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  • 1. PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT
  • 2. THE TIME IS COMING WHEN WE’LL TRADE RECREATION COMPLEXES & SWIMMING ..................... 3 WHAT’S MUSIC & MORE ...............16 If you are looking to enjoy some of the best INSIDE Take advantage of the community centers in music St. Louis has to offer, check out the OUR SNOW your area. Available features include fitness St. Louis County Parks concert schedules. centers, swimming pools, gymnasiums, ice And don’t miss all the great art fairs, including SHOVELS rinks, golf courses, and meeting and event spaces. Swim lessons and special swim the Laumeier Art Fair. THIS & THAT FOR SWIM sessions are also available. GONE FISHIN’.............. 13 Beginner or expert, there is always a new Art Education ................................................. ... 17 SUITS! EXERCISE & FITNESS ......... 4 St. Louis County Parks offer many varied fishing technique to learn or master! Why not start now? You may also wish to take Scout and Youth Group Programs. ................. 17 Special Events for Kids.. ............................... ....17 GET READY FOR SPRING fitness and exercise opportunities for advantage of special fishing trips and fairs. Special Events for Everyone. .......................... .18 AND SUMMER WITH residents from toddlers to seniors. Join the fun Special Events for Adults.................................. 19 PLENTY OF FUN-FILLED of dancing, pilates, yoga, team sports OUTDOOR ADVENTURES.....................14 FACILITIES ACTIVITIES that will take you and your and more. & WEDDINGS ...................19 family everywhere from the nature trail to Acquire skills in caving, orienteering, birding, CAMPS & MORE ................ 6 hiking and more this season. Many courses St. Louis County Parks has it all from athletic the pool to the fair and back again! Whether your children enjoy sports, the great offer hands-on learning opportunities, while fields to barns to corporate meeting spaces to outdoors, art, theater or science, there is a others are taught in a classroom. Some scenic wedding locations. Learn how you can March is an ideal time to attend one of the camp for them. St. Louis County Parks hosts a special outdoor activities are combined with reserve space in a St. Louis County Park for seminars or classes on fishing, camping, wide variety of summer camps, day camps a breakfast! your next special event or athletic endeavor. hiking, cycling and boating offered in and specialty camps from which to choose. the Gone Fishin’ guide, or to prepare for DIRECTORIES VOLUNTEERS summer by enrolling your child in one of MUSEUMS, HISTORIC St. Louis County Parks addresses & GARDENING ...........19-20 our many Summer Day Camps! SITES & PROGRAMS........... 8 and phone numbers............................................. 7 Be of service to your community while A number of St. Louis County Park sites are Calendar of Events .......................................10-11 enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you are rich in history, housing original structures Location map of St. Louis County Parks ........ 12 an expert gardener, want to help maintain Special event highlights begin in April with Urban Tree Program .......................................... 12 the local parks, keep the trails safe, or simply and artifacts, including residences built in the a Children’s Egg Hunt in St. Vincent Park, 1800s and the United States’ first military post Facility reservations phone numbers............. 19 make a donation – we need you! or an Adult Egg Hunt in Jefferson Barracks west of the Mississippi. Tours, educational The background image for the cover was taken or Queeny Park. Don’t miss the Art Fair programs and exhibits at these sites offer a at Bob Oak Park. It is located in unincorporated at Laumeier Sculpture Park in May, or deeper understanding of the past. North County near the City of Dellwood. the many concerts held throughout the summer at Jefferson Barracks, Faust and Laumeier. As things heat up you’ll enjoy Splash Mania at Kennedy Recreation Complex in July. Dive into summer by taking swimming PARKS ADVISORY BOARD COUNTY COUNCIL lessons at one of our Recreation Centers Diane Christy Hazel Erby District 1 – available from June into August. Angie Hilzinger Kathleen Burkett District 2 Wheels are turning at the Museum of Terry Madden Colleen Wasinger District 3 Transportation, and the Carousel spins all Gerry Sander Michael O’Mara District 4 year round at Faust Park – so everyday is Ernestine Shivers-Jones, Chair Pat Dolan District 5 family day in St. Louis County Parks. Nick Tharenos Steve Stenger, Chair District 6 Marty Zuniga Gregory F. Quinn District 7 Our Parks contain native Missouri woodlands, rivers and streams and restored prairies. Enjoy them by hiking, PARK WATCH ACCESSIBILITY biking or riding on over 120 miles of trails. Park Watch is a program For accommodations you may need to make a Experience the wonder of nature at Fort to bring park visitors, program accessible, or to receive this activity Belle Fontaine, the Al Foster Trail, Creve park neighbors and St. guide in an alternative format, call 314-615-4386 Coeur Park or at one of our many other Louis County Parks and or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri). 48-hour diverse trail offerings. Take an active role Recreation staff together (two business days) notice is needed for sign in preserving these treasures by becoming to ensure safety and the language interpreters. Requests for Braille will a Trail Watch Volunteer. Just stroll through highest quality of facilities require more time. the pages of the 2011 Spring Summer and services. If you see Activity Guide to learn how. suspicious activities, vandalism or problems within ADDITIONAL COPIES a St. Louis County Park, call the County Park Watch OF THIS ACTIVITY GUIDE Hotline at 314-615-ISEE (4733) or 800-735-2966 TTY HAVE FUN (Relay Missouri). You may remain anonymous. There is a limited number of additional Activity Guides available. You may receive a copy by visiting P RO D U CE D BY T H E ST. LO U I S P O ST- D I SPATC H A DV E RT IS I N G D E PA RTM E N T VISITING To contact a St. Louis County Park Ranger, call 314-615-8911. To report a crime in progress or a medical emergency, us at the Department of Parks and Recreation offices at 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton or any of our Recreation YOUR ST. LOUIS call 911. You are encouraged to observe and report any illegal COUNTY PARKS. Complexes. See page 7 for the location nearest you or on the web at or suspicious activity, vandalism, hazardous conditions, park www.stlouisco.com/parks. maintenance needs, park ordinance violations or resource misuse. When observing such events, please note time, place, description JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR of persons and vehicles, including direction of travel, as well as any other identifying information. Please report only! Please do not take ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS! any action to intervene or attempt to correct a problem. This is the Call the Job Opportunity Hotline at 314-615-JOBS (5627) or go to the County Executive St. Louis County website at www.stlouisco.com/yourgovernment. responsibility of St. Louis County Parks Rangers and the St. Louis Honorable Charlie A. Dooley County Police. Thank you.2 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 3. RECREATION Fitness Room The fitness room has seven dual fitness stations, a Arena Indoor 215 ft by 98 ft floor space with bleacher seating Meeting Room Capacity is 40-45 people. Call 314-615-8840 for COMPLEXES recumbent bike, three treadmills, a low impact tread master and free weights. An adult must accompany for 600. This air conditioned facility is available for rent from April 1 to Aug. 10. Call 314-615-5572 for availability availability and fees. Multipurpose Gymnasium & SWIMMING children ages 14-16. Children age 17 must have a and fees. Multipurpose gym for a variety of events includingST. LOUIS COUNTY COMPLEXES parental release form. Call 314-615-8822 for availability Meeting Room basketball, volleyball and walking track.AND SWIMMING and fees. Capacity is 25-35 people. Call 314-615-5572 for Call 314-615-8840 for availability and fees. Meeting Rooms A and B availability and fees.The St. Louis County Parks Department has three POOL INFORMATION Each room accommodates 48 people banquet-style.Recreation Complexes and two Community Centers. POOL INFORMATION Public Swim Hours:They are conveniently located throughout North, Combined, the rooms can accommodate 96 people Public Swim Hours: May 28-Aug. 14: Noon-6 p.m.South and West County. Each facility offers a banquet-style. Call 314-615-8822 for availability and fees. May 28-Aug. 14: Noon-6 p.m. Hours subject to change due to weather conditions orvariety of amenities and provides unique and quality Multipurpose Gymnasium Hours subject to change due to weather conditions or special events. Call 314-615-8840 for availability afterexperiences designed to fulfill your recreation needs. 7,000 square feet of open space with maple floor may special events. Call 314-615-5572 or 314-615-7946 for Aug. 7.You may contact each complex or center listed below be used for a variety of events including basketball, availability after Aug. 7. Admission Fees, Season Passes, Lockersfor information regarding their specific recreational volleyball or receptions. Call 314-615-8822 for Admission Fees, Season Passes, Lockers and Pool Rental:resources. Three of facilities have pools and are open availability and fees. and Pool Rental: Call 314-615-8840 for availability and fees.for the 2011 swimming season from May 28 throughAug. 14. GREENSFELDER Call 314-615-5572 or 314-615-7946 for availability and fees. Swim Groups Swimming Lessons: Swim lessons are available at the Recreation Center.Pool Admission Fees: RECREATION COMPLEX The number of groups per day is limited. Children’s For information, look for the ad on page 4.$3 per person (ages 5-12) groups (ages 5-16) must have at least one counselor$4 per person (ages 13-64) Queeny Park EAGLE SPRINGS GOLF COURSE in swim attire for every 10 children. Younger children$3 per person (ages 65+) 550 Weidman Road IN VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK Ballwin, MO 63011 groups (ages 4 and younger) must have at least oneFree (ages 4 and younger)* The Eagle Springs Golf Course offers an 18-hole 314-615-8472 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) counselor in swim attire for every 5 children. Groups*(limit two free children per paid adult in swim attire, championship course and 9-hole, par 3 course. The 314-615-8471 fax must notify the recreation supervisor in advance byage 18 or older. Not applicable to groups. Swim diapers clubhouse has a pro shop, restaurant, banquet facilities www.stlouisco.com/parks calling 314-615-5572, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with restrooms, putting green, driving range andrequired for infants.) Lap Swimming (All Ages)Season Passes: Greensfelder Recreation Complex is located in the convenient cart paths. Weekend tee times may be Monday/Wednesday/FridayAdmission requires presentation of pass or paid 569-acre Queeny Park, which also features the Dog reserved from April through September. June 6-July 29 5-6 p.m.admission. Museum, tennis courts, trails, fishing, picnic sites and For more information, please contact Eagles Springs Regular admission fees apply. hayrides. Golf Course at 314-355-7277.Season Pass Fees: Senior Swim (Ages 50+)$150 per family (maximum of five family membersliving in same household) Recreation Complex Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Seniors may enjoy their choice of lap swimming or recreational swim time. ST. VINCENT$25 per each additional family member (at time of Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: Closed Friday June 10-July 29 10-11:30 a.m. COMMUNITY CENTER“Family Pass” purchase only) Conventions, Meetings Regular admission fee applies. St. Vincent Park$30 per child (ages 5-12) and Trade Shows Arena Swimming Lessons 7335 St. Charles Rock Road$60 per adult (ages 13-64) Indoor 220 ft by 85 ft floor space with bleacher seating Swim lessons are available at Kennedy Recreation St. Louis, MO 63133$30 per senior (ages 65+) for 1,767 people. This air conditioned facility is available Complex. For information, look for the ad on page 4. 314-615-8STV (8788) or 800-735-2966 TTY$5 per each replacement pass from March 14 to Sept. 20. Call 314-615-8472 for availability and fees. QUAIL CREEK GOLF COURSE (Relay Missouri)AFFTON Meeting Rooms IN WAYNE C. KENNEDY PARK This 18-hole championship, par 72 golf course is open 314-615-HOOP (4667) Basketball information 314-615-8837 faxCOMMUNITY CENTER Two rooms measuring 36 ft by 45 ft with seating capacity of 50 people each. Rooms can be combined to the public. Complete with driving range, pro shop and www.stlouisco.com/parks9801 Mackenzie Road to create a larger space for reunions, showers or full service restaurant and bar. Call 314-487-1988. St. Vincent Community Center is in St. Vincent Park and meetings. Call 314-615-8472 for availability and fees. includes a community room, multipurpose gymnasium,St. Louis, MO 63123314-615-8822 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) Roller Hockey NORTH COUNTY water park, accessible fitness trail, playground, tennis314-615-8821 fax Midwest Sports Hockey offers league play for adults RECREATION COMPLEX courts, athletic fields, trails, picnic sites and shelters.www.stlouisco.com/parks and children, and camp for children. Call 636-230-6466. Community Center Office Hours: Veterans Memorial Park Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.The Affton White-Rodgers Community Center is locatedone mile west of Interstate 55 (Reavis Barracks exit) KENNEDY 2577 Redman Road St. Louis, MO 63136 Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: Closedand features a gymnasium, meeting rooms, fitness RECREATION COMPLEX 314-615-8840 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) Facility Hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.room and playground. 314-615-8853 fax Wayne C. Kennedy Park Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Community Center Office Hours: www.stlouisco.com/parks 6050 Wells Road Sunday: ClosedMonday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. St. Louis, MO 63128 The North County Recreation Complex has been Fitness RoomSaturday-Sunday, holidays: Closed 314-615-5KRC (5572) renovated to include a multipurpose gymnasium, The fitness room offers an 11-station weight center,Facility Hours (March-April): or 800-735-2966 (Relay Missouri) walking track and new meeting room. Veterans recumbent bike, upright bike, two tread mills and anMonday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. 314-615-SWIM (7946) Pool Information Memorial Park continues to feature four lighted tennis elliptical machine. One-year memberships for accessFriday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 314-615-5579 fax courts, the Leo Wilson picnic shelter, playground, to the fitness room are available. Call 314-615-8788 forSaturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. www.stlouisco.com/parks Black Jack Lake and golf course. availability and fees.Sunday: ClosedFacility Hours (May-August): The Kennedy Recreation Complex is located in Wayne Recreation Complex Office Hours: Meeting RoomMonday and Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. C. Kennedy Park and features a meeting room, indoor Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The meeting room can accommodate up to 80 peopleTuesday/Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. arena, outdoor Olympic-size pool, lighted tennis courts, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: Closed for meetings, parties and classes. Call 314-615-8788 forSaturday: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday: Closed playground and golf course. Suson Park is conveniently Facility Hours: availability and fees. located directly across Wells Road. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Multipurpose Gymnasium Recreation Complex Office Hours: Saturday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Multipurpose gym can be use for a variety of activities Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday: Noon-5 p.m. including basketball and volleyball. Call 314-615-8788 for Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: Closed availability and fees. SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 3
  • 4. ST. VINCENT EXERCISE ZUMBA at Affton Community Center (All Ages) Zumba is a cardio-based workout with sculpting ADULT TAP-FIT at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)COMMUNITY CENTERWATER PARK INFORMATION & FITNESS exercises designed to tone the entire body from top to bottom while enjoying the benefits of Latin dance and Ballet focuses on strengthening and balance while tap routines get your feet moving and heart pumping.Hours: international music. Whether beginner or advanced, This class provides a fun way to learn dance and getMay 28-Aug. 14: Noon-6 p.m. anyone can participate in the class and have fun. It’s your cardio exercise. Make checks payable to MandyHours subject to change due to weather conditions or DANCEFITNESS time to ditch the workout and join the party! Montgomery. Registration takes place on the first nightspecial events. Call 314-615-8788 for availability after Call 314-615-8822. of class. Call 314-615-8822. BOOT CAMP FITNESS Mondays 6-6:45 p.m. Monday March 21-May 9 7:30-8:30 p.m.Aug. 15. at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+)Admission Fees, Season Passes, Lockers Wednesdays 5-5:45 p.m. $50 per person These intense “boot camp” sessions feature cardio, $30 punch card for 5 classesand Pool Rental: kickboxing, circuit training and high impact exercise YOUTH DANCE – BALLET AND TAPCall 314-615-8788 for availability and fees. $50 punch card for 10 classes drills. The “boot camp” format provides an intensive at Affton Community Center (Ages 5-12)After May 29, call 314-615-8785. exercise regimen that assures calorie burn-off. ZUMBA-IN-THE-CIRCUIT Tap I focuses on the technique of classical ballet. TapSwimming Lessons: Call 314-615-8840. at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages) II places emphasis on learning the elegance of ballet.Swim lessons are available at St. Vincent Community Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. This new class features Zumba mixed with circuit (Pre-requisite Ballet/Tap I) Make checks payable toCenter. For information, see ad below. $5 per session training. Easier than bootcamp but still a great workout. Mandy Montgomery. Registration takes place on theSwim Groups: Call 314-615-8840. first night of class. Call 314-615-8822.Swim groups per day are limited. A minimum of one TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tap Icounselor in swim attire for every 10 children is at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages) $5 per session Monday March 21-May 9 5:30-6:30 p.m.required for groups ages 5-16. Groups of children ages This class includes everything to totally reshape your Tap II4 and younger must have at least one counselor in body – cardio, strength and toning with weights, ZUMBA DANCE Monday March 21-May 9 7:30-8:30 p.m.swim attire for every 5 children. After May 1, groups stretching and more. A nutrition and fitness plan is also at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages) $50 per personmust notify the recreation supervisor seven days in a class component. Call 314-615-8840. This fitness class combines Latin rhythms and otheradvance to schedule their outing. Call 314-615-8788, Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m. international music to create a high energy dance and YOUTH DANCE – JAZZ IMonday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5 per session calorie burning workout. Dance to the rhythm of the at Affton Community Center (Ages 8+) beat while watching the calories burn away! Teaches jazz technique and combinations. MakeWATER AEROBICS (Ages 18+) Call 314-615-8840. checks payable to Mandy Montgomery. RegistrationGet a cardiovascular workout, tone your body and Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. takes place the first night of class.lose weight while remaining cool in the water. With $5 per session Call 314-615-8822.water aerobics you do not need to know how to swim. Monday March 21-May 9 6:30-7:30 p.m.Advanced registration is required. Call 314-615-8788. SLIDE SHOW $50 per personMondays/Wednesdays at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages)June 13-Aug. 3 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ditch the exercise and learn how to slide dance for fun and fitness! The instructor will break down the routine INDOOREXERCISE$35 per person*No class Monday, July 4 into easy-to-follow steps. Call 314-615-8840. FREE WALKING Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. at Affton Community Center (All Ages) $3 per session Get out of the weather and walk in the gym. Simply sign in at the front desk. Walking is Monday, LINE DANCING AND MORE Wednesday and Friday from 8-8:55 a.m.; Tuesday and at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+) Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. Free walking may be Various types of dances will be taught by Gerry and cancelled for programs or rentals. Call 314-615-8822. presents... Marlene Strait. Make checks payable to Gerry Strait. American Red Cross Call 314-615-8822. MARTHA ROUNDS PILATES Learn-To-Swim Lessons Thursday March 10-31 1-2 p.m. at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+) Thursday April 7-28 1-2 p.m. Pilates is a series of mat exercises that strengthens Kennedy Recreation Complex St. Vincent Water Park Thursday July 7-Aug. 4 1-2 p.m. and tones muscles, improves posture, flexibility and 6050 Wells Road 7335 St. Charles Rock Road Thursday Aug. 11-Sept. 1 1-2 p.m. balance, and is primarily focused on conditioning the 314-615-5KRC (5572) 314-615-8STV (8788) Thursday Sept. 8-29 1-2 p.m. abdominal, low back and hip region of the body. For North County Recreation Complex $20 per person session dates and fees call 314-480-0833 or visit www. 2577 Redman Road MarthaRoundsSlim.com. TINY TOT DANCE AND TUMBLE Saturdays 8:15-9 a.m. 314-615-8840 at Affton Community Center (Ages 3-5) This program is designed to increase your child’s MARTHA ROUNDS FITNESS Morning Sessions at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+) creativity, imagination and coordination. Wear Monday through Thursday comfortable clothes, socks and shoes. Potty-trained Instructors will lead you in an exercise program Four 2-week sessions from June 6-July 28 (No classes July 4 - Pro-rated $40) children only. Make checks payable to Mandy geared towards flexibility and endurance. Sessions are Montgomery. Call 314-615-8822. available year round. For session dates and fees call Saturdays (St. Vincent Only) Tuesday March 22-May 3 5:30-6:15 p.m. 314-480-0833 or visit www.MarthaRoundsSlim.com. One 8-week session from June 11-August 6 Tuesday March 22-May 3 6:15-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday/Thursday-Friday 9-10 a.m. (No class July 2) $40 per person CHAIR EXERCISE Evening Sessions PRE-BALLET AND TAP at Affton Community Center (Ages 50+) Monday and Wednesday (Kennedy & North County) at Affton Community Center (Ages 4-12) This program is designed for adults age 50 and older. Tuesday and Thursday (St. Vincent) For the aspiring dancer with Tiny Tots experience Workout is centered on a chair and includes stretching, Two 4-week sessions from June 6-July 28 who is ready for new challenges. A great way to get and muscle and strength building. Punch cards are (No classes July 4 - Pro-rated $40) ready for Ballet/ Tap I. Must have “Tiny Tot Dance” available for purchase from the instructor before each experience if 4 years old. Make checks payable to class. Sessions are available year round. For registration information, contact the Call 314-615-8822. Mandy Montgomery. Registration takes place on the American Red Cross online at www.redcrossstl.org and click on “Take a Class” or call first night of class. Call 314-615-8822. Monday/Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. 314-516-2757 Monday March 21-May 9 5:30-6:30 p.m. $20 per person (8 classes) $50 per person4 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 5. YOGAat Greensfelder Recreation Complex (Ages 18+) BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, RULES OF THE GAME-OFFICIATING 101 at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 18+) YOUTH BASKETBALL at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 10-13)Relax, calm your mind and experience a vibrant FOOTBALL, SOFTBALL This workshop is for the sports enthusiast that wants League play will give athletes experience inhealing energy. Learn to use breathing, stretching and AND VOLLEYBALL to know more about officiating and the rules of football, competition with players at their own grade level. Thererelaxation techniques to bring a total sense of well baseball, soccer and basketball. All individuals will be will be eight scheduled games. Teams will be acceptedbeing and an integration of mind and body. Classes will BASKETBALL OPEN PLAY taken through the step-by-step process of becoming in grades 5-8. Games are played on Thursdays andbe held outdoors or indoors depending on the weather. at Affton Community Center (All Ages) a registered youth or high school sports official. Fridays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and SaturdaysBring a yoga mat, foam block and yoga strap. Basketballs are available, but you may bring your own. Advanced registration is required. at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Advanced registration isCall 217-416-1465 to register. Open Play may be cancelled for programs or rentals. Call 314-615-8840. required. Call 314-615-8788.Wednesday March 16-May 11 6:30-7:45 p.m. Monday-Friday; 3-5 p.m. Saturday March 19-April 9 11a.m.-noon Thursday/Friday April 14-May 20 6-9 p.m.$68 per person $2 per person, per visit $40 per person Saturday April 16-May 21 Noon-3 p.m. BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL $300 per teamAEROBICSat St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+) OR WALKING OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL CLINICSGet fit while having fun! Non-jumping dance moves at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages) at Larimore Park (Ages 8-14)mixed with upbeat, popular music will have you The gymnasium area is available for open play Free basketball clinics will resume this summer atdancing the pounds away. Each session is 16 classes. recreation for basketball, volleyball and the walking Larimore Park. This camp will focus on shootingCall 314-615-8788. track. Basketballs are available, but you may bring dribbling and ball handling skills. Advanced registrationTuesday/Thursday April 26-June 16 6:30-8:30 p.m. your own. Open Play may be canceled for programs or is required. Call 314-615-8788.Tuesday/Thursday June 21-Aug. 11 6:30-7:30 p.m. rentals. Call 314-615-8840. Saturday May 7 10 a.m.-noonTuesday/Thursday Aug. 16-Oct. 6 6:30-7:30 p.m. Adult sessions (Ages 18+) Saturday June 4 10 a.m.-noon$35 per person Monday-Friday March-September 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission Youth sessions (Ages 6-17)KARATE – LITTLE DRAGONS Monday-Friday March-September 3-7 p.m. FOOTBALL SKILLZ & DRILLZat St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 7-13) Open Play at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 5-12)Learn self-defense in this martial arts program Saturday March-September 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Children will learn various football skills includingdesigned for fun, fitness and all ability levels. Open Play passing, running, wide receiver, defensive, blocking,Individuals receive one-on-one instruction in a group Sunday March-September Noon-5 p.m. tackling and conditioning. Children will be divided intosetting. Each session consists of four classes. $4 per adult (ages 13-64), $2 per senior (ages 65+), $2 age groups. Class runs four weeks with a scrimmageCall 314-615-8788. per child (ages 5-12), children age 4 years and younger on the last day of class. Advance is registrationSaturday April 2-30 10 a.m.-noon are free with paying adult. required. Call 314-615-8840.Saturday May 7-28 10 a.m.-noon Saturday May 7-28 9-11 a.m.Saturday June 4-25 10 a.m.-noon ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUES $40 per childSaturday July 2-30 10 a.m.-noon at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+) Register your team for the adult coed recreational or PEE WEE FUNDAMENTAL BASKETBALL GIRLS BASKETBALL LEAGUESaturday Aug. 6-27 10 a.m.-noon power volleyball league. Team registration deadline is at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 5-7) at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 10-14)$20 per person two weeks prior to league start date. Call 314-615-8822. This eight-week program includes basketball Compete against the best 6-8 grade girls basketballMIXED MARTIAL ARTS Recreational instruction and games. The program is designed to teams in the area in the new gymnasium. The leagueat St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 18+) Thursday June 2-July 21 7-10 p.m. teach the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, hosts an eight-game schedule plus playoffs. Grab yourThis class will consist of classical Uechiryu Karate plus Thursday July 28-Sept. 15 7-10 p.m. passing and shooting to both boys and girls. Advanced shoes and bring your game. Advanced registration isAmerican-style kick boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Power (Experienced players only) registration is required. Call 314-615-8788. required. Call 314-615-8840.techniques, including arm bars, foot locks and ground Thursday June 2-July 21 7-10 p.m. Saturday April 2-May 21 10-11 a.m. Tuesday June 7-July 26 7-9 p.m.fighting techniques. Judo throws and take downs will Thursday July 28-Sept. 15 7-10 p.m. $50 per person $300 per teamalso be included. Advanced registration is required. $180 per team 50 AND OVER BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUECall 314-615-8788. PICK-UP VOLLEYBALL ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 10-14)Mondays/Wednesdays April 4-27 7-8 p.m. at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+) at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 50+) The competition is lining up for the boys basketballMondays/Wednesdays May 2-25* 7-8 p.m. Adult volleyball pick-up games for recreational and Basketball played the “Old School” way. Get off the league. The league features eight games and playoffs.Mondays/Wednesdays June 6-29 7-8 p.m. power players. Walk-ins are accepted. asphalt and shoot some hoops on a beautiful hardwood Trophies will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place teams.Mondays/Wednesdays July 6-27** 7-8 p.m. Call 314-615-8822. floor. There will be eight scheduled games. Awards are Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8840.Mondays/Wednesdays Aug. 1-31 7-8 p.m. Recreational given to top three finishers. Advanced registration is Wednesday June 8-July 27 7-9 p.m.$40 per person Monday Feb. 28-April 18 7-8:30 p.m. required. Call 314-615-8788. $300 per team*No class Monday, May 30 Monday June 6-Aug. 1 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday April 13-June 8 Noon-2 p.m.; 6-9 p.m.**No class Monday, July 4 HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION BASKETBALL Monday Aug. 8-Oct. 3 7-8:30 p.m. $350 per team at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 14-17) Power (Experienced players only) League play will give high school athletes experience Monday Feb. 28-April 18 8:30-10 p.m. in competition with players at their own grade level Monday June 6-Aug. 4 8:30-10 p.m. in eight scheduled games. Teams will be accepted in Monday Aug. 8-Oct. 3 8:30-10 p.m. grades 9-12. Games are played at 6 p.m.,7 p.m. and $25 per session or $5 per night 8 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Call 314-615-8788. Tuesday/Thursday June 14-July 28 6-9 p.m. $300 per team PEPSI PUNT, PASS AND KICK at Spanish Lake Park (Ages 8-15) DIDYOUKNOW? Which football skill do you do better: punt, pass or kick? Show us what you’ve got! Sign up for the NFL/Pepsi’s North County Recreation Complex underwent major remodeling in 2009, Punt, Pass and Kick program and see if you have what replacing its indoor ice arena with a state-of-the-art multipurpose gymnasium. it takes to get to the national finals! Call 314-615-8840. Saturday Aug. 6 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 5
  • 6. CAMPS CAMP SUSON at Suson Park (Ages 4-6) Activities include crafts, games, sports and playground CAMP QUEENY at Queeny Park (Ages 6-12) Fun in the sun this summer! Activities include sports, PETITE PRINCESSES at Affton Community Center (Ages 3-7) & MORE! fun. Most activities are held outdoors, however, shelter nature, arts and crafts and special events. Lunch Maidens will learn royal manners, a princess dance is provided during inclement weather and activities are is not provided. Each child should bring their own and the positive attributes of princesshood. Friends and modified during extremely hot weather. Swimming is non-perishable lunch and two water bottles. Advance family can witness their princess’ graces at a fashion not available. Call 314-615-5572. registration is required. Call 314-615-8472. show and coronation ceremony on the last day of thisCAMP EAGLES NEST Monday-Friday June 6-10 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday June 6-10 9 a.m.-3 p.m. enchanting camp. Call 314-615-8822.at North County Recreation Complex Monday-Friday June 13-17 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday June 13-17 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday June 13-17 9 a.m.-11 a.m.(Ages 5-12) Monday-Friday June 20-24 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday June 20-24 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $80 per personThese two-week session day camps offer many sports, Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $110 if combined with Petite Pomscrafts, theme days, nature programs, cook outs, guest Tuesday-Friday July 5-8* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday July 5-8 9 a.m.-3 p.m.speakers and swimming every day the weather permits. Monday-Friday CLUB GLEE: CAMP ROCK July 11-15 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday July 11-15 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Swimming lessons are also available. Activities are at Affton Community Center (Ages 5-12) $37 per person; $29.50 per person* Monday-Friday July 18-22 9 a.m.-3 p.m.modified during extreme heat. Bring a non-perishable Campers will dance, act and sing like their favorite Glee Monday-Friday July 25-29 9 a.m.-3 p.m.lunch, snacks and beverages daily. Advance PETITE POMS at Queeny Park (Ages 3-5) characters as they perform Camp Rock songs! The ins $55 per personregistration is required. Before- and after-care is This camp for dance and cheer superstars will have and outs of musical theater will be taught during thisavailable for an additional fee. Call 314-615-8840. them giggling and wiggling all day long. Sing-along MINI CAMP at Queeny Park (Ages 4-6) fun, supportive, talent-building camp for kids. FamilyMonday-Friday June 6-17 9 a.m.-3 p.m. songs, spirit games, simple pom-pom routines and Preschool children will have the opportunity to and friends are invited to a camp-rockin’ performanceMonday-Friday June 20-July 1 9 a.m.-3 p.m. cheers comprise an action-packed class to develop a experience summer day camp just like their big on the last day. Call 314-615-8822.Monday -Friday July 5-15* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “cheerleader attitude” everyday. Catch all the action in brothers and sisters with activities geared to the Monday-Friday June 13-17 1-4 p.m.$110 per child a final performance for family and friends! preschool/kindergarten level. Activities will include $110 per person$99 per child (Closed July 4)* Call 314-458-8311. arts and crafts, games, singing, water play, nature DAY CAMP Monday-Friday June 6-10 9-10 a.m. programs, field trips and outdoor adventures. EachLAUMEIER SUMMER ART CAMPS (Ages 4-15) at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 6-12) Monday-Friday Aug. 1-5 9-10 a.m. child should bring their own non-perishable lunch andLaumeier’s Art Camps are fun, interactive learning Day camps include supervised activities for children $55 per person two water bottles. Call 314-615-8472.experiences that expose children and teenagers such as arts and crafts, sports, music, aquatic play, Monday-Friday June 6-10 9 a.m.-3 p.m.to artistic media and methods. Age-appropriate art PETITE PRINCESS at Queeny Park (Ages 3-7) games and more. Extended day care is available for the Monday-Friday June 13-17 9 a.m.-3 p.m.projects and recreational activities provide participants “Hear Ye, Hear Ye!” By royal decree all maidens are Monday-Friday June 20-24 9 a.m.-3 p.m. full-day camp. Advanced registration is required. Callwith a one-of-a-kind camp experience! requested to discover their inner-princess. Children will 314-615-8788. Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 9 a.m.-3 p.m.June 6-July 29 learn refined manners, proper posture and the positive Monday-Friday June 13-24 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday July 5-8 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Camps for ages 4-6 (half-day) 9 a.m.-noon attributes of princesshood while preparing a princess Monday-Friday June 27-July 8* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday July 11-15 9 a.m.-3 p.m.$95; Fourth of July Session $76* dance in this enchanting camp. Family and friends are Monday-Friday July 11-22 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday July 18-22 9 a.m.-3 p.m.June 6-July 29 invited to an end-of-camp fashion show and royal ball $90 per person Monday-Friday July 25-29 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Camps for ages 6-15 (full-day) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to witness each princess’ final transformation. *No class Monday, July 4. $55 per person$156; Fourth of July Session $125* Call 314-458-8311. MOVIE MAKERSAug. 1-5 Monday-Friday June 6-10 10 a.m.-noon OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CAMP at Affton Community Center (Ages 10-17)Sculpture Intensive Monday-Friday Aug. 1-5 10 a.m.-noon at Queeny Park (Ages 9-14) This hands-on, interactive course will instruct studentsfor ages 10-15 (full-day) 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday Aug. 8-12 10 a.m.-noon Campers will experience outdoor adventures such as in the world of digital video design and production.$160 $80 per person canoeing, fishing and hiking, and learn camping skills Students will learn concepts that will help themExtended day is available for the full-day camp. For a such as how to pitch a tent, read a map and compass, NASA: JOURNEY INTO OUTER SPACE become effective directors of digital video projects.complete program brochure and registration forms call at Queeny Park (Ages 5-12) and cook over an open fire. Participants should bring Students will also learn how to create a wide rangethe Education Center at 314-615-5269 or visit their own non-perishable lunch and two water bottles. From our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of of movie productions and produce a music video. Visitwww.laumeier.org. Meet at the front of Greensfelder Recreation Complex. our solar system, this hands-on program for children www.youthtechinc.com for details or call 314-615-8822. Call 314-615-8472.CAMP KENNEDY sends them on a quest of exploration. Comets, planets, Monday-Thursday June 20-23 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday June 6-10 9 a.m.-3 p.m.at Kennedy Recreation Complex (Ages 6-12) stars and more are waiting to be discovered. Learn $150 per person Monday-Friday June 13-17 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Children are grouped by age and enjoy crafts, games, about the four forces of flight and the challenges of Monday-Friday June 20-24 9 a.m.