Schaefer Bend

Schaefer Bend

13789 LeSabre Drive
Florissant, MO 63034
15 acres
(click here for directions to the park)



St. Louis County acquired the fifteen-acre park in 2014 from Ronald W. Schaefer, whose family had used the property for their business since the 1960s. Schaefer-Meyer Grading Division, Inc. had played an essential role in the construction of many residential subdivisions in the north part of the county. The office building and machinery shed were both built in 1968, according to county records.

The park was acquired using an unappropriated fund balance that came available with the passage of Prop P in 2013. It is situated within the proposed Cold Water Creek Greenway.



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.