Spanish Lake Park

12500 Spanish Pond Road

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

General Information / History
In 1928 William Heckman bought Spanish Pond for Eldorado subdivision. At that time the roads were still stone. The name was changed from Spanish Pond to Spanish Lake at that time for promotional commercial purposes. The lake remained under private ownership until it was purchased in 1969. The park opened in April of 1971 and was officially dedicated in October of 1971. The Department finished a dredging project in 1982 that removed 200,000 cubic yards of sediment from the lake.

Fourteen acres of land were added to the park in 1986. 1986 Bond Issue funds were used to construct the Manny Broadway Shelter and a new maintenance building. In the early 1990s the lake was dredged again, and it is now managed, along with the accessible dock, by the Missouri Department of Conservation under the Community Assistance Program. In 2001 the Cardinal Care program constructed “Spirit Field,” an accessible baseball field, in the upper part of the park.

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Features & Amenities
 + 2 Playgrounds
 + Trails
 + Tennis Courts
 + Fishing
 + Cross Country Course
 + Athletic Fields
 + Year-Round Restroom (Catfish Shelter)
 + 4 Reservable Shelters
Catfish Shelter

James O'Mara Shelter
Manny Broadway Shelter
St. Vrain Shelter









View Park Events

 

Park Postings:

(As of 7/12/19 7:30 a.m.)

Playground restrooms and splash pad is not available at Sylvan Springs Park due to water main leak.  


The trail at Creve Coeur still has many spots that are under water. 


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. 


Some sections of the River Trail at Unger Park are closed due to flooding.


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.


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.