Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry
At this time, due to COVID-19 all parks and park facilities are closed. We appreciate your understanding as we try to protect our residents through continued public health measures.
Parks usage and COVID – 19.
The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department are following all Executive Orders and CDC guidelines in the maintenance and operations of University City Parks. In doing so, the Heman Park Community Center, Centennial Commons Recreation Center, and Playgrounds are closed until further notice;
Pavilions and athletic field reservations have been cancelled and/or put on hold until further notice; and all programs, special events and activities have been until further notice. However, general areas of parks, trails, tennis courts, dog park and the Ruth Park Golf Course are still open to the public for general use as long as all park users follow the CDC’ guidance on personal hygiene, as well as observe all Federal, State, County and City protocols and mandates. Furthermore, it is strongly encouraged that all park users observe the following recommendations:
Darren Dunkle CPRP AFO
Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry
City of University City
6801 Delmar BoulevardUniversity City, MO 63130
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The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry is responsible for the administration and operation of City parks, recreation programs and events, and maintaining over 30,000 trees that line the streets and parks of University City. During the school year, the Department also operates a public swimming program in the University City High School indoor swimming pool (Natatorium).
The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry has developed a limited scholarship program for University City residents who meet the qualifying income requirements. For more information, contact Centennial Commons, (314) 505-8617.
The major facilities and properties are: