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Activity Guide Spring/ Summer 2014

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Where Fun Comes Naturally!


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

Our Mission

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

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

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Contents What’s Inside...

At a Glance Calendar

3

Affton Community Center

42

FEAST in the Park

Special Events

5

Kennedy Recreation Complex

43

The Great Outdoors

9

Greensfelder Rec. Complex

44

15

St. Vincent Community Ctr.

45

Page 7

Kids Korner

Go Ape Coupon

Scouts & Youth Groups

17

North County Rec. Complex

46

Summer Fun Camps

18

Bissell House

47

Swimming & Splashing

21

Museum of Transportation

48

Medley

23

St. Louis Carousel

49

Gardening Programs

26

Fort Belle Fontaine

50

Park Locations

27

Historic Village @ Faust Park

51

29

Thornhill @ Faust Park

52

Page 17

Music/Fairs/Fesivals/Shows

Fountains & Pools

Health, Wellness & Fitness

Jefferson Barracks Museums

53

Weddings/Shelters

54

Page 5

Automobile Series

Page 8

Gone Fishin’ Page 13

NEW Water Trails Page 13

Creation Station Page 17

Children’s Garden Club

Page 22

Man’s Best Friend Page 24

Athletic Fields Page 35

Field Trips

31

Volunteer Opportunities

34

Dance

35

Sports

37

Educational Programs

40

Pages 41

ACC GRC KRC MOT NCR STV

Location Guide

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

Photography Policy

Additional Copies

Job Opportunities

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

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

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

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Calendar of Events March

2

Farm Friday Suson Park.............................15

3

Scavenge Through the Night Laumeier...................................8

1

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

June

15

2nd Rangers Training Jefferson Barracks...................6

17

St. Patty’s Day Float Meramec River........................11

Brunch Bike Ride Creve Coeur Park...................10

3

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

20

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Family Fishing Derby NCRC.....................................13

6

FEAST in the Park Laumeier...................................5

22

Breakfast Hike Lone Elk Park.........................10

Children’s Garden Club Jefferson Barracks Park.........17

29

Historic Village Open House (through 3/30) - Faust Park.....6

Magic & Circus Workshop ACC........................................19

April

Farm Friday Suson Park.............................15 7

All Ford Car Show MOT..........................................7

4

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s.............................17

4

Baseball D.A.R.E Dance ACC........................................15

9

Art Fair @ Laumeier (through 5/11) - Laumeier.....................29

Bissell House Swap Meet (through 6/8)-Bissell House...25

5

Mustang Round-Up MOT..........................................7

10

Thornhill Open House (through 5/11) - Faust Park.....6

Fabulous Finds Flea Market KRC........................................25

Catch & Keep Bass Fishing Lone Elk Park.........................13

Alpine Tower Open Climb Greensfelder Park..................23

8

History Hayride Ft. Belle..................................41

Children’s Garden Club Haefners.................................17

North County Sneaker Expo NCRC.....................................25

10

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

Train Your Brain to Read (through 4/6) -MOT................24

11

Moms Ride Free! St. Louis Carousel..................30

12

FEAST in the Park Faust Park................................5

Twice as Nice Flea Market NCRC.....................................25

16

Farm Friday Suson Park.............................15

13

Full Moon Bike/Walk/Paddle Creve Coeur Park............. 10/12

6

Fords through the 1950s MOT..........................................7

Middle School Dance NCRC.....................................16

11

Adult Easter Egg Hunt (through 4/12) - JB Park..........8

Yappy Night Dog Walk Queeny Park...........................24

12

Easter Egg Hunt STV.........................................16

19

17

Olden Days of Summer Faust Park..............................15 14

Singles Beach Party Creve Coeur Park.....................7

Thornhill Open House (through 5/18) - Faust Park.....6

Biking in the Moonlight Grant’s Trail............................10

Vertical Vistas Queeny Park...........................23

Pumpers & Pistons MOT..........................................7

St. Vincent Flea Market STV.........................................25

Egg-stravaganza NCRC.....................................16

South County Flea Market ACC........................................25

Country Sounds by the Barn Suson Park.............................30

South County Flea Market ACC........................................25

18

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

25

WWII Weekend (through 4/27) Jefferson Barracks Park...........6

19

Legend of Lone Elk Park Lone Elk Park.........................10

Dads Ride Free! St. Louis Carousel..................30

26

Historic Village Open House (through 4/27) - Faust Park.....6

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

24

Upland Prairie Walk Ft. Belle....................................9

Night in the Wild - Camping Lone Elk Park...........................9

28

FEAST in the Park Jefferson Barracks Park...........5

31

Summer Pool Party STV Pool.................................21

19

Tasting from the Garden Queeny Park.............................6

Conversation Series Laumeier................................40

20

Farm Friday Suson Park.............................15

Sky Watch - Meteor Showers Cliff Cave Park.........................9

17

Father’s Day Car Show MOT..........................................7

WWII Canteen Dance Jefferson Barracks Park...........8

May 2

15

FEAST in the Park Tilles Park.................................5 Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29


20

Middle School Pool Party NCRC.....................................16

18

Middle School Dance NCRC.....................................16

16

Middle School Pool Party NCRC.....................................16

Puppets Galore St. Louis Carousel..................16

19

Scavenge Through the Night Jefferson Barracks Park.........24

17

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Historic Village Open House (through 6/22) - Faust Park.....6

20

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

19

FEAST in the Park Tilles Park.................................5

Drive-In Movie Night KRC Pool..................................7

22

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

23

Historic Village Open House (through 8/24) - Faust Park.....6

24

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

23

FEAST in the Park Creve Coeur Park.....................5

27

FEAST in the Park Creve Coeur Park.....................5

25

FEAST in the Park Creve Coeur Park.....................5

24

Conversation Series Laumeier................................40

28

Conversation Series Laumeier................................40

26

Conversation Series Laumeier.................................40

26

Historic Village Open House (through 7/27) - Faust Park.....6

27

Poker Paddle Creve Coeur Lake...................12

21

Olden Days of Summer Faust Park...............................15 Pool Party Movie Night NCRC Pool.............................21 28

Historic Village Open House (through 6/29) - Faust Park.....6

July

29

September

Water Trail Grand Opening Creve Coeur Lake..................13

5

FEAST in the Park Laumeier...................................5

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

6

Moonlight Madness Trail Run Queeny Park..........................10 Full Moon Bike/Walk/Paddle Creve Coeur Park..............10/12

August 1

FEAST in the Park Laumeier...................................5

Biking in the Moonlight St. Vincent Park......................10

2

Children’s Garden Club Faust Park..............................17

Living History Hayride Jefferson Barracks Park..........41

6

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Summer Pool Party STV Pool.................................21

8

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

Twice as Nice Flea Market NCRC.....................................25

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

10

FEAST in the Park Faust Park................................5

3

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Living History Hayride Jefferson Barracks Park..........41

11

Full Moon Bike/Walk/Paddle Creve Coeur Park..............10/12

5

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

11

FEAST in the Park Faust Park................................5

National Night Out Spanish Lake Park.................30

12

Farm Friday Suson Park.............................15

Olden Days of Summer Faust Park..............................15 Yappy Night Dog Walk Queeny Park...........................24 12

15

6

Full Moon Bike/Walk/Paddle Simpson Park....................10/12

7

Grandparents Ride Free! St. Louis Carousel..................30

FEAST in the Park NCRC.......................................5

Children’s Garden Club Sherwood’s.............................17

Back-to-School Pool Party NCRC Pool.............................21

Yappy Night Dog Walk Queeny Park...........................24

Overnight Fishing Simpson Park.........................13

9

Elmwood Day King Park................................30

Cliff Cave Capers Cliff Cave Park.......................16

12

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

Children’s Garden Club Chesterfield Valley Nursery....17

14

FEAST in the Park Faust Park................................5

15

Walking Tour Laumeier.................................40

Country Sounds by the Barn Suson Park.............................30

15

Sky Watch - Meteor Showers Sioux Passage.........................9

16

FEAST in the Park Tilles Park.................................5

FEAST in the Park Tilles Park.................................5

16

Full Moon Bike/Walk/Paddle Simpson Park....................10/12

19

Puppets Galore St. Louis Carousel..................16

Biking in the Moonlight Creve Coeur Park...................10

24

FEAST in the Park Creve Coeur Park.....................5

Summer Concert Series Faust Park..............................29

13

Better Bird Feeding Suson Park.............................24 “Scooby-Doo” Movie Night Queeny Park............................7


Fun for kids of all ages!

Special Events FEAST in the Park

Follow the caravan of various mobile menus and join family and friends for dinner in your beautiful St. Louis County Parks. Food trucks are taking the County by storm and each operator offers a small signature menu that is uniquely different. Event includes free live music (check our website for a list of entertainers). Event is open from 5 - 8 p.m., bands play from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit stlouisco/parks or call (314) 615-4386. No coolers allowed. Date

Location

Band

Date

Location

5/28

Jefferson Barracks Park (museums will be open)

Cosmic Cowboy

8/6

Power Play

6/6

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Letter to Memphis

NCRC (check out our new aquatic center*)

6/12

Faust Park

Power Play

8/14

Faust Park

The Ralph Butler Duo

6/17

Tilles Park

The Steve Ewing Duo

8/19

Tilles Park

Fanfare

6/25

Creve Coeur Park

Bob Kuban Band

8/27

Creve Coeur Park

7/10

Faust Park

Hudson & the Hoodoo Cats

Scott Laytham & Tricky Holmes

7/15

Tilles Park

Scott Laytham & Tricky Holmes

9/5

Laumeier Sculpture Park

The Steve Ewing Duo

9/11

Faust Park

Fanfare

7/23

Creve Coeur Park

The Soulard Blues Band

9/16

Tilles Park

Bob Kuban Band

8/1

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Hudson & the Hoodoo Cats

9/24

Creve Coeur Park

The Ralph Butler Duo

10/2

Queeny Park

The Soulard Blues Band

* Admission may apply for pool users

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

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2nd Rangers Training Weekend

Watch while the 2nd Ranger Battalion of St. Louis prepares their troops for World War II Weekend. The Rangers will present their “Camp of Instruction” for the new recruits so they will know how to drill, march, clean a rifle, set-up tents and muster up for chow as a unit should. You and your family can watch while the “old dogs” teach those “wet-behind-the-ear newbies” what a soldier did day-to-day 60 years ago. Call (314) 544-5714 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/15

7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tasting from the Garden

Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful Jarville Gardens while learning from expert gardeners. Workshops will include harvesting from your landscape, herbs, composting and recycling. The evening will also include a silent auction to benefit the Children’s Garden Club. Food trucks will be on hand to provide food and drink during the event. Call (314) 615-8344 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

6/19

5 - 8 p.m.