-3 p.m. VIDEO GAME DESIGNnature programs, a special event cookout, sports and space travel. Participants will also participate in a Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Affton Community Center (Ages 10-17)supervised recreational swim. Camp is located at rocket launch! Call 314-991-8000. Tuesday-Friday July 5-8 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This course provides students with a fun interactiveSuson Park on Mondays and Wednesdays, Kennedy Monday-Friday June 6-10 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday July 11-15 9 a.m.-3 p.m. look at the world of video game design andRecreation Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays, $145 per person Monday-Friday July 18-22 9 a.m.-3 p.m. development. Students will produce several differentand Bohrer Park on Fridays. Bring a non-perishable SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES CAMP Monday-Friday July 25-29 9 a.m.-3 p.m. interactive video games to share with their friends andlunch, snack, and beverage daily. For an additional at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 6-12) $75 per person family. Visit www.youthtechinc.com for details or callcost, swimming lessons and Sunrise/Late Day Club Get the kids out of the house and into St. Vincent’s 314-615-8822.memberships may be purchased. Call 314-615-5572. PETITE POMS CAMP first Sports and Activities Camp. Children will have Monday-Thursday June 20-23 1-4 p.m.Monday-Friday June 6-10 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Affton Community Center (Ages 3-7) fun learning how to play games and sports such as $175 per personMonday-Friday June 13-17 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Younger dance and cheer superstars will giggle and basketball, kickball, softball, baseball, swimming andMonday-Friday June 20-24 9 a.m.-3 p.m. wiggle all day long! Sing-along songs, spirit games, COLLISION CARS CAMP much more. Before- and after-care are available.Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 9 a.m.-3 p.m. simple pom-pom routines and cheers comprise this at Affton Community Center (Ages 9-14) Call 314-615-8788.Tuesday-Friday July 5-8* 9 a.m.-3 p.m. action-packed clinic. There will be a performance for Students will use unique LEGO kits to build a variety Monday-Friday June 6-10 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Monday-Friday July 11-15 9 a.m.-3 p.m. family and friends on the last day of class. Parents are of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, $50 per personMonday-Friday July 18-22 9 a.m.-3 p.m. welcome to stay and watch, but are not required to do problem solving and risk-taking, and includes the goalMonday-Friday July 25-29 9 a.m.-3 p.m. so. Call 314-615-8822. of learning and experimenting with how machines work$55 per person; $44 per person* Monday-Friday June 13-17 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and compete. Call 314-615-8822. $40 per person Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 1-4 p.m. $110 if combined with Petite Princesses $140 per person6 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 7. JUNIOR VEHICLE ENGINEERINGat Affton Community Center (Ages 6-8) ACTING AND VISUAL ART CAMPS at Laumeier Sculpture Park (Ages 5-11) GIVE US A CALL!Students will creatively build and modify different Theatre and sculpture play well together. They create You may receive information for all of your activities by calling or visiting a Recreation Center near you!vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, interesting explorations of the relationship between If there is a phone number listed with an activity, please call it to register. Telephone registrations requireconstruction machines and more using unique form and space or sound and movement. Campers will a Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card. If paying by check or cash, please pay in person atLEGO kits. A great opportunity to meet other LEGO exercise and enlighten their imaginations in fun and one of the offices. To search for all activities online, visit www.stlouisco.com/parks. You may also contactenthusiasts and share ideas. Call 314-615-8822. creative ways during these unique one-week, half-day 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri).Monday-Friday June 27-July 1 9 a.m.-noon and full-day camps presented by Laumeier Sculpture$140 per person Park and the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. Call For information about our St. Vincent Community Center Faust Park 314-615-5269 or visit www.laumeier.org. recreational programs call: in St. Vincent Park 15185 Olive Blvd.MAGIC CAMP 7335 St. Charles Rock Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 Tales with Tails (Ages 5-8) Affton Community Centerat Kennedy Recreation Complex (Ages 6-12) St. Louis, MO 63133 314-615-8FAU (8328) Monday-Friday July 25-29 1-4 p.m. 9801 Mackenzie RoadCampers will learn how to make an elephant vanish, 314-615-8STV (8788) 314-615-8325 fax $95 per child St. Louis, MO 63123or change a person into a rabbit, with magic tricks 314-615-HOOP (4667) Basketball www.stlouisco.com/parks That Sculpture Winked at Me! (Ages 8-11) 314-615-8822that are sure to help them become the life of any information Monday-Friday Aug. 1-5 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 314-615-8821 fax Jefferson Barracks Parkparty. They’ll get their own magic box and learn tricks 314-615-8837 fax $220 per child www.stlouisco.com/parks 533 Grant Roadeach day, including balloon twisting, comedy magic www.stlouisco.com/parksskits, magic puzzles and more. Camp culminates with CLUB GLEE ASSIGNMENT CAMP ROCK St. Louis, MO 63125 Greensfelder Recreation Complexcampers putting on a family show. Call 314-615-5572. at Queeny Park (Ages 5-12) For information about our historic 314-544-5714, 314-544-6224 in Queeny ParkMonday-Friday July 11-15 1-4 p.m. Campers will learn to dance, act and sing like their sites and museums call: 314-638-5009 fax 550 Weidman Road$95 per person favorite Glee characters while performing Camp Rock www.stlouisco.com/parks Ballwin, MO 63011 General Daniel Bissell House songs. The ins and outs of musical theater during this 314-615-8GRC (8472) 10225 Bellefontaine Road Laumeier Sculpture ParkWEB STUDIO fun, supportive, child-appropriate and talent-building 314-615-8471 fax St. Louis, MO 63137 12580 Rott Roadat Affton Community Center (Ages 10-17) camp. Participants will enhance their dance, drama www.stlouisco.com/parks 314-544-5714, 314-544-6224 Sunset Hills, MO 63127This class is a combination of animation and web and music skills through training by experienced 314-638-5009 fax 314-615-5ART (5278)design classes. In this class students will learn the Kennedy Recreation Complex instructors. Family and friends are invited to the final www.stlouisco.com/parks 314-615-5283 faxbasics of animation and digital design. Students will in Wayne C. Kennedy Park performance of camp. Call 314-458-8311. www.laumeier.orgnot only create fun interactive animations, but will 6050 Wells Road The Frank Lloyd Wright House Monday-Friday Aug. 1-5 9 a.m.-3 p.m. info@laumeier.orglearn the basics of web design and how to publish St. Louis, MO 63128 120 North Ballas Road $180 per persontheir animations to share with the world. This course is 314-615-5KRC (5572) Kirkwood, MO 63122 Museum of Transportationperfect for students with big imaginations. Visit www. RED HOT ROBOTS 314-615-5579 fax 314-822-8359 3015 Barrett Station Roadyouthtechinc.com for details or call 314-615-8822. at Queeny Park (Ages 5-12) www.stlouisco.com/parks www.ebsworthpark.com St. Louis, MO 63122Monday-Thursday July 11-14 9 a.m.-noon Learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend 314-615-8MOT (8668)$165 per person time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots North County Recreation Complex Fort Belle Fontaine 314-965-5709 Gift Shop such as sound-sensing robots, line-tracking robots, in Veterans Memorial Park North end of Bellefontaine Road3D GAME DESIGN 314-615-8210 fax amphibious robots and even robots that play soccer. 2577 Redman Road in Fort Bellefontaine Park 63138at Affton Community Center (Ages 10-17) www.museumoftransport.org Discover the science of circuits and how robots use St. Louis, MO 63136 314-544-5714, 314-544-6224Video Game Design is a prerequisite for this course. 314-615-8840 314-638-5009 fax sensors to explore the world around them. ParticipantsThis class offers and interactive look at the world of 314-615-8853 fax www.stlouisco.com/parks use their skills to build their very own working robot,3D Game Design. An awesome course, it offers the www.stlouisco.com/parks which they can take home. Sack lunch and drink arechance for students to create and immerse themselves required. Call 314-991-8000.in the 3D world. Participants will create 3D games that Monday-Friday Aug. 1-5 9 a.m.-3 p.m.both look and feel like the ones they play at home. Visit $230 per personwww.youthtechinc.com for details or call 314-615-8822.Monday-Thursday July 11-14 1-4 p.m. DANCE AND CHEER CAMP$170 per person at Queeny Park (Ages 5-12) Learn the FUNdamentals of dance and cheer whileSPORTS CAMP showing your spirit through chants, cheers and games.at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 5-12) Follow us on Twitter at Learn the hottest dance moves from experiencedBoys and girls learn the basics of basketball, volleyball http://twitter.com/SLCparkrangers instructors. Create show-stopping performances of hip-and other sports. Focus is on the fundamentals of basic hop or pom-pom tunes. Family and friends are invited togame play through drills and instruction. Advanced cheer at the final performance! Call 314-458-8311.registration is required. Before- and after-care is Monday-Friday Aug. 8-12 9 a.m.-3 p.m.available for an additional fee. Call 314-615-8840. $180 per personMonday-Friday July 18-29 9 a.m.-3p.m.$110 per personDIDYOUKNOW? Summer camps offer kids a long list of proven benefits, including: • Making friends that may last a lifetime • Gaining confidence with each new success Where Fun Comes Naturally! • Discovering new skills and talents • Getting unplugged from technology • Getting up-close and personal with nature • Making memories The St. Louis County Park Rangers will provide • Strengthening their social skills beyond • Learning from positive role models important park information and news to you on Facebook and Twitter • Developing a sense of community • Developing a can-do attitude Twitter. Check our website for details at • Having something fascinating to talk about • Spending time being physically active at the dinner table www.stlouisco.com/parks. Watch for it this Spring! SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 7
  • 8. MUSEUMS, FAUSTPARK ST. LOUIS CAROUSEL JEFFERSON BARRACKS HISTORIC SITES 15185 Olive Blvd. AND GIFT SHOP PARK Chesterfield, MO 63017 AND PROGRAMS 314-615-8FAU (8328) or 800-737-2966 TTY (Relay 15189 Olive Blvd. 533 Grant Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 St. Louis, MO 63125 Missouri) 314-615-8383 Gift Shop 314-544-5714, 314-544-6224 or 800-735-2966 TTYGENERAL DANIEL 314-615-8325 fax 314-615-7373 Office (Relay Missouri)BISSELL HOUSE www.stlouisco.com/parks 314-615-8326 fax 314-638-5009 fax Featuring Thornhill: Home of Frederick Bates, or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) www.stlouisco.com/parks10225 Bellefontaine Road Missouri’s Second Governor and Faust Historic Village www.stlouisco.com/parksSt. Louis, MO 63137 Jefferson Barracks was a United States Army post (314-615-8328); The St. Louis Carousel (314-615-8383);314-544-5714, 314-544-6224 The St. Louis Carousel is an original 1920s carousel from 1826 to 1946. The museum buildings were part of The Butterfly House (636-530-0076) and the Websteror 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) from the Dentzel Co. of Philadelphia. The carousel the ordnance section built in the 1850s. The Powder University Music School (636-537-1601).314-638-5009 fax was installed at the St. Louis Highlands Amusement Magazine Museum displays the history of the Barracks.www.stlouisco.com/parks FAUST EDUCATION PROGRAMS Park in 1929. After a fire in 1963 destroyed the park, Temporary exhibits, guided tours, educational programsCall 314-544-6224 for information. at Thornhill and Faust Historic Village (Grades 3-6) the carousel was moved to Sylvan Springs Park and and special events are offered. The Friends of Jefferson Students learn about history and family life in the operated there until 1979. The St. Louis County Historic Barracks operate the gift shop located in the VisitorThe former home of General Daniel Bissell, participant 1800s through hands-on activities in an authentic Buildings Commission and Faust Park Foundation Center.in the American Revolutionary War and military environment. Several programs are available and target raised funds to restore the Carousel.commander of the Upper Louisiana Territory from VISITORS CENTER AND GIFT SHOP grades 3-6. Fall 2011 registration begins on March 1 Hours1809-1813. After the War of 1812 Bissell returned the Hours and must be arranged through the Faust Park office. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.St. Louis area. This Federal-style house was home to Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 314-615-8328. Closed Mondayfive generations of the Bissell family whose decorative Become a Museum Volunteer Carousel Ridesarts and furnishings are displayed. FAUST HISTORIC VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE Share your knowledge and love of history by $1 per person, (Children under 1 year old are free withHours (All Ages) volunteering in one of St. Louis County’s oldest and a paid adult.)Tours scheduled by advance reservation only. The 19th-century structures and heritage gardens of most historic parks. Call 314-615-8822 or e-mail Carousel Birthday Party Rentals andAdmission Faust Park will be open to visitors on weekends. Guides skuhnert@stlouisco.com. Private Evening Rentals$4 per adult (ages 13+); $2 per child (ages 8-12) in period dress will be available to answer questions. Powder Magazine Museum Hours Call 314-615-7373.Children ages 7 and younger are free. Call 314-615-8328. Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4 p.m. Special Events Saturday-Sunday May 14-15*; 21-22 1-5 p.m. Free admissionWAR OF 1812 SYMPOSIUM Saturday-Sunday June 18-19; 25-26 1-5 p.m. Free Rides for Mom on Mother’s Dayat Bissell House (All Ages) All Moms ride the carousel free on Mother’s Day. OLD ORDNANCE ROOM EXHIBIT (All Ages) Saturday-Sunday July 23-24; 30-31 1-5 p.m.The 21st Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium Sunday May 8 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hours Saturday-Sunday Aug. 20-21; 27-28 1-5 p.m.at the historic General Daniel Bissell House. The Free Rides for Dad on Father’s Day Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-4 p.m. Guided tours must be Free admissionSymposium is free and open to the public with no All Dads ride the carousel free on Father’s Day. scheduled in advance. Call 314-544-6224. $2 per person during Faust Fine Arts Festival*registration required. This program is hosted by the 1st Sunday June 19 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admissionInfantry Regiment and the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine THORNHILL OPEN HOUSE FORTBELLE FONTAINE CIVIL WAR IN MISSOURI EXHIBITPark. Contact Dave Bennett at ebclemnson@aol.com or (All Ages) In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civilcall 816-582-0280 or 314-544-6224. Faust Park’s Thornhill Estate will be open under a North end of Bellefontaine Road War, this exhibit provides insight into happenings inSaturday March 26 9 a.m.-5 p.m. new format on seven weekend dates, thanks to the in Fort Belle Fontaine Park Missouri, where the third most battles and skirmishesSunday March 27 9 a.m.-noon interpretive group, “In Good Company”. They will be Spanish Lake, MO 63138 of any state took place. It will also feature panels onFree admission dressed and interacting in first person character to 314-544-5714, 314-544-6224 battles in the West including: Belmont, Island No. 10, provide living history interpretation from 1824.BISSELL HOUSE SWAP MEET or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) Camp Jackson, Wilson’s Creek and others. Uniforms, That’s when Frederick Bates became Missouri’sat the Bissell House (All Ages) 314-638-5009 fax equipment and other artifacts provide an idea of what second governor and his farm was in full operation.Clean out the garage, empty the basement and raise www.stlouisco.com/parks the life of the common soldier was like in camp, on the Call 314-615-8328.some extra cash by bringing your resale goods to the As the United States’ first military post west of the field and during battle. Saturdays May 21, June 18, July 23, Aug. 20 1-5 p.m.General Daniel Bissell House for a swap meet. All Mississippi River, Fort Belle Fontaine was the final stop Through Nov. 13 Sundays June 26, July 31, Aug. 28 1-5 p.m.unsold items must be removed from the park by sellers. Free admission for the Lewis and Clark “Corps of Discovery” expedition LIVING HISTORYSellers must register in advance by calling 314-544-6224 and served as the starting point for other explorers. The EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIPS (Ages 9+)or e-mailing mkollbaum@stlouisco.com or mkladky@ park includes a three-mile long nature trail that guides Come visit with Joseph Plumb Martin – a Revolutionarystlouisco.com. hikers along Coldwater Creek, its confluence with the War soldier, Billy Yank, Johnny Reb, a Civil War spy orSaturday-Sunday June 4-5 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Missouri River, and a 50-acre upland prairie. To visit the doctor, a WWI Doughboy and WWII G.I. Joe. These$20 for exhibit space; free public admission park, follow Bellefontaine Road north and enter through programs offer school children, in grades 4-12, the the Missouri Hills Home security station. opportunity to visit and understand the past. Although Call 314-544-6224. created to address Missouri’s Core Curriculum Hours standards for students, these programs are popular DIDYOUKNOW? Open daily (including weekends) with many adult groups and organizations. Advance 8 a.m.-sunset registration is required. Call 314-544-6224 or e-mail The St. Louis Carousel in Faust Park, features Admission mkollbaum@stlouisco.com for details. 65 hand-carved animals and two chariots. Free admission (except for special events) $30 per class/per presentation When the Carousel opened at Faust Park on HISTORY HAYRIDESMay 9, 1987, Circus Flora got into the act with its at Fort Belle Fontaine (All Ages)first St. Louis performance. The circus continued to The entire family will enjoy a long hayride with a guide perform at the park for several years. providing historic information on this little known area. The homes in Faust Village were all original to For more information or to make reservations call Chesterfield and moved to their present location. 314-544-6224 or e-mail mkollbaum@stlouisco.com Other village structures came from Ballwin, Saturday June 11 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Ellisville, Jennings, and Town and Country. Sunday June 12 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. $7 per person8 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. 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  • 9. LAUMEIER SCULPTURE General Admission ALL-FORD EVENT THE $6 per adult (ages 13-64), $4 per senior (ages 65+) This event displays the evolution of the Ford MotorPARK and military with ID. $4 per child (ages 5-12), Children Company and their vehicles. Watch as a Model T is FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT12580 Rott Road age 4 and younger with paying family, and teachers assembled from parts in minutes and then driven away! HOUSESunset Hills, MO 63127 with current ID are free. Group rates are available. Sunday April 3 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 314-965-6885 for information. IN EBSWORTH PARK314-615-5ART (5278) PUMPERS AND PISTONS 120 North Ballas Roador 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) Creation Station – Winter Schedule Sirens, lights and more! Both new and old fire trucks, Kirkwood, MO 63122314-615-5283 fax Tuesday-Friday sessions begin at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. plus other types of antique trucks, make this a “can’t 314-822-8359 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri)www.laumeier.org and 11:45 a.m.; Thursday sessions begin at 1 p.m. miss” event. 