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SPRING&SUMMER

MARCH - AUGUST 2013


ACTIVITY
GUIDE
SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISTPATCH
NATURALLY
stlouisco.com/parks
WHERE
FUN
COMES
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The time is coming when well put away the snow boots
and get out the swim suits! Get ready for spring and
summer with plenty of fun-flled activities that may take
you and your family everywhere from the nature trail to
the pool to a concert and back again!
Usher in your spring fshing season by attending one of
the Gone Fishin seminars or programs. We offer many
outdoor experiences such as hiking, cycling or boating
and nature programs designed to get you up and out into
the Great Outdoors. Prepare for summer by enrolling your
child in one of the Summer Day Camps at our Recreation
Complexes. These camps fll quickly and include sports,
science, art and many other diverse and fun learning
activities for your child.
Special event highlights begin in March with a Childrens
Egg Hunt in St. Vincent Park followed in April by the
popular World War II Weekend at Jefferson Barracks.
Dont miss the Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park in May
or the many concerts held throughout the summer at
Faust Park. Dive into summer by taking swimming lessons
at one of our Recreation Centers available from June into
August or ride the rails at the Museum of Transportation
and take a spin on a Carousel at Faust Park. Every day is
family day in St. Louis County Parks.
If you just want to relax on your own or with your family
and friends, reserve a picnic shelter or picnic site. Visit
the native North American animals at Lone Elk Park or
the domestic farm animals at Suson Park. Bring your
children to your favorite County Park and enjoy one of the
playgrounds or spend your time together and walk, skate
or bike ride on the trails in Creve Coeur Park, Spanish
Lake Park or along the Grant Trail.
HAVE FUN VISITING YOUR
ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS.
Honorable Charlie A. Dooley
County Exutive
ACCESSIBILITY
For accommodations you may need to make a program accessible, or to
receive this activity guide in an alternative format, call 314-615-4386 or
800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri). 48 hour (2 business days) notice is needed
for sign language interpreters. Requests for Braille will require more time.
PARK WATCH
Park Watch is a program to bring park visitors,
park neighbors and St. Louis County Parks and
Recreation staff together to ensure safety and the
highest quality of facilities and services. If you see
suspicious activities, vandalism or problems within
a St. Louis County Park, call the County Park Watch
Hotline at 314-615-ISEE (4733) or 800-735-2966 TTY
(Relay Missouri). You may remain anonymous.
To contact a St. Louis County Park Ranger, call
314-615-8911. 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 ordinance
violations or resource misuse. When observing such events, please note time,
place, description of persons and vehicles, including direction of travel, as well
as any other identifying information.
Please report only! Please do not take any action to intervene or attempt to
correct a problem. This is the responsibility of St. Louis County Parks Rangers
and the St. Louis County Police. Thank you.
WHATS INSIDE
ADDITIONAL COPIES
OF THIS
ACTIVITY GUIDE
There is a limited number of
additional Activity Guides available.
You may receive a copy by visiting
us at the Department of Parks and
Recreation offces at 41 South
Central Avenue, Clayton or any of
our Recreation Complexes. For the
location nearest you check us out
on the web at www.stlouisco.com/
parks.
AS THE
DAYS
BECOME
LONGER
AND THE
WEATHER
BEGINS
TO WARM,
THOUGHTS MOVE FROM
OUR INDOOR ROUTINE TO
NEW OUTDOOR ACTIVITES.
THE FIRST
CHOICE IS
ALWAYS YOUR
ST. LOUIS
COUNTY PARKS!
Hazel Erby District 1
Kathleen Burkett, Chair District 2
Colleen Wasinger District 3
Michael OMara District 4
Pat Dolan District 5
Steve Stenger District 6
Gregory F. Quinn District 7
Diane Christy
Angie Hilzinger
John Lorenz
Gary Otten
Gerry Sander
Ernestine Shivers-Jones, Chair
Don 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. Louis
County website at www.stlouisco.com/personnel/jobsearch.
SPRING&SUMMER
MARCH - AUGUST 2013
ACTIVITY
GUIDE
SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISTPATCH
NATURALLY
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WHERE FUN COMES
SPRING&SUMMER
MARCH - AUGUST 2013
ACTIVITY
GUIDE
SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISTPATCH
NATURALLY
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WHERE FUN COMES
SPRING&SUMMER
MARCH - AUGUST 2013
ACTIVITY
GUIDE
SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISTPATCH
NATURALLY
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WHERE FUNCOMES
RECREATION COMPLEXES
& SWIMMING .................................. 3
Take advantage of the community centers in your
area. Available features include ftness centers,
swimming pools, gymnasiums, ice rinks, golf courses
and meeting and event spaces. Swim lessons and
special swim sessions are also available.
CAMPS & MORE ............................ 4
Whether your children enjoy sports, the great
outdoors, art, theater or science, there is a
camp for them. St. Louis County Parks hosts a
wide variety of summer camps, day camps and
specialty camps from which to choose.
EXERCISE & FITNESS ..................... 6
St. Louis County Parks offer many varied ftness
and exercise opportunities for residents from
toddlers to seniors. Join the fun of dancing,
pilates, yoga, team sports and more.
MUSEUMS, HISTORIC SITES
& PROGRAMS ................................... 8
A number of St. Louis County Parks sites are
rich in history, housing original structures and
artifacts, including residences built in the 1800s
and the United States frst military post west
of the Mississippi. Tours, educational programs
and exhibits at these sites offer a deeper
understanding of the past.
THIS & THAT
Art Education ...................................................... 13
Special Events for Kids ....................................... 13
Scout and Youth Group Programs ...................... 13
Special Events for Everyone ............................... 14
Special Events for Adults ................................... 15
GONE FISHIN ..............................16
Beginner or expert, there is always a new fshing
technique to learn or master! Why not start now?
You may alsowish to take advantage of special
fshing trips and fairs.
DIRECTORIES
Calendar of Events .......................................10, 11
Location map of St. Louis County Parks ............ 12
Facility reservations phone numbers ................. 19
Urban Tree Program ............................................ 20
MUSIC & MORE ...........................17
If you are looking to enjoy some of the best
music St. Louis has to offer, check out the St.
Louis County Parks concert schedules. And dont
miss all the great fairs, including the Laumeier
Art Fair.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURES ............18
Acquire skills in caving, orienteering, birding,
hiking and more this season. Many courses offer
hands-on learning opportunites, while others
are taught in a classroom. Some special outdoor
activities are combined with a breakfast!
FACILITIES & WEDDINGS ...........18
St. Louis County Parks has it all from athletic
felds to barns to corporate meeting spaces to
scenic wedding locations. Learn how you can
reserve space in a St. Louis County Park for your
next special event or athletic endeavor.
VOLUNTEERS
& GARDENING ...............................20
Be of service to your community while enjoying
the great outdoors. Whether you are an expert
gardener, want to help maintain the local parks,
keep the trails safe, or simply make a donation -
we need you!
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY COMPLEXES
AND SWIMMING
The St. Louis County Parks Department has three
Recreation Complexes and two Community Centers. They
are conveniently located throughout North, South and
West County. Each facility offers a variety of amenities
and provides unique and quality experiences designed
to fulfll your recreation needs. You may contact each
complex or center listed below for information regarding
their specifc recreational resources. Three of our facilities
have pools and are open for the 2013 swimming season
from 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 free children per paid adult in swim attire, 18
or older. Not applicable to groups. Swim diapers required
for infants.)
Season Passes:
Admission requires presentation of pass or paid admission
Season Pass Fees:
$150 per family (Maximum-fve family members living in
same household)
$25 per each additional family member (At time of Family
Pass 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 Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-615-8822 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-615-8821 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/affton
The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center is located
one mile west of Interstate 55 (Reavis Barracks exit) and
features a gymnasium, meeting rooms, ftness room and
a playground.
Community Center Offce 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, two
recumbent bikes, three treadmills, an elliptical, a low
impact tread master and free weights. An adult must
accompany children ages 14-16. Children age 17 must
have a parental release form. Call 314-615-8822 for
availability and fees.
Meeting Rooms A and B
Each room accommodates 60 people theater-style or 48
banquet-style. Combined, the rooms can accommodate 96
people banquet-style. Call 314-615-8822 for availability
and fees.
Multi-Purpose Gymnasium
7,000 square feet of open space with maple foor may be
used for a variety of events including basketball, volleyball,
or receptions. Call 314-615-8822 for availability and fees.
SPECIAL COMMUNITY FITNESS ACTIVITIES
Free walking or Open Play may be cancelled for programs
or rentals.
Free Walking
Get out of the weather and walk in the gym for free.
Simply sign in at the front 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 Park
550 Weidman Road,
Ballwin, MO 63011
314-615-8472 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-615-8471 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/grc
Greensfelder Recreation Complex is located in the 569-
acre Queeny Park and features the Recreation Complex,
the Dog Museum, tennis courts, fshing, trails, picnic sites
and hayrides.
Recreation Complex Offce Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed
Conventions, Meetings
and Trade Shows Arena
The indoor arena is comprised of 220 feet by 85 feet of
foor space with bleacher seating for 1,767 people. This air
conditioned facility is available from March 14 to Sept. 20.
Call 314-615-8472 for availability and fees.
Meeting Rooms
Two rooms are available; each one is 36 feet by 45
feet with seating capacity of 50 people. Rooms can be
combined to create a larger space for reunions, showers or
meetings. Call 314-615-8472 for availability and fees.
Roller Hockey
Midwest Sports Hockey offers league play for adults and
children and camp for children. Call 636-230-6466.
KENNEDY
RECREATION COMPLEX
Wayne C. Kennedy Park
6050 Wells Road
St. Louis, MO 63128
314-615-5KRC (5572) or 800-735-2966 (Relay Mis-
souri)
314-615-SWIM (7946) Pool Information
314-615-5579 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/krc
The Kennedy Recreation Complex is located in Wayne C.
Kennedy Park and features the Recreation Complex with a
meeting room, an indoor arena, an outdoor Olympic-size pool,
lighted tennis courts, a playground and golf course. Suson
Park is conveniently located directly across Wells Road.
Recreation Complex Offce Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed
Arena
The indoor arena is comprised of 215-foot by 98-foot
of foor space with bleacher seating for 600. This air
conditioned facility is available for rent from April 1 to
Aug. 15. Call 314-615-5572 for availability and fees.
Meeting Room
Capacity is 25-35 people. Call 314-615-5572 for availability
and fees.
Pool Information
Public Swim Hours:
May 25-Aug. 4: noon-6 p.m.
Hours subject to change, due to weather conditions or special
events. Call 314-615-5572 or 314-615-7946 for availability.
Admission Fees, Season Passes, Lockers
and Pool Rental:
Call 314-615-5572 or 314-615-7946 for availability and fees.
Swim Groups
The number of groups per day is limited. Childrens groups
(5-16) must have at least one counselor in swim attire for
every 10 children. Younger childrens groups (4 and under)
must have at least one counselor in swim attire for every
fve children. Groups must notify the recreation supervisor
if they are planning to attend in advance by calling
314-615-5572, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lap Swimming (All Ages)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday
June 3-July 26 5-6 p.m.
Regular admission fees apply.
Senior Swim (Ages 50+)
Seniors may enjoy their choice of lap swimming or
recreational swim time.
Friday June 7-July 26 10-11:30 a.m.
Regular admission fee applies.
Swimming Lessons
Swim Lessons are available at Kennedy Recreation
Complex. For information look for ad on page 5.
QUAIL CREEK GOLF COURSE IN KENNEDY
This 18-hole championship par 72 golf course is open to
the public. It is complete with driving range, pro shop and
full service restaurant and bar. Call 314-487-1988.
NORTH COUNTY
RECREATION COMPLEX
Veterans Memorial Park
2577 Redman Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63136
314-615-8839 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-615-8853 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/ncrc
The North County Recreation Complex includes the
multipurpose gymnasium, a walking track, meeting room
and a new ftness area. Veterans Memorial Park continues
to feature four lighted tennis courts, the Leo Wilson picnic
shelter, a playground, Black Jack Lake and a golf course.
Recreation Complex Offce 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 for availability
and fees.
Multi-Purpose Gymnasium
The multi-purpose gym is available for a variety of events
including basketball, volleyball and walking track. Call
314-615-8839 for availability and fees.
Fitness Area
This new area consists of cardio and strength exercise
equipment along with free weights. Some of the
exercise components available are treadmills, ellipticals,
recumbent bikes, dumbbells and weight benches. The
ftness area is only available to patrons 18 years of age
and older. Call 314-615-8839 for availability and fees.
Pool Information
The North County Recreation Complex pool will be closed
throughout the 2013 season. Look for it to reopen in 2014.
Eagle Springs Golf Course in Veterans Memorial Park
The Eagle Springs Golf Course offers an 18-hole
championship course and 9-hole, par 3 course. The
clubhouse has a pro shop, restaurant, banquet facilities
with restrooms, a putting green, driving range and
convenient cart paths. Weekend tee times may be
reserved from April through September. Visit www.
eaglesprings.com or call 314-355-7277.
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ST. VINCENT
COMMUNITY CENTER
St. Vincent Park
7335 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63133
314-615-8STV (8788) or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay
Missouri)
314-615-HOOP (4667) Basketball information
314-615-8837 fax
stlouisco.com/parks/stv
St. Vincent Community Center in St. Vincent Park
includes a community room, multi-purpose gymnasium,
a water park, a ftness trail designed to be accessible
to people of all abilities, playground and tennis courts,
athletic felds, trails, picnic sites and shelters.
Community Center Offce Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed
Facility Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Fitness Room
The ftness room offers an 11-station weight center,
recumbent bike, upright bike, two tread mills and elliptical
machine. We offer one-year memberships for access to
the ftness room. Call 314-615-8788 for availability and
fees.
Meeting Room
The Meeting Room can accommodate up to 80 people
for meetings, parties and classes. Call 314-615-8788 for
availability and fees.
Multi-Purpose Gymnasium
The multi-purpose gym can be use for a variety of
activities including basketball and volleyball. Call
314-615-8788 for availability and fees.
WATER PARK INFORMATION
Hours:
May 25-Aug. 4 Noon-6 p.m.
Hours subject to change due to weather conditions or
special events. Call 314-615-8788 for availability after
Aug. 5.
Admission Fees, Season Passes, Lockers and Pool
Rental:
Call 314-615-8788 for availability and fees.
After May 28, call 314-615-8785.
Swimming Lessons:
Swim Lessons are available at St. Vincent Community
Center. For information, look for the ad on page 5.
Swim Groups:
The number of groups per day is limited. Childrens
groups (5-16) must have at least one counselor in swim
attire for every 10 children. Younger childrens groups
(4 and under) must have at least one counselor in swim
attire for every fve children. After April 30, groups must
notify the recreation supervisor seven days in advance
to schedule their outing. Call 314-615-8788, Monday-
Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Water Aerobics
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+)
Get a cardiovascular workout, tone your body and
lose weight while remaining cool in the water. With
water aerobics you do not need to know how to swim.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8788.
Mondays/Wednesdays*
June 3-July 31 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$40 per person
*No class Thursday, July 4.
BASKETBALL CLINICS
at Larimore Park (Ages 8-14)
Free basketball clinics will resume this summer at Larimore
Park. This camp will focus on shooting, dribbling and ball-
handling skills. Advance registration required.
Call 314-615-8788.
Saturday May 4 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday June 1 10 a.m.-noon
Free admission
MAGIC AND CIRCUS WORKSHOP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-12)
Participants will learn magic tricks and circus skills like
ring juggling, peacock feather balancing and stilt walking.
Enjoy comedy skits, out-of-the-box thinking puzzles, and
balloon twisting which round out this fun, unique workshop.
Campers will take home a giant wand magic set, a $25
value, plus a $10 coupon that can be used at any of our
other entertainment camps this summer. Call 314-615-8822.
Saturday May 4 9 a.m.-noon
$35 per person
CAMP KENNEDY
at Kennedy Recreation Complex (Ages 6-12)
Children are grouped by age and enjoy crafts, games, nature
programs, a special event cookout, sports and supervised
recreational swim. Camp is located at Suson Park on
Mondays and Wednesdays, Kennedy Recreation Complex
on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Bohrer Park on Fridays.
Bring a non-perishable lunch, snack and beverage daily. For
an additional cost, swimming lessons and Sunrise/Late Day
Club memberships may be purchased. Call 314-615-5572.
