Summer Staycation Guide

Price of gas got you down? If you are unable to get away this summer for vacation, don’t fret! Maryland Heights is filled to the brim with fun adventures. There are numerous attractions available in your own backyard - everything from rowing on one of the largest natural lakes in Missouri to catching a live music performance. We’ve partnered with Visit Maryland Heights, our community’s tourism bureau, to bring you a guide to the perfect Maryland Heights Summer Staycation. Pick and choose one week to explore or designate multiple vacation days throughout the summer. Establishing time to take a break from work is important. Studies have shown that taking time away can have both physical and mental health benefits. Even if you chose to explore one of our local parks, the ability to step away from computer screens, customers, deadlines, and phone calls to clear your mind is absolutely worth it. 

If you’d like to take a TRUE Staycation, consider overnighting in one of our 24 hotels and dining at our diverse restaurants where you’ll find everything from sushi to tacos. Complete restaurant and hotel guides can be found at

As Visit Maryland Heights says, “Endless fun is waiting for you in St. Louis’ backyard. STAY, SEE, EAT, PLAY!” 
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The following guide is organized by location. We’ve included addresses, phone numbers and websites to make your Staycation planning easy! Underneath each location, we have also included any events that are scheduled. Events are subject to change and/or cancellations. Always check the provided website or call the business for updated information. 
lazy river at aquaport


2344 McKelvey Rd. • (314) 738-2599
Maryland Heights’ own outdoor water park first opened in 1998. As one of the first municipalities in the area to include water slides at the city pool, many of the original features are still enjoyed by residents today. In 2021, major renovations were completed to the facility including the addition of a new feature, a surfing simulator called The FlowRider. Other renovations included a new entrance where residents and Season Pass holders can bypass lines at the gate, a new concessions stand with revamped menu, the addition of Cardinals themed sprayers in the Kids’ area, and a new filtration system. 
    Aquaport’s daily hours are 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. daily. Season Pass holders and residents are able to enter one hour early. Non-residents are required to purchase tickets online. Residents may bring in two guests per day, per card holder at the resident rate.
    Maryland Heights’ residents (ages 4 and older) will need to purchase a Privilege Card if they want to pay the resident rate. The Privilege Card includes discounts on admission, the use of the FlowRider, and early entry. Residents will need to bring a photo ID, proof of residency (utility bill, bank statement, occupancy permit) and $5 to the Community Center. A Privilege Card is included if a Season Pass is purchased.  
(Daily admission for residents $5 - $3)

Community Event
Luau Party
August 12 • 7:30-9:30 p.m.
We’re staying open after hours for a family-friendly party including swimming under the stars, games, giveaways and more. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase at the concession stand. This event is free for season pass holders or $5 general admission.

Centene Community Ice Center / Saint Louis Music Park
750 Casino Center Dr. • (314) 451-2244 
This family-friendly venue opened in 2019 and is the practice facility of the St. Louis Blues. The Ice Center has four NHL sized ice sheets including a covered outdoor rink that makes a transformation every spring into the Saint Louis Music Park! This 4,500 seat outdoor concert venue has covered pavilion seating, concessions and a plaza area. Tickets to concerts can be purchased through 
    Daily public skating is available during the summer on the indoor rinks (check their website for schedule) and Maryland Heights’ residents can receive a discount by stopping by the Community Center with proof of residence for a free Centene Community Ice Center Resident Discount Card. ($8 admission, $5 for residents | $5 skate rental, $3 for residents)