314-991-2592 faxinfo@laumeier.org Creation Station – Summer Schedule Saturday May 14 10 a.m.-3 p.m. www.ebsworthpark.com Monday-Friday sessions begin at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre, open-air and 11:45 a.m.; Thursday sessions begin at 1 p.m. CLASSICS SHOW Museum tours, limited to 10 people, are available bymuseum that integrates art, nature and human Creation Station Fee An elite grouping of classic and vintage automobiles appointment only by calling 314-822-8359.experience in a unique setting where you can hike, $1.50 per person in addition to regular museum from 1985 and older. Tourslearn about and view a stunning collection of art. The admission; first-come, first-served. Sunday May 15 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10 per adult (ages 13+)museum hosts emerging, mid-career and established Ride Program $ 5 per child (ages 12 and under)artists’ exhibitions each year. The Museum Shop CRUISE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM For information on trolley, train and tram rides, visit Join us for an evening car cruise with food, music andfeatures unique contemporary art and crafts by localand national artists. www.museumstlouis.org or call 314-965-6885. cars of all makes and models at this casual event. THE AKC FACILITY RENTALS/BIRTHDAY PARTIES Friday June 17 5:30-8:30 p.m. MUSEUM OF THE DOGJESSICA STOCKHOLDER EXHIBIT (All Ages) The Museum is a unique place to hold your nextJessica Stockholder has played a key role in the ALL-FORD SHOW IN QUEENY PARK corporate or family event and a great place for yourevolving language of sculpture and installation over The Mustang Club of St. Louis hosts one of the region’s 1721 South Mason Road child’s birthday. Call 314-965-6885, ext. 2 or visit www.the past two decades. She incorporates the tenants largest open all-Ford shows. St. Louis, MO 63131 museumstlouis.org for details.of painting – pattern, texture and color – and expands Saturday June 18 10 a.m.-2.p.m. 314-821-3647 or 800-735-2966 TTY (Relay Missouri) Roberts Pavilion - An outdoor setting under a coveredthem to three-dimensional spaces. Stockholder uses pavilion that houses railroad engines and railcars. FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW – 314-821-7381 faxall media, from commercial, mass-produced objects to Accommodates up to 200 seated or 280 cocktail guests. CARS WITH CLASS www.museumofthedog.orgmore refined, identifiable “sculptural” materials. Her Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center, Plaza, and This open event with both judged and non-judged Hourssculptures often intervene in space, spreading across Mezzanine - An indoor, climate-controlled environment displays features vehicles from brass cars to more Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.the landscape. Free admission. that houses classic automobiles. Accommodates 125 modern muscle cars. Sunday, 1-5 p.m.Through May 29 seated or 175 cocktail guests. Sunday June 19 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Closed on Mondays and holidays.DOG DAYS OF SUMMER EXHIBIT (All Ages) Thompson Park - An outdoor area for 100 guests. AdmissionDog Days of Summer continues Laumeier’s projects Train of Thought and Silver Spoon - Renovated $5 per adult (ages 15-59), $2.50 Seniors (ages 60+)of linking the programs outside with the programs railcars that seat up to 25 guests. $1 per child (ages 5-14)inside, connecting the ways in which humans and Trolley Loop - An outdoor area for 175 guests. Children age 4 and younger are freenature interact. Dog Days of Summer will feature Creation Station - This space is great for babyworks by artists who explore the inner lives of animals, showers. Accommodates up to 42 people.particularly dogs, as they negotiate the rapidly Function Junction Pavilion - Picnic area for extrachanging world around them. Free admission. party time or family reunions.June 25-Oct. 2 2011 FIELD TRIPS School groups experience a “hands-on” program ledMUSEUM OF by a museum educator. Visit www.museumstlouis.orgTRANSPORTATION or call 314-965-6885. Ask about our special event, “Civil3015 Barrett Station RoadSt. Louis, MO 63122 War – History Comes Alive” day on April 1. TRAIN YOUR BRAIN TO READ WEEKEND World War II Weekend314-615-8MOT (8668) Have a train-load of fun at our used-book fair, specialor 800-735-2966 (Relay Missouri) readers, authors, ”Civil War – History Comes Alive!”314-965-5709 Gift Shop program on April 2 and more! We are accepting book donations. All proceeds benefit our Education Living History Camps,314-615-8210 fax Department. Gear, Uniform andwww.museumstlouis.org Saturday April 2 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Military Vehicle Displays“The Museum of Transportation houses one of the Sunday April 3 11 a.m.-4 p.m.largest and best collections of transportation vehicles Free with general admissionin the world,” according to the Smithsonian Institution.The museum has the most complete collection of 2011 AUTOMOBILE EVENT SERIES (All Ages)American rail power anywhere, and its collection of Admission to show grounds is free. Regular admissionautomobiles, busses, streetcars, aircraft, horse-drawn applies to Museum. Call 314-615-8668. For informationvehicles and riverboat material reflects the ever- on Museum of Transportation programs and events visitchanging nature of transportation. www.museumstlouis.org.Hours “Attention All Kids!” Drive through www.kidscardclub. Staged Battles Held onWinter Schedule (through April 30) org to learn how you can collect trading cards and join Saturday at 10am and 3pmTuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. the fast lane to fun at all the car shows! and on Sunday at NoonSunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.Summer Schedule (May 1-Sept. 1) MUSTANG ROUND-UPMonday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over a half-century of examples of the quintessentialSunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. “pony car” gather to kick off a massive Ford weekend.Open on Memorial Day, Independence Day Saturday April 2 10 a.m.-3 p.m.and Labor Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 314-960-1611 or visit www.2ndRangers.org. SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 9
  • 10. MARCH 21 Youth Dance Jazz I 9 Walking Tours MAY 21 Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day12 Civil War in Missouri (through May 9) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - Jefferson Barracks Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1 Free Docent-led Tour - Cliff Cave Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 (through Nov. 13) - Jefferson Barracks. . . 8 22 Tiny Tot Dance and Tumble Second Saturday Late Night - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Scavenge Through the Night Jessica Stockholder exhibit (through May 3) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Fishing - Suson, Simpson, 3 Youth Fishing Lessons Laumeier Style - Adults Only (through May 29) - Laumeier . . . . . . . . . . 9 23 Crappie Wednesday Spanish Lake Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Zumba-in-the-Circuit - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bush Honeysuckle Removal 4 Evening Dinner Walk and Ride Introduction to Orienteering (year-round) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Trail Watch Training - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - Grant’s Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Boot Camp Fitness - GRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Trail Crew Volunteer 5 Intermediate Fly Casting Thornhill Open House - Faust Park . . . 8 (year-round) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 25 Fun Friday Puppet Shows - Greensfelder Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 (through May 19) - Tilles Park. . . . . . . . . 13 22 Legend of Lone Elk Park Basketball, Volleyball or - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 10 Nature Walk for Kids 6 Art Fair - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Walking Open Play 26 Bush Honeysuckle Removal - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 (through May 8) - Laumeier . . . . . . . . . . 16 Current River Float Trip (through Sept.) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - McDonnell Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 11 Basic Motorcycle Rider Course 7 Football Skillz & Drillz - Aker’s Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Martha Rounds Pilates Habitat Restoration (through April 12) - Queeny Park . . . . . . 15 (through May 28) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 23 Basic Motorcycle Rider Course (year-round) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - Creve Coeur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Youth Fishing Lessons Youth Fishing Derby - NCRC. . . . . . . . 13 (through May 24) - Queeny Park. . . . . . . 15 Tiger, Cub or Wolf Programs War of 1812 Symposium - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Children’s Garden Club 24 Youth Archery (through May 14) - MoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 (through March 27) - Bissell House . . . . . 8 13 Cub Scout Fishing Badge - Location varies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - Buder Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1713 Nature Walk for Kids Theater Workshop for Scouts - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Karate Little Dragons 28 Public Swim begins (through Aug. 14) - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - MoT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 50 and Over Adult Basketball League (through May 28) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 - KRC, St. Vincent, NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Zumba Dance 30 Crappie Wednesday (through June 8) - St. Vincent. . . . . . . . . . 5 8 Free Rides for Mom 30 Youth Fishing Day Camps (year-round) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Youth Archery - Buder Park. . . . . . . . . 17 - Carousel at Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 (through June 3) - Queeny Park . . . . . . . 13 Chair-Exercise (year-round) - Affton . . 4 Crappie Wednesday Mother’s Day Breakfast Walk APRIL JUNE Zumba (year-round) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . 4 - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 1 Suson Farm Festival Party 2 Blast Off for Fun - Lone Elk Park . . . . . 17 Martha Rounds Fitness 14 Youth Basketball 10 Youth Archery and Barn Tours (through June 11) Line Dancing (year-round) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (through May 21) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 - Buder Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 (through July 7) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Skip Surbaugh - Early Season Bass, 15 Farm Friday - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . 17 11 Evening Dinner Walk and Ride Gardening in County Parks Adult Coed Volleyball Leagues Pre-spawn through Spawn Piwacket Theater - MoT . . . . . . . . . . 18 - Grant’s Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 (through Summer) - Location varies . . . . 20 (through Sept.) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - GRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 WWII Weekend (through April 17) 14 Pumpers and Pistons - MoT . . . . . . . . 9 Park Ranger Night Hike 3 Music + Movies - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . 1615 Total Body Conditioning - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Second Saturday Late Night Fishing - - Cliff Cave Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Blast Off for Fun (cont.) (year-round) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 16 WWII Canteen Dance Suson, Simpson, Spanish Lake Parks. . . 13 Catch and Release Fishing - Buder Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1716 Yoga (through May 11) - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Breakfast Bike Ride (weekends through June) Blues on the Mississippi - GRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Easter Egg Hunt - St. Vincent . . . . . . . 17 - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Crappie Wednesday Habitat Restoration - Creve Coeur . . 20 Alpine Shop Outdoor Adventure Adult Egg Hunt (through April 2) 4 Oldies Concert - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Trail Crew Volunteer Festival (through May 15) - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Moonlight Chub Trail Bike Ride - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2 Brownies First Saturday Karate Little Dragons - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Red Thread Kick Off Backcountry Navigation (through May 6) - MoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 (through June 25) - St. Vincent. . . . . . . . . 517 Slide Show - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 (Map, Compass & GPS) Karate Little Dragons Basic Kayak Course - Simpson Park . 14 (year-round) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Twice as Nice Flea Market - Greensfelder Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (through April 30) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 Swap Meet Special Garden Kick-Off - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fine Arts and Folk Fest Mustang Round-up - MoT . . . . . . . . . . 9 (through June 5) - Bissell House . . . . . . . 8 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 18 Youth Fishing Lessons (through May 15) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . 16 Pee Wee Basketball Basketball Clinics - Larimore Park. . . . 5 St. Patty’s Day Float - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Village Open House (through May 21) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 Children’s Garden Club - Meramec River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 20 Crappie Wednesday (through May 15) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . 8 Train Your Brain to Read - Location varies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2018 Fun Friday Puppet Shows - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 15 Classic Show - MoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 (through April 3) - MoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 5 Free Docent-led Tour - Laumeier . . . . 17 - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cub Scout Fishing Badge Free Docent-led Tour - Laumeier . . . 17 Children’s Garden Club Current River Float Trip Bingo and Lunch - NCRC. . . . . . . . . . . 19 - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 16 Trail Watch Training - Location varies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - Aker’s Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Traveler’s Badge for Webelos Moonlight Chub Trail Bike Ride - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 George Washington Carver 6 Camp Kennedy Third Saturday (through May 20) - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 17 Youth Fishing Lessons (through April 3) - MoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 (through July 29) - KRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - MoT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 21 Beginning Fly Casting - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bush Honeysuckle Removal Camp Suson Piwacket Theater - MoT . . . . . . . . . . 18 (through April 28) - Tilles Park . . . . . . . . 13 18 Moonlight Chub Trail Bike Ride - McDonnell Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 (through July 15) - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . 619 Rules of the Game Officiating 101 22 Family Campout - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3 All-Ford Event Camp Eagles Nest (through April 9) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 (through April 23) - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . 18 Evening Dinner Walk and Ride - MoT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 (through July 15) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Trivia Night 23 Geocaching 101 - Grant’s Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4 Mixed Martial Arts Lap Swimming - MoT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - Queeny Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Alpine Shop Paddle Demos (through Aug. 31) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 (through July 29) - KRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Twice as Nice Flea Market Bird Walk - Creve Coeur Park. . . . . . . . 20 (through Sept. 21) - Creve Coeur Park . . 14 5 Party Bridge Intermediate Youth Fishing Day Camps - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 26 Trail Watch Training 20 Piwacket Theater - MoT . . . . . . . . . . 18 Instruction (through May 18) (through June 11) - Queeny Park . . . . . . 13 The Complete GPS Course - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Full Moon Paddle - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Basic Motorcycle Rider Course - Queeny Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Aerobics - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6 Crappie Wednesday (through June 7) - Queeny Park . . . . . . . 15 Bush Honeysuckle Removal (through June 16) - St. Vincent. . . . . . . . . 5 Farm Friday - Suson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Sports and Activities Camp - Laumeier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 27 Crappie Wednesday Bring Your Own Boat Trail Watch Training (through June 10) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . 620 Legend of Lone Elk - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Camp Queeny - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Youth Archery - Buder Park. . . . . . . . . 17 Full Moon Bike Ride 7 Dog Obedience Class (through July 29) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 621 Intro to Fly Fishing Cub Scout Fishing Badge - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (through May 26) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . 19 Mini Camp (through July 22) - GRC . . . . 6 (through April 11) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 21 Village Open House Line Dancing Art Camp Adult Tap-Fit 29 Camp Jackson (through May 22) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . 8 (through April 28) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (through July 29) - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . 17 (through May 9) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (through May 1) Trail Crew Volunteer Suson Farm Festival Party Outdoor Adventure Camp Pre-Ballet and Tap - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - Cliff Cave Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 (weekends April - June, Sept.) (through July 29) - GRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (through May 9) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 30 Habitat Restoration Amazing History Hunt - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Petite Poms Youth Dance Ballet and Tap - Creve Coeur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 9 Lil Anglers (through June 10) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (through May 9) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mad Science Workshop - MoT . . . . . 17 - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1310 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 11. 6 Petite Princess 18 Kids’ Basic Kayaking: 7 Mad Science for Preschoolers 23 Thornhill Open House 12 Full Moon Bike Ride (through June 10) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4 Hour Course - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 (through July 24) - Faust Park. . . . . . . . . . 