St. Louis Parks

STL features a number of outstanding parks and among these there are a few that are very large. Forest Park is an example of the largest public parks in the city St. Louis. It is spread across 1293 acres or 5.2 square kilometers and located in the city proper. This may not be the largest park in the metro area because there are a few others that are larger. These include Greensfelder County Park and Creve Coeur Park which lie in St. Louis County and measure 1646 acres and 2, 11 4 acres.

Home to hundreds of parks

St. Louis is home to more than 100 parks which range in size from 1371 acres to less than an acre. Among the public parks in St. Louis Missouri you can include Baer Plaza which is owned as well as maintained by CVC/Sports Authority. The Gateway Arch National Park is another public park. It is owned as well as maintained by the National Park Service. The third public park of note in St. Louis is called Kiel Triangle Park which is owned by Bi-State Development Agency. Finally, there is Luther Ely Smith Park which is again owned as well as maintained by the National Park Service.

Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park is one of the first public parks in St. Louis and it was the largest of its kind in its day. Many historians are of the opinion that it is oldest urban park to the west of the Mississippi. It measures 30 acres and is considered one of the best in the city of St. Louis Missouri.

Forest Park

Forest Park is much larger than Lafayette Park and it is in fact forty-six times the size of Lafayette Park. This is a public park that belongs to each and every resident of St. Louis. It opened (officially) on 24th June 1876 and is counted among the largest urban parks in the US. It is considerably bigger than Central Park in New York City and attracts over 12 million visitors each year. It is home to some major institutions including but not limited to those such as the Zoo and Art Museum as well as Missouri History Museum.