Faust Historic Village Open House

WWII Weekend

Stroll through the military camps and talk with re-enactors representing the troops and armies of WWII. The weekend begins on Friday with tours available in the living history camps from 1 - 3 p.m. Learn about the uniforms, weapons and equipment. Battles re-enactments will take place on Saturday and Sunday. A fun and educational event for the entire family. E-mail jmagurany@stlouisco. com or call (314) 544-5714 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

F/Sa/Su

4/25-4/27

Thornhill Open House

The month of May at Faust Park will feature four opportunities to visit the estate of Missouri’s second governor, Frederick Bates. Drive a short distance down the gravel road behind the Butterfly House to get a glimpse inside the house built nearly 200 years ago and listed on the National Historic Register. Period dressed guides will greet guests and offer free tours of the estate that Governor Bates named Thornhill. Call (314) 615-8328 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Thornhill Grounds

Day

Date

Time

Sa. - Su.

5/10-5/11

1 - 5 p.m.

Sa. - Su.

5/17-5/18

1 - 5 p.m.

The 19th-century structures and heritage gardens of Faust Park will be open to visitors on select weekends. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions. On April 26-27 beautiful historic quilts and textiles will be displayed. Call (314) 615-8328 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Sa. - Su.

3/29-3/30

1 - 5 p.m.

Sa - Su.

4/26-4/27

1 - 5 p.m.

Sa - Su.

6/21-6/22

1 - 5 p.m.

Sa - Su.

6/28-6/29

1 - 5 p.m.

Sa - Su.

7/26-7/27

1 - 5 p.m.

Sa. - Su.

8/23-8/24

1 - 5 p.m.

Frank Lloyd Wright Twilight Tours

The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park is offering special Twilight Tours! Enjoy light hors d’ouevres followed by a docent-led tour. Reservations and payments must be made in advance by calling (314) 822-8359 or emailing info@ebsworthpark.org. Tour groups are limited to 10 people. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$30/person

FLW House - Ebsworth Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

5/18

5:30 p.m.

Sunday

6/22

5:30 p.m.

Sunday

7/20

5:30 p.m.

Sunday

8/24

5:30 p.m.

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Special Events 2014 Automobile Series Brought to you by the Museum of Transportation (MOT). Admission to show grounds is free. Regular admission fee applies to the Museum. For information on all MOT programs and events call (314) 615-8668 or visit us at www. museumstlouis.org.

Mustang Round-Up

Over a half-century of examples of the quintessential “pony car” gather to kick off a massive Ford weekend! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/5

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Vintage Ford Show: Fords through the 1950s

This event displays the evolution of the Ford Motor Company and their vehicles. Watch as a Model T is assembled from parts in minutes and then be driven away! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Museum of Transportation

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

4/6

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pumpers & Pistons

Sirens, lights and more! Both new and old fire trucks, plus other types of antique trucks, make this a “can’t miss” event! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Museum of Transportation

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/17

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All Ford Show

The Mustang Club of St. Louis hosts one of the region’s largest open all-Ford shows. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Museum of Transportation

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/7

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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The Father’s Day Car Show: Cars With Class

This open event with both judged and non-judged displays features vehicles from the early vehicles 25 years and older from brass cars to more modern muscle cars. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Museum of Transportation

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

6/15

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

Movies in the Park Drive-In Movie Night

Swimmers at Kennedy Rec Center can come out to catch a familyfriendly movie while floating in the pool under the stars. You can bring your own raft, or simply lounge around on a deck chair. This unique outdoor movie viewing experience is fun for the entire family. Buy tickets in advance by calling (314) 615-5572 or on our website. Limited availability. Featured Movie: Finding Nemo Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/adult $5/child (12 and under)

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/21

8:15 p.m.

“Scooby-Doo” Movie Night Join us for our family friendly movie night at Queeny Park! As an added bonus St Louis’s finest food trucks will join us for the showing of movie “Scooby Doo”. Grab blankets, lawn chairs or sleeping bags and sit back and enjoy the show! Spots may be limited so come early to nibble on a “Scooby Snack” or feast out of the food trucks. “Zoinks Scoob!” - the entry fee is only $5/car! Fill up the car and come out to movie night in Queeny Park!! Parking will be located at the main parking area on the Weidman Road side of the park. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/car

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/13

Food trucks: 5:30 p.m. Movie: 7 p.m.

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Adults-Only Events Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Don’t miss this unique Adults Only egg hunt. Search 250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for the over 8,000 eggs. Winning 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. For details, please call (314) 615-5572.

Scavenge Through the Night

Make art an adventure! Join us on a scavenger hunt at Laumeier Sculpture Park. This is an adult-only BYOB event. The evening begins with dinner followed by a hunt through the park. Prizes will be awarded to the best teams. Meet at the west entrance parking lot and bring a flashlight and pencil. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$8/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

21+

$16/person

Laumeier

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/11

8 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

5/3

7 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

4/12

8 - 10 p.m.

World War II Canteen Dance

Singles Beach Party

Calling all single adults! We are having a beach party with canoeing, sand volleyball, music, dancing, food trucks, prizes and hayrides! Meet new people and enjoy an evening of fun activities. Meet at Tremayne Shelter. No coolers allowed. Call (314) 615-8820 or email dbohnert@stlouisco.com to register or for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$10.00/person

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/14

7-11 p.m.

Dance to Big Band music from the World War II era with Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band on the Jefferson Barracks National Guard Base. Doors open at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6:30 p.m. playing until 10:00 p.m. Refreshments and hot food including barbecue plates will be available. Tables for 8 or 10 people must be reserved in advance. For ticket information and ticket application email the FJB at FriendsofJeffersonBarracks@gmail.com or call (314) 544-5714. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$17.50/person in advance $25/person at the door

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/26

6:30 - 10:00 p.m.


Experience.Discover.Explore

The Great Outdoors Night in the Wild - Camping

Bring your family, friends, scouts or group to this rare camping experience at Lone Elk Park. Brush up on canoeing, forestry, naturalist and hiking skills. Scout badge requirements will be met. The required adult/child ratio is 1:6. Check in at the Visitor’s Center between 2-3 p.m. Evening meal and breakfast is on your own. Check out is at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$12/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Sa. - Su.

4/26-4/27

2 p.m. - 10 a.m.

Upland Prairie Walk

Join a park naturalist as he explores the wonders of an upland prairie and wetland habitat in St. Louis County Parks’ historic hidden jewel, Fort Belle Fontaine. This program is free for members of the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 544-5714. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$3/person

Fort Belle Fontaine

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/24

10 a.m.

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Great Outdoors Day

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

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Antire Valley Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/27

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sky Watch - Meteor Showers

Here’s a chance to watch a meteor shower in one of your St. Louis County Parks! Bring your chair and watch the skies for a beautiful show of nature. A park ranger will be on site at all times. May date will feature the Aquarid Shower and the Persid Shower will show in August. Program is subject to sky conditions. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5/person

Varies

Day

Date

Time/Location

Friday

5/2

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Cliff Cave

Saturday

5/3

Cliff Cave rain out date

Friday

8/15

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sioux Passage

Saturday

8/16

Sioux Passage rain out date

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Happy Trails Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride

Ride the Chubb Trail after dark! Start at the Lone Elk Park-Chubb Trailhead and ride on your own. This is not a guided tour. This steep and narrow trail along the Meramec River Valley is suggested for advanced to expert riders only. High intensity bicycle lights of at least 200 lumens are recommended. Program presented in cooperation with Sunset Cyclery, (314) 966-5505. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. Call (314) 615-4FUN for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

3rd Wednesday January-December

7-11 p.m.

Breakfast Hike in Lone Elk Come out and have breakfast with the animals in Lone Elk Park! Meet at the Visitor’s Center and enjoy a full breakfast followed by a self-guided hike on the White Bison trail. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$8/person

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

3/22

8 - 11 a.m.

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

Fee

Location

All Ages

$17/person

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/3

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

Saturday

10/18

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

Moonlight Madness Trail Run

Are you ready to challenge the trails at Queeny Park during the full moon? This fun night run will cover either 5k or 10k routes through the woods and fields of the park. Runners should be prepared with headlamps to navigate the dark trails. Following the run we will have plenty of free food and beverages to enjoy around the campfire. Register online at https://alpineshop.webconnex.com/MoonlightMadnessRun2014 .

Full Moon Bike Ride & Walk

Explore our beautiful trails by foot or bike at this unique after-hours program. Fee includes a bonfire with marshmallows and a hot dog roast. Participants must have a flashlight; bikers must have a mounted light on their bike. Helmets required for ages 16 and under. Advance registrations is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

Creve Coeur Park (Tremayne Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/13

7 - 10 p.m.

Friday

7/11

7 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

9/6*

7 - 10 p.m.

* Taco Bell shelter Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

Simpson Park (Blue Heron Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/12

7 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

8/16

7 - 10 p.m.

Biking in the Moonlight

This ride, led by a park ranger, will tour three different trails in St. Louis County Parks that are approximately 10 miles long. Glowin-the-dark bike gear and flashing lights are encouraged and headlights and reflectors are required. Helmets are required for those 16 and under. Please bring water. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$6/person

Varies

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/14

9 - 11 p.m. Grant Trail (meet in Clydesdale Park)

Saturday

8/16

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

Saturday

9/6

8 - 10 p.m. St. Vincent Park (meet in the community center parking lot)

Legend of Lone Elk Park

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

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$3/person

Lone Elk park

All Ages

$15-20/runner

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

5/19

1 - 3 p.m.

Saturday

9/6

8 p.m.

Friday

10/10

8 p.m.

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The Great Outdoors Fun on the Water St. Patty’s Day Float

Rangers will lead this 7-mile float. Participants should meet at the boat launch at Castlewood State Park and travel to the put-in at Route 66 State Park. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars and other personal items that you will need for an all-day float. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$40/canoe

Meramec River

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/17

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bring Your Own Boat

Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us for this rare opportunity to paddle a canoe or kayak after hours by the light of the full moon. Fee includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to roast. Advance registration is suggested. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information.