8 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 NASA: Journey into Space (through June 25) - Simpson Park . . . . . 14 9 Second Saturday Late Night 24 Basic Kayak Course 13 Full Moon Ice Grass Sledding (through June 10) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Upland Prairie Walk Fishing - Suson, Simpson, - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 for Adults - Sioux Passage Park . . . . . . . 19 Pick-Up Volleyball - Fort Belle Fontaine Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Spanish Lake Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 25 Acting and Visual Art Camp Elmwood Day (through Oct.) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day Basic Kayak Course (through July 29) - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . 7 - King Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 7 Girls Basketball League - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 26 Preschool Arts and Crafts Basic Kayak Course (through July 26) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Basic Kayak Course Intermediate Kayaking (through July 27) - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Second Saturday Late Night 8 Boys Basketball League Thornhill Open House Children’s Garden Club Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 Fishing - Suson, Simpson, (through July 27) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 - Location varies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 28 Mad Science for Preschoolers Spanish Lake Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1310 Blues on the Mississippi Twilight Ice Grass Sledding Bluegrass Concert at the Farm - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Intermediate Kayaking - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 and Dinner for Adults - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Yappy Hour - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Music + Movies - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . 16 - Sioux Passage Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 11 Magic Camp 30 Village Open House 14 Discover Snorkeling Free Family Days - Laumeier. . . . . . . . 17 19 Free Docent-led Tour (through July 15) - KRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (through July 31) - Faust Park. . . . . . . . . . 8 - KRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1511 Oldies Concert - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Web Studio Basic Kayak Course 16 Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Free Rides for Dad (through July 14) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Aerobics (through Oct. 6) Second Saturday Late Night - Carousel at Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3D Game Design Intermediate Kayaking - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Fishing - Suson, Simpson, Father’s Day Car Show (through July 14) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 17 Moonlight Chub Trail Bike Ride Spanish Lake Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - MoT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 12 Preschool Arts and Crafts 31 Thornhill Open House - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cliff Cave Capers - Cliff Cave Park . . . 18 20 Basic Motorcycle Rider Course (through July 13) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 20 Village Open House History Hayrides (through June 12) (through June 21) - Queeny Park . . . . . . 15 - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 (through Aug. 21) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . 8 AUGUST - Fort Belle Fontaine Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Movie Makers Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 Basic Kayak Course 1 Petite Poms Intro to Archery (through June 23) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 14 Mad Science for Preschoolers - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 (through Aug. 5) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Video Game Design - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Introduction to Orienteering Petite Princess Intermediate Archery (through June 23) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Line Dancing - Queeny Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (through Aug. 5) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 21 Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 (through Aug. 4) - Affton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Intro to Archery Club Glee at Camp Rock13 Petite Poms Camp Aerobics 15 Full Moon Bike Ride - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (through Aug. 5) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (through June 17) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (through Aug. 11) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Intermediate Archery Red Hot Robots Water Aerobics 23 Mad Science for Preschoolers Full Moon Paddle - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (through Aug. 5) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (through Aug. 3) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . . 4 - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Intermediate Kayaking Acting and Visual Art Camp Youth Fishing Day Camps Yappy Hour - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bring Your Own Boat - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 (through Aug. 5) - Laumeier . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (through June 17) - Suson Park . . . . . . . 13 24 Blues on the Mississippi - Creve Coeur Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Thornhill Open House 2 Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 Petite Princesses - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 16 Basic Kayak Course - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Bicycle Rodeo and Safety Day (through June 17) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Music + Movies - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . 16 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 21 Free Docent-led Tour - Spanish Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Day Camp Free Family Days - Laumeier. . . . . . . . 17 Intermediate Kayaking - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 National Night Out (through July 22) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 6 25 Village Open House - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 25 Yappy Hour - Spanish Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Club Glee: Camp Rock (through June 26) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . 8 Intro to Archery - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 4 Mad Science for Preschoolers (through June 17) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Oldies Concert - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 27 Cliff Cave Capers - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1814 Summer Concert - Faust Park . . . . . . . 16 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Intermediate Archery - Cliff Cave Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 6 Karate Little Dragons High School Competition Basic Kayak Course - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Village Open House (through Aug. 27) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 Basketball (through July 28) - Simpson Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 History Hayrides (through Aug. 28) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . 8 Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Backcountry Navigation (through July 17) - Jefferson Barracks . . 18 28 Thornhill Open House - Spanish Lake Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 Moonlight Chub Trail Bike Ride (Map, Compass & GPS) 17 Discover Snorkeling - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Basic Kayak Course - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Greensfelder Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - KRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SEPTEMBER Learn to Canoe for Scouts Dog Days of Summer exhibit Free Docent-led Tour Kids’ Basic Kayaking: 1 Suson Farm Festival Party - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 (through Oct. 2) - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . 9 - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 4-Hour Course (weekends through Sept. 24)16 Mad Science for Preschoolers 26 Thornhill Open House - Faust Park . . . 8 18 Basic Motorcycle Rider Course (through Aug. 13) - Simpson Park. . . . . . 14 - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Discover Snorkeling - KRC. . . . . . . . . 15 (through July 19) - Queeny Park . . . . . . . 15 Intermediate Kayaking 8 Line Dancing17 Cruise Night at the Museum 27 Collision Cars Camp Sports Camp - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 (through Sept. 1) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - MoT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 (through July 1) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (through July 29) - NCRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Children’s Garden Club 10 Freedom River Walk Music + Movies - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . 16 Junior Vehicle Engineering 19 Preschool Arts and Crafts - Location varies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Full Moon Bike Ride (through July 1) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 (through July 20) 7 Free Docent-led Tour Second Saturday Late Night - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 28 Summer Concert - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Fishing - Suson, Simpson, Farm Friday - Suson Park . . . . . . . . . . . 17 - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Summer Concert 8 Petite Princess Spanish Lake Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Full Moon Paddle - Simpson Park. . . . 14 30 Mad Science for Preschoolers - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 (through Aug. 12) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Living History Hayrides Bring Your Own Boat - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 20 Moonlight Chub Trail Bike Ride Basic Motorcycle Rider Course (through Sept. 11) - Jefferson Barracks ..18 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Lone Elk Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 JULY (through Aug. 9) - Queeny Park. . . . . . . . 15 Blues on the Mississippi 21 Mad Science for Preschoolers 1 JB Blast Dance and Cheer Camp Digital Photo Enthusiasts: - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Senior Swim - Jefferson Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 22 Splash Mania (through Aug. 12) - GRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Send your photos of friends and 2 Karate Little Dragons 9 Summer Concert family enjoying St. Louis County Parks (through July 29) - KRC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 - KRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 (through July 30) - St. Vincent . . . . . . . . . 5 - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 to jmagurany@stlouisco.com.18 Youth Fishing Lessons 23 Ice Grass Sledding for Everyone 3 Free Docent-led Tour 11 Line Dancing - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 - Sioux Passage Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Photos submitted become property - Laumeier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 (through Sept. 1) - Affton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Village Open House Village Open House 5 Preschool Arts and Crafts 12 Full Moon Paddle of St. Louis County Parks and may be (through June 19) - Faust Park . . . . . . . . . 8 (through July 24) - Faust Park. . . . . . . . . . 8 All-Ford Event - MoT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 (through July 6) Intermediate Kayaking - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 used for publicity and advertising. - Carousel in Faust Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bring Your Own Boat Oldies Concert - Jefferson Barracks. . 16 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 - Simpson Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. 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  • 12. PARK 1 NORTH Bella Fontaine Bellefontaine Road south of Chambers LOCATIONS 2 3 4 Bissell House Bon Oak Castlepoint Bellefontaine Road north of Chambers Bon Oak Drive and Chapel Drive Baroness Drive and Prince Drive 5 Champ Old Halls Ferry to Grand National 6 Endicott Endicott Avenue north of St. Charles Rock Road 7 Fort Belle Fontaine North end of Bellefontaine Road 8 King Memorial Dielman Avenue and Meeks Boulevard 9 Kinloch Smith Street and Hugo Street 10 Larimore Larimore Road north of Prigge 11 McDonnell Adie Road east of Lindbergh Boulevard 12 Sioux Passage Old Jamestown Road and Valle Road 13 Spanish Lake Spanish Pond Road east of Bellefontaine 14 St. Vincent St. Charles Rock Road near Salerno 15 Veterans Memorial 2577 Redman Road WEST 16 Creve Coeur Marine Avenue north of Dorsett Road 17 Ebsworth Ballas Road south of Dougherty Ferry 18 Faust 15185 Olive Blvd. 19 Greensfelder Allenton Road north of I-44 20 Lone Elk North Highway Drive west of Highway 141 21 John Allen Love Mason Lane south of Manchester Road 22 Memorial Park Meramec Avenue and Carondelet Avenue 23 Museum of Transportation 3015 Barrett Station Road 24 Queeny Weidman Road north of Manchester Road 25 Tilles Litzsinger Road and McKnight Road 26 West Tyson I-44 and Lewis Road SOUTH 27 Affton White Rodgers Community Center 9801 Mackenzie Road near Reavis Road 28 Bee Tree Finestown Road south of Becker Road 29 Black Forest Perrin Road and Arlee Road 30 Bohrer Lindbergh Boulevard and Lin Ferry Drive 31 Buder I-44 and Highway 141 32 Cliff Cave Cliff Cave Road east of Telegraph Road 33 Clydesdale Green Park Road east of Tesson Ferry Road 34 Grant’s Trail Trailhead Reavis Barracks Road and Green Park Road 35 Jefferson Barracks South end of Broadway 36 Kennedy Wells Road south of Highway 21 37 Laumeier Geyer Road and Rott Road 38 Lemay Lemay Ferry and Military Road 39 Mathilda-Welmering Mathilda Avenue and Welmering Avenue 40 Ohlendorf Spring Drive west of Union Road 41 Simpson Marshall Road east of Valley Park 42 Suson Wells Road south of Highway 21 43 Sylvan Springs Sheridan Road east of Telegraph Road St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park 44 45 Unger George Winter Yarnell Road north of I-44 Allen Road south of Gravois Road Experience a piece of St. Louis History Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm Tickets - $1/ride URBAN TREE PROGRAM Available for Honor a loved one, friend, organization, or event through the Urban Tree Program. The donation level you choose will help with the reforestation Birthday Parties and of St. Louis County Parks. Donating a tree, replacing aging benches Private Evening Rentals with recycled plastic ones, or selecting an engraved, bevel-edged commemorative brick are options from which you may choose. Bricks are For more information call placed at your choice of Spanish Lake Flagpole, Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center Flagpole, or Queeny Barn Garden and Lilac Walkway. Obtain more 314-615-8383 information at www.stlouisco.com/parks or 314-822-8151.12 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 13. GONE FISHINGEVENTS YOUTH FISHING LESSONS DIDYOUKNOW? at Simpson Park (Ages 8-14) FISHIN’ CRAPPIE WEDNESDAY at Lone Elk Park (Ages 16+) Park rangers from St. Louis County and Kirkwood Parks Departments will teach the basics of fishing. Children Lone Elk park was once part of the Tyson Valley Powder Plant used for the testing and Each Wednesday in March and April crappie anglers will learn how to tie knots, identify a variety of fish storage of ammunition during WWII. After the using artificial lures will be allowed to harvest crappie species and rig fishing poles for a safe and successful War, the area served as Tyson County Park up to the state limit. All other species are catch and fishing experience. Participants will meet in the parking and, in 1948, herds of elk and bison wereGONE FISHIN’SEMINARS release only! No live bait. The fee includes two anglers lot next to the Blue Heron Shelter. All fishing equipment established.at Queeny Park (All Ages) and a boat rental. Must fish from the boat. Anglers will be provided. Space is limited. Advance registration The land was re-acquired by the FederalThese programs will be presented at Greensfelder provide the trolling motor and battery. Check-in at the is required. Call 314-615-8472. government during the Korean War. For safetyRecreation Complex in Queeny Park. Advance first parking lot on the right after crossing the dam to Monday April 11 4-5:30 p.m. reasons the wildlife herds were destroyed inregistration is suggested for many programs. Some get equipment. Advance registration is required. Monday April 18 4-5:30 p.m. 1958. However, one lone bull elk survived.programs offer tickets for purchase only at the door. Call 314-615-8472. Tuesday May 3 4-5:30 p.m.Call in advance at 314-615-4FUN (4386) for information. Wednesday March 16 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday May 17 4-5:30 p.m. In 1964 St. Louis County re-acquired 405 Wednesday March 23 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 per person acres of the land and, in 1966, the area’sEARLY SEASON BASS – PRE-SPAWN Wednesday March 30 8 a.m.-6 p.m. name was changed from Tyson Park to LoneTHROUGH SPAWN - Skip Surbaugh YOUTH FISHING DERBY Wednesday April 6 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Elk County Park.Skip Surbaugh explores the habits of early season bass. at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 7-15) Wednesday April 13 8 a.m.-6 p.m.Bass fishing during pre-spawn is all about migration, so Parents bring out the kids for a fun morning of fishing Six additional elk were obtained from Wednesday April 20 8 a.m.-6 p.m.learning about “staging areas” will put an angler onto with your children! There will be prizes given for many Yellowstone National Park in 1966 through Wednesday April 27 8 a.m.-6 p.m.bass that are most likely to bite. Skip will discuss when categories. Meet at the Leo Wilson Shelter. Missouri the efforts of children in the Rockwood School $30 per boat/two anglers per boat, per dateand where bass spawn, locating bass and appropriate State fishing licenses are required for ages 16-65. District and the West St. Louis County Lionsbaits to use as well as the benefits of fishing ethics. CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING Call 314-355-7374. Club.This information is a must for the serious, conservation- at Lone Elk Park (Ages 16+) Saturday May 7 9 a.m.-noon Construction of the park’s lake was completedminded angler. Tickets are available at the door only! The lake at Lone Elk Park has quite a reputation for $5 per person by Fred Weber, Inc. at no cost to the County.Monday March 14 7:30-9:30 p.m. having tons of bass, huge bluegill and great crappie.$6 per person Fishing is available by reservation only and is catch and YOUTH FISHING DAY CAMPS On October 17, 1971, Lone Elk County Park release only. Artificial lures must be used; no live or cut (Ages 9-14) officially opened to the public St. Louis’ only “fishing” day camp is a big hit with kids!FLY FISHINGSEMINARS bait allowed. Reservation fee provides a two-seat boat and paddles. Anglers provide the trolling motor and St. Louis County park rangers help children learn to be Six bison, acquired from the St. Louis Zoo,at Queeny Park (All Ages) good anglers. Each day the group visits a new fishing were added in July 1973. battery. Only two boats are available each day! BankINTRO TO FLY FISHING fishing is not allowed. Call 314-615-4FUN (4386). location. One afternoon during camp will be spent In 1986, the World Bird Sanctuary, formerlyThe Ozark Fly Fishers introduce you to fly angling in Friday-Monday April-June 8 a.m.