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.

Sylvan Springs Park

300 Halsey Road

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

General Information / History
Originally known as Rock Springs, this was the site of the first bivouac at Jefferson Barracks. 

This portion of the Barracks remained largely unused until 1939, when the spring area was improved by the 6th Infantry with stone retaining walls and terraces. Two years later enlisted men from Jefferson Barracks cleared underbrush, and built an amphitheater, a dance floor, and baseball and football fields. The USO hosted many shows here, the first being June 28, 1941. Among the well-known performers over the following years were Virginia Mayo, fan dancer Sally Rand, Jeanette MacDonald and Judy Garland. The USO bandshell was removed from the park in the 1970s.


The Sylvan Springs property was conveyed to the County from the Federal Government in 1950 and was dedicated on October 23, 1954.

Constructed totally by park staff, the first phase of the skate park was opened in November of 2007.

Click here for more history on Sylvan Springs Park.

Features & Amenities
 + Playground
 + Spray Fountain Play Area
 + Tennis Courts (with pickleball striping overlay on all four courts)
 + Year-Round Restrooms (tennis courts and playground)
 + Skate Park
The Skate Park is open to all users (Skateboard, BMX bikes, Scooters and Rollerblades) on a trial basis. We expect all users to be respectful of each other while at the park. If users experience problems they should call Ranger Dispatch at 314-615-8911.
 + Reservable Shelters
Artillery Shelter
Cavalry
Ordnance Shelter
Wohlschlaeger Shelter


View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 8/14/20 9:00 a.m.)

 

Starting 8/17, the Laumeier Sculpture Park trailheads at the main parking lot will be closed for trail repairs. The trail is accessible from the south at the Moss Shelter.

Creve Coeur Closures:

Restroom Facilities near Tremayne Shelter, Greensfelder Shelter, and Go Ape closed due to power outage.

Marine Ave at Dorsett intersection closed due to down trees and power lines.

Creve Coeur Lake Trail along Marine closed due to flood cleanup efforts.


The Lone Elk Visitor Center is closed.  

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.