Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Director

Greg Hayes
Director, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
(314) 289-5300
Email & full profile

Forest Park Lagune by goodeye-stl on Flickr

Upcoming Events

Procurement Opportunities

None at this time.

Divisions

Forestry Division
Report tree problems and high weed and grass, tree inventory, compost, ash borer information,

Parks Division
The Parks Division of the Parks Department operates and maintains the 108 parks in the City of St. Louis

Recreation Division
We offer swimming, weight lifting, boxing, basketball, youth football, volleyball, aerobics, arts and crafts, and additional activities for the citizens of St. Louis.

Soulard Market
Hours of Operation, Daily Vendor Participation, Market Ordinances and Rules, Stand Rental, and Contact information.

Brightside St. Louis
Dedicated to cleaning, greening St. Louis since 1982

Services

Apply for a Tree Permit to Maintain
Free Firewood for City Residents
How to Recycle Christmas Trees
Locate Compost and Wood Chips Pick Up Sites
Locate Compost Drop Off
Locate Residential Yard Waste Drop Off
Rent a Stand at Soulard Market
Report a Problem at City Parks
Report a Problem with a Recreation Center
Report a Tree Problem or Request a New Tree
Report Weeds and High Grass
Reserve a Wagon for Urban Hayrides in Forest Park

Our Parks

Forest Park and over 100 parks  serve and anchor all our city neighborhoods and can be a quiet oasis in the heart of the city.

Recreation

The City Recreation Division offers access to seven swimming pools, eight recreation centers and  summer camps.

Flora Conservancy

The Flora Conservancy of Forest Park in partnership with the St. Louis City Parks Department, plants and maintains floral displays throughout Forest Park.

Galleries

News and Announcements

  • 2019 Fall Hayrides in Forest Park
    Register today to reserve your wagon
    Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/01/2019
  • New City Rec Programming
    Increased Programming Established Across City Recreation
    Press release | Division of Recreation | 08/30/2019
  • Marquette Park Fundraiser
    Allies of Marquette Park Raise $7000 for pool furniture
    Press release | Division of Recreation | 07/25/2019

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 289-5300
Fax: (314) 535-3901

Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Address:
5600 Clayton Ave. , inside Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63110

Get directions to this address
Map for the above address

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