-6 p.m. enjoying swimming at a county pool and a pizza party. the Raptor Rehabilitation and Propagationthis comprehensive four-meeting class. Each night, $30 per boat/two anglers per boat All fishing equipment is provided. Advance registration Project, took over the Visitor Center; however,participants will learn about another aspect of the great is required. Call 314-615-8472. the facility has since returned to the Parks SECOND SATURDAY LATE NIGHT FISHING Queeny Parksport of fly fishing. This is the perfect start for budding Department.fly anglers. Advance registration is required. (All Ages) Monday-Friday May 30-June 3 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Every second Saturday from April through October, Monday-Friday June 6-10 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Adjacent to Lone Elk County Park (on the east)Call 314-615-4FUN (4386). Suson, Simpson and Spanish Lake Parks stay open Suson Park is the Williams Creek Archaeological District,Monday March 21-April 11 7:30-9:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. for late night fishing. Bring your poles, baits Monday-Friday June 13-17 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. which is listed in the National Register of$40 per person and lanterns, and fish until the wee hours. Fishing is $130 per person Historic Places.BEGINNING FLY CASTING permitted from the bank only. Call 314-615-4FUN (4386).at Tilles Park (Ages 12+) 2nd Saturday April 9-Oct. 8 6-11 p.m.This two-part class is for beginners wishing to learn Free admission Hikers, cyclists and equestrians are invited to becomethe intricacies of the basic cast. Federation of Fly Trail Watch Volunteers!Fishers certified casting instructors will teach the LIL ANGLERScasting techniques needed to get started in fly casting. at North County Recreation Complex (Ages 5-10)Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8371. We will help your child become a better angler by St. Louis County Parks offers Walk or rideThursday April 21-28 7-8 a.m. demonstrating bait types and what each fish prefers.$60 per person Topics covered will include lures, casting, care of the over 120 miles of trails. As a through rod and reel, and fishing line types. Participants willINTERMEDIATE FLY CASTING put their skills to the test at the end of the class. All Trail Watch Volunteer you’ll assist beautiful parksat Tilles Park equipment is supplied. Advance registration is required.This three-part class is for those who have mastered Call 314-615-8840. Park Rangers in keeping your trails and enjoy thethe basic cast. This class is not for beginners! Saturday April 9 9-11 a.m.Federation of Fly Fishers certified instructors will teach $10 per child safe and enjoyable for all. natural splendoradvanced casting techniques, including the mend,wiggle and double haul casts. Advanced registration is Join us today! offered by lakes,required. Call 314-615-4FUN (4386).Thursday May 5-19 7-8:30 p.m. prairies or$25 per person Missouri woodlands. Where Fun Comes Naturally! For information on how you can help call 314-615-8822 or visit www.stlouisco.com/parks. SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 13
  • 14. OUTDOOR BRING YOUR OWN BOAT at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages) BRING YOUR OWN BOAT at Simpson Park (All Ages) CYCLING& ADVENTURES Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us on a Bring your own boat (no motors) and join us on a full MOUNTAIN BIKING full moon paddle at Creve Coeur Lake. This is a rare moon paddle at Simpson Park Lake. Enjoy a moonlit MOONLIGHT CHUBB TRAIL BIKE RIDE opportunity to paddle a canoe or kayak after hours by paddle, then come ashore near the Blue Heron Shelter at Lone Elk Park (All Ages) the light of the full moon. Fee includes all-you-can- to enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs, a beverage and Advanced to experts riders will enjoy this opportunity eat hot dogs, beverage and a bonfire complete with a bonfire complete with marshmallows. AdvanceCANOEING&KAYAKING marshmallows. Advance registration is suggested. registration is suggested. Call 314-615-8472. to ride the Chubb Trail after dark. Start your ride from the Lone Elk Park-Chubb Trailhead and ride at yourST. PATTY’S DAY FLOAT Call 314-615-8472. Friday June 17 7-10 p.m. own pace. High intensity bicycle lights of at least 200on the Meramec River (Ages 8+) Friday May 20 7-10 p.m. Friday Aug. 12 7-10 p.m. lumens are recommended. Program is presented inSt. Louis County park rangers will lead this 7-mile float Friday July 15 7-10 p.m. $5 per person cooperation with Sunset Cyclery (314-966-5505).on the Meramec River. Slip past rich forests, steep $5 per person Helmets are required for bikers age 16 and younger. KIDS’ KAYAK COURSEhillsides and towering bluffs. Floaters will meet at the FLOAT TRIP at Simpson Park (Ages 8-13) Call 314-615-8472.boat launch in Castlewood State Park and travel to the on the Current River (Ages 12+) This specially designed series just for kids will teach Wednesday March 16 7-10 p.m.put-in at Route 66 State Park. Participants need to bring This is a great time to float Missouri’s most beautiful the basics of kayaking. Participants will learn basic Wednesday April 20 8-11 p.m.a lunch, water, binoculars and any other personal items river. We will paddle from Aker’s Ferry to Pulltite strokes, safety and rescue techniques and have a Wednesday May 18 8-11 p.m.they may need. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are access. View the scenic bluffs, observe wildlife, lot of fun. Class size is limited. Fee covers all four Wednesday June 15 8-11 p.m.provided. Advance registration is required. and explore a cave! This 10-mile float is suitable classes. Participants must be able to swim. Parents are Wednesday July 20 8-11 p.m.Call 314-615-8472. for beginners. Camping is available near the put-in, encouraged to help. Boats and equipment are provided. Wednesday Aug. 17 8-11 p.m.Thursday March 17 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and lodging is available in Salem, Mo. Advanced Advance registration is required. Visit www.alpineshop. Free admission$30 per person registration and payment are required. com to register or call 314-775-2142. EVENING DINNER WALK OR RIDEALPINE SHOP Call 314-775-2142 or visit www.alpineshop.com. Saturday June 18 and 25 3-5 p.m. on Grant’s Trail (All Ages)OUTDOOR ADVENTURE FESTIVAL Sunday May 22 9:30 a.m. Saturday Aug. 6 and 13 4-6 p.m. These hikes and rides are a great way to satisfy yourat Creve Coeur Park Sunday June 5 9:30 a.m. $95 per person body and soul. After an enjoyable self-guided hike or(All Ages) $35 per person (two people per canoe) INTERMEDIATE KAYAKING bike ride participants gather for a hot dinner right offCome on out to the area’s biggest on the water BASIC KAYAK COURSE at Simpson Park (Ages 13+) the grill. Meet at the Reavis Barracks Trailhead. Feeoutdoor sports festival. Alpine Shop will have over a at Simpson Park (Ages 13+) This Alpine Shop intermediate kayak course includes meal and lemonade. Advance registration andhundred different kayaks and canoes to test paddle, an Alpine Shop’s ACA-certified instructors will instruct concentrates on safety issues for all paddlers. payment is required. Call 314-775-2142 or visit www.assortment of bikes to try, and lots of demonstrations participants in the basics of kayaking. After only four Techniques taught include self-rescue, rope usage alpineshop.com.and exhibits. Meet at the Tremayne Shelter. For details hours on the water, participants will be kayaking. No and paddle floats. Students will continue to develop Wednesday May 4 6:30 p.m.call 314-775-2142 or visit www.alpineshop.com. experience is necessary to learn how to kayak, but the strokes learned in the basic class. Boats and Wednesday May 11 6:30 p.m.Saturday-Sunday May 14-15 10 a.m.-5 p.m. participants must know how to swim. This course is a equipment are provided. All participants must be able Wednesday May 18 6:30 p.m.$5 demo fee prerequisite for intermediate and advanced kayaking. to swim and get wet. Students must provide their own $12 per personALPINE SHOP PADDLE DEMOS It teaches the basic strokes needed in flat or white snacks, drinking water, hat, sunscreen and eyeglass $6 per child (age 12 and younger)at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages) water but emphasizes kayak touring. Participants will retainers. Meet at the Blue Heron Shelter. Advanced BREAKFAST BIKE RIDENow, you don’t have to worry about buying a boat meet at the Blue Heron Shelter. Boats and equipment registration is required. Call 314-775-2142 or visit at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages)before you paddle it. Call to request the specific boat are provided. Students must provide their own snacks, www.alpineshop.com. Ride the trail link at Creve Coeur Park to the Katy Trail,you’re looking for, or just join us and paddle in one of drinking water, hat, sunscreen and eyeglass retainers. Saturday July 9 Noon-4 p.m. then follow the Katy into historic St. Charles. An all-you-the many great water crafts available. Paddle demos Advance registration is required. Visit www.alpineshop. Saturday July 16 Noon-4 p.m. can-eat breakfast will be served at the Winery of theare held on Wednesdays with the exception of June 15, com to register or call 314-775-2142. Saturday July 23 Noon-4 p.m. Little Hills in historic downtown St. Charles. ParticipantsJune 22, Aug. 3 and Sept. 14. Register online at Saturday June 4 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday July 30 Noon-4 p.m. will meet at the Lakehouse Restaurant in Creve Coeurwww.alpineshop.com to request a specific model or Saturday June 4 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 6 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Park. Helmets are required for bikers age 16 andcall 314-775-2142. Saturday June 18 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday Aug. 13 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. younger. Bikers should bring plenty of water. AdvanceWednesdays May 18-Sept. 21 5-8 p.m. Saturday June 18 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 20 Noon-4 p.m. registration is required. Call 314-615-8472.Free admission Saturday June 25 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 per person Saturday May 14 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday June 25 12:30-2:30 p.m. $20 per personFULL MOON PADDLE Saturday July 9 9:30-11:30 a.m.at Creve Coeur Park (Ages 7+) Saturday July 16 9:30-11:30 a.m. BICYCLE RODEO AND SAFETY DAYEnjoy a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on Creve Saturday July 23 9:30-11:30 a.m. (All Ages)Coeur Lake after hours by the light of the moon. Fee Saturday July 30 9:30-11:30 a.m. Participants test their bike handling skills on ourincludes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, Saturday Aug. 6 2-4 p.m. obstacle course while learning new safety tips.beverage, and a bonfire complete with marshmallows. Saturday Aug. 13 2-4 p.m. After the rodeo, riders can take their bikes out onPaddling sessions are available at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 20 9:30-11:30 a.m. our beautiful trails to practice what they’ve learned.Meet at the Tremayne Shelter. Advance registration is $35 per person Helmets are required for bikers age 16 and younger.required. Call 314-615-8472. Call 314-615-8472.Friday May 20 7-8:30 p.m. FULL MOON PADDLE Cliff Cave ParkFriday May 20 8:30-10 p.m. at Simpson Park (Ages 7+) Saturday May 21 8:30-11:30 a.m.Friday July 15 7-8:30 p.m. This is a rare opportunity to paddle a canoe on Simpson ParkFriday July 15 8:30-10 p.m. Simpson Lake after hours by the light of the full moon. Saturday June 18 9 a.m.-noon$25 per canoe Fee includes canoe rental, all-you-can-eat hot dogs, Spanish Lake Park beverage, and a bonfire complete with marshmallows. Meet at the Blue Heron Shelter. Advance registration is DIDYOUKNOW? Tuesday Aug. 2 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free admission required. Call 314-615-8472. Simpson park bears the name of the Friday June 17 7-8:30 p.m. Simpson Company, which produces Friday June 17 8:30-10 p.m. Meramec sand, gravel and asphalt. Friday Aug. 12 7-8:30 p.m. The company, located in St. Louis, Mo., Friday Aug. 12 8:30-10 p.m. donated half of the original acreage for the $25 per canoe park in 1976.14 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 15. BASIC MOTORCYCLE RIDER COURSEat Queeny Park (Ages 15 ½+) OUTDOORSKILLS INTRO TO ARCHERY at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 8-15) DISCOVER SNORKELING at Kennedy Recreation Complex (Ages 10+)An ideal way to learn basic control, riding skills to street THE COMPLETE GPS COURSE Learn the basics of archery from equipment to shooting This exciting new program offers an introduction to thestrategies, special situations and accident-avoidance at Queeny Park (All Ages) skills. Join the South County Archers at Jefferson fun of snorkeling. Classes provided by Y-Kiki certifiedmaneuvers. A minimum of five hours classroom Participants will learn to get the most out of their GPS Barracks and give archery a try. All bows, arrows and divers. Snorkeling gear is provided. Call 314-615-5572.instruction prepares the student for at least 10 hours of units. Personal GPS units are required. Class will meet targets are provided. Class size is limited. Advance Sunday June 26 9:30-11 a.m.practical riding in a controlled, off-street environment. at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex. After the registration is required. Class will meet at the Archery Sunday July 17 9:30-11 a.m.The instructors are certified by the Motorcycle class, participants will venture into the woods and Shelter in Jefferson Barracks Park. Sunday Aug. 14 9:30-11 a.m.Safety Foundation and the Missouri Motorcycle navigate by GPS. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8472. $30 per personSafety Program. Students must furnish protective Call 314-615-4FUN (4386). Saturday June 11 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday March 19 10 a.m.-2 p.m. TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMSequipment and assume financial responsibility for Saturday July 16 9-10:30 a.m. $10 per person at Greensfelder Park (Ages 11+)injuries. Motorcycles are provided by dealer sponsors. Saturday Aug. 20 9-10:30 a.m. St. Louis County Parks offers two team-buildingCompletion of this course eliminates the driving portion LEGEND OF LONE ELK PARK (All Ages) $5 per person programs. The Alpine Tower is a 50-foot tall structureof your Missouri motorcycle driver’s license. Advance A park naturalist will guide hikers on the White Bison INTERMEDIATE ARCHERY that presents the same challenges as rock climbing orregistration is required. Call 314-615-8472. Trail to observe the elk, deer, bison and other wildlife at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 8+) a high-ropes course. The Team Challenge Course is aMonday/Tuesday April 11-12 8 a.m.-5 p.m. that call Lone Elk Park home. Hikers will encounter Join the South County Archers and improve your series of elements constructed of logs, cables, ropesMonday/Tuesday May 23-24 8 a.m.-5 p.m. steep rocky trails. Advance registration is required. archery skills for both hunting and tournament shooting. and trees. Private groups may schedule a five-hourMonday/Tuesday June 6-7 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 314-615-8472. Participants will learn proper shooting form, fit of experience to build team cooperation. Program datesMonday/Tuesday June 20-21 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday March 20 1-3 p.m. equipment and how to increase target success. Class are available March through October. Contact MaggieMonday/Tuesday July 18-19 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday May 22 1-3 p.m. size is limited. Advance registration is required. Class Kenny at 314-615-8826 or mkenny@stlouisco.com.Monday/Tuesday Aug. 8-9 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $3 per person will meet at the Archery Shelter in Jefferson Barracks $25 per person$215 per person GEOCACHING 101 Park. Call 314-615-8472. 30/30 HIKES PROGRAM (All Ages)FULL MOON BIKE RIDE AND WALK at Queeny Park (All Ages) Saturday June 11 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Enjoy 30 St. Louis County Park trails that takeat Creve Coeur Park (All Ages) Learn about Geocaching at the Greensfelder Saturday July 16 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. approximately 30 minutes to walk. This programExplore the trails of Creve Coeur Lake by foot or bike Recreation Complex in Queeny Park. After the class, a Saturday Aug. 20 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. encourages individuals, families, Scouts and otherat this unusual after-hours program. Fee includes a field exercise will help participants locate caches in the $5 per person. groups to get those 30 minutes of exercise that arebonfire with marshmallows and an all-you-can-eat hot park. Advance registration is required. UPLAND PRAIRIE WALK so critical for good health. Get the master map and 30dog roast. Each person must have a flashlight; bikers Call 314-615-8481. at Fort Belle Fontaine Park (All Ages) individual maps online at www.stlouisco.com/parks.need to have a mounted light on their bike. Helmets Saturday April 23 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join Park Naturalist Dennis Hogan as he explores You can get a punch card for free or the map packetare required for bikers age 16 and younger. Advance $10 per person the wonders of an upland prairie and wetland habitat for $10 at the Affton or St. Vincent Community Centers;registration is required. Call 314-615-8472. BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATION in St. Louis County Parks’ historic hidden jewel, Fort Greensfelder, Kennedy or North County RecreationFriday May 20 7-10 p.m. (MAP, COMPASS & GPS) Belle Fontaine. This program is free for members of Complexes; the Clayton office, Laumeier Sculpture ParkFriday July 15 7-10 p.m. at Greensfelder Park (Ages 18+) the Friends of Fort Belle Fontaine Park. No advance or Faust Park. Once all 30 sites are visited and card is$5 per person Learn to be confident of your position while traveling in registration is necessary. Call 314-615-5270. punched, participants will be able to turn in their cardFULL MOON BIKE RIDE AND WALK the wilderness whether on or off trail with a map and Saturday June 18 10 a.m. and receive a 30/30 Hikes patch. Call 314-615-8822.at Simpson Park (All Ages) compass. Join an experienced Alpine Shop instructor $3 per personExplore the trail around Simpson Lake by the light of the for a class session and practical hike. Learn thefull moon. Fee includes a bonfire with marshmallows basics of GPS, map reading, compass selection, routeand an all-you-can-eat hot dog roast and beverage. selection, lost position procedures and travel efficiency.Each person must have a flashlight; bikers need to have Call 314-775-2142 or visit www.alpineshop.com.a mounted light on their bike. Helmets are required Saturday May 14 1-5 p.m.for bikers age 16 and younger. Advance registration is Saturday June 25 1-5 p.m.required. Call 314-615-8472. $20 per personFriday June 17 7-10 p.m.Friday Aug. 12 7-10 p.m. INTRODUCTION TO ORIENTEERING$5 per person (All Ages) Orienteering is an exciting outdoor sport where you navigate using a map and compass to find a series of markers scattered throughout the forest or field. Course is designed to introduce the novice to the sport DIDYOUKNOW? of orienteering. All materials and supplies are included. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-4386. Junior RangerCreve Coeur Lake was formed several Jefferson Barracks candidates have funthousand years ago when a meander loop Saturday May 21 8-11 a.m. exploring St. Louisof the Missouri River was cut off. Queeny Park County Parks’The original lake varied in depth from 10 to Saturday Aug. 20 8-11 a.m. historical, cultural, and30 feet and covered over 400 acres. Until $6 per person natural resources whilethe mid-20th century a smaller lake was earning theirlocated to the west of the big lake. It was Jr. Ranger Badge.called the Upper or Little Creve Coeur Lake.In the late 1800s, Jacob Studt, a localfarmer and general store owner, built thefirst of several hotels, dance pavilions andboat houses on the Upper Lake. In 1889, heoffered the grounds and a subsidy for theannual County Fair, which was held there Check our website for details at www.stlouisco.com/parksfor approximately 30 years. SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 15
