Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry

COVID-19 Update November 17, 2020:


Tennis Courts

 

With the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), rest assured that the well-being of our guests, staff and community are of the utmost importance to us. Tennis Courts will be following the St. Louis County health order and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to help limit exposure and mitigate transmission of the virus.  In doing so, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has implemented the following guidelines that are based on recommendations from the WHO, CDC, as well as from best practices from the United States Tennis Association.  Any guests who blatantly disregards these guidelines may be subject to removal from the facility.

 

  • We ask that guests do not play if they feel sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
  • Masks are always required while on the court and any other public area.
  • Household members may stay in groups; however, all other guests must practice social distancing by staying six feet apart.
  • All guests must avoid gatherings and no more than 10 individuals are permitted in any public area.
  • Do not make physical contact such as shaking hands or a high five.
  • Avoid touching your face after a ball, racquet or other equipment.
  • Use your racquet/foot to pick up balls and hit them to your opponent. Avoid using your hands to pick up balls.
  • Open two cans of tennis balls that do not share the same number on the ball.
  • Take on set of numbered balls and have your playing partner take a set of balls from another can.
  • Proceed with play, making sure to pick up your set of numbered balls only.
  • All play should be limited to one hour and players should leave the facility immediately after play.

 

 

Golf Course

 

With the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), rest assured that the well-being of our guests, staff and community are of the utmost importance to us. The Ruth Park Golf Course will be following the St. Louis County health order and guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to help limit exposure and mitigate transmission of the virus.  In doing so, the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department has implemented the following guidelines that are based on recommendations from the WHO, CDC, as well as from best practices from other golf associations from across the country.  Any guests who blatantly disregards these guidelines may be subject to removal from the facility.

 

  • We ask that guests do not play if they feel sick or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks.
  • Guests are highly encouraged to make tee times either by calling the club house or by using the walkup window.
  • Masks are always required while on the course, driving range, clubhouse and any other public area.
  • Household members may stay in groups; however, all other guests must practice social distancing by staying six feet apart.
  • All guests must avoid gatherings on the tees and driving range. No more than 10 individuals are permitted in any public area.
  • Walking is highly encouraged, however, if a cart is needed, it shall be restricted to two individuals within the same household, or one individual per cart if not within the household.
  • Frequent cleaning/sanitizing of golf carts will take place daily.
  • Entrance to the club house will be limited to 25% of capacity.
  • Flagsticks are always to remain in, and cups have been inverted for easy ball retrieval.
  • Ball washers, Coolers and Drinking Stations have been removed.


Recreation

  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following recreation facilities continue to remain closed until further notice.
  • Centennial Commons  
  • Community Center  
  • Heman Pool  

 Parks

  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the following park facilities continue to remain closed until further notice.
  • Pavilions
  • Athletic Fields (Closed for general use. Permits may be issued for organized use.)
  • Basketball Courts

 

  • Centennial Commons memberships will be extended an additional month for each month the facility is closed.
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Overview


The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry is responsible for the administration and operation of City parks, recreation programs and events, and maintaining over 30,000 trees that line the streets and parks of University City. 

Scholarship Information


The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry has developed a limited scholarship program for University City residents who meet the qualifying income requirements. For more information, contact Centennial Commons, (314) 505-8617.

City Facilities


The major facilities and properties are:
  • 21 Parks of Approximately 260 Acres
  • Green Space of About 34 Acres
  • 9 Picnic Shelters
  • 15 Play Equipment Areas
  • 15 Ball Diamonds
  • 17 Tennis Courts
  • 10 Soccer and Football Fields
  • 2 Ponds
  • 8 miles of Trails
  • Heman Park Swimming Pool
  • Heman Park Community Center
  • Centennial Commons Recreation Facility
  • Golf Course



Closure Announcement 3-2020