About Parks and Recreation
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.
The City of Maryland Heights welcomes individuals of all abilities to enjoy our programs, parks and facilities. The City of Maryland Heights participates in the Mid-County Inclusion Partnership to provide inclusion services to our community. If you or someone you know requires accommodations or assistance to participate in recreational programs or city services, please notify us at registration and contact Malory Smysor, Inclusion Coordinator. A minimum of 21 days notice is required when inclusion services are needed.
The City of Maryland Heights also has a Sound Mate Hearing Assist System for those patrons that may need assistance in hearing during a meeting or presentation. These individual assist units are available by contacting the Welcome Desk. Individuals with hearing disabilities may also call Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966.
We strive to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and welcome comments. If you have a concern in regards to the ADA, please email or call (314) 290-8507.
Code of Conduct Policy
Patrons participating in any program or utilizing any facility or service offered by the City of Maryland Heights are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and appropriate manner. Any patron violating this expectation subjects themselves to membership suspension, membership termination, discontinuation of service or program or will be asked to leave the facility. Staff reserves the right to address any witnessed or reported concerns related to conduct or disruptive behavior. Prohibited general conduct includes:
- Conduct which is obscene or indecent.
- The use of abusive or profane language.
- Disrupting or obstructing a program or patrons utilizing the facilities or services.
- Harassing any patron or staff during a program, in our facilities or utilizing our services through unwanted conduct that causes reasonable fear or safety, such as stalking, or is sufficiently severe, pervasive and persistent that it interferes with the person's services or facilities.
- Threatening physical abuse, intimidation, coercion or conduct which threatens the health or safety of others is prohibited.
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The Parks & Recreation Department also seeks talented instructors to teach programs at the Community Center including developmental, fitness/wellness, aquatic, social groups, cultural arts, community service, inclusion and adult/youth sports. If you have an idea for a program, email or call (314) 738-2542 to start the application process.
Recreation is the perfect gift for everyone! Gift certificates are available for purchase at the Community Center and can be used towards memberships, programs and just about anything with the Parks and Recreation Department!
Resident Discount Card holders receive resident rates at Berry Hill Golf Course March 1-December 22. Cardholders also receive resident rates at the Creve Coeur Golf Course from May 15-September 15 and the Creve Coeur Ice Rink year round. Please bring the receipt from your Resident Card purchase to take advantage of this offer.
Lost and Found Policy
Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Facility users are encouraged to keep all valuables in a locker. Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Staff are not permitted to hold equipment, valuables or bags for facility users. Please ask for our lost and found policy for more information.
Parks Master Plan
Our staff reserves the right to take photographs of you and/or your child participating in classes, events, programs, using our facilities, properties or during any event sponsored by the Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation Department. Photographs may be used in print and/or electronic publicity without any obligation to provide compensation to those photographed.
Attendance at our programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed. If you do not want to be photographed or for us to use a photo of you and/or your child, please inform the photographer or the staff member coordinating the event before the program begins. A photography release form may be required when participating in certain classes, events, leagues or programs.
The Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation scholarship program provides youth with access to the recreation and leisure activities of their choice, regardless of ability to pay. Children ages 17 years and younger living within the Maryland Height’s city limits may qualify through the established guidelines of Division of Family Services. Children who do not meet these guidelines may still qualify and are encouraged to apply if assistance is needed. Children may receive assistance with one program per brochure, with a maximum of three per year. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (314) 738-2599 for more information.