Spanish Lake Park

12500 Spanish Pond Road

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

General Information / History
In 1928 William Heckman bought Spanish Pond for Eldorado subdivision. At that time the roads were still stone. The name was changed from Spanish Pond to Spanish Lake at that time for promotional commercial purposes. The lake remained under private ownership until it was purchased in 1969. The park opened in April of 1971 and was officially dedicated in October of 1971. The Department finished a dredging project in 1982 that removed 200,000 cubic yards of sediment from the lake.

Fourteen acres of land were added to the park in 1986. 1986 Bond Issue funds were used to construct the Manny Broadway Shelter and a new maintenance building. In the early 1990s the lake was dredged again, and it is now managed, along with the accessible dock, by the Missouri Department of Conservation under the Community Assistance Program. In 2001 the Cardinal Care program constructed “Spirit Field,” an accessible baseball field, in the upper part of the park.

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Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trails
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing
 + Cross Country Course
 + Athletic Fields
 + Year-Round Restroom (Catfish Shelter)
 + 4 Reservable Shelters
Catfish Shelter

James O'Mara Shelter
Manny Broadway Shelter
St. Vrain Shelter









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Park Postings:

(As of 1/24/18 10:30 a.m.)


* The lake and all boat ramps at Creve Couer Park will be closed to all activities starting 1/24 - 2/23 as part of the Asian Carp removal project. T
he trail in the Sailboat Cove area, 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.