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Activity Guide

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Our Mission

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

Park Watch Dear St. Louis County residents, St. Louis County is a great place to live, work and raise a family. One of the highlights of the County is our dedicated green spaces. Our dedicated St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department staff works hard year-round to keep our parks beautiful. Spring and summer offer some of the best views in St. Louis County thanks to the diligent efforts of Parks staff, but they also offer a wide variety of programming to enhance your experience.

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.

This year, you may notice some new Family Trail Pods in a number of parks. These multiuse, intergenerational trail stops offer exercise equipment alongside playground equipment so the whole family can get out and get moving together!

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.

Food Truck Fests will continue through the Summer and into September. As you know, these take place at various parks around the County. We are pleased to share that the North County Recreation Complex and St. Vincent Community Center pools will both be added to the Food Truck Fest rotation. In addition to the delicious food truck offerings, you can also enjoy free admission to the pool with a purchase from a food truck.

Accessibility

Consider joining us for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson on June 18 at any of our pools. This event will help prevent childhood drowning tragedies by focusing on swimming lessons to save lives. And once again, we welcome you to celebrate America with us at JB Blast on Friday, July 3 at Jefferson Barracks Park. It will be an evening of live music and a brilliant fireworks display. Perfect for all ages and completely free to enjoy. Of course, County Parks and Recreation will again offer a wide compliment of summer activities, including numerous camps to keep children engaged and occupied during their summer break from school. For specific dates and more information on these and more events, see the Special Events section of this guide for a schedule of open houses at Faust Park and the dates of our Food Truck Fests at various County parks. St. Louis offers 73 County parks, each with their own character and ambience. There’s sure to be one near you, maybe even one you’ve always meant to explore but haven’t take the time to do so yet. Make 2020 the year you make it happen. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite. I hope you will join my family and me as we enjoy the amenities and activities at our St. Louis County parks this spring and summer. Sincerely,

Sam Page St. Louis County Executive

St. Louis County Parks Department welcomes people of all abilities to participate in our programs and services. If you or someone you know has a disability and would like to participate in one of our programs or activities, please let us know how we can best meet your needs. Alternative formats (braille, large print etc.) of this Parks Activity Guide can be provided upon request. Please contact us at (314) 615-4386 or Relay MO at 711 or (800) 735-2966 as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours (two business days) before a scheduled event. Emails can be sent to pmailbox@stlouisco.com. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) does not require the Parks Department to take any action that would change the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Job Opportunities

Interested in working for St. Louis County Parks? Call the opportunity hotline at (314) 615-JOBS (5627) or visit our website at stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch. St. Louis County Parks offers fair and equal employment, conditions of employment, and promotional opportunities for all persons without discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans status, political affiliation, or other non-merit factors.

Parks Advisory Board Michael Meredith Gary Otten Gerard Sander Diane Christy

County Council Rita Heard Days Kelli Dunaway Tim Fitch Rochelle Walton Gray Lisa Clancy Ernie Trakas Mark Harder

Erica Hoffman Angela Hilzinger Courtney Dennis deJong Robert Muckler District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7


Contents What’s Inside...

At a Glance Calendar

4

St. Vincent Community Center

47

Food Truck Fest

Special Events

6

Kennedy Recreation Complex

48

Kids Korner

9

Greensfelder Rec. Complex

49

Page 7

Summer Camps

12

North County Rec. Complex

50

Children’s Garden Club

Gardening Programs

16

Pavilion at Lemay

51

Volunteer Programs

17

Gen. Daniel Bissell House

52

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Aquatics

18

Fort Belle Fontaine

53

Fishing Programs

Great Outdoors

22

Jefferson Barracks Museums

54

Medley

26

St. Louis Carousel

55

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PARK LOCATIONS

30

Historic Faust Park

56

History Lectures

Educational Programs

32

Frank Lloyd Wright House

57

Exhibits & Exhibitions

34

Laumeier Sculpture Park

58

Page 36

Sports

36

Dance

Health, Wellness, Fitness

40

Young at Heart (50+)

44

Affton Community Center

46

Page 6

JB Blast

Page 11

Swimming Lessons

Page 25

Classes

Page 32

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Page 43

Photography Policy

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

ACC GRC KRC NCRC STV PAL

Location Guide

Affton Community Center Greensfelder Rec Plex Kennedy Rec Plex North County Rec Plex St. Vincent Community Center The Pavilion at Lemay

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Additional Copies

Additional hard copies of this Activity Guide are available in our Clayton office or at any of our Recreation Complexes. For the location nearest you, visit www. stlouisco.com/parks. An electronic, searchable version of our Activity Guide can also be found on our website! Icons in this guide made by Freepik, Vectors Market, Roundicons, DinosoftLabs, Smashicons, Icon Pond and Prosymbols from www.flaticon.com.

Get an up-to-date rainout status for pools, dog park and events. Updated after significant weather changes. Call (314) 615-RAIN.

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Calendar of Events 8

The Art of Cookie Painting ACC............................................................26

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

9

Women’s Sufferage Lecture Jefferson Barracks Park.......................32

11

National Unicorn Day St. Louis Carousel....................................9

March 7

12

Card Making Class ACC............................................................26

13

Senior Paint & Sip Class PAL.............................................................26

15

14

Re-enactor & Military Collectors Show

17

Hurry Up! I Want Cake! Lecture Faust Park................................................32

18

PAL..............................................................27

17

Senior Prom PAL.............................................................45

18

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel....................................9

21

22 27 28

Affton Flea Market ACC............................................................27

Night Out at Laumeier Laumeier.....................................................8 Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6 Geocaching 101 Queeny Park...........................................22

29

Geo-Poker Queeny Park...........................................22

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6

19 21 24

4

25

St. Vincent Flea Market STV.............................................................27

26

Co-Ed Pickleball Tournament ACC............................................................39

29

Hurry Up! I Want Cake! Lecture Faust Park................................................32

Jurassic Egg Hunt NCRC............................................................9 Children’s Egg Hunt STV................................................................9 Adult Egg Hunt Jefferson Barracks Park.........................8

5 8

28

Art Fair (8-10) Laumeier.....................................................7

9

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6

Affton Flea Market ACC............................................................27

10

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run St. Vincent Park.....................................36

14

Spring Cleaning at Faust Faust Park................................................27

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

15

Wrath of Con: Wargaming Jefferson Barracks VC..........................28

16

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

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Queeny Park...........................................36

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

Historic Village OH Faust Park...................................................6

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

Outdoor Pickleball Tournament St. Vincent Park......................................39

WWII Weekend (24-26) Jefferson Barracks Park........................7

Historic Village OH Faust Park..................................................6

French-Indochina/Vietnam Jefferson Barracks Park.......................32 Youth Fishing Derby NCRC.........................................................25

Lone Elk Sunset Trail Ride Lone Elk Park..........................................24

Cowboy Dinner Trail Ride Greensfelder Park.................................24 Rendezvous with the Past Faust Park................................................23 17

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run NCRC.........................................................36

20

Night in the Wild Camping Lone Elk Park..........................................23

21

Historic Village OH Faust Park..................................................6 French-Indochina/Vietnam Jefferson Barracks Park.......................32 Tot Time St. Louis Carousel....................................9 Food Truck Fest Sylvan Springs Park................................6

Historic Village OH Faust Park...................................................6

22

Night Out at Laumeier Laumeier.....................................................8

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Ohlendorf Park......................................36

28

Food Truck Fest Pool Party STV................................................................6

31

Float into Summer Meramec River.......................................23

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

May 2

Lone Elk Trail Ride Lone Elk Park..........................................24

Sports Trivia Night NCRC.........................................................36

Bike Rodeo Tilles Park.................................................24

Adult Egg Hunt Jefferson Barracks Park.........................8

Children’s Garden Club Planthaven Farms ................................11

Tot Time St. Louis Carousel....................................9

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling Queeny Park...........................................26

Night Out at Laumeier Laumeier....................................................8

April 3

Lone Elk Trail Ride Lone Elk Park..........................................24

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run PAL..............................................................36 WWII: The Allies Strike Back Jefferson Barracks Park.......................32

Night Visions Laumeier...................................................22

War of 1812 Symposium Bissell House...........................................33 War of 1812 Symposium Bissell House...........................................33

Disc Golf Tournament Jefferson Barracks Park.......................36

2

June Mom & Child Painting Class PAL..............................................................10

2

Children’s Garden Club Queeny Park...........................................11

4

Float into Summer Meramec River.......................................23 Food Truck Fest Grant’s Trail................................................6


5

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

Touch a Truck Event Jefferson Barracks Park.......................10

25

National Bomb Pop Day STV.............................................................20

26

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

Food Truck Fest Laumeier.....................................................6 Full Moon Bike & Walk Simpson Park..........................................23

6

Full Moon Paddle Simpson Park..........................................23 Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s..............................................11

Archery Lessons Jefferson Barracks Park.......................37

7

10 11

27

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6

28

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6

Full Moon Bike & Walk Simpson Park..........................................23

3

8

Swap Meet at Bissell House Bissell House...........................................27 Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22

9

10 11

Card Making Class ACC............................................................26

Food Truck Fest Faust Park...................................................6 12 13

16

Olden Days for Kids Faust Park................................................10

Painting a Summertime Past Faust Park...................................................7

15 18

Ninja Challenge St. Louis Carousel..................................10

18

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson Various.......................................................20

19

20

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament NCRC.........................................................37

22

Historic Village OH Faust Park...................................................6 21

23 24

JB Blast Jefferson Barracks Park.........................7 Kids Fish & Swim Suson Park/KRC.....................................25 Kids Fish & Swim Suson Park/KRC.....................................25

National Night Out Spanish Lake Park.................................22 PAL..............................................................20

7

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

8

Archery Lessons Jefferson Barracks Park.......................37

12

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

15

Olden Days for Kids Faust Park................................................10

Full Moon Paddle Simpson Park..........................................23

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

National Sugar Cookie Day KRC.............................................................20

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22

Youth Fishing Derby Bellefontaine Conservation Area....25 Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22

Children’s Garden Club Rolling Ridge..........................................11

20

Archery Lessons Jefferson Barracks Park.......................37

28

Night Out at Laumeier Laumeier.....................................................8

29

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6

Country Sounds by the Barn Suson Park.................................................8

Adult Dodgeball Tournament NCRC.........................................................37

Affton Flea Market ACC............................................................27

Full Moon Paddle Simpson Park..........................................23 Living History Hayrides Jefferson Barracks Park.......................33 30

Thornhill Open House Faust Park...................................................6 Living History Hayrides Jefferson Barracks Park.......................33

National Ice Cream Day STV.............................................................20 National Hot Dog Day STV.............................................................20

Food Truck Fest Pool Party NCRC............................................................6

Full Moon Bike & Walk Simpson Park..........................................23

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22

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

Jefferson Barracks Park.......................33

4

July

Swap Meet at Bissell House Bissell House..........................................27

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22

Children’s Garden Club Queeny Park...........................................11 WWII: Battles of the Central Pacific

7

Jefferson Barracks Park.........................7

1

Night Out at Laumeier Laumeier.....................................................8

Geocaching 101 Queeny Park...........................................22

35th Anniversary Musical Celebration

August

September

Food Truck Fest Creve Coeur Soccer Complex.............6

4

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

Historic Village OH Faust Park...................................................6

23

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day KRC.............................................................20

5

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

Father’s Day Float Meramec River.......................................23

24

Night Out at Laumeier Laumeier.....................................................8

12

Geocaching 101 Queeny Park...........................................22

25

Historic Village OH Faust Park...................................................6

26

Historic Village OH Faust Park...................................................6

Father’s Day Float Meramec River.......................................23

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

Chuckwagon Dinner Faust Park...................................................8 13

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park........................................22


Special Events

Thornhill Open House

Come visit the home of Missouri’s second governor, Frederick Bates, and learn about his role in creating Missouri as we know it. Tour the restored residence from the earliest days of Missouri statehood and see how life on the frontier was lived. The estate also includes the family cemetery, which contains the burial site of the governor, his wife, Nancy, and two of their four children. No reservations needed. Age

All ages Day

Fee

Free Date

Location

Thornhill in Faust Park Time

Saturday

3/28

Noon-4 p.m.

Saturday

5/9

Noon-4 p.m.

Sunday Sunday

Saturday Sunday

Saturday Sunday

3/29 5/10 6/27 6/28 8/29 8/30

Noon-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m.

Noon-4 p.m.

Location

Faust Historic Village

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/25

Noon-4 p.m.

Sunday

4/26

Noon-4 p.m.

Sunday

5/17

Noon-4 p.m.

Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday 6

6/20 6/21 7/25 7/26

Noon-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m. Noon-4 p.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

location

Tilles Park

Creve Coeur Park Faust Park

entertainment

Laytham & Holmes Duo

The Skylark Brothers The Retro Band

5/21

Sylvan Springs Park

Eddie Randle, Jr Trio

6/4

Grant’s Trail at Orlando’s Parking Lot

TBD

6/16

Free

5/16

4/29 5/14

Noon-4 p.m.

All ages

Saturday

4/21

6/5

Noon-4 p.m.

Historic Village Open House

Fee

date

Noon-4 p.m.

Village will be open for free on select weekends this summer. Guests to the park will be able to see the interiors of these buildings and get a glimpse into life in St. Louis County during the second half of the 1800s. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the buildings. The buildings that are open will depend on staffing and may vary from weekend to weekend. No reservations needed. Age

Parks Food Truck Fests

Follow the caravan of various mobile menus and join family and friends for dinner in your beautiful St. Louis County Parks. Each food truck operator offers a small signature menu that is uniquely different. Event includes free live music. Event is open from 5-8 p.m. and bands play from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit www.stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-4386. No coolers allowed.

6/11 6/24 7/9

7/22 8/7 9/4 9/30

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Faust Park Tilles Park

Creve Coeur Park Faust Park

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex

Laumeier Sculpture Park Laumeier Sculpture Park Creve Coeur Park

feat. Matt Gagnepain

Steve Ewing Duo

NoCo Incident Facts O Life

Fanfare

Whiskey Raccoons

Bonedaddy Power Play

Hudson and Friends 4th Street Band

Food Truck Pool Party!

Join us for the Food Truck Pool Party! The pool will be open for extended hours, 5-8 p.m. Make a purchase from the food truck to get complimentary admission in to the pool! A DJ will also be available for your enjoyment. date

location

entertainment

5/28

St. Vincent Park Pool School’s Out for the Summer Party

DJ Stan Kidd

8/20

North County Recreation Center Back to School Bash

DJ Tossin’ Ted


World War II Weekend

at Jefferson Barracks Park

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

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/24

Noon-4 p.m.

Sunday

4/26

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday

4/25

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual Art Fair at Laumeier

Make Laumeier’s Annual Art Fair your Mother’s Day weekend tradition! St. Louis’ favorite Art Fair features local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and up to 150 juried artists from across the country. Rain or shine; no pets or outside food and beverage allowed. Event proceeds support Laumeier’s presentation of education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events. Visit www.laumeier. org for more information. Age

All ages Day

Fee

$10/Adult; Kids 10 and under are free Date

Location

Laumeier Sculpture Park Time

Friday

5/8

6-10 p.m.

