Happy Halloween

Halloween Events - 2016

Halloween Frenzy
Kids come in costume and bring your decorated pumpkin to enter into a best pumpkin contest.  Ride the carousel, play games and enjoy a treat. To register call 314-615-8345.
Ages: 4-10 years old
Location: St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park
Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $10 per child

Halloween Storytelling
Join us at The Pavilion at Lemay for Halloween storytelling and crafts with Miss Tracey as she brings the story to life!  After the storytelling and crafts, stay for open play in the MAC!  Costumes are welcome! To Register call 314-615-8877

Age: All


Location: The Pavilion at Lemay

Day: Saturday, 10/22

Time: 10 - 11 a.m.

St. Vincent Haunted Shelter Extravaganza 
Come enjoy candy, hot chocolate, S’mores and other treats under the Haunted St. Vincent Shelter. There will be best costume prizes, sand volleyball and other fun activities for the entire family. Call 314-615-8788 for more information.  

Ages: 5 and up
Location: St. Vincent Community Center

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22nd      
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.      
Cost: Free Admission


Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks                               

Hear spooky stories told by costumed storytellers above the bluffs of the Mississippi at the Barracks. Candlelight and creaking floors in the buildings and wood fires and noises from the woods set the scene for this once-a-year exclusive. Two story times offered. Limited space available. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8800 or e-mail jmagurany@stlouisco.com.

Age: All
Location: Jefferson Barracks Park
Day: Saturday, October 29
Time: Sessions at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person


Pumpkin Carving 
Hey Kids! (And Adults too!!) It’s time for Halloween and time for some pumpkin carving. Join a Park Ranger for a fun afternoon of  carving pumpkins in the park. Pumpkins, carving tools and designs will be provided. You can also bring your own favorite design, or just free-hand your carving. Advanced registration required by calling (314) 615-4386.
Ages: All
Location: Suson Park (Spindler Shelter)
Day: Sunday, October 30
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10/participant

Halloween Boo-nanza     
Enjoy this family fun event which includes hayrides and a marshmallow roast around the bonfire. You’ll love our scavenger hunt where the first 10 to finish will win a prize! We’ll have more fun with crafts, pumpkin, a costume contest and our “Haunted Caverns” at the end of the program. Call 314-615-8839.

Age: All
Location: North County Recreation Complex

Monday, October 31
Time:   6-8 p.m.

Cost: FREE


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.