishing

Ozark Fly Fishers is proud to co-host fly fishing classes in conjunction with the St. Louis County Parks and Recreation department. Ozark Fly Fishers is a fly fishing and conservation organization affiliated with the Federation of Fly Fishers whose primary objective is to improve fisheries and promote the sport of fly fishing. Advanced registration required by calling 314-615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$8/person

Queeny Park - GRC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

1/8

7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday

2/15

7 - 9 p.m.

Register early for this popular event! Fish for rainbow trout and enjoy an all-you-can-eat chili feed. Anglers must have a state fishing license and an annual trout permit is required to possess trout. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information or register online. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

Suson Park

Day Saturday

Time 12/2

6 - 9 p.m.

Intro to Fly Tying

This class will teach you all you need to know to enjoy a lifetime of creating your own flies for trout, pan fish, and bass. Course includes materials, supplies, & use of necessary equipment. Advanced registration required by calling 314-615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$8/person

Queeny Park - GRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

1/18

7 - 9 p.m.

Monday

2/5

7 - 9 p.m.

Did You Know? On June 12, 1999, Tiney Mitchell of Port Isabel, Texas, finished constructing the world’s largest fly fishing rod and reel. The rod is a whopping 71 feet, 4.5 inches long. The reel measures 4 feet in diameter and 10 inches in width. You can see it at the end of Maxan Street in Port Isabel.

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Float’n & Fish’n Evening Paddle

Paddle a canoe on Creve Coeur Lake after- hours. Fee includes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage, and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to roast. Meet at Tremayne Shelter. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

7+

$25/canoe

Creve Coeur

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/22

6:30 - 8 p.m. or 8 - 9:30 p.m.

Bring Your Own Boat

Bring your own boat (no motors) and enjoy and evening paddle on Creve Coeur Lake. Work up an appetite and come ashore to feast on all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to roast. Meet at Tremayne Shelter. Advance registration is suggested. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

7+

$5/person

Creve Coeur

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/22

6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Fall Color Canoe Float

St. Louis County Park Rangers will lead this 7-mile float on the Meramec River. This is a chance to get out early, get rid of the winter blahs and check out the Meramec River Valley. You will slip past rich forests, steep hillsides and towering bluffs as you make your way down the river. Floaters will meet at the boat launch at Castlewood State Park and travel to the put-in at Route 66 State Park. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars and other personal items you will need for this all day float. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/14

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday

10/19

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday

10/21

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

St. Paddy’s Day Float

St. Louis County Park Rangers will lead this 7-mile float on the Meramec River. This is a chance to get out early, get rid of the winter blahs and check out the Meramec River Valley. You will slip past rich forests, steep hillsides, and towering bluffs as you make your way down the river. Floaters will meet at the boat launch at Castlewood State Park and travel to the put-in at Route 66 State Park. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars and other personal items you will need for this all day float. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/17

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Hayrides Living History Hayride

Enjoy a hayride through historic Jefferson Barracks with re-enactor vignettes throughout the park. The re-enactors will explain their time period, uniforms and equipment during stops. Space is limited. Advance reservation is required by calling (314) 615-8800 or e-mailing jmagurany@stlouisco.com.

History Hayride

Join us after dark for a hayride around Faust Park. Then wander through candlelit historic homes, where refreshments and storytellers await. Warm up with a bonfire and enjoy live music. Tickets must be purchased in advance from our website or by calling (314) 615-8332 or (314) 615-4386.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

All ages

$10/person*

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/9

10 a.m. / 1 p.m./ 3 p.m.

Friday

10/6

6 p.m. / 7 p.m./ 8 p.m.

Sunday

9/10

1 p.m. / 3 p.m.

Saturday

10/7

6 p.m./ 7 p.m. / 8 p.m.

Family Hayride w/ Country Music

Join us for a special evening at Creve Coeur Park. Enjoy music, marshmallows and hot chocolate. These hayrides are for people of all abilities, a ramp assisted hay wagon will be available. Lawn chairs are welcome; music starts at 6:30pm. Due to limited space on the ramp accessible wagon, those needing accommodations should call (314) 615-8826 to make arrangements. Advanced reservations are required.

* Cost is $5 if you just want to tour the Historic Village, open from 6:30 - 10 p.m. Cash is accepted at the gate.

Family Hayride w/ Music

Meet at Mustang Shelter to enjoy Greensfelder Park under the stars. You’ll ride a haywagon through this beautiful afternoon & evening setting. After your hayride, enjoy roasting marshmallows over an open fire, sipping hot chocolate while listening to live county music. Dress for the weather. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-5572.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Creve Coeur Park Tremayne Shelter

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Greensfelder Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/7

4 p.m./ 5 p.m. / 6 p.m. / 7 p.m. / 8 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/23

6 p.m. / 7 p.m. / 8 p.m.

Sunday

9/24

6 p.m. / 7 p.m. / 8 p.m.

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Living History Hayride

Enjoy a Fall haywagon ride at historic Fort Belle Fontaine where costumed re-enactors from the War of 1812, Civil War, World War II and other periods explain their uniforms and equipment is a must-do experience for the history buff and nature lover. Wear comfortable shoes as some walking will be required. Dress for the weather. Limited space available. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8800 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com.