Saturday

5/9

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday

5/10

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

35th Anniversary Musical Celebration

Blues on the Mississippi | Oldies by the River

Join us in Jefferson Barracks Park for this special one-day event reviving the original Jefferson Barracks concert series. Be ready to relive your favorite Blues on the Mississippi and the Oldies by the River musical memories. We are bringing back some of the original performers you remember and loved along with a few new faces. The event will kick off with the Blues from 2-6 p.m. followed by the Oldies running from 7-11 p.m. You can purchase your tickets in advance for a special discounted price starting on March 16 or at the ticket gate on the day of the event. Advance sales: $20 per person or $35 per couple / gates sale prices: $30 per person or $45 per couple / free admission for children 6 and under. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and bug spray. Food trucks on site, no coolers allowed. Special commemorative t-shirts offered to purchase. Free parking. For additional details or questions, just call (314) 615-5572. Age

All ages Day

Saturday

Fee

See description Date

6/6

Location

Jefferson Barracks Park

Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheatre Time

2-11 p.m.

Painting a Summertime Past

In conjunction with Historic St. Louis, the Thornhill home and gardens will be open for a free open house on June 13 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Historically-dressed docents will be in attendance. To see what other historic homes will be open throughout the St. Louis region, visit: www.historicsaintlouis.org or Facebook at “Historic Saint Louis” Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Thornhill in Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/13

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Discover Laumeier

Discover Laumeier invites all ages to explore Laumeier’s 105 acres of open fields and woodland trails. Explore unique artworks by renowned sculptors and create your own art in a festive surroundings with engaging activities that encourage connections between art and the natural environment. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Supported by a grant from the Windgate Foundation. Age

Friday, July 3 at 7 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks Park

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Sundays

6/14, 8/9, 10/11

Noon-4 p.m.

Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater (Jefferson Barracks Park) and a brilliant fireworks display to usher in another fun-filled celebration in honor of our country’s birth! Concessions will be available. Call (314) 6154386 for more information. Admission is free! stlouisco.com/parks l (314) 615-4FUN

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Country Sounds by the Barn

for adults

at Suson Park

Enjoy an evening at Suson Park’s farm while listening to the best sounds of country music. Tickets are available to purchase at the gate starting at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and bug spray. Food truck on site, selling their delicious fares! For additional details or questions, just call (314) 615-5572. Age

All ages Day

Saturday

Fee

Location

$5 per person (12+) / Free admission for children 11 and under

Suson Park

7/11

7-9 p.m.

Date

Time

Adult Egg Hunt

at Jefferson Barracks Park

Don’t miss the original Adults Only egg hunt proudly offered for twenty-one years. Search 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for the over 10,000 hidden eggs each evening. Winning numbered eggs are redeemed for tons of terrific prizes! Food trucks will be on site for food and beverage purchases. Sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Barracks and Y98 Radio. Advance registration is required, online only at www.friendsofjeffersonbarracks.com/egg_hunt_store.php (service charges may apply). For details, please call (314) 6155572. Age

Fee

21+

$10/person

Day

Date

Friday

Saturday

4/3 4/4

Location

Jefferson Barracks Park

Lee Shelter Time

8-10 p.m. 8-10 p.m.

Night Out at Laumeier

A bottle of wine and some creative exploration make for a great night out at Laumeier Sculpture Park! The monthly Night Out provides a fun and relaxed, adults-only environment in which to try your hand at artmaking. Fee covers all materials and instruction. Bring your own wine; light snacks are provided. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Age

Country Sounds by the Barn at Suson Park

Chuckwagon Dinner 

Come and get it! After a long day on the trail (or a hayride around the park), come to Thornhill in Faust Park, gather round the fire and eat your fill from our chuck wagon! Put on your best western wear or trail duds and bring all the family buckaroos for an evening of old-time games and cooking. Reservations must be made in advance and space is limited so please call (314) 615-8328 or visit our website at www.stlouisco. com/parks/faust. Age

All ages Day

Saturday

8

Fee

Location

Adults $20, Children 12-4 $10, 3 and under free

Thornhill in Faust Park

9/12

4-7 p.m.

Date

Time

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Fee

Location

21+

$54/person

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Fridays

3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 7/24, 8/28, 9/25

6:30-9:30 p.m.


kids korner

So You Want To Be A Magician

Want to learn magic? And develop presentation skills & confidence before an audience? Then this camp is for you! Amaze family & friends with new, quick-to-learn tricks you bring home daily! Plus learn new skills in balloon twisting, comedy routines, magic puzzles... You’ll create your own stories to enhance your tricks. Put on a family show the last day! Register online www.abrakid.com or call (314) 961-6912 for more information. Age

Fee

$175/child

PAL

Day

Date

Time

3/16 - 3/20

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tot Time at St. Louis Carousel

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 and make a craft, all will ride the carousel. To register call (314) 615-8345. Age

Fee

Location

2-6

$5/child

St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

3/18

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

5/20

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

4/15

Age

4-8

Location

6-12 M-F

Easter Egg Hunt 

Come join us in celebrating the Easter holiday by bringing your little ones to participate in our 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Enjoy candy bags and prizes for eggs collected. Participants will meet in front of the Community Center. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information.

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Day

Saturday

Fee

Location

$3/child in advance; $5/child day of

STV

4/4

12 p.m.

Date

Time

National Unicorn Day

Unicorns have been a popular mythical creature since the Ancient Greek times, when people believed they lived in exotic India. While they were originally considered to be fierce, powerful animals, they are now often seen as a symbol of love, purity, enchantment and magic. Come help us celebrate their day! Enjoy a cookie (while they last), coloring and decorating a unicorn, goody bag and carousel rides! Age

Fee

All ages

$5/person

Day

Date

Thursday

4/9

Location

St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park Time

1-3:30 p.m.

Jurassic Egg Hunt

Try your hunting skills at an epic level and perhaps bump into a baby T. Rex at the annual Jurassic Egg hunt outside of NCRC. Chances to win extra prizes if you find the golden dino egg. Meet at the Leo Wilson Shelter. You won’t want to miss this unique Easter Tradition; you’ll have a ROARing good time! Call (314) 615-8840 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

3-11

Free

NCRC

Day

Date

time

Saturday

4/4

10-11:30 a.m.

Jurassic Egg Hunt at NCRC

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Mom & Child Painting Class

This painting class is the perfect opportunity for creative mom and child duos to test their painting skills while making memories together. Each mother and child will paint half a sunflower on their canvas creating a stunning piece of art and memories that will last a lifetime. With Mother’s Day the next weekend, this is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your favorite little person while helping them create a gift they will love for years to come. Advanced Registration is required through Eventbrite. Minimum of 5 needed for class. For more information please visit paintingontherocks.org, facebook.com/ thepavilionatlemay, or facebook.com/paintingontherocks. Age

Fee

Location

6+

$50/mom & child

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/2

1-4 p.m.

Farm Fridays 

Life is better on the Farm! Spend the day at Suson Park doing farm activities with family and friends. Event includes hayrides, fishing, barn tours, pony rides, candle making, face painting, pedal tractors, bean bag game and more! Register online or by calling (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

2-12

$10/Child; Adults/Free

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/15

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday

6/26

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday

6/5

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Operation Food Search

Operation Food Search provides FREE healthy lunches for all children up to age 18. Stop by The Pavilion at Lemay in May to get the Summer Lunch schedule or visit Operation Food Search website for more details. Age

2-18 Day

Time

TBD

at Jefferson Barracks Park

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/5

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Olden Days for Kids 

Special event for kids age 2 to 12 (parents are free with paid child). Many activities are planned including blacksmith demonstrations, woodworking demonstrations, rope making, candle dipping, butter churning, hayrides and more. Activities are subject to change due to staffing. Register online or by calling (314) 615-8328.

Day

Friday

Fee

Location

$10/child in advance Faust Historic Village $15/child day of event Date

Time

6/12

9 a.m.-Noon

7/10

9 a.m.-Noon

Ninja Challenge

Farm Friday at Suson Park

Kids in the Kitchen 

A FREE series of lessons just for kids to encourage 6-15yr olds to eat healthier and learn about cooking in a fun and safe environment. Kids in the Kitchen is all about fun, being active, food, choosing healthy food and preparing healthy meals. Taught by University of Missouri Extension Nutrition Program Associate. Advanced Registration is required. Stop by the Front Desk or call (314) 615-8875 to register. Fee

Location

6-15

Free

PAL

Day

Date

Time

10

Date

6/1 - 8/21

Come check out St. Louis County Parks 1st Annual Touch a Truck Event. It will feature bucket trucks, backhoes, bobcats, St. Louis County Police vehicles, dump trucks & more! The event will be in the tiered parking lots by the amphitheater. It is free for all to attend. Food trucks will be on site for food and beverage purchases. Event held at the tiered parking lots by amphitheater at Jefferson Barracks Park.

Friday

Mondays

PAL

Touch a Truck Event

2-12

Wednesdays

Location

Free

M-F

Age

Age

Fee

5/27 - 6/24 7/13 - 8/10

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

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

The St Louis Carousel and Conquer Youth have joined together to put on a Ninja Challenge. This will be an obstacle course for kids to inspire them to keep fitness in their lives. There will be a series of competitions based on age. The course will begin at 9 a.m. and the groups of children will begin every 20 minutes. A parent or guardian must be beside any children 12 years of age and younger. All children will receive a medal. Call (314) 6158345 or (314) 615-8344 to register. Age

Fee

Location

5-16

$30/person

St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/13

9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Scout Programs 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 and begin at 9 a.m. For more information call (314) 822-9095 or email dwolter@stlouisco.com. Date

Saturday, March 7

theme

location

Getting Ready for Spring

Saturday, April 4

Sherwood Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd. Manchester, MO 63021

Spring is Here

Saturday, May 2

Planthaven Farms 6703 Telegraph Rd St. Louis, MO 63129

Mom’s Baskets

Queeny Park - Nursery # 1 1675 S. Mason Rd. (Queeny Park East Entrance) St. Louis, MO 63131

Join the Children’s Garden Club on March 3 at 9:00am

Saturday,Growing June Peas 6 in the Garden Annual Book signing with author Color Bowl Susan Grigsby Sherwood Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd.

Sherwood Forest Nursery & Garden Center 2651 Barrett Station Rd. Manchester, MO 63021

Saturday, July 11

Herbs

Saturday, August 1

Rolling Ridge Garden Center 60 N. Gore Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119

Summer Harvest

Saturday, September 5

Queeny Park - Nursery # 1 1675 S. Mason Rd. (Queeny Park East Entrance) St. Louis, MO 63131

Summer Fun Greenscape Garden

St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of outdoor activities designed for your group. Programs list below fulfill all necessary requirements to earn the appropriate scouting badge and they are also available to any interested group. In addition to these programs, we can also help you create your own program for your group including: Learn to Canoe, Learn to Fish, Archery, Wildlife/ Nature Hikes, Night Hikes and many others. Please email lmacleod@stlouisco.com or call (314) 280-4082 for more information on any of these programs. rank

Available programs

Junior Girl Scout

Geocaching, Animal Habitats

Brownies

Hiker, Senses

Webelos

Forester, Geologist, Naturalist

Bear Cub

Sharing your World with Wildlife, Take Care of your Planet, Tying it all Up

Wolf Cub Tiger Cub

Your Living World

Let’s Go Outdoors

2832 Barrett Station Rd. Manchester, MO 63021

Youth Master Gardener 

Students ages 9–13 are invited to join the St. Louis Youth Master Gardener Program at Queeny Park for a hands-on program that will foster a love of gardening, develop an appreciation of the environment, and cultivate science, math, and creative problem solving skills. This six-week program will introduce students to horticulture and botany through planting projects and inquiry-based experiments. Pre-registration required. Register online at: stlouisco.com/parks or by phone (314) 615-8481. A partnership with St. Louis County Parks, St. Louis County Parks Foundation, University of Missouri Extension, St. Louis Master Gardeners, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Age

Fee

Location

9-13

$60/child

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturdays

4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/30

10 a.m.-Noon

Junior Ranger Badge Program Learn all sorts of fun facts about your parks! Become a Junior Park Ranger and learn all sorts of fun facts about your parks! Visit historic sites, walk the trails, and tromp through the woods to find the answers to fun scavenger hunt questions. You’ll visit ten different St. Louis County Parks on your journey. And it’s free! For children 6-12 years old. Go to www.stlouisco.com/parks and click on the gold Junior Ranger Badge to learn more.

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Summer Camps

Camp queeny

Fun in the sun this summer! Kids will make memories for a lifetime at Camp Queeny. Join us for 10 full weeks of activities including field trips (one per session), sports, nature activities, arts & crafts and special events. NOTE: Lunch is not provided. It is recommended children bring a non-perishable sack lunch and drink. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 6158472. Early Bird Care available 7 a.m.-9 a.m. for the above dates for $20 per week ($16 for 6/29 week). Late Bird Care available 3-6pm for $30 per week ($24 for 6/29 week). Age

Fee

Location

5-12

$90/camper

GRC/Queeny Park

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/8 - 6/12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

6/22 - 6/26

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F M - Th M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

6/15 - 6/19 6/29 - 7/2* 7/6 - 7/10

7/13 - 7/17 7/20 - 7/24 7/27 - 7/31 8/3 - 8/7

8/10 - 8/14

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

*No camp 7/3. Cost is $75 per camper this week.

Youth Fishing Day Camp 

St. Louis’ only “fishing” day camp is a big hit with kids! St. Louis County Park Rangers conduct the camp where children spend the week learning to be good anglers. Each day the group will venture out to a new fishing location. Meet in front of the Recreation Complex off the Weidman Road entrance. Meet promptly at 8:30 a.m. Each child should bring their own non-perishable lunch and two water bottles. Fishing equipment will be provided. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

9-15

$160/camper

GRC/Queeny Park

Day

Date

time

M-F M-F

6/8 - 6/12 7/13 - 7/17

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

Camp Eagles Nest

Our one-week session day camp offers a variety of sports, crafts, theme days, nature programs, games, and swimming daily. Campers begin their day indoors with breakfast and morning stretching. Campers participate in outdoor activities which are modified during extreme heat. Lunch is provided daily, but campers are welcome to bring their own food, snacks and beverages. There will be three off-site fieldtrips planned to metro area attractions. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8840. Before Care is available from 7-9 a.m. for $15 ($12 for 6/29 week), After Care is available from 3-6 p.m. for $22.50 ($18 for 6/29 week). Age

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Location

5-12

$60/camper

NCRC

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/8 - 6/12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

6/22 - 6/26

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F M - Th M-F M-F

6/15 - 6/19 6/29 - 7/2* 7/6 - 7/10

7/13 - 7/17

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

*No camp 7/3. Cost is $48 per camper this week.

Leader in Training (L.I.T.)

at camp queeny

This summer Queeny Park will be offering a new youth and community outreach program for teens. Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) allows for youth to experience a true leadership role while having fun and engaging others in fun activities all summer long. This free voluntary program will take place weekdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Our L.I.T. program will consist of two, 2-3 week sessions. Volunteers will assist camp staff with daily activities for children ages 5-12. Applicants should show a strong interest in working with youth and a desire to grow professionally and socially. Applicants must complete an application process and volunteer a minimum of two weeks in the leadership program to be considered for future employment if applicable. Space is limited. For more information call (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

13-15

Free

GRC/Queeny Park

Day

Date

time

M-F M-F

12

Fee

6/15 - 7/2 7/13 -7/31

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Camp Kennedy

Children are grouped by age and enjoy crafts, games, nature programs, a special event cookout, sports and supervised recreational swim at Kennedy Recreation Complex. Bring a non-perishable lunch, snack, and beverage daily. For an additional fee Sunrise/Late Day Club memberships may be purchased. Call (314) 615-5572. Age

Fee

Location

5-12

$70/camper

KRC

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/1 - 6/5

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

6/15 - 6/19

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

6/29 - 7/3

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F M-F

6/8 - 6/12 6/22 - 6/26 7/6 - 7/10 7/13 - 7/17 7/20 - 7/24 7/27 - 7/31 8/3 - 8/7

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mad Science “Crayola World of Design” Camp

CRAYOLA: World of Design is a summer camp that takes kids on a journey to the edges of their imagination – and beyond! They learn about Mars, the rainforest, and cities of the future and get engaged in the creative design process to solve real-world problems. Each camp day focuses on a specific field of design, and our young architects, illustrators and graphic designers develop their ideas from concept, to sketch, to finished product. They bring their concepts to life by experimenting with Crayola® products and exploring art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, mixed media, and collage. Combining art, design, fun active games and inspiring themes from around the world, this camp is designed to inspire! Advance registration is required by calling (314) 991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

5-12

$260/camper

GRC/Queeny Park

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/8 - 6/12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Magical Mystery Camp

What do you get when you combine theater and magic into 1 camp? Introducing…Magical Mystery Camp! Your kids will learn new magic tricks each day, often treating their parents to a nightly show! Campers will weave their tricks into a mystery show, which they will create and perform the last day for their families! In learning magic, theater, and improv, your kids will develop their presentation skills and confidence—while having a lot of fun in the process! Register online www.abrakid.com or call (314) 961-6912 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$175/child

PAL

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/15 - 6/19

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Camp Kennedy

Mad Science “Red Hot Robots” Camp

Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! Learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, and more! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your very own working Kiko-893 Robot to take home with you! This program is open to children entering 2nd - 5th grade. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 991-8000. Age

Fee

Location

7-12

$275/camper

GRC/Queeny Park

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/22 - 6/26

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Magic to Amaze Family, Friends & Pets

Poke a hole in your shirt, then instantly restore it! Vanish a card right out of someone’s hands! Divine which envelope holds the money! Abra-Kid-Abra’s brand new class will teach magic your child can perform in the cafeteria, at the dinner table, or when out with family or friends! Goals are to develop presentation skills, build confidence, and have fun! Register online www. abrakid.com or call (314)961-6912 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$175/child

PAL

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/13 - 7/17

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Art camps Summer Art Camps at Laumeier

Campers learn about artists throughout history, explore woodland trails, experiment with a variety of art media and processes, and create amazing works of art! Participants enjoy field day activities, weekly pool visits and find inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks and gallery exhibitions for drawing, painting, sculpting and more. Each week features a different theme, so register for more than one session for unique and engaging experiences all summer long! Art Camps are taught by local, experienced Artist-Instructors and are structured to encourage artistic development and self-expression through social interaction and individual skill-building experiences. Register online at www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5268 for more information.

Half day art camps

C.H.E.S.S. Summer Camp

Cops Helping Enhance Students Skills (C.H.E.S.S.) is an interactive way for Saint Louis area police officers to work with students over the board. Students will learn chess from PALS officers at the Lemay Pavilion. Open to all community members, families, and friends. Advanced Registration is required by calling Kyle Weber (314) 295-9977 or kweber@ saintlouischessclub.org. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

PAL

Day

Date

Time

T & Th

7/14 - 8/20

9-11 a.m.

Minecraft Engineering with LEGO Materials

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as a Creeper, a Lava Trap, and a Minecart. Create your favorite Minecraft mobs, tools, and objects with the guidance of an experienced PlayWell instructor. Register online at www.play-well.org Age

5-7

Day

M-F

Fee

$136.50/child Date

7/20 - 7/24

Location

PAL

Time

9 a.m.-Noon

Minecraft Master Engineering with LEGO Materials

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® parts! Build an Iron Golem, the Nether Portal, and the Ender Dragon. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Register online at www.play-well.org Age

Fee

Location

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/8 - 6/12

9 a.m.-Noon

M-F

6/22 - 6/26

9 a.m.-Noon

M-F M-F M-F M-F

6/15 - 6/19 7/6 - 7/10

7/13 - 7/17 7/20 - 7/24

9 a.m.-Noon 9 a.m.-Noon 9 a.m.-Noon 9 a.m.-Noon

Full-Day art camps

Laumeier’s one-week, full-day Art Camps are designed for creative, active kids ages 6 to 12. Campers (divided into groups by age) learn about artists and art history through hands-on activities; practice a variety of contemporary art media and processes in daily studio sessions; explore Laumeier’s outdoor galleries; and enjoy lunch at a different sculpture site! Fullday Art Camps spend one afternoon each week at the Sunset Hills Swimming Pool (weather permitting). The average staffto-camper ratio is 1:7. Extended Day is available in weekly morning and afternoon sessions; additional fees apply. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$210/camper

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

time

M-F

6/8 - 6/12

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

6/22 - 6/26

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

6/15 - 6/19

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

7/6 - 7/10

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

7/20 - 7/24

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

PAL

Day

Date

Time

14

Fee

$120/camper

M-F

$136.50/child 7/20 - 7/24

Age

4-6

Location

7-12 M-F

Laumeier’s one-week, half-day Art Camps are geared toward creative, energetic youngsters ages 4 to 6. Campers create ageappropriate, themed art projects; explore Laumeier’s trails and sculptures; and enjoy snack time, games, storytelling and more! The average staff-to-camper ratio is 1:5.

1-4 p.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

M-F M-F

7/13 - 7/17 7/27 - 7/31

9 a.m.-3 p.m. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Teen Art Program

The Teen Art Program is designed to stimulate creative expression and the development of artistic skills and knowledge through hands-on application and mentorship in a fun outdoor and studio setting. Through guidance from experienced art instructors and guest artists, participants are encouraged to self-navigate using the entire artistic process, from idea to final work of art. The highlight of the program is the Teen Art Show held August 6-9 in the Aronson Fine Arts Center. This full-day program is held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and runs in two-week sessions. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5268 for more information. Age

13-17 Day

Fee

$420/camper Date

Location

Laumeier Sculpture Park time

M-F

6/8 - 6/22

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

7/20 - 7/31

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

7/6 - 17

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

sports camps St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Camps

St. Louis Scott Gallagher Juniors/Camps are designed to help boys and girls age 2-14 transition into competitive soccer. All programs will focus on individual ball skills, developing proper technique and gaining exposure to SLSG curriculum and staff. SLSG, as a club, aims to positively impact the development of its players on and off the field. Advance registration is required. Visit www.stlouisco.com/parks and click on “Children’s Fun” and then “Day Camps” for registration information. Age

Fee

2-14

Free

Date

time

location

6/8 - 6/11

9-11 a.m.

St. Vincent Park

7/6 - 7/9

9-11 a.m.

Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park

6/22 - 6/25

7/13 - 7/16

6-8 p.m.

6-8 p.m.

Spanish Lake Park

Lemay Park

Intro to Sports Camp

This three-week camp will focus on introducing kids to the history, rules, and techniques associated with various youth sports. Including basketball, volleyball, track & field, swimming, lacrosse, tennis, flag football, soccer, dodgeball, kickball, and golf. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8840. Before Care is available from 7-9 a.m. for $15, After Care is available from 3-6 p.m. for $22.50. Age

5-12 Day

Fee

$60/camper Date

Location

NCRC time

M-F

7/20 - 7/24

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

8/3 - 8/7

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

M-F

7/27 - 7/31

9 a.m.-3 p.m. stlouisco.com/parks l (314) 615-4FUN

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Gardening

Keep our Parks Beautiful

Individuals, families & groups can have fun, make friends and enhance the environment by volunteering as a gardener for St. Louis County Parks! Come join us for spring & summer gardening chores at parks all around the County! Volunteers work one morning per week with Master Gardeners and Parks Horticulture Staff. Gardening volunteer groups at all sites begin the first week of April and run through October. Contact us at PMailbox@stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8822 for more information. Day

time

Tuesday

8-11 a.m.

Tuesday

8:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

8-11 a.m.

Thursday

9 a.m.-Noon

Friday

8-11 a.m.

location

Jefferson Barracks Laborers House Faust Park Conway House

Queeny Park Barn off Mason Road Laumeier Sculpture Park Faust Park Carousel

Urban Tree Program Honor a loved one, friend, organization or event through the Urban Tree Program. The donation level you choose will benefit the St. Louis County Park system by helping with reforestation of our urban forests. Your donation to the program will improve the quality of life for present and future generations by preserving and improving the natural scenic and recreation sites for their enjoyment. Options include 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) 615-4570 for more information

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Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide


Volunteer Opportunities

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) 615-8865 or email parksvolunteers@stlouisco.com.

Honeysuckle Removal

Invasive bush honeysuckle is destroying forest understory by blocking sunlight from other species. Contact our partner, the Open Space Council, to volunteer for weekend honeysuckle removal and other environment-enhancing projects. Email info@openspacestl.org or call (314) 835-9225 for project dates and sites!

GET INVOLVED

Corporate and school groups can schedule weekday honeysuckle removal projects with us to fit your group’s availability and site preference. Group projects usually run 2-3 hours and must be planned a minimum of 1 month in advance. Groups provide their own lunches if applicable but can use available park shelters at no cost. To schedule a weekday honeysuckle removal project, email parksvolunteers@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-8865 at least 4 weeks prior to your preferred project date.

Trail Watch

Trail Watch is a volunteer program in which hikers, cyclists, skaters and equestrians assist Park Rangers in monitoring the many trails in our St. Louis County Parks to keep them safe and enjoyable for all! Volunteers, ages 16+, must attend an initial two-hour orientation (one held every spring and fall) in which Park Rangers teach trail etiquette and reporting procedures. Trail Watch Volunteers serve as ambassadors but do not intervene in dangerous situations (only report them). Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8865 or emailing parksvolunteers@stlouisco.com. Call (314) 615-8865 for times and dates.

Trail Crew

Help build new trails, extensions to existing trails or repair trails. Project 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 registration is required by calling (314) 615-8865 or emailing parksvolunteers@stlouisco.com at least 2 weeks prior to project. Call (314) 615-8865 for times and dates.

Please visit our volunteer website at www.stlouisco.com/Parks/Vol to learn about many other ongoing volunteer opportunities or call our volunteer coordinator at (314) 615-8865. stlouisco.com/parks l (314) 615-4FUN

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Aquatics

KRC NCRC STV PAL

Location Guide

Kennedy Rec Plex North County Rec Plex St. Vincent Community Center The Pavilion at Lemay

Terrific Tadpoles

Terrific Tadpoles is a preschool play time for parents/guardians with children ages 5 years and under. Limit 2 adults per child. This is a great time to come enjoy the leisure pool without being overwhelmed by a large crowd. Admission to public swim (Noon- 6pm) is not included in this special time. All members and guests must clear the pool deck and locker rooms by 11:45a.m./7:30p.m. Age

Fee

Day

Date

Location

5 and under Free for members; $2/ non-member child

PAL

M-F

10:30-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.

6/1 - 8/21

River Walking

Fee

13+

Day

M-F

Location

Free for members; $2/ non-member child

PAL

6/1 - 8/21

10:30-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Date

Time

Water Aerobics at st. vincent community center

Get a cardiovascular workout, tone your body and lose weight while remaining cool in the water with this 8-week session. With water aerobics you do not need to know how to swim. Advanced registration is required. Call (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$40/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

M/W 18

6/1-7/22

Age

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Fee

Location

18+

$5/person

NCRC

Day

Date

time

M/W Saturdays

6/1 - 8/5 6/6 - 8/8

6-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-Noon

Lap Swimming

Time

River Walking is for adults that would like to utilize the lazy river for walking against the current. River Walking will be during the same time as Terrific Tadpoles. Admission to public swim (Noon-6pm) is not included in this program. No inner tubes are allowed at this time. All members and guests must clear the pool deck and locker rooms by 11:45a.m./7:30p.m. Age

at North County Recreation Complex

Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. This popular water aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles. All fitness classes are drop in. Call (314) 615-8840 for more information.

at kennedy recreation complex

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

All ages Day

M/W/F

Fee

Pool admission Date

6/1 - 8/7

Location

KRC

Time

5-6 p.m.

Senior Lap Swim

Seniors may enjoy lap swimming and are provided two lap lanes. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Pool admission

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Fridays

6/5 - 7/31

10-11:30 a.m.

at the pavilion at lemay

Lap swimming is a great form of exercise! Swimmers must be proficient and actively swimming laps. Pool for lap swimming may change depending on other pool activities in progress at the time. Morning participants, please pay at Front Desk and proceed to pool deck. Evening participants pay pool cashier. Age

13+

Day

M - Th

Fee

Location

Free for members; $2/ non-member child

PAL

6/1 - 8/21

9:45-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Date

Time


Swimming Lessons at kennedy recreation complex

Bring your child to the Kennedy Recreation Pool this summer for swim lessons! Our program has an outstanding 1 to 5 instructor to participant ratio. We have five different swim levels designed for children who have never swum before and children looking to improve on their current skills. On the first day of lessons, children will be tested and divided up into groups based on their current water skills. All sessions offer the following time options: 10:40-11:15 a.m., 11:20-11:55 a.m., 5:10-5:45 p.m. For more information call (314) 615-5572. Kennedy Recreation Pool does offer private swim lessons! These are 1:1 lessons between an instructor and child offered while the pool is open daily from 3-6 p.m. Call (314) 615-5572 for pricing today! Age

Fee

Location

3+

$35/child/session

KRC

session

day

date

Session 1

M - Th

6/1 - 6/4

Session 3

M - Th

6/15 - 6/18

Session 2 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

M - Th M - Th M - Th M - Th M - Th M - Th

6/8 - 6/11

at North County Recreation Complex

Swim lessons for all ages will consist of 8 classes over 4 weeks. Lessons will occur during the following days and times. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8840. Age

Fee

Location

3+

$40/child/session

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

M/W

6/1 - 6/24

6-7 p.m.

M/W

7/6 - 7/29

6-7 p.m.

T / Th T / Th

6/2 - 6/25 7/7 - 7/30

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

at st. vincent community center

This course is designed to help people of all ages and varying abilities develop water safety, survival and swim skills. Swimmers work through age appropriate levels as they master basic through advanced skills. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$30/child/session

STV Pool

Day

Date

Time

6/22 - 6/25

M - Th

6/1 - 6/11

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

7/13 - 7/16

M - Th

7/6 - 7/16

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

7/27 - 7/30

T & Th

7/6 - 7/9

M - Th

7/20 - 7/23

M - Th

at the pavilion at lemay 

T & Th

6/15 - 6/25 7/20 - 7/30 6/2 - 6/25 7/7 - 7/30

10 a.m.-11 a.m. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 6:15-7:45 p.m. 6:15-7:45 p.m.