Monday-Friday June 3-7 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 10-14 9a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday* July 1-5 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 15-19 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 22-26 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$60 per person; $48 per person* (Closed July 4)*
CAMP QUEENY
at Queeny Park (Ages 6-12)
Fun in the sun this summer. Activities include sports,
nature activities, arts and crafts and special events.
Lunch is not provided. Each child should bring their own
non-perishable lunch and two water bottles. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Monday-Friday June 3-7 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 15-19 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 22-26 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 29-Aug. 2 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$65 per person
MINI CAMP
at Queeny Park (Ages 4-6)
Fun activities for the younger kids. Your preschool child
will have the opportunity to experience summer day camp
just like his or her big brother and sister, but have activities
geared to the preschool/kindergarten level. Activities
will include arts and crafts, games, singing, water play,
nature programs, feld trips and outdoor adventures. Each
child should bring their own non-perishable lunch and
two water bottles. Advance registration required. Call
314-615-8472.
Monday-Friday June 3-7 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 10-14 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 17-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 24-28 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 15-19 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 22-26 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 29-Aug. 2 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$65 per person
OUTDOOR HALF-DAY CAMP
at Queeny Park (Ages 8-11)
This camp offers an ideal opportunity for the child that
enjoys nature, the outdoors and trying new things.
Participants will take a wildlife walk, build a birdhouse,
make a birdfeeder, go on a mushroom safari and more. Its
a great addition for those in summer school or just for fun.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Monday-Friday June 3-7 1-4 p.m.
$50 per person
SPORTS VARIETY CAMP
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 5-12)
This eight-week, indoor, sports camp offers a variety of
sports including kickball, basketball and soccer. A different
sport is offered each day throughout the week. Other
activities include cooperative learning activities such as
games, relay races, arts and crafts, and plenty of fun. Call
314-615-8782.
Tuesday/Thursday June 4-July 25 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$180 per child (or $25 per child per week in advance)
CAMP EAGLES NEST
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 5-12)
Our two-week day camps offer many sports, crafts, theme
days, nature programs, cook outs, guest speakers and
swimming twice weekly. The day begins indoors, but
some activities are outdoors. Activities are modifed during
extreme heat. Bring a non-perishable lunch, snacks and
beverages daily. Advance registration required. Before-
and after-care is available for an additional fee. Call
314-615-8839.
Monday-Friday June 10-21 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday June 24-July 5 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday* July 8-19 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$110 per child; $99 per child (Closed July 4)*
CAMPS
& MORE
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CHALLENGER CAMP
at Queeny Park (Ages 9-12)
Get ft while having fun on timed scavenger hunts, ftness
drills, bending and twisting through laser obstacles and
learning about nutrition. Children should come prepared
with a water bottle and a competitive spirit. Participants
must have a doctors physical release to attend. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Monday-Friday June 10-14 1-4 p.m.
$50 per person
MAGIC CAMP:
MAKING THINGS APPEAR AND DISAPPEAR!
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-12)
Learn all new and exciting magic tricks in Abra-Kid-Abras
Magic Camp. Get your own magic box. Learn all new tricks
and youll learn comedy magic skits, balloon twisting,
magic puzzles, and lots more. Camp culminates with
campers putting on a family show. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday June 17-21 9 a.m.-noon
$95 per person
BALLOONATICS CAMP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-12)
Balloonatic campers learn to create over 20 balloons
animals, UFO balloons and a balloon helicopter that fies.
Each day, campers take home a different balloon. Camp
concludes with the Balloonatics showing off their skills
in a balloon twist jam for their families. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday June 17-21 12:30-3:30 p.m.
$95 per person
JUNIOR ENGINEERING 1
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-8)
Junior Engineering is a great hands-on learning experience
and opportunity to acquire building skills. Students will
creatively build and modify machines through basic
engineering skills using our Lego kits. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday June 24-28 9 a.m.-noon
$109 per person
COLLISION CARS CAMP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 9-13)
Students will use our unique Lego kits to build a variety
of battling machines. This class offers exploration,
problem solving and risk-taking with a goal of learning and
experimenting with how machines work and compete. Call
314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday June 24-28 1-4 p.m.
$109 per person
JUNIOR SCIENCE EXPLORERS CAMP
at Queeny Park (Ages 5-12)
Learn what an owl cant digest and view the world through
a camera obscura. Join a team of camper engineers and
build bridges, domes, cubes and pyramids. Make your own
sidewalk chalk, super balls and chromatography t-shirt.
Advance registration required. Call 314-991-8000.
Monday-Friday July 1-5* 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$190 per person * No class on Thursday, July 4th
JUNIOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-8)
Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles
including everyday vehicles, concept cars, constructions
machines and more using our unique Lego kits. Its a great
opportunity to meet other LEGO enthusiasts and to share
ideas. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 9 a.m.-noon
$109 per person
VEHICLE ENGINEERING
at Affton Community Center (Ages 9-13)
Participants will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles
capped off with a fnal project using our unique Lego kits.
Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars and
construction machines. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 1-4 p.m.
$109 per person
CIRCUS STARS CAMP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-12)
Walk on stilts. Ride a unicycle. Learn juggling, plate
spinning, clown acts, animal balloons and some brand
new juggling and balancing skills offered this year. Camp
ends with the students performing an amazing circus for
their family and friends. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday July 15-19 9 a.m.-noon
$95 per person
KIDS COMEDY CAMP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 6-12)
Master the secrets of stand-up, sketch and improvisation
comedy. Take home a new gag each day such as a rubber
chicken, squirt ring and gag glasses. On the last day of
camp youll perform comedy for family and friends. Call
314-615-8822.
Monday-Friday July 15-19 12:30-3:30 p.m.
$95 per person
SPORTS CAMP
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 5-12)
Boys and girls learn the basics of basketball, volleyball and
other sports. Focus is on the fundamentals of basic game
play through drills and instruction. Advance registration
required. Before- and after-care is available for an
additional fee. Call 314-615-8839.
Monday-Friday July 22-Aug. 2 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Friday Aug. 5-9* 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$110 per person $55* per person
SECRET AGENT LAB CAMP
at Queeny Park (Ages 5-12)
Secret Agent Camp is a fun journey into the work of
detection, spy science and forensics. Over the course of
fve days, campers will experience cool science and take
home a scientifc project each day. Advance registration
required. Call 314-991-8000.
Monday-Friday Aug. 5-9 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$235 per person
LITTLE GREEN THUMBS CAMP
at Queeny Park (Ages 4-5)
An exciting introduction to basic environmental science
for young children. Each session is devoted to different
aspects of the garden, helping children to learn through
how living things grow. Hands-on experiments, with
games, a snack and story. Advance registration required.
Call 314-991-8000.
Monday-Friday Aug. 5-9 9 a.m.-noon
$160 per person
MAGIC CAMP
at Kennedy Recreation Complex (Ages 6-12)
Learn all new and exciting magic tricks in Abra-Kid-Abras
Magic Camp. Get your own magic box and learn comedy
magic skits, balloon twisting, magic puzzles and lots more.
Camp ends with campers putting on a magic show for
their families. Call 314-615-5572.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 1-4 p.m.
$95 per person
LAUMEIER SUMMER ART CAMP SESSIONS (Ages 4-15)
Program participants explore Laumeiers woodland trails,
draw, paint, sculpt and fnd inspiration from the art exhibited
both indoors and out. Camps are led by local, experienced art
instructors and supported by professional staff. Art materials
and camp T-shirt are provided. Visit www.laumeier.org or call
314-615-5278 for brochure and registration form.
Camps for ages 4-6 (half day)
Monday-Friday June 10-Aug. 2 9 a.m.-noon
$99 per person, per week
Camps for ages 6-15 (full day)
Monday-Friday June 10-Aug. 2 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$160 per person, per week
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DANCEFITNESS
ZUMBA
at Affton Community Center (All Ages)
Zumba is a cardio-based workout with sculpting exercises
designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom while
enjoying the benefts of Latin Dance and International
Music. Whether beginner or advanced, anyone can
participate in the class and have fun. Its time to ditch the
workout and join the party. Call 314-615-8822.
Wednesday 5-5:45 p.m.
$50 punch card for 10 classes or $7 per class
ZUMBA CARDIO FITNESS
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)
This exciting new ftness craze offers high-energy Latin-
based rhythms with international dance moves. Ditch
the work-out and join the party. You can burn up to 1,000
calories per hour. Call 314-615-8839.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$5 per session

ZUMBA FITNESS WITH TONING
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)
This exciting new ftness craze combines high energy
Latin-based rhythms with international dance moves.
Dance to the rhythm of the beat while also watching the
calories burn away. Call 314-615-8839.
Sunday 3-4:15 p.m.
$5 per session
SLIDE SHOW LINE DANCING
at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages)
Ditch the exercise and learn how to slide dance for fun
and ftness. The instructor will break it down into EZ
steps to follow. Call 314-615-8839.
Thursday 6-7:30 p.m.
$3 per session
LINE DANCING AND MORE
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
Various types of dances will be taught by Gerry and
Marlene Strait. Make checks payable to Gerry Strait. Call
314-615-8822.
Thursday March 7-28 1-2 p.m.
Thursday April 4-25 1-2 p.m.
Thursday May 2-23 1-2 p.m.
Thursday May 30-June 20 1-2 p.m.
Thursday June 27-July 25 1-2 p.m.
$20 per person
TINY TOT DANCE AND TUMBLE
at Affton Community Center (Ages 3-5)
This program is designed to increase your childs creativity,
imagination and coordination. Wear comfortable clothes,
socks and shoes. Potty-trained children only. Make checks
payable to Mandy Montgomery. No class on April 1. Call
314-615-8822.
Monday March 25-May 13 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Monday* July 1-July 29 5:45-6:30 p.m.
$50 per person, $30 per person*
PRE-BALLET AND TAP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 5-7)
Designed for the aspiring dancer with Tiny Tots experience
and who is ready for new challenges. This is a great class
to get ready for Ballet/Tap I. Must have Tiny Tot Dance
experience if 4-5 years old. Registration on the frst night
of class. No class on April 1. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday March 25-May 13 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Monday* July 1-July 29 6:30-7:15 p.m.
$50 per person, $30 per person*
YOUTH DANCE BALLET AND TAP
at Affton Community Center
Tap I focuses on the technique of classical ballet. Tap
II places emphasis on learning the elegance of ballet.
(Pre-requisite Ballet/Tap I) Checks should be made payable
to Mandy Montgomery. Registration on the frst night of
class. No class on April 1. Call 314-615-8822.
Tap I (Ages 7-10)
Monday March 25-May 13 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday* July 1-July 29 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Tap II (Ages 11-15)
Monday March 25-May 13 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$50 per person, $30 per person*
YOUTH DANCE-JAZZ
at Affton Community Center
This class teaches jazz technique and combinations.
Checks should be made payable to Mandy Montgomery.
Registration takes place the frst night of class. No class
on April 1. Call 314-615-8822.
Jazz I (Ages 7-10)
Monday March 25-May 13 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Jazz II (Ages 11-15)
Monday March 25-May 13 7:30-8:30 p.m.
$50 per person
ZUMBA
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+)
Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-
inspired, calorie-burning dance ftness-party thats moving
millions of people toward joy and health. Class is open to
all at any ftness level. Advance registration requested.
Contact Marius Johnson at mjohnson@beyondhousing.org
or call at 314-882-6550.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 2-Aug. 29 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Free admission
LINE DANCING FOR OLDER ADULTS:
Beginning at Affton Community Center (Ages 50+)
Come learn fun line dances you can do without a partner.
Be prepared for lots of fun, cardiovascular exercise, and
meeting good friends. Advance registration required. Call
St. Louis Community College-Meramec at 314-984-7777.
Session 1
Friday April 5-May 10 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Session 2
Friday July 19-Aug. 23 12:30-1:30 p.m.
$49 per person, $29.50 for ages 60+
LINE DANCING FOR OLDER ADULTS:
Easy Intermediate at Affton Community Center
(Ages 50+)
For those who have taken beginning line dancing class and
want to learn more including dances you can do without
a partner. Be prepared for lots of fun, cardiovascular
exercise. Advance registration required. Call St. Louis
Community College-Meramec at 314-984-7777.
Friday April 5-May 10 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Friday July 19-Aug. 23 1:45-2:45 p.m.
$49 per person, $29.50 for ages 60+
YOGALATES AT AFFTON COMMUNITY CENTER
Get the benefts of yoga, Pilates and core strengthening
as you exercise and stretch. Beginners to any class should
come 10 minutes early for a brief introduction. Bring water,
towel and yoga mat. Advance registration required by
calling St. Louis Community College-Meramec at
314-984-7777.
Thursday May 30-Aug. 8 5:30-6:30 p.m.
$89 per person
YOGA: BEGINNING AND BEYOND
at Affton Community Center
Join us to relax and calm your mind. Bring a towel and
a mat. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. This class
is for beginners only. Call St. Louis Community College-
Meramec at 314-984-7777.
Monday June 7-July 19 10-11 a.m.
(Beginning)
Monday June 7-July 19 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
(Advanced)
$58 per person
TEEN BALLET/CORE STRENGTHENING
at Affton Community Center (Ages 12-16)
Checks should be made payable to Mandy Montgomery.
Registration takes place the frst night of class. Call
314-615-8822.
Monday July 1-29 7:15-8 p.m.
$30 per person
EXERCISE&FITNESS
PASSPORT TO HEALTH (P2H)
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 12+)
This is a health and wellness membership program of
Beyond Housings 24:1 initiative. Receive free health
screenings, physical activity classes, cooking classes,
supermarket tours and more. Sponsored by the Express
Scripts Foundation, Great Rivers Greenway and County
Parks. Contact Marius Johnson at mjohnson@beyond-
housing.org or call 314-882-6550.
24:1 WALKING/RUNNING GROUPS
at St. Vincent Park (All Ages)
Run, walk, jog or stroll with others in the morning. Wear
comfortable walking/running shoes, bring a water bottle
and enjoy the company of friends. Class is open to all at
any ftness level. Advance registration requested. Contact
Marius Johnson at mjohnson@beyondhousing.org or call
314-882-6550.
Saturday March 23-Aug. 24 9 a.m.
Free admission
FITNESS AREA
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)
This new area consists of cardio and strength exercise
equipment along with free weights. Some of the
exercise components available are treadmills, ellipticals,
recumbent bikes, dumbbells and weight benches. Call
314-615-8839.
$4 per adult (Ages 18-54)
$2 per senior (Ages 55+)
$6 Gym & Fitness Adult Combo
$30 for 12 Visit Fitness Area Pass
$2 per visit for Early Morning (8-10 a.m.) Gym Walkers &
Fitness Combo
TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 55+)
Get ft inside and out. This class includes everything to
totally reshape your body including cardio, strength and
toning with weights, and stretching. A nutrition and ftness
plan is also a key class component. Call 314-615-8839.
Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
$5 per session
BOOT CAMP FITNESS
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)
This intense eight week boot camp session, features
three classes per week that includes cardio, kickboxing,
circuit training and high-impact exercise drills. The boot
camp format provides an intensive exercise regimen that
assures calorie burn-off. You can save $30 when you pay
entire fee in advance. Call 314-615-8839.
Saturday 10-11:30 a.m.
$5 per session
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& FITNESS
TOTAL BODY BLAST
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)
Get your total body in its best shape ever. Our program
includes light weights, low impact cardio, stretching and
toning moves. Call 314-615-8839.
Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
$5 per session
CHAIR EXERCISE
at Affton Community Center (Ages 50+)
Workout is centered on a chair, including stretching,
muscle and strength building. Punch cards are available
for purchase with the instructor before each class.
Sessions are available year round. Call 314-615-8822.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30-11:30 a.m.
$20 per person (8 classes)
BUTTS AND GUTS
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+)
This is a quick, no-fuss, high-energy muscle conditioning
class that tones and shapes your hips, thighs, gluts and
abdomen. Advance registration appreciated. This is class is
open to anyone at any ftness level. Contact Marius Johnson
at mjohnson@beyondhousing.org or call at 314-882-6550.
Wednesdays April 3-Aug. 28 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturdays April 6-Aug. 31 9-10 a.m.
Free admission
KARATE-LITTLE DRAGONS
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 7-13)
Learn self-defense in this martial arts program designed
for fun, ftness and all ability levels. Individuals receive
one-on-one instruction in a group class setting. This
session is four classes. Call 314-615-8788.