  • 16. MUSIC + MOVIES MUSIC at Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages) FAIRS&FESTIVALS DIDYOUKNOW? FAIRS & This is the third year for Music + Movies at the ART FAIR Art Fair at Laumeier is a nationally Laumeier Outdoor Music Amphitheatre (LOMA). Enjoy at Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages) acclaimed fine art and craft fair. Over FESTIVALS a summer blockbuster movie paired with a local band Mother’s Day Weekend! The 24th annual Art Fair at 14,000 visitors – mostly families – providing pre-movie entertainment. Music starts at Laumeier heralds the beginning of spring and brings attend the annual event.MUSIC 7 p.m., followed by the movie at 8:30 p.m. 150 juried artists and 15,000 visitors to the Park. This At Art Fair, visitors can choose from a Call 314-615-5278 or visit www.laumeier.org for the combination of talent and a beautiful setting makes theWORLD WAR II CANTEEN DANCE variety of creative and original works of movie/music line-up. Art Fair the best Mother’s Day event in St. Louis. Food,at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 18+) art from artists from across the country. Friday June 3 7 p.m. music, artist demonstrations and the Creation LocationDance to Big Band music from the World War II era. for children make the event complete. Call 314-615-5278 Friday June 10 7 p.m.Grant Shelter doors open at 5 p.m. with music starting or visit www.laumeier.org for details. Friday June 17 7 p.m.at 7 p.m. and playing until 11 p.m. Refreshments will Friday May 6 6-10 p.m. Friday June 24 7 p.m.be available at reasonable prices. Tickets are $10 in Saturday May 7 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admissionadvance and $15 at the door. Tables for 8 or 10 people Sunday May 8 10 a.m.-5 p.m.must be reserved in advance only. Tickets can be SUMMER CONCERT SERIES $8 per person (ages 12+)purchased at the Visitor Center or by calling at Faust Park (All Ages) $5 per person (ages 6-11)314-544-5714. Presented by Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Free admission (ages 5 and younger)Michael Lacy and His New Orleans Swing Band Grab your lawn chairs and meet your neighbors atSaturday April 16 7-11 p.m. Faust Park this summer. Park free near the concert area FAUST FINE ARTS AND FOLK FESTIVAL$10 per person in advance via the north entrance. The first concert of the season at Faust Park (All Ages)$15 per person at the door offers free birthday cake and fireworks. Concessions Fine artists and crafters will display their art together at will be available for purchase. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Faust Park. Find your favorite oil and acrylic paintings,BLUES ON THE MISSISSIPPI sculpture, baskets, jewelry, pen and ink and more. All concerts are on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. No concertat Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages) Period artisans will display traditional crafts such as on July 5. Call the Chesterfield Chamber of CommerceThe 16th annual rendition of Blues on the Mississippi pottery, rug hooking and silhouette cutting. This is truly at 636-532-3399 or Faust Park at 314-615-8328. In addition to the artwork, food andwill feature four concerts on Fridays in June. Gates a unique festival involving traditional art with fine art. Bob Kuban Band June 7 drink from a variety of vendors andopen at 7 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be Music, refreshments and food will be available. Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes Duo June 14 exciting music and entertainment roundavailable at reasonable prices. Single concert tickets Call Tonya at 314-615-8482 or e-mail at toconnell@ Trilogy June 21 out the Fair.or 10-pack tickets will be available at the gate. Bring stlouisco.com. Spectrum June 28a lawn chair or blanket and experience America’s Saturday-Sunday May 14-15 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Creation Location on Saturday and Non-Stop Band July 12original musical art form – the Blues! All concerts are $75 for a 10-foot by 10-foot space Sunday provides hands-on art activities FanFare July 19from 8-11 p.m. $2 per person general admission for children and demonstrations by both Ralph Butler Band July 26Call 314-615-5572. performing and visual artists. Sound Judgement Aug. 2 ELMWOOD DAYAlvin Jett June 3 Billy Peek Aug. 9 at King Park (All Ages) Art of the Vine, the Art Fair’s wineMarcell Strong June 10 Yessir Aug. 16 This family-friendly neighborhood event celebrates the tasting event takes place on FridayPatti and the Hitmen June 17 Free admission community’s annual Elmwood Day. Festivities will run evening from 6-10 p.m. The separateSoulard Blues Band June 24Same great entertainment … new lower prices! JB BLAST all day and include games, activities and music. Come admission charge of $12 provides$7 per person (ages 12+) at Jefferson Barracks enjoy the fun. Call 314-615-8788 unlimited wine tastings from areaFree admission (ages 11 and younger) A patriotic celebration of our nation’s independence. Saturday Aug. 13 8 a.m.-8 p.m. wineries.$60 for 10-pack tickets Perfect for the whole family. Free admission Membership bonus: Members pay only Friday July 1 7 p.m. $10 for the wine tasting, and for 2011,OLDIES BY THE RIVER CONCERT Free admission members will receive a buy one, get oneat Jefferson Barracks Park(All Ages) BLUEGRASS CONCERT free special!Groove to the sounds of the 60s and 70s at the Oldies by at the Farm at Suson Park (All Ages)the River concert series. Bring your lawn chair, blanket Enjoy an evening at Suson Park’s farm while listeningand bug spray. Gates open at 7 p.m. Refreshments and to the sounds of George Portz and the Friends ofsnacks will be available at reasonable prices. Single Bluegrass. Bring your lawn chair or blanket andconcert or 10-pack tickets will be available to purchase bug spray. Coolers are allowed, but please, no glass containers. Concessions will be available at reasonable MARCHat the gate. All concerts are from 8-11 p.m. MARCHCall 314-615-5572.Elvis Live with Steve Davis June 4 prices. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available at the gate. Call 314-615-5572. 1–31 1–31Ticket to the Beatles June 11 Saturday July 9 7-9 p.m.Sh Boom June 18 $5 per person (ages 12+)The Fabulous Motown Revue June 25 Free admission (ages 11 and younger)Same great entertainment … new lower prices!$7 per person ( ages 12+)Free admission (ages 11 and younger)$60 for 10-pack tickets 6 R S KL D 0 6 D FKV  2OLYH %OYG 6RSKLD 0 6DFKV &KHVWHUILHOG 02   2OLYH %OYG 
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  • 19. THIS FREE FAMILY DAYS at Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages) BLAST OFF FOR FUN (Ages 7-12) Learn how to build and launch your own model rocket TIGER CUB, BEAR OR WOLF PROGRAMS (Ages 6+) & Families are invited to attend Laumeier’s Free Family with a St. Louis County Park Ranger. Participants will Tiger Cubs will fulfill “Visiting a Museum” (1G) Days with hands-on activities to spark the imagination learn how rockets are built, launched and recovered. and “Making a Model Boat or Plane” (Elective 17) THAT and inspire creativity for children of all ages. Model rocket kit, supplies and launch equipment will requirements. Bear Scouts will fulfill “Research a While at Laumeier you can enjoy Music+Movies. be provided. Students will build their own rockets on Famous American” (3B) and “Visit a National RegistryARTEDUCATION Call 314-615-5269 or visit www.laumeier.org. the first day and launch the rockets on the second day. Site” (3D) requirements. Wolves will fulfill “Visiting a Friday June 10 6-8 p.m. Students should bring a lunch for the first day only. Museum” (4f) and “Building Models” (5g, 5h and 5i).ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Friday June 24 6-8 p.m. Advance registration is required. Call 314-615-8472. Classes are limited to 22 scouts.at Laumeier Sculpture Park (Ages 4+) Free admission Lone Elk Park Tiger CubArt classes and workshops for children and adults Thursday June 2 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Second Saturday March-May 9 a.m.are designed to help participants gain a greaterappreciation and understanding of art and develop SCOUT&YOUTH GROUP Buder Park Friday June 3 8 a.m.-noon Bear Second Saturday March-May 10:30 a.m.artistic skills and talent for self-expression. Newclasses are available for parents, or grandparents, PROGRAMS $25 per person Wolf The St. Louis County Department of Parks and Second Saturday March-May Noonand children to take together! Spring classes begin in LEARN TO CANOE FOR SCOUTS Recreation offers a wide variety of programs designed $20 per class and $3 per scoutMarch. Summer classes begin in June and run through at Simpson Park (Ages 9-13) for groups. The Scout programs listed below fulfill all $4 per adult, two free leaders.July. Call 314-615-5269 or visit www.laumeier.org. Join a St. Louis County Park Ranger and learn how to necessary requirements to earn the appropriate canoe. Scouts will learn basic canoe strokes; how to TRAVELER’S BADGE FOR WEBELOS (Ages 8+)THE RED THREAD KICK OFF badge and are also available to non-scout groups. keep the canoe upright and what to do if things do not Scouts will fulfill all the requirements to complete theat Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages) For information on special request programs go as planned. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are entire Traveler’s Badge. Class is limited to 22 scouts.Connecting communities through the Arts. Join us call 314-615-8472 or e-mail at dhogan@stlouisco.com. provided. Scouts should plan on getting wet and wear Third Saturday March-May 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.for an afternoon of art activities including handmade Special Request Scout Badge Programs appropriate shoes and clothes. Advance registration is $20 per class and $3 per scouthats, personalized mittens, collaborative weaving, A wide variety of Scout badge programs can be required. Call 314-615-8472. $4 per adult, 2 free leaders.storytelling and an opportunity to benefit the arranged to meet your group’s schedule. Wednesday June 15 10-11:30 a.m.community. Knitters and the general public are invited Programs include: MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOP (Ages 6+) Wednesday June 15 Noon-1:30 p.m.to work on their own projects or create items for Junior Girl Scouts: Earth Connections-Ecology, Hiker, A high-energy, interactive science workshop to help Wednesday June 15 2-3:30 p.m.donation to local charities. Call 314-615-5269 or visit Learn to Canoe, Wildlife, Rocks Rock, Finding Your Way. Scouts earn their patch in one visit! Class is limited to $8 per scoutwww.laumeier.org. Brownies: Watching Wildlife, Eco-Explorer. 22 scouts.Saturday April 16 1-4 p.m. Webelos: Forester, Geologist, Naturalist. SCOUT PROGRAMS Saturday April 30 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.Free admission Bear Cub Scout: Water and Soil Conservation, Farm at the Museum of Transportation $8 per scout, $4 per adult Animals, Tying It All Up. (All Ranks of Scouts)PRESCHOOL ARTS AND CRAFTSat the Carousel in Faust Park (Ages 3-5) Wolf Cub Scout: Birds, Tie It Right, Fishing and Discounted miniature train and trolley tickets are available. $2 per Scout when making original SPECIAL EVENTSPreschoolers will enjoy weeks of fun arts-and-craftsprojects. Each day will feature a different project. Archery. In addition to the above mentioned badges the Parks reservation during seasonal operation. Advance FOR KIDS Department offers the following fun activities for registration is required. Payment is due upon FUN FRIDAY PUPPET SHOWSParents will assist their children to create each craft. Scouts and youth organizations: caving, fossil hunts, registration. Private classes may be offered on days off at the Carousel in Faust Park (All Ages)Fee includes supplies and carousel ride after program. ice sledding, birding, nature hikes, learn to fish, wildlife from school or half-days. Call 314-965-6885, ext. 5, or The St. Louis Carousel has put the Fun back in Fridays.Class size is limited. Advance registration is required and much more. visit www.museumstlouis.org. Children and parents will enjoy these entertainingand will be accepted after May 1 at the Carousel GiftShop or by calling 314-615-8383. SCOUT AND JUNIOR TRAVEL CASES puppet shows and a complimentary twirl on the CUB SCOUT FISHING BADGETuesday-Wednesday July 5-6 10:30 a.m. Scouts will learn about transportation history, use math Carousel. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Stop by the at Suson Park (Ages 8-9)Tuesday-Wednesday July 12-13 10:30 a.m. skills, read maps and follow directional instructions as St. Louis Carousel Gift Shop to purchase tickets or Everyone loves to go fishing! Scouts will learn to tieTuesday-Wednesday July 19-20 10:30 a.m. they navigate around the park. Brownie Girl Scouts can call 314-615-8383. knots, take fish off the hook and fish in a safe manner.Tuesday-Wednesday July 26-27 10:30 a.m. earn the “Math Fun” and “Travel Right” Try-Its. Boy Fridays March 18 and 25 10-10:30 a.m. Fishing poles, bait, tackle, safety instructions and a$10 per child/parent per class Scouts can fulfill requirement 1G with this activity. $6 per person; children age 12 months and younger are great place to fish are provided. Meet at the Spindler $3 per scout; $4 per adult free with a paid adult admissionFREE DOCENT-LED TOURS Shelter. Space is limited. Advance reservation is required. Call 314-615-8472. $15 fee for Travel Case rental (per every 10 scouts) FARM FRIDAYSat Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages)Bring your walking shoes and meet in front of the Wednesday April 13 4:30-6 p.m. BROWNIES at Suson Park (Ages 3-10)Museum Shop for a free, one-hour guided tour of the Wednesday April 20 4:30-6 p.m. Brownies will learn about force and motion with hands- What a perfect way to experience all the fun at SusonLaumeier Sculpture Park outdoor collection. Wednesday April 27 4:30-6 p.m. on activities that are related to “things that move.” Park – at Farm Fridays! Go on a barn tour, take aCall 314-615-5278 or visit www.laumeier.org. $5 per scout Class is limited to 22 scouts. hayride around the park, get your face painted, ride aGeneral Tour First Saturday March-May 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. pony, and play on an awesome playground. Advanced YOUTH ARCHERYSunday May 1 2 p.m. $20 per class and $3 per scout registration is recommended. Groups over 10 must at Buder Park (Ages 8-15)Geometric Abstraction $4 per adult, two free leaders register three weeks prior to date of event. Call 314- Learn the basics of target archery from a Park Ranger.Sunday May 15 2 p.m. 615-8822. All equipment is provided. Class also satisfies BearGeneral Tour Friday April 15 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Junior Girl Scout badge requirements. Class sizeSunday June 5 2 p.m. Friday May 20 10 a.m.-1 p.m. is limited. Advance registration is required. Meet at theWomen Artists Friday June 17 10 a.m.-1 p.m. archery range at Buder Park. Call 314-615-8472.Sunday June 19 2 p.m. $6 per person ($8 at the door or less than 3 weeks prior Wednesday April 13 4-5:30 p.m.General Tour to date of event.) Wednesday April 27 4-5:30 p.m.Sunday July 3 2 p.m. Tuesday May 10 4-5:30 p.m. EASTER EGG HUNTEarthworks and Site Works Tuesday May 24 4-5:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Community Center (Ages 4-8)Sunday July 17 2 p.m. $5 per scout The Easter Bunny has left hundreds of eggs filled withGeneral Tour prizes in St. Vincent Park. Families should meet on theSunday Aug. 7 2 p.m. Water Park parking lot. Call 314-615-8788.Architecture and Space Saturday April 16 1-3 p.m.Sunday Aug. 21 2 p.m. $3 per personFree admission SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 17
  • 20. THIS TWICE AS NICE FLEA MARKETS at North County Recreation Complex (All Ages) CAMP JACKSON at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages) HISTORY HAYRIDES at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages) & Clean out the closet and basement; bring in the The Sesquicentennial anniversary commemorates the Follow the stories of a guide while enjoying a long, antiques or sell your handmade crafts. Vendors must 150 years since the Civil War tore this nation into two leisurely hayride through the historic post of Jefferson THAT register in advance. Concessions will be sold. separate entities. The 1861 Camp Jackson incident Barracks. Learn what was where, when it was there Call 314-615-8840. was the conflict closest to St. Louis and involved and who used it when they were stationed at the post.MAD SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS Saturday March 19 8 a.m.-3 p.m. secessionist militia and federal troops. The weekend Periods covered range from 1826 through World War II.at the Carousel in Faust Park (Ages 3-5) Saturday April 16 8 a.m.-3 p.m. begins on Saturday with living history camps, which For more information or to make reservations, callMad Science brings their fun and educational $10 per table for vendors teach visitors about the uniforms, weapons and 314-544-6224 or e-mail mkollbaum@stlouisco.com.programs to the St. Louis Carousel for eight weeks. Free general admission equipment used in the Civil War. A battle re-enactment Saturday July 16 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.These programs allow pre-schoolers to perform will take place on Sunday. Call 314-544-6224 or e-mail Sunday July 17 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.experiments, participate in demonstrations and have THEATER WORKSHOPS FOR SCOUTS mkollbaum@stlouisco.com for details. $7 per person; children on adult lap are freea take home item at the end of the program. Both child at the Museum of Transportation (Ages 6+) Friday-Sunday April 29-May 1and adult will receive a ride on the St. Louis Carousel Brownies may earn the “Puppets, Dolls & Plays” Try-it ICE GRASS SLEDDING FOR EVERYONE Free admissionfollowing the program. Advanced registration is and Boy Scouts will complete Tiger Scouts elective at Sioux Passage Park (Ages 7+)required. Purchase 7 classes and attend the 8th class 36. Program includes general museum admission, MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST WALK A unique way to have fun and cool off on a hot summerfree! Stop by the St. Louis Carousel Gift Shop to reserve the hands-on workshop, and a ticket to the puppet at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages) day! Slide down our “giant hill” on a block of ice. Ana spot or call 314-615-8383. show at 10 a.m. Call 314-965-6885, ext. 5, or visit www. Treat mom to a fantastic breakfast prepared in the great icy treat will be provided along with cold drinks. PleaseThursdays June 16-Aug. 4 10:30-11:30 a.m. museumstlouis.org for details. outdoors. Take an easy morning walk on the paved trail wear old clothes, bring a carpet square or large towel$10 per class Saturday March 26 9 a.m.; 11 a.m. before enjoying a breakfast of sausage, French toast, for your ice. Advance registration is required. $8 per scout, $4 per adult. fresh fruit, pastries and beverages. Meet at Leuthauser Call 314-615-8840.SPLASH MANIA Shelter. Advance payment and registration is required. Saturday July 23 1-3 p.m.at Kennedy Recreation Complex (Ages 5-12) PARK RANGER NIGHT HIKE SERIES Call for 314-775-2142 or visit www.alpineshop.com for $8 per personTime to cool off, the fun way, at Splash Mania! Amazing at Cliff Cave Park (All Ages) details.Kid Adventures is getting a makeover. The event will Come and explore Cliff Cave Park with a one of a kind NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Sunday May 8 8:30-10:30 a.m.be moved to Kennedy Recreation Complex and will be night hike led by everybody’s favorite park ranger. Come at Spanish Lake Park (All Ages) $10 per personfocused around the “Cool, Wet, Water!” See how fast prepared to be out numbered by wildlife. Bring water, Join the St. Louis County Park Rangers and celebrate $5 per child (age 12 and younger)you can go down the 100 foot slippery slope, try your flashlight and insect repellent. Advance registration is National Night Out with your friends and neighbors athand at ice grass sledding, pool games galore, and required. Call 314-615-8472. AMAZING HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT Spanish Lake Park. Enjoy a hayride around the park ormuch more! This is an all-weather event and there are Friday April 1 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks (Ages 18+) take a relaxing canoe ride on the lake. All canoe safetyno refunds. Advanced registration is recommended. $5 per person Discover some of Jefferson Barracks hidden treasures equipment is provided. No advance registration is(Advance registration is required for groups of 10 or on this historic scavenger hunt. Work in teams of 2 to necessary. Call 314-615-8472. WALKING TOURSmore people.) Call 314-615-8822. 