The Pavilion at Lemay’s Learn-to-Swim lesson program covers basic water safety and proficiency in the water. It is the perfect lesson program for anyone who wants to be safe around the water and/or improve on their current skill level. Lessons are for swimmers age 3 years and older and have a class size of one instructor to up to five swimmers. Children will be tested on the first day of lessons and divided into groups based on their current water skills. Please register by the Thursday before each week of lessons begin. All sessions offer the following time options: 9-9:40 a.m., 9:50-10:30 a.m., 6:20-7 p.m. Fridays will be inclement weather make-up days. To register: visit www. stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-8877. Age

Fee

Location

3-15

$40/session

PAL

session

day

date

Session 1

M - Th

6/1 - 6/4

Session 2

M - Th

6/8 - 6/11

Session 4

M - Th

6/22 - 6/25

Session 3 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

M - Th M - Th M - Th M - Th M - Th

6/15 - 6/18 7/6 - 7/9 7/13 - 7/16 7/20 - 7/23 7/27 - 7/30 stlouisco.com/parks l (314) 615-4FUN

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Swimming Lessons CEP Swim Lessons

The Pavilion is offering FREE Swimming Lessons to children ages 5 years and older who have a CEP Membership. Parent/ guardians must register the child by the Thursday before the session. Fridays will be inclement weather make-up day. To register please stop by the Front Desk or Call (314) 615-8875. Age

Fee

Location

4-15

FREE for CEP Membership

PAL

Session

day

date

Session 1

M - Th

6/1 - 6/4

Session 3

M - Th

6/15 - 6/18

Session 2

M - Th

Session 4

6/8 - 6/11

M - Th

Session 5

6/22 - 6/25

M - Th

Session 6

7/6 - 7/9

M - Th

Session 7

7/13 - 7/16

M - Th

Session 8

7/20 - 7/23

M - Th

7/27 - 7/30

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 

Now in its 11th year, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) serves as a crucial platform to help the aquatics industry fight childhood drowning by building awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Sessions are 30 minutes. Age

fee

3 ½ - 12

day/date

Pool admission

Thursday, 6/18

location

time

Kennedy Recreation Complex

5 p.m.

The Pavilion at Lemay

8 a.m.

St. Vincent Community Center

11 a.m.

North County Recreation Complex

6 p.m.

special events National Bomb Pop Day

National Bomb Pop Day on Thursday, June 25! Free bomb pops will be handed out to patrons while supplies last at St. Vincent Community Center. Regular pool admission applies. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

STV

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

20

6/25

Noon

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

National Sugar Cookie Day

Join Kennedy Recreation Complex as we celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day on Thursday, July 9! Free sugar cookies will be handed out to patrons while supplies last. One per patron and normal admission rates apply. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

7/9

Noon-6 p.m.

National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 19! Free ice cream will be handed out to patrons while supplies last. Regular pool admission applies. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

STV

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

7/19

Noon

National Hot Dog Day

Join us as we celebrate National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday, July 22! Free hot dogs will be handed out to patrons while supplies last. Regular pool admission applies. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

STV

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

7/22

Noon

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Join Kennedy Recreation Complex as we celebrate National Vanilla Ice Cream Day on Thursday, July 23! Free vanilla ice cream will be handed out to patrons while supplies last. One per patron and normal admission rates apply. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

7/23

Noon

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Grab a complimentary chocolate chip cookie after your day of swimming to help celebrate this sweet day. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Pool admission

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

8/4

3-6 p.m.


Reserve a

shelter

family reunions • birthday parties • company picnics St. Louis County Parks has a variety of sites and shelters that are the perfect location for your next event! We have sites that can accommodate any size event. 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.

Become a

Lifeguard Summer 2020

• • •

Applicants must be 16 years or older Positions start at $9.45 per hour Training offered to those who are not yet certified. Current lifeguard certification is a bonus.

All applicants that are conditionally offered seasonal employment (no benefit provided) with the Department of Parks and Recreation will be required to submit urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to employment. St. Louis County is an equal opportunity employer

Apply today at stlouisco.com/Parks Now hiring lifeguards for four pool locations Kennedy Rec Complex 6050 Wells Road St. Louis, MO 63128

The Pavilion at Lemay 305 Gregg Road St. Louis, MO 63125

St. Vincent Community Center North County Rec Complex 7335 St Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63133

2577 Redman Road St. Louis, MO 63136


GREAT OUTDOORS

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) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

Queeny Park/GRC

Day

Date

time

Saturday

3/28

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

Saturday

9/12

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

Saturday

6/6

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

Geo-Poker 

Prevent Cabin Fever! Come out to the parks for a fun afternoon of hiking, poker, GPS and treasure-hunting. Hike through the woods using your GPS unit (or a GPS app on your smartphone) and search for hidden containers. Inside the containers are tokens- grab one and trade them in for playing cards. See how good your poker hand ends up being! Beverages and warming fires provided at some sites. Fun prizes for all. Advanced registration required. Call (314) 6158472. Age

Fee

$8/person

2 p.m.

Day

Date

Location

Saturday

3/28

Queeny Park (Mason Rd.)

Sunday

4/19

Faust Park

Night Visions

Location

All ages

$10/person

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/18

Location

Cliff Cave Park

Day

Date

time

Sunday

6/7

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

Wednesday

7/15

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

Wednesday Saturday

Wednesday Saturday Sunday

Wednesday

6/10 7/18 8/12 8/15 9/13 9/16

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

7:30-9:30 p.m.

National Night Out

at Spanish Lake Park

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

All ages Day

22

Fee

$8/person

Cliff Cave Capers at Cliff Cave Park

Join us for an evening of wild nighttime visions! Visit the indoor exhibition, Mark Dion: Follies, and enjoy a campfire and outdoor screening of footage capturing Laumeier’s wildlife. Then, test your night vision as we hit the trails for a hiking experience to see what our nocturnal friends are up to. Fee

Age

7+

time

All ages

Age

Cliff Cave Capers 

Explore Cliff Cave with a Park Ranger. Learn about the cave’s history and geology and see some of the animals that call the cave home. Participants should be prepared to get wet and muddy, and some wading will be required. The entrance to the cave is a small gate that you will need to maneuver through. No sandals or open-toed shoes. Do not wear any clothing or bring any equipment that has been used in other caves. Helmets and headlamps will be provided. Meeting location will be at the lower parking lot. Call (314) 615-8822 to make reservations.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Tuesday

Fee

Free Date

8/4

Location

Spanish Lake Park time

5:30-7:30 p.m.


on the water Float into Summer 

School’s out, summer is here and it’s time for some fun on the water. Join Park Rangers on this 10-mile easy float on the beautiful and scenic Meramec River. Floaters will meet at the boat ramp at Meramec Landing Park in Valley Park (new location this year) and will be taken to Route 66 State Park to start their journey. Participants must provide their own lunch, drinking water, sunscreen and any other personal items you feel necessary for an all-day float. Canoes, lifejackets and paddles are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

time

Sunday

Tuesday

5/31 6/2

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This is a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on Simpson Lake after hours by the light of the full moon. Fee includes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage, and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to roast. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter. Two sessions available: 7-8:30 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-8822. 7+

Day

Friday

Saturday Saturday Friday

Fee

$25/canoe Date

6/5 8/1

8/29 10/2

Location

Simpson Park time

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

Bring Your Own Boat 

Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us on a full moon paddle at Simpson Park Lake. Enjoy a moonlit paddle and then come ashore near the Blue Heron Shelter to feast on allyou-can-eat hot dogs, beverage and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to roast. Advance registration is suggested. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Age

Location

7+

$5/person

Simpson Park

Day

Date

time

Fee

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

time

Sunday

Tuesday

Age

Fee

Location

12+

$12/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

time

Sa-Su

4/25 - 4/26

2 p.m.-10 a.m.

A Rendezvous with the Past 

A Family Campout

Campout on the site of an original Spanish land grant where the oldest existing governor’s house in Missouri still stands. Explore the life of an early pioneer in the Louisiana Territory before sleeping under the stars. Dinner and breakfast provided/bring your own camping gear. Space is limited. For their safety, pets are not allowed. Advanced reservations are required by calling (314) 615-8328 or by visiting our website www.stlouisco.com/parks.

8/1

7-10 p.m.

All ages

7-10 p.m.

Sa-Su

10/2

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Don’t miss this rare chance to camp near elk and bison! Anyone can join in; families, friends, scouts and church groupsall are welcome. Join us on a night hike, canoeing on the lake, learning about trees and the natural environment, discover Geocaching, roast marshmallows and so much more! Check in between 2-3 p.m. Bring your own camping gear, dinner and breakfast. Check- out time will be 10 a.m. on Sunday. Advanced registration is required. Call (314) 615-8822.

Saturday Friday

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Night in the Wild 

7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m.

6/23

Camping and Adventures

6/5

8/29

6/21

Camping

Friday Saturday

Location

8+

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Full Moon Paddle 

Age

Father’s Day Float 

Calling all fathers (and mothers and kids and everyone else!). Come play on the river and celebrate your favorite Dad. Join Park Rangers on this 10-mile easy float on the beautiful and scenic Meramec River. Floaters will meet at the boat ramp at Meramec Landing Park in Valley Park (new location this year) and will be taken to Route 66 State Park to start their journey. Participants must provide their own lunch, drinking water, sunscreen and any other personal items you feel necessary for an all-day float. Canoes, lifejackets and paddles are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required. Call (314) 615-8822.

Age

Day

Fee

$30/person Date

5/16 - 5/17

Location

Thornhill in Faust Park Time

4 p.m.-9 a.m.

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biking

trail rides

Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride

On the third Wednesday of the month between January and December ride the Chubb Trail after dark. Start your ride from the Lone Elk Park-Chubb Trailhead and go at your own pace. This is not a guided tour. This steep and narrow trail along the Meramec River Valley is suggested for advanced to expert riders only. High intensity bicycle lights of at least 400 lumens are recommended. Program presented in cooperation with Sunset Cyclery, (314) 966-5505. Helmets required for all ages. Call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

time

Wednesdays Jan - Mar

7-10 p.m.

Wednesdays Nov - Dec

7-10 p.m.

Wednesdays Apr - Oct

8-11 p.m.

Bike Rodeo

Bring the kids out to Tilles Park to learn bike safety from a St. Louis County Bike Certified Park Ranger! You will learn riding skills while riding through a safety course, as well as the rules of the trail while riding with a Ranger. Please bring your own bike and helmet. Registration required. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

All ages

Free

Day

Date

Saturday

4/25

Location

Tilles Park

Ballfield Parking Lot time

9 a.m.-Noon

Lone Elk/Castlewood Trail Ride

Bring your own horse and join the St. Louis County Parks Mounted Patrol on a guided trail ride. We will start at White Tail Shelter in Lone Elk Park and ride the Castlewood Loop Trail then return to Lone Elk for a refreshing lunch. After lunch, you will have a rare opportunity to ride the White Bison Trail in Lone Elk. Lunch and drink provided. Bring extra snacks and water for the ride. Pre-registration required. Call (314) 6158822. Age

Fee

12+

$12/person

Day

Date

Saturday Tuesday

4/11 5/5

Location

Lone Elk Park

White Tail Shelter time

9 a.m.-2 p.m. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lone Elk Sunset Ride 

Bring your own horse and join the St. Louis County Park Mounted Patrol on a guided trail ride. We will start at White Tail Shelter at Lone Elk Park and ride the White Bison Trail. After the ride, join us for hot dogs, chips and drinks. Bring extra snacks and water for the ride. Advanced registration required. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

12+

Day

Saturday

Fee

$12/person Date

4/18

Location

Lone Elk Park

White Tail Shelter time

6:30-8 p.m.

Full Moon Bike Ride and Walk 

Explore the trail around Simpson Lake by the light of the full moon. 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 for ages 16 and under. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter. Pre-registration is required. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

7+

$5/person

Simpson Park

Day

Date

time

Friday

6/5

7-10 p.m.

Saturday

8/29

7-10 p.m.

Saturday Friday

8/1 10/2

7-10 p.m. 7-10 p.m.

Cowboy Dinner Trail Ride 

Bring your horse and join the St. Louis County Parks Mounted Patrol on a trail ride at beautiful Greensfelder Park. After the ride, we will all join Ranger/Chef Michael as he creates for us a delicious dinner of grilled chicken and asparagus, potatoes and other culinary delights. Water and lemonade will be provided at dinner, but feel free to bring other beverages of your choice. We will start and end at Mustang Shelter/equestrian area. Advance reservations required. Call (314) 615-8822. Age

12+

$25/person

Day

Date

Saturday 24

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Fee

5/16

Location

Greensfelder Park

Mustang Shelter time

3 p.m.


Late Night Fishing

fishing Youth Fishing Derby

at north county recreation complex

Bring out the kids for a fun morning of fishing on Black Jack Lake, located behind NCRC. There will be prizes given in many categories. Meet at the Leo Wilson Shelter. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling (314) 615-8840. Walk-ups are also welcomed. Age

5-12 Day

Saturday

Fee

$5/person Date

5/16

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

All ages

Location

Day

NCRC

Saturdays

time

10 a.m.-Noon

at Bellefontaine Conservation Area 

16 and under Day

Saturday

Fee

$5/person Date

8/15

9-15 Day

$25/person Date

Suson, Simpson, Spanish Lake and Creve Coeur

Date

time

2nd Saturday of each month (4/11 - 10/10)

6 p.m.-11 p.m.

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Bellefontaine Conservation Area

67 £ ¤

367 £ ¤ l !

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Veteran's Memorial

70 ¦ ¨ §

Spanish Lake

§ ¦ ¨ 270

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364 £ ¤

time

Fort Bellefontaine

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Bella Fontaine

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Creve Coeur

9 a.m.-1 p.m. 64 § ¦ ¨

Kids Fish & Swim 

Fee

Free

Sioux Passage

Location

Drop off your children for a day of fishing and swimming. The first half of the day will be an introductory fishing lesson from a Park Ranger at the education rearing pond in Suson Park. Learn how to tie a knot, rig a fishing pole and catch and release fish from a stocked pond. The excitement gets ramped up in the afternoon with short walk to Kennedy Recreation Complex and a swim supervised by a Park Ranger. Pre-registration required, call (314) 615-8822. Age

Location

fishing locations

Bring your children fishing to a unique treasure in North St. Louis County. The Missouri Department of Conservation has a stocked rearing pond available for special events at the Bellefontaine Conservation Area. St. Louis County will provide fishing poles for use, instruction and bait for the first 30 children registered. Hotdogs, chips and water will be provided at the end of the event. Pre-registration only, call (314) 6154386. Age

Fee

Location

St. Louis County

340 £ ¤

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday

7/8

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Louis City

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Tilles

Queeny 67 £ ¤

100 £ ¤

Simpson Sherman Beach

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44 § ¦ ¨

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Buder

Elk

West Tyson

Unger George Winter

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Suson

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§ ¦ ¨ 255

55 § ¦ ¨

Jefferson County

Illinois

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Lower Meramec

time

7/7

170

270

KRC/Suson Park

Tuesday

§ ¦ ¨

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Cliff Cave

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Bee Tree

Have questions about fishing in Missouri? Visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for information on regulations, permits, events, classes and more!

www.mdc.mo.gov

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medley

classes Eating Smart | Being Active 

A FREE research-based nutrition, food safety and food resource management class which focuses on food and nutrition. Taught by University of Missouri Extension Nutrition Program Associate. Pre-registration is required. Stop by the Front Desk or call (314) 615-8875 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Free

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Wednesdays Wednesdays

3/11 - 4/15

10:30 a.m.-Noon

4/22 - 5/27

10:30 a.m.-Noon

Card Making Classes

Get crafty with Dana and create a variety of greeting cards that will add that special touch to fit any occasion! The cost of the class is $25 for 8 cards, including envelopes. Registration and payment required prior to class. Please bring your own adhesive. Limited space available. Please R.S.V.P. by March 5, 2020 (for 3/12 class) and June 4, 2020 (for 6/11 class) to Dana at (618) 795-8460 or muskopf7@gmail.com. Age

15+

Day

Thursday Thursday

Fee

$25/8 cards with envelopes Date

3/12

Location

ACC

Time

7:30-9 p.m.

