Unger Park

500 Yarnell Road

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

General Information / History

In February 1974 the Alberici Company donated 93 acres of land to St. Louis County for park purposes. The park was originally named Meramec Bend County Park. In the fall of 1975, at the request of Alberici, the name of the park was changed to Edmund F. Unger Memorial County Park. The Park was opened to the public on March 31, 1979.

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Features & Amenities
 + Fishing
 + Trail **The trail at Unger Park Trail has been closed due to damage from flood
 + Reservable Shelter


INVASIVE SPECIES ALERT: The lake(s) at this park are known to be infested with Asian Carp. These fish can top 50 pounds and can leap 10 feet into the air when startled by boaters, which can cause serious injuries to passengers in moving boats and tear up gear. For more information, please click here.

View Park Events

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.





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