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2013 Spring/Summer Activity Guide

2013 Spring/Summer Activity Guide

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The 2013 Spring/Summer Activity Guide for St. Louis County, MO.
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SPRING
&
SUMMER 
MARCH - AUGUST 2013
 ACTIVITY GUIDE
SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISTPATCH
NATURALLY 
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WHERE
 
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Special to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Produced by the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, LLC |
stlouisco.com/parks
|
SPRING
&
SUMMER 2013
The time is coming when we’ll put away the snow bootsand get out the swim suits! Get ready or spring andsummer with plenty o un-flled activities that may takeyou and your amily everywhere rom the nature trail tothe pool to a concert and back again!Usher in your spring fshing season by attending one othe Gone Fishin’ seminars or programs. We oer manyoutdoor experiences such as hiking, cycling or boatingand nature programs designed to get you up and out intothe Great Outdoors. Prepare or summer by enrolling yourchild in one o the Summer Day Camps at our RecreationComplexes. These camps fll quickly and include sports,science, art and many other diverse and un learningactivities or your child.Special event highlights begin in March with a Children’sEgg Hunt in St. Vincent Park ollowed in April by thepopular World War II Weekend at Jeerson Barracks.Don’t miss the Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park in Mayor the many concerts held throughout the summer atFaust Park. Dive into summer by taking swimming lessonsat one o our Recreation Centers available rom June intoAugust or ride the rails at the Museum o Transportationand take a spin on a Carousel at Faust Park. Every day isamily day in St. Louis County Parks.I you just want to relax on your own or with your amilyand riends, reserve a picnic shelter or picnic site. Visitthe native North American animals at Lone Elk Park orthe domestic arm animals at Suson Park. Bring yourchildren to your avorite County Park and enjoy one o theplaygrounds or spend your time together and walk, skateor bike ride on the trails in Creve Coeur Park, SpanishLake Park or along the Grant Trail.
HAVE FUN VISITING YOUR
ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS.
Honorable Charlie A. DooleyCounty Exutive
 ACCESSIBILITY 
 
For accommodations you may need to make a program accessible, or toreceive this activity guide in an alternative ormat, call 314-615-4386 or800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri). 48 hour (2 business days) notice is neededor sign language interpreters. Requests or Braille will require more time.
PARK WATCH
Park Watch is a program to bring park visitors,park neighbors and St. Louis County Parks andRecreation sta together to ensure saety and thehighest quality o acilities and services. I you seesuspicious activities, vandalism or problems withina St. Louis County Park, call the County Park WatchHotline at 314-615-ISEE (4733) or 800-735-2966 TTY(Relay Missouri). You may remain anonymous.To contact a St. Louis County Park Ranger, call314-615-8911. To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency, call 911.You are encouraged to observe and report any illegal or suspicious activity,vandalism, hazardous conditions, park maintenance needs, park ordinanceviolations or resource misuse. When observing such events, please note time,place, description o persons and vehicles, including direction o travel, as wellas any other identiying inormation.Please report only! Please do not take any action to intervene or attempt tocorrect a problem. This is the responsibility o St. Louis County Parks Rangersand the St. Louis County Police. Thank you.
 WHAT’S
INSIDE
 ADDITIONAL COPIES
 
OF THISACTIVITY GUIDE
There is a limited number oadditional Activity Guides available.You may receive a copy by visitingus at the Department o Parks andRecreation ofces at 41 SouthCentral Avenue, Clayton or any oour Recreation Complexes. For thelocation nearest you check us outon the web at www.stlouisco.com/parks.
 AS THEDAYSBECOMELONGER  AND THE WEATHER BEGINSTO WARM,
THOUGHTS MOVE FROMOUR INDOOR ROUTINE TONEW OUTDOOR ACTIVITES.
THE FIRSTCHOICE IS ALWAYS YOUR ST. LOUISCOUNTY PARKS!
Hazel Erby District 1Kathleen Burkett, Chair District 2Colleen Wasinger District 3Michael O’Mara District 4Pat Dolan District 5Steve Stenger District 6Gregory F. Quinn District 7Diane ChristyAngie HilzingerJohn LorenzGary OttenGerry SanderErnestine Shivers-Jones, ChairDon Zykan
PARKS ADVISORY BOARD
 
COUNTY COUNCIL JOB OPPORTUNITIES
IN YOUR ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS!
Call the Job Opportunity Hotline at 314-615-JOBS (5627) or go to the St. LouisCounty website at www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch.
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RECREATION COMPLEXES
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Take advantage o the community centers in yourarea. Available eatures include ftness centers,swimming pools, gymnasiums, ice rinks, gol coursesand meeting and event spaces. Swim lessons andspecial swim sessions are also available.
CAMPS
 
& MORE ............................
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Whether your children enjoy sports, the greatoutdoors, art, theater or science, there is acamp or them. St. Louis County Parks hosts awide variety o summer camps, day camps andspecialty camps rom which to choose.
EXERCISE
 
