Bella Fontaine Park

9565 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO 63137

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

General Information / History

The park was originally dedicated in 1960 as “Lander Lane Park”. It was renamed in 1962 as “Bella Fontaine”, an inadvertent misspelling of French words, “belle fontaine,” meaning “Beautiful Spring”. 

Located directly west of the main area about 0.7 of a mile is the Bellafontaine West site. This site was acquired in 1975 with funds from the 1969 Bond Issue and the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund. It was partially developed in 1979. The final development was completed in 1981 with the addition of 4 softball fields and parking for 50 cars. It is connected to the main area by Maple Tree Trail that crosses Maline Creek by bridge and Highway 367 at an unguarded crossing.

The 1986 Bond Issue provided $850,000 for the development of the Fountain Lake Softball Center, a high-quality softball complex designed with 6 fields, 4 of which are lighted for night-time play. This facility was dedicated August 24, 1990 and was opened during the 1991 softball season.

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Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trails
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing at Fountain Lake
 + Basketball
 + Horseshoe Pits
 + Volleyball
 + Hopscotch
 + Athletic Fields
 + Fountain Lake Softball Center
 + Year-Round Restrooms (Shelter restrooms)
 + Reservable Shelters
Bella Fontaine Shelter
Whistler Shelter

Kingsbury Shelter


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Park Postings:

(As of 1/22/18 9:50 a.m.)


* This project is on hold due to the Government shutdown:
The lake and all boat ramps at Creve Couer Park will be closed to all activities starting 1/23 - 2/11 as part of the Asian Carp removal project. 
The trail at the boat ramp, as well the entire parking lot at the Sailboat Cove will be also be closed for the duration of the project. Large portions of the trail will still be available, but it will no longer be able to circumvent the lake. The timeline may change due to weather. For your safety, please adhere to all postings while at the park.


*Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern end that had to be re-routed.  The footing is sand and dirt. Users should be cautious of sand smears across the trail after rain events.

* Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this 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.