The Parks and Recreation Department was established in 1986 and adopted the mission statement to be “an innovative leader in delivering quality parks and programs.” Over the last 30 plus years, the department has done just that.
Aquaport, the City’s municipal outdoor water park, opened in 1998 and has since become a regional attraction boasting multiple water slides, a lazy river, kids’ area and more. Upgrades including a renovated façade and a new water feature are slated to be unveiled summer 2020.
In 2017, the City realized a long-time goal, completing construction of the Maryland Heights Community Center. Home of the Parks and Recreation Department, the 92,000 square foot facility has a fitness center, gymnasium, indoor aquatic center, play center, senior lounge and rooms available to rent for parties, meetings and more. Memberships continue to grow and the center has quickly become the heart of the community.
The opening of the Centene Community Ice Center in Sept. 2019 has further solidified Maryland Heights as an innovative leader in the realm of parks and recreation. The ice center is the official practice facility for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and other primary tenants include the St. Louis Blues Alumni, Lindenwood University, St. Louis AAA Blues and Mercy Healthcare.
Our fist Safety Town of 2020 may have looked different from any that we've done before, being held virtually over Zoom, but Maryland Heights Police Department's Officer Bob Heitert and the kids did an amazing job! They covered fire safety, traffic safety, stranger danger and much more. Thanks to everyone who participated!
The Community Center will be open once again on the weekends starting tomorrow! The facility will operate 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sundays. The Indoor Track is open and you can make reservations for certain activities such as pickleball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, lap swim and group exercise classes by visiting https://tinyurl.com/yc7q69u6. Members and Residents who are 18 years or older will be allowed in the facility at this time. Residents and non-residents looking to renew or purchase a membership are able to do so by visiting the Community Center.
Maryland Heights Parks & Recreation has a number of special events and programs coming up including summer camps, Summer Concert Series, Hot Diggity Dog, Afternoon Flicks, Family Movie Night and Learn to Skate. Travis and AJ will also give you the latest on what’s going on at the Community Center.
Program Registration: www.marylandheights.com/signup
Special events: www.marylandheights.com/upcoming
Membership questions: email@example.com
Lap Swim, Group Exercise and Gym Activities: www.marylandheights.com/mindbody