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Kirkwood Tennis Courts

The rebuilt tennis courts in Kirkwood Park re-opened on May 10, 2011,  for public play. Construction began in October 2010 on the replacement of the eight asphalt tennis courts on the northeast corner of the park with post-tensioned concrete courts. The perimeter fence was also replaced. Kirkwood residents can enjoy the courts at a cost of $4 per day, while non-residents can play for $5 per day. Season passes, or a 10-punch user card, are available for purchase at the Kirkwood Community Center. Call 314-822-5855 for details.

Visitors enjoy the beautifully renovated Lions’ Pavilion in Kirkwood Park at its dedication in Summer 2009.

Parks & Recreation

Parks

The Kirkwood Parks system incorporates 14 different parks ranging in size from the 125-acre Emmenegger Nature Park all the way down to several neighborhood parks of less than half an acre. The center piece of the park system is Kirkwood Park, the original park established in the City in 1941.

KIRKWOOD PARKS & RECREATION MASTER PLAN

The Kirkwood Parks System

A map of the City showing all City parks will help you plan your visit. For additional information on individual parks, please click on any of the Park links on the right-hand navigation on this page.


  Kirkwood City Park McEntee Memorial Park Connor Walker Park Mitchell Park Fillmore Park Grant's Trail Meacham Memorial Park Emmenegger Nature Park Greentree Park Fireman's Memorial Park Historic Quinette Cemetery Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park Ella and Charles E. Monfort, Jr. Memorial Park

KIRKWOOD PARK

The oldest park in Kirkwood was established in 1941 with the purchase of two 20-acre tracts. Today the park has grown to 92 acres and features the Kirkwood Community Center, the Recreation Station Ice Arena, Aquatic Center, tennis courts, playground, picnic pavilions, open picnic sites, athletic fields, handball courts, horseshoe pits, concession stand and a community garden. Other features include the Lions’ Amphitheater and Walker Lake where you can fish to your heart’s content. - 111 S Geyer Road

MCENTEE MEMORIAL PARK

This half-acre park honors the memory of Police Sergeant Bill McEntee, who lost his life in the line of duty. The half-acre park features a playground, gazebo and picnic site and offers a great view of the railroad as it heads towards the Kirkwood train station. The Park connects to the Memorial Walkway, completed in 2010. – 131 W Madison Avenue

WALKER PARK

The land for this beautiful half acre park was donated to the City in 2004 by Earl and Myrtle Walker. The park has a gazebo, playground, walking path, drinking fountain, water feature and two game tables. Don't forget to see the beautiful bronze turtles and the unique butterfly chair also donated by the Walkers. – 135 E Washington Avenue

MITCHELL PARK

This "vest pocket" park features a playground (renovated in 2009) and picnic area. – 115 Mitchell Place

FILLMORE PARK

This park was acquired in the late 1970s with Community Block Grant funds. The 0.9-acre park features two playground areas (renovated in 2009) and several benches scattered throughout the park. – 340 S Fillmore Avenue

GRANT'S TRAIL ACCESS

Kirkwood's portal to the eight mile stretch of Grant's Trail, running along the old Carondolet branch of the Missouri Pacific railroad. A state of the art "green" comfort station is operational on a seasonal basis. An on street connector route also takes travelers through the heart of downtown Kirkwood and then on to Kirkwood Park, Historic Quinette Cemetery and the Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park.– 700 S Holmes Avenue

MEACHAM MEMORIAL PARK

This 1.25-acre park offers all sorts of activities. Opened in 2003, park features include a pavilion with restrooms, playground, walking paths, basketball court and a unique "sprayground" for cool summer play. - 340 New York Street

EMMENEGGER NATURE PARK

Acquired through the combination of a donation from Russell Emmenegger and a federal grant in 1988, this beautiful property is the largest park in the Kirkwood system. The original 97 acres have been combined with the former City pool property and the Department of Conservation's "Possum Woods" property into a 134-acre park that features a picnic pavilion, restrooms, a paved nature trail, and numerous casual trails that explore the undeveloped portions of the park with beautiful views of the Meramec River. - 11991 Stoneywood Drive

GREENTREE PARK

Another large park located along the Meramec River, Greentree Park offers a variety of features. The initial parcel for this 82-acre park was first acquired in the late 1970s and has expanded over time. Features include lighted soccer/football fields, boat launch ramp, a picnic pavilion, and a radio controlled model race car track. The park also features a trailhead connecting to a significant portion of the Meramec River Greenway Trail which extends over three miles along the river through Valley Park. – 2150 Marshall Road.  Future plans for Greentree Park include the addition of a wetlands and prairie demonstration area in the north side of the park.  Click here to view the conceptual plan for this area.

ELLA AND CHARLES E. MONFORT, JR. MEMORIAL PARK

The land for one of Kirkwood's newest parks was acquired in 2006, and the park opened in 2008. Named for the owners of the house that stood on the property for more than 75 years, the 0.4-acre site features two age-appropriate playgrounds, a gazebo modeled on the nearby Highlands train station, walking paths, and a drinking fountain. - 2036 Briargate Lane

MERAMEC HIGHLANDS QUARRY AT DEE KOESTERING PARK

One of the truly unique properties in the Kirkwood park system, the 9.4-acre site was once the site of an active quarry that produced stone for area buildings, including the Highlands resort. Acquired in 2002, with the help of a federal grant, the park offers visitors the opportunity to see huge blocks of stone that were cut at the quarry but never removed from the site. Features include a rugged natural trail that wanders along the creek on the property and through the boulder field, as well as an accessible path that leads to an interpretive display with information on the quarry and the park's flora and fauna. - 1703 Marshall Road

HISTORIC QUINETTE CEMETERY

Believed to be the oldest African American burial ground west of the Mississippi River, Quinette Cemetery was saved from a developer's hands in 2002 and transferred to the control of the Kirkwood Park Board a few years later. The historic site, established in 1866, is believed to be the final resting place of nearly 150 individuals, and numerous marked and unmarked grave sites are visible. Recent improvements include an accessible walkway, entrance area, and a memorial to five veterans known to be buried in the cemetery. – 12188 Old Big Bend Road

FIREMAN'S PARK

Located behind historic Firehouse #2, this 3.4-acre park has been left in a relatively natural state, with one small picnic site available. - 11804 Big Bend Boulevard.

AVERY PARK

The newest Kirkwood Park was formally opened on October 14, 2013.  The .75 acre site features two age appropriate playgrounds, swings, half court basketball, pavilion, walking paths and a unique misting station. - 225 Avery Drive.