Parks and Gardens
City Parks, Botanical Garden, Commissions, Organizations
City of St. Louis Enacts Additional Restrictions to Combat COVID-19 at Its Various Parks and Sports and Recreation Facilities
Mar 29, 2020 - Effective immediately, all of the City’s tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball/handball courts, pickleball courts, and roller rinks will be closed to the public until at least April 22.
Services and Information
2019 Map City to Remove Dangerous Trees
City to Remove Approximately 2000 Dangerous Trees
Apply for a Tree Permit to Maintain
Individuals who directly or indirectly perform maintenance on any City Tree must obtain a permit to maintain.
Browse St. Louis City Parks
Browse parks in the City of St. Louis, and filter by park amenities
Connecting with Nature in the City of St. Louis
Download and learn the many ways to experience nature in the City of St. Louis
Flora Conservancy of Forest Park
Official website for the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park, a volunteer organization that helps maintain floral displays throughout Forest Park in St. Louis, MO.
Free Firewood for City Residents
The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry offers free firewood to the residents from mid November to the first week in March.
Gateway Bike Plan
Connecting the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work, and play.
Holiday and Winter Activities
Ice skating, light displays, parades, runs, and more
Infographic: Ash Trees Under Attack
This is a printable PDF Infographic which gives an overview about the EAB pest, treatment, removal and replanting of ash trees in the City of St. Louis.
The Jewel Box is a display greenhouse in Forest Park, located at the intersection of Wells and McKinley Drives in St. Louis, MO.
Report a Problem at City Parks
Report maintenance issues or problems with equipment, facilities, grounds, infrastructure, or vendors at parks in the City of St. Louis.
Reserve a Wagon for Urban Hayrides in Forest Park
Registration starts early August for the Fall Hayrides in Forest Park
Tree Membrance Program and Application
Information about the City of St. Louis Forestry Division's Tree Membrance Program - plant a tree in a City park in memory of or in honor of a person or event
World's Fair Pavilion
Rental and background information of this magnificent open air shelter that has been one of the park's most popular and impressive attractions since it was built in 1909 with proceeds from the 1904 World's Fair.
Plans and Reports
Clifton Heights Park Master Plan
A community driven plan that provides a vision for Clifton Heights Park for users of all ages and abilities.
Forest Park Master Plan
Forest Park Master Plan document and the Forest Park Advisory Board Report.
Parks and Open Space Plan 2004
Parks and Open Space Plan
Soulard Market Master Plan
View the conceptual Master Plan for renovating the Historic Soulard Farmers Market and the adjacent Soulard Market Park.
Maps and GIS
Forest Park Interactive Map
Find cultural destinations, landmarks, natural highlights, pic nic sites, recreation and more on this interactive map of Forest Park provided by Forest Park Forever.
This casual restaurant, bar, and boat rental facility, located in the heart of Forest Park on Post-Dispatch Lake, is like no other place in St. Louis.
An urban oasis downtown St. Louis
Forest Park Forever
Forest Park Forever is a not for profit organization that supports infrastructure in Forest Park
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri has been working hard for over 20 years, growing and planting native trees and shrubs throughout Missouri and surrounding regions.
Garden District Commission
The Garden District Commission (GDC) is a non-profit, community-based organization formed in 1998 to promote neighborhood revitalization in Botanical Heights (formerly McRee Town), Shaw, Tiffany, and Southwest Garden.
Get Around St. Louis
Directions to stadiums, museums, and other popular attractions.
Great Rivers Greenway
The Great Rivers Greenway District is a regional organization with the goal to create a green and connected region.
Missouri Botanical Garden
The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis
Tower Grove Park
Tower Grove Park is an exemplary, well preserved and well presented, wooded Victorian park of national significance that provides important recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities for the public in a way that is compatible with its unique and historic character.
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