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.

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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for more history on Black Forest Park.

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




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


Online Reservations

Black Forest Amenities