You Can Paddle Day

Come on out to the north end of Creve Coeur Lake Park for our annual Demo Day! This is our largest paddle demo day of the year featuring representatives from all of our major watersport brands. This is the one time each year that we can offer you the chance to paddle nearly every boat available to us through our vendors if we don���t normally stock at our stores or carry demo models year-round. If this will be your first kayak, this is a great opportunity to see which boat style will work best for you. If you’re considering upgrading your boat this year to something that fits your style of paddling better than what you currently have, there is simply no other time on the schedule during this entire year that will afford you the opportunity to find the exact boat that is right for you. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$5 demo fee

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/3

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Alpine Shop Paddle Demos

Join us and paddle from a great selection of popular craft. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to try out kayaking in a safe and controlled environment. Register online at: https://alpineshop. webconnex.com/demo-days-2014. Call (314) 962-7715 for information.

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

Creve Coeur Park (Tremayne Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/13

7 - 10 p.m.

Friday

7/11

7 - 10 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

7 - 10 p.m.

All ages

Free

Creve Coeur Park

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

6/4

5 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday

6/18

5 - 8 p.m.

Saturday

9/6*

* Taco Bell Shelter Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

Simpson Park (Blue Heron Shelter)

Wednesday

7/9

5 - 8 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

7/23

5 - 8 p.m.

Saturday

7/12

7 - 10 p.m.

Wednesday

8/13

5 - 8 p.m.

Saturday

8/16

7 - 10 p.m.

Wednesday

8/27

5 - 8 p.m.

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Intermediate Kayaking

The Intermediate Kayak Course concentrates on safety issues for all paddlers including self-rescue, rope usage, paddle floats and more. We will also continue to develop the strokes learned in the basic class and begin exploring more advanced paddling sills. Prerequisite: successful completion of the Alpine Shop’s of Basic Kayaking Class (no exceptions). For more information call (314) 962-7715. Age

Fee

Location

13+

$60/person

Simpson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/21

9:30 a.m.

Saturday

7/12

12:30 p.m.

Saturday

7/26

12:30 p.m.

Saturday

8/2

9:30 a.m.

Saturday

8/9

12:30 p.m.

Saturday

8/23

12:30 p.m.

Saturday

8/30

12:30 p.m.

Full Moon Paddle

Enjoy a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on a lake after hours. Fee includes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage, and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to roast. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

7+

$25/canoe

Creve Coeur Park (Tremayne Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/13

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

Friday

7/11

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

Saturday

9/6*

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

* Taco Bell Shelter Age

Fee

Location

7+

$25/canoe

Simpson Park (Blue Heron Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/12

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

Saturday

8/16

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

Poker Paddle

Register early for this family-friendly event! Bring your own boat or rent one of ours for your circumnavigation of the 320 acre lake. Participants collect playing cards and the paddler with the best hand wins prizes from St. Louis County Parks and Alpine Shop, Ltd. After your paddle we will have a beach party with tunes and several food trucks where you can purchase food and drink. Don’t forget chairs, Frisbees, beach balls and beach umbrellas. Sorry, no carry in food allowed, but you can bring your own beverages. All registration fees are on a per person basis. If you rent a canoe you will need to register for two people. For information call (314) 775-2142. Advanced registration is required at alpineshop.com. Meet at the Tremayne Shelter. Age

Fee

Location

10+

$10 - own boat $20 - single kayak $40 - double kayak

Creve Coeur Lake

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/27

6 p.m.

Basic Kayak Course

No experience is necessary to learn how to kayak from one of Alpine Shop’s ACA Certified Instructors. You will get wet, so you must know how to swim. After you’ve spent two hours with us on the water, you’ll have learned the basics of kayaking including basic strokes how to enter and exit the boat and basic safety skills. Students provide their own snacks, drinking water, hat, sunscreen and eyeglass retainers. We suggest you continue on to our Intermediate Kayak Course. Register online at: https://alpineshop.webconnex.com/basic-kayakstl2014. For more information call (314) 962-7715. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$45/person

Simpson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/31

9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

6/7

9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

6/14

9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

6/21

2:30 p.m.

Saturday

6/28

9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

7/12

9:30 a.m.

Saturday

7/19

9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

7/26

9:30 a.m.

Saturday

8/2

2:30 p.m.

Saturday

8/9

9:30 a.m.

Saturday

8/16

9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

Saturday

8/23

9:30 a.m.

Saturday

8/30

9:30 a.m.


Gone Fishin’ Catch & Release

The lake at Lone Elk Park has quite a reputation for having tons of bass and huge bluegill and great crappie. Fishing is available by reservation and is for catch and release only. Artificial lures must be used, no live or cut bait allowed. Your reservation fee provides you with a two seat boat and paddles; you must provide your own trolling motor and battery. Only two boats are available each day! Bank fishing is not allowed. Call (314) 615-4FUN to make a reservation. Age

Fee

Location

16+

$30/boat (2 anglers/boat)

Lone Elk Park

Day

Date

Time

Fri-Mon

Apr - Oct

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Catch & Keep Bass Fishing

For one day only you can keep up to four bass under 12” long. No bank fishing allowed and a state fishing license is required. Boats/ canoes are on site. Artificial lures must be used, no live or cut bait allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472.

Youth Fishing Lessons

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

Fee

Location

7-15

$6/person

Suson Park (Rearing Pond)

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

4/8

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Tuesday

4/15

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Wednesday

7/23

5 - 7 p.m.

Tuesday

9/16

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Tuesday

9/23

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

7-15

$6/person

Simpson Park (Blue Heron Shelter)

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

Wednesday

4/23

5 - 7 p.m.

All ages

$30/boat

Lone Elk Park

Wednesday

5/7

5 - 7 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/5

4 - 7 p.m.

Late Night Fishing

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

Overnight Fishing

This is a rare opportunity to fish all night. A Park Ranger will be on site throughout the evening to assist. Canoes will be available to check-out for an additional fee. Coffee and donuts provided for breakfast. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8472. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person

Simpson Park

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

All ages

Free

Suson, Simpson & Spanish Lake Parks

Sa. - Su.

7/12-7/13

10 p.m. - 6 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

2nd Sat.

4/12-10/11

6 - 11 p.m.

Family Fishing Derby

Bring your family out to the lake for a morning fishing derby. Using your own equipment and bait you can win a prize! State fishing license required. Advance registration is requested by calling (314) 615-8839. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$6/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/3

9 -11 a.m.

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NEW Creve Coeur Water Trail Grand Opening! Join us at this kick-off event to open St. Louis County Parks’ first water trail! Bring your kayak, canoe or paddleboard and collect the best poker hand to win a prize. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served. A limited number of canoes may be reserved for $25/canoe. For a reservation, call (314) 615-8472. Canoes and kayaks may also be rented from Creve Coeur Lake Boat & Bike Rentals at (314) 330-4692.

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Saturday, July 26 9 - 11:30 a.m. Tremayne Shelter


Fly Fishing Intro to Fly Fishing

The Ozark Fly Fishers introduce you to fly angling in this comprehensive four-meeting class. Each night learn about another aspect of the great sport of fly fishing. This is the perfect start for budding fly anglers. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-4386.

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

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$40/person

GRC

12+

$40/person

GRC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

3/27-4/17

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

5/1-5/15

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Beginning Fly Casting

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

Fee

Location

12+

$20/person

Tilles Park

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

4/8 & 4/15

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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

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Where Fun Never Ends!

Kids Korner Farm Fridays

What a perfect way to experience all the fun at Suson Park! Go on a barn tour, take a hayride around the park, get your face painted, ride a pony, make your own candle, learn to fish, plus play on the awesome playground. Advanced registration is recommended. Groups over 10 must register three weeks prior to date of event. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

3-10

$8/child*

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/2

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday

5/16

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday

6/6

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday

6/20

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday

9/12

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

*$10/child at the door or less than 3 weeks prior to the event. Adults are free

Play & Ride at the Carousel

Enjoy going back & forth from great activities in the play room to unlimited Carousel rides. Parents/guardians must stay and assist their child with the Fun!! For more info, call (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

5 and under

$6/class

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

9/11-11/13

10 a.m. - noon

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Baseball D.A.R.E Dance

If you D.A.R.E., join your friends and dance the night away. Attendance prizes will be given away! Tickets go on sale March 7 and will go quickly! Call (314) 615-8822 for ticket information or to volunteer to be a chaperone. The first 6 parents to call will be signed up. This event is co-sponsored by D.A.R.E. Age

Fee

Location

5th-7th grade

$5/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/4

7 - 9:30 p.m.

Olden Days of Summer

Day camps and families are invited to learn how families spent their summers in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Activities may include carousel rides, blacksmithing demonstrations, rope making demonstrations, candle dipping, corn husk doll making, face painting and hay rides. The historic village, including the Alt school house, will be open. Call (314) 615-8344 or (314) 615-8328 for more information or to register. Age

Fee

Location

2-12

$10/child in advance; $15/child at the door Adults are free with a paid child’s admission

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/13, 6/27, 7/11

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Easter Events Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has left hundreds of eggs filled with prizes in St. Vincent Park. This fun, family event creates many opportunities to capture precious moments of your child in film. Families should meet at the Community Center to receive entry wristbands. Call (314) 615-8788 for advanced registration. Age

Fee

Location

4-8

$3/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/12

1 - 3 p.m.

Egg-stravaganza

Bring the kids out for our Easter Hunt at the Leo Wilson shelter and playground. Plenty of prizes and candy for everyone involved. Please register in advance by calling (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

5-11

$5/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/19

10 a.m.

Middle-School Summer Series

Over the summer we will be hosting four DJ’d events at the for middle school students; two pool parties and two dances in the gym. ( May & July will be gym dances. June and August will be pool parties). For more information, call (314) 615-8841. Age

Fee

Location

11-13

$5/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/16

7 - 10 p.m.

Friday

6/20

7 - 10 p.m.

Friday

7/18

7 - 10 p.m.

Friday

8/16

7 - 10 p.m.

Mad Science for Preschoolers

Mad Science brings their fun and educational programs to the St. Louis Carousel for 8 weeks. These programs allow your preschooler to participate in experiments and demonstrations and receive a take home item at the end of the program. Each child and one adult will receive a ride on the Carousel. Advanced registration is required. Stop by the St. Louis Carousel Gift Shop to reserve your spot or call (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

3-5

$12/class

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

6/12-8/7

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Puppets Galore

Cliff Cave Capers

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

Join the Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis for a puppet show, carousel ride and puppet making workshops where you can make your own puppet to take home!. Tickets are available 4/1 at the Gift Shop or over the phone by calling (314) 615-8383. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6 in advance; $8 at the door*

St. Louis Carousel

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

7+

$7/person

Cliff Cave Park

Friday

6/20

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/19

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Saturday

7/12

10 a.m. - Noon

* Children 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult

Saturday

7/12

1 - 3 p.m.

