Sylvan Springs Park

300 Halsey Road

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

General Information / History
Originally known as Rock Springs, this was the site of the first bivouac at Jefferson Barracks. 

This portion of the Barracks remained largely unused until 1939, when the spring area was improved by the 6th Infantry with stone retaining walls and terraces. Two years later enlisted men from Jefferson Barracks cleared underbrush, and built an amphitheater, a dance floor, and baseball and football fields. The USO hosted many shows here, the first being June 28, 1941. Among the well-known performers over the following years were Virginia Mayo, fan dancer Sally Rand, Jeanette MacDonald and Judy Garland. The USO bandshell was removed from the park in the 1970s.


The Sylvan Springs property was conveyed to the County from the Federal Government in 1950 and was dedicated on October 23, 1954.

Constructed totally by park staff, the first phase of the skate park was opened in November of 2007.

Click here for more history on Sylvan Springs Park.

Features & Amenities
 + Playground
 + Spray Fountain Play Area
 + Tennis Courts (with pickleball striping overlay on all four courts)
 + Year-Round Restrooms (tennis courts and playground)
 + Skate Park
The Skate Park is open to all users (Skateboard, BMX bikes, Scooters and Rollerblades) on a trial basis. We expect all users to be respectful of each other while at the park. If users experience problems they should call Ranger Dispatch at 314-615-8911.
 + Reservable Shelters
Artillery Shelter
Cavalry
Ordnance Shelter
Wohlschlaeger Shelter


View Park Events

 

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.