Mathilda-Welmering

8301 Mathilda
Saint Louis, MO 63123
6 acres
(click here for directions to the park)




The Mathilda-Welmering Parksite was purchased in 1960 and opened in 1961 with funds from the 1959 Bond Issue. The name of the park comes from the two adjacent streets. Mathilda Avenue was named for the daughter of Fred L. Kerth, who owned and subdivided the original farm here. Mathilda Kerth married Walter R. Anderson and died in 1958. James B. and Alta Z. Welmering owned the land south of the park and laid out Welmering Street between 1938 and 1940.




Park Hours: 8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset, 
except when reservations are issued.


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Park Closings:

(as of 8/17/17 11:25 am)

The 5-mile loop trail at Cliff Cave Park is closed due to heavy rains and standing water on the trail. Crews will monitor daily and reopen the trail as soon as it is safe to do so.

Creve Coeur back loop playground water feature is shut down for the season. 


Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern most end that had to be re-routed and the footing is sand and dirt. Also, users should be cautious of sand smears across trail after rain events.

Unger Park is open to the shelter parking lot, but the trail is closed beyond the riverside parking lot

Sherman Beach and Al Foster trails are passable but have areas with sand and debris on them

* The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.

* The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff trail and Spring Valley trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for Construction.

 







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