Bella Fontaine Park

9565 Bellefontaine Road
Saint Louis, MO 63137

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

General Information / History

The park was originally dedicated in 1960 as “Lander Lane Park”. It was renamed in 1962 as “Bella Fontaine”, an inadvertent misspelling of French words, “belle fontaine,” meaning “Beautiful Spring”. 

Located directly west of the main area about 0.7 of a mile is the Bellafontaine West site. This site was acquired in 1975 with funds from the 1969 Bond Issue and the federal Land & Water Conservation Fund. It was partially developed in 1979. The final development was completed in 1981 with the addition of 4 softball fields and parking for 50 cars. It is connected to the main area by Maple Tree Trail that crosses Maline Creek by bridge and Highway 367 at an unguarded crossing.

The 1986 Bond Issue provided $850,000 for the development of the Fountain Lake Softball Center, a high-quality softball complex designed with 6 fields, 4 of which are lighted for night-time play. This facility was dedicated August 24, 1990 and was opened during the 1991 softball season.

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Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trails
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing at Fountain Lake
 + Basketball
 + Horseshoe Pits
 + Volleyball
 + Hopscotch
 + Athletic Fields
 + Fountain Lake Softball Center
 + Year-Round Restrooms (Shelter restrooms)
 + Reservable Shelters
Bella Fontaine Shelter
Whistler Shelter

Kingsbury Shelter


View Park Events

 

Park Postings:

(As of 7/19/19 9:30 a.m.)

 

The southern portion of George Winter Park, including the back ramp, is closed for flood clean up. 


The boat ramp at Sioux Passage Park is closed due to flooding.


The ½ mile & 5 mile trails at Cliff Cave Park are closed due to flooding.


The trail at Ft. Bellefontaine that runs parallel to Coldwater Creek is closed due to a washout. 


Portions of the Chubb Trail are under water due to flooding.


Lemay Park is closed due to flooding.


Widman Park is closed due to flooding.


Lower Meramec Trail is closed due to flooding.


The Grant's Spur along Grant's Trail was severely damaged during periods of heavy rain. For safety reasons, this short trail has been closed.


Ohlendorf Park restroom will out of service until further notice. Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.