Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry

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The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry  is responsible for the administration and operation of City parks, recreation programs and events, and maintaining the over 30,000 trees that line the streets and parks of University City. During the school year, the Department also operates a public swimming program in the University City High School indoor swimming pool (Natatorium).

Scholarship Information

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has developed a limited scholarship program for University City residents who meet the qualifying income requirements. For more information, contact Centennial Commons, (314) 505-8617.

City Facilities

The major facilities and properties are:
  • 19 Parks of Approximately 255 Acres
  • Green Space of About 34 Acres
  • 15 Play Equipment Areas
  • 15 Ball Diamonds
  • 10 Soccer and Football Fields
  • 2 Ponds
  • Heman Park Swimming Pool
  • Heman Park Community Center
  • Centennial Commons Recreation Facility
  • Golf Course