6/11

7:30-9 p.m.

Senior Paint & Sip Class

Join us and Painting on the Rocks for fun painting experiences! All you need to bring is your own beverages/snacks and the rest is simple; just follow along with the instructor to create your own masterpiece! Pre-registration is required through Eventbrite. Minimum of 5 needed for class. For more information please visit paintingontherocks.org, facebook.com/ thepavilionatlemay, or facebook.com/paintingontherocks Age

21+

Day

Friday

26

Fee

$35/person Date

3/13

Location

PAL

Time

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

The Art of Cookie Painting

Learn to paint edible cookies to celebrate the spring season! Participants will use different techniques to paint a dozen frosted sugar cookies each. Try this fun and useful skill on your friends and family! To register, please contact Kathleen at pleasantstationery@att.net or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$15/Person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

4/8

11:30 a.m.-12:30 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 and sautéed Missouri Trout with asparagus and rice. After the demonstration, 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. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration required, space is limited. Call (314) 615-8472. Age

12+

Day

Saturday

Fee

$20/person Date

5/2

Location

Queeny Park

Smith Shelter time

6-9 p.m.

Chess for Beginners

Are you new to the game of chess? Starting at square one, go from pawn to a tournament-ready chess player! Build critical thinking, spark cognitive development, increase memory and learn skills that translate to all parts of your life. All chess materials provided; please bring a notebook and pen. Please call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to check upcoming dates or to register. Age

18+

Day

Wednesdays

Fee

Location

$69/Reg; $49.50/60+

ACC

6/3-7/22

5-6 p.m.

Date

Time


resale 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 or e-mail friendsofjeffersonbarracks@gmail.com. Age

All ages Day

Saturday

Fee

$15 booth rental; PAL Admission $3 per person Date

Time

3/14

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

at affton Community Center

Here is your opportunity to clean out your clutter as a vendor or to collect a rare treasure as a buyer. Advance registration for vendors is required as limited space is available. Admission is free. $25/vendor table. For more information or to register call (314) 615-8822. All Ages Day

Fee

Free Admission; $25/ Vendor Table Date

Location

ACC

Time

Saturday

3/21

8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Saturday

7/18

8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Saturday Saturday

Age

All ages

Location

Flea Markets

Age

Spring Cleaning at Faust Park 

Clean out the garage, empty the basement and raise some extra cash by bringing your goods to Faust Park to re-sell. Faust Park’s location off Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield makes this that prime spot to find all those treasures for which you have been searching! Register for a table online or by calling (314) 6158328.

4/18

8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

9/19

Day

Saturday

Fee

Location

$20/space (tables in shelter available for $30); Free Admission

Faust Historic Village

4/18

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Date

Time

Swap Meet 

At the General Daniel Bissell House

Clean out the garage, empty the basement and raise some extra cash by bringing your resale goods to the General Daniel Bissell House for a swap meet. All unsold items must be removed from the park by sellers. Sellers must register in advance by calling (314) 615-8800 or by email jmagurany@ stlouisco.com. You may also register through the St. Louis County website. Age

All ages Day

Saturday Sunday

Fee

Location

$20 for outdoor display space; free admission

General Daniel Bissell House

6/6

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Date

6/7

time

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

at St. Vincent Community Center

Get a step ahead on spring cleaning by selling any unwanted crafts, antiques, or specialty items. Perhaps find yourself a bargain or a hidden gem as a buyer. Advance registration is required as limited space is available. For more information or to register call (314) 615-8782. Age

Fee

All ages Day

STV

4/4

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Date

Saturday

ACC STV PAL

Location

$15 per table; Free admission

Time

Location Guide

Affton Community Center St. Vincent Community Center The Pavilion at Lemay

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games BINGO!

First card is on us. Purchase additional cards for $1/each. Play 6 games for a variety of gag prizes or useful items. Carolyn will be your caller so you know it’s going to be fun! Bring your own snacks and beverages! No Registration required. Age

Fee

21+

Location

$1/extra Bingo card PAL

Day

Date

Fridays

3/6, 4/3, 5/8

Time

Noon-3 p.m.

Board Games

Meet your friends at The Pavilion and put your game face on! The Pavilion has board games available or bring your own games to play. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Age

Fee

Location

21+

Free

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Fridays

4/10, 5/15

Noon-3 p.m.

Bridge

Supervised Party Bridge with Intermediate Instruction

Practice what you learned in “Bridge: Beginning” in this structured party bridge setting. Play bridge, keep score and learn how to play your hand more skillfully. Prerequisite: “Bridge: Beginning” or equivalent experience. Call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$39/Reg or $29/60+

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesdays

4/14-4/28

2:45-4:45 p.m.

Wrath of Con: Wargaming

Another miniature wargame convention to be held in the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center will be built around games most of us can’t play on our dinner table. Talented wargamers are traveling great distances to Jefferson Barracks for this weekend of intense gaming action. Beginners are encouraged to challenge the experienced gamers who may offer advice and share tips, for the first rounds at least. Concessions are available. All funds go to the Friends of Jefferson Barracks to support their historic preservation mission. For information call (314) 615-8882 or email thoff@stlouisco.com. Game masters are eligible for discounted admission. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10 donation suggested

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/18

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

learn to play Mah Jongg & Supervised Play

Challenge your intellect with the Chinese game of Mah Jongg. This tile-based game similar to the card game rummy is gaining popularity all around the world. Learn this game of skill, strategy and chance in just three sessions! Already know how to play or need a refresher? Join us for supervised play with instruction as needed! Call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Location

18+

$39/Reg or $29/60+

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesdays

5/5-5/19

2:45-4:45 p.m.

Open Play Bridge & Mah Jongg

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

18+

Day

Wednesday Thursday

Fee

$5/Class Date

Ongoing Ongoing

Location

ACC

Time

7-9 p.m. 3-5 p.m.

Mah Jong

American style Mah Jong is played every Thursday at The Pavilion at Lemay. No registration is required. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$1/person

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Thursdays

Ongoing

1-3 p.m.

Gameday for Seniors!

Seniors can participate in a variety of board and card games while socializing in a relaxing environment. Participants may bring their own refreshments. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Free

STV

Day

Date

Time

M / Th 28

Fee

Ongoing

Noon-5 p.m.


Pal Social Club Wii Sports

PAL staff will have 2 Wii consoles available for you to play various games such as Bowling, Golf, etc. Age

Fee

Location

21+

$2/person

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Fridays

3/20, 4/17, 5/22

Noon-3 p.m.

Potluck of the Month

Enjoy an afternoon Potluck! Each month we will have a ‘themed” potluck. Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share, swap recipes and visit with friends. Age

21+

Day

Fridays

Fee

Free (bring a dish to share) Date

3/27, 4/24, 5/29

Location

PAL

Time

Noon-3 p.m.

Members Coffee Break

Stop by for a leisurely cup of coffee and a donut. Catch up with other PAL members or meet new members and make new friends. Members Only Event. Age

All ages Day

Fridays

Fee

Free Date

6/26, 10/30

Location

PAL

Time

8:30 a.m.

Derby Day Horse Races at The Pavilion

Put on your derby day outfit, big hat and join us for some indoor horse racing. Age

All ages Day

Friday

Fee

$8/person Date

5/1

Location

PAL

Time

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Take your company out of the office

and into the outdoors.

Have your next company picnic at Creve Coeur Lake Park or Queeny Park! Shelters are available to groups of 100-800 on weekends from May to September. Each park offeres its own amenities – BBQ pits, sand volleyball, tennis courts, ball fields and more.

For more information on corporate picnics visit www. stlouisco.com/parks or call (314) 615-8826.

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Park Locations


11 18 21 24 29 32 33 34 39 40 42 59 60 65 76

North

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 / St. Vincent Comm. Ctr. McDonnell Castlepoint Schaefer Bend

South

3 Sylvan Springs 4 Jefferson Barracks / The Pavilion at Lemay 10 Black Forest 12 St. George 13 Bohrer 15 Lemay 16 Ohlendorf 17 Mathilda-Welmering 22 Affton Comm. Center 28 Suson 35 Bee Tree 37 Laumeier Sculpture Park 41 Cliff Cave 44 Kennedy Rec Plex 45 George Winter 49 Off. Blake C. Snyder 61 Lower Meramec

West 2 5 6 7 9 14 30 31 38 43 46 53 56 57

Creve Coeur West Tyson Buder Tilles Sherman Beach Love Greensfelder Lone Elk Queeny / Greensfelder Rec Plex Faust Ohlendorf West Unger Ebsworth / FLW House Simpson


educational programs

Women’s Suffrage

Jefferson Barracks Lecture

The women’s suffrage movement in the United States began in 1638, when Margaret Brent, a successful businesswoman in Virginia, demanded the right to vote in the state’s House of Burgesses. The last “yes” vote needed for ratification of the 19th Amendment was made by Tennessee on August 18, 1920, when the Tennessee House of Representatives voted in favor of the amendment by a vote of 50-49. Come learn how St. Louis women were involved in this struggle as we look forward to the 100th Anniversary of women’s right to vote. Lectures are held in the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center at 345 North Road. For information call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco. com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/7

11 a.m.

Hurry Up! I Want Cake! 

An American Cake Lecture Series

Come hear…and taste…the history of cakes. Spend time learning how time, events and technology influenced cakes, our most favorite of desserts. Reservations must be made in advance and space is limited so call (314) 615-8328 or visit our website at www.stlouisco.com/parks/faust. Please note: Due to the nature of this event, we cannot accommodate special requests or dietary restrictions. Age

18+

Day

Fee

$15/session Date

time

10 a.m.-Noon Session

Location

Seed Carriage House at Faust Park

Saturday

3/14

Session 2: 1800-1869

Saturday

4/4

Session 3: 1870-1899

War of 1812 Symposium

at the General Daniel Bissell House

The 29th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium at the historic General Daniel Bissell House. The Symposium is free and open to the public with no registration required. This program is hosted by the 1st Infantry Regiment and the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park. Contact Dave Bennett at ebclemnson@aol.com or call (816) 582-0280 or (314) 615-8800. Age

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Location

All ages

Free

General Daniel Bissell House

Day

Date

time

Saturday Sunday

3/21

3/22

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

WWII: The Allies Strike Back at the Empire

Jefferson Barracks Lecture

In the latter half of 1942, Japanese expansion was brought to a standstill. The fighting in New Guinea and Guadalcanal, along with the naval battles of the Coral Seas and Solomon Islands, will be discussed and the significance of these engagements explored. Lectures are held in the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center at 345 North Road. For information call (314) 615-8882 or email thoff@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/2

11 a.m.

French-Indochina/Vietnam

at Jefferson Barracks Park

Visitors will meet with historians exploring, through living history, the French and United States’ military during the post-war WWII period though the 1970s in the embattled Southeast Asian countries of that time. The weekend begins on Saturday with tours of the living history camps. Learn about the uniforms, weapons and equipment. A fun and educational event for the entire family. Call (314) 615-8882 or email THoff@ stlouisco.com. Age

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Fee

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/16

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday

5/17

9 a.m.-3 p.m.


WWII: Battles of the Central Pacific

Jefferson Barracks Lecture

The American offensive in the Central Pacific, aimed at bringing the Japanese Home Islands under attack, featured some of the most brutal fighting of the Second World War. The fighting on Tarawa, the Marshall Islands, the Marianas and Palau Islands will be discussed. Lectures are held in the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center at 345 North Road. For information call (314) 615-8882 or email thoff@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/1

Living History Hayrides

Enjoy a hayride through historic Jefferson Barracks with reenactor vignettes throughout the park. The re-enactors will explain their time period, uniforms and equipment during stops. Space is limited. Advanced registration required through the St. Louis County website or by calling (314) 615-8800. Fee

$8/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/29

8/30

All ages Day

M - Sa

Fee

Location

$3 per person; (24 person minimum or $72)

Jefferson Barracks Park

Ongoing

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Date

time

Laumeier tours are interactive and designed to engage participants in 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. Participants are advised to dress appropriately for the season and wear comfortable shoes for walking on uneven pathways. All tours meet in the Visitor Center in the Aronson Fine Arts Center. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. Age

Location

All ages

Sunday

Age

Laumeier Tours

11 a.m.

At Jefferson Barracks park

Age

Jefferson Barracks Group Tours

Come visit Jefferson Barracks and tour this grand old army barracks by bus. Our tours are popular with many adult groups and organizations. Advance registration required. Call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com. We suggest you contact us two weeks in advance of your requested tour date.

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

All ages Day

Sundays

Fee

Location

$5/person (4+) Laumeier Members are FREE

Laumeier Sculpture Park

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

2-3 p.m.

Date

time

School Field Trips Age

Location

Grades K-8

Faust Park

Ages 6+

Jefferson Barracks Park

All Ages

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Grades 4 -12

Frank Lloyd Wright in Ebsworth Park

Program

Contact Information

Come visit with a Frontiersman, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, an Army Nurse, a WWI Doughboy, WWII G.I. Joe or Vietnam-era grunt. These programs offer students from grade 3 through college the opportunity to visit a historic site and learn about the past. 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.

Call (314) 615-8800 or email jmagurany@stlouisco.com

Students learn about history and family life in the 1800s through hands(314) 615-8328 or visit on activities in an authentic environment. Spring registration starts on 8/1, stlouisco.com/parks/fausted and Fall registration begins on 3/1. Trips must be arranged through the Faust Park office.

