Black Forest Park

9822 Perrin Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63125

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

General Information / History
The Black Forest tract is located in Block 3 of South Carondelet Suburbs, a subdivision laid out in 1857 by John C. Ivory. The Ivory Station of the Iron Mountain Railroad was located at the southeast corner of this block, at the east end of Ripa Avenue. 

In 1958, St. Louis County purchased the 4.25 acres. The following year a contract was set for development. The park was opened to the public in 1960. Initial park development included a restroom/shelter combination, a playground and one ballfield.

Austin Tao & Associates prepared a master plan for the park in 1984. Black Forest Park was rededicated on July 21, 1989. Park renovation was undertaken in 2003 using a grant from the Economic Development Incentive Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Features & Amenities
 + Reservable Shelter
 + Basketball
 + Playground
 + Athletic Fields




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Park Postings:

(As of 10/29/18 8:30 a.m.)


The entrance to the Lower Meramec Trail from 55 is closed due to flooding. Access from Holzer Park Road remains open.


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


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 be off-line for the remainder of the season.  Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.