Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 289-5300

Address:
5600 Clayton Ave.
inside Forest Park

Hours:
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

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
Compost Drop Off
Free Firewood for City Residents
How to Recycle Christmas Trees
Locate Compost and Wood Chips Pick Up Sites
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

Procurement

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

  • Flora Conservancy of Forest Park Ornaments Available
    May be purchased at the Jewel Box or the Parks Administration Building in Forest Park
    Newsgram | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 12/05/2018
  • Steinberg Skating Rink Opens for the Season
    St Louis’ Premier Winter Destination, Steinberg Skating Rink opened for the 2018-2019 ice skating season on Sunday Nov 11th @ 10am
    News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 11/13/2018
  • Free Firewood for City Residents
    Pickup available at three locations starting Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
    News/Announcement | Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry | 10/31/2018

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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