Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry

Labor Day Hours

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July 4th Weekend Hours

July 4th Holiday Operations Schedule

June 25, 2021
Paid Admission to Centennial Commons and Heman Park Pool Resumes on July 6, 2021

Free admission to Centennial Commons and the Heman Park Pool will continue through the close of business of both facilities on July 5, 2021. After that time, admission to Centennial Commons will require a membership to the facility or daily drop-in fee. Admission to the pool will require a Centennial Commons membership, season pass to the pool or a daily drop-in fee. 

Admission to both facilities requires either a resident or non-resident recreation ID card. Memberships, season passes and recreation ID cards are available for purchase at the Centennial Commons Control Desk. For more information about policies, hours of operation, fees and the minimum age for unaccompanied minors, please click here for Centennial Commons and here for Heman Park Pool.

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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