Tilles

9551 Litzsinger Road


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

General Information / History
In 1932, C. A. Tilles donated his farm to the City of St. Louis to be used as a public park. The land was donated in memory of his mother, Rosalie Tilles. Park facilities were constructed beginning in 1938 by the City using funds from the WPA (Works Progress Administration). In 1957, St. Louis County purchased the park from the City. With funds from the 1969 Bond Issue, the road and parking areas were improved and a new playground constructed.

Windegger Shelter was built and the lake renovated in 1979 using funds from the estate of Mr. Tilles in memory of his good friend Ms. Windegger.  Another addition to the park in 1998 was the installation of a fountain in the Tilles Park lake which was donated by the Ohlendorf Family. The fountain was replaced in 2015 by the St. Louis County Parks Foundation.

Tilles Park is one of the most visited of the County Parks and is best known as the location for the very popular, Winter Wonderland lights display which began in 1986.

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Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trail
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing
 + Spray Fountain Play Area
 + Reservable Shelters
Gloria Rogers
Skow Shelter
Windegger Shelter
 + Winter Wonderland Light Display


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Park Postings:

(as of 10/11/17 10:35 a.m.)

Beginning 10/16, entry to the Scenic Circle at Jefferson Barracks Park will be closed due to construction on the Cannon Gates. Work will last approximately one week

 The restrooms at Lemay Park are closed for repair. Port-a-potties are in place. Shelter reservations are still available

Riverside trail at Simpson is open, however there is a 50 ft. section at the eastern most end that had to be re-routed and the footing is sand and dirt. Also, users should be cautious of sand smears across trail after rain events.

Unger Park is open to the shelter parking lot, but the trail is closed beyond the riverside parking lot

Sherman Beach and Al Foster trails are passable but have areas with sand and debris on them

* The Bottomland Trail along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed. Plans are being developed to relocate the trail away from Gravois Creek.

* The east side of Cliff Cave Road including the field, River Bluff trail and Spring Valley trail are closed at Cliff Cave Park for Construction.