4 players, or hunt by yourself. Clues lead to the hidden Tuesday Aug. 2 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)Friday July 22 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. treasures. Program starts at Jefferson Barracks Free admission Put on your hiking shoes and take a guided tour of$7 per person ($9 at the door or after June 24) Visitors Center. Advance registration is required. Jefferson Barracks’ historic park. This up-close and FREEDOM RIVER WALK Call 314-544-6224 or e-mail mkollbaum@stlouisco.com personal look at the old Army Post requires walking at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages) for more information.SPECIAL EVENTS through diverse terrain for about two miles. Advance Saturday May 21 10 a.m. Bring your family and friends down to the FreedomFOR EVERYONE registration is suggested. Call 314-544-6224 or e-mail mkollbaum@stlouiisco.com. $28 per team River Walk. The event includes a commemorative walk on the trail, informational booths, music and specialTRIVIA NIGHT Sunday April 9 1 p.m., 3 p.m. CLIFF CAVE CAPERS (Ages 7+) guests followed by a service for the sacrifices of 9/11.at the Museum of Transportation (All Ages) $5 per person Explore Cliff Cave with a park ranger. Learn about the A prize is awarded for the most patriotic attire. T-shirtsTrivia Night at the Museum of Transportation is more cave’s history, geology and see the animals that call given to first 200 participants. Meet at the South trail WORLD WAR II WEEKENDthan facts and figures. Spend an exciting night with the cave home. Participants should be prepared to get head on Hancock Road. Event is co-sponsored by at Jefferson Barracks Park (All Ages)family and friends competing against other teams for wet and muddy. A flashlight is required. No sandals or South County Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis VA Everyone will enjoy strolling through the military campsthe title of Kings of the Esoteric. Event includes silent open-toed shoes. Advance registration is required. Medical Center and St. Louis County Parks. and talking with re-enactors representing the troops ofauction items, mulligans, attendance prizes, cash Call 314-615-8472. Call Donna Schumann at 314-894-6800 or Herman Lugge the U.S., British, Canadian, Soviet and German armiesprizes, raffles, soda and popcorn. Proceeds benefit the Saturday June 11 10-11:30 a.m. at 314-894-6644 for details. of WWII. The weekend begins on Friday with toursrestoration of the Chicago & Northwestern No. 1015. Saturday June 11 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 10 9 a.m.-noon available in the living history camps from 1 to 3 p.m.Call 314-615-8212. Saturday Aug. 27 10-11:30 a.m. Free admission Learn about the uniforms, weapons and equipment.Saturday March 19 6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 27 1-2:30 p.m. Battles re-enactments will take place on Saturday and LIVING HISTORY HAYRIDES$20 per person (Maximum of 10 people per table) $5 per person. Sunday. A fun and educational event for the entire at Jefferson Barracks (All Ages)PIWACKET THEATRE PERFORMANCES family. For information call 314-544-6224 or e-mail YAPPY HOUR Enjoy a hayride through historic Jefferson Barracksat the Museum of Transportation (All Ages) mkollbaum@stlouisco.com. at Laumeier Sculpture Park (All Ages) with re-enactor vignettes throughout the park. TheThe Museum of Transportation is a great place to enjoy Friday-Sunday April 15-17 Bring your dog to Laumeier for an evening of fun! re-enactors will explain their time period, uniformsa theater performance; then visit our large collection Free admission Purchase dinner and refreshments from a range of and equipment during each stop. Space is limited.of artifacts! Reservations are required. Tickets will not vendors and enjoy free activities, demonstrations and Advanced reservation is required. Call 314-544-6224 or FAMILY CAMPOUT AT LONE ELK PARKbe held and are non-refundable. Admission includes competitions for you and your dog. Visit Laumeier’s new e-mail mkollbaum@stlouisco.com for details. (All Ages)a theater ticket, general museum admission, and artist-created trail designed to be experienced from Saturday Sept. 10 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Gather the family, pack the gear and head to Lone Elka miniature train and trolley ride during seasonal the dog’s perspective. Call 314-615-5278 or visit www. Sunday Sept. 11 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Park for an overnight campout. Fee includes dinner andoperation. Purchase online at www.museumstlouis.org. laumeier.org for details. $7 per person; children on adult lap are free breakfast prepared over an open fire along with funGoldilocks and the Three Bears Thursday June 23 5-8 p.m. family activities. Campout is held at the White-tail DeerFriday March 18 10 a.m. Thursday July 28 5-8 p.m. Shelter. Advance registration is required.Piwacket Puppet Jamboree Thursday Aug. 25 5-8 p.m. Call 314-615-8472.Friday April 15 10 a.m. Free admission Friday/Saturday April 22-23 6 p.m.-noonJack and the Beanstalk $25 per personFriday May 20 10 a.m.$6 per TMA members$8 per adult (ages 13-64)$6 per child (ages 1-12)18 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1
  • 21. SPECIAL EVENTS PARTY BRIDGE INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTION SCAVENGE THROUGH THE NIGHT LAUMEIER STYLE – ADULTS ONLY (Ages 21+) FULL MOON ICE GRASS SLEDDING FOR ADULTSFOR ADULTS at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+) Make art an adventure! Search for items and clues on at Sioux Passage Park (Ages 21+)BINGO AND LUNCH Learn to play your hand more skillfully. Participants a scavenger list. Evening starts with dinner at Ice grass sled under the full moon. Lanterns will lightat North County Recreation Complex (Ages 45+) should have the basic skill of bridge. Advance 7 p.m. Then, the hunt begins. Prizes are awarded to the huge hill. Snacks will be provided. ParticipantsCome and play social bingo! Join us for fellowship registration is required. Call St. Louis Community the best teams. Participants will meet at Laumeier’s may bring their own drinks. Please wear old comfyand bingo once a month with lunch provided. Receive College at Meramec at 314-984-7777 to register. west entrance parking lot. A flashlight, notepad and clothes and bring a carpet square or towel. Advancetwo bingo cards and the opportunity to win fun prizes. Tuesday April 5-May 17 2:45-4:45 p.m. pencil are required. Participants must provide their own registration is required. Call 314-615-8840.Advanced registration is required. Call 314-615-8840. Wednesday April 6-May 18 6:45-8:45 p.m. beverage. Advance registration is required. Saturday Aug. 13 6:30-9:30 p.m.Friday March 18 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $65 per person Call 314-615-8481. $10 per person$7 per person Saturday May 21 7-10 p.m. DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS $16 per personADULT EGG HUNT at Affton Community Center (Ages 18+)at Jefferson Barracks Park (Ages 18+) This dog obedience class is taught by experts from TWILIGHT ICE GRASS SLEDDING AND DIDYOUKNOW?Don’t miss this unique Adults Only egg hunt. Search St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Please do DINNER FOR ADULTS not bring dog to first day of class. All dogs must be at at Sioux Passage Park (Ages 21+) Early explorers passed the present park site250 acres of Jefferson Barracks Park at night for the on their treks up the Missouri River. In fact, aover 7,000 hidden eggs each evening. Some eggs have least 6 months old and have proof of shots. Advance Grab your honey and come to the park for a really registration is required. Call 314-984-7777 to register. unique evening of fun. Ice grass sled without snow by reference is made in the Journal of Zebulon Pike toextra special prizes including services, merchandise, a camping area in close proximity to present daycoupon certificates and cash. Sponsored by the Friends Thursday April 7-May 26 7-8:30p.m. torchlight. A romantic dinner under the moon and stars $109 per class will follow sledding. Dinner includes a delicious meal, Sioux Passage Park.of Jefferson Barracks. Make checks payable to theFriends of Jefferson Barracks. Call 314-615-5572. dessert and choice of drink. Please wear old clothes During the 1820s and 1830s, side-wheeled,Friday April 1 9-11 p.m. and bring a heavy towel or carpet square for your block single-engine river boats passed through the chuteSaturday April 2 9-11 p.m. of ice. Adults only. Advance registration is required. located north of the park. One such vessel, the Car$8 per person Call 314-615-8840. of Commerce, foundered and sank in this arm of Saturday June 18 6-9:30 p.m. the Missouri River in 1832. $16 per person FACILITIES WEDDINGS Hold your wedding at one of St. Louis County Park’s STABLE AT GREENSFELDER PARK We offer a variety of year-round programs and SUSON FARM FESTIVAL PARTY AND BARN TOURS at Suson Park (Ages 3-7) & beautifully designed wedding sites. Visit our website services such as horse boarding, English and Enjoy this one-of-a-kind opportunity for children to at www.stlouisco.com/parks/wedding.html for rates Western lessons, training and birthday parties. Ideal experience life on a farm. Children learn about farm RESERVATIONS and reservations or call 314-615-4386. opportunities for Scout and youth groups! Lessons animals and have fun with farm games. A shelter with our certified instructor are designed so riders is provided for birthday parties. Children may bring ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS CORPORATE PICNICS may safely learn harmony with horses. We offer year- their own fishing equipment and fish in the nearby ATHLETICS FIELDS Have your next company picnic at either Creve Coeur round boarding, starting at $300 per month. lake (Missouri Fishing Regulations apply). The Farm St. Louis County Parks’ athletics fields are available Park or Queeny Park. Shelters are available to groups Let us be your full-service stable. Call 636-458-1353 or Festival Party Package includes a 50-minute tour for rent. All fields are based on availability. of 100-800 on weekends from May to September. Hold visit www.greensfelderequestrian.com for details. of the barn led by “Farmer Jim.” Barn tours only Information on securing a field permit can be your group picnic in one of these beautiful St. Louis are available at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Advance obtained by contacting Mark Schoemehl at the County signature parks. Each park offers its own registration is required. Call 314-615-8822. St. Vincent Community Center at 314-615-8STV (8788) amenities. Base cost is $330 to $600 depending on Thursday-Saturday April 7-June 11; Sept. 1-24 or by e-mail at mschoemehl@stlouisco.com. site. For more information on corporate picnics, call 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Unlighted fields: $6.50 per hour 314-615-8347 or visit www.stlouisco.com/parks. $100 per group of 30 (party package) Lighted fields: $18 per hour $30 per group of 30 (barn tour only) VOLUNTEERS TRAIL WATCH TRAINING (Ages 16+) It’s like “Neighborhood Watch” out on the trails! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! BUSH HONEYSUCKLE REMOVAL (Ages 16+) Bush honeysuckle is destroying the forest understory &GARDENING Trail Watch is a volunteer program in which hikers, ATTENTION ALL CORPORATE AND SCHOOL GROUPS: Your school or corporate group can help by blocking sunlight from other species. Be part of the cyclists, skaters and equestrians assist park rangers solution by helping to remove bush honeysuckle. in monitoring the many trails in our County Parks. save the environment by ridding our parks of invasive Youth 12 and older may participate with an adult. To Volunteers, identified by brightly colored vests and ID honeysuckle. Honeysuckle removal projects and register for the Laumeier programs call 314-615-5271 VOLUNTEER IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS! badges, serve as “extra eyes and ears” on the trails. service learning field trips can be scheduled Tuesday or e-mail jnorton@laumeier.org. To register for the Individuals, families and groups can have fun, make Using cellular phones, Trail Watch Volunteers report through Friday at parks throughout the County. During McDonnell programs call 314-615-8865 or e-mail friends and “give back” to their community while safety hazards, lost persons or suspicious activity. Trail April – National Volunteer Month – participants will sbell@stlouisco.com. working as St. Louis County Parks Volunteers! Working Watch Volunteers must attend a two-hour training have the opportunity to work with AmeriCorps Team Laumeier Sculpture Park outdoors, in our Museums and giving Suson Barn Tours class. Call Sue Bell at 314-615-8865 or e-mail sbell@ members, part of the National Service Corps. Saturday March 19 9 a.m.-noon are only a few of the volunteer options available. For stlouisco.com for details. Call 314-615-8865 to volunteer or for more information. Saturday April 9 9 a.m.-noon more information about volunteering, call Sue Bell at Creve Coeur Park Lakehouse McDonnell Park 314-615-8865 or e-mail sbell@stlouisco.com. JEFFERSON BARRACKS Wednesday March 23 7-9 p.m. SPECIAL GARDEN KICK OFF (All Ages) Saturday March 26 9 a.m.-noon Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center Join us for a traditional “Potato Planting” at the Saturday April 2 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday April 6 1-3 p.m. Laborers House Garden. Along with your “green Jefferson Barracks Visitor Center thumb” be sure to come wearing GREEN since this is Tuesday April 26 7-9 p.m. the time of year when everyone can be Irish! Thanks to St. Vincent Community Center Sappington Garden Shop for providing the potato buds Monday May 16 7-9 p.m. for planting. Call Sue Bell at 314-615-8865 or e-mail sbell@stlouisco.com for additional details. Thursday March 17 9 a.m. SPRING& SUMMER 2011 I www.stlouisco.com/park I SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT 19
  • 22. VOLUNTEERS Saturday April 16 6 a.m.-noon BioBlitz-natural resource inventory. Assist experts in BIRD WALK AT CREVE COEUR PARK (All Ages) CHILDREN’S GARDEN CLUB 2011 CALENDAR (All Ages) &GARDENING identification of birds, plants, insects and many other St. Louis Audubon volunteers will lead this easy birding Come and learn how to garden in St. Louis County from groups of living things. walk, especially suited for beginners. Wear good shoes the experts of the Children’s Garden Club. Meetings and dress for the weather. Meet at the Lakehouse are held at different locations throughout St. Louis Saturday April 30 9 a.m.-1 p.m. parking lot. Call 314-359-9364 or e-mail pllueders479@ City and County at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of eachTRAIL CREW (Ages 16+) Help us remove bush honeysuckle from a remote aol.com for details. month (except July and September). The Children’sJoin the Trail Crew and help maintain and repair trails corner of the park where it is stunting the growth of the Saturday April 23 8 a.m.-noon Garden Club is designed to educate, as well as bringin some of our beautiful County Parks. No experience native trees. Rain date scheduled for May 1. Free admission delight in gardening and horticulture, through projectsis necessary as volunteers learn from St. Louis County NATURE WALK FOR KIDS participants begin themselves and take home to growPark staff and experienced volunteer crew leaders. GARDENING IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS at Creve Coeur Park (Ages 6+) and enjoy. All programs are free.Trail Maintenance tasks may include tree trimming, (All Ages) Bring your kids or grandkids to see and learn about April 2 – All About Pansieserosion control or earth work. All tools are provided. Come join us for “gardening chores” at parks around our amazing birds and their surroundings. St. Louis For the Garden at Haefner’s, 6703 Telegraph RoadVolunteers ages 12-15 must be accompanied by an the County. Volunteer Gardeners meet once a week Audubon volunteers will lead this easy walk. Wear May 7 – In the Garden with Dr. Carveradult. Advance registration is required. Call Sue Bell at 8-11 a.m. and work alongside master gardeners and good shoes and dress for the weather. Meet at the Meet author Susan Grigsby,314-615-8865 or e-mail sbell@stlouisco.com for details. County Parks horticulture staff. All sites begin work Taco Bell Shelter. Call 314-566-3445 or e-mail Plants compliments of Wiethop’s Greenhouses.Greensfelder Park, Tower Parking Lot the first week of April. Call Sue Bell at 314-615-8865 or nikiastro@att.net for details. Museum of Transportation, 3015 Barrett Station RoadSaturday April 9 9 a.m.-1 p.m. e-mail sbell@stlouisco.com for details. Sunday March 13 10 a.m.-noon June 4 – Strawberries - Schnucks Container GardensSimpson Park, Blue Heron Shelter Creve Coeur Park Sunday April 10 10 a.m.-noon Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center,Saturday April 16 8:30 a.m.-noon Mondays 8-11 a.m. Free admission 2651 Barrett Station RoadCliff Cave Park Jefferson Barracks Laborers House Garden July 9 – Mosaic Garden Path StoneSaturday May 21 9 a.m.-1 p.m. AN AMERICAN HERO: DR. GEORGE Tuesdays 8-11 a.m. Chesterfield Valley Nursery, 16825 N. Outer Road WASHINGTON CARVER Faust-Conway House GardenHABITAT RESTORATION at the Museum of Transportation (All Ages) Tuesdays 8-11 a.m. Aug. 6 – Colocasia-Elephant Ears,at Creve Coeur Park (All Ages) The Birdbath Project Join us for an interactive presentation and book signing Queeny Barn Garden (Mason Road)St. Louis County Parks and the St. Louis Audubon Queeny Park, 1675 South Mason Road with Susan Grigsby, author of the children’s book Wednesdays 8-11 a.m.Society are planning volunteer projects to improve Sept. 10 – Enjoy Fall Color in Your Garden In the Garden with Dr. Carver. Born in Missouri, Dr. Museum of Transportationhabitat for birds and other wildlife. Volunteers age Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center, Carver dedicated his life to helping people learn how Thursdays 8-11 a.m.17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 2651 Barrett Station Road to work with what nature provides, while preserving Faust Park-CarouselCall 314-599-7390 or e-mail Mitch at director@ Free admission the environment. Children will explore the needs Fridays 8-11 a.m.stlouisaudubon.org for details. and connections of garden plants and creatures andSaturday March 26 9 a.m.-1 p.m. consider some of Dr. Carver’s ideas on ways to improveHelp us complete a thorough “spring cleaning” of the the health of people and the environment. Visit www.Creve Coeur Creek Watershed and nearby drainage museumstlouis.org or call 314-965-6885 for details.areas as we partner with the Confluence Trash Bash. Saturday-Sunday April 2-3 11 a.m. Free admission Growing a healthy community. Visit nineNet.org for program listings. And enjoy! Proud sponsor of the Children’s Garden Club.20 SPECIAL SECTION PRODUCED BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT I www.stlouisco.com/parks I S P R I N G & S U M M E R 2 0 1 1