Evening Hayride & Music

Meet at White-Tail Deer Shelter to enjoy Lone Elk Park like never before. Ride a hay wagon through this beautiful setting and spot Elk, Deer and other wildlife. Later you can warm up by the fire, roast marshmallows and listen to live music. See if you can pick out the sounds of Elk bugling in the distance. Bring a flashlight, lawn chairs are welcome and music starts at 7 p.m. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-8822.

Age

Fee

Location

Fort Belle Fontaine

All ages

$10/person

Lone Elk Park

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/14

10 a.m. / 1 p.m. / 3 p.m.

Friday

10/20

6:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. / 8:30 p.m.

Sunday

10/15

1 p.m. / 3 p.m.

Saturday

10/21

6:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. / 8:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Day

Fall Harvest Fest

Fall is in the air with crisp cool nights and crackling bonfires. In store for you is a fun filled evening with Live Music, Bonfires to warm by, Food Trucks & Winery with a variety of good eats and drinks for purchase. Kettle corn popped hot on the spot and continuous hayrides around the park. Parking is in the lot at the Pavilion at Lemay (305 Gregg Rd.) with a short walk to the open cantonment field. Purchase tickets in advance on the web, $10 per person all ages (everyone must have a ticket for the hayrides.) Sorry no coolers. Dress warm as October can be chilly, a lawn chair is suggested. To register or for more info call (314) 615-8822 or (314) 615-8820.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Saturday

10/21

6 - 10 p.m.

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Ice Skating

Greensfelder Recreation Complex Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions or special events. Please call (314) 615-8GRC (8472) or (314) 615-SK8T (7588) to verify availability. Season runs from October 7, 2017 to February 25, 2018

Day

Session Times

Sunday

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Monday

10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesday

10 a.m. - Noon

Ice Skating Lessons Fee

Location

$50/skater for a 4-week session

GRC

Session 1

Registration Opens 9/5

Saturday

10/7 - 10/28

Session 2

Registration Opens 9/5

Saturday

11/4 - 12/2*

*no class on 11/25

Wednesday 10 a.m. - Noon Thursday

10 a.m. - Noon

Friday

10 a.m. - Noon / 1:45 - 3:45 p.m. / 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Saturday

8 - 9:30 p.m.

Session 3

Registration Opens 9/5

Saturday

12/9 - 1/13*

*no class on 12/23 or 12/30 Session 4

Registration Opens 9/5

Saturday

1/20 - 2/10

Admission & Skate Rental Fees Age

Price

4 and under* Free Child (5-12)

$4.00/person

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

$4.00/person

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

Skate Rental $1.00/person Lockers $0.25/locker (quarters only)

Skate Camp! Join us at Greensfelder Recreation Complex for ice skating and camp all-in-one! This two-day camp will consist of crafts, games, and of course, ice skating! Call (314) 6158472 to register (2 session options).

Follow Greensfelder Recreation Complex on Facebook or check our website for special holiday events and public sessions

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December 20 - 21 or December 27 - 28 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $60/child (Ages 6-12)


Kennedy Recreation Complex Hours are subject to change due to weather conditions or special events. Please call (314) 615-5572 or (314) 615-7588 to verify availability. Season runs from October 1, 2017 to March 8, 2018

Freestyle Sessions

Figure skating practice for freestyle levels only. Limit of 25. Available October 4, 2017 - March 10, 2018

Day

Session Times

Wednesday

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. ($7/person) 3 - 3:45 p.m. ($5/person)

Day

Session Times

Thursday

Sunday

12:15 - 2:15 p.m. / 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

- Sessions not available on 11/23, 12/28 or 1/4

Monday

10 a.m. - Noon

Tuesday

10 a.m. - Noon / 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

10 a.m. - Noon

Thursday

10 a.m. - Noon

Friday

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

Saturday

2:15 - 4:15 p.m. / 7 - 9 p.m.

Admission & Skate Rental Fees Age

Price

3 and under* Free Child (4-12)

$4.00/person

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

$4.00/person

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

Skate Rental $1.00/person Lockers $0.25/locker (quarters only)

Follow Kennedy Recreation Complex on Facebook or check our website for special holiday events and public sessions

Youth Stick & Puck

Hockey session for shooting practice only. Players must wear USA Hockey-approved helmet with full face shield and provide their own stick, puck and gloves. Skate rental not provided. Limit 20. Sessions run 10/4/17 - 2/21/18. No session on 12/25. Age

Fee

Location

6 - 13

$7/person

KRC

Day

Time

Monday

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Wednesday

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Adult Stick & Puck

Hockey session for shooting practice only. Players must wear USA Hockey-approved helmet with full face shield and provide their own stick, puck and gloves. Skate rental not provided. Limit 20. Session not available on 11/23, 12/28 or 1/4. Sessions run 10/5/17 - 2/22/18. Age

Fee

Location

14+

$7/person

KRC

Day

Time

Thursday

12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Winter Break Camp

Register today for this new holiday skate camp. Exciting daily activities include: Games, crafts & ice skating with supervised instructional lessons and much more. Space is limited, advance registration required. For additional details or to register, call: (314) 615-5572. Age

Learn to Skate!

