Memorial

41 South Central Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63105
2.7 acres
(click here for directions to the park)




Memorial Park is part of the tract of 102 acres deeded to St. Louis County on October 20, 1877, by Ralph Clayton. In 1967 county voters authorized construction of a new government center, the Administration Building at 41 South Central Avenue was built between 1968 and 1970.

After several years of planning, construction began on January 14, 2000 for a new park to replace the raised plaza and to incorporate a new Police and Firefighter Memorial. The park’s formal dedication and memorial service were held on November 8, 2000, but construction continued until the Department of Parks and Recreation took responsibility for the park in July 2001.



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


View Park Events

Park Closings:

(as of 7/16/17 10:30 pm)

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


Cliff Cave Park will be closed from Jul 24- Aug 3 due to the installation of the new bridge over Cliff Cave Road.

* 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.