Saturday April 6-27 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday May 4-25 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday June 1-29 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday July 6-27 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday Aug. 3-31 10 a.m.-noon
$25 per person
SMALL-GROUP BOOT CAMP
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
Get a great workout with a small-group, boot camp-style
training using bodyweight, bands, medicine balls, boxing
drills and cardio intervals for a fun and different workout
every time. Open to all ftness levels. Register at
renah@dragonfyftnessstl.com or call 314-691-2026.
Tuesday and Thursday
April 9-May 30 5:30-6:30 p.m.
$60 for 8 sessions, $100 for 16 sessions, $8 per class, drop-in
AEROBICS
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+)
Get ft while having fun. Non-jumping dance moves mixed
with upbeat, popular music will have you dancing the pounds
away. Each session is 16 classes. Call 314-615-8788.
Tuesday/Thursday April 16-June 6 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday June 11-Aug. 1 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday Aug. 6-Oct. 3 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$40 per person
YOGA
at Greensfelder Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)
Relax, calm your mind and experience a vibrant healing
energy. Learn breathing, stretching and relaxation
techniques to bring a total sense of well-being. Classes
will be held outdoors depending on the weather. Bring a
yoga mat, a foam block and yoga strap. Call 217-416-1465.
Monday April 15-May 20 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday April 17-May 22 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Monday June 3-July 15 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday June 6-July 17 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Monday July 22-Aug. 26 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday July 24-Aug. 28 9:30-10:30 a.m.
$45 per session
BASEBALL, BASKETBALL,
FOOTBALL, SOFTBALL
AND VOLLEYBALL
SPORTS MONSTER-ST. LOUIS ADULT RECREATION
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+)
Sports Monster, the nations largest private supplier
of adult recreational sports leagues, will be offering
numerous adult recreational leagues this spring and
summer. Leagues include indoor volleyball, indoor soccer,
basketball and dodgeball. Visit www.sportsmonster.net/
stlouis or call 314-395-5580.
BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL OR WALKING OPEN PLAY
at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages)
Open play recreation for basketball, volleyball and the
walking track. Basketballs and volleyballs are available
but you may bring your own. Open Play may be canceled
for programs or rentals. Call 314-615-8839.
Adult sessions (Ages 18+)
Monday-Friday March-Sept. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Youth sessions (Ages 6-17)
Monday-Friday March-Sept. 3-9 p.m.
Open Play
Saturday March-Sept. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday March-Sept. Noon-5 p.m.
$4 per adult (13-64), $2 per senior (65+), $2 per child
(5-12), children age 4 years and younger are free with
paying adult.
ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
Register your team for the adult coed recreational or
power volleyball league at the Affton Community Center.
Team registration deadline is two weeks prior to league
start date. Call 314-615-8822.
Recreational
Thursday March 7-April 25 7-10 p.m.
Thursday May 9-June 27 7-10 p.m.
Thursday July 11-Aug. 29 7-10 p.m.
Power (Experienced players only please)
Thursday March 7-April 25 7-10 p.m.
Thursday May 9-June 27 7-10 p.m.
Thursday July 11-Aug. 29 7-10 p.m.
$180 per team
PICK-UP VOLLEYBALL
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
Adult volleyball pick-up games for recreational and power
players at the Affton Community Center. Call 314-615-8822.
Recreational
Monday March 11-April 29 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday May 13-July 8 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday July 22-Sept. 16 7-8:30 p.m.
Power (Experienced players only please)
Monday March 11-April 29 7-8:30 p.m.
Monday May 13-July 8 8:30-10 p.m.
Monday July 22-Sept. 16 8:30-10 p.m.
$25 per session or $5 per night
MARTIAL ARTS WITH YOUN WHA RYU
at the Affton Community Center (All Ages)
Youn Wha Ryu, a Korean Martial Arts discipline, offers
principles for effective training and living. Participants
progress through a traditional belt-ranked system,
learning the principles of kicking, punching, throwing
and weapons. Classes instructed by certifed Youn
Wha Ryu, 5th Dan, Master Fernando Borrego. Register
at younwhastl@gmail.com or in person at class.
Wednesday April 3-24 5-6 p.m.
Wednesday May 1-29 5-6 p.m.
Wednesday June 5-26 5-6 p.m.
$35 per session,
$10 per class, drop-in
7 ON 7 TOUCH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
at St. Vincent Park (Grades 3-8)
Touch football is a non-contact league for boys and girls.
Touch football is an excellent way to develop skillsin football.
Sign your child up individually and he or she will be assigned
to a team or coaches can enter a team. Call 314-615-8782.
Saturday March 23-May 11 1-4 p.m.
Saturday June 8-July 27 1-4 p.m.
$200 per team
$30 per individual
MARCH MADNESS 3-ON-3
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 9-18)
This tournament is open to boy and girls teams with up to
four members on each team. Groups will also be divided
into age groups of 9-10, 11-13, 14-15 and 16-18 years.
Trophies presented to champions of each age group. All
participants will receive a tourney t-shirt. Register by
March 16. Call 314-615-8839.
Saturday/Sunday March 23-24 9 a.m.-noon
$75 per team
YOUTH BASKETBALL
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 10-13)
League play provides competition among players at their own
grade level. There will be eight scheduled games. Teams will
be accepted in grades 5-8. Games played on Thursdays and
Fridays at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8782.
Thursday/Friday March 28-May 17 6-9 p.m.
$350 per team
GYM NIGHT CAMP-IN FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 7-11)
Come out and spend a fun flled time at the complex and
enjoy activities focused on round ball in a Girls Night
Only or Boys Night Only basketball program. There
will be drills, activities and crafts related to basketball.
An evening snack and a light breakfast are included.
Sign-in at 7 p.m.. Pick-up at 8 a.m. the next day. Advance
registration required for girls by April 5 and for boys by
April 26. Call 314-615-8839.
Girls Night
Friday-Saturday April 12-13 7 p.m.-8a.m.
Boys Night
Friday-Saturday May 3-4 7 p.m.-8a.m.
$35 per child
$300 per team (15 max.)
50 AND OVER ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 50+)
Basketball played the Old School way. Get off the
asphalt and shoot some hoops on a beautiful hardwood
foor. There will be eight scheduled games. Awards are
given to top two fnishers. No games May 25. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8788.
Saturday April 6-June 15 Noon-2 p.m.
$500 per team
Hoop IT Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 6-12)
This camp will focus on teaching your child basic
basketball including shooting, dribbling and ball handling.
Camp T-shirts will also be provided for children attending
this camp. Advance registration required for boys by May
25 and for girls by June 1. Call 314-615-8839.
Boys Session
Saturday-Sunday June 1-2 9a.m.-noon
Girls Session
Saturday-Sunday June 8-9 9a.m.-noon
$40 per child
HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION BASKETBALL
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 14-17)
League play will give high school athletes experience in
competition with players at their own grade level. There
will be eight scheduled games. Teams will be accepted
in grades 9-12. Games played at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8782.
Tuesday/Thursday June 11-Aug. 8 6-9 p.m.
$350 per team
PEPSI PUNT, PASS AND KICK
at Spanish Lake Park (Ages 8-15)
So which football skill can you do better: punt, pass or
kick? Show us what youve got. Sign up for NFL/Pepsis
Punt, Pass and Kick program and see if you have what it
takes to get to the national fnals. Call 314-615-8839.
Saturday Aug. 3 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free admission
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GENERAL DANIEL
BISSELL HOUSE
10225 Bellefontaine Road
St. Louis, MO 63137
314-544-5714, 314-544-6224
or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-638-5009 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/bissell
Call 314-544-6224 for information.
The former home of General Daniel Bissell, participant in
the American Revolutionary War and military commander
of the Upper Louisiana Territory from 1809-1813. After
the War of 1812, Bissell returned the St. Louis area. The
Federal-style house was home to fve generations of the
Bissell family whose decorative arts and furnishings are
displayed.
Hours
Tours scheduled by advance reservation only.
$4 per adult (13+); $2 per child (8-12); children ages 7 and
younger are free
2013 EXHIBITS (All Ages)
Hours: Friday, Noon-4 p.m. (Some Saturdays)
$5 per adult (13+); $2 per child (8-12); children ages 7 and
younger are free.
Call 314-615-5270 for tour information on other days.
WAR OF 1812: A NATION FORGED BY WAR
To commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the War of
1812, the National Museum of the United States Navy
exhibit depicts the role of the US Navy, Marines and Rev-
enue Cutter Service during the war. Explore the stories of
the Navy on the oceans, Great Lakes and their land battles
in Canada and New Orleans from June 18, 1812, until Feb.
18, 1815. Call 314-615-5270
FAUSTPARK
15185 Olive Boulevard
Chesterfeld, MO 63017
314-615-8328 or 800-737-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-615-8325 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/faust
Featuring Thornhill: Home of Frederick Bates, Missouris
second governor and Faust Historic Village (314-615-8328);
The St. Louis Carousel (314-615-8383); The Butterfy House
(636-530-0076) and the Webster University Music School
(636-537-1601). Make your reservation for a picnic at the
new Faust Picnic Shelter by calling 314-615-4386.
FAUST EDUCATION PROGRAMS
at Thornhill and Faust Historic Village (Grades 3-8)
Students learn about history and family life in the 1800s
through hands-on activities in an authentic environment.
Programs are available for grades 3 through 6. Fall 2013
registration begins on March 1. Call the Faust Park offce
at 314-615-8328.
FAUST HISTORIC VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE (All Ages)
The 19th-century structures and heritage gardens are open
on weekends. Guides in period dress will be available to
answer questions. Call 314-615-8328.
Saturday-Sunday May 18-19* 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday June 22-23, 29-30 1-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday July 20-21, 27-28 1-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Aug. 17-18, 24-25 1-5 p.m.
Free admission
$3 per person during Faust Fine Arts Festival*
THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE (All Ages)
Mothers Day weekend features free guided tours of the
estate of Missouris second governor, Frederick Bates,
including the house, a detached kitchen, icehouse,
smokehouse, blacksmith shop, barns and family cemetery.
Bates home, built circa 1819, is the oldest existing
governors home in the state and is listed on the National
Historic Register. Call 314-615-8328.
Saturday-Sunday May 11-12 1-5 p.m.
Free admission
ST. LOUIS CAROUSEL
IN FAUST PARK
15189 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfeld, MO 63017
314-615-8383 Gift Shop
314-615-7373 Offce
314-615-8326 fax
or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
www.stlouisco.com/parks/carousel
The St. Louis Carousel, an original 1920s Dentzel Carousel,
was installed at the Forest Park Highlands Amusement
Park in 1929. In 1963 a fre destroyed the park and the
carousel was moved to Sylvan Springs Park and operated
until 1979. The St. Louis County Historic Buildings
Commission and Faust Park Foundation raised funds to
restore it and install it in Faust Park.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Monday
(Friday, March 1-22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Carousel Rides: $2 per person, (Children under 1 year old
are free with a paid adult.)
Carousel Birthday Party Rentals
and Private Evening Rentals: Call 314-615-7373.
Free Rides for Mom on Mothers Day
All Moms ride the carousel free on Mothers Day.
Sunday May 12 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free Rides for Dad on Fathers Day
All Dads ride the carousel free on Fathers Day.
Sunday June 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
FORTBELLE FONTAINE
North end of Bellefontaine Road in
Fort Belle Fontaine Park, 63138
314-544-5714, 314-544-6224
or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-638-5009 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/fbf
As the United States frst military post west of the
Mississippi River, Fort Belle Fontaine was the fnal stop
of Lewis and Clarks Corps of Discovery expedition and
served as the starting point for other explorers. The park
includes a three-mile long nature trail that guides hikers
along Coldwater Creek, its confuence with the Missouri
River and through a 50-acre upland prairie. To visit the
park, follow Bellefontaine Road north and enter through
the Missouri Hills Home security station call 314-544-
6224.
Hours: Open daily (including weekends)
8 a.m.-sunset
Free admission (except for special events)
2013 EVENTS
HISTORY HAYRIDES
at Fort Belle Fontaine (All Ages)
The entire family will enjoy a long hayride, which travels
along the river and through a prairie with a guide providing
historic information on this little-known area with a big
history. Email mkollbaum@stlouisco.com or call
314-544-6224.
Sunday June 9 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
$7 per person
JEFFERSON BARRACKS
PARK
533 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63125
314-544-5714, 314-544-6224 or
800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-638-5009 fax
www.stlouisco.com/parks/jb
Jefferson Barracks was a United States Army post from
1826 to 1946. The museum buildings were part of the
ordnance section built in the 1850s. Powder Magazine
Museum displays the history of the barracks. Temporary
exhibits, guided tours, educational programs and special
events are offered. The Friends of Jefferson Barracks
operate the gift shop located in the Visitor Center.
VISITORS CENTER AND GIFT SHOP
Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.
Become a Museum Volunteer
Share your knowledge and love of history by volunteering
in one of St. Louis Countys oldest and most historic parks.
Visit www.stlouisco.com/parks/vol, email sbell@stlouisco.
com or call 314-615-8822.
Powder Magazine Museum Hours
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4 p.m.
Free admission
2013 EXHIBITS
OLD ORDNANCE ROOM (All Ages)
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m.
Guided tours must be scheduled in advance; email
mkollbaum@stlouisco.com or call 314-544-6224.
Free admission; $2 suggested donation
THE UNITED STATES NAVY: WWI AND WWII
The Army protected the United States from sea to shining
sea for generations, but it was the Navy that guarded
those seas. From World War I through World War II, the
Navy has a rich and exciting history. Uniforms, equipment
and other artifacts will provide an idea of what the life
of the common sailor was like, in port, on the ships and
during battle.
Feb. 6-Nov. 3, 2013
2013 EDUCATION PROGRAMS
LIVING HISTORY FIELD TRIPS (Ages 9+)
Come visit with Joseph Plumb Martin a Revolutionary
War soldier, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, a Civil War spy or
doctor, a WWI Doughboy and WWII G.I. Joe. These
programs offer school children in grades 4-12, the
opportunity to visit and understand the past. Although
created to address Missouris Core Curriculum standards
for students, our programs are popular with many adult
groups and organizations. Advance registration required.
Email mkollbaum@stlouisco.com or call 314-544-6224.
$40 per class per presentation
LAUMEIER
SCULPTURE PARK
12580 Rott Road
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
314-615-5ART (5278) or
800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-615-5283 fax
www.laumeier.org
info@laumeier.org
Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre open-air museum
that integrates art, nature and human experience in a
unique setting where you can hike, learn and experience a
stunning collection of outdoor sculpture.
Park Hours
8 a.m.-sunset
Closed Christmas Day and May 9 for Art Fair set-up. The
Park will also be closed until 6 p.m. on May 10 when Art
Fair will open from 6-10 p.m.
Indoor Galleries and Museum Shops
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
MUSEUMS
AND PROGRAMS
HISTORIC SITES
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Library Hours
Laumeiers Library is a non-circulating library of art and
sculpture publications with broad holdings on contemporary
art, sculpture, museum administration, history of art gardens
and conservation of outdoor art. The library is open to the
public by appointment by contacting Joy Wright by email at
library@laumeier.org and or calling at 314-615-5280.
Facility Rentals
Laumeier Sculpture Park offers its fascinating facilities for
rental for wedding ceremonies, celebrations, reunions,
picnics and similar affairs. Contact Sherry Muehlfarth by
email at thepartybroker@aol.com with Laumeier listed
in the subject line or call 314-941-0522.
2013 EXHIBITS
THE RIVER BETWEEN US (All Ages)
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis and Longue Vue
House and Gardens, New Orleans, are co-organizing
an exhibition, The River Between Us, that will
physically and metaphorically link these two Mississippi
River communities. The series of indoor and outdoor
commissioned works responds to the remnants of the past
as they impact the future. Join us in an exploration of the
historical and cultural links between these two river cities.
April 13-Sept. 22, 2013
Public Reception and Artists Talk
Saturday April 13 5-7 p.m.
Related Gallery Talks:
Our History
Thursday June 13 10 a.m.-noon
Transportation
Thursday July 11 10 a.m.-noon
Curators Talk
Saturday July 20 1 p.m.
Cultural Traditions
Thursday Aug. 8 6-8 p.m.
MUSEUM OF
TRANSPORTATION
3015 Barrett Station Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
314-615-8MOT (8668) or
800-735-2966 (Relay Missouri)
314-965-6212 Gift Shop
314-615-8210 fax
www.museumstlouis.org
The Museum of Transportation houses one of the largest
and best collections of transportation vehicles in the
world, according to the Smithsonian Institution. The
museum has the most complete collection of American rail
power anywhere, and its collection of automobiles, busses,
streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn vehicles and riverboat
material refects the ever-changing nature of transportation.