Concert Schedule
June 3 • Jackson Browne
June 9 • Whiskey Myers
June 10 • Lord Huron
June 11 • Lee Brice: Label Me Proud     Tour
June 17 • Bon Iver
June 18 • Rex Orange County
June 30 • The Avett Brothers
July 17 • Collective Soul & Switchfoot
July 19 • David Gray
July 23 • Rebelution
July 24 • 5 Seconds of Summer: Take My Hand World Tour
July 29 • Goo Goo Dolls
July 30 • Kidz Bop Live 2022
August 2 • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Dashboard Confessional
August 6 • Lany
August 7 • Coheed and Cambria - A Window of the Waking Tour
August 10 • Dispatch & O.A.R.
August 11 • Maren Morris - Humble Quest Tour
August 12 • A Day to Remember - Just Some Shows
August 14 • Fitz & the Tantrums and Andy Grammer
August 16 • Jamey Johnson
August 18 • ZZ Top
August 19 • Umphrey’s McGee & The Disco Biscuits
August 21 • Alicia Keys: World Tour
August 28 • Jack White

Community Event
Jingle Jangle in July
July 23 • 1:00-5:00 p.m.
It may be the middle of summer but the MH Parks and Recreation Department is transforming the Ice Center into a winter wonderland! This event will feature a vendor area so you can get your holiday shopping done early and FREE ICE SKATING (does not include skate rental) from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Purchase a wristband ($10) for the kids’ area and get pictures taken with Santa, access the bounce house/inflatables, arts and crafts, balloon twisting and Christmas airbrushing!

Community Center
2300 McKelvey Rd. • (314) 738-2599
This 92,000 sq. ft. facility opened to the community in 2017. Plan a game of basketball, volleyball, pickleball or badminton, take a break from the sun and cool off in the Indoor Aquatic Center or walk the indoor track. Try out an exercise class or hit the weights in the Fitness Center. Check our website for upcoming classes, programs and events. 

Community Events
Pop-Up Market
June 1, July 6, August 3 & September 7 • 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us on the Community Center parking lot the first Wednesday of the month through the summer for the Maryland Heights Pop-Up Market! Shop from a variety of handmade, homemade and homegrown vendors. This family-friendly event also features food trucks and live entertainment. 
vendor selling items

Family Movie Nights

Movies begin at 7:00 p.m.
June 16 • The Spiderwick Chronicles 
July 21 • Race to Witch Mountain
August 19 • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
September 16 • Angry Birds The Movie
Join us at the Community Center, rain or shine, for the Family Movie Night series where movies will be shown in the air conditioned banquet rooms. Food and refreshments are welcome, but please no glass containers. Seating will be provided but guests are welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets. The Maryland Heights Police Department and Fire District will be supplying preshow ice cream again this year, so be sure to get your spot early!  

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park 
13725 Marine Ave. / 13236 Streetcar Dr. • (314) 615-4386
As legend has it, a Native-American princess, Me-Me-Ton-Wish, fell in love with a trapper named Jean. There are several endings of this story: one where Jean is killed by the tribe, another where Jean abandons Me-Me-Ton-Wish but all versions end with the princess throwing herself off the edge of the cliff - creating the picturesque waterfall “Dripping Springs.” A popular summer resort in the early 1900s, the lake is now known for being St. Louis County’s largest park in their system with a 320-acre natural lake. 
    Although swimming is not allowed, patrons are able to rent canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards from Creve Coeur Rentals. Once on the water, you can follow a six-mile water trail that provides various points of interest around the lake. A water trail map is available on their website. If you’d rather stick to land, bike, run or walk the paved trail around the lake or rent a surrey bicycle. Other amenities include: four playgrounds, splash pad, biking and hiking trails, disc golf, archery, tennis courts and plenty of picnic areas.  

Sailboat Races
June 5, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 21, August 28 •  2:00 p.m. 
Watch several sailboats from the Creve Coeur Sailing Association race with the wind and against each other as they focus on improving their skills. Races start at the southern end of the lake. 
sailboat on lake

30 Trails - 30 Hikes Program

June 6, June 20, July 4, August 1 
• 8:00 a.m. 
This program designates 30 trails all over the St. Louis County area that take appx. 30 minutes to complete. A punchcard is available at Exchange the punch card for a prize from St. Louis County Parks. 

