Ohlendorf West

1150 Hanna Road
Saint Louis, MO 63011
7 acres

Howard C. Ohlendorf donated the property to St. Louis County in 1971 and 1976. No deed restrictions exist. In 1985 the entrance road and parking lot were constructed. Funding was from the County’s Transportation Funds with the intent that the parking lot could function as a Bi-State Park and Ride site in addition to its normal park uses.

It should be noted that Mr. Ohlendorf has been very generous in his gifts to St. Louis County, including this park and the procurement of the Forest Park Highlands Carousel for St. Louis County.

In 2011, a memorandum of understanding was signed to build a new Emergency Communication Commission building. In 2012, the Emergency Communications Commission’s (ECC) made special appropriations of $350,000 to pay for improvements at Ohlendorf West Park for playgrounds and trails in response to residents’ concerns.

Ohlendorf West County Park masterplan/construction was completed in August 2014. The new park now has a new ADA rubber surfaced playground which incorporates new swings, climbing arch, ADA multi use circular swing, saddle spinners, shade structures, new ADA/dog drinking fountain, new concrete side walk which connects to the neighborhood to the west, and a new 1 mile long wood chip nature trail with exercise equipment located along the trail.


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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