Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

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

Forest Park Lagune by goodeye-stl on Flickr


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


Apply for a Tree Permit to Maintain
Locate Compost and Wood Chips Pick Up Sites
Recycle Christmas Trees at a City Park
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
Residential Yard Waste Drop Off
Sign Up for Marquette Pool Swimming


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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.


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.


News and Announcements

St. Louis Fire and Police Departments Join Partner Agencies to Plant Trees with Residents
Effort to Beautify Neighborhoods and Build Relationships with First Responders
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Fire Department,Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department,Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/05/2018

2018 Hayrides in Forest Park
On Friday and Saturday nights on fall weekends starting Friday, Oct. 5 and ending Saturday, Nov. 10
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 08/21/2018

On the Map: Charlton H. Tandy & Tandy Park
Located in the Ville neighborhood, Tandy Park is named for Charlton H. Tandy, a Civil War veteran and tireless crusader for civil rights in St. Louis
News/Announcement | Office of the Mayor,Division of Parks | 08/15/2018

Contact Information

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

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

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

Get directions to this address
Map for the above address

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