Parks & Recreation

The City of Des Peres Parks and Recreation Department provides a great balance of a strong park system with recreational activities for the community. A wide variety of recreation programs are available for all ages.

Programs & Events

Visit Des Peres' recreation center, The Lodge Des Peres, to learn more about special events, sports, summer camps, dance classes, swimming and more!

Park Hours and Rules

All city parks are open from dawn until dusk.  Hours may be extended for city sponsored special events.  Des Peres Park has six lighted tennis courts open to the public from April 1 through October 31 until 10 p.m. daily.

Click here for a complete list of park rules.

Facility Reservations

Looking for a place to hold your family reunion or company picnic? Need an athletic field for practice? The Parks and Recreation Department rents picnic shelters and athletic fields in Des Peres Park, Pioneer Park, Sugar Creek Park for such events, plus a whole lot more.

In addition to the picnic shelters and ball fields, our parks offer:

Paved trails


Plenty of space to enjoy the outdoors in the heart of the metropolitan area

Spray fountains

Fishing lake


For more information on reserving a park facility, please contact Kate Morgan at 314.835.6156.