Saturday

9/27

10 a.m. - Noon

Saturday

9/27

1 - 3 p.m.


Kids Korner Creation Station

Creation Station is located at the Museum of Transportation and is a hands-on learning environment that introduces children five and under to modes of transportation. Monthly projects and hands-on activities offered during playtimes. Admission based on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $2/person in addition to regular museum admission. Call (314) 965-6212 for more information. Date

Day

Time

March 1 Memorial Day

T-F

9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.*

Memorial Day Labor Day

M-F

9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.*

1st & 3rd Sundays

Su.

11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m. & 3 p.m.

* Thursdays only Creation Station Monthly Schedule April

“Transportation with a Twist”

Creations using a variety of art supplies

May

“Planting a Horse Cart”

Creating horses and flowers

June

“Honk, Honk, the Delivery Truck is Here!”

Making delivery trucks and accessories.

July

“Ahoy Mates! All About Boats!”

Water transportation

August

“May I Take Your Order?”

Dining on the rail cars

Growing with St. Louis County Parks & Recreation

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

Schedule

2651 Barrett Station Road Saturday, July 12 Saturday, April 5 www.stlouisco.com/parks “Fun in the Garden” “Fun In The Garden” Like Us on Face Book “ St. Louis County Parks Gardening “ Valley Nursery Chesterfield For the Garden by Haefners “Education Rd. is not preparation for life; education life Outer itself.”—John 16825isN. Rd.Dewey 6703 Telegraph

Welcome to theMay August Meeting, Sherwood & Staff for their continuous Saturday, 3 we appreciate & Thank DavidSaturday, August 2 support of the Children’s Garden Club. Has everyone survived the Heat ? how about the plants in your landscape. Today we will discuss this new “Annual & Vegetables” “Butterfly Gardening” season we are about to enter, Fall Gardening. Jefferson Barracks Faust6703 Park Hope to see you next month at For the Garden @ Haefners Greenhouse Telegraph Road, topic is All about Bats. Ordinance Building Olive Blvd. This is also the First meeting of the Fall Session of the Junior15185 Master Gardener – Golden Rays Series. This program is modeled after the highly successful Master Gardner Program and offers Horticultural and Environmental, Science Education, Leadership, and LifeJune skills. Development though fun and creative activities. This program is committed to helping Young people Saturday, 7 Saturday, September 12 become good gardeners and good citizens so they can make a positive contribution to their community , school and family. “Colorful “Plant Fall Colors” To enroll please Annuals” let us know , or contact us @ (314) 615-8482 – Tonya or Doug. Or Email us @ toconnell@stlouisco.com or Doug_Wolter@stlouisco.com Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Will we have any Fall Color of the first crimson leaves of autumn, and learn about fall blooming crocus very similar to the Garden Center spring blooming crocus. The ravages of heat, storms, drought, and Garden humidity makeCenter the late summer garden appear so worn out that the freshness of newly emerging fall crocus and colchicum bulbs, Pansies, our cool weather crop are aRd. breath of fresh air. 2651 Barrett Station 2651 Barrett Station Rd. One glimpse and you’ll suddenly want to bite into a crisp apple, or go on a hayride in a County Park, check it out in our Activity Guide www.stlouisco.com/parks. Some say nature saves her biggest show for fall, but I feel you need to appreciate each season Mother Nature has to give us.

Scouts & Youth Groups Parks Department

St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of outdoor activities designed for your group. Programs listed below fulfill all necessary requirements to earn the appropriate scouting badge and they are also available to any interested group. In addition to these programs, we can also help you create your own program. Please e-mail lmacleod@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-7746 for more information. Rank

Available Programs

Junior Girl Scout

Geocasher, Animal Habitats

Brownies

Hiker, Senses

Webelos

Forester, Geologist, Naturalist

Bear Cub

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

Wolf Cub

Your Living World

Tiger Cub

Let’s Go Outdoors

Museum of Transportation

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The Museum of Transportation offers a variety of programs for youth groups and all ranks of scouts. Visit museumstlouis.org for class dates and times and to make reservations for scouting classes. Call (314) 965-6885, ext. 5, for any additional questions. Rank

Available Programs

Brownies

“It’s Your Story - Tell It” (Inventor)

Boy Scouts

Railroading Merit Badge

Webelos

Traveler’s Badge

Bear Cub

Research a Famous American, Visit a National Registry Site, Making a Model, and Community History

Wolf Cub

Visiting a Museum, Building Models

Tiger Cub

Visiting a Museum, Making a Model Boat or Airplane

All ranks

Travel Case (transportation history)

Mad Science Workshop

For ages six and up, this is a high-energy, interactive science workshop to help your troop earn their patch in one visit! Class is limited to 22 scouts. Visit museumstlouis.org for class dates and times and to make a reservation.

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Busy Kids are Happy Kids!

Summer Fun Camps Camp Eagles Nest

Our 2-week session day camps offer sports, crafts, theme days, nature programs, cook outs and swimming twice weekly. Activities are modified during extreme heat. Bring a lunch, snacks and drinks daily. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-8841. Before care is offered from 7-9 a.m. for $25/child and after care is offered from 3-6 p.m. for $37.50/child. Age

Fee

Location

5-12

$110/child/session

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/9-6/20

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/23-7/3*

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/7-7/18

9a.m. - 3 p.m.

* No camp on 7/4 - reduced pricing for this camp Join us at one of our two-week sports only day camps! Campers get to experience a new sport each day. Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/21-8/1

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

8/4-8/8*

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

* Reduced cost for this camp

Youth Fishing Day Camp

St. Louis’ only day camp for fishing is a big hit with kids! 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 rec center (Weidman Rd. entrance) at promptly 8:30 a.m. Fishing equipment will be provided. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

8-15

$150/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/16-6/20

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

M-F

7/7-7/11

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

Camp Kennedy

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

Fee

Location

6-12

$60/child

KRC/Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/2-6/6

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/9-6/13

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/16-6/20

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

6/23-6/27

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-Th

6/30-7/3*

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/7-7/11

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/14-7/18

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/21-7/25

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/28-8/1

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

* $48/child for reduced session

Did You Know? Even though the first day of summer is the longest day of the year, it’s not the hottest, due to something called seasonal temperature lag, which means that it takes a while for the oceans to let their stored summer solstice heat back into the air. That’s why it tends to be hotter in July or August than in June.

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Summer Fun Camps Camp Queeny & Mini-Camp

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

Fee

Location

5-6 / 7-12

$65/child

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/2-6/6

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/9-6/13

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

6/16-6/20

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

6/23-6/27

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/7-7/11

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/14-7/18

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/21-7/25

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

M-F

7/28-8/1

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Magic & Circus Workshop

Announcing a special opportunity for your children to get their own magic set and learn magic and circus! Participants will learn magic tricks and circus skills like ring juggling, peacock feather balancing, stilt walking and more! You’ll also enjoy comedy skits, out-of-the-box thinking puzzles and balloon twisting. Participants will take home their own giant wand magic set ($25 value), plus a $10 coupon that can be used at any of our other entertainment camps this summer. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information or to register.

Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$35/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/3

9 a.m. - Noon

Balloonatics Camp

Balloonatics campers learn to create over 20 balloons animals, spin out with UFO balloons and make a balloon helicopter that really flies. Each day campers take home a different novelty balloon such as race car balloons, rocket balloons and many more! Camp concludes with the Balloonatics showing off their skills in a balloon twist jam for their families. Come join the fun in this unique, creative camp. Register online @ abrakid.com/register/ or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$95/person $75 if also registered for Magic Camp

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/16-6/20

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Laumeier Art Camp

Summers at Laumeier are filled with art, nature and self-expression! Program participants explore Laumeier’s woodland trails, draw, paint, sculpt and find inspiration in the outdoor Collection and changing exhibitions. This summer Laumeier is offering several one-week sessions of Art Camp. Each camp’s offerings are unique, so sign up for more than one to receive a broader experience! Camps are led by local, experienced art instructors and supported by professional staff. All materials are provided and each camper receives an Art Camp t-shirt. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5269 for a complete brochure and registration form. Age

Fee

Location

4-6

$99/child

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/16-7/25

9 a.m. - Noon

Age

Fee

Location

6-15

$175/child

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/9-8/1

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Magic Camp

Make a coin disappear or make a person appear from nowhere! These are just a few of the all new tricks you’ll learn in Abra-KidAbra’s Making Things Appear and Disappear camp. You’ll get your own magic box and new tricks to show friends and family and you’ll learn comedy magic skits, balloon twisting, magic puzzles and lots more! Camp culminates with campers putting on a family show. Goals are to develop presentation skills, build confidence and have fun! Register online @ abrakid.com/register or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$95/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/16-6/20

9 a.m. - Noon

Circus Stars Camp

Walk on stilts! Ride a unicycle! These are just a couple tricks you’ll learn in this Abra-Kid-Abra camp. You’ll learn juggling, plate spinning, clown acts, animal balloons and much more! Plus we are introducing some brand new juggling and balancing skills this year. Camp culminates with the students performing an amazing circus for their family and friends. Register online @ abrakid.com/register/ or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$95/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/14-7/18

9 a.m. - Noon

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Comedy Camp

It’s funny how much fun you can have when you’re learning to be funny! You’ll master the secrets of stand-up, sketch, and improvisation comedy. Take home a new gag each day such as a rubber chicken, squirt rings, gag glasses and more. At week’s end you’ll display your newly enhanced confidence, creativity, performance skills and sense of humor in a show for family and friends. Register online @ abrakid.com/register/ or call (314) 615-8822. Age

Fee

Location

6-12

$95/person $75 if also registered for Circus Stars Camp

ACC

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/14-7/18

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Freedom Schools Summer Program The Beyond Housing - Children’s Defense Fund Freedome Schools Summer Program seeks to combine study, positive self-imagery and lots of time-on-task to broaden horizons and prevent summer learning-loss. For six weeks every summer, local youth are treated to a nationally recognized literacy program. Our young Freedom School Scholars read at least 60 hours of culturally relevant literature and participate in hands-on literacy activities along with fun, active activities. Call Beyond Housing at (314) 862-0639 for more info and to register. Age

Fee

Location

Grades K-8

$200/household

STV

Day

Date

Time

M-F

6/16-7/25

TBA

Look out 007…The Mad Science Spy Academy is now in session! Become a Super Spy by using the powers of observation and your Inspectikit. You’ll learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and step into the shoes of a spy in action! To register call Mad Science of St. Louis at (314) 991-8000. Fee

Learn how to build and launch your own model rocket. Participants will learn how rockets are built, launched and recovered. Model rocket kit, supplies and launch equipment will be provided. Students will build their own rockets the first day and launch the rockets the second day. Students should bring a lunch for the first day only. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

7-12

$25/person

Lone Elk Park - Visitor’s Center (day 1) Buder Park Airfield (day 2)

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

6/5

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Friday

6/6

8 -10 a.m.