Fee

Location

$60/camper

KRC

Day

Date

Time

T-F

12/26 - 12/29

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

THE GIRL SCOUT/BOY SCOUT WAY! Join us on Saturday, March 3 for your scouting adventure! Sessions at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or Noon. $10 per scout fee includes 45 minutes of instruction and skate rental. Space is limited, advance registration required. For additional details or to register, call (314) 615-5572.

Did You Know? Figure skating began in the 1850s when skaters began experimenting with different jumps and spins on ice.

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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 PMailbox@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 blocking sunlight from other species. Contact our partner, the PMailbox@stlouisco.com Open Space Council to volunteer for weekend honeysuckle Day Date Time Location removal & other environment-enhancing projects; email Saturday 9/16 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!

Bush Honeysuckle Removal

Corporate and school groups can also schedule weekday honeysuckle removal projects we tailor to fit your group’s age, size, time and location preference. Customized projects normally run 2-3 hours. To schedule a weekday Honeysuckle Removal project, email PMailbox@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-8822 at least 4 weeks prior to your preferred project date.

Check out our Gardening Volunteer Opportunities on Page 15!

Saturday

9/30

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park (Beulah Shelter)

Saturday

10/7

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rock Hollow Trail (Al Foster Trail parking lot)

Saturday

10/21

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park (Beulah Shelter)

Trail Watch

Trail Watch is a volunteer program in which hikers, cyclist, skaters and equestrians assist park rangers in monitoring the many trails in our St. Louis County parks. Volunteers, identified by their bright vest and ID badge, serve as “extra eyes and ears” to report safety hazards, lost persons or suspicious activity. New volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation session and must be 16 years or older. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8822 or emailing PMailbox@stlouisco.com. Day

Date

Wednesday 8/30

Time

Location

7 - 9 p.m. Tilles Park (meet at Park Ranger office just west of tennis courts)

Other volunteer opportunities are available at Jefferson Barracks Park and at Farm Fridays at Suson Park. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information at (314) 615-8865 at PMailbox@stlouisco.com.


Medley

Musician Swap Meet

Musicians’ always have instruments, amps and other gear that they have collected over the years. This is the opportunity for gearheads of all types to clear out your “collections” so you can acquire even more stuff. Concessions will be available. Sellers must register in advance by calling (314) 615-8884 or e-mail mkladky@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$10 for table rental $1/person admission

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/18

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

South County Flea Market Here is your opportunity to clean out your clutter for vendors 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

Free Admission; Tables $20 each

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9, 3/10, 4/18

8:30 a.m. - 2 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. Call (314) 615-8877 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

varies

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

varies

monthly

varies

Re-enactor & Military Collectors Show If you are looking for a special item for re-enacting, or are a military collector, this is the event to find whatever it is you want. Re-enactors and memorabilia collectors from all around the area will have military items for sale or trade from the Revolutionary War period to World War II. This is a wonderful opportunity to pick up the rare collectible or simply view the wide array of history related items. Call (314) 615-8800 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$15 for booth rental $3/person admission

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/24

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Dog Obedience Class

K-9 County Dog Training. 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

$100/person/dog

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

8/24 - 10/12

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

10/26 - 12/21

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

1/4 - 2/22

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

3/8 - 4/26

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Persuaded Pooch “Essential Etiquette” Classes Overwhelmed by your dog’s bad behavior? Dogs learn good manners in a real life situation. A well-behaved dog is a pleasure to have around the house, out in public and virtually everywhere. Teaching your dog basic training skills are essential to obtaining good canine manners. Payment, proof of vaccinations and a completed application is required before the first class. To register and for more info on class dates contact training director Sarah (314) 609-1094, or e-mail sarah@persuadedpooch.com.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$140/person/dog

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

8 - 8:50 p.m.

Saturday

9:30 - 10:20 a.m.

Beginning Bridge Instruction

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

Fee

Location

18+

$89/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

8/22 - 10/10

2:45 - 4:45 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

12/5 - 12/19

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Bridge & Mah Jongg with Phyllis

Improve your skills or just keep your play on top. You may either play Bridge or Mah Jongg on both days. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

ongoing

7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday

ongoing

3 - 5 p.m.

American-Style Mah Jongg

American-style Mah Jongg group meets weekly. Come learn to play or come play. Bring a set and a National Mah Jongg League card if you have one. For more information email MLMary47@gmail.com or call the Pavilion at (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

18+

Location Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

ongoing

1 - 3 p.m.

Did You Know? There is good evidence from Chinese researchers that Mah Jong originated in the provinces of Kiangsu, Anhwei and Chekiang near Shanghai because no records of Mah Jong are found in any other part of China before 1900. Beyond that, one theory from Canton states that the inventor was Hung Hsiu-Ch’uan, the Cantonese who led a rebellion and proclaimed himself Emperor of Nanking. It’s certainly feasible that the game appeared in his court which was famous for its hedonistic pursuit of pleasure and entertainment.

