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




View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 11/5/19 10:30 a.m.)


The entrance to Lone Elk Park is under construction. There will be intermittent access.


The 5 mile trail at Cliff Cave Park is closed due to flood damage.


The center of the Lower Meramec Trail is closed due to flooding.


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Black Forest Amenities