Parks are like life blood now that my little guy wants to run and jump on everything in the house! When we’re feeling a bit cooped-up, when we need to burn some energy or see some sunlight, we hop in the stroller and get to our nearest green space as quick as possible.
I love the parks near our house but more and more I’m expanding our reach and looking for new places to play…and there are some AWESOME parks throughout St.Louis. I had a hard time cutting down the list, but I tried to find parks that were maybe less known and had tons to offer. So without further ado, here are the 6 of my favorite St.Louis parks that you have to try out before it gets too cold!
6 Favorite St. Louis Parks
The Heights Park
AND, there are shaded picnic tables, bonus!
Shaw Park is in Clayton and has lots going on, seriously! There are two different play ground areas, one is fully fenced in and has a splash park. There is also a sensory garden and a “work out” park. If that doesn’t cover it for you, the park is filled with trails which can lead to the tennis courts, sand volleyball, baseball fields or pond. This is a perfect park to pack a lunch for and stay a few hours.
Tilles Park (STL County)
I will never know if it is Tils or Tillys park, but call it whatever you want and just go play! This is another park that has all the things. There’s a big walking trail around the whole park that will lead you to multiple pavillions, sports fields and a pond that is filled with ducks that will come right up to you! There is a spider web play space to climg around on and then a main playground area that has multiople sections. With a new splash park areas, music zone, swing zone and then tons of equipment.
Deer Creek Park
Here are a few of my favorite St.Louis parks, but I also wanted to share one of the best resources that I’ve come across for parks. Play St. Louis is a blog that catalogs EVERY park in St. Louis, seriously they have a huge library and gives great descriptions of each one.
But the best part is that you can load the google map on your phone and can pull it up to find a park near you when you are out and about!