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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

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park


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 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/7 - 10/19 (no class 10/12)

5:30 - 7 p.m.

Thursday

10/26 - 12/7 (no class 11/23)

5:30 - 7 p.m.

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. ACC: Call Kelly for session information and to register (314) 6404295. Queeny Park: Call St. Louis Community College-Meramec at (314) 984-7777 for pricing and registration. Age

Fee

Location

18+

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

ACC

18+ Day

Yoga

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

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

18+

$69/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/11 -11/13

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

Monday

9/11 -11/13

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

Monday

10/2 - 12/4

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

10/4 - 12/6

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

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Yoga Mini Sessions

Queeny Park Date

Monday Friday

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

ongoing

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

Monday

8/21 - 9/18 (no class 9/4)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

8/23 - 9/20 (no class 9/6)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Pilates Strengthen, lengthen and tone muscle as well as increase your flexibility. You’ll learn how to execute the movements while focusing on breathing, allowing the mind and body to unite. Bring a yoga mat. Call the Affton Community Center to register at (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/7 - 12/14 (no class 10/12 or 11/23)

9:15 - 10 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. Anyone can participate in the class and have fun. All exercisers from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of Latin dance and International Music. It’s time to ditch the workout and join the party! St. Vincent location: call (314) 862-0639 North County Rec Plex location: call (314) 615-8841 Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

9/5 - 2/20

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

9/7 - 2/22

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

M / T / Th

ongoing

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

ongoing

Age

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.

Boot Camp

This intense class includes cardio, kickboxing, circuit training and high impact exercise drills. The camp provides an intensive exercise regime to burn optimum calories. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

9 - 10 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

Fee

Location

T / Th

ongoing

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

18+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Saturday

ongoing

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

Wednesday

ongoing

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

18+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

T / Th

ongoing

6 - 6:45 p.m.

Saturday

ongoing

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Total Body Conditioning

This class features weights and cardio mixed with circuit training. Much 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

M/W

ongoing

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Did You Know? Body conditioning can be adapted to your current fitness level, so that you always get a good workout whether you’re a complete beginner, or a class veteran.

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. Advance registration is appreciated. Contact Ted Simpson at (314) 862-0639 or tsimpson@beyondhousing.org. This class is open to any fitness level. Sponsored by Beyond Housing. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Free*

STV

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/6 - 2/21

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

9/2 - 2/24

9 - 10 a.m.

* Free for Passport Health members

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

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

ongoing

11:45 a.m.

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Health * Wellness * Fitness Kettlebell AMPD

Total body workout takes heart pumping music and your favorite kettlbell moves and combines them into 60 minutes of calorie torching fun. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Tu / Th

ongoing

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

ongoing

8 - 9 a.m.

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 contact Sarah Johnson at (314) 479-6190 or Erick Hahn at (314) 496-3518 to schedule an appointment. Registration is required. This is FREE for members! Age

Fee

Location

14+

Free - members $7 - nonmembers

The Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M - Th

ongoing

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

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.

Paul’s Play Pushers

A combination of insanity type moves, dance workout and cardio fitness fun. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

ongoing

6:30 p.m.

Group Personal Training

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

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

ongoing

4:30 p.m.

Friday

ongoing

1:30 p.m.

Saturday

ongoing

8 a.m.

Personal Training

The Pavilion at Lemay offers personal training with Sarah Johnson for both individuals and small groups. Workouts are custom made for each client and their fitness goals. Heavily discounted New Client Special packages are available for both members and non-members. To book your session call Sarah at (314) 479-6190. Age

Fee

Location

14+

varies

Pavilion at Lemay

Fitness Center Instruction

Instructor Joyce DeLarber will introduce you to the Affton Community Center Fitness Room. Call (314) 615-8822 for information or stop in to book an appointment. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$25/private session $30/couple $10/person for groups of 3 or more

ACC

Did You Know? Group exercise offers a variety of benefits you might miss out on if you choose to work out on your own. Some of the benefits include exposure to a social and fun environment, a safe and effectively designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, an accountability factor for participating in exercise, and a workout that requires no prior exercise knowledge or experience.


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

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

$25/child; $50/child*

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/11 - 10/2

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday

10/9 - 11/27*

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday

1/15 - 3/5*

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Monday

3/19 - 5/7*

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet & Tap Age

Fee

Location

6-8

$25/child, $50/child* ACC

Prerequisite: Tiny Tot Dance & Tumble Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/11 - 10/2

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday

10/9 - 11/27*

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday

1/15 - 3/5*

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday

3/19 - 5/7*

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Jazz Age

Fee

Location

8+

$25/child, $50/child* ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/11 - 10/2 ($15)

7:30 - 8 p.m.

Monday

10/9 - 11/27

7:30 - 8 p.m.

Monday

1/15 - 3/5

7:30 - 8 p.m.

Monday

3/19 - 5/7

7:30 - 8 p.m.

