Public Works and Parks


Street Closure Notice

​December 21, 2017

Residents of ​Purcell Avenue, Colby Avenue, Crest Avenue and Etzel Avenue ​University City, MO 63130

​​RE: Etzel and Purcell Avenue South Bound Closure

​Dear Residents: At the November 27, 2017 Council Meeting, Council passed an Ordinance to close Purcell Avenue at Etzel Avenue South Bound. This item was initially brought before the City’s Traffic Commission and a request for a petition of 75% approval from the adjacent residents. The City is planning to place temporary Barricades and signage in the area for the street closure on December 29, 2017. Please plan to use alternate routes as this closure will be permanent. If you have any questions, please call 314- 505 – 8570 or send an email to

​ Sincerely, Errol Tate Senior Public Works – Parks Manager

Another Reason To Recycle:  Recycling creates jobs.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Joe Martinich, City of Creve Coeur


The Public Works and Parks Department provides the physical facilities (infrastructure) and services that serves the public needs. The major infrastructure facilities and properties include 80 center-line miles of street, 110 miles of sidewalk, 160 vehicles, 408 city-owned street lights, 5,300 regulatory and street name signs, 19 parks, 129 boulevard strips, 16 play equipment areas, 14 ball diamonds, 12 soccer and football fields, one outdoor swimming pool, two ponds, one nine-hole golf course, a community center, a recreation facility, an indoor soccer field and approximately 35,000 City-owned trees.

​Many of the services that touch our residents everyday lives are managed under the Public Works and Parks Department umbrella. The department has 60 full-time and part-time employees and about 10 contracted laborer positions to assist with seasonal operations. All services and programs are provided utilizing an operational budget of about $10 million.

​Traditional city services such as snow and ice removal, street lighting, street maintenance, sanitation, recycling, construction management, engineering services, fleet maintenance, storm damage cleanup, public tree maintenance, City parks and Golf Course maintenance are provided under the auspices of the Public Works and Parks Department. In addition to these traditional services, the City operates one of the state's oldest running recycling programs.

  1. Public Works and Parks
  2. Administration & Engineering
  3. Solid Waste Division
  4. Street Maintenance
  5. Park & Forestry Maintenance
  6. Golf Course Maint. & Recr.
  7. Fleet Maintenance
  8. Flood: Missouri Information

The Department is organized into six divisions, including:

Administration & Engineering Street Maintenance Parks and Forestry Golf Course Recreation & Maintenance Solid Waste Management Fleet