& FITNESS .....................
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St. Louis County Parks oer many varied ftnessand exercise opportunities or residents romtoddlers to seniors. Join the un o dancing,pilates, yoga, team sports and more.
MUSEUMS, HISTORIC SITES
& PROGRAMS ...................................
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A number o St. Louis County Parks sites arerich in history, housing original structures andartiacts, including residences built in the 1800sand the United States’ frst military post westo the Mississippi. Tours, educational programsand exhibits at these sites oer a deeperunderstanding o the past.
THIS
 
& THAT
Art Education ......................................................13Special Events or Kids.......................................13Scout and Youth Group Programs ......................13Special Events or Everyone ...............................14Special Events or Adults ...................................15
GONE
FISHIN’ ..............................
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Beginner or expert, there is always a new fshingtechnique to learn or master! Why not start now?You may alsowish to take advantage o specialfshing trips and airs.
DIRECTORIES
Calendar o Events .......................................10, 11Location map o St. Louis County Parks ............12Facility reservations phone numbers .................19Urban Tree Program ............................................20
MUSIC
 
& MORE ...........................
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I you are looking to enjoy some o the bestmusic St. Louis has to oer, check out the St.Louis County Parks concert schedules. And don’tmiss all the great airs, including the LaumeierArt Fair.
OUTDOOR 
 
ADVENTURES ............
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Acquire skills in caving, orienteering, birding,hiking and more this season. Many courses oerhands-on learning opportunites, while othersare taught in a classroom. Some special outdooractivities are combined with a breakast!
FACILITIES
& WEDDINGS ...........
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St. Louis County Parks has it all rom athleticfelds to barns to corporate meeting spaces toscenic wedding locations. Learn how you canreserve space in a St. Louis County Park or yournext special event or athletic endeavor.
 VOLUNTEERS
& GARDENING ...............................
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Be o service to your community while enjoyingthe great outdoors. Whether you are an expertgardener, want to help maintain the local parks,keep the trails sae, or simply make a donation -we need you!
 
SPRING
&
SUMMER 2013
|
stlouisco.com/parks
| Special to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Produced by the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis, LLC
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY COMPLEXESAND SWIMMING
The St. Louis County Parks Department has threeRecreation Complexes and two Community Centers. Theyare conveniently located throughout North, South andWest County. Each acility oers a variety o amenitiesand provides unique and quality experiences designedto ulfll your recreation needs. You may contact eachcomplex or center listed below or inormation regardingtheir specifc recreational resources. Three o our acilitieshave pools and are open or the 2013 swimming seasonrom May 25 through Aug. 4.
Pool Admission Fees:
$3 per person (5-12)$4 per person (13-64)$3 per person (65+)Free (4 and under)**(limit two ree children per paid adult in swim attire, 18or older. Not applicable to groups. Swim diapers requiredor inants.)
Season Passes:
Admission requires presentation o pass or paid admission
Season Pass Fees:
$150 per amily (Maximum-fve amily members living insame household)$25 per each additional amily member (At time o “FamilyPass” purchase only)$30 per child (5-12)$60 per adult (13-64)$30 per senior (65+)$10 per each replacement pass
AFFTON
COMMUNITY CENTER
9801 Mackenzie RoadSt. Louis, MO 63123
314-615-8822 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-615-8821 axwww.stlouisco.com/parks/aton
The Aton White-Rodgers Community Center is locatedone mile west o Interstate 55 (Reavis Barracks exit) andeatures a gymnasium, meeting rooms, ftness room anda playground.
Community Center Ofce Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, holidays: closed
Facility Hours (March-May):
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Sunday: closed
(June-August):
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Saturday: noon-4 p.m. Sunday: closed
Fitness Room:
The ftness room has seven dual ftness stations, tworecumbent bikes, three treadmills, an elliptical, a lowimpact tread master and ree weights. An adult mustaccompany children ages 14-16. Children age 17 musthave a parental release orm. Call 314-615-8822 oravailability and ees.
Meeting Rooms A and B
 Each room accommodates 60 people theater-style or 48banquet-style. Combined, the rooms can accommodate 96people banquet-style. Call 314-615-8822 or availabilityand ees.
Multi-Purpose Gymnasium
7,000 square eet o open space with maple oor may beused or a variety o events including basketball, volleyball,or receptions. Call 314-615-8822 or availability and ees.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY FITNESS ACTIVITIES
Free walking or Open Play may be cancelled or programsor rentals.
Free Walking
Get out o the weather and walk in the gym or ree.Simply sign in at the ront desk.Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8-9 a.m.Tuesday and Thursday: 10-11:30 a.m.Free admission
Basketball Open Play
 Basketballs are available but you may bring your own.Monday-Friday; 3-5 p.m.$2 per person, per visit
GREENSFELDER 
 