Hours
Spring and Fall Schedule
(March 1-April 29, Sept. 4-Oct. 31)
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Summer Schedule (April 30-Sept. 3)
Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Open on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day,
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
$8 per adults (ages 13+)
$5 per child (ages 3-12),
Free for children 2 years old and younger with a paying family.
Group rates are available.
Call 314-965-6885, ext. 5.
FACILITY RENTALS/BIRTHDAY PARTIES
The Museum is a unique place to hold your next corporate
or family event. Call 314-615-8668, or visit
www.museumstlouis.org.
Roberts Pavilion An outdoor setting under a covered
pavilion that houses railroad engines and railcars.
Accommodates up to 200 seated or 280 cocktail guests.
Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center,
Plaza and Mezzanine - An indoor, climate-controlled
environment that houses classic automobiles.
Accommodates 125 seated or 175 cocktail guests.
Thompson Park - An outdoor area for 100 guests.
Train of Thought, Silver Spoon - Renovated railcars for
up to 25 guests.
Trolley Loop An outdoor area for 175 guests.
Function Junction Pavilion A picnic area for extra
party time or family reunions.
CREATION STATION
Spring and Fall Schedule:
Tuesday-Friday: Sessions begin 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m.
Summer Schedule:
Monday-Friday: Sessions begin 9:15, 10:30 and 11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m.
$2 per person in addition to regular museum admission;
frst-come, frst-served.
Ride Program:
For information on our trolley, train and tram rides, visit
www.museumstlouis.org or call 314-965-6885.
2013 FIELD TRIPS
School groups experience a hands-on program led by a
museum educator. Visit www.museumstlouis.org or call
314-965-6885 ext. 5.
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO READ WEEKEND (All Ages)
Have a train-load of fun at our scholastic book fair,
featuring special readers and authors.
Saturday April 13 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday April 14 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free with general admission
2013 AUTOMOBILE EVENT SERIES (All Ages)
Admission to show grounds is free. Regular admission
applies to museum. Call 314-615-8668. For information on
all Museum of Transportation programs and events, visit
www.museumstlouis.org. Attention All Kids! Drive-thru
www.kidscardclub.org to learn how you can collect trading
cards and join the fast lane to fun at all the car shows.
MUSTANG ROUND-UP
Over a half-century of examples of the quintessential
pony car gather to kick off a massive Ford weekend.
Saturday April 13 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
THE VINTAGE FORD SHOW:
FORDS THROUGH THE 50s
This event displays the evolution of the Ford Motor
Company and its vehicles. Watch as a Model T is
assembled from parts in minutes and then be driven away.
Sunday April 14 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
THE ST. LOUIS BUILT CAR SHOW
This event displays the vehicles that were built right here
in St. Louis.
Saturday April 20 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
PUMPERS AND PISTONS
Sirens, lights and more. Both new and old fre trucks, plus
other types of antique trucks, make this a cant miss event.
Saturday May 18 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
ALL-FORD SHOW
The Mustang Club of St. Louis hosts one of the regions
largest open all-Ford shows.
Saturday June 8 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
THE FATHERS DAY CAR SHOW -
CARS WITH CLASS
This open event with both judged and non-judged displays
features vehicles 25 years old and older from brass cars to
more modern muscle cars.
Sunday June 16 11 a.m. 3 p.m.
THE AKC
MUSEUM OF THE DOG
Queeny Park
1721 South Mason Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
314-821-3647 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-821-7381 fax
www.museumofthedog.org
Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and holidays
Admission
$5 per adult (ages 15-59)
$2.50 seniors (ages 60+)
$1 per child (ages 5-14); Free admission for children age 4
and younger with a paid adult
THE
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
HOUSE
Ebsworth Park
120 North Ballas Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
314-822-8359 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)
314-991-2592 fax
www.ebsworthpark.org
info@ebsworthpark.org
Tours
Offered year-round Wednesday through Sunday by
advance registration only. Special Twilight Tours are
offered May through September. Visit www.ebsworthpark.
org or call 314-822-8359.
$10 per adult (ages 13+)
$5 per child (ages 12 and younger)
THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE
IN EBSWORTH PARK ANNUAL LECTURE
at the Missouri History Museum (All Ages)
Frank Lloyd Wright and St. Louis go back a long way
together. Wright assisted noted architect Louis H. Sullivan
in designing such iconic 1890s St. Louis buildings as the
Wainwright Building and Union Trust. Chicagos Cultural
Historian Tim Samuelson will give an entertaining
overview of Wrights formative years and the story of his
early St. Louis encounters. Visit info@ebsworthpark.org or
call 314-822-8359.
Sunday April 7 3 p.m.
Free admission
Open Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 4pm
Tickets - $1/ride
Available for
Birthday Parties and
Private Evening Rentals
For more information call
314-615-8383
Experience a piece of St. Louis History
St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park
Tickets - $2/ride
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MARCH
The United States Navy:
WWI and WWII (through Nov. 3)
- Jefferson Barracks ................................... 8
Childrens Garden Club (through Dec.)
- Location varies ....................................... 20
Boot Camp Fitness
(year round) - NCRC .................................... 6
Zumba Fitness with Toning
(year round) - NCRC .................................... 6
Total Body Blast
(year round) - NCRC .................................... 7
Basketball, Volleyball,
Walking or Open Play
(through Sept.) - NCRC ............................... 7
Chair-Exercise
(year round) - Affton ................................... 7
Free Walking
(year round) - Affton ......................................
Basketball Open Play
(year round) - Affton ................................... 7
Fly Fishing Techniques
- Queeny Park ............................................ 16
Zumba Cardio Fitness
(year round) - NCRC .................................... 6
Total Body Conditioning
(year round) - NCRC .................................... 6
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
History of County Parks with Esley
Hamilton - GRC ....................................... 14
Zumba
- Affton ........................................................ 6
Slide Show Line Dancing
(year round) - NCRC .................................... 6
Line Dancing and More
(through March 28) - Affton ....................... 6
Adult Coed Volleyball Leagues
(through April 25) - Affton .......................... 7
Fun Friday Puppet Shows
(through March 22)
- St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park ............ 14
Gadgetry for Seniors
- GRC.......................................................... 15
History of County Parks with Esley
Hamilton
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 14
War of 1812 Exhibit
(through Sept.) - Bissell House .................. 8
Pick-up Volleyball
(through April 29) - Affton .......................... 7
Trail Watch Orientation
- St. Vincent .............................................. 20
Drawing on Experience
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Reading the Water for Trout
- GRC.......................................................... 16
Bush Honeysuckle Removal
- Laumeier ................................................. 20
Twice as Nice Flea Market
- NCRC ....................................................... 15
Family Clay Time Workshop
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
History of County Parks with Esley
Hamilton - MoT ....................................... 14
Trail Crew Volunteer
- Greensfelder Park ................................... 20
St. Pattys Day Float
- Meramec River ....................................... 18
History of County Parks with Esley
Hamilton - Affton .................................... 14
History of County Parks with Esley
Hamilton - KRC ....................................... 14
Special Garden Kick Off
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 20
Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 18
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Basic Motorcycle Rider Course
(through Mar. 22) - Queeny Park .............. 18
Adult Egg Hunt
(through March 23)
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 15
Family Clay Time Workshop
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
24:1 Walking/Running Groups
(through Aug. 23) - St. Vincent .................. 6
7 on 7 Touch Football
(through May 11) - St. Vincent ................... 7
March Madness 3 on 3 Basketball
Tournament
(through March 24) - NCRC ........................ 7
Prints Inspired by Experience
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Easter Egg Hunt
- St. Vincent .............................................. 13
Tiny Tot Dance and Tumble
(through May 13) - Affton .......................... 6
Pre-Ballet and Tap
(through May 13) - Affton .......................... 6
Youth Dance Ballet and Tap
(through May 13) - Affton .......................... 6
Youth Dance Jazz I
(through May 13) - Affton .......................... 6
Basic Motorcycle Rider Course
(through March 26) - Queeny Park .......... 18
Senior Leisure Activities
(through Aug. 27) - St. Vincent ................ 15
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Youth Basketball
(through May 17) - St. Vincent ................. 14
Intro to Fly Fishing
(through April 18) - GRC ........................... 13
History of County Parks with Esley
Hamilton - Laumeier ............................... 14
Family Clay Time Workshop
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
APRIL
Gardening in County Parks
(through Summer)
- Location varies ....................................... 20
Zumba
(through Aug. 29) - St. Vincent .................. 6
Basic Dog Obedience Class
(through June 4) - Affton .......................... 15
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Martial Arts with Youn Wha Ryu
(through April 24) - Affton .......................... 7
Wednesdays Butts and Gutts
(through Aug. 28) - St. Vincent .................. 7
Bridge with Phyllis
(through May 16) - Affton ........................ 15
Line Dancing and More
(through April 25) - Affton .......................... 6
Line Dancing for Older Adults
(through May 10) - Affton .......................... 6
Adult/Pediatric CPR
- KRC .......................................................... 15
Catch and Release Fishing
(weekends through June)
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Saturdays Butts and Gutts
(through Aug. 31) - St. Vincent .................. 7
Karate Little Dragons
(through April 27) - St. Vincent .................. 7
50 and Over Adult Basketball League
(through June 15) - St. Vincent .................. 7
Adult/Pediatric CPR
- KRC .......................................................... 15
Tim Samuelson: Frank Lloyd Wright
House Lecture Series
- History Museum ....................................... 9
Beginning Fly Casting
(through April 16) - Tilles Park .................. 16
Party Bridge Intermediate Instruction
(through May 14) - Affton ........................ 15
Small Group Boot Camp
(through May 30) - Affton .......................... 7
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Basic Motorcycle Rider Course
(through April 12)
- Queeny Park ............................................ 18
Suson Farm Festival Party
(Thursdays-Saturdays, through June 8)
- Suson Park .............................................. 19
Gym Night Camp-in for Girls
(through April 13) - NCRC ........................... 7
Catch and Keep Fishing
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Second Saturday Late Night Fishing
(through Oct.) - Suson, Simpson,
Spanish Lake parks ................................... 16
South County Flea Market
- Affton ...................................................... 14
The Complete GPS Course
- Queeny Park ............................................ 19
The River Between Us Exhibit
(through Sept. 22) - Laumeier .................... 9
Bush Honeysuckle Removal
- Laumeier ................................................. 20
Trail Crew Volunteer
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 20
Mustang Round-up
- MoT ........................................................... 9
Train your Brain to Read
(through April 14) - MoT ............................. 9
The Vintage Ford Show: Fords through
the 50s - MoT ............................................. 9
Yoga
(through May 20) - GRC .............................. 7
Aerobics
(through June 6) - St. Vincent .................... 7
Yoga
(through May 22) - GRC .............................. 7
Trail Watch Orientation
- Affton ...................................................... 20
Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 18
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
Evening Walk
- Winter Park ............................................. 14
Bug Bonanza
- Faust Park ............................................... 13
Family Campout
(through April 21)
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 19
Junior Master Gardener
- Queeny Park ............................................ 20
The St. Louis Built Car Show
- MoT ........................................................... 9
Trail Crew Volunteer
- Al Foster Trail .......................................... 20
Crappie Wednesday
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 16
WWII Weekend
(through April 28)
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 14
WWII Canteen Dance
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 17
Wilderness Remote Area First Aid
(through April 28)
- Greensfelder Park ................................... 19
Badge Night Campout
(through April 28)
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 13
Youth Fishing Lessons
- Suson Park .............................................. 16
MAY
Martial Arts with Youn Wha Ryu
(through May 29) - Affton .......................... 7
Derby Day Arts & Crafts
- Carousel at Faust Park ........................... 13
Line Dancing and More
(through May 23) - Affton .......................... 6
Intermediate Fly Casting
(through May 16) - Tilles Park .................. 16
Basic Motorcycle Course
(through May 4)
- Queeny Park ............................................ 18
Farm Fridays
- Suson Park .............................................. 13
Gym Night Camp-in for Boys
(through May 4) - NCRC ............................. 7
Scavenge through the Night:
Adults Only
- Laumeier ................................................. 15
Basketball Clinics
- Larimore Park ............................................ 4
Derby Day Party
- Carousel at Faust Park ........................... 14
Youth Fishing Derby
- NCRC ....................................................... 16
Geocaching 101
- Queeny Park ............................................ 19
Magic and Circus Workshop
- Affton ........................................................ 4
Karate Little Dragons
(through May 25)
- St. Vincent ................................................ 7
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Trail Watch Orientation
- Laumeier ................................................. 20
Youth Fishing Lessons
- Suson Park .............................................. 16
Youth Fishing Lessons
- Simpson Park .......................................... 16
Jamming at JB
(through June)
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 17
Adult Coed Volleyball
(through July 27) - Affton ........................... 7
Basic Motorcycle Course
(through May 11)
- Queeny Park ............................................ 18
Art Fair
(through May 12)
- Laumeier ................................................. 17
South County Flea Market
- Affton ...................................................... 14
Thornhill Open House
(through May 12) - Faust Park .................... 8
Free Rides for Mom
- Carousel at Faust Park ............................. 8
Pick-Up Volleyball
(through July 8) - Affton ............................. 7
Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 18
Farm Fridays
- Suson Park .............................................. 13
Twice as Nice Flea Market
- NCRC ....................................................... 15
Pumpers and Pistons
- MoT ........................................................... 9
Historic Village Open House
(through May 19) - Faust Park .................... 8
Hobo Campout
(through May 19) - MoT ........................... 14
Junior Master Gardener
- Queeny Park ............................................ 20
Fine Arts Festival
(through May 19) - Faust Park .................. 17
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Legend of Lone Elk Park
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 19
Youth Fishing Lessons
- Simpson Park .......................................... 16
Kayak Paddle Demos Days
(through Aug. 22)
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Bring Your Own Boat
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Full Moon Paddle
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Full Moon Bike Ride and Walk
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Night Ice Grass
Sledding for Adults
- Sioux Passage Park ................................ 15
Public Swim begins
(through Aug. 4) - KRC ................................ 3
Public Swim begins
(through Aug. 4) - St. Vincent .................... 4
Upland Prairie Walk
- Fort Belle Fontaine Park ........................ 19
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Yogalates
(through Aug. 8) - Affton ............................ 6
Line Dancing and More
(through June 20) - Affton .......................... 6
JUNE
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Basic Motorcycle Course
(through June 2) - Queeny Park ............... 18
Basketball Camp for Boys
(through June 2) - NCRC ............................ 7
Basketball Clinics
- Larimore Park ............................................ 4
Fabulous Finds Flea Market
- KRC .......................................................... 14
Karate Little Dragons
(through June 29) - St. Vincent .................. 7
Swap Meet
(through June 2) - Bissell House ............. 14
Teen Ballet Core Strengthening
(through July 19) - Affton ........................... 6
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Water Aerobics
(through July 31) - St. Vincent ................... 4
Camp Kennedy
(through July 26) - KRC............................... 4
Outdoor Half Day Camp
(through June 7) - GRC ............................... 4
Camp Queeny
(through Aug. 2) - GRC................................ 4
Lap Swimming
(through July 26) - KRC............................... 3
Mini Camp
(through Aug. 2) - GRC................................ 4
Yoga
(through July 15) - GRC .............................. 7
Sports Variety Camp
(through July 25) - St. Vincent ................... 4
Tuesday Summer Concert
(through Aug. 13) - Faust Park ................. 17
Martial Arts with Youn Wha Ryu
(through June 26) - Affton .......................... 7
Olden Days of Summer
- Faust Park ............................................... 13
Yoga
(through July 17) - GRC .............................. 7
Blast Off for Fun
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 13
Blast Off for Fun
(cont.) - Buder Park ................................... 13
Mad Science for Preschoolers
(through Aug. 1)
- Carousel at Faust Park ........................... 13
Farm Fridays
- Suson Park .............................................. 13
Senior Swim
(through July 26) - KRC............................... 3
FEAST in the Park
- Laumeier ................................................. 17
Puppets Galore
- Carousel at Faust Park ........................... 14
Yoga: Beginning and Beyond
(through July 19) - Affton ........................... 6
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Basketball Camp for Girls
