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Posted on: April 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update Parks & Recreation


Sunset Hills Community Center

Your health and safety is always a high priority to us. With that in mind, and mindful of the concerns our community is experiencing over the corona virus (COVID-19), we are closing the Sunset Hills Community Center to all activities and events effective as of 12:00pm Monday, March 16 until further notice. This action is consistent with the Executive Order issued by the St. Louis County Executive which restricts large gatherings and gatherings of 10 or more high risk individuals. The facility will be closed until further notice as we continue to monitor the situation and learn of any additional information as it becomes available from St. Louis County, the State of Missouri and or the federal government. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Parks Update on 4.27.2020:

As of Friday, May 1st the following City Park amenities/facilities will open to the public:
  • Stephen J. Bander Driving Range. (8am-9pm)
  • Watson Trail Park will open up the trail system, fishing access, disc golf course, and limited access for parking. (Dawn-Dusk)
  • Minnie Ha Ha Park will open up the trail system with limited parking access.(Dawn - Dusk)
  • Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Conservation Area will open up the trail system with limited parking access. (Dawn-Dusk)
**Restrooms/drinking fountains will remain closed so plan accordingly. Any updates will be posted on the Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page, as well as the City website. 

Parks & Recreation Closures

  • Sunset Hills Community Center (Closed 12:00pm 3.16.2020)
    • Gold and fitness memberships will be extended
  • City Parks closed until further notice
  • City Park Playgrounds closed until further notice
  • Watson Trail Park closed until further notice (trails, fishing access, and disc golf will open Friday, May 1st)
  • Minnie Ha Ha Park closed until further notice (trails will open Friday, May 1st)
  • Lynstone Park closed until further notice
  • Athletic Fields closed until further notice
  • Dog Park closed until further notice
  • Driving Range closed until further notice (will open 8:00am Friday, May 1st)
  • Gempp closed until further notice (trails will open Friday, May 1st)

The following events have been cancelled:

  • Wellness Week (March 22nd-March 28th)
  • Electronic Recycling (March 19th)
  • Indoor Flea Market (April 4th)
  • Breakfast With Bunny (April 11th)
  • Adult Easter Egg Hunt (April 11th)
  • Earth Day Celebration (April 18th)
  • Makers Market (rescheduled for October 10th)  
  • Fishing Derby (May 6th)
  • Cash for Trash (May 9th)

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