Parks COVID-19 Message
 

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of June 15, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. is the following:

Parks: Open

Trails: Open

Park Restrooms: Open

Campgrounds: Open

Sport Courts: Open

Playgrounds: Closed

Spraygrounds: Closed

Trail Exercise Stations: Closed

Drinking Fountains: Closed

Picnic Shelters and Sites: Open at reduced capacity. Online reservations are not available. Call us at (314) 615-4FUN to reserve.

Special Events: Canceled thru at least Sunday, June 28th

Day Camps: Started Monday, June 8th

Programs: Started with modifications -- check the updated Activity Guide

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex: Open

Recreation Centers: Open

Museums: Reopening Wednesday, June 17th

Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool: Closed due to mechanical issues. A timeline for reopening is TBD

North County Recreation Complex Aquatic Center: Opening June 20th

St. Vincent Community Center Aquatic Center: Opening June 27th

The Pavilion at Lemay Aquatic Center: Opening June 24th

As programs and facilities re-open, social distancing is still required and capacities are likely to be reduced per Department of Public Health Re-Opening Guidelines.

George Winter Park

401 Allen Road

Park Hours
8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

General Information / History

Winter Park, named after George Winter, Sr., was created with a donation from Winter Brothers Material Company in 1969. It was dedicated as a St. Louis County Park on August 29, 1971. 

A boat ramp was constructed in 1978 partially with funds donated by the Concord Village Lions Club as a result of the cooperation between the Department and this civic organization. By 2003, the lake was silting up and could no longer be used for some water recreation events. Though two boat ramps now provide access to the lake and the Meramec River, due to siltation, one ramp is restricted to Jetski use only depending on the water level.

The lake is a beacon for recreational boating during the summer months. During times of high water, especially when the Mississippi backs up into the Meramec, large pleasure boats can go as far upstream on the Meramec as Castlewood State Park.

Click here for more history on George Winter Park


Features & Amenities
 + Fishing
 + 2 Boat Ramps (Meramec River)
 + Trails
 + Reservable Shelter


Boat Launch Information
An Iron Ranger pay station has been installed, and a $5.00 per watercraft fee is now required
daily and year-round.

Iron Ranger

INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT:
The river(s) at this park are known to be infested with Asian Carp. These fish can top 50 pounds and can leap 10 feet into the air when startled by boaters, which can cause serious injuries to passengers in moving boats and tear up gear. For more information, please click here.

View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 7/10/20 11:30 a.m.)


The Twin Bridge Trail which provides access from Blake Snyder Park to Grant’s Trail will be closed for repairs July 13,14,15. 

The Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool is closed due to mechanical issues. A timeline for reopening is TBD.

Portions of the River Trail at Simpson Park are closed due to flooding.

The 5 mile loop at Cliff Cave is closed due to flooding. The 1 mile loop is still open.


The Sioux Passage boat ramp is closed indefinitely.


Reservable Site Photo Galleries



George Winter Amenities