(through June 9) - NCRC ............................ 7
Brunch Bike Ride
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
7 on 7 Touch Football
(through July 27) - St. Vincent ................... 7
South County Flea Market
- Affton ...................................................... 14
All-Ford Show
- MoT ........................................................... 9
History Hayrides
- Fort Belle Fontaine Park ......................... 15
Art Camp
(through Aug. 2) - Laumeier ....................... 5
Camp Eagles Nest
(through July 19) - NCRC ............................ 4
Challenger Camp
(through June 14) - Queeny Park ............... 5
Gadgetry for Seniors
- Affton ...................................................... 15
Aerobics
(through Aug. 1) - St. Vincent .................... 7
High School Competition Basketball
(through Aug. 8) - St. Vincent .................... 7
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
The River Between Us Gallery Talk
- Laumeier ................................................... 9
FEAST in the Park
- Faust Park ............................................... 17
Tasting from the Garden
- Queeny Park ............................................ 14
Gadgetry for Seniors
- GRC.......................................................... 15
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Junior Master Gardener
- Queeny Park ............................................ 20
Singles Beach Party
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 15
Free Rides for Dad
- Carousel at Faust Park ............................. 8
Fathers Day Car Show:
Cars with Class
- MoT ........................................................... 9
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Magic Camp
(through June 21) - Affton .......................... 5
Youth Fishing Day Camp
(through June 21) - Queeny Park ............. 16
Balloonatics Camp
(through June 21) - Affton .......................... 5
FEAST in the Park
- Tilles Park ................................................ 17
Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 18
Native Plant Scavenger Hunt
- MoT ......................................................... 14
Farm Fridays
- Suson Park .............................................. 13
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intermediate Kayaking
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intro to Archery
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 13
Intermediate Archery
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 13
Historic Village Open House
(through June 23) - Faust Park ................... 8
Junior Engineering Camp
(though June 28) - Affton ........................... 5
Collision Cars Camp
(through June 28) - Affton .......................... 5
Basic Dog Obedience Class
(through Aug. 27) - Affton ........................ 15
Summer Concert
- Faust Park ............................................... 17
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
FEAST in the Park
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 17
Olden Days of Summer
- Faust Park ............................................... 13
Line Dancing and More
(through July 25) - Affton ........................... 6
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Historic Village Open House
(through June 30) - Faust Park ................... 8
JULY
Junior Science Explorers Camp
(though July 5) - Queeny Park .................... 5
The United States Navy:
WWI and WWII
(through Nov. 3) - Jefferson Barracks ....... 8
JB Blast
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 17
Karate Little Dragons
(through July 27) - St. Vincent ................... 7
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Junior Vehicle Engineering
(through July 12) - Affton ........................... 5
Vehicle Engineering
(through July 12) - Affton ........................... 5
Youth Fishing Day Camp
(through June 12) - Queeny Park ............. 16
Magic Camp
(through July 13) - KRC............................... 5
FEAST in the Park
- Faust Park ............................................... 17
The River Between Us Gallery Talk
- Laumeier ................................................... 9
Adult Coed Volleyball
(through Aug. 29) - Affton .......................... 7
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intermediate Kayaking
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Country Sounds by the Barn
- Suson Park .............................................. 17
Family Clay Time Workshop
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Kids Comedy Camp
(through July 19) - Affton ........................... 5
Circus Stars Camp
(through Aug. 2) - Affton ............................ 5
FEAST in the Park
- Tilles Park ................................................ 17
Olden Days of Summer
- Faust Park ............................................... 13
Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 18
Yappy Hour
- Laumeier ................................................. 14
Bring Your Own Boat
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Full Moon Paddle
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Full Moon Bike Ride and Walk
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Line Dancing for Older Adults
- Affton ........................................................ 6
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Bring Your Own Boat
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
The River Between Us Gallery Talk
- Laumeier ................................................... 9
Junior Master Gardener
- Queeny Park ............................................ 20
Family Fun on the Water Day
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Full Moon Paddle
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Full Moon Bike Ride and Walk
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Family Clay Time Workshop
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Overnight Fishing
(through July 21) - Simpson Park ............. 16
Intro to Archery
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 13
Intermediate Archery
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 13
Intro to Archery for Adults
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 15
Historic Village Open House
(through July 21) - Faust Park .................... 8
Scavenge through the Night:
History Found
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 15
History Hayrides
- Jefferson Barracks ................................ 15
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Pick-up Volleyball
(through Sept. 16) - Affton ......................... 7
Sports Camp
(through Aug. 2) - NCRC ............................. 5
Yoga
(through Aug. 26) - GRC ............................. 7
Yoga
(through Aug. 28) - GRC ............................. 7
FEAST in the Park
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 17
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Basic Motorcycle Rider Course
(through July 28) - Queeny Park .............. 18
Cliff Cave Capers
- Cliff Cave Park ........................................ 15
Historic Village Open House
(through July 28) - Faust Park .................... 8
Family Clay Time Workshop
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Summer Concert
- Faust Park ............................................... 17
AUGUST
FEAST in the Park
- Laumeier ................................................. 17
Karate Little Dragons
(through Aug. 31) - St. Vincent .................. 7
Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick
- Spanish Lake Park .................................... 7
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intermediate Kayaking
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
Secret Agent Lab Camp
(through Aug. 9) - Queeny Park .................. 5
Sports Camp
(through Aug. 9) - NCRC ............................. 5
Aerobics
(through Oct. 3) - St. Vincent ...................... 7
National Night Out
- Spanish Lake Park .................................. 15
FEAST in the Park
- Faust Park ............................................... 17
The River Between Us Gallery Talk
- Laumeier ................................................... 9
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intermediate Kayaking
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Elmwood Day
- King Park ................................................. 17
Yappy Hour
- Laumeier ................................................. 14
Bring Your Own Boat
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Full Moon Paddle
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Full Moon Bike Ride and Walk
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intermediate Kayaking
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
Intro to Archery
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 13
Intermediate Archery
- Jefferson Barracks ................................. 13
Junior Master Gardener
- Queeny Park ............................................ 20
Historic Village Open House
(through Aug. 18) - Faust Park ................... 8
Free Docent-led Tour
- Laumeier ................................................. 13
FEAST in the Park
- Tilles Park ................................................ 17
Moonlight Chubb Trail Bike Ride
- Lone Elk Park ........................................... 18
Poker Paddle
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 18
Gadgetry for Seniors
- GRC.......................................................... 15
Historic Village Open House
(through Aug. 25) - Faust Park ................... 8
Basic Kayak Course
- Simpson Park .......................................... 18
FEAST in the Park
- Creve Coeur Park .................................... 17
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NORTH
WEST
SOUTH
1 BellaFontaine Bellefontaine Road, south of Chambers
2 Bissell House Bellefontaine Road, north of Chambers
3 Castlepoint Baroness Drive and Prince Drive
4 Champ Old Halls Ferry to Grand National
5 Endicott Endicott Avenue, north of St. Charles Rock Road
6 Fort Belle Fontaine North end of Bellefontaine Road
7 KingMemorial Dielman Avenue and Meeks Boulevard
8 Kinloch Smith Street and Hugo Street
9 Larimore Larimore Road, north of Prigge
10 McDonnell Adie Road, east of Lindbergh Boulevard
11 Sioux Passage Old Jamestown Road and Valle Road
12 Spanish Lake Spanish Pond Road, east of Bellefontaine
13 St. Vincent St. Charles Rock Road, near Salerno
14 Veterans Memorial 2577 Redman Road
15 Creve Coeur Marine Avenue, north of Dorsett Road
16 Ebsworth Ballas Road, south of Dougherty Ferry
17 Faust 15185 Olive Blvd.
18 Greensfelder Allenton Road, north of I-44
19 Lone Elk North Highway Drive, west of Highway 141
20 John Allen Love Mason Lane, south of Manchester Road
21 Memorial Park Meramec Avenue and Carondelet Avenue
22 Museum
of Transportation 3015 Barrett Station Road
23 Queeny Weidman Road, north of Manchester Road
24 Tilles Litzsinger Road and McKnight Road
25 West Tyson I-44 and Lewis Road
26 AfftonWhite Rodgers
Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road, near Reavis Road
27 Bee Tree Finestown Road, south of Becker Road
28 Black Forest Perrin Road and Arlee Road
29 Bohrer Lindbergh Boulevard and Lin Ferry Drive
30 Buder I-44 and Highway 141
31 Cliff Cave Cliff Cave Road, east of Telegraph Road
32 Clydesdale Green Park Road, east of Tesson Ferry Road
33 Grants Trail Trailhead Reavis Barracks Road and Green Park Road
34 Jefferson Barracks South end of Broadway
35 Kennedy Wells Road, south of Highway 21
36 Laumeier Geyer Road and Rott Road
37 Lemay Lemay Ferry Road and Military Road
38 Mathilda-Welmering Mathilda Avenue andWelmering Avenue
39 Ohlendorf Spring Drive, west of Union Road
40 Simpson Marshall Road, east of Valley Park
41 Suson Wells Road, south of Highway 21
42 Sylvan Springs Sheridan Road, east of Telegraph Road
43 Unger Yarnell Road, north of I-44
44 George Winter Allen Road, south of Gravois Road
PARK
LOCATIONS
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ART EDUCATION
ART STUDIO CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
at Laumeier Sculpture Park (Ages 4+)
Age-appropriate art studio classes are taught by
experienced artist-instructors. Class size is limited.
Projects are open-ended, allowing participants the
freedom to explore their own potential and creativity.
Classes may include Clay Wheel Throwing, Drawing,
Painting, Printmaking, Altered Books and Sculpture. Spring
Classes begin in March. Summer classes begin in June.
Visit www.laumeier.org or call 314-615-5278.
FAMILY WORKSHOPS
Families work as a team, spending quality time together to
produce unique works of art in a collaborative art-making
experience. An adult over the age of 18 is required for
children 4-12. Cost for additional children is half price.
Clay Time: A Parent and Childs Exploration in Clay
Saturday March 16, 23, 30 2:30-4 p.m.
Saturday July 13, 20, 27 2:30-4 p.m.
$60
Painting-All about Color
Saturday June 29 2-4:30 p.m.
$40
Put It Together
Saturday July 13 2:30-5:30 p.m.
$35 per pers on
DRAWING ON EXPERIENCE
at Laumeier Sculpture Park (Ages 18 +)
Discover sculpture throughout Laumeier that encourage
interaction and investigate the concepts, materials and
intentions involved with their designs. Embrace this
opportunity to translate your experiences into charcoal
drawings and sumi ink washes using traditional and
contemporary methods. Visit www.laumeier.org or call
314-615-5278.
Wednesday March 13 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$40 per person
PRINTS INSPIRED BY EXPERIENCE
at Laumeier Sculpture Park (Ages 18 +)
Take a walk through Laumeiers natural setting and let
artists, past or present, inspire you. Explore various
printmaking methods and materials that will enable you
to create hand-made cards, fabric prints and other 2-D
multiples of your own design. Visit www.laumeier.org or
call 314-615-5278.
Saturday March 23 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$50 per person
DERBY DAY ARTS & CRAFT CLASS
at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park (Ages 3-5)
Play a horsey game and decorate a hat and make a rose
lei to take home. Option to stay a bit and make another lei
to decorate for Saturdays Derby Party. Parents must stay
and assist their child with the project. Fee includes sup-
plies and Carousel ride for child and parent after program.
Advance registration required. Class size limited. Register
at the Carousel Gift Shop or call 314-615-8383 starting
March 1.
Thursday May 2 10:30 a.m.
$10 per person
FREE DOCENT LED TOURS
at Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages)
Docent-led walking tours are designed to engage
participants in dialogue as they view contemporary
sculpture, helping them to explore, observe, question and
understand the artistic process. Tours last approximately
45 minutes to an hour. Free Sunday tours can be tailored
to ft specifc group needs and interests. Meet at the
Museum Shop. Please call to reserve space for groups of
10 or more. Visit www.laumeier.org or call 314-615-5278.
Sunday May 5 2 p.m.
Sunday May 19 2 p.m.
Sunday June 2 2 p.m.
Sunday June 16 2 p.m.
Sunday July 7 2 p.m.
Sunday July 21 2 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 4 2 p.m.
Sunday Aug. 18 2 p.m.
Free admission
SPECIAL EVENTS FOR KIDS
EASTER EGG HUNT
at St. Vincent Park (Ages 4-8)
The Easter Bunny has left hundreds of eggs flled with
prizes in St. Vincent Park. This fun, family event creates
many opportunities to capture precious moments of your
child in flm. Families should meet on the Water Park
parking lot. Call 314-615-8788.
Saturday March 23 1-3 p.m.
$3 per person
THE BUG BONANZA
at Faust Park (Ages 2-12)
Celebrate Earth Day by enjoying a morning with our
smaller Friends at the new shelter by the playground.
Well begin with a Bug Hunt in the historic village where
some of the critters can be redeemed for cool prizes.
Then enjoy Earth Day with bug-related activities and
information booths followed by a puppet show beginning
at 11 a.m. Advance registration required. Call
314-615-7373 or 314-615-8328.
Saturday April 20 9:50 a.m.
$8 per child (Ages 2-12)
$2 per adult
BADGE NIGHT CAMPOUT
at Lone Elk Park (Ages 6 + with adult)
Bring your scout, church or home school group for this
exciting and rare experience to experience the sights and
sounds of Lone Elk Park during an overnight campout for
groups. Badge opportunities are available. The required
adult per child ratio is 1 per 6 children. Groups check
in at the visitors center between 3-4 p.m. Camping
areas will be assigned. Evening meal and breakfast is
on your own. Check out time will be 10 a.m. Sunday.
Advanced registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday-Sunday April 27-28 3 p.m. to 10 a.m.
$12 per person
FARM FRIDAYS
at Suson Park (Ages 3-10)
What a perfect way to experience all the fun at Suson
Park- at Farm Fridays. Go on a barn tour, take a hayride
around the park, get your face painted, ride a pony, and
play on an awesome playground. We will have an all new
candle-making station this year. Advanced registration
recommended. Groups over 10 must register three weeks
prior to date of event. Call 314-615-8822.
Friday May 3 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday May 17 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday June 7 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday June 21 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$8 per person ($10 at the door or less than 3 weeks prior
to date of event.)
OLDEN DAYS OF SUMMER
at Faust Park (Ages 2-12)
Day camps and families are invited to learn how families
spent their summers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Activities include unlimited carousel rides, blacksmithing
and rope making demonstrations, candle dipping, corn
husk doll making, face painting, petting zoo, hayrides and
pony rides. The historic village will be open.
Call 314-615-7373 or 314-615-8328.
Wednesday June 5 & 26, July 17 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$10 per child, in advance
$15 per child, at the door
Adults free, with a paid childs admission.
BLAST OFF FOR FUN (Ages 7-12)
Participants will learn how rockets are built, launched
and recovered. Model rocket kit, supplies and launch
equipment will be provided. Students will build their
own rockets the frst day and launch the rockets the
second day. Students should bring a lunch for the frst day
only. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Thursday June 6 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lone Elk Park
Visitor Center
Friday June 7 8-10 a.m. Buder Park Airfeld
$25 per person
MAD SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS
at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park (Ages 3-5)
Mad Science brings their fun and educational programs
to the St. Louis Carousel for eight weeks. These programs
allow your preschooler to participate in experiments and
demonstrations and receive a take-home item at the end
of the program. Both child and one adult will receive a
ride on the Carousel. Advanced registration required.
Stop by the Carousel Gift Shop to reserve your spot or call
314-615-8383.
Thursdays June 6-Aug. 1. 10:30-11:30 a.m.
$12 per class
INTRO TO ARCHERY
at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 8-15)
Learn the basics of archery with the South County Archers
at Jefferson Barracks. All bows, arrows and targets
provided. Class size is limited. Advance registration
required. Meet at the Archery Shelter. Call 314-615-4386.
Saturday June 22 9-10:30 a.m.
Saturday July 20 9-10:30 a.m.
Saturday Aug. 17 9-10:30 a.m.
$5 per person
INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY
at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 8+)
Join the South County Archers and improve your
archery skills for both hunting and tournament shooting.
Participants will learn proper shooting form, ft of
equipment and set of your bow to increase target success.
Class size is limited. Advance registration required. Meet
at the Archery Shelter. Call 314-615-4386.
Saturday June 22 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday July 20 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 17 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$5 per person.
SCOUT & YOUTH
PROGRAMS
St. Louis County Department of Parks and Recreation
offers a wide variety of outdoor activities designed for
your group. Programs listed below fulfll all necessary
requirements to earn the appropriate scouting badge and
they are also available to any interested group.