Mad Science Boot Camp Enlist in Mad Science Boot Camp and brush up on your science skills! Hang on for a week of non-stop science fun as we conduct over 40 different activities. Use Morse code to send secret messages to your friend. Get a taste for space as you launch a “bottle rocket”, test soil for “Martian” life and experiment with space suit design. Discover pollution solutions by baking nachos with solar power. Test what your toes have to do with tennis. Grow jaws and claws to feed your beastly stomach. Call Mad Science of St. Louis at (314) 991-8000 for more information or to register. Age

Fee

Location

5-12

$190/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

M-Th

6/30-7/3

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mad Science Inventors Camp

Secret Agent Lab

Age

Blast Off For Fun!

Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you -the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all-your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and ten lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home. Call Mad Science of St. Louis at (314) 991-8000 for more information or to register.

Location

Age

Fee

Location

$240/person

St. Louis Carousel

6-10

$240/child

St. Louis Carousel

6-11

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

M-F

7/14-7/18

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

M-F

7/28-8/1

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

7-12

$240/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

M-F

8/4-8/8

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Did You Know? July is the month where most ice cream is sold in the US. That’s why it’s National Ice Cream Month. Americans eat about 5.5 gallons of ice cream per year on average.

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Jump In! The Water is fine!

Swimming & Splashing Summer Pool Parties

Come enjoy swimming, music, food and fun at the St. Vincent Water Park. Ages 14-18, only with a valid High School ID. Call (314) 615-8STV for more information.

Back-to-School Big Splash Bash

Come out for an evening of great food, entertainment and swimming. A live band will play from 5:30-7:30 and activities in the water park until 8:00 plus a large variety of food trucks on-hand all evening. Call (314) 615-8839 for more information.

Age

Fee

Location

14-18

$4/person

STV pool

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/31

6 - 8 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/2

6 - 8 p.m.

Wednesday

8/6

5 - 8 p.m.

Age All ages

Pool Party Movie Night Bring the family out to watch a family friendly movie at our brand new water park. The movie will be projected poolside and concessions will be available. The movie will be projected poolside and concessions will be available. Call (314) 615-8839 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

NCRC pool

Day

Date

Time

Friday

6/27

8 - 10 p.m.

Did You Know? School summer vacations were invented by educator Horace Mann in 1840.

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Spray Fountains St. Louis County Parks has a variety of spray fountain play areas located in parks throughout the County. The older fountains are set to come on at noon and turn off at sunset or if they are not being used. The newer systems have user activated systems in place. ☼ Bohrer Park*

☼ Castle Point Park*

☼ Creve Coeur Park (Main Shelter)

☼ Creve Coeur Park (Branwood Shelter)

☼ Lemay Park

☼ Mathilda-Welmering Park*

☼ Sylvan Springs Park

☼ Tilles Park

Swimming Pools St. Louis County Parks has swimming pools at the St. Vincent Community Center and Kennedy Recreation Complex. The new pool and aquatic center at North County Recreation Complex and the Lemay Community & Aquatic Center are both set to open in 2014. For more information on these projects and information about open swim times and swimming lessons, please visit our website at www.stlouisco.com/parks.

* older systems

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General Interest

Medley

Beginning Bridge Instruction

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

Fee

Location

18+

$99/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

1/28-4/1

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Intermediate Bridge Instruction

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

Fee

Location

18+

$59/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

4/22-5/20

2:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Bridge With Phyllis & Mah Jongg*

Basic Bridge fun! Take a 52 card deck without jokers and start with a group of four players and take tricks for a fun afternoon of Bridge. Call (314) 615-8822 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

year-round

7 - 9 p.m.

Thursday*

year-round

3 - 5 p.m.

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Vertical Vistas

This tree climbing experience will give you a unique view of your surroundings from a treetop canopy. Participants will ascend to the treetops using ropes and harnesses. All equipment and training will be provided by a certified instructor. This is a strenuous activity that will require good physical conditioning. Must wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Those under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Meet on the Weidman Road side of Queeny Park. Pre-registration required by calling (314) 615-4FUN. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$30/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/12

9 a.m. - Noon

Alpine Tower Open Climb

Take the opportunity to climb our 52’ tall Alpine Tower! This structure provides several different routes and difficulty options, making for a fun and exciting day. Advance registration is required by contacting Susan at (314) 615-5564 or stornetto@stlouisco.com. Age

Fee

Location

9+

$15/person

Greensfelder Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/10

9 - 11 a.m./ 12 - 2:30 p.m.

Did You Know? Bridge dates back to the early 16th century, although at that time it was called Whist and was played by the Brits.

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Man’s Best Friend Basic Dog Obedience Class

The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis trains adult dogs and puppies of all breeds and mixes. Our training approach is positive. You’ll learn how to “mark” desired behaviors and when and how to make a firm correction with a lead and training collar. Class size is limited. Bring small, soft treats to class. A training collar and 6’ lead is required. To register, visit GermanShepherdTrainer@yahoo.com or call Dannie at (314) 319-8485 for more information.

Scavenge Through the Night

History buffs, adventurers, and anyone who is just looking for something different will find a new challenge awaiting them on our scavenger style hunt of Jefferson Barracks. Comb trails and historic buildings in your search for answers. The evening begins at the Ordnance Room with an old fashion “weenie roast” and it ends with prizes for the best teams. Don’t forget your flashlight and pencil, and then leave the rest to us. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$10/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

18+

$85/dog

ACC

Saturday

7/19

7 - 10 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

2/6-4/10

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

4/1-6/3

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

5/1-7/3

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday

6/24-8/26

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

7/24-9/25

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Yappy Night Dog Walk

Come out to Queeny Park where night time is for the dogs this summer. Bring man’s (or woman’s) best friend for a 4-mile stroll through the park’s trails. All dogs must be leashed. Bring a flashlight and insect repellant. Meet on the Mason Rd. side of the park. Advance registration is requested by calling (314) 615-4386. Ages All Ages

Fee $5/person

Location Queeny Park

Day Friday Friday Friday

Date 5/16 7/11 9/12

Time 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Canine Good Citizen Classes

The CGC Test consists of 10 skills needed by all well-mannered dogs. All the exercises are done on a leash. These classes will prepare your dog to be the best canine citizen they can be, at the end of each session your dog will be given the test of which you may now earn a Title for your dog. Information on adding a title to your dog’s name can be obtained from your instructors or from the AKC website. You must show proof you have taken a Beginning Obedience class. Payment, proof of vaccinations and a completed application is required before the first class. All dog breeds, as well as mixed breed dogs are welcome. Visit GermanShepherdTrainer@ yahoo.com or call Dannie at (314) 319-8485 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$85/session

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/7-7/19

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday

7/26-9/6

9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Scavenge Through the Night

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

Fee

Location

All Ages

$10/person

Queeny Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

9/26

7 - 10 p.m.

Train Your Brain to Read

Have a train-load of fun at our used-book fair, special readers, authors, and more! We are accepting book donations. All proceeds benefit our Education Department. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free w/ paid museum admission

MOT

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/5

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday

4/6

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Better Birdfeeding

In addition to the basics, learn how to optimize your feeding station to attract the widest variety of Missouri songbirds and woodpeckers. We will also present options for feeding on a budget and explore strategies for discouraging pests such as squirrels and starlings. Meet at Suson Park house. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$6/person

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/13

10 - 11:30 a.m.

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Let’s Make a Deal! South County Flea Market

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

Fee

Location

All ages

$15/table Admission is free

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/19 & 5/17

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

North County Sneaker Expo

Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or trade your favorite pair of shoes, this expo will give you ample opportunity. With every paid admission you are allowed 3 pairs of shoes to bring to sell or trade or you can reserve a table and put out a full display. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/person (10 and under free) $30/table

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/10

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bissell House Swap Meet

Clean out the garage, empty the basement and raise some extra cash by bringing your resale goods to the General Daniel Bissell House for a swap meet. All unsold items must be removed from the park by sellers. Sellers must register in advance by e-mailing mkladky@stlouisco.com or call (314) 544-5714. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$20 for exhibit space Free admission

Bissell House

Day

Date

Time

Sa-Su

6/7-6/8

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Twice as Nice Flea Market

Clean out the closet, basement, bring in the antiques or sell your handmade crafts. Admission is free. Concessions are available. Advance registration required for vendors. Call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$15/table, Free admission

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/5 & 8/2

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fabulous Finds Flea Market

Clean out the garage, closet or basement! Bring in antiques or sell your handmade treasures. Free public admission. Call (314) 615-5572 for any questions or to reserve your 6 ft. table. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$ 15/table Free admission

KRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/7

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

St. Vincent Flea Market

Come sell your refurbished items, vintage & retro decor winter crafts, unique homemade jewelry, baked goods and other items. All vendors must register in advance. Vendors can reserve tables via phone or in person at St. Vincent Community Center. Please call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10/table Free admission

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/14

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Did You Know? Tours are available of the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Wednesday - Saturday by calling (314) 822-8359. Cost is $10/adult (13+) and $5/child (12 and under). For more information, visit www.ebsworthpark.org.

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Gardening in St. Louis County Parks Keep our Parks Beautiful

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

Time

Location

Tuesday

8 - 11 a.m.

Jefferson Barracks Laborers House

Tuesday

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Faust Park Conway House

Tuesday

8 - 11 a.m.

Creve Coeur Park

Wednesday

8 - 11 a.m.

Queeny Park Barn off Mason Road

Thursday

8 - 11 a.m.

Museum of Transportation

Friday

8 - 11 a.m.

Faust Park Carousel

Jefferson Barracks Garden Kick-Off Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Join us for a traditional “Potato Planting” at the Laborers House Garden in Jefferson Barracks Park. Please call (314)615-8865 or email sbell@stlouisco.com volunteer!

Urban Tree Program

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

Check out our Children’s Garden Club! (Info on page 17) Call (314) 822-8151 for more information


Park Locations


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

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

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

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


Community Connection!

