Black Forest Park

9822 Perrin Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63125

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

General Information / History
The Black Forest tract is located in Block 3 of South Carondelet Suburbs, a subdivision laid out in 1857 by John C. Ivory. The Ivory Station of the Iron Mountain Railroad was located at the southeast corner of this block, at the east end of Ripa Avenue. 

In 1958, St. Louis County purchased the 4.25 acres. The following year a contract was set for development. The park was opened to the public in 1960. Initial park development included a restroom/shelter combination, a playground and one ballfield.

Austin Tao & Associates prepared a master plan for the park in 1984. Black Forest Park was rededicated on July 21, 1989. Park renovation was undertaken in 2003 using a grant from the Economic Development Incentive Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Features & Amenities
 + Reservable Shelter
 + Basketball
 + Playground
 + Athletic Fields




View Park Events

 

Park Postings:

(As of 6/17/19 8:00 a.m.)


A section of the Blue Heron trail at Simpson Park is closed due to flooding. 



The splash pad at Castle Point Park is currently out of service. 


Due to flooding, lower Cliff Cave is closed. This includes Riverside shelter.


Marine Ave through Creve Coeur Park (between Dorsett Rd and 141) is closed due to flooding.


The trail at Ft. Bellefontaine that runs parallel to Coldwater Creek is closed due to a washout. 


Unger Park is 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.



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