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

Procurement Opportunities

Tree Canopy Health and Maintenance Request For Proposals
Opens: 06/18/2024 | Closes: 07/26/2024 05:00 PM

Refuse Removal Services at Soulard Market Request for Proposals
Opens: 07/08/2024 | Closes: 08/01/2024 05:00 PM


Apply for a Tree Permit to Maintain
Free Firewood for City Residents
Locate Compost and Wood Chips Pick Up Sites
Locate Compost Drop Off
Locate Residential Yard Waste Drop Off
Participate in the Tree-Membrance Program
Recycle Christmas Trees
Rent a Stand at Soulard Market
Rent the Jewel Box
Rent the Kern Lakeside Pavilion
Rent the World's Fair Pavilion
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.


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

Contact Information

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

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Reservations and availability 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Additional Contacts:

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

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