Parks COVID-19 Message

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of July 18, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. is the following:

Parks: Open

Trails: Open

Park Restrooms: Open

Campgrounds: Open

Sport Courts: Open

Playgrounds: Closed

Spraygrounds: Closed

Trail Exercise Stations: Closed

Drinking Fountains: Closed

Picnic Shelters and Sites: Open at reduced capacity. Online reservations are not available. Call us at (314) 615-4FUN to reserve.

Special Events: Allowed if DPH approves the event plan. Check with your event organizer.

Day Camps: check the updated Activity Guide

Programs: Started with modifications -- check the updated Activity Guide

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex: Open

Recreation Centers: Open

Museums: Open

Pools: Open (Kennedy Recreation Complex pool is closed due to mechanical issues. Timeline for reopening is TBD).

As programs and facilities re-open, social distancing is still required and capacities are likely to be reduced per Department of Public Health Re-Opening Guidelines.

Jefferson Barracks Park

345 North Road

8 a.m. - 30 minutes past sunset

Visitor's Center & Gift Shop
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Powder Magazine Museum
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

Old Ordnance Room
Wednesday - Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

History & General Information
Jefferson Barracks was a U.S. Army post from 1826 to 1946. The museum buildings were part of the ordnance section built in the 1850s. Exhibits, educational programs and special events are presented.

The amphitheater is located in the historic section of the park. It includes a 31' by 26' stage overlooking a grass seating area that will accommodate up to 5,000 people. The stage includes lighting and electric outlets for sound systems. Drinking water and restrooms available are sufficient for groups up to 600. Larger groups will need to make special arrangements for these services. Seating is not provided. The memorial also includes a small open shelter overlooking the Mississippi River and it has a capacity of 30 people and has lights but no electrical outlets.

Click here for more history on Jefferson Barracks Park.

Features & Amenities

 + Museums
 + Trails
 + Wedding Sites
 + Cross Country Course
 + Disc Golf Course
 + Pavilion at Lemay Recreation Center
 + Archery
 + Year-Round Restrooms (Leauthauser and Goldstar Shelters)
 + Reservable Shelters
Black Hawk Shelter
General Atkinson Shelter
General Lee Shelter
Gold Star Shelter

History Brought to Life
A variety of historical exhibits are carefully planned for and created each year inside the Old Ordinance Room at Jefferson Barracks Park. Our exhibits are great for individuals of all ages and are free to the public (donations appreciated). Visit our website for descriptions of our current exhibits and guided tour options.

Educational Programs & Field Trips

Click here for a listing of all of our field trips for school-aged children

Group Tours

Come visit Jefferson Barracks and tour this grand old army barracks by bus or haywagon. Our tours are popular with many adult groups and organizations. Advance registration required by calling (314) 615-8800 or e-mailing [email protected].

Bus Tours

$3 per person; (24 person min. or $72)

Hayride Tours

$120 per ride.

Become a Volunteer
Share your knowledge and love of history by volunteering in one of St. Louis County’s oldest and most historic parks. We rely on volunteers to keep our museums and gift shop open and to keep our grounds looking beautiful.To learn how you can become a volunteer, call (314) 615-8800.

View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 8/11/20 7:30 a.m.)

The Lone Elk Visitor Center is closed.

Tilles Park is closed due to flooding.  

The Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool is closed due to mechanical issues.

The 5 mile loop at Cliff Cave is closed due to flooding. The 1 mile loop is still open.

The Bottomland Trail at Blake C Snyder Park is closed.