Group Walking Tours are a great way to enjoy contemporary art and the natural environment at Laumeier! Group Walking Tours last approximately one hour, 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; participation fee is charged for ages 4 and up. Receive one complimentary chaperone admission for every 10 participants! School Groups-$3 per person, $36 for school groups of 12 or fewer; Community Groups-$5 per person, $60 for groups of 12 or fewer

Visit www.laumeier.org/tours for more information; call (314) 615-5281

Students learn about Frank Lloyd Wright and experience a unique house (314) 822-8359 or visit with a floor plan based on parallelograms along with the original Wright- www.ebsworthpark.org designed furnishings. The 75-minute tour includes a video and docent-led tour of the house. Cost is $5/student. stlouisco.com/parks l (314) 615-4FUN

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exhibits & Exhibitions

Mark Dion: Follies

Odili Donald Odita: Flags

Indoor Exhibition / February 15 - May 24, 2020 Laumeier Sculpture Park, Aronson Fine Art Center

Exhibition / June 13 - September 27, 2020 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park is proud to present Mark Dion: Follies for its spring exhibition. Mark Dion has fashioned a worldwide reputation as an innovative sculptor and installation artist whose points of departure include the intersections of the historical and the contemporary, as well as the man-made and natural worlds. Mark Dion: Follies looks at some of the artist’s architectural works; sheds or shacks filled with the tools of the trade for scientists, botanists and naturalists who live in, study and collect natural specimens. Visitors will experience sculptural installations with elaborate takes on the outdoor protective structures used by hunters, as well as a shed filled with dozens of keepsake objects stored in individual containers that suggest the ways inanimate objects are associated with treasured memories. Dion’s artwork explores the intersections between nature, science, architecture, and scholarship in ways that are intelligent, funny, dark, and thought provoking.

Artist Odili Donald Odita is Laumeier’s inaugural Visiting Artist in Residence. Odita’s project is a meditation on the similarities and differences, bonds and divisions between the north and south parts of St. Louis County. After spending time in residence, conducting research and having conversations with residents, Odita will custom design a flag that will be fabricated and installed at Laumeier and another site in North County. This new program brings one visiting artist per year from outside the region to spend time in the St. Louis metro area and engage with members of the community, culminating in the presentation of artwork.

Day

T - Su

Date

2/15 - 5/24

Day

T - Su

Date

6/13 - 9/27

time

8 a.m.-Close

time

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Future is Present: Art and Global Change

Indoor Exhibition /August 29 - December 20, 2020 Laumeier Sculpture Park, Aronson Fine Art Center

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Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

The Future is Present: Art and Global Change is a group exhibition that explores the ingenuity of artists and their commitment to addressing the most pressing issues to humankind: climate change, environmental crisis and related global repercussions. Technology’s role in climate change measure and reversal will be reflected in artists’ use of multimedia and new technologies, ranging from video and sound to virtual/augmented reality. Simultaneously, humankind’s impact on the planet through consumption and waste will be mirrored in artistic uses of upcycled supplies and materials. Day

Date

time

T - Su

8/29 - 12/20

10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Staffordshire Pottery: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition / Closes August 31, 2020 General Daniel Bissell House

Staffordshire pottery is produced in the Staffordshire potteries area of the United Kingdom. This area is in the Midlands based around six separate towns of Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall, which are now known as Stoke on Trent. This area became the center of pottery production in England in the 1700-1800s and its items were sold worldwide. Staffordshire has plenty of clay, lead, salt and coal making it an ideal location for pottery production. In its heyday there were many manufacturers producing pottery in Staffordshire; some are still doing so to this day such as Wedgwood, Spode, Minton, Aynsley, Doulton and Twyford. The Bissell House has a modest yet interesting collection of Staffordshire works which are featured in this exhibit. Call (314) 615-8800 for more information. Age

Fee

All ages

Call for details

Day

Date

Call for details

Location

Looking Back From 75: Victory in the Pacific

Exhibition / February 15 - December 30, 2020 Jefferson Barracks Park | Old Ordnance Room

As the war in Europe ended, the Allies prepared for an allout effort to end the war in the Pacific and Asia. The events in the Far East from 1930s to 1945 will be the focus of the Old Ordnance Room on this, the 75th anniversary. The island hopping forces of the Allies head to the heart of the Japanese islands as the turbulent fight for democracy and freedom waged until the war’s end and the men and women fighting the war could return home to seek their peaceful, hard-earned life. Guided tours must be scheduled in advance and require an additional fee. Age

All ages Day

W - Su

Fee

Location

Free admission; $3 suggested donation

Old Ordnance Room

2/15 - 12/30

Noon-4 p.m.

Date

Jefferson Barracks Park time

General Daniel Bissell House time

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sports

Location Guide

ACC NCRC STV PAL

Affton Community Center North County Rec Plex St. Vincent Community Center The Pavilion at Lemay

Saint Louis County Classic 

Disc Golf Tournament | Brawl at the Barracks

Join the brawl for St. Louis County’s First Annual Disc Golf Competition! Advanced and recreational divisions available. There will be prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both divisions; as well as a player’s pack for all participants. Must register in advance. Call 314-615-8841 or 314-615-8862 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$35

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/11

8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Rules of the Game Classes

This class will focus on introducing kids to the rules, tactics, and techniques associated with some rapidly growing sports. In addition to classroom discussions, the participants will also spend time during each session physically engaging in each sport. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 6158840. Age

Fee

Location

5-12

$5/session

NCRC

Day

Date

time

Saturdays

4/11 - 5/9

9-11 a.m.

Inaugural NCRC Sports Trivia Night

Come test your sports knowledge at NCRC Inaugural Sports Trivia Night. Categories will cover all major sports topics. How many can you answer without the help of a cell phone? Tables of 6 will compete to win various prizes. Bring your own refreshments, snacks, and knowledgeable sports buddies. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8840. Teams must register by April 10. Age

Fee

Location

16+

$35/table

NCRC

Day

Date

time

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4/17

7-9:30 p.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Pitch, Hit, and Run (PHR) invites youth to demonstrate their skills by competing in pitching, hitting and running competitions. PHR participants may advance through levels of competition, beginning at the local level, which is hosted by organizations, leagues, or volunteers within a community, and continuing through sectional and team competitions. Participants may possibly advance to local MLB Clubs hosted team championships at their ballparks. Pre-registration is required. Age

7-14

Fee

Free

Location

Varies

at St. Vincent Park

T-shirts and a sack lunch will be issued to each child at the conclusion of the competition. A required registration begins Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Call (314) 615-8788 to register. Event held in partnership with Beyond Housing. Day

Saturday

Date

4/18

Time

9-11 a.m.

North County Recreation Complex

Call (314) 615-8840 to register. Day

Saturday

Date

4/25

Time

10 a.m.

at Ohlendorf Park

Call (314) 615-8822 to register. Day

Tuesday

Date

4/28

Time

4-7:30 p.m.

at The Pavilion at lemay

Call (314) 615-8877 to register. Day

Saturday

Date

5/2

Time

9 a.m.-Noon

at queeny park

Call (314) 615-8472 to register. Day

Saturday

Date

5/16

Time

10 a.m.


Adult Dodgeball Tournament

Relive your favorite childhood gym class game at the inaugural NCRC adult dodgeball tournament. Teams of 6 will compete for various prizes including: best team name, best uniforms, and overall winner. Assemble a team of friends, family, or coworkers to see who can win it all. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8840. Teams must register by July 10. Age

Fee

Location

16+

$50/team

NCRC

Day

Date

time

Saturday

7/18

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Karate Classes

Coaches sign your team up for St. V’s Annual Men’s Basketball Leagues. Registration guarantees 9 games. Must be 50 or older. Registrations are being accepted until all league spots have been filled. For more details call Lamont King at (314) 3634833. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Sundays

4/26-7/26

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Activstars Martial Arts

Classes are taught by Certified Black Belt Instructors and teaches non-aggressive behaviors, anti-bullying tactics and abduction prevention. Register online www.mw.activstars.com or call (816) 994-2644 for more information. Age

50 & over Men’s Basketball League

Fee

Location

Compete in this exciting tournament in the following age groups: Elementary = 8-10 yrs, Middle = 11-13 yrs, High School = 14-18 yrs, Adult = 19+ yrs. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8841 or (314) 615-8839. Teams must register by June 12. Age

Fee

Location

4-15

$8/week

PAL

8+

$50/team

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

time

Tuesdays

Ongoing

6-9 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Leagues

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

T / W / Th

5/26-8/6

6-9 p.m.

40 & Over Men’s Basketball League

Coaches sign your team up for St. V’s Annual Men’s Basketball Leagues. Registration guarantees 9 games. Must be 40 or older. Registrations are being accepted until all league spots have been filled. For more details call Lamont King at (314) 3634833. Age

Fee

Location

40+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturdays

5/2-8/8

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The MAC at the PAL is open for basketball

Coaches, sign your team up for St. V’s Annual Men’s Basketball Leagues. Registration guarantees 9 games. Individual awards given to League players with the best stats in Rebounds, Steals, Assists and Blocks. Registrations are being accepted until all league spots have been filled. For more details call Lamont King at (314) 363-4833. Fee

6/20

Open Play Basketball

Basketball

Age

Saturday

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Age

13+

Day

M-F

Fee

Location

Day Pass rate for Non-Members; free for Members

PAL

Ongoing

3-5 p.m.

Date

Time

Archery Introduction to Archery 

Kids

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

Fee

Location

8-15

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

time

Saturday

6/6

9-10:30 a.m.

Saturday

8/8

9-10:30 a.m.

Saturday

7/11

9-10:30 a.m.

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Open Play Volleyball at Affton

Archery Intermediate Archery 

Kids

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

Fee

Location

8+

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

time

Saturday

6/6

Saturday

8/8

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

Introduction to Archery 

adults

The South County Archers are providing an adult-only introductory class that covers safety, dominant eye targeting, proper shooting form/technique and equipment maintenance and selection. This class also provides hands-on practice with individualized assistance from an instructor. Class size is limited. Meet at the Archery Shelter near Gregg and Hancock Roads in Jefferson Barracks Park. Advanced registration is required. If inclement weather conditions exist, you may check on this program’s status by call Ranger Dispatch at (314) 6158911. To register call (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

15+

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

time

Saturday

7/11

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

Youth Volleyball Clinics

1st-4th grade Day

Saturday

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Location

$90

ACC

Date

Time

Call or visit link in description for dates

Fee

Day

Monday

9-10:30 a.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Location

$5/Drop-in or $24/6 session card

ACC

Ongoing

6-8 p.m.

Date

Time

Adult Volleyball League

Register your team for the adult women’s intermediate/ power (Tuesdays) or co-ed recreational/intermediate volleyball leagues (Tuesdays or Thursdays)! Sessions offered all year round. Each session guarantees 8 matches over the course of 7-8 weeks. Includes referee to officiate, keep score, ensure quality, and keep matches on schedule. Team registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to league start date. For more information go to www.stratmansports.com/affton or contact Tony at (314) 398-5495 or tony@stratmansports.com. Age

Fee

18+

Day

Tuesday/ Thursday

Location

$270/team in advance

ACC

Ongoing

Times Vary

Date

Time

Pickleball Learn To Play Pickleball Clinic 

Learn the basics of Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, in a relaxed and fun environment. Max of 12 per session. Advanced registration is required. Age

Fee

Location

$3/person

Day

An introductory program for boys and girls 1st-4th grade to learn the fundamentals of the game - pass, set and spike - using a very light volleyball. This clinic will improve each child’s hand-eye coordination through fun drills and group games. Sessions offered all year round. Six 90-minute clinics per session. For more information go to www.stratmansports. com/youthclinics or contact Tony at (314) 398-5495 or tony@ stratmansports.com. Fee

Age

18+

13+

Volleyball

Age

Whether you’re an active player, want to get back into the game or just try a new sport - we want you here! Two courts available. Maximum of 28 people. Please call (314) 615-8822 for more information.

PAL

Date

Saturdays

Time

3/21, 5/16, 6/13

10 a.m.-Noon

Pickleball Learn to Play Clinics at Affton 

Learn the game of pickleball from the ground up in a nopressure environment. Equipment is provided. We offer various dates throughout the year! Please call (314) 615-8822 to check upcoming dates or to register. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$3/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday Saturday

Call for dates Call for dates

2-4 p.m. 2-4 p.m.


Co-ed Pickleball Tournament 

Please join us at Affton Community Center for a fun-filled day of competition on April 4, 2020. This will be our first Co-ed Pickleball tournament! Spaces will be limited so grab a partner and be sure to register ahead of time to guarantee your spot. This will be a one-day pool play tournament followed by single elimination. Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place! Spectators are also welcome. Pool Play begins at 11:00 a.m. Please call us at (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

18+

Day

Saturday

Fee

$15/team Date

Location

ACC

Time

4/4

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Outdoor Pickleball Tournament

Join us for this non-sanctioned tournament at St. Vincent Park’s four outdoor courts. There will be a food truck, vendors and live music to enjoy. Pre-registration is required to fill out tournament bracket/pool. Mixed Doubles. Please contact Jacob Scruggs at jscruggs@stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8782. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$30/team

St. Vincent Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/16

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Nights Open Play Pickleball

When the evenings become hot and humid, come inside and play Pickleball with your friends. This session is recreational and open play. Equipment is provided or bring your own. The Summer Session will run May 6 – Aug 27 unless we receive private rentals. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$3/person; free for Members

PAL

Day

Date

Time

W & Th

5/6 - 8/27

6-8 p.m.

Open Play Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun game which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Open play lets you play with other players of varying abilities and make friends while staying fit. Equipment is provided or bring your own. Three courts are available. Age

All ages Day

M-F Sunday

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$30/person

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Saturdays

8/1 - 8/22

9-11:30 a.m.

Date

Location

PAL

Time

Ongoing

9 a.m.-Noon

Ongoing

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Open Play Pickleball

Drop in to enjoy the fun game of pickleball! A low-impact combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Three courts available and all levels are welcome. Equipment is provided. The dates/times below may vary due to special events. Please call (314) 615-8822 for more information. No registration required. Age

All Ages

Fee

Location

$2/Person, $20/15 visit card or Silver Sneakers/Renew Active accepted.

ACC

Monday

Ongoing

2:45-4:45 p.m.

Wednesday

Ongoing

12-2 p.m. / 2-4 p.m. / *6-9 p.m. offered springfall*

PAL Pickleball League

Weekly matches in a relaxed but also competitive environment. The league is doubles, but the league style will be roundrobin with rotating partners to help improve your learning experience. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers. Advance registration is required. Registration begins June 1. Please call (314) 615-8877 for more information.

Fee

$3/person; free for Members

Day

Tuesday

Date

Ongoing

Thursday

Ongoing

Friday

Ongoing

Saturday

Ongoing

Time

12-2 p.m. / 2-4 p.m.

10 a.m. -12 p.m. / 12-2 p.m. / 2-4 p.m. Call for afternoon session time

12-2 p.m. / 2-4 p.m.

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Health • Wellness • Fitness

Affton Community Center Tai Chi

Tai Chi combines gentle movements, Qigong, meditation and traditional Chinese martial arts. Students will learn the basic form of Tai Chi for health and wellness, as well as the principle and philosophy of Tai Chi. Tai Chi exercise improves circulation, stability and overall health. Master Arthur Du is a Sixth Generation Descendant of Yang Style Tai Chi Quan and Twelfth Generation Descendant of Chen Style Tai Chi Quan. For more information on the instructor, please visit www.arthurtaichi. com. Age

18+

Fee

Location

$80/8 week session or $12/Drop-in

ACC

Tuesday

3/17 - 5/5

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday

7/7 - 8/25

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Day

Tuesday

Date

5/12 - 6/30

Time

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Yogalates

Enjoy the benefits of yoga, pilates and core strengthening as you exercise and stretch with a challenging and relaxing workout! Bring water, towel and yoga mat. Please call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$79

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday Thursday

4/2 - 5/7 6/25 - 8/6

5:30-7 p.m. 5:30-7 p.m.