Adult Dance - Ballet/Tap Age

Fee

Location

18+

$25/adult, $50/adult*

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/11 - 10/2

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Monday

10/9 - 11/27

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Monday

1/15 - 3/5

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Monday

3/19 - 5/7

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet/Tap I Age

Fee

9-12

$25/child, $50/child* ACC

Location

Day

Date

Time

Monday

9/11 - 10/2

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday

10/9 - 11/27*

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday

1/15 - 3/5*

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Monday

3/19 - 5/7*

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet II / Pointe Age

Fee

13+

$25/child, $50/child* ACC

Location

Day

Fee

Location

Monday

9/11 - 10/2

8 - 9 p.m.

Monday

10/9 - 11/27*

8 - 9 p.m.

Monday

1/15 - 3/5*

8 - 9 p.m.

Monday

3/19 - 5/7*

8 - 9 p.m.

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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.

Line Dancing - Beginners

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

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

50+

$20/punch card

ACC

50+

$59/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

M/W/F

ongoing

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday

9/15 - 10/20

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Friday

10/27 - 12/15

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

50+

$2/person

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

T/F

ongoing

10:30 a.m.

Senior Cardio & Flex

You will use aerobic movements in this class ending with a calming stretch. Bring a mat, towel and water to each class. Wear comfortable clothing and supportive workout shoes. No registration is required. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

9/5 - 12/12 (no class 10/10)

9:15 - 10 a.m.

Slide Dancing Exercise Slide dancing is a non-impact form of exercise. Come and learn the latest line dances. Advance registration is appreciated. Contact Ted Simpson at (314) 862-0639 or tsimpson@beyondhousing.org. This class is open to all fitness levels. Sponsored by Beyond Housing.

Line Dancing - Intermediate

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

Fee

Location

50+

$59/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/15 - 10/20

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Friday

10/27 - 12/15 (no class on 11/17 or 11/24)

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Free

STV

50+

$2/person

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/1 - 2/23

6 - 7 p.m.

Friday

ongoing

11:30 a.m.

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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, this is a drop in continuing class. ACC: (314) 615-8822 / Pavilion at Lemay: (314) 615-8877 Age

Fee

Location

40+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

ongoing

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Friday

ongoing

9 - 9:45 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

50+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

M/W

ongoing

9 - 10 a.m.

Friday

ongoing

9 - 9:45 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 are used.

Early Memory Loss Tours

Participants, along with a care partner, enjoy an interactive, themed tour at Laumeier Sculpture Park. 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 are strongly recommended). Tours meet in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. $10, care partner with participant. Registration fee includes one care partner or support person with one participant. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Presented in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10

Laumeier

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/27

1 p.m.

Wednesday

10/25

1 p.m.

Learn to Play Pickleball

Learn the game from the ground up in a no pressure environment. Max per date is 12, sign up in advance. We supply all equipment as well. For more information or to register, call (314) 615-8822 or stop by the front desk.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

50+

Call for pricing

Pavilion at Lemay

18+

$2/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

10 - 10:45 a.m.

Saturday

9/16, 9/23, 10/7 & 11/4

Noon - 2 p.m.

M/W

ongoing

Free Indoor Walking Pavilion at Lemay 305 Gregg Road, St. Louis, MO 63125 Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. North County Recreation Complex 2577 Redman Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136 Monday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. St. Vincent Community Center 7335 St. Charles Rock Rd, St. Louis, MO 63133 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

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.

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Sports Volleyball 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. Games are Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.

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. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$25/person ($5/drop in)

ACC

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

Day

18+

$250/team; $270 after deadline

ACC

Monday

7/17 - 9/11

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Monday

9/18 - 11/6

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Monday

11/13 - 1/15

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Monday

1/22 - 3/12

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Youth Volleyball Clinique

An introductory program for kids 1st-4th grade. The lesson plan introduces the fundamentals 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 for more information. To register: www.stratmansports.com

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 information.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

1st - 4th

$80/child/session

ACC

18+

$8/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/16-10/28

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday

9/4 - 2/26

7 - 9 p.m.

Saturday

11/4 - 12/30

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday

1/6 - 2/10

9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Soccer

Football Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Show off your football talent with this FREE competition showcasing your child’s punting, passing and placekicking skills. Scores are based on accuracy and distance. Register online at nflppk.com or in-person at the event. Online pre-registration or registration form signed by a parent or legal guardian is required to participate. Cleats are not allowed to be worn during the competition. *based on child’s age as of 12/31/17 Age

Fee

Location

6 -15*

Free

Pavilion at Lemay

9/17

2 p.m.

Day Sunday

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 full-court scrimmage game will be held at the conclusion of the training session. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information or to register. Age

Fee

Location

4 -10

$5/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/18

10 a.m. - Noon

Learn to Dribble, Pass and Defend

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

Fee

Location

4 - 10

$5/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/16

10 a.m. - Noon

Learn to Play Indoor Soccer

This exciting youth indoor soccer clinic is for children, ages 4-10. Participants will receive fundamental soccer instruction and play head to head scrimmages at the conclusion of the event. Instruction will emphasize the learning aspect as well as participants having fun! To register visit our website or call (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

4 - 10

$5/child

Pavilion at Lemay

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

11/5

Noon - 2 p.m.