Creve Coeur Park

Aboussie ParkSt Louis City
Alaska ParkSt Louis Citykk
Aloe PlazaSt Louis City
Aloe Plaza WestSt Louis City
Amberg ParkSt Louis City
Amherst ParkSt Louis City
Barrett Brothers ParkSt Louis City
Beckett ParkSt Louis City
Bee TreeSTL County Park
Bella FontaineSTL County Park
Bellerive ParkSt Louis City
Benton ParkSt Louis City
Berra ParkSt Louis City
Berthold Square ParkSt.  Charles Park
Bissell HouseSTL County Park
Black Forest ParkSTL County Park
Blake C Snyder MemorialSTL County Park
Blanchette ParkSt. Charles Park
BohrerSTL County Park
Boone’s Lick ParkSt. Charles Park
Boschert GreenwaySt. Charles Park
BuderSTL County Park
Buder PlaygroundSt Louis City
Busche ParkSt Louis City
Carnegie ParkSt Louis City
Carondelet Lions ParkSt Louis City
Carondelet ParkSt Louis City
CastlepointSTL County Park
Centennial GreenwaySt Charles Park
Chambers ParkSt Louis City
Cherokee ParkSt Louis City
Chouteau ParkSt Louis City
Christy ParkSt Louis City
Circle Drive ParkSTL County Park
CitygardenSt Louis City
Cliff CaveSTL County Park
Clifton Heights ParkSt Louis City
Columbus Square ParkSt Louis City
Compton Hill Reservoir ParkSt Louis City
Creve CoeurSTL County Park
DeSoto ParkSt Louis City
Dickman ParkSt Louis City
DuSable ParkSt. Charles Park
Eads Square ParkCity Park
EndicottSTL County Park
Eugene “Tink” Bradley ParkSt Louis City
Fairground ParkSt Louis City
Fanetti PlazaSt Louis City
Father Filipiak ParkSt Louis City
FaustSTL County Park
Forest ParkSt Louis City
Fort Belle FontaineSTL County Park
Fountain Lakes ParkSt. Charles Park
Fountain ParkSt Louis City
Fourteenth Street MallSt Louis City
Fox Hill ParkSt. Charles Park
Fox ParkSt Louis City
Francis ParkSt Louis City
Francis R Slay ParkSt Louis City
Frank Williamson Sr. Park (Parkland Park)St Louis City
Franz ParkSt Louis City
Fremont ParkSt Louis City
Frenchtown ParkSt. Charles Park
Frontier ParkSt. Charles Park
Gateway Mall PlazaSt Louis City
Gravois ParkSt Louis City
GreensfelderSTL County Park
Greg Freeman ParkSt Louis City
Gregory J. Carter ParkSt Louis City
Gwen Giles ParkSt Louis City
Hamilton Heights ParkSt Louis City
Heatherbrook ParkSt. Charles Park
Hickey ParkSt Louis City
Hyde ParkSt Louis City
Interco PlazaSt Louis City
Ivory Perry ParkSt Louis City
Jackson Place ParkSt Louis City
Jaycee ParkSt. Charles Park
Jefferson BarracksSTL County Park
Jet Banks ParkSt Louis City
Joe Leisure ParkSt Louis City
Kaufmann ParkSt Louis City
Kiener PlazaSt Louis City
KingSTL County Park
Kingsbury Square ParkSt Louis City
KinlochSTL County Park
Kister ParkSt. Charles Park
Kiwanis/Schneider ParkSt. Charles Park
Laclede ParkSt Louis City
Lafayette ParkSt Louis City
LarimoreSTL County Park
LemaySTL County Park
Lindenwood ParkSt Louis City
Lone ElkSTL County Park
Loretta Hall ParkSt Louis City
LoveSTL County Park
Lucas Gardens ParkSt Louis City
Lyon ParkSt Louis City
Marie Fowler ParkSt Louis City
Marquette ParkSt Louis City
Mathilda-WelmeringSTL County Park
McDonald ParkSt Louis City
McDonnellSTL County Park
McNair ParkSt. Charles Park
MemorialSTL County Park
Memorial PlazaSt Louis City
Mestres ParkSt Louis City
Minnesota and Hill ParkSt Louis City
Minnie Wood Memorial SquareSt Louis City
Mount Pleasant ParkSt Louis City
Murphy ParkSt Louis City
Norman Seay ParkSt Louis City
North Riverfront ParkSt Louis City
O’Fallon ParkSt Louis City
Ohlendorf West
Penrose ParkSt Louis City
Phillip Lucier ParkSt Louis City
Poelker ParkSt Louis City
Pontiac Square ParkSt Louis City
QueenySTL County Park
Ray Leisure ParkSt Louis City
River Des Peres ExtensionSt Louis City
River Des Peres ParkSt Louis City
Rumbold ParkSt Louis City
Russell ParkSt Louis City
Ruth Porter MallSt Louis City
Samuel Kennedy ParkSt Louis City
Schaefer BendSTL County Park
Schaefer ParkSt. Charles Park
Serra Sculpture ParkSt Louis City
Sherman ParkSt Louis City
SimpsonSTL County Park
Sioux PassageSTL County Park
Sister Marie Charles ParkSt Louis City
Soulard Market ParkSt Louis City
Spanish LakeSTL County Park
St GeorgeSTL County Park
St VincentSTL County Park
St. Charles Soccer Complex ParkSt. Charles Park
St. Louis Place ParkCity Park
St. Louis Square ParkCity Park
St. Marcus Commemorative ParkCity Park
Strodtman ParkCity Park
Sublette ParkCity Park
SusonSTL County Park
Sylvan SpringsSTL County Park
Tandy ParkCity Park
Taylor ParkCity Park
Terry ParkCity Park
Tiffany ParkCity Park
TillesSTL County Park
Tilles ParkCity Park
Tower Grove ParkIndependent Park
Turner PlaygroundCity Park
UngerSTL County Park
Unity ParkCity Park
Veterans MemorialSTL County Park
Vivian Astra ParkSt. Louis City Park
Vogt Brothers ParkSt. Charles PArk
W. C. Handy ParkSt. Louis City Park
Walnut ParkSt. Louis City Park
Wapelhorst ParkSt. Charles Park
Washington Square ParkSt. Louis City Park
Webster ParkSt. Charles Park
West TysonSTL County Park
Westwinds ParkSt. Charles Park
Willmore ParkSt. Louis City Park
Windsor ParkSt. Louis City Park
Winter, GeorgeSTL County Park
Woodlands ParkSt. Charles Park
Yeatman Square ParkSt. Louis City Park

The nice thing about Forest Park is that it takes days to view and enjoy the park. When here, be sure to check out the Science Museum as too the History Museum and Jewel Box. The nice thing about this park is its paved and graveled trails making it an ideal park for runners and strollers as well as bikers.

This park is exceptional. In 1999, 1005.8 acres were added to this park which also has four miles of paved paths for bicycling. In 2015, the park got a new Water Trail making it an even more exciting public park.

Gateway Arch Park

In July of 2018, Gateway Arch Park was unveiled to the public after extensive and costly renovations. While here at the park, be sure to check out some riverboat cruises and also take in the Old Courthouse.