Parks COVID-19 Message
 

Status of St. Louis County Parks as of May 27, 8:00 a.m. is the following:

All St. Louis County parks and trails are open.

Most loop trails have been converted to “one-way” trails. All other trails remain two directional.

Park restrooms, indoor facilities, sports courts, shelters, campsites, exercise stations, playgrounds and the Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex are closed.

All rentals (regardless of size) are canceled through at least Sunday, June 14.

Park Rangers are continuing their duties as normal.

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.

Click here for more history on Spanish Lake Park


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 5/22/20 1:00 p.m.)


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


The center of Lower Meramec Trail is 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.