Special Request Scout Badge Programs:
Junior Girl Scouts: Earth Connections, Wildlife, Your
Outdoor Surroundings, Rocks Rock
Brownies: Watching Wildlife, Eco-Explorer
Webelos: Forester, Geologist, Naturalist
Bear Cub: Sharing your World with Wildlife, Take Care of
your Planet, Tying it all Up
Wolf Scout: Your Living World
Tiger Scout: Lets Go Outdoors
Let us help you create your own program for your group
including Learn to Canoe, Learn to Fish, Archery, Wildlife/
Nature Hikes and Night Hikes. Email macleod@stlouisco.
com or call 314-615-7746 for more information.
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SCOUT PROGRAMS
at the Museum of Transportation (All Ranks of Scouts)
Advance registration required. Payment is due upon
registration. Private classes available for groups of 10 or
more, Visit www.museumstlouis.org or call 314-965-6885,
ext. 5.
SCOUT AND JUNIOR TRAVEL CASES
Scouts will learn about transportation history, use math
skills, read maps and follow directional instructions as
they navigate around the park property.
BROWNIES
Brownies will explore the process of becoming an inventor
and earn their Its Your Story Tell It! Inventor Badge.
Class is limited to 22 scouts.
RAILROADING MERIT BADGE (Ages 12+)
Boy Scouts will complete all the requirements to earn the
Railroading Merit Badge. Scouts must have a First Class
rank. Class is limited to 20 scouts.
TIGER CUB, BEAR OR WOLF PROGRAMS (Ages 6+)
Tiger Cubs will fulfll Visiting a Museum (1G)
and Making a Model Boat or Plane (Elective 17)
requirements. Bear Scouts will fulfll Research a Famous
American (3B) and Visit a National Registry Site (3D),
Making A Model (21a and f) and Community History
(8e) requirements. Wolves will fulfll Visiting a Museum
(4f) and Building Models (5g, 5h and 5i). Classes are
limited to 22 scouts.
TRAVELERS BADGE FOR WEBELOS (Ages 8+)
Scouts will fulfll all the requirements to complete the
entire Travelers Badge. Class is limited to 22 scouts.
MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOP (Ages 6+)
Mad Science hosts high-energy, interactive science
workshops. Class is limited to 22 scouts.
SPECIAL EVENTS
FOR EVERYONE
FUN FRIDAY PUPPET SHOWS
at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park (All Ages)
Put the Fun back in Fridays. Children and parents enjoy
these entertaining puppet shows and a complimentary
twirl on the Carousel after each show. Doors open at 9:30
a.m. Stop by the Carousel Gift Shop to purchase tickets or
call 314-615-8383.
Friday March 8-22 10-10:30 a.m.
$5 per person, in advance
$8 per person, at the door
Children 12 months of age and younger are free with one
paid adult
SOUTH COUNTY FLEA MARKET
at Affton Community Center (All Ages)
Cash in on your unwanted goods, make a buck or fnd a
bargain. Heres your opportunity to make spring cleaning
worthwhile. We also welcome the sale of crafts, antiques
and specialty items. Advance registration required for
vendors. Call 314-615-8822.
Saturday April 13 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday May 11 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday June 8 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
$15 per table for vendors; free admission

TALK: A HISTORY OF ST. LOUIS COUNTYS PARKS
by Esley Hamilton (All Ages)
From only two parks in 1950, St. Louis County has created
one of the outstanding park systems in the country. Esley
Hamilton, longtime preservation historian for the county,
tells this surprising story using pictures from his recent
book with NiNi Harris, St. Louis Parks. The same talk
is being offered to the public six times in a variety of
locations. The Jefferson Barracks talk is being presented
in conjunction with a meeting for the Jefferson Barracks
Community Council. It will be held in the new Joint
Services Support Building, south of the historic buildings
facing the parade ground. At the gate on Hancock Avenue,
ask the guard for directions to Building 24.
Advance registration suggested. Call 314-615-5270.
Wednesday March 6 7 p.m.
Greensfelder Recreation Complex, Queeny Park
Friday March 8 10 a.m.
Building 24, J. B. National Guard Base
Saturday March 16 10 a.m.
Museum of Transportation,
Lindberg Building Mezzanine
Monday March 18 7 p.m.
Affton-White Rogers Community Center
Tuesday March 19 6 p.m.
Recreation Complex, Wayne C. Kennedy Park
Thursday March 28 10 a.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park Gallery
Free admission
EVENING WALK THROUGH WINTER PARK (All Ages)
This Park Ranger led walk will follow the Meramec
Greenway Trail. You will be introduced to the natural
features and historical signifcance of the region. Bring a
fashlight and be prepared to walk about two miles; dress
for the weather. Meet at Goode Shelter in Winter Park.
Advance registration required. Call 314 615-4386.
Friday April 19 6-8 p.m.
$5 per person
WORLD WAR II WEEKEND
at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages)
Everyone will enjoy strolling through the military camps
and talking with re-enactors representing the troops of
the U.S., British, Canadian, Soviet and German armies of
WWII. The weekend begins on Friday with tours available
in the living history camps from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the
uniforms, weapons and equipment. Battles re-enactments
will take place on Saturday and Sunday. A fun and
educational event for the entire family. Email
mkollbaum@stlouisco.com or call 314-544-6224.
Friday-Sunday April 26-28
Free admission
DERBY DAY PARTY
at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park (All Ages)
Get the whole family ready for the Run for the Roses at
the Carousel. Enjoy entertainment, food, activities, race
raffes and more. All proceeds go to the beautifcation and
restoration of Faust Park. Stop by the Carousel Gift Shop
to reserve your spot or call 314-615-8383.
Saturday May 4 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Carousel rides $1 per person; free admission
HOBO CAMPOUT
at the Museum of Transportation (All Ages)
Ever want to try out life on the rail as a Hobo? Take
this opportunity to feel like a vagabond. Bring a spoon
and taste Mulligan stew as you spend the night as an
old-fashioned hobo. After an evening of swapping stories
around a campfre, youll bed down in an authentic boxcar
while you listen to the sound of trains rolling by. Wake
by 7 a.m. or you will be rousted by the bull. Space is
limited. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday-Sunday May 18-19 6 p.m.-7a.m.
$25 per person
SWAP MEET
at the Bissell House (All Ages)
Clean out the garage, empty the basement and raise some
extra cash by bringing your resale goods to the General
Daniel Bissell House for a swap meet. All unsold items
must be removed from the park by sellers. Sellers must
register in advance by emailing mkollbaum@stlouisco.com
or mkladky@stlouisco.com or call 314-544-6224.
Saturday-Sunday June 1-2 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$15 for exhibit space; free admission
FABULOUS FINDS FLEA MARKET
at Kennedy Complex (All Ages)
Clean out your garage, closet or basement and bring in
your antiques or sell your handmade treasures. Advance
registration for vendors required. Call 314-615-5572.
Saturday June 1 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$15 for exhibit space; free admission
SCAVENGE THROUGH THE NIGHT
at the Museum of Transportation (All Ages)
Scavenge your way through one of the largest and best
collections of transportation vehicles in the world. Your
journey begins with the hunt and it ends with our own
original Rail Splitter Sundaes. Prizes awarded for the
best teams. Bring a fashlight, pencil or pen and your
thinking cap. Meet at the tug boat parking lot. Must
be able to climb stairs and walk one mile. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday June 1 7-10 p.m.
$10 per person
PUPPETS GALORE
at the St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park (All Ages)
Join the Puppet Guild of Greater St. Louis for a fun
morning that will include a puppet show, carousel ride and
puppet making workshops. After the puppet show, take
a twirl on the carousel and then visit the different puppet
making workshops and make puppets to take home.
Tickets are available April 1 at the Carousel Gift Shop or
over the phone by calling 314-615-8383.
Friday June 7 9:30-11 a.m.
$6 per person in advance; $8 per person at the door
Children 12 months of age and younger are free with one
paid adult
TASTING FROM THE GARDEN
at Queeny Park (All Ages)
Youll enjoy this evening stroll through the beautiful
Jarville Gardens while listening to expert gardeners
as they discuss harvesting from your landscape and all
about herbs. Gardening tips will be provided as well
as demonstrations such as dressing up your table.
Meet at the parking lot off the Mason Road entrance.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Thursday June 13 4-8 p.m.
$10 per person (Children 10 and under free if accompanied
by an adult.)
YAPPY HOUR
at Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages)
Bring your dog to Laumeier for an evening of fun. You and
your four-legged friends may visit vendor booths and enjoy
fun competitions, demonstrations and live music on the
museum terrace. Concessions are available.
Visit www.laumeier.org or call 314-615-5278.
Thursday July 18 6-8 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 15 6-8 p.m.
Free admission
A NATIVE SCAVENGER HUNT
at the Museum of Transportation (All Ages)
Join knowledgeable members of Wild Ones Natural
Landscapers to learn more about native plants and natural
landscaping. Follow clues to identify interesting plants.
Learn how native plants can attract birds, butterfies
and other wildlife. Prizes will be presented including
Doug Tallamys book, Bringing Nature Home.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8482.
Thursday June 20 7 p.m.
$10 per person (Children 10 and under free if accompanied
by an adult.)
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SCAVENGE THROUGH THE NIGHT: HISTORY FOUND
at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)
History buffs, adventurers and anyone who is just looking for
something different will fnd a new challenge awaiting them
on our scavenger style hunt of Jefferson Barracks. Comb
trails and historic buildings in your search for answers. The
evening begins at the Ordnance Room with an old fashion
weenie roast and it ends with prizes for the best teams.
Dont forget your fashlight and pencil, and then leave the
rest to us. Advance registration required. Call 314 615-8472.
Saturday July 20 7-10 p.m.
$10 per person
HISTORY HAYRIDES
at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages)
Follow the stories of a guide while enjoying a long,
leisurely hayride throughout the historic post of JB with
your family. You will learn what was where, when it
was there and who used it when they were stationed at
Jefferson Barracks from its founding in 1826 through the
World War II time period.
Email mkollbaum@stlouisco.com or call 314-544-6224.
Sunday July 21 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
$7 per person
CLIFF CAVE CAPERS (Ages 7+)
Explore Cliff Cave with a Park Ranger. Learn about the
caves history, geology and see the animals that call the
cave home. Participants should be prepared to get wet
and muddy and bring a fashlight. No sandals or open toed
shoes. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday July 27 10 a.m.-Noon
Saturday July 27 1-3 p.m.
$7 per person
TWICE AS NICE FLEA MARKETS
at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages)
Clean out the closet, basement, bring in the antiques or
sell your handmade crafts. There will be concessions for
sale. Advance registration required for vendor s. Vendor
access to electric is limited and available at a $5 use fee.
Call 314-615-8839.
Saturday March 16 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday May 18 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
$15 per table; free admission
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
at Spanish Lake Park (All Ages)
Join the St. Louis County Park Rangers and
celebrate National Night Out with your friends and
neighbors at Spanish Lake Park. Enjoy a hayride
around the park or take a relaxing canoe ride on the
lake. All canoe safety equipment is provided. No
advance registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Tuesday Aug. 6 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free admission
SPECIAL EVENTS
FOR ADULTS
GADGETRY FOR SENIORS: LEARN TO BE TECH SAVVY
(Ages 50+)
Keep up with the kids. Bring your iPad, phone or other
Apple iOS device for hands-on training with our computer
expert. Youll learn all you need to know about email,
passwords, networks, internet connectivity and settings.
Learn how to fnd, download and understand the
apps you cant live without. Space is limited. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Friday March 8 9-11 a.m.
Queeny Park- Greensfelder Complex
Monday June 10 9-11 a.m.
Affton Community Center
Friday June 14 9-11 a.m.
Queeny Park- Greensfelder Complex
Friday Aug. 23 9-11 a.m.
Queeny Park- Greensfelder Complex
$8 per person.
ADULT EGG HUNT
at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 18+)
Dont miss this unique adults-only egg hunt. Search 250
acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for the over 7,000
hidden eggs each evening. Some eggs have extra special
prizes including services, merchandise, coupon certifcates
and cash. Sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Barracks.
Make checks payable to the Friends of Jefferson Barracks.
Call 314-615-5572.
Friday March 22 9-11 p.m.
Saturday March 23 9-11 p.m.
$8 per person
SENIOR LEISURE ACTIVITIES
at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 55+)
Come join St. Vincent Community Center for our senior
leisure activities every Tuesday afternoon this spring.
Enjoy the softer side of recreation as card games, bingo,
movies, old school tunes and much more will be offered
during these hours. Call 314-615-8782.
Tuesday March 26-Aug. 27 2-6 p.m.
$2 per person
BASIC DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
The German Shepherd Dog Club of St. Louis trains adult
dogs and puppies of all breeds and mixes. Class size
is limited. Bring small, soft treats to class. A training
collar and six-foot lead is required. Equipment required
will be discussed in the frst class. Visit GermanShep-
herdTrainer@yahoo.com or call Dannie at 314-772-8885.
Tuesday April 2-June 4 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday June 25-Aug. 27 7:30-8:30 p.m.
$85 per person
BRIDGE WITH PHYLLIS
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
Basic Bridge fun. Take a 52 card deck without jokers and
start with a group of four players and take tricks for a fun
afternoon of Bridge. Call 314-615-8822.
Thursdays April 4-May 16 3-5 p.m.
$5 per class
ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED CLASS
(Ages 15+)
This course incorporates the latest science and teaches
students to recognize and care for a variety of frst aid
emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses,
head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies, and
how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies
to help victims of any age. Students who successfully
complete this course will receive a certifcation card valid
for two years. Lunch break will be half an hour. Class is held
at the Wayne C. Kennedy Recreation Complex. Advance
registration only. Call 314-615-5572.
Saturday April 6 8-5 p.m.
Sunday April 7 8-5 p.m.
$95 per person
PARTY BRIDGE INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTION
at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)
Learn to play your hand more skillfully. You should have the
basic skill of bridge. Advance registration required. Call St.
Louis Community College-Meramec at 314-984-7777.
Tuesday April 9-May 14 2:45-4:45 p.m.
$65 per person
SCAVENGE THROUGH THE NIGHT LAUMEIER STYLE
Adults Only (Ages 21+)
Join us on a scavenger style hunt at Laumeier Park. This
adult-only BYOB event will start with dinner. After your
appetite has been quenched, we will send you on a hunt
throughout the park. Prizes awarded for the best teams.
Meet at Laumeiers west entrance parking lot and bring
a fashlight and pencil. Arrive prior to 7 p.m. dinner.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Friday May 3 7-10 p.m.
$16 per person
SINGLES PAWS & TAILS FUN WALK
at Queeny Park (Ages 21+)
Must Love Dogs! Singles, bring your dog to Queeny
Park and join this fun walk. Youll enjoy the outdoors,
the beautiful trails and conversing with other singles.
Afterwards, visit the Museum of the Dogs gift shop and
fnd a gift for your dog! Advance registration required. Call
314-615-8482 or 314-615-8820.
Sunday May 5 1-3 p.m.
$3 per person
NIGHT ICE GRASS SLEDDING FOR ADULTS
at Sioux Passage Park (Ages 21+)
We will be ice grass sledding during the full moon.
Lanterns will light the huge hill. We will also have snacks
a plenty and you may bring your own drinks. Please wear
old comfy clothes and bring a carpet square or towel.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8839.
Saturday May 25 5:30-8:30 p.m.
$10 per person
SINGLES SCAVENGER HUNT
at Creve Coeur Park (Ages 21+)
Singles bring your friends and explore Creve Coeur Park. Hunt
for clues, meet new people and have a blast. Bring a fash
light, and wear comfortable shoes. Snacks galore. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8482 or 314-615-8820.
Saturday July 13 8-10 p.m.
$10 per person
SINGLES BEACH PARTY
at Creve Coeur Park (Ages 21+)
Calling all singles. Grab your beachwear and join us for
an evening at Creve Coeur Park. Enjoy a hayride, sand
volleyball, canoeing, beach music and a bonfre. Food
Truck Vendors will be available. This beach gathering is on
the Beach at the Tremayne Shelter in Creve Coeur Park.
Meet other singles and enjoy the fun. Call 314-615-8482
or 314-615-8820.
Friday June 15 7-11 p.m.
