Forest Park

Forest Park lies across the street from Washington University Medical Center. This massive green space — 500 acres larger than New York’s Central Park — offers countless facilities for athletics, cultural activities and fun.

Athletic Facilities

  • Jogging, bicycling and in-line skating paths
  • Lakes for boating and fishing
  • Soccer, rugby and cricket fields
  • Tennis, basketball and handball courts
  • Two golf courses
  • Outdoor ice rink



  • Missouri History Museum
  • Muny Opera
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • Saint Louis Zoo


  • Earth Day Festival (April)
  • Bark in the Park Festival (May)
  • St. Louis African Arts Festival (May)
  • Shakespeare Festival (May)
  • Brewers Heritage Festival (June)
  • The Great Forest Park Balloon Race (September)
  • St. Louis Wine Festival (September)
  • Scottish Games and Cultural Festival (October)