Yoga Basics

New to yoga or desire a slow, gentle pace? Learn standard yoga postures, flexibility and correct breathing techniques. Bring a towel and mat. Please call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to check upcoming dates or to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$75/Reg or $58/60+

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

40

6/1 - 8/3

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Yoga: Continuing

Continue to build your yoga skills while learning to 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 mat. Prerequisite: Prior yoga experience. Please call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to check upcoming dates or to register. Age

18+

Day

Monday

Fee

Location

$75/Reg or $58/60+ ACC Date

6/1 - 8/3

Time

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Yoga Mini Sessions

Relax, calm your mind and stay in practice between Yoga: Basics and Yoga: Continuing sessions. Bring a towel and mat. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Registration is made with instructor before class. Call Kelly for more information at (314) 640-4295. Age

18+

Fee

Location

$30/5 class session or $10/Drop-in

ACC

Monday

Call for dates

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Saturday

Ongoing

9-10 a.m.

Day

Friday

Date

Ongoing

Time

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

Yoga Flow

Enjoy a gentle combination of yoga exercises to help improve flexibility, core balance and muscle strength. Great for stress relief and relaxation. All levels are welcome! Bring a mat. Registration is made with instructor before class. Call (314) 6158822 for more information. Age

18+

Day

Tuesday

Fee

Location

$50/10 class punch card or $7/Drop-in

ACC

Ongoing

7-8 p.m.

Date

Time


St. Vincent Community Center Get Fitness Passes

at St. Vincent Community Center type

fee

Daily Drop-In

$4

STV Punch Card 10 Classes

$35

STV Punch Card 20 Classes

$65

North County Rec Complex Personal Training

If you are looking to achieve your health and fitness goals faster, there is no better way than working with our personal trainer. Workouts are custom made to fit your needs. Sessions available by appointment only. Please contact Ms. Linda for more information (314) 601-1067. Age

18+

Fee

Call for details

Location

NCRC

Group Personal Training

Includes light weights, low impact cardio, stretching & toning moves. All fitness classes are drop in. Call (314) 615-8840 for more information. Age

18+

Day

Tuesdays Saturdays

Boot Camp

Want to firm it up? Then get in here and let’s get started! This is a no-fuss, high energy, muscle-conditioning class that tones and shapes your hips, thighs, butts and abdomen. Advance registration is appreciated; please contact Jacob Scruggs at jscruggs@stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8782. Age

Fee

Location

18+

See STV Pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

M/W

Saturday

Ongoing Ongoing

5:30-6:30 p.m. 9-10 a.m.

Zumba

Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latininspired, calorie-burning dance fitness part that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Advance registration is appreciated; please contact Jacob Scruggs at jscruggs@ stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8782. Age

Fee

Location

18+

See STV Pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

T / Th

Ongoing

6-7 p.m.

Slide Dancing

Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latininspired, calorie-burning dance fitness part that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Advance registration is appreciated; please contact Jacob Scruggs at jscruggs@ stlouisco.com or (314) 615-8782. Age

18+

Day

Fridays

Fee

See STV Pricing Date

Ongoing

Location

STV

Zumba

Fee

$5/class Date

Ongoing Ongoing

Location

NCRC time

5:30-6:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-Noon

Come join us for a high energy, fun workout. Zumba is a cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. All fitness classes are drop in. Call (314) 615-8840 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

time

Saturdays

Ongoing

Wednesdays Ongoing

6-7 p.m.

10-11 a.m.

Strong by Zumba

“Strong by Zumba” combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. All fitness classes are drop in. Call (314) 6158840 for more information. Age

18+

Day

Tuesdays

Fee

$5/class Date

Ongoing

Location

NCRC time

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Bootcamp Fitness

This intense class includes cardio, strength, calisthenics, PLYO, agility, and toning. Burn Those Calories Away! All fitness classes are drop in. Call (314) 615-8840 for more information. Age

18+

Day

Saturdays

Fee

$10/class Date

Ongoing

Location

NCRC time

8-10 a.m.

Time

6-7:30 p.m.

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the pavilion at lemay National Walking Day

Did you know walking 30 minutes a day can improve your quality of life? Get out today and walk for FREE inside all day at The Pavilion at Lemay. Please sign in at the Front Desk. Age

Fee

Location

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. No preregistration required – sign in at the front desk. New students should call Kym Huie at (314) 471-7214 before first class. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

PAL

18+

$8/class

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

4/1

6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Fitness Center Orientations

The Pavilion at Lemay wants you to have an enjoyable, safe and effective workout and utilize the facility to its fullest potential. One hour fitness orientations are available for those interested in learning how to operate the fitness equipment and to answer any questions you may have. Please call Erick Hahn, our Certified Personal Trainer, at (314) 498-3518 to schedule an appointment -- this is FREE for members! Age

Fee

14+

Day

Free for Members; $7/Non-Member

PAL

Ongoing

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

Date

M - Th

Location

Time

Personal Training

The Pavilion at Lemay offers personal training for both individuals and small groups. Workouts are custom made for each client and their fitness goals. Please call Erick Hahn our Certified Personal Trainer at (314) 498-3518 to schedule your appointment. Age

Fee

Location

14+

Varies

PAL

Day

Date

Time

By appointment

Synergy I & 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. The beginner class takes into consideration the needs of those just starting the program and provides a lower intensity workout than the intermediate class. The class is taught by a certified personal trainer. No preregistration required. Sign in at the Front Desk. Age

Fee

18+

$5/members; $7/nonmember

level

day/dates

Synergy I Synergy II

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T & Th Ongoing M & W Ongoing

Location

PAL

Time

9-9:45 a.m. 8-8:45 a.m.

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

Thursdays

Thursdays

Ongoing

Ongoing

10:30-11:30 a.m. 7-8 p.m.

Zumba

Zumba combines dance and aerobic movements with energetic music to get your heart rate up while having fun. No preregistration required. Sign in at the Front Desk. Age

18+

Day

Thursdays

Fee

Location

$5/members; $7/ non-member

PAL

Ongoing

5:30-6:20 p.m.

Date

Time

Beginner Tai Chi

Kym Huie instructs Beginner Tai Chi classes at The Pavilion. Tai Chi improves circulation, stability and overall health. Bring a towel and wear loose comfortable clothing. No preregistration required – sign in at the Front Desk. New students should call Kym Huie at (314) 471-7214 before first class. Age

18+

Day

Thursday

Fee

Location

$8/class

PAL

Date

Time

Call for dates

1-2 p.m.

Intermediate Tai Chi

Kym Huie instructs Intermediate Tai Chi classes at The Pavilion. Tai Chi improves circulation, stability and overall health. Bring a towel and wear loose comfortable clothing. No preregistration required – sign in at the Front Desk. New students should call Kym Huie at (314) 471-7214 before first class. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$8/class

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

Call for dates

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


Greensfelder Rec Complex Yoga at Greensfelder Recreation Complex

Relax, calm your mind and experience a 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. Classes will be held outdoors or indoors depending on the weather. Bring a yoga mat, a foam block and yoga strap. Call St. Louis Community College - Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

18+

Fee

Call for details

Location

GRC/Queeny Park

Youth Dance-Ballet/Tap I

Beginner of ½ hour classical ballet & ½ hour tap. Age

Fee

9-12

$50

Day

Monday

Gateway Dance Conservatory of St. Louis

Gateway Dance Studio makes their home at The Pavilion at Lemay. Children and Adult classes are offered for all levels of dancers from beginner to advanced. Types of dance include Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Contemporary. For more information please contact Artistic Director Jennifer Story at (314) 482-4197 or email gatewaydanceconservatory@yahoo.com or website gatewayconservatory.org Age

Fee

Location

3-Adult

Call for details

PAL

Day

Date

Time

Call for schedule

Footnotes Dance Company

Footnotes Dance Company offers dance programs for individuals at the Affton Community Center. Registration takes place in person on the first night of each session with the instructors. Call (314) 603-0833 or (314) 537-2552 with any questions.

Tiny Tot Dance

Program designed to increase your child’s creativity, imagination and coordination. Wear comfortable clothes or dance attire, socks and shoes or ballet slippers. Potty-trained children ages 3-5 only. Age

Fee

Location

3-5

$50

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/16-5/4

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet and Tap

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

Fee

Location

6-8

$50

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/16-5/4

6:30-7:30 p.m.

ACC

Time

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Youth Dance-Ballet/Tap II

Intensive ballet & tap class. Age

Fee

13+

$50

Day

Monday

Dance

Date

3/16-5/4

Location

Date

3/16-5/4

Location

ACC

Time

8-9 p.m.

Youth Dance-Jazz

Beginner & intermediate class focusing on technique, coordination & rhythm. Designed to be taken with Ballet/Tap I or II. Age

Fee

8-12

$25

Day

Monday

Date

3/16-5/4

Location

ACC

Time

7:30-8 p.m.

Adult Dance-Ballet/Tap

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

Fee

18+

Day

$50

Monday

Date

3/16-5/4

Location

ACC

Time

7:30-8:30 p.m.

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

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young at heart

Affton Community Center Senior Chair Yoga

Enjoy a flowing yoga and ballet fusion set entirely to stimulating music. Focus on breath, posture, meditation, flexibility, movement and stress relief. Start or end your day feeling positive, refreshed and energized. Please call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to register. Age

Fee

Location

55+

$69/Session

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday Monday

3/25 - 5/13 6/1 - 7/20

2-2:45 p.m.

11-11:45 p.m.

Senior Barre

Explore a fun, effective way to develop balance, posture, coordination, flexibility and strength based on your individual needs. Participate while standing or seated with music, traditional terminology and a focus on achieving wellness goals. Classes taught by area professional dancers so you can see the proper technique performed and learn correct body placement. Please call St. Louis Community College at (314) 984-7777 to check upcoming dates or to register. Age

Fee

55+

Day

$69/session

Wednesday

Date

6/3 - 7/22

Location

ACC

Time

11:15 a.m.-Noon

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba for active older adults and beginners that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. This is a drop in continuing class. Call (314) 6158822 for more information. Age

40+

Day

Tuesday Friday

Fee

$5/Class Date

Ongoing Ongoing

Location

ACC

Time

11-11:45 a.m.

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Chair Exercise

This workout program is centered on chairs and includes stretching, muscle and strength building. $25/6-class punch card available for purchase with instructor before class. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

40+

Day

Spring & Summer 2020 Activity Guide

$25/6 class punch card Date

Location

ACC

Time

Monday

Ongoing

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday

Ongoing

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Wednesday

Ongoing

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Line Dancing: Beginner

Line dancing provides heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise, while allowing you to engage in a social activity. No partner needed. Sessions are six weeks. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information or to check upcoming dates. Age

60+

Day

Friday

Fee

$36/6 class session Date

Call for dates

Location

ACC

Time

2-3 p.m.

Line Dancing: Intermediate

Step it up a notch and learn more intermediate and advance line dances incorporating swing, Latin, rhumba, tango, waltz, and ballroom movements. Must attend Beginner class first. Sessions are 6 weeks. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information or to check upcoming dates. Age

Fee

Location

60+

$36/6 class session

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

Call for dates

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Senior Cardio

Aerobic movement class ending with a calming stretch. This is a drop in continuing class. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$5/Class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

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Fee

Ongoing

11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.


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Zumba Gold

Perfect class for older adults and beginners that offers lower intensity workout focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. No pre-registration required. Sign in at the Front Desk. Age

Fee

50+

St. Louis Oasis Programs

At the pavilion at lemay

Oasis has partnered with St. Louis County Parks to offer a variety of programs at The Pavilion at Lemay. Pick up the Spring/Summer 2020 Oasis Program Guide and discover programs for the mind and body. Register for all programs by calling (314) 862-4859 ext. 24 or visit stloasis.org. Age

Fee

Location

50+

Call for fees

PAL

Program

Date

Time

The Mountain Men of Missouri and Beyond

3/4

10 a.m.-Noon

Kiowa Culture

3/11

10-11:30 a.m.

Doris Day: All –American Girl

3/18

10-11:30 a.m.

3/25

10 a.m.-Noon

Home, Smart Home

4/15

10 a.m.-Noon

St. Louis Baseball – Little Leagues to Major Leagues

Senior Prom 

Prom season is here! Dress up in your formal attire, enjoy a delicious meal and dance the evening away. There will be a photo booth with props so you can take home a fun souvenir of the evening. Register online or by calling (314) 615-8877. Age

50+

Day

Friday

Fee

Location

$20/person $30/couple

PAL

4/17

5:30-8 p.m.

Date

Time

Thursday Morning Line Dance Club with Mila

Join the “cool kids” every Thursday morning and have fun and get healthy line dancing with Instructor Mila! No partner needed. No registration required. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$2/person

PAL

Level

day

Time

Beginner

Thursdays

10 a.m.

Improver

Thursdays

11 a.m.

Day

M&W

Location

$5/members; $7/ non-member

PAL

Ongoing

9-10 a.m.

Date

Time

Senior Strength

This class is designed to improve range of motion, flexibility, cardio conditioning as well as muscular and core strength. Chairs, bands and light weights will be used. No preregistration required. Sign in at the Front Desk. Age

Fee

50+

Day

M&W

Location

Free for Members; $7/Non-Member

PAL

Ongoing

10-10:45 a.m.

Date

Time

Free Memberships!

St. Louis County Parks is proud to partner with Renew Active and SilverSneakers to offer FREE memberships at FOUR locations. Most (not all) people who are eligible are senior citizens. To see if you are eligible, check with your insurance provider or one of the recreation complexes listed below.

The Pavilion at Lemay 305 Gregg Road (In Jefferson Barracks Park) St. Louis, MO 63125 (314) 615-8877 North County Recreation Complex 2577 Redman Road St. Louis, MO 63136 (314) 615-8840 St Vincent Community Center 7335 St Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63133 (314) 615-8STV (8788) Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road St. Louis, MO 63123 (314) 615-8822

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Affton Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 • (314) 615-8822 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/affton •

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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.

Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Closed Facility Fees

Daily usage fee

Daily Senior’s usage fee (65+) 15 Visit Card

Fitness Room

The fitness room has seven dual fitness stations, two recumbent bikes, three treadmills, a low impact tread master, elliptical and free weights. An adult must accompany those under 16 years old. Call (314) 615-8822 for fees.

Meeting Room Rental

$4 $3 $20

Pickleball

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). Open play sessions held Monday-Saturday. See page 37 for times. Cost is $2/person/session.

Each room accommodates 60 people theater style or 40 banquet style. Combined, the rooms can accommodate 120 people theater style or 80 people banquet style. Food prep area and covered patio are available for an extra fee. Call (314) 615-8822 for availability and fees.

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

7,200 square feet of open space with maple floor may be used for a variety of events including sports leagues, trivia nights, mouse races and other special events. Call (314) 6158822 for availability and fees.