Late Night Fishing at Creve Coeur
June 11, July 9, August 13 •  6:00 p.m.  
Bring your poles, bait, and flashlights and fish from 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Fishing is only allowed between Dripping Springs and Sailboat Cove. Call (314) 615-4386 for more information. 

Dragon Boat Festival
June 18 • 8:00 a.m.
Teams from local businesses and community organizations take to the lake aboard traditional Chinese canoe-like vessels and race a course. Food trucks, performances, and lots of activities for kids complete the day of fun. Funds raised go to Operation Family Help. Visit for more information. 
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St. Louis County Parks Food Truck Fest

July 13 •  5:00 p.m. 
Enjoy live music from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and eat dinner off of a caravan of food trucks that are stopping in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. 

Dave and Busters
13857 Riverport Dr. • (314) 209-8015 
Eat, drink and play! Instead of battling the crowds downtown, catch a game on the 40’ WOW wall with stadium sound. Challenge friends to arcade games like Pop-a-Shot, Pac-Man and Skee-Ball. Mastered the classics? Try out some virtual reality challenges. Play games for half the price on Wednesdays. 

Escape Challenge St. Louis
11978 Dorsett Rd. • (314) 736-4757 
Who doesn’t love a good puzzle? Escape Challenge STL creates interactive scenarios where participants have 60 minutes to search the room for hidden objects, puzzles, riddles and clues. Piece them together to escape. All rooms are private. Visit their website to book. ($23 - $25 a person)

Float STL
127 Weldon Pkwy. B • (314) 833-3444 
If your idea of a vacation is peace and quiet, check out Float STL. Patrons book time in a sensory deprivation tank and float in a solution of water and Epsom salt which creates a near zero-gravity state. Floating in a salt water tank has been known to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, increase creativity, productivity and self-awareness. An infrared sauna is also available. Book a floating session by phone or online. 
($69 for a 60 minute float, $30 for 30 minute Infrared Sauna session)
woman floating in tank
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The Funny Bone Comedy Club

614 Westport Plaza Dr. • (314) 469-6692 
A well-known comedy club in the St. Louis area, this location hosts local talent and nationally touring comedians. Sit back with a few drinks and have some laughs. If you’re looking for a good deal, Open Mic Night is every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and is only $5 admission with a two-drink minimum. 
(Tickets vary in pricing but usually range $30 - $10)

Upcoming Shows
June 9-12 • Brendan Eyre
June 16-19 • Nick Guerra
July 13-18 • John Morgan
July 22-23 • T.J. Miller

Go Ape Zipline and Adventure Park
13219 Streetcar Dr. • (800) 971-8271
Nestled in the upper portion of Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is a treetop obstacle course. Zoom through a variety of courses that include rope ladders, crossings, swings and zip-lines. They even have an opportunity to explore the course in the dark! Book online and don’t forget to bring work gloves. 
(Tickets range from $59.95 - $32.95)

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
3127 Creve Coeur Mill Rd. • (314) 434-3368
This museum is federally recognized for the acquisition, restoration, display and operation of antique and vintage aircraft. Their collection is housed in four main display hangars and includes several planes from the Golden Age of Flight and a couple famous planes from the movies! Call to schedule a tour or stop by on the weekends from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
($10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, cash or check only)

Hollywood Casino
777 Casino Center Dr. • 1(855) STL-GAME
Try your luck inside 120,000 sq. ft. of slots and video poker machines. Hollywood Casino also offers 50+ table games that include Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker and more. With several dining options available, this is the perfect home base if you are catching a show at the Saint Louis Music Park or Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. They also offer a shuttle to the nearby concerts and hotel packages are available if you need a place to crash for the night. 
Hollywood casino exterior

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

14141 Riverport Dr. • (314) 298-9944
This outdoor music venue with a capacity of 20,000 has been the host to many music festivals and big name artists. Food, beverages and merchandise are available for purchase. Pro tip: Bring a blanket to lay out if you have lawn tickets. 

