Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 289-5300

5600 Clayton Ave.
inside Forest Park

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

More Contact Info

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


Christmas Tree Recycling
Compost and Wood Chips
Marquette Pool
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
Residential Yard Waste Drop Off
Stand Rental at Soulard Market
Tree Permit to Maintain


None at this time.

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

Recycle Christmas Trees at Three City Parks
Forest Park, O'Fallon Park, Carondelet Park Accepting Bare Christmas Trees
Press release | Refuse Division,Division of Forestry | 12/26/2016

Free Firewood for City of St. Louis Residents
Pickup Available at Three Locations
Press release | Division of Forestry | 11/08/2016

Free Firewood for City Residents - 2016
Starting Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 11/01/2016

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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