Park Facilities Matrix/Map Parks Master Plan

Due to COVID-19 all parks and parks facilities are closed until further notice.

Park Policies

  • Dogs are not permitted to run loose and must be kept on a leash when visiting a park.
  • The City enforces a “pooper scooper” law and provisions must be made to remove solid waste. 
  • No glass bottles permitted. 
  • Sound systems and loud noises are prohibited. 
  • Motor vehicles are permitted in parking lots only. 
  • Trash receptacles are provided for park refuse only. Parks close at 10:30 pm nightly and reopen at 5:00 am or as posted in individual parks.
  • Hitting golf balls in University City parks is prohibited. 
  • City and State laws apply in all University City parks. 
  • Firearms are prohibited in all University City parks. 
  • Permits must be obtained for athletic field and picnic pavilion use.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in all University City parks.

Ackert Park

6600 Delmar, north to Vernon Avenue 
Ackert Park
Linear park with playground
3.8 acres
Acquired 1967

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Centennial Greenway

Melville Avenue/Delmar Blvd. to Olive Blvd.
2.3 miles of trail

Eastgate Park

Northeast corner of Vernon and Eastgate
Eastgate ParkPlayground and basketball courts
0.93 acres
Acquired 1923

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Flynn Park

Bounded by Pershing, Midvale and Kingsbury
Flynn Park5 tennis courts
6.61 acres
Acquired 1923

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Fogerty Park

Located in the 1500 block of North 82nd Blvd.
Large neighborhood park ideal for all day outings

Fogerty Park
Picnic area, weatherproof shelter with restrooms
Full-size baseball diamond
Youth soccer field
Children’s playground
Half mile jogging trail
11.81 acres
Recycling available near the pavilion
Acquired 1928

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Greensfelder Park

West of 8333 Fullerton

Greensfelder ParkUndeveloped green space
6.75 acres
Acquired 1954

Concept Plan 

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Greenway South

South from 6600 Kingsbury to Millbrook
Linear park
1.83 acres
Acquired 1967


Heman Park

Bounded by Midland, Olive, Purdue, Pennsylvania, and Vernon
University City’s largest park

Heman Park

Restroom facilities
Several picnic areas
4 picnic pavilions
Heman Park Swimming Pool
Centennial Commons Recreation Facility
Heman Park Community Center
Multiple Ball Diamonds and Fields
Large baseball diamond, 5 softball diamonds, 3 little league
baseball diamonds, 1 tee ball diamond, 4 soccer fields, 2 combination
football/soccer fields
Multiple Courts
Paved basketball courts, horseshoe courts, 8 tennis courts (4 lighted)
1-1/2 mile jogging course
Large playground
Recycling available near the pavilions
85.26 acres
Acquired 1923, 1928 and 1944
Our Park Maintenance and Forestry Divisions are also located in Heman Park.

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Kaufman Park 

Mulberry and Blackberry 
Kaufman Park  4 tennis courts with a tennis practice area
  Tot Lot play area for smaller children
  Natural wooded area suitable for nature study
7.77 acres
Acquired 1972
Also adjacent to Kaufman Park is The Green Center

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Kingsland Park

Kingsland at Chamberlain

Kingsland Park

Tot Lot play area for smaller children
0.84 acres
Acquired 1970

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Lewis Park

Delmar at Yale 
Lewis ParkWalking Paths
Decorative pond with fountain
4.00 acres
Acquired 1923, 1928, and 1954

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Janet Majerus Park

Raymond and Partridge Avenues
Janet Majerus Park
Decorative pond with fountain
1/3 mile jogging trail
Fitness stations
Children’s playground
5.0 acres
Acquired 1995

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Metcalfe Park

Kingsland Avenue, south of Vernon
   Metcalfe Park2 ball fields
  5.6 acres
  Acquired 1955 and 1962

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Millar Park

Canton and North & South Roads
Larger neighborhood park

Millar ParkPlayground area
Picnic pavilion with restrooms
2 baseball diamonds
Football and soccer fields
1/2 mile jogging trail with fitness stations
12.19 acres
Recycling available near the pavilion
Acquired 1928

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Mona Trail

1100 Groby Road
2 acres - .24 mile trail

Mooney Park

Jackson Avenue, Delmar to Amherst
Mooney Park
Basketball court
5.2 acres
Acquired 1922, 1923, and 1931

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seph L. Adams Park


Big Bend, south of Forsyth
  Joseph L. Adams Park
   Undeveloped green space
    1.6 acres
    Acquired 1933

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Rabe Park

Midland at Canton 
Rabe ParkChildren’s playground and open play field
2.0 acres
 Acquired 1934

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Ruth Park Woods

Ruth Park Woods
   23 acre wooded tract with interpretive nature trails developed in cooperation
  with the Missouri Department of Conservation and volunteers

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U. City Dog Park

Vernon and Pennsylvania Avenues
1.0 acre

Dog Park Surfacing

As part of the overall Audit Analysis of the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department over the past ten months, staff has evaluated and analyzed the state of the parks system and the maintenance, repairs, development and equipment needs. In doing so, it has come to our attention that the surfacing at the Dog Park has become both a user and maintenance issue.

Due to the number of dogs and humans who utilize the dog park, the turf grass surfacing has been beaten down to dirt and has required staff to provide straw to place over the dirt so that it isn’t a mudding mess. It has been past practice to over-seed the dog park surface areas twice a year (spring/fall) in an attempt to establish a good turf grass surface. Through staff’s analysis we have found that this method is both time and cost extensive and doesn’t provide the end results desired. As such, staff has explored various surfacing options that may provide us with the desired end results.

Staff has researched various options including sand, pea gravel, screened rock, decomposed granite/granite sand/marble dust and wood chips. As part of our analysis we looked at cost, maintenance, durability, frequency of replacement, and pet/human friendliness. Although these surfaces are currently being used across the country at various dog parks, there are pros and cons to each. However, it is staff’s opinion that the best solution would be to use double ground wood chips. The City of Wildwood has been using this type of wood chips at their dog park for about four years, and it has proven to be a great surface as it doesn’t only provide for a good overall ground cover, it: 1) Eliminates the mud issue, thus eliminating the need for straw; 2) Eliminates the need to aerate, seed and fertilize; 3) Eliminates the need to water; 4) For us, this is a material that the City already has and produces from other areas of our operations, and 5) Is virtually cost free.

Given the factors outlined above, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is moving forward with the placement of the double ground wood chips at the dog park this winter as time and weather allows.