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About Parks and Recreation

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.

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 September 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. Other primary tenants include the St. Louis Blues Alumni, Lindenwood University, St. Louis AAA Blues and Mercy Healthcare.  

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 completed in 2021 include a new entrance, new concessions stand, new filtration system and the new FlowRider surfing simulator.

Maryland Heights is also home to Dogport, an off-leash dog park as well as seven city-operated parks, St. Louis County operated Creve Coeur Park and the Fee Fee Greenway, an off-road trail.

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