Parks COVID-19 Message
 

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of July 18, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. is the following:

Parks: Open

Trails: Open

Park Restrooms: Open

Campgrounds: Open

Sport Courts: Open

Playgrounds: Closed

Spraygrounds: Closed

Trail Exercise Stations: Closed

Drinking Fountains: Closed

Picnic Shelters and Sites: Open at reduced capacity. Online reservations are not available. Call us at (314) 615-4FUN to reserve.

Special Events: Allowed if DPH approves the event plan. Check with your event organizer.

Day Camps: check the updated Activity Guide

Programs: Started with modifications -- check the updated Activity Guide

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex: Open

Recreation Centers: Open

Museums: Open

Pools: Open (Kennedy Recreation Complex pool is closed due to mechanical issues. Timeline for reopening is TBD).

As programs and facilities re-open, social distancing is still required and capacities are likely to be reduced per Department of Public Health Re-Opening Guidelines.

Bella Fontaine Park

9565 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO 63137

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Park Hours
8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

General Information / History

The park was originally dedicated in 1960 as “Lander Lane Park”. It was renamed in 1962 as “Bella Fontaine”, an inadvertent misspelling of French words, “belle fontaine,” meaning “Beautiful Spring”. 

Located directly west of the main area about 0.7 of a mile is the Bellafontaine West site. This site was acquired in 1975 with funds from the 1969 Bond Issue and the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund. It was partially developed in 1979. The final development was completed in 1981 with the addition of 4 softball fields and parking for 50 cars. It is connected to the main area by Maple Tree Trail that crosses Maline Creek by bridge and Highway 367 at an unguarded crossing.

The 1986 Bond Issue provided $850,000 for the development of the Fountain Lake Softball Center, a high-quality softball complex designed with 6 fields, 4 of which are lighted for night-time play. This facility was dedicated August 24, 1990 and was opened during the 1991 softball season.

Click here for more history about Bella Fontaine


Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trails
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing at Fountain Lake
 + Basketball
 + Horseshoe Pits
 + Volleyball
 + Hopscotch
 + Athletic Fields
 + Fountain Lake Softball Center
 + Year-Round Restrooms (Shelter restrooms)
 + Reservable Shelters
Bella Fontaine Shelter
Whistler Shelter

Kingsbury Shelter


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Park Postings:

(As of 8/6/20 10:00 a.m.)


The Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool is closed due to mechanical issues.

The 5 mile loop at Cliff Cave is closed due to flooding. The 1 mile loop is still open.


The Bottomland Trail at Blake C Snyder Park is closed.