RECREATION COMPLEX
Queeny Park550 Weidman Road,Ballwin, MO 63011314-615-8472 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)314-615-8471 axwww.stlouisco.com/parks/grc
Greenselder Recreation Complex is located in the 569-acre Queeny Park and eatures the Recreation Complex,the Dog Museum, tennis courts, fshing, trails, picnic sitesand hayrides.
Recreation Complex Ofce Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed
Conventions, Meetingsand Trade Shows Arena
The indoor arena is comprised o 220 eet by 85 eet ooor space with bleacher seating or 1,767 people. This airconditioned acility is available rom March 14 to Sept. 20.Call 314-615-8472 or availability and ees.
Meeting Rooms
Two rooms are available; each one is 36 eet by 45eet with seating capacity o 50 people. Rooms can becombined to create a larger space or reunions, showers ormeetings. Call 314-615-8472 or availability and ees.
Roller Hockey
Midwest Sports Hockey oers league play or adults andchildren and camp or children. Call 636-230-6466.
KENNEDY 
RECREATION COMPLEX
 Wayne C. Kennedy Park6050 Wells RoadSt. Louis, MO 63128314-615-5KRC (5572) or 800-735-2966 (Relay Mis-souri)314-615-SWIM (7946) Pool Inormation314-615-5579 axwww.stlouisco.com/parks/krc
The Kennedy Recreation Complex is located in Wayne C.Kennedy Park and eatures the Recreation Complex with ameeting room, an indoor arena, an outdoor Olympic-size pool,lighted tennis courts, a playground and gol course. SusonPark is conveniently located directly across Wells Road.
Recreation Complex Ofce Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed
Arena
The indoor arena is comprised o 215-oot by 98-ooto oor space with bleacher seating or 600. This airconditioned acility is available or rent rom April 1 toAug. 15. Call 314-615-5572 or availability and ees.
Meeting Room
Capacity is 25-35 people. Call 314-615-5572 or availabilityand ees.
Pool InormationPublic Swim Hours:May 25-Aug. 4: noon-6 p.m.
Hours subject to change, due to weather conditions or specialevents. Call 314-615-5572 or 314-615-7946 or availability.
Admission Fees, Season Passes, Lockersand Pool Rental:
Call 314-615-5572 or 314-615-7946 or availability and ees.
Swim Groups
The number o groups per day is limited. Children’s groups(5-16) must have at least one counselor in swim attire orevery 10 children. Younger children’s groups (4 and under)must have at least one counselor in swim attire or everyfve children. Groups must notiy the recreation supervisori they are planning to attend in advance by calling314-615-5572, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lap Swimming
 
(All Ages) 
Monday/Wednesday/FridayJune 3-July 26 5-6 p.m.
Regular admission ees apply.
Senior Swim
(Ages 50+) 
Seniors may enjoy their choice o lap swimming orrecreational swim time.
Friday June 7-July 26 10-11:30 a.m.
Regular admission ee applies.
Swimming Lessons
Swim Lessons are available at Kennedy RecreationComplex. For inormation look or ad on page 5.
QUAIL CREEK GOLF COURSE IN KENNEDY
 This 18-hole championship par 72 gol course is open tothe public. It is complete with driving range, pro shop andull service restaurant and bar. Call 314-487-1988.
NORTH COUNTY 
RECREATION COMPLEX
Veterans Memorial Park2577 Redman AvenueSt. Louis, MO 63136314-615-8839 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)314-615-8853 axwww.stlouisco.com/parks/ncrc
The North County Recreation Complex includes themultipurpose gymnasium, a walking track, meeting roomand a new ftness area. Veterans Memorial Park continuesto eature our lighted tennis courts, the Leo Wilson picnicshelter, a playground, Black Jack Lake and a gol course.
Recreation Complex Ofce Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed
Facility Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.
Meeting Room
Capacity is 40-45 people. Call 314-615-8840 or availabilityand ees.
Multi-Purpose Gymnasium
The multi-purpose gym is available or a variety o eventsincluding basketball, volleyball and walking track. Call314-615-8839 or availability and ees.
Fitness Area
This new area consists o cardio and strength exerciseequipment along with ree weights. Some o theexercise components available are treadmills, ellipticals,recumbent bikes, dumbbells and weight benches. Theftness area is only available to patrons 18 years o ageand older. Call 314-615-8839 or availability and ees.
Pool Inormation
The North County Recreation Complex pool will be closedthroughout the 2013 season. Look or it to reopen in 2014.Eagle Springs Gol Course in Veterans Memorial ParkThe Eagle Springs Gol Course oers an 18-holechampionship course and 9-hole, par 3 course. Theclubhouse has a pro shop, restaurant, banquet acilitieswith restrooms, a putting green, driving range andconvenient cart paths. Weekend tee times may bereserved rom April through September. Visit www.eaglesprings.com or call 314-355-7277.
RECREATIONCOMPLEXES
& SWIMMING
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