Martial Arts 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/session or $6/drop in

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/2 - 9/30

9 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

10/7 - 10/28

9 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

11/4 - 11/25

9 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

12/2 - 12/30

9 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

1/6 - 1/27

9 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

2/3 - 2/24

9 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

3/3 - 3/31

9 - 11 a.m.

Did You Know? Martial arts give kids a chance to be active, which helps work off energy in hyper little ones or gets kids who tend to be sedentary up and moving. However, these ancient practices also teach your kids responsibility, bolster self-esteem, enhance concentration and develop respect for themselves and others.

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Sports Basketball Men’s 50+ Basketball League

Come and see how basketball is played the ‘Old-School’ way. Coaches register your team for St. Vincent’s Annual 50 & over Basketball League. 8 Games guaranteed. Games will be played on Saturdays. Registration starts September 9. League begins September 23. Call (314) 615-8788 to register or for more information. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$500/team

STV

Girls Basketball League

This basketball league will be played Sunday mornings and will consist of 8 games plus playoffs. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

9 -12

$350/team

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

10/1 - 12/3

TBA

Learn to Pass, Dribble & Shoot

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

Fee

Location

4 - 10

$5/child

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

1/13

10 a.m. - Noon

Intro to Youth Basketball Officiating This 4-week class will take prospective officials through a stepby-step introduction into the world of youth basketball officiating. Participants will learn about basketball rules, on-court etiquette, court mechanics and more. There will also be on-court training opportunities for those who desire to be a youth sports official. Advance registration is suggested by calling (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

18 - 54

$30/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

10/3 -10/24

7 - 8 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 Anthony Evans at (314) 503-0283 or St. Vincent Community Center at (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

T & Th

10/3 - 12/14

6 - 10 p.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 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8788 to register or for more information. Age

Fee

Location

2nd - 12th

$300/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

W&F

1/10 - 3/8

6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday

1/10 - 3/8

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Boys Basketball League

This basketball league will be played Sunday mornings and will consist of 8 games plus playoffs. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

9 -12

$350/team

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

1/7 - 3/4

TBA

Did You Know? The history of basketball began with its invention in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone sport than football.

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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.

Disc Golf

ARCHERY Did you know your St. Louis County Parks have archery ranges available? Ranges are available in the following parks: » Jefferson Barracks Park » Creve Coeur Park » Buder Park, which also has a very unique ADA Accessible range that is great for kids or those with disabilities.

Jefferson Barracks * Sioux Passage Creve Coeur * Endicott


Educational Programs Women & the Great War at Jefferson Barracks

Regulars & Rangers: Missourians in the War of 1812

St. Louis County Parks Museum Curator, Lori Ritchey, will present a program on Women and the Great War in honor of Gold Star Mother’s Day (September 24). The program will highlight the significant role that women played during WWI while serving in the military, the Red Cross, the YMCA, the farm and labor force and caring for their homes and families. Meet at the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center. Advance reservation is suggested. Call (314) 615-8882 or e-mail mvenso@stlouisco.com.

The War of 1812 returns to Bon Homme at Thornhill, the home of Frederick Bates, after a 202 year absence. Visit our encampment to learn about how this war helped shape the Mississippi Valley, was fought and how the soldiers lived on a daily basis. Thornhill will be open during this event. For more information, email LRitchey@stlouisco.com.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks VC

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/24

1 p.m.

Collecting the Great War Jefferson Barracks Historic Site presents, “Collecting the Great War,” a panel discussion examining local, state, national and international World War I collections. What is available to research, see, explore and what are we missing and hope to find. Panelists are Jonathan Casey, the National World War I Museum, Kansas City, Brain Grubbs of the Springfield-Greene County Library-based, Patrick Allie, Military Curator at the Missouri History Museum and Mike Venso, Curator of Jefferson Barracks and the current World War I exhibition in the Old Ordnance Room. Advance reservation is suggested. Call (314) 615-8882 or e-mail mvenso@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks VC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

10/7

1 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/30

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday

10/1

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Doughboys at Jefferson Barracks St. Louis County Parks Museum Educator and World War I author, Tom Hoff, will present, The Doughboys, a lecture, discussion and book signing. Hoff will share insights of what life was like for the everyday soldier sent overseas and for those training at home during the Great War. Meet at the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center. Advance reservation is suggested. Call (314) 615-8882 or e-mail mvenso@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

11/4

1 p.m.

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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. Spring registration starts on 8/1, Fall registration begins on 3/1 and must be arranged through the Faust Park office.

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

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 per class per presentation.

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

All Ages

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Visit www.laumeier.org or call Laumeier tours are interactive and designed to engage participants (314) 615-5281. in exploring the relationship between art and nature. Themed tours provide specific perspective on Laumeier’s Permanent Collection to enhance the visitor experience. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and last approximately one hour. School Group Tours must be reserved at least three weeks in advance and can be tailored to fit specific needs and interests. Maximum tour size is 150 participants. Receive one complimentary admission for every 10 participants! $3 per person, student groups of 12 or more (grades K–12); $36 flat, student groups of 12 or fewer (grades K–12). Participation fee is charged for ages 4 and up.

Grades 3 -12

Frank Lloyd Wright 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.

