Parks COVID-19 Message

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of June 15, 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

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

Special Events: Canceled thru at least Sunday, June 28th

Day Camps: Started Monday, June 8th

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

Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex: Open

Recreation Centers: Open

Museums: Reopening Wednesday, June 17th

Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool: Closed due to mechanical issues. A timeline for reopening is TBD

North County Recreation Complex Aquatic Center: Opening June 20th

St. Vincent Community Center Aquatic Center: Opening June 27th

The Pavilion at Lemay Aquatic Center: Opening June 24th

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.

Schaefer Bend

Schaefer Bend Park

13789 LeSabre Drive

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

History / General Information
St. Louis County acquired the fifteen-acre park in 2014 from Ronald W. Schaefer, whose family had used the property for their business since the 1960s. Schaefer-Meyer Grading Division, Inc. had played an essential role in the construction of many residential subdivisions in the north part of the county. The office building and machinery shed were both built in 1968, according to county records.

The park was acquired using an unappropriated fund balance that came available with the passage of Prop P in 2013. It is situated within the proposed Cold Water Creek Greenway.


View Park Events

Park Postings:

(As of 6/30/20 2:00 p.m.)


Grant’s Trail will be closed July 7 & 8 at the Dillman Bridge just south of the Mysun Trailhead for asphalt repairs.

The Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool is closed due to mechanical issues. A timeline for reopening is TBD.

Portions of the River Trail at Simpson Park are closed due to flooding.

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


The Sioux Passage boat ramp is closed indefinitely.