$10 per person
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 15+)
The South County Archers are providing an adult-only
introductory class that covers safety, dominant eye targeting,
proper shooting form/technique and equipment maintenance
and selection. This class also provides hands-on practice
with individualized assistance from an instructor. Class size
is limited. Meet at Archery Shelter near Gregg and Hancock
Roads. Advance registration required. Call 314 615-8472
Saturday July 20 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
$5 per person
TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH
AFFTON COMMUNITY CENTER (Ages 21+)
St. Louis County Parks and Collette Travel Service sponsor
these exciting trips for adults. Immerse yourself in the
majestic beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
Walk through a colorful alpine meadow abloom with
wildfowers, canoe over turquoise waters or simply get
lost in the vistas of surrounding glaciers and waterfalls. All
travel accommodations are included. Flights depart from
St. Louis. A deposit will be required to reserve your spot. A
variety of dates for each trip are available.
Call 314-615-8822.
SINGLES SWIM
at Kennedy Recreation Complex (Age 18+)
Bring your suits and get ready for some fun in the sun only for
single swimmers and sunbathers! A fun, wet way to spend
the evening with your friends and possibly meet some new
ones. Advanced registration required. Call 314-615-5572.
Friday Aug. 2 6:15-7:45 p.m.
$4 per person
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GONE FISHIN SEMINARS
at Queeny Parks
These programs will be presented at Greensfelder
Recreation Complex in Quieeny Park. Advance registration
may be required. Some programs offer tickets for purchase
at the door only. For information, visit www.stlouisco.com/
parks/gf or call 314-615-4386.
FLY FISHING TECHNIQUES
This seminar is designed for the fy fsher who has a
working knowledge of casting, knots and fy patterns.
Topics include presentation, wading, playing and releasing
fsh. Tickets are available at the door only.
Tuesday March 5 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$6 per person
READING THE WATER FOR TROUT
It is often said that 10 percent of the anglers catch 90
percent of the fsh. Smart anglers know that 90 percent
of the fsh are in just 10 percent of the water. This
Ozark Fly Fishers course will help you break down the
sections of a stream and identify the most likely holding
places for fsh. Tickets are available at the door only.
Thursday March 14 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$6 per person
INTRO TO FLY FISHING
The Ozark Fly Fishers introduce you to fy angling in
this comprehensive four-meeting class. Each night
learn about another aspect of the great sport of fy
fshing. This is the perfect start for budding fy anglers.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Thursday March 28-April 18 7:30-9:30 p.m.
$40 per person
BEGINNING FLY CASTING AT TILLES PARK
(Ages 12+)
This two-part class is for beginners wishing to learn
the intricacies of the basic cast. Federation of Fly
Fishers certifed casting instructors will teach you the
casting techniques to get you started in fy casting.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Tuesday April 9-16 7-8 p.m.
$20 per person
INTERMEDIATE FLY CASTING AT TILLES PARK
This three-part class is for those who have
mastered the basic cast and is not for beginners.
Federation of Fly Fishers certifed casting instructors
will teach you advanced casting techniques
including the mend, wiggle and double haul casts.
Advanced registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Thursday May 2-16 7-8:30 p.m.
$40 per person
FISHINGEVENTS
CRAPPIE WEDNESDAY
at Lone Elk Park (Ages 16+)
Each Wednesday in March and April, crappie anglers
using artifcial lures will be allowed to harvest crappie up
to the state limit. All other species are catch and release
only. No live or cut bait. The fee includes two anglers and
a boat rental. You must fsh from the boat. You provide
the trolling motor and battery. Meet at the parking lot on
the right after crossing the dam for check in and equip-
ment. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Wednesday March 6 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday March 13 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday March 20 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday March 27 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday April 3 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday April 10 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday April 17 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday April 24 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
$30 per boat/two anglers per boat per date
CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING
at Lone Elk Park (Ages 16+)
The lake at Lone Elk Park has quite a reputation for
having tons of bass, huge bluegill and great crappie.
Fishing is available by reservation and is for catch and
release only. Artifcial lures must be used, no live or cut
bait allowed. Your reservation fee provides you with a
two seat boat and paddles; you must provide your own
trolling motor and battery. Only two boats are available
each day. Bank fshing is not allowed. Call 314-615-4386.
Friday-Monday April-June 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
$30 per boat/two anglers per boat
SECOND SATURDAY LATE NIGHT FISHING (All Ages)
Every second Saturday of the month, April-October,
Suson, Simpson and Spanish Lake parks stay open
until 11 p.m. for late night fshing. Bring your poles,
baits and lanterns and fsh until the wee hours. Fishing
is permitted from the bank only. Call 314-615-4386.
2nd Saturday April 13-Oct. 12 6-11 p.m.
Free admission
CATCH AND KEEP FISHING
at Lone Elk Park (All Ages)
This is a one-time opportunity. For one day only you can
keep up to four bass under 12 inches long and the state
limit of crappie. No bank fshing and a state fshing license
is required. Boats/canoes are on site. Artifcial lures must
be used, no live or cut bait allowed. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required.
Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday April 13 4-7 p.m.
$30 per boat/two anglers per boat

YOUTH FISHING DERBY
at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 5-15)
Parents bring out the kids for a fun morning of fshing
with your children. There will be prizes given for many
categories, including one rod and reel. Meet at Black Jack
Lake. Missouri State Fishing license is required for ages
16-65. Advance registration requested. Call 314-615-8839.
Saturday May 4 9 a.m.-noon
$5 per person
YOUTH FISHING LESSONS
at Simpson Park (Ages 8-15)
Join the Park Rangers to learn the basics of fshing at
Simpson County Park. Kids will learn how to tie knots,
identify a variety of fsh species and rig fshing poles
for a safe and successful fshing experience. Meet in
the parking lot next to Blue Heron Shelter. All fshing
equipment is provided. Space is limited. Participants will
receive a free Zebco fshing pole. Advance registration
required. Call 314-615-8472.
Wednesday May 8 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday May 22 5-7 p.m.
$7 per person
YOUTH FISHING LESSONS
at Suson Park (Ages 8-15)
Join a St. Louis County Park Ranger to learn the basics
of fshing. Children will learn how to tie knots, identify a
variety of fsh species and rig fshing poles for a safe and
successful fshing experience. Fishing equipment will be
provided. Space is limited. Advance registration required.
Call 314-615-4386. Participants will receive a free Zebco
Fishing pole.
Tuesday April 30 4:30-6 p.m.
Tuesday May 7 4:30-6 p.m.
$7 per person

YOUTH FISHING DAY CAMPS
at Queeny Park (Ages 9-14)
St. Louis only fshing day camp is a big hit with
kids. St. Louis County Park Rangers conduct the camp
where children spend the week learning to be good
anglers. Each day, the group will venture out to a
new fshing location. Meet in front of the Recreation
Complex off of the Weidman Road entrance. Bus leaves
promptly at 8:30 a.m. Fishing equipment will be provided.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Monday-Friday June 17-21 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday July 8-12 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$150 per person
OVERNIGHT FISHING
at Simpson Park (All Ages)
For all those who need just one more cast. This is a
rare opportunity to fsh all night. A Park Ranger will
be on site throughout the evening to assist. Canoes
will be available to check-out for an additional
fee. Coffee and doughnuts provided for breakfast.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday-Sunday July 20-21 10 p.m.-6 a.m.
$10 per person
Digital Photo Enthusiasts:
Send your photos of friends and family enjoying St. Louis
County Parks to jmagurany@stlouisco.com.
Photos submitted become property of St. Louis County
Parks and may be used for publicity and advertising.
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WORLD WAR II CANTEEN DANCE
at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 18+)
Dance to Big Band music from the World War II era with
Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band on April
27. Doors open at 5 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. and plays
until 10:30 p.m. Refreshments and hot food including
barbeque plates will be available at reasonable prices.
Tables for 8 or 10 people must be reserved in advance.
For information and tickets via email, contact the FJB at
FriendsofJeffersonBarracks@gmail.com or 314-544-5714.
Michael Lacy and his New Orleans Swing Band
Saturday April 27 7-10:30 p.m.
$15 per person in advance; $20 per person at the door.
TUESDAY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
at Faust Park (All Ages)
Enjoy a summer evening concert on the lawn of Faust Park
courtesy of St. Louis County Parks and the Chesterfeld
Chamber of Commerce. Park free near the concert area via
the north entrance. Bring your own seating. Small coolers
are allowed. Concessions are available for purchase.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. All concerts are on Tuesdays
from 7-9 p.m. No concert on July 2. Call the Chesterfeld
Chamber of Commerce at 636-532-3399 or Faust Park at
314-615-8328.
Bob Kuban Band June 4
Trilogy June 11
Scott Latham &
Karl Holmes Duo June 18
Spectrum June 25
Abbey Road Warriors July 9
Mirage July 16
Everyday People July 23
TBD July 30
Yessir Aug. 6
Billy Peek Aug. 13
Free admission
JAMMING AT JB
at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)
The 2013 Concert Series at the Veterans Memorial
Amphitheater in Jefferson Barracks Park provides family-
friendly entertainment in a delightful park setting. Bring
chairs and blankets. No coolers are allowed. Concessions
are available. Concerts every Wednesday starting May 8
through June 26. For more information, visit sbdstl.com.
JB BLAST
at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)
Enjoy the music of the Air Force Band of Mid-America
under the stars in the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater
and a brilliant freworks display to celebrate our countrys
birth. Concessions are available. Call 314-615-4386.
Friday July 5 7 p.m.
Free admission
COUNTY SOUNDS BY THE BARN
at Suson Park (All Ages)
Enjoy an evening listening to the sounds of George Portz
and the Friends of Bluegrass. Tickets are available at
the gate at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and bug
spray. Concessions are available. Call 314-615-5572.
Saturday July 13 7-9 p.m.
$5 per person (ages 12+)
Free admission (ages 11 and under)
FAIRS&FESTIVALS
ART FAIR
at Laumeier (All Ages)
This fne art and craft fair is a St. Louis tradition held on
Mothers Day weekend. Choose from many creative and
original works of art by artists from across the country.
Food and drink, music and entertainment are all available
throughout the weekend. Creation Location on Saturday
and Sunday provides hands-on art activities for children.
No pets allowed. Visit www.laumeier.org or call
314-615-5278.
Friday May 10 6-10 p.m.
Saturday May 11 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday May 12 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$10 for person (ages 12+)
$5 for person (ages 6-11)
Free admission (ages 5 and younger)
FAUST FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
at Faust Park (All Ages)
Fine artists and crafters display their art together so you
may fnd paintings, sculpture, baskets, jewelry, pen and ink
and more. Activities for children, music and concessions
are available. Call 314-615-8482 or email
toconnell@stlouisco.com.
Saturday-Sunday May 18-19 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
$85 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space
$3 per adult; $1 per child (8 and under)
ELMWOOD DAY
at King Park (All Ages)
Come out to this family-friendly neighborhood party and
join the Elmwood community as it celebrates its annual
Elmwood Day Festivities including games, activities and
music. Come to King Park and join in the fun. Festivities
run all day. Call 314-615-8788.
Saturday Aug. 10 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Free admission
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FEAST IN THE PARK
at County Parks (All Ages)
Follow the caravan of various mobile menus and join family and friends for dinner in Tilles, Creve Coeur,
Laumeier and Faust parks. Food trucks are taking the county by storm and each operator offers a small signature
menu that is uniquely different. Live Music with beer and wine available. Cosponsored by FEAST, GO! and St.
Louis County Parks. See ad on page 20. No coolers allowed.
For information, visit stlouisco/parks or call 314-615-4386.
Friday June 7 5-8 p.m. Laumeier Sculpture Park
Thursday June 13 5-8 p.m. Faust Park
Tuesday June 18 5-8 p.m. Tilles Park
Wednesday June 26 5-8 p.m. Creve Coeur Park
Thursday July 11 5-8 p.m. Faust Park
Tuesday July 16 5-8 p.m. Tilles Park
Wednesday July 24 5-8 p.m. Creve Coeur Park
Friday Aug. 2 5-8 p.m. Laumeier Sculpture Park
Thursday Aug. 8 5-8 p.m. Faust Park
Tuesday Aug. 20 5-8 p.m. Tilles Park
Wednesday Aug. 28 5-8 p.m. Creve Coeur Park
Friday Sept. 6 5-8 p.m. Laumeier Sculpture Park
Thursday Sept. 12 5-8 p.m. Faust Park
Tuesday Sept. 17 5-8 p.m. Tilles Park
Wednesday Sept. 25 5-8 p.m. Creve Coeur Park
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CANOES&KAYAKS
ST. PATTYS DAY FLOAT
ON THE MERAMEC RIVER (Ages 8+)
St. Louis County Park Rangers will lead this seven-mile foat
on the Meramec River. This is a chance to get out early, get
rid of the winter blahs and check out the Meramec River
Valley. You will slip past rich forests, steep hillsides, and
towering bluffs as you make your way down the river. Floaters
will meet at the boat launch at Castlewood State Park and
travel to the put-in at Route 66 State Park. Bring a lunch,
water, binoculars and other personal items you will need
for this all-day foat. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are
provided. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Sunday March 17 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
$40 per canoe
FULL MOON PADDLE
at Creve Coeur Park (Ages 7+)
Enjoy a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on Creve Coeur
Lake after hours by the light of the moon. Fee includes
canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage, and a
bonfre complete with marshmallows to roast. Paddling
sessions are available at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Meet at Tremayne
Shelter. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Friday May 24 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday May 24 8:30-10 p.m.
Friday July 19 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday July 19 8:30-10 p.m.
Friday Aug. 16 7-8:30 p.m.
Friday Aug. 16 8:30-10 p.m.
$25 per canoe

BRING YOUR OWN BOAT
at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages)
Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us on a full moon
paddle at Creve Coeur Lake. This is a rare opportunity to
paddle a canoe or kayak after hours by the light of the full
moon. Fee includes all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage
and a bonfre complete with marshmallows to roast. Meet
at Tremayne Shelter. Advance registration suggested. Call
314-615-8472.
Friday May 24 7-10 p.m.
Friday July 19 7-10 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 16 7-10 p.m.
$5 per person

FULL MOON PADDLE
at Simpson Park (Ages 7+)
This is a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on
Simpson Lake after hours by the light of the full
moon. Fee includes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat
hot dogs, beverage, and a bonfre complete with
marshmallows to roast. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday July 20 7-8:30 p.m.
Saturday July 20 8:30-10 p.m.
$25 per canoe
BRING YOUR OWN BOAT
at Simpson Park (All Ages)
Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us on a full
moon paddle at Simpson Park Lake. Enjoy a moonlit
paddle and then come ashore near the Blue Heron
Shelter to feast on all-you-can-eat hot dogs, beverage
and a bonfre complete with marshmallows to roast.
Advance registration suggested. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday July 20 7-10 p.m.
$5 per person
KAYAK PADDLE DEMO DAYS
at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages)
You wouldnt buy a car you didnt drive frst. Now, you
dont have to worry about buying a boat before you
paddle it. Join us and paddle from a great selection
of popular craft. Please register on-line where you
can request a specifc model you would like to
paddle. If we have it in stock we will bring it out.
Advanced registration suggested. Call 314-775-2142.
Wednesday May 22 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday June 5 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday June 19 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday July 3 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday July 17 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 7 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 21 5-8 p.m.
Free admission
BASIC KAYAK COURSE
at Simpson Park (All Ages)
This is one of Alpine Shops most popular clinics every
year. No experience is necessary to learn how to kayak
from one of Alpine Shops ACA Certifed Instructors,
You will get wet so you must know how to swim. After
youve spent two hours with us on the water, youll
have learned the basics of kayaking including basic
strokes how to enter and exit the boat and basic safety
skills. Students provide their own snacks, drinking
water, hat, sunscreen and eyeglass retainers. This
class is a required prerequisite for our Intermediate
Kayak Course. We strongly suggest attending one
of our Introduction to Kayaking: Dry Land Basics
seminars before taking this course. Call 314-775-2142.
Saturday June 1 9:30 a.m. & Noon
Saturday June 8 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 12 6 p.m.
Saturday June 15 9:30 a.m. & Noon
Saturday June 22 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday June 26 6 p.m.
Saturday June 29 9:30 a.m.
Saturday July 13 9:30 a.m.
Saturday July 20 9:30 a.m.
Saturday July 27 9:30 a.m. & Noon
Saturday Aug. 3 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Aug. 10 2:30 a.m.
Saturday Aug. 17 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Aug. 24 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Sept. 7 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Sept. 14 9:30 a.m.
$45 per person
INTERMEDIATE KAYAKING
at Simpson Park (Ages 13+)
The second of Alpine Shops three-part kayak instruction
series concentrates on safety issues for all paddlers
including self-rescue, rope usage, paddle foats and will
continue to develop the strokes learned in the basic class.