Docent-Led Walking Tours

Laumeier Sculpture Park offers free afternoon Walking Tours on the first Sunday of each month, May–October. Laumeier tours are interactive and designed to engage participants in the relationship between art and nature. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and last approximately one hour. Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the season and wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven pathways. Tours meet in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. Free, all ages. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Call (314) 615-5281 in advance to reserve space for groups of 10 or more. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

9/3 & 10/1

2 p.m.

Docent-guided tours can also be customized for groups. Tours last approximately one hour, must be reserved at least three weeks in advance and can be tailored to fit specific needs and interests. Cost is $5/person for groups of 12 or more ($3/person for K–12 student groups); $60 flat for groups of 12 or fewer ($36 flat for K–12 student groups).

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

Stroller Tours

Laumeier Sculpture Park offers free morning Stroller Tours on the third Thursday of each month, May–October, and free evening Stroller Tours on select third Thursdays, May–October. Tours are led by trained Laumeier Docents and last approximately one hour. Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the season and wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven pathways. Please note, strollers are not provided. Tours meet in the Public Plaza outside the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. Free, all ages. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Call (314) 615-5281 in advance to reserve space for groups of 10 or more. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

9/21

10 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Thursday

10/19

10 a.m.

Art Classes & Workshops

Education programs for all ages are offered as either multi-day classes or one-day workshops for youth, teens, adults and families. Art Classes and Workshops are taught by local, experienced ArtistInstructors and provide participants with a focused experience within a particular medium, process or concept. Laumeier’s education programs span many media, including clay, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles. Materials are always provided! Visit www.laumeier.org for more information.

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Exhibits & Exhibitions Over Here: WWI from Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis & Missouri

Raging in Europe since 1914, the “Great War,” threatened to draw America across the Atlantic Ocean and into a bloody, violent global conflict. This centennial exhibition explores the events that forced America’s entry into the war and the resulting preparations impacting Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri and the nation. Open now until December 3, 2017 Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Donations are appreciated

Jefferson Barracks Park Old Ordnance Room

Closing Weekend Events: Day

Date

Time

Saturday & Sunday

12/2 & 12/3

Exhibit open to the public: Noon - 4 p.m. Exhibit tour led by Curator Mike Venso: 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Over There: WWI from Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis & Missouri

The second-part of our World War I centennial exhibitions, “Over There,” will bring the important battles of the Great War in 1918 to life. Focusing on the American soldiers, their deployment, their life in the trenches, their defeats and victories, and their role in ending the war, the exhibit will highlight the important role Americans, Missourians and St. Louisans played in transforming the 20th century. The exhibit will also examine the lasting impacts of the Armistice and the road to World War II. Open February 3 - December 30, 2018 Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Donations are appreciated

Jefferson Barracks Park Old Ordnance Room

Currier & Ives: Purveyors of Cheap & Popular In the mid-to-late 19th century few decorative items were more popular than a Currier & Ives print. The New York City based printmaker and publisher led by Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives produced more than 7,500 lithographs over 72 years of operation. Artists produced two to three new images each week and the business partners cranked out lithographic prints that were each colored by hand and sold for 25-cents to $3 to an eager public wanting to decorate their homes with a touch of sophistication, beauty, history, or humor. This exhibit presents a few select original prints in the Bissell House collection that offer a peek into the style and substance of Currier & Ives. Call (314) 615-8800 for a tour. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

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

General Daniel Bissell House

2017 Kranzberg Exhibition Series: Yvonne Osei

For the 2017 Kranzberg Exhibition Series, conceptual artist Yvonne Osei fuses public sculpture and fashion in her exploration of color and complexion politics, socio-political injustices and the complications of globalization. Osei creates custom-made garments inspired by the fusion of the culture and design motifs of Ghana, her home country, and the urban and suburban settings of St. Louis. Using clothing and public sculpture, she creates new monuments through the processes of clothing and disrobing the female figure, performed in a way that is both loving and critical. Her performances and films utilize cloth as a medium to expose systemic manifestations of colonialism and gender inequality. Osei considers clothing as a second skin that allows for temporary camouflage of human complexion and form, and utilizes the import of fashion as a medium to celebrate diversity. Located in the Whitaker Foundation Gallery at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Curated by Dana Turkovic; supported by Nancy and Ken Kranzberg. Open Saturday, November 4, 2017 - Sunday, January 28, 2018 Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

An Exhibit Opening event will take place on Saturday, November 4 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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& 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!

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

Into the Woods, Into the Wild, Earth Rocks

Bear Cub

A Bear Goes Fishing, Fur, Feathers & Ferns

Wolf Cub

Finding Your Way, Paws on the Path

Tiger Cub

Tigers in the Wild

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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: Office: Monday - Friday:

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

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

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.

Meeting Room Rental

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

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

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

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.

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.

Sports & Activities

We offer free walking in our gym Monday - Friday from 8 - 9 a.m. Please sign in at the front desk.

Wednesday 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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.

Thursdays 10 a.m. - Noon / 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

We host a variety of volleyball leagues and classes for all ages. Call us or visit our website for more information.

Saturdays Noon - 2 p.m.

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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

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.

