Memorial Park

41 South Central Ave

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

General Information / History
Memorial Park is part of the tract of 102 acres deeded to St. Louis County on October 20, 1877, by Ralph Clayton. The city plan of Clayton, recorded on June 3, 1878, set aside this 2.68-acre block as the court house square.

After several years of planning, construction began on January 14, 2000 for a new park to replace the raised plaza and to incorporate a new Police and Firefighter Memorial. The memorial was commissioned by St. Louis County Chief of Police, Ronald Battelle, and designed by Wischmeyer Architects, with fountain engineering by Avanti Technologies. Sculptures of a policeman and a fireman are by Neil Brodin of Brodin Studios, Litchfield, Minnesota. The park’s formal dedication and memorial service were held on November 8, 2000, but construction continued until the Department of Parks and Recreation took responsibility for the park in July 2001.

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Park Postings:

(As of 5/22/19 11:00 a.m.)


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


Lower Buder, Simpson, and Unger Parks are closed due to flooding.


There is water over spots of the loop trail at Creve Coeur Park.


The Sylvan Springs tennis courts are closed for repairs.


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


Lemay Park is closed due to flooding.


Sioux Passage boat ramp and campgrounds are closed due to flooding.


The 5 mile and 1/2 mile loop trails at Cliff Cave Park are closed due to flooding.


Widman Park is closed due to flooding.


George Winter 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.