Boats and equipment are provided. All participants must
be able to swim and get wet. Students must provide
their own snacks, drinking water, hat, sunscreen and
eyeglass retainers. Meet at Blue Heron Shelter. Advanced
registration required. Visit www.alpineshop.com or call
314-775-2142.
Saturday June 22 12:30 p.m.
Saturday July 13 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 3 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 10 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Aug. 17 12:30 p.m.
$60 per person
FAMILY FUN ON THE WATER DAY
at Simpson Park (All Ages)
Your family can paddle canoes and kayaks, participate
in paddle races and other contests. Concessions are
available. Event is co-produced by St. Louis County
Parks, St. Louis Canoe & Kayak Club, St. Louis Adventure
Group and the Alpine Shop. Advanced registration
appreciated at www.alpineshop.com. Call 314-775-2142.
Saturday July 20 1-5 p.m.
Free admission
POKER PADDLE
at Creve Coeur Park (Ages 10 +)
A great evening of fun on the lake. Paddle on Creve
Coeurs 320-acre lake to collect cards and get the best
poker hand to win prizes. Afterwards enjoy a beach party
with free music and food you can buy from the popular
food trucks. No carry-in food allowed, but you may bring
beverages. Bring your own chairs, Frisbees, beach balls
and umbrellas. All registration fees are on a per person
basis. If you are renting a canoe you will need to register
for two people. Meet at the Tremayne Shelter. Advanced
registration required at alpineshop.com or 314-775-2142.
Friday Aug. 23 6-9 p.m.
$10 per person (Bring your boat.)
$20 per person (Rent 1-person kayak.)
$40 per person (Rent a 2-person canoe.)
CYCLING
MOONLIGHT CHUBB TRAIL BIKE RIDE
at Lone Elk Park (All Ages)
On the third Wednesday of each month ride the Chubb
Trail after dark from 7-10 p.m. Start at the Lone Elk Park-
Chubb Trailhead and ride at your own pace as this is not a
guided tour. This steep and narrow trail is recommended
only for advanced to expert riders. High intensity bicycle
lights of at least 200 lumens are recommended. Helmets
required for ages 16 and under. Call Sunset Cyclery at
314-966-5505 or 314-615-8472.
Free admission
FULL MOON BIKE RIDE AND WALK
at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages)
Explore the trails of Creve Coeur Lake by foot or bike at
this unusual after-hours program. Fee includes a bonfre
with marshmallows and an all-you-can-eat hot dog
roast. Participants must have a fashlight; bikers must
have a mounted light on their bike. Helmets required
for ages 16 and under. Meet at Tremayne Shelter.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Friday May 24 7-10 p.m.
Friday July 19 7-10 p.m.
Friday Aug. 16 7-10 p.m.
$5 per person
BRUNCH BIKE RIDE
at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages)
Ride the trail link at Creve Coeur Park to the Katy Trail
and then to St. Charles. Brunch served at the Winery of
the Little Hills in historic downtown St. Charles. Meet at
the Lakehouse Restaurant in Creve Coeur Park. Helmets
required for ages 16 and under. Bring plenty of water.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Saturday June 8 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$17 per person
FULL MOON BIKE RIDE AND WALK
at Simpson Park (All Ages)
Fee includes a bonfre with marshmallows and an
all-you-can-eat hot dog roast and beverage. Each
person must have a fashlight. All bikers need to have
a mounted, functioning light on their bike. Helmets
required for ages 16 and under. Meet at Blue Heron
Shelter. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday July 20 7-10 p.m.
$5 per person
BASIC MOTORCYCLE RIDER COURSE
at Queeny Park (Ages 15 1/2+)
Learn basic riding skills. A minimum of fve hours
classroom instruction prepares the student for at
least ten hours of practical riding in a controlled,
off street environment. The instructors are certifed
by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the
Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program. Students must
assume fnancial responsibility for injuries and furnish
protective equipment including long pants, long-sleeve
shirts, full-fnger gloves, eye protection and appropriate
ankle-high boots. Helmets may be provided. Motorcycles
provided by dealer sponsors. Completion of this course
eliminates the driving portion of obtaining your Missouri
motorcycle drivers license. Advance registration required.
Call 314-615-8472.
Thursday/Friday March 21-22 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday/Tuesday March 25-26 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday/Friday April 11-12 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday/Saturday May 3-4 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday/Saturday May 10-11 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday June 1-2 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday July 27-28 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
$215 per person
OUTDOOR
ADVENTURES
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OUTDOOR SKILLS
WILDERNESS AND REMOTE AREA
FIRST AID CERTIFICATION COURSE
at Greensfelder Park (Ages 18+)
The American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics
course, provided through the Alpine Shop is for those
who work, live or play in remote areas and away from
the usual EMS service. Learn to care for those in need
in remote locations such as how to apply a splint and to
treat hypothermia. Participants will camp overnight at the
Beulah Campsite and learn through real world scenarios.
You must have a valid CPR/EDD Certifcation and bring
your camping gear and sleeping bag. Advanced registration
required. Visit www.alpineshop.com or call 314-775-2142.
Saturday/Sunday April 27-28 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$130 per person
LEGEND OF LONE ELK PARK (All Ages)
A park naturalist will guide hikers on the White Bison Trail
to observe the elk, deer, bison and other wildlife that call
Lone Elk Park home. Hikers will encounter steep rocky
trails. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Sunday May 19 1-3 p.m.
$3 per person
THE COMPLETE GPS COURSE
at Queeny Park (All Ages)
This course will teach you how to get the most out of
your GPS unit. Bring your GPS unit and meet us at the
Greensfelder Recreation Complex. After the class you will
venture into the woods and navigate by GPS. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Saturday April 13 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$10 per person
FAMILY CAMPOUT
at Lone Elk Park (All Ages)
Gather the family, pack the gear and head out to
Lone Elk Park for an overnight campout. Your fee
will include dinner and breakfast prepared over an
open fre. There will be plenty of fun and family
activities. Campout held at White-tail Deer Shelter.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8472.
Saturday/Sunday April 20-21 6 p.m.-noon
$30 per person
GEOCACHING 101
at Queeny Park (All Ages)
Learn about Geocaching at the Greensfelder Recreation
Complex in Queeny Park. After the class, a feld
exercise will help you locate caches in the park.
Advance registration required. Call 314-615-4386.
Saturday May 4 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
$10 per person
TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS
at Greensfelder Park (Ages 11+)
St. Louis County Parks offers two team-building programs.
The Alpine Tower is a 50-foot tall structure that presents
the same challenges as rock climbing or high-ropes
course. The Team Challenge Course is a series of elements
constructed of logs, cables, ropes and trees. Private
groups may schedule a fve-hour experience to build team
cooperation. Program dates are available March through
October. Email Susan Tornetto at
stornetto@stlouisco.com or call at 314-615-5564.
$25 per person
UPLAND PRAIRIE WALK
at Fort Belle Fontaine (All Ages)
Join Park Naturalist Dennis Hogan as he explores
the wonders of an upland prairie and wetland
habitat in St. Louis County Parks historic hidden
jewel, Fort Belle Fontaine. This program is free for
members of the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park.
Advance registration requested. Call 314-615-5270.
Saturday May 25 10 a.m.
$3 per person
30/30 HIKES PROGRAM (All Ages)
Enjoy 30 St. Louis County Park trails that take
approximately 30 minutes to walk. This program
encourages individuals, families, scouts and other groups
to get those 30 minutes of exercise that are so critical
for good health. Get the master map and 30 individual
maps online at www.stlouisco.com/parks. You can get a
punch card for free or the map packet for $10 at any of the
fve recreation complexes, the Clayton offce, Laumeier
Sculpture Park or Faust Park. Once all 30 sites are visited
and punches on your card, participants will be able to
turn in their card and receive a 30/30 Hikes patch. Call
314-615-8822.
SHELTERS OR PICNIC SITES
IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS
Park shelters and picnic sites may be reserved by calling
314-615-4386 or by visiting us at stlouisco.com.
CORPORATE PICNICS
Have your next company picnic at either Creve Coeur Park
or Queeny Park. Shelters are available to groups of 100-
800 on weekends from May to September. Each park offers
its own amenities. Base cost is $382 for sites at Creve
Coeur and $600 at Queeny Park. New for 2013 is the Faust
Park Shelter, which will be available for Corporate Picnics
on select days. Base cost is $425 and can accommodate
a maximum of 300 people. For more information on
corporate picnics and availability, visit www.stlouisco.com/
parks/corppicnic or call 314-615-8347.
SUSON FARM FESTIVAL PARTY AND BARN TOURS
at Suson Park (Ages 3-7)
Children learn about farm animals and have fun with farm
games. Enjoy a shelter for your party. You may bring your own
fshing equipment so you can fsh in the nearby lake (MDC
Fishing Regulations apply). This Farm Festival Party Package
includes a 50-minute tour of the barn led by Farmer Jim. To
schedule a barn tour only, times available are 10:30 a.m. and
11:30 a.m. Advance registration required. Call 314-615-8822.
Thursday-Saturday
April 11-June 8; Sept. 5-28 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
$100 per group of 30 (party package)
$30 per group of 30 (barn tour only)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS
ATHLETICS FIELDS
St. Louis County Parks athletics felds are available for
rent. All felds are based on availability. Information on
securing a feld permit can be obtained by contacting
Deborah Bohnert at dbohnert@stlouisco.com or
314-615-8820.
Unlighted felds: $10 per hour
Lighted felds: $25 per hour
STABLE AT
GREENSFELDER PARK
We offer a variety of year-round programs and services
such as horse boarding, English and Western lessons,
training and birthday parties. We offer year-round
boarding starting at $300 per month. Visit
www.greensfelderequestrian.com or call 636-458-1353.
WEDDINGS
Hold your wedding at one of St. Louis County Parks
beautifully designed wedding sites. It is essential that
you plan to meet with park staff ahead of time to discuss
all details. Weddings are $20 per hour with a minimum
fve-hour rental. You may contact us up to one full year
in advance to reserve your wedding site by visiting our
website at www.stlouisco.com/parks/weddings or calling
314-615-4386.
FACILITIES
RESERVATIONS
&
Creve Coeur Lake
BOAT & BIKE RENTALS
Enjoy being on the water?
Rent one of our kayaks, canoes or paddleboards
Life jackets and basic instruction provided
Prefer dry land?
Rent one of our quadricycles or bicycles
A fun way to get around the scenic lake path.
BEGINNERS AS WELL AS ADVANCED USERS ARE ALL WELCOME
Affordable and fun family ftness is our goal
Visit our website: Crevecoeurlakerentals.com
Happy to answer any questions, call 314-330-4692
cclakerentals@gmail.com
We are open March through October
Located at 13777 Marine Ave.
Between Lake Front entrance and the Taco Bell Shelter
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VOLUNTEER IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS!
Individuals, families and groups have fun, make friends
and give back to their community while working as St.
Louis County Parks Volunteers. For more information about
volunteering, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks/vol, email
sbell@stlouisco.com or call Sue Bell at 314-615-8865.
BUSH HONEYSUCKLE REMOVAL (Ages 16+)
Bush honeysuckle is destroying the forest understory
by blocking sunlight from other species. Be part of the
solution by joining these volunteer efforts to remove
bush honeysuckle. Youth 12 and over with adult may
participate. To register for the Laumeier programs, email
jnorton@laumeier.org or call 314-615-5271.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, Main Parking Lot
Saturday March 16 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Laumeier Sculpture Park, Main Parking Lot
Saturday April 13 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

TRAIL CREW (Ages 16+)
You are invited to helping maintain and repair trails in
our County Parks. No experience is necessary. Tasks
include tree trimming, erosion control or earth work. Tools
provided. Volunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by
an adult. Advance registration required.
Email sbell@stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8865.
Greensfelder Park, Visitor Center
Saturday March 16 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Upper Creve Coeur Park, Scout Shelter
Saturday April 13 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Al Foster/Packwood Trail, Al Foster Parking Lot
Saturday April 20 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
JEFFERSON BARRACKS GARDEN KICK OFF (All Ages)
Join us for a traditional Potato Planting at the Laborers
House Garden in Jefferson Barracks Park. Thanks to
Sappington Garden Shop for providing the potato buds for
planting. Call Sue Bell at 314-615-8865 or email
sbell@stlouisco.com.
Tuesday March 19 9 a.m.
GARDENING IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS (All Ages)
Volunteer Gardeners meet once a week and work
alongside Master Gardeners and County Parks Horticulture
Staff. Begins the frst week of April. Email
sbell@stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8865.
Monday 8-11 a.m. Creve Coeur Park
Tuesday 8-11 a.m. Jefferson Barracks,
Laborers House
Tuesday 8-11 a.m. Faust Park, Conway House
Wednesday 8-11 a.m. Queeny Park,
Barn off Mason Road
Thursday 8-11 a.m. Museum of Transportation
Friday 8-11 a.m. Faust Park, Carousel
TRAIL WATCH ORIENTATION (Ages 16+)
Hikers, cyclists, skaters and equestrians assist park rangers
in monitoring our trails. Volunteers serve as extra eyes
and ears on the trails by using cellular phones to report
safety hazards, lost persons or suspicious activity. New
Trail Watch Volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation
class. Email sbell@stlouisco.com or call 314-615-8865.
St. Vincent Community Center
Tuesday March 12 7-9 p.m.
Affton Community Center
Wednesday April 17 7-9 p.m.
Tilles Park
Monday May 6 7-9 p.m.
YOU CAN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
ATTENTION ALL CORPORATE
AND SCHOOL GROUPS:
Your school or corporate group of volunteers can help
save the environment by ridding our parks of invasive
honeysuckle. Work with AmeriCorps Team members, part
of the National Service Corps. Call 314-615-8865.
CHILDRENS GARDEN CLUB 2013 CALENDAR
(All Ages)
Learn to garden from the experts of the Childrens Garden
Club. Meetings are held at different locations throughout
at 9 a.m. on the frst Saturday of each month (except July
and September). The Childrens Garden Club is designed to
educate and bring delight in gardening. Participants begin
projects to take home to grow and enjoy.
March 2 Conservation Home Landscape Survey
Missouri Natives
Sherwoods Forest Nursery & Garden Center,
2651 Barrett Station Road
April 6 Fairy Gardens
For the Garden at Haefners, 6703 Telegraph Road
May 4 Annuals and Vegetables
Compliments of Wiethops Greenhouses
Museum of Transportation, 3015 Barrett Station Road
June 1 Good Things from the Garden
with Schnucks Market
Sherwoods Forest Nursery & Garden Center, 2651 Barrett
Station Road
July 13 Fun in the Garden
Chesterfeld Valley Nursery, 16825 N. Outer Road
Aug. 3 Pot People
Humming Birds & Crafts
Jarville Gardens in Queeny Park, 1675 South Mason Road
Free admission
JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER
at Queeny Park (Ages 6-14)
This program is modeled after the highly successful
Master Gardener program for adults. It offers horticultural
science, environmental science education, leadership
skills and life skills development through fun and creative
activities. Participants will learn about planning, planting,
maintaining and harvesting a garden, as well as compost
formation and recycling back to the soil. This is a hands-on
experience, which involves a community service project
donating to the Feed My People food pantry. Advance
registration required. Call 314-615-8482.
Saturday April 20; May 18; June 15; July 20; Aug. 17
9-11 a.m.
$55 per person
URBAN TREE PROGRAM
Honor a loved one, friend, organization or event through
the Urban Tree Program. The donation level you choose
will beneft the St. Louis County Park system by helping
with reforestation of our urban forests. Donating a tree,
replacing aging wood benches with recycled plastic
benches, or selecting a bevel-edged commemorative brick
for engraving are options from which you may choose.
Commemorative bricks are placed at your choice of
Spanish Lake Flagpole, Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center
Flagpole, or Queeny Barn Garden and Lilac Walkway.
Obtain more information at www.stlouisco.com/parks/utp
or 314-822-8151.
VOLUNTEERS
GARDENING
&
Dine with us June through September and start a new
tradition at one of our beautiful St. Louis County Parks
with food and live music. This new dining trend of Food
Trucks in the Park is taking St. Louis County by storm! Each
operator offers their signature specialties from a mobile
kitchen. The cuisine ranges from Sushi to Gyros to Gourmet
Burgers to Fish Tacos to Toasted Ravioli to Cupcakes and
many more. You dont even have to make the picnic to enjoy
a fun evening in the Park, theyve done the shopping and
cooking for you! No coolers allowed.
SEE PAGE 17 FOR MORE INFORMATION
FEAST
IN THE PARK
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