Concert Schedule
June 3 • REO Speedwagon & Styx with Loverboy
June 8 • The Lumineers - BRIGHTSIDE World Tour
June 14 • The Chicks Tour
June 18 • Chicago & Brian Wilson with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin
June 21 • Dead & Company
June 24 • Outlaw ft: Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff & More
June 26 • Josh Groban: Harmony Tour
July 1 • Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire: Miraculous Supernatural Tour
July 9 • El Monstero with Living Colour
July 15 • The Black Keys w/guest Band of Horses
July 16 • Train - AM Gold Tour
July 20 • Rob Zombie & Mudvayne: Freaks on Parade Tour
July 30 • Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour
July 31 • Big Time Rush: Forever Tour
August 5 • Chris Brown & Lil Baby: One of Them Ones Tour
August 6 • OneRepublic: Never Ending Summer Tour
August 12 • Zac Brown Band: Out in the Middle Tour
August 13 • Incubus with Very Special Guest Sublime with ROME
August 18 • Korn x Evanescence - 2022 Summer Tour
August 19 • Keith Urban: The Speed of Now World Tour
August 20 • Kid Rock with special guest Foreigner - Bad Reputation Tour
August 26 • Sammy Hagar & The Circle w/George Thorogood
August 27 • Morgan Wallen: The Dangerous Tour
August 30 • Wu-Tang Clan & Nas: NY State of Mind Tour
crowd of people at amphitheater

Maryland Heights City Parks

Locations Below • (314) 738-2599
Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore any of the seven Maryland Heights-operated parks, Dogport dog park or the Fee Fee Greenway. All parks are open sunrise to sunset with the exception of when there are City sponsored programs and events occurring. 

Ballfields on Fee Fee Rd.
2719 Fee Fee Rd.
In 2019, Maryland Heights acquired over 10 acres of property, north of the Midland Ave. and Fee Fee Rd. intersection. Over the next few years, the City will look to turn this land into a multi-sport complex. Improvements have already begun and the baseball field closest to Fee Fee Rd. is now available for rent. When not rented, residents are free to use this field for pickup games, skills development and more. Email for more information.

Dogport Dog Park & McKelvey Woods Park
2490 McKelvey Woods Ct. 
Dogport is a members only park for off-leash dogs to play while accompanied by their owners. This four-acre park has separate areas for small and large dogs. Visit the Community Center with your dogs vaccination records to purchase a membership. Additionally, a playground, pavilion and restrooms are located just outside of Dogport.
dog and girl

Eise Park

12103 Bourbon St.
Gerald A. Eise Memorial Park is located in the David Meadows Subdivision near Rose Acres Elementary School. This neighborhood park features a basketball hoop, cornhole boards, one pavilion, picnic tables, a playground, restrooms, splash pad and a walking path. 

Fee Fee Greenway
Trailheads at Aquaport and Creve Coeur Park
Collaborating with Great Rivers Greenway, the three-mile Fee Fee Greenway takes users from Aquaport to Creve Coeur Lake and its many recreational opportunities. From the Creve Coeur Lake Connector, patrons can then hop on the 240 mile Katy Trail.

McKelvey Woods Nature Park
2530 McKelvey Rd.
A short walking trail ends with a peaceful location to bird watch, observe nature or to simply enjoy the outdoors.

Parkwood Park
3145 Parkwood Lane
Located next to Parkwood Elementary School and near Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Parkwood Park features a 0.7 walking path with fitness stations to keep you active, cornhole boards,  pavilion with picnic tables, playground and restrooms.

Community Event
Hot Diggity dog!
July 20 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, we’re firing up the grill at Parkwood Park and serving up FREE hot dogs, chips and drinks. Preregistration is not required and we will be serving while supplies last.
family eating hot dogs in park

Quiet Hollow Park

12469 McKelvey Rd.
This park is home to the state-of-the-art Fitness Court, an outdoor bodyweight gym that includes 30 individual pieces of equipment and shock-resistant sports flooring. It allows up to 28 individuals of any ability to workout simultaneously. Quiet Hollow also features a walking trail, park benches and picnic tables. 

