Sylvan Springs

300 Halsey Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125

70 acres

(click here for directions to the park)




The Sylvan Springs property was conveyed to the County from the Federal Government in 1950 and was dedicated on October 23, 1954. It was one of the most popular parks for many years. St. Louis businessman Howard C. Ohlendorf donated the carousel from the old Forest Park Highlands Amusement Park to the County. The carousel operated at Sylvan Springs from 1966 until 1979.



In November of 2005, St. Louis County Park Staff met with local skaters for initial discussions to create and construct a skatepark in Sylvan Springs Park. Through the combined efforts of park staff and skaters, a design combining both street and vert elements was completed in 2006. Constructed totally by park staff, the first phase of the skate park was opened in November of 2007.



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.


Park Hours: 8 a.m. to one half hour past official sunset, 

except when reservations are issued.


View Park Events

Park Closings:

Closures due to flooding
(as of 6/19 7:35 am)

Portions of the Riverside Trails at Simpson Park remain covered with silt, sand and mud
Unger Park
Wideman Park
Sherman Beach Trails
Al Foster Trail
Chubb Trail

Most of the 5-mile loop at Cliff Cave Park is open except for the last 100’ on the West side that still has water on it 

T
he 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.