Facility Fees

 Annual Membership: $30.00  Annual Membership for Senior’s (50 +): $20.00

Sports & Activities

We offer free walking in our gym Monday - Friday from 9 - 10 a.m. Please sign in at the front desk.

 Daily Senior’s usage fee: $2.00

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+).

St. Vincent Park Amenities

Youth Open Gym is available Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost is $2.00 with school I.D. NO EXCEPTIONS!

 Daily usage fee: $4.00

 Playground

 St. Vincent Greenway Trail  Tennis Courts  Reservable shelter

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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

Ice Skating Rink

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.

Public Ice Skating Sessions October 1, 2017 – March 8, 2018

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 2:15-4:15 p.m., 7-9 p.m. Sunday, 12:15-2:15 p.m., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Admission Fees $4 per person (4-12) $5 per person (13-64) $4 per person (65+) Free (3 and under)* (*When accompanied by a skating Adult-Limit two free admissions per adult)

Skate Rental $1.00 per person

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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. - 4:00 p.m.

Facility: Varies by season - call for details

Amenities: Party/Meeting Room Rental

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

and fees. 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

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

Dog Park

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.

Queeny Park Amenities  Playground  Trails  Wedding Sites  Reservable shelters

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North County Recreation Complex 2577 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63136 • (314) 615-8839 or (314) 615-8846 • 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.

Veterans Memorial Park Amenities  Playground  Fishing  Basketball

Sports & Activities

We offer free walking in our gym Monday - Friday from 8 - 10 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).

 Reservable shelters

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Jefferson Barracks Park Amenities  Trails  Museums  Archery Ranges  Reservable shelters  Disc Golf  Educational Programs & Field Trips  Wedding Sites

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.

 Cross Country Course

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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.

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 Ft. Belle Fontaine Days, hayrides, geocaching events 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 Historic Site 345 North 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. Admission is free ($3 suggested donation) Guided tours must be scheduled in advance by calling (314) 615-8800 or email JMagurany@stlouisco.com.

A variety of historical exhibits are carefully planned for and created each year inside the Old Ordnance 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. See page 43 for information on our educational field trips for schools and groups.

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 JB volunteer, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks/vol or call (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.* *last ride at 3:50 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.

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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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120 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 • (314) 822-8359 • www.ebsworthpark.org

General Information

Hours & Pricing

Nestled on 10.5 acres in Kirkwood, Missouri, the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park (Kraus House) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely recognized as the America’s greatest architect.

Guided tours are offered year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, at various times.

The home is notable for its architectural integrity and original furnishings. It is an excellent example of Wright’s Usonian designs, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost.

Please visit www.ebsworthpark.org to view the tour schedule and book a tour.

History The house was designed in 1950 at the request of St. Louis artist Russell Kraus and his wife Ruth who lived in the home together until Ruth’s death in 1992. A nonprofit purchased the home from Russell in 2001 and donated the house and property to St. Louis County.

Tours are $10 per adult, $5 for children 7-12, children must be at least 7 years old to tour the house.

Become a FLWHEP Member! Members of the FLWHEP receive benefit such as free tours, gift shop discounts, and more. Become a member and support the preservation of the FLWHEP at www.ebsworthpark.org.

The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Educational Programs & Activities Guided tours of the house are available to the public by reservation. Tours include a 15-minute video followed by a docent-led tour of the house. The FLWHEP also welcomes groups and field trips for students Grade 4 and above. Contacting tours@ebsworthpark.org to arrange group tours. The FLWHEP also offers periodic lectures and exhibits for the community to learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and architecture and design. Visit www.ebsworthpark.org for information on upcoming events.

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

Visit us at www.stlouisco.com/parks

Special Events Fall/Winter 2017/18

September

October

November

December

Pooch Pool Party

Regulars & Rangers

Overnight Hike

Trout Fishing & Chili Feed

Farm Friday

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling

Learn to Play Indoor Soccer

Step Through the Past

September 6 & 7 Pavilion at Lemay September 8 Suson Park

Late Night Fishing September 9 Various Lakes

Dribble, Pass, Defend September 16 St. Vincent Comm. Ctr.

Pirate Geocache Dig

October 1 Faust Park

October 13 Queeny Park

Ft. Belle Fontaine Day October 14 Fort Belle Fontaine Park

Owl Prowl

October 20 Jefferson Barracks Park

Sounds After Dark

September 17 Creve Coeur Park

October 21 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Women & the Great War at Jefferson Barracks

Pumpkin Carving

September 24 Jefferson Barracks Park

October 29 Suson Park

November 4 Lone Elk Park

November 5 Pavilion at Lemay

Winter Wonderland Walk November 17 - 19 Tilles Park

December 2 Suson Park

December 8 & 9 Thornhill at Faust Park

Santa at the Carousel December 10 St. Louis Carousel

Trim the Trees

Bowling for Turkey

December 16 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Black Friday Babysitting

December 20 - 21 Greensfelder Recreation Complex

November 18 Kennedy Recreation Complex November 23 Pavilion at Lemay

#OptOutside November 24 Various Parks

Skate Camp

Winter Break Camp

December 27 - 29 Affton Community Center

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