Vago Park
2700 Fee Fee Rd.
The largest park operated by the City of Maryland Heights, Vago Park spans 20-acres and features a baseball field with lights, cornhole boards, fitness course, five horseshoe pits, the Judy Barnett Memorial Scented Garden, a multi-purpose court with basketball hoops, three pavilions available for rent, picnic sites with barbecue grills, public art, three playgrounds including handicap accessible play structures, restrooms, sand volleyball court, splash pad and a walking/jogging track.
Child standing in splash pad


Summer Concert Series
Live music is back at Vago and Parkwood Parks once again for the Maryland Heights Summer Concert Series! Food trucks are scheduled to be at every show. Check our Facebook page closer to concert dates for which trucks will be at each show. All concerts are free and all ages are welcome.

June 17 • Parkwood Park • Funky Butt Brass Band 
July 8 • Vago Park • Bob Case with his St. Louis Tickle
August 5 • Parkwood Park • McLovin
September 9 • Vago Park • Johnny Rockitts
All shows 7:00-9:00 p.m.father with young boy eating popsicle

Fun in the Park

Explore the parks in Maryland Heights this summer with the Parks & Recreation staff. We will visit Eise, Parkwood and Vago Park with different activities planned as well as snacks at each event. All events are free to attend.

June 22 • Eise Park • DIY Lightning Bug Catchers and Nature Journals
July 27 • Parkwood Park • Gaga Ball
August 24 • Vago Park • Scavenger Hunt
All events are 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Quarry at Crystal Springs
1 Crystal Springs Quarry Dr. • (314) 514-0154
Next door to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park is an area which was a quarry in 1888. Centuries later, it has been converted into a prestigious 18-hole golf course. The area includes federally protected wetlands and environmentally sensitive areas, lakes and native prairie grass so you can enjoy a true natural environment rather than someone’s subdivision. This location also includes a 40,000 sq. ft. driving range. Book a tee time online or by calling their phone number. 

RYZE Adventure Park
12420 Grace Church Rd. • (314) 886-7993
We included this attraction on our list even though only the parking lot is within city limits! This new urban adventure recently opened in September 2021 and includes a 50 foot tower with 114 challenges varying in degree of difficulty. Climbers are able to choose their own challenge and get 2.5 hour sessions on the tower. Also included on the property: a lower level for kids ages 4 - 7, two zip-lines, yard games, and a 18 hole skill-based mini golf course. Obviously this activity is weather dependent, so pick out a nice day and book your session!
people posing on ropes course platform
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Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym
1874 Lackland Hill Pkwy. • (314) 241-7625
If weather just isn’t cooperating and the monkeys in your group still insist on climbing, hop on over to Upper Limits, a premier indoor rock climbing gym. This location has 14,500 sq. ft. of climbing surfaces with two giant lead arches and a massive top-out boulder. Adult, child and family passes are available and they offer classes if you are new to the sport. 

Westport Plaza
111 Westport Plaza Dr. • (314) 576-7100
Truly a Maryland Heights landmark, this property was built in 1978 and remains a popular part of our business district.
    Many will recognize the iconic Gold Tower and lake around the Sheraton Chalet Hotel but venture around this open air district and discover many dining and entertainment options. Home of classics such as: The Funny Bone Comedy Club, Backstreet Jazz and Blues, Trainwreck Saloon, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and the Drunken Fish, this property has seen additional growth within the last ten years that includes Westport Social (complete with gaming lounge), Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Kemoll’s Chop House, and Jovick Brothers Deli.     
    It’s the perfect place to grab lunch, catch some live music over drinks, or celebrate a special occasion with fine dining. At the very least, walk around the property and experience some Maryland Heights history. 
exterior westport plaza

If you need any assistance with your group plans or have any questions about the attractions listed, Visit Maryland Heights can be contacted at or (314) 548-6052