Playground

Neighborhood playground designed for children 12 years and under that includes two slides and several climbing structures. Covered 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

Affton Community Center is your Community Center! We offer several fitness activities designed to encourage better health for the entire family. We accept Silver Sneakers and Renew Active for our fitness room and pickleball.

Sports & Activities

Get out of the cold/heat and walk in the gym for FREE! Please sign in at the front desk. Monday - Friday from 8-9 a.m. Adult Volleyball Pick-Up Games year around every Monday evening from 6:00-8p.m. $5/person or $24/6 session card.

Educational

Visit our Lending Library at Affton Community Center. It’s simple – take a book, leave a book. Help us build a sense of community, promote literacy and inspire readers!

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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 • Follow us!

General Information

St. Vincent Community Center is located in St. Vincent Park and offers a community room, multi-purpose gymnasium, a fitness room, a fitness trail designed to be accessible to people of all abilities, athletic fields, trails, picnic sites and shelter, playground and tennis courts.

Indoor Facility Hours Monday - Friday Saturday & Sunday

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

Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day Facility Fees

Annual Membership

$30

Daily usage fee

$4

Senior Annual Membership (65+) $20 Daily Senior’s usage fee (65+)

$3

Water Park

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

Hours

May 23–September 7, 2020 Sunday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. August 15-September 7 Saturdays & Sundays only, Noon-6 p.m. Season pass

Family Pass

$150 ($25/additional family member)

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $40 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old)

$60

Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$30

Daily Admission Fees

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $3 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old) Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$4

Fitness Room

Our fitness room has 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. A variety of equipment is available for use by participants. A picture I.D. is required to sign out equipment. Children without identification may put a deposit on items. Equipment available includes: basketballs, volleyball nets and balls, baseball bases and bats.

Meeting Room Rental

Our meeting room can accommodate up to 55 people and is perfect for meetings, parties and classes. A sink, microwave and refrigerator are available for use as well as tables and chairs. To reserve the community room application must be made two week prior to date requested. Call for availability and pricing.

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

The gymnasium offers one full size or two small basketball courts (1/2 courts), two full size volleyball courts, setup for badminton, indoor soccer and a variety of other activities. The gym is also available for rent when not in use for programs. The space can be divided for multiple activities. The room will hold a maximum of 500 people. Open Gym - Basketball for adults age 18 and over. Come hone your skills or get involved in a pick-up game. Runs year-round, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $2/visit. Free Walking is offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

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.

Athletic Fields and Equipment

St. Louis County Parks’ athletics fields are available for rent. All fields are based on securing a field permit and on availability. Information may be obtained by contacting Jacob Scruggs at the St. Vincent Community Center at (314) 615-8782 or by email at JScruggs@stlouisco.com.

$3

Ages 3 years old and younger are free with a paying adult patron age 18 and over.

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Kennedy Recreation Complex 6050 Wells Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 • (314) 615-5572 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/krc •

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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. Call (314) 615-5572 for availability and fees.

Indoor Facility Hours

Varies by season - call for details

Pool

Kennedy Recreation Center has an olympic-sized pool and a small baby pool. Visit our website or call us at (314) 6155572 for more information.

Hours

May 23–August 9, 2020 (Closed May 26-29 for training) Sunday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

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. The ice rink is available for evening rentals. -Call (314) 615-5572 for availability and fees.

Golf Course

Quail Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole championship par 72 golf course that is open to the public. Complete with driving range, pro shop and full service restaurant and bar. Call (314) 487-1988 for more information. Season pass

Family Pass

$150 (Maximum-five family members living in same household; $25/each additional family member)

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $40 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old)

$60

Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$30

Daily Admission Fees

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $3 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old) Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$4 $3

Ages 3 years old and younger are free with a paying adult patron age 18 and over. Limit two free children per paid adult in swim attire.

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Swim Groups

The number of groups per day is limited. Children’s groups (5-16) must have at least one counselor in swim attire for every ten children. Younger children groups (4 and under) must have at least one counselor in swim attire for every five children. Groups must notify the recreation supervisor if they are planning to attend in advance by calling 314-6155572, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lap Swimming

Our pool offers lap swimming on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-6 p.m for all ages. We also offer a special senior lap swim for those 50+ on Fridays (June 5-July 31) from 10-11:30 a.m. Regular pool admission applies.


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

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General Information

Greensfelder Recreation Complex is located in the 569-acre Queeny Park and features the Recreation Complex, dog park, tennis courts, fishing, trails, picnic sites and hayrides.

Facility Hours

Office: Monday - Friday Saturday/Sunday/Holidays

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

Facility: Varies by season - call for details

Camp Queeny

Fun in the sun this summer! Kids will make memories for a lifetime at Camp Queeny. Join us for 10 full weeks of activities including field trips (one per session), sports, nature activities, arts & crafts and special events. See page 12 for more information.

Party/Meeting Room Rental

2 rooms, 36 ft. by 45 ft., with seating capacity of 50 people each. Rooms can be combined to create a larger space for reunions, showers, or meetings. Call (314) 615-8472 for availability and fees. Arena Rental - Indoor 220 ft by 85 ft floor space with bleacher seating for 1800 people. This air conditioned facility is available from March 9 to Sept. 16. Call (314) 6158472 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. The ice rink is available for private rental from October 5, 2019 February 23, 2020. Call (314) 615-8472.

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.

Roller Hockey

Midwest Sports Hockey offers league play for adults and children and camp for children. Call (636) 230-6466.

Dog Park

Tails and Trails Dog Park in Queeny Park is an off-leash, 5-acre park with 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. It is located on the Mason Rd. side of Queeny Park. Tails and Trails is open each day from 7:00 a.m.-Sunset except 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.

Get an up-to-date rainout status for the dog park. Call (314) 615-RAIN.

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North County Recreation Complex 2577 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63136 • (314) 615-8840 • www.stlouisco.com/parks/ncrc •

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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.

Indoor Facility Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Noon-5 p.m. Facility Fees

Children (4 – 12)

$3/visit; $175/year

Adult (13+)

$5/visit; $300/year

Senior (65+)

$3/visit; $175/year

Family Yearly Membership (up to 4 people; no more than 2 adults)

$500 (Additional Family Member $50)

Water Park

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

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.

Our water park features include a tot pool, interactive play structure, family otter slide, basketball/volleyball area, three lap lanes, 1-meter diving board, lazy river, drop slide and water slide.

Programs for Seniors

Hours

Fitness Classes

May 23–August 9, 2020 (Closed May 26-29 for training) Sunday-Saturday, Noon-6 p.m. August 15-September 7 Saturdays & Sundays only, Noon-6 p.m. Season pass

Family Pass

$175 (Maximum-four family members. No more than two adults; $25/each additional family member)

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $60 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old)

$75

Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$60

Daily Admission Fees

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $4 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old) Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$5 $4

Ages 3 years old and younger are free with a paying adult patron age 18 and over.

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We offer a variety of programs for those in our community who are “Young at Heart.” Call or visit our website for more information! We along with our partners, offer a variety of fitness classes for all levels of fitness. Call or visit our website for more information on the classes we offer.

Sports & Activities

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

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.


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.

Water Park Fees Season pass

Family Pass

$175 (Maximum-four family members. No more than two adults; $25/each additional family member)

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $60

Indoor Facility Hours

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Noon-6 p.m. Facility Fees

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Children (4 – 12)

$3/visit; $175/year

Adult (13+)

$5/visit; $300/year

Senior (65+)

$3/visit; $175/year

Family Yearly Membership (up to 4 people; no more than 2 adults)

$500 (Additional Family Member $50)

Water Park

Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old)

$75

Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$60

Daily Admission Fees

Children (Ages 4 – 12 years old) $4 Adults (Ages 13 – 64 years old) Seniors (Ages 65 and older)

$5 $4

Ages 3 years old and younger are free with a paying adult patron age 18 and over.

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.

Our aquatic center features a deep water pool with a slide, diving board, diving platform and climbing wall; lap lanes; a wet deck area; lazy river and a tot area with play structure. There is also a party room, locker room and a concession stand.

Meeting & Event Room Rental

Hours

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.

May 23 - May 25, 2020 (Closed May 26-29, 2020) Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Noon-6 p.m. Memorial Day Noon-6 p.m. May 30 - August 23, 2020 Monday - Friday Noon-6 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Noon-6 p.m.

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

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.

August 24 - September 7, 2020 Monday - Friday Closed Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday Noon-6 p.m. Labor Day Noon-6 p.m.

We offer free indoor walking Monday - Friday: 9-10 a.m.

The Pavilion and Pool will close at 4 p.m. July 3 and 4.

Tot Care

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. 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.


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 Child (4 -12) $2 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. 52

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Event Rental The Bissell property includes the Bissell Barn and the Bissell Garden which are perfect for weddings, parties or other small events. For additional information about these venues call (314) 615-4FUN or visit our website.


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 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 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 complex, 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

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.

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.

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 See page 33 for $3 per person; (24 person min. or $72) information on our educational field trips for Hayride Tours schools and groups. $120 per ride.

Become a Volunteer

Share your knowledge and love of history by volunteering in one of St. Louis County’s oldest and most historic parks. We rely on volunteers to keep our museums and gift shop open and to keep our grounds looking beautiful. To learn how you can become a JB volunteer, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks/vol or call (314) 615-8800. 54

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Discover more! Take a digital tour of the park – look for signs at the park with QR codes to scan with your phone and access info on sites within Jefferson Barracks. (http://arcg.is/1e89CK)


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. Louis County. 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/person or $5 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 $90. 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 have been saved from demolition and preserved by Park staff. Spanning a period from the early 1800s 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 four-hour “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. 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 TEmmons@stlouisco. com.

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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 per person (minimum of 10 people) and are available by appointment only. Call (314) 615-8328 or email TEmmons@stlouisco. com for more information.

Events Faust Park hosts a variety of events including open houses, Parks Food Truck Fest, Summer Concert Series and Olden Days of Summer that is perfect for kids! Later in the season are History Hayrides and the Faust Folklife 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.


Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park 120 N. Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 • (314) 822-8359 • www.ebsworthpark.org PRESERVE. TEACH. INSPIRE.

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park (Kraus House) is a unique and significant residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely considered the greatest American architect. Wright designed the house for Russell and Ruth Kraus in 1951, the first of only five Wright-designed properties in Missouri. The Kraus House is an excellent example of Wright’s democratic vision, intended to provide middle-class Americans with beautiful architecture at an affordable cost. The home is notable for its architectural integrityand original Wright-designed furnishings and fabrics. With a floor plan composed of two intersecting parallelograms, it is considered one of Wright’s most geometrically complex homes. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of its significance in American architecture.

VISIT

Tours of the FLWHEP offer an opportunity to learn about the Krauses and the design, construction, and restoration of their ‘little gem’. Guests gain insight into Wright’s architectural principles and his influence on architecture that continues today. Tours are offered year-round. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. All tours are led by a trained docent and last approximately one hour. The FLWHEP also welcomes private groups and field trips for students fourth grade and above. Visit www.ebsworthpark.org to view the tour schedule and purchase tickets.

The FLWHEP, a nonprofit preservation organization, purchased the property in 2001 and donated it to St. Louis County. The FLWHEP offers a variety of educational programming on architecture and design including tours, exhibits, lectures, and special events.

Become a Member

FLWHEP members received free tours of the house, memberonly special events, and reserved seating at community programs. At some levels, membership also includes reciprocal benefits at Wright properties across the U.S. including sites such as the Guggenheim and Fallingwater. Become a member today at www.ebsworthpark.org.

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LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK Engaging the community through art and nature 12580 Rott Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63127 • (314) 615-5278 • wwww.laumeier.org

General Information Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the oldest and largest dedicated sculpture parks in the country. Laumeier is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in the heart of St. Louis County. Laumeier serves 300,000 visitors of all ages each year through sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.

Educational Programs & Activities Laumeier offers a variety of educational programs for all ages. Multi-day Clay Classes for youth, teens and adults are designed to provide participants with the freedom to explore their own potential and creativity. One-day Family Workshops are a collaborative way for families to spend quality and creative time together. Children— along with a favorite grownup!—explore art and nature, develop a meaningful bond and create memories to last a lifetime. Monthly Makers Nights feature a different local artist or arts organization for an evening of art-making for teens and adults. Laumeier’s Conversation Series offers free, informal art and nature learning opportunities for adult audiences. Coffee and cocktail events encourage participants to discuss topics in a relaxed atmosphere. Laumeier’s In-Residence Program brings different forms of social and intellectual artistic practice into the public spaces of the Park as a complement to our thematic exhibitions and provides opportunities for local artists to engage with the community through workshops, events and discussions. Visit www.laumeier.org for more information. 58

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Hours & Pricing Laumeier is open daily from 8 a.m.–30 minutes past sunset. The Aronson Fine Arts Center is open daily from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Park is free and open to the public year-round, with the exception of special events. Tours for Individuals are held on the First Sundays, May– October / 2:00–3:00 p.m. $5 per person, ages 4 and up; Laumeier Members are FREE

Become a Member of Laumeier

Laumeier Members enjoy a variety of benefits including discounts on education programs (Art Camps and Classes). Members also receive free admission to the Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day weekend, free admission to monthly Walking Tours, private event rental opportunities (exclusive to Laumeier Members!) a 10% discount in Gracie’s Shop and more!

Upcoming Exhibition

Mark Dion: Follies Indoor Exhibition / February 15 – May 24, 2020 Whitaker Foundation Gallery, Aronson Fine Arts Center

Event Rentals

Laumeier offers unique indoor and outdoor rental spaces set among the Park’s 105 acres and 65 large-scale sculptures, for anywhere from 50–500 guests! Laumeier is perfect for wedding ceremonies, receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings and events, family reunions, picnics and similar affairs. Photo opportunities are endless! Visit www. laumeier.org/event-rentals for more information and pricing.


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Special Events Spring/Summer 2020

April

May

June

July

Hurry Up! I Want Cake! Lecture April 4 Faust Park

Gourmet Outdoor Grilling May 2 Queeny Park

Touch a Truck Event June 5 Jefferson Barracks Park

JB Blast July 3 Jefferson Barracks Park

Farm Friday May 15 Suson Park

35th Anniversary Musical Celebration June 6 Jefferson Barracks Park

Kids Fish & Swim July 8 Suson Park

Disc Golf Tournament April 11 Jefferson Barracks Park Sports Trivia Night April 17 North County Rec Plex WWII Weekend April 24-26 Jefferson Barracks Park Night in the Wild Camping April 25 Lone Elk Park

Cowboy Dinner Trail Ride May 16 Greensfelder Park MLB Pitch, Hit & Run May 19 Ohlendorf Park Food Truck Fest Pool Party May 28 St. Vincent Community Center

Cliff Cave Capers June 10 Cliff Cave Park

Adult Dodgeball Tournament July 18 North County Rec Plex

Ninja Challenge June 13 St. Louis Carousel

Affton Flea Market July 18 Affton Community Center

Father’s Day Float June 23 Meramec River

Night Out at Laumeier July 24 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Profile for St. Louis County Parks

St. Louis County Parks Spring/Summer 2020 Activity Guide  

See what's happening in your St. Louis County Parks this spring and summer!

St. Louis County Parks Spring/Summer 2020 Activity Guide  

See what's happening in your St. Louis County Parks this spring and summer!

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