Happy Halloween 2017

Halloween Events - 2018

An Evening in the Cemetery

Governor Frederick Bates has been at rest for 193 years and he’s now rested well enough to visit with you at his graveside. Join Frederick, his wife Nancy, other members of the family and a few more resident ghosts in the family cemetery behind Thornhill, in Faust Park. The house will be appropriately decorated and historically dressed docents will explain mourning practices and superstitions of the period. Please come, the Governor is dying to meet you. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance from our website or by calling 314-615-8332 or 314-615-4386.

Age: All
Fee: $5/person (under 4 are free)
Location: Thornhill at Faust Park
Day: Friday, 10/19 and Saturday, 10/20
Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

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. Meet at the Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center. Advance registration is required. You may register and pay by credit card online by clicking here. For more information call 314-615-8800 or email [email protected].

Age: All
Fee: $5/person
Location: Jefferson Barracks Park
Day: Saturday, 10/27
Time: Sessions at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Halloween Storytelling and Crafts

Join us at The Pavilion at Lemay for fun Halloween stories and crafts. Costumes are encouraged! Click here to register or call 314-615-8877.

Age: All
Fee: $5/child
Location: Pavilion at Lemay
Day: Saturday, 10/27
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
Fee: Free
Location: St. Vincent Community Center
Day: Saturday, 10/27
Time: 2- 5 p.m.

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
Fee: $10/participant
Location: Suson Park (Spindler Shelter)
Day: Sunday, 10/28
Time: 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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 to register.

Ages: All
Fee: Free
Location: North County Recreation Complex
Day: Wednesday, 10/31
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Ghost Stories for Groups

If you would like to share an evening with those that love all things that go “bump” in the night, our story-tellers can customize an unforgettable spooky experience for your group. Reservations are required at least two-weeks in advance. Events can be held at Fort Belle Fontaine, the General Daniel Bissell House or Jefferson Barracks Park. Call 314-615-8800 or email [email protected] for more information or to make your reservation.

Cost is $10/person.

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Park Postings:

(As of 5/10/19 11:00 a.m.)

The Sylvan Springs tennis courts are closed for repairs.

Portions of the Chubb Trail are under water due to flooding.

Lemay Park is closed due to flooding.

Sioux Passage boat ramp and campgrounds are closed due to flooding.

The 5 mile and 1/2 mile loop trails at Cliff Cave Park are closed due to flooding.

Widman Park is closed due to flooding.

George Winter Park is closed due to flooding.

Lower Meramec Trail is closed due to flooding.

The Grant's Spur along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed.

Ohlendorf Park restroom will out of service until further notice. Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.