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Art Fair @ Laumeier - 27th Year

Festivals

Art Fair at Laumeier is a nationally acclaimed fine art and craft fair with over 15,000 visitors attending the annual event held on Mother’s Day weekend. Choose from a variety of creative and original works of art from 150 artists from across the country. In addition to the artwork, food and drink from a variety of vendors is available for purchase and you’ll find exciting music and entertainment throughout the weekend. Creation Location on Saturday and Sunday provides handson art activities for children. No pets allowed. No outside food or drink. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5278 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$10.00/adult Laumeier Sculpture $5.00/child (6-11) Park Free for kids 5 & under

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/9

6 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

5/10

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday

5/11

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Shows

Summer Concert Series

The tradition continues this summer at Faust Park Amphitheater as the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and St. Louis County Parks present free concerts and family entertainment. Enter Faust via the north entrance for free parking close to the stage. Bring your own seating. Small coolers are allowed. Great food from local restaurants is available for purchase. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Scheduled bands will be posted on the web. Call the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce at (636) 532-3399 or Faust Park at (314) 615-8328 for more information. Keep updated via our Facebook page! Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Faust Park

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

6/3-8/12*

7 - 9 p.m.

* No concert on July 1

Friday, July 4 7 p.m. Enjoy music under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park and a brilliant fireworks display to usher in another fun, filled celebration for the date of our country’s birth. Concessions are available. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. Free admission

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Elmwood Day

Come out to this family-friendly neighborhood party and join the Elmwood community as they celebrate their annual Elmwood Day Festivities including games, activities and music. Come to King Park and join in the fun. Festivities run all day. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

King Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

8/9

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday Party

Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 147th birthday with a concert by acclaimed musician Pokey LaFarge, whose creative mix of early jazz, country blues and western swing has put him at the forefront of American music. The benefit supports projects and programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright House at Ebsworth Park. To request an invitation, email info@ebsworthpark.org or call (314) 822-8359. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$125/person

Ebsworth Park

Day

Date

Time

Sunday

6/8

2 - 5 p.m.

Country Sounds by the Barn

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

Fee

Location

All ages

$5/person Free for kids 11 and under

Suson Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/14

7 - 9 p.m. (Robyn Lee/ park hayride starts at 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday

7/12

7 - 9 p.m. (George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass)

National Night Out

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

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

Spanish Lake Park

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

8/5

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Free Rides at the Carousel for Moms , Dads & Grandparents! Kids! Bring the special people in your life to the St. Louis Carousel on their special day for a special treat! Sunday, May 11 (Mother’s Day) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15 (Father’s Day) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, September 7 (Grandparent’s Day) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Get fit, be active!

Health, Wellness and Fitness Yogalates

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

Fee

Location

18+

$59/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

3/27-5/1

5:30-7 p.m.

Chair Exercise

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

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. Affton location: Call St. Louis Community College Meramec at (314) 984-7777 to register. Queeny Park/ GRC location: Call (217) 416-1465 to register. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$69/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

2/24-4/28

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

Monday

2/24-4/28

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

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

Queeny Park/GRC

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

50+

$20/person

ACC

Monday

4/21-6/30

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday 4/16-7/25

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Monday

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Day

Date

Time

M/W/F

8 classes

10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

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Wednesday 7/2-9/3

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Health Tip High energy drinks such as sports drinks, cordials, soft drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks should be limited for a healthy diet.

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Zumba

Zumba is a cardio-based workout with sculpting exercises designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom. Anyone can participate in the class and have fun. All exercisers from beginner to advanced will enjoy the benefits of Latin dance and International Music. It’s time to ditch the workout and join the party! St. Vincent location: call (314) 882-6550. Affton location: call (314) 615-8822 North County Rec Plex location: call (314) 615-8841 Location

Butts & Guts

Want to firm it up? Then get in here and let’s get started! This is a quick, no-fuss, high energy muscle conditioning class that tones and shapes your hips, thighs, gluts and abdomen. Advance registration is appreciated. This is class is open to anyone at any fitness level. Contact Marius Johnson at mjohnson@beyondhousing.org or call at (314) 882-6550. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

4/2-8/27

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

4/5-8/30

9 -10 a.m.

Age

Fee

12+

$50/person, $7 for drop in ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

10 classes

5 - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday

10 classes

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

Call for pricing

STV

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

T/Th

4/1-8/28

5:30-6:30 p.m.

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

18+

$5/class

NCRC

T/W/Th

year-round

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

M/T/F

year-round

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday

year-round

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

Saturday

year-round

9 - 10 a.m.

Sunday

year-round

3 - 4:15 p.m.

Total Body Blast

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

Pilates

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

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

year-round

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Total Body Conditioning

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

Fee

Location

18+

$5/class

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

T/Th

year-round

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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Health, Wellness and Fitness Assail!™ (safety awareness class)

Assail!tm is a safety awareness program designed for teenagers, adults, and seniors to develop the confidence and appropriate ways to respond to a crisis situation. This program uses best-outcomes from various researches empowering the every-day-person to respond well to a negative situation. Each session will discuss various stories and outcomes; most importantly you will get the opportunity to practice through mild exercises how to apply the lessons. Advance registration is required. Deadline is March 1. Contact Fernando @ younwhastl@gmail.com. Age

Fee

Location

12+

$35/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

3/5-3/26

6 - 6:45 p.m.

Walking/Running Groups

Run, walk, jog or stroll with others in the morning on the St. Vincent Greenway. Wear comfortable walking/running shoes, bring a water bottle and enjoy the company of others while meandering along one of the beautiful trailways of the Great Rivers Greenway network. Class is open to all at any fitness level. Advance registration requested. Contact Marius Johnson at mjohnson@beyondhousing.org or call (314) 882-6550. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

Free

STV

Water Aerobics

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

Fee

Location

18+

$40/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

M/W

6/2-7/30

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Hatha Yoga

This Hatha (physical) yoga class consists of yoga positions to tone and limber the body. Breathing and concentration exercises are done to help reduce the effects of mental stress and strain. To register call (314) 323-6514 or email denmot@cybercon.net. Age

Fee

Location

15+

$90/session (10 classes) or $10/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/7-7/9

8-9 a.m.

Passport to Health (P2H) Program The Passport to Health (P2H) program is a new health and wellness membership program of Beyond Housing’s 24:1 initiative. 24:1 is a comprehensive, community partnership that envisions strong communities, engaged families and successful children within the Normandy School District. The P2H program is rooted in the healthy development of youth, adults, families and seniors living within Normandy district. Residents enrolled will receive free access to health screenings, physical activity classes, cooking classes, supermarket tours and much more. Sponsored by the Express Scripts Foundation and Great Rivers Greenway and in partnership with St. Vincent Community Center. Contact Marius Johnson at mjohnson@beyondhousing.org or call (314) 882-6550 for more information. This program is appropriate for children 12 or older.

Did You Know? A good belly laugh reduces blood pressure, clears the lungs, and produces endorphins, the so-called “happy” hormone that reduces pain. The average child laughs 300 times a day. Adults: 17 times. Research shows that keeping laughter alive keeps you alive. Make it priority to look for humor in life.


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

Trail Watch

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

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday

4/16

7 - 9 p.m.

ACC

Tuesday

5/6

7 - 9 p.m.

GRC

Bush Honeysuckle Removal

Bush honeysuckle is destroying the forest understory by blocking sunlight from other species. Be part of the solution by joining this volunteer initiative to remove bush honeysuckle. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Tools, gloves, water and lunch are provided. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8822 or emailing sbell@stlouisco.com. Day

Date

Saturday 4/5

Time

Location

9 a.m. - noon

McDonnell Park

Trail Crew

Help build new trails or extensions to existing trails or repair trails. Projects include limb removal, erosion control, tree trimming and general maintenance. We collaborate with Gateway Off-Road Cyclists to design, build and maintain our trails! Tools, gloves, water and lunch are provided. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8822 or email sbell@stlouisco.com. Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday

3/8

9 a.m. - 1p.m.

Greensfelder Park

Saturday

3/29

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rock Hollow Trail

Saturday

4/12

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Greensfelder Park

Saturday

4/26

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rock Hollow Trail (in partnership with Open Space Council OWLs)

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


We’ve got the beat!

Dance

Line Dancing & More

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

Fee

Location

18+

$20/person/month or $5/day

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Thursday

Jan - June

1-2 p.m.

Line Dancing: Beginners

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

Fee

Location

50+

$49/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/4 - 5/9

12:30-1:30 p.m.

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

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Baseball Corkball Soccer Kickball

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Football Softball Cricket

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

Line Dancing: Intermediate

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

Fee

Location

50+

$49/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Friday

4/4-5/9

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

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

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

Tiny Tot Dance & Tumble

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

Fee

Location

3-5

$50/child

ACC

$25/child*

Youth Dance - Jazz I Age

Fee

Location

7-10

$50/child

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/24 - 5/12

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Youth Dance - Jazz II

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

Monday*

3/24 - 5/12

5:45-6:30 p.m.

11-15

$50/child

ACC

Monday*

7/7 - 7/28

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/24 - 5/12

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Pre-Ballet & Tap Age

Fee

Location

5-7

$50/child

ACC

Teen Ballet / Core Strengthening Age

Fee

Location

$25/person

ACC

Day

Date

Time

12-16

Monday

3/24 - 5/12

5:45-6:30 p.m.

Day

Date

Time

Monday

7/7 - 7/28

7:15-8:00 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet/Tap I Age

Fee

Location

7-10

$50/child

ACC

$25/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/24 - 5/12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday*

7/7 - 7/28

6:30-7:15 p.m.

Youth Dance - Ballet/Tap II Age

Fee

Location

11-15

$50/child

ACC

$25/child* Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/24 - 5/12

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday*

7/7 - 7/28

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Did You Know? Dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their nonparticipating peers.

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Get in the game!

