Become a Lifeguard!

We are now accepting applications for lifeguards at ALL of our pool and aquatic centers for the 2019 pool season! Spend your summer poolside with St. Louis County Parks. A current lifeguard certification is a bonus, but training will be provided for those who are not yet certified. Applicants must be 16 years or older. 

Pay starts at $9/hour. All applicants that are conditionally offered seasonal employment (no benefit provided) with the Department of Parks and Recreation will be required to submit urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to employment. St. Louis County is an equal opportunity employer.


Download a Summer Employment Application

Fill out the Summer Employment Application and send to the appropriate email listed below:

Nothing says summer like playing in the pool and St. Louis County Parks has some of the best in the region! With lap pools, slides, toddler play areas, water volleyball and basketball, rock climbing walls and splash pads, our pools and aquatic centers have something for everyone!

Open Memorial Day Weekend!

Olympic size pool and a small baby pool

Open May 26 – August 5
Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

*Closed May 29 – June 1
Click here for more information on admission fees and season passes


Open to all residents of the metro St. Louis area, this unique facility offers a water playground for "kids" of all ages, with an open water slide, a large water play structure for children, a "beach" for easy entry, and two 25-yard lap swimming lanes. In addition to general public use, the water park is also designed for aquatic exercise, swim lessons for all ages, and rentals. It includes a concession stand, patio eating area and an extensive deck for sociable gatherings.  

Open May 28 – August 4
Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.


Click here for more information on admission fees,season passes and swim lessons!


Our aquatic center features a deep water pool with slide, diving board, diving platform and climbing wall; lap lanes; a wet deck area; lazy river and a tot area with play structure. There is also a party room, locker rooms and a concession stand.

Open May 26 – August 5
Monday – Friday: Noon – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.

Click here for more information on admission fees, season passes and swimming lessons!


Our water park features include a tot pool, interactive play structure, a family otter slide, a basketball/volleyball area, three lap lanes, a 1-meter diving board, a lazy river, a drop slide and a water slide.

Open May 27 – August 12
Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Click here for information on admission fees, season passes and swimming lessons!

View Park Events


Park Postings:

(As of 3/18/19 9:00 a.m.)

Widman Park is closed due to flooding.

George Winter Park is closed due to flooding.

The entrance to Lower Meramec Trail from highway 55 is closed. The Holzer Road side is open. The center of the trail is closed due to flooding.

The Sylvan Springs tennis courts are currently closed for repairs.

Unger Park roads are open to the Riverside Trail Parking lot, however, the Riverside Trail remains closed beyond this parking lot.

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 be off-line for the remainder of the season.  Portable toilets and hand washing stations remain onsite for public use.