Sports

Volleyball

Youth Cricket Clinics

Adult Volleyball League

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

Missouri Youth Cricket Association (MYCA) will be conducting clinics to introduce the sport of cricket. Clinics include an overview of the sport, warm up, fielding drills, bowling drills, batting drills and competitive games. Every child will get equal opportunity to enjoy this sport in a fun and friendly environment. Call (314) 541-4614 or (314) 615-8782 to register. Age

Fee

Location

6-17

$20/session*

Love Park

Day

Date

Time

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$250/team; $270 after deadline

ACC

Sunday

4/13, 4/27 & 5/4

10:30 a.m. - Noon

Day

League

Sunday

6/8, 6/15 & 6/22

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday

● Coed Intermediate 6s ● Women’s Intermediate/Rec ● 6s Women’s Power 6s

* Session includes three clinics

Thursday

● Coed Intermediate 6s ● Coed Rec 6s

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

Adult Pick-Up Games

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

Introduction to Football

Our Introduction to Football Camp will teach your child the basic fundamentals of the game of football. Participants will go through specific skill position instruction and coaching. Participants will also run the 40 yard dash, test their vertical and long jump and go through cone and bag drills. Call (314) 615-8782 for more information or to register. Age

Fee

Location

ACC

Grades 1-6

$5/person

Spanish Lake Park

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Monday

3/31-6/2

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

6/7

1 - 3 p.m.

Monday*

3/31-6/2

8:30 - 10 p.m.

Saturday

6/21

1 - 3 p.m.

Monday

6/9-8/4

7 - 8:30 p.m.

Monday*

6/9-8/4

8:30 - 10 p.m.

Age

Fee

Location

18+

$25/person ($5/drop in)

Day

*Power Games

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Martial Arts Youn Wha Ryu

A form of exercise that combines the self-paced benefits of an individual sport and the energy of a group activity. Youn Wha Ryu is a Korean Martial Arts that teaches principles for effective training and living. Participants become part of Grandmaster Han’s Martial Arts, an association with over 1000 participants in Missouri alone. This program will take participants through a traditional belt-ranked system, learning the principles of kicking, punching, throwing and weapons. Classes instructed by certified Youn Wha Ryu, 5th Dan, Master Fernando Borrego. Register at younwhastl@gmail.com or in person at class. Age

Fee

Location

All Ages

$35/session or $10/class

ACC

Day

Date

Time

Wednesday

Jan - June

5 - 6 p.m.

Karate - Little Dragons

Learn self-defense in this martial arts program designed for fun and fitness. This class is for all ages and ability levels. Individuals receive one-on-one instruction in a group class setting. Classes meet every Saturday and sessions include 4 classes. Call (314) 615-8788 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

4+

$25/session

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/5-4/26

10 a.m. - noon

Saturday

5/3-5/31

10 a.m. - noon

Saturday

6/7-6/28

10 a.m. - noon

Saturday

7/5-7/26

10 a.m. - noon

Saturday

8/2-8/30

10 a.m. - noon

Sports Saturdays Join us at this new program that gives kids an introduction to various sports throughout the summer. Program is appropriate for kids 4-7 years of age and events are held at various locations throughout St. Louis County. For more information, call (314) 615-8841 or visit our website at www.stlouisco.com/parks.

Introduction to Track & Field

A day designed to introduce children to the different events in track and field. Participants will learn the fundamentals to the sprinting, jumping and throwing events plus the basics of relays. Please call (314) 615-8841 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

4-7

$5/person

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

4/12

8-9:30 a.m.

Archery Introduction to Archery - Kids

Are you interested in learning the basics of archery from equipment to shooting skills? Join the South County Archers and give archery a try. All bows, arrows, and targets provided. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Meet at the Archery Shelter in Jefferson Barracks Park. Age

Fee

Location

8-15

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/21

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Saturday

7/19

9 -10:30 a.m.

Saturday

8/16

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Intermediate Archery - Kids

Join the South County Archers and improve your archery skills for both hunting and tournament shooting. Participants will learn proper shooting form, fit of equipment and set of your bow to increase target success. Class size is limited. Advance registration is required (by calling (314) 615-4386. Meet at the Archery Shelter in Jefferson Barracks Park. Age

Fee

Location

8+

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/21

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

Saturday

7/19

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

Saturday

8/16

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 Archery Shelter near Gregg and Hancock Roads. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-4386. Age

Fee

Location

15+

$6/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/19

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

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Sports Basketball Youth Basketball League

League play will give athletes experience in competition with players at their own grade level. There will be eight scheduled games. Teams will be accepted in grades 5-8. Games played on Thursdays and Fridays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-8782. Age

Fee

Location

10-13

$350/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

Th/F

3/27-5/16

6 - 9 p.m.

Little Dribblers Basketball

A one day learning session to teach the basic rules and practices of basketball. Students will learn the proper way to dribble, pass, shoot and play defense which ends with a game played by all involved. Age

Fee

Location

4-7

$5/child

NCRC

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

5/10

8 - 9:30 a.m.

50+ Adult Basketball League

Basketball played the “Old School� way! Get off the asphalt and shoot some hoops on a beautiful hardwood floor. There will be eight scheduled games. Awards are given to top two finishers. Advanced registration is required by calling (314) 615-8788. Age

Fee

Location

50+

$500/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

6/7-7/28

Noon - 2 p.m.

Open Play at Affton Community Center! Come play this fun game which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Cost is $2/person. Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (after 4/5) Saturdays (after 4/5) 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

High School Competition Basketball

League play will give high school athletes experience in competition with players at their own grade level. There will be eight scheduled games. Teams will be accepted in grades 9-12. Games played at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-8782. Age

Fee

Location

14-17

$350/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

Th/F

6/12-8/8

6 - 9 p.m.

High School 3 on 3 Tournament & Skills Fest

Participants for all events should pre-register at St. Vincent Community Center (payment in full to complete registration). Contestants must have valid school or state ID and can not be over 19 years of age. For more information call (314) 615-8782 or (314) 615-8STV (8788). Three-point contest and Free Throw contest is $5 per event or $8 for both events. The 3-on-3 Tournament is $15 per team. Prizes for all Champions. Age

Fee

Location

13-19

$15/team

STV

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

7/12

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sports Monster - Basketball Meetup Pick-up basketball every Tuesday night at St. Vincent Community Center. The group always gets good reviews from those in attendance for being solid play, being open to new players and overall friendly and fun. Open gym is a great way to get some solid basketball action. Skill level is intermediate level players. However, all are welcome.Visit www.sportsmonster.net/stlouis or call (314) 395-5580 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

$8/person

STV

Day

Date

Time

Tuesday

on going

6:45 - 8:45 p.m.


Hands-On Learning

Educational Programs Suson Barn Tours

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

Laumeier Walking Tours

Explore the relationship between contemporary art and the natural environment at Laumeier Sculpture Park through thematic tours of the Collection. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5267 to register.

Age

Fee

Location

Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$30/group of 30

Suson Park

All ages

Free

Laumeier

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date Time

Subject

Thurs - Sat

May, June & September

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

Thursday

3/20

Noon

Step Into Spring

Sunday

5/4

2 p.m. Architecture & Space

Sunday

5/18

2 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, Respect

Sunday

6/1

2 p.m. Geometric Abstraction - It’s a Matter of Perspective

Sunday

6/15

2 p.m. Earthworks & Site Works

Sunday

7/6

2 p.m. Poetry in Motion

Sunday

7/20

2 p.m. Women Artists

Sunday

8/3

2 p.m. Architecture & Space

Sunday

8/17

2 p.m. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, Respect

Sunday

9/7

2 p.m. Geometric Abstraction - It’s a Matter of Perspective

Sunday

9/21

2 p.m. Earthworks & Site Works

Laumeier Conversation Series

Conversation Series provides informal learning opportunities for you to share in discussions about exhibits, contemporary art topics and other hot topics of community interest. It’s a chance to hear from artists, curators and experts in a variety of fields and disciplines, ask questions, share ideas and engage in dialog and discourse in a relaxed atmosphere. Visit www.laumeier.org for a full schedule or call (314) 615-5278 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

18+

Free

Laumeier

Day

Date

Time

Monday

5/31

10 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday

6/26

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

7/24

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

8/28

6 - 7:30 p.m.

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School Field Trips Age

Location

Program

Contact Information

Grades 3-6

Faust Park

Students learn about history and family life in the 1800s through hands-on activities in an authentic environment. Several programs are available and target grades 3-6. Fall 2014 registration begins on March 1 and must be arranged through the Faust Park office.

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

All ages

Museum of Transportation

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

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

Grades 4-12

Jefferson Barracks Park

Come visit with Joseph Plumb Martin- a Revolutionary War soldier, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, a Civil War spy or doctor, a WWI Doughboy and WWII G.I. Joe. Although created to address Missouri’s Core Curriculum standards for students, our programs are popular with many adult groups and organizations. Advance registration is required. $40 per class per presentation.

(314) 615-544-5714 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com

Art & History The Homefront: V-mail to Email

Through objects, photos and documents, this exhibit will examine Americans who survived on the homefront while their soldier, sailor, airman or marine was overseas defending the nation. We’ll explore what life was like for those on the homefront and the daily life of those in the service. Rations cards, scrap metal drives and V-mail to email will be examined. This exhibit will be open from April 4 to December 28, 2014.

History Hayride

The entire family will enjoy a long hayride which travels along the river and through a prairie with a guide providing historic information on this little known area. E-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com or call (314) 544-5714 for more information. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Fort Belle Fontaine

Age

Fee

Location

Day

Date

Time

All ages

Donation

Jefferson Barracks Park Old Ordnance Room

Sunday

6/8

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

Mound City Exhibit

Mound City, one of St. Louis’s nicknames, refers to the mounds made by the Mississippian peoples of this area 1,000 years ago. This community was the largest city outside of Mexico City, and a major influence on other native nations on the continent. Artists in Mound City will explore traces of native cultures in our contemporary world, looking at issues ranging from disappearance and resurrection to the myths of American manifest destiny. Mound City will also include our In Residence: Archeologists, our Loans That Don’t Move program, sited at Bellefontaine Cemetery, Cahokia Mounds Interpretive Center, St. Louis Art Museum, among other sites, and a co-curated film series with Webster University focusing on films by native and indigenous filmmakers from around the country. Visit www.laumeier.org or call (314) 615-5278 for more information. Runs 4/11-8/24. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

Free

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Living History Hayride

Enjoy a hayride through historic Jefferson Barracks with re-enactor vignettes throughout the park that explain their time period, uniforms and equipment during stops. Space is limited. Advanced reservation required. E-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com or call (314) 544-5714. Age

Fee

Location

All ages

$7/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Saturday

9/6

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

Sunday

9/7

12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Bike Through Time

You’ll be led by a historian as you “bike through time” by visiting various historic buildings and numerous interpretative panels containing historic information and photos. The journey is approximately two hours and will cover 10 miles. Those that complete the ride will be given a Jefferson Barracks Ordnance patch. Advance registration is required by emailing dgonzales@ stlouisco.com or calling (314) 544-5714. Age

Fee

Location

Grades 6-12

$5/person

Jefferson Barracks Park

Day

Date

Time

Friday

5/17

9 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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Affton Community Center Affton Community Center (ACC)

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

General Information

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

Fitness Room

The fitness room has seven dual fitness stations, two recumbent bikes, three treadmills, an elliptical, a low impact tread master and free weights. An adult must accompany children ages 14-16. Children age 17 must have a parental release form. Fees: • $2.50/visit • 15 visit card for $20 • 40 visits for $50

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

7,000 square feet of open space with maple floor. May be used for a variety of events including basketball, volleyball or receptions. Please call for availability and fees.

Hours: Office:

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

Facility:

(March - May) Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: Closed (June - August) Mon., Tues., & Thurs.: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday & Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Meeting Room Rental

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

Basketball Open Play! All ages and abilities welcome to play basketball in the gym. Basketballs are available or you may bring your own. Monday-Friday: 3-5 p.m. , $2 per person per visit Saturday: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.* *Beginning on Saturday, April 5

FREE Walking in Our Gym

Too hot or raining? Come walk in our gym for FREE! Simply sign in at the front desk. Monday - Friday: 8 -10 a.m.

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Kennedy Recreation Complex Kennedy Recreation Complex (KRC) Wayne C. Kennedy Park 6050 Wells Road St. Louis, MO 63128 (314) 615-5572 or (800) 735-2966 TTY (314) 615-SWIM (7946) Pool Info www.stlouisco.com/parks/krc

General Information

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

Hours: Office:

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

Party Room Rental

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

Arena Rental

Our indoor arena is a 21,000 square foot space with bleacher seating for 600. This air conditioned facility is available for rent from April 1 - August 15. Call for availability and fees.

Quail Creek Golf Course

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

Pool Information Public Swim Hours: May 24 - August 3: Noon - 6 p.m. (hours subject to change due to weather or special events) Lap Swimming Hours: M/W/F June 2 - July 25 Senior Swim: Fridays June 13 - July 25

5 - 6 p.m. 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Swimming lessons and group swims are also available. Please check page 22 for more information.

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

General Information

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

Indoor Roller Hockey Arena

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

Hours: Office:

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

Meeting Room Rental

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

Indoor Arena Rental

The indoor arena is 20,900 square feet with bleacher seating for 1,800 people. This air-conditioned space is available for rental from March 15 through September 28. Tables, chairs and staging are also available upon request. Please call for availability and fees.

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Camp Queeny

Activities include sports, nature activities, arts and crafts and special events. Advance registration is required. Learn more about all of our camps offered on page 19.

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

General Information

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

Fitness Room

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

Hours: Office:

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

Facility:

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

Multi-Purpose Gymnasium

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

Meeting Room Rental

Water Park Information

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

Did You Know?

Hours: May 24 - August 3: Noon - 6 p.m. (subject to change due to weather conditions or special events). Fees: Call (314) 615-8788 or (314) 615-8785 for information on fees and availability.

St. Vincent Community Center served as a warming shelter for the homeless in our area this winter. More than 250 individuals were served and able to stay warm and dry on nights that dipped below 20 degrees.

Swim lessons and group swims are available. Check out our website for more information.

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

General Information

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

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.

Hours: Office:

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

Facility:

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

Meeting & Event Room Rentals

Coming Summer 2014! NEW Water Park!

Features include a tot pool, an interactive play structure, a family otter slide, a basketball/volleyball area, 3 lap lanes, a 1 meter diving board, a lazy river and a drop slide and a water slide.

Hours: May 24 - August 3: Noon - 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays (August): Noon - 6 p.m. (subject to change due to weather conditions or special events.) Call (314) 615-8839 or (314) 615-8846 for information on fees, season passes and swimming lessons.

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

Eagle Springs Golf Course

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

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General Daniel Bissell House General Daniel Bissell House

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

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

General Information

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

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

History

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

Educational Programs & Activities

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

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Event Rental

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

2014 Exhibit

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

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Museum of Transportation Museum of Transportation (MOT)

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

Hours & Pricing Spring Hours (March 1 - May 25) Tuesday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Labor Day: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Aug. 31) Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. General Admission Adults (13+): $8.00 Child (3-12): $5.00 Children 2 years and younger with a paying family are free. Group rates are available. Call (314) 965-6885 ext. 2 for more information. Miniature train rides are $4 with paid admission Creation Station Spring Sessions: Tuesday - Friday: 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 1 p.m. Summer Sessions: Monday - Friday: 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 1 p.m. Cost: $2/person (in addition to regular admission)

Facility Rental

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

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General Information

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

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

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St. Louis Carousel @ Faust Park St. Louis Carousel

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

Hours & Pricing General Information

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

Closed on Mondays Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Rides are $2.00/person or $5.00 for three rides. (Children under 1 year are free with a paid adult)

Become a St. Louis Carousel Member! Become a member and receive the benefits of riding FREE for an entire year! All memberships include 10% off all Gift Shop purchases over $10. Family memberships begin at $80. Call (314) 615-8383 for more information.

Birthday Party Packages

Create an unforgettable birthday party for your child. Day-time packages include a private room with tables and chairs. A maximum of 50 guests. Private evening party package includes use of the entire carousel facility with tables and chairs. A maximum of 75 guests. Both include unlimited carousel rides. Please call for availability and pricing.

Facility Rental

The St. Louis Carousel is available for private rentals, showers, corporate parties and business meetings. Please call for availability and pricing.

Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Celebrate your special day at a very special place! The Carousel can accommodate up to 200 guests in the Gallery Room in addition to 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.

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Fort Belle Fontaine Fort Belle Fontaine

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

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

General Information

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

History

Fort Belle Fontaine Park has been a St. Louis County park since 1986. 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.

Programs & Activities

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.

A variety of programs are scheduled at Fort Belle throughout the year including ghost stories, hayrides, Prairie Day and the very popular Eagle Watch and Trail Walk. To visit the park, follow Bellefontaine Road north and enter through the Missouri Hills Home security station. You may be asked to sign in and enter your license number.

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Historic Village @ Faust Park Historic Village @ Faust Park

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

Hours General Information

As St. Louis County has been progressively developed, many nineteenth century structures have been lost. But Faust Historic Village has and continues to preserve the area’s vernacular architecture and history. There are four homes and 14 additional structures representing a variety of building and architectural styles, from log to brick. Spanning a period from 1840 to 1910, the Village provides a context in which the lifestyles of the settlers of St. Louis County and the skills they used to survive are illustrated. Blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, natural dyeing, and other antique arts are demonstrated at various times of the year.

General park hours are 8 a.m. – 30 minutes past sunset, when all buildings can be viewed from the outside at no cost. Brochures are available in information boxes, in our office, and online. In 2014, the Historic Village homes are open on select weekends in March, April, June, July and August. (See Special Events for dates.)

Educational Programs & Activities

Educational field trips with hands-on activities are available in the Historic Village for school groups. A brochure with rates and descriptions is on our website. For more information or to schedule field trips and tours, call (314)615-8328 or email RSwagman@stlouisco.com.

Events

Faust Park hosts a variety of events in and near the Historic Village including Open Houses, FEAST in the Park, and Olden Days of Summer. Later in the season are History Hayrides and the Faust Heritage Festival in September. Visit our website for a full Calendar of Events, as well as more detailed information about Faust Park and Historic Village.

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Thornhill @ Faust Park Thornhill @ Faust Park

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

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

Open House Events

Take the opportunity to tour the Thornhill home as well as the surrounding estate which includes the barns, the smokehouse, ice house, peach orchard and blacksmith shop. The estate also includes the family cemetery, burial site of Governor Bates, his wife, Nancy and two of their four children. Open House dates: May 10 & 11 May 17 & 18

General Information

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.

Educational Programs The history staff at Faust Park offers a variety of educational programs and guided tours for all ages. Our most popular program is the four-hour “Farmsteading at Thornhill” program. Feedback shows that 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. Call our office to make reservations.

Tours are free to the public and run from 1 -5 p.m.

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Jefferson Barracks Museums Jefferson Barracks Park

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

Hours & Pricing Visitors Center and Gift Shop Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

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.

The Homefront: V-mail to Email

Through objects, photos, and documents this exhibit will examine of Americans survived on the homefront while their soldier, sailor, airman or marine was overseas defending the nation. We’ll explore what life was like for those on the homefront and the daily life of those in the service. Rations cards, scrap metal drives, V-mail to email, will be examined. Open April 4-Dec. 28, 2014

Become a Volunteer!

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

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Powder Magazine Museum Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m. Admission is free ($3 suggested donation) Old Ordnance Room “The Homefront: V-mail to Email” Wednesday - Sunday: noon - 4 p.m. Guided tours must be scheduled in advance by calling (314) 544-5714. $3.00 suggested donation Opens on April 5, 2014

Educational Programs & Activities

Living History Field Trips Come visit with Joseph Plumb Martin- a Revolutionary War soldier, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, a Civil War spy or doctor, a WWI Doughboy and WWII G.I. Joe. These programs offer school children grades 4-12, the opportunity to visit and understand 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. E-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com or call (314) 5445714. Cost is $40 per class per presentation.

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

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

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

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


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

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Special Events Spring/Summer

May

June

July

August

Sky Watch - Meteor Shower

Bissell House Swap Meet

Yappy Night Dog Walk

Children’s Garden Club

Art Fair @ Laumeier

Singles Beach Party

Overnight Fishing

National Night Out

Alpine Tower Climb

Father’s Day Car Show

Cliff Cave Capers

Back-to-School Pool Party

Legend of Lone Elk

Tasting from the Garden

Upland Prairie Walk

Drive-In Movie Night

May 2 Cliff Cave Park

May 9-11 Laumeier Sculpture Park

May 10 Greensfelder Park

May 19 Lone Elk Park

May 24 Fort Belle Fontaine

Summer Pool Party

May 31 St. Vincent Comm. Ctr.

June 2 Daniel Bissell House

June 14 Creve Coeur Park

June 15 Museum of Transportation

June 19 Queeny Park

June 21 Kennedy Rec Plex

Pool Party Movie Night June 27 North County Rec Plex

July 11 Queeny Park

July 12 Simpson Park

July 12 Cliff Cave Park

Scavenge Through the Night July 19 Jefferson Barracks Park

Water Trail Grand Opening July 26 Creve Coeur Lake

August 2 Faust Park

August 5 Spanish Lake Park

August 6 North County Rec Plex

Elmwood Day August 9 King Park

Biking in the Moonlight August 16 Creve Coeur Park


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