Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, Maryland Heights

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park

Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park
4.5
Popular mentions

4.5
204 reviews
Excellent
141
Very good
51
Average
11
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Margaret Nulsen
15 contributions
Aug 2020
A fun place to be in the summer; sail boat cove and kayak rentals. I love spending an hour or so on the lake in one of the rented kayaks in the summer time.
Written December 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeffrey Warner
Saint Louis, MO6 contributions
Sep 2020
This is one of Saint Louis County's finest parks. The rowing club is incredible to watch or participate in. Go Ape is just great fun and the walking, biking, canoeing and jogging trails are better than any others. Really is a hub of recreation and nature. A must visit site.
Written September 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Monique w
Florissant, MO47 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
It's a beautiful place to park, but more and more crowded. Made me revisit other parks I used to frequent.
Written August 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jwbulldogs
Saint Louis, Missouri596 contributions
Mar 2020
We decided to go for a walk by the lake. We practiced social distanbce. The walk was nice. The lake id beautiful and peaceful. It was great to get out for a few minutes.
Written March 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1Coolrunner
Poplar Bluff, MO403 contributions
Feb 2020
Wife and I were in the area and I decided to do an early morning run around the lake. Loved the nice trail and friendly folks. I was a little unsure of the trail markings but I just stayed close to the lake.
Written February 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stljfj
st louis38 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I had visitors in town looking to take a break from the beers and bars typical of vacation visits. We struck out on a hike around the lake on an unseasonably warm day that was perfect for our needs. Along the path a soccer field had available warm restrooms, which were a surprise and welcome find. The Restuarant was closed for the season but plenty of walkers on the path to provide a sense of safety. Walk/ hike was approx 6 miles.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jdk627
House Springs, MO68 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Stopped in to see the waterfall and it was frozen over. Very cool to see! I would stop in if you’re in the area and it’s below freezing.
Written January 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lainer
1 contribution
Mar 2019
Went here last year, on March 26, 2019....was beautiful and loved all the animals! But the center was closed....:/ Wish we could have gone into that part! There were scouting groups of kids going thru the grounds and they were allowed to go into the center, but the public wasn't...not sure why?? Would like to go again and go inside the center...!! Never knew this was here, don't think it's advertised much?
Written December 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Renee S
Chesterfield, MO16 contributions
Aug 2019
You will love the walk/jog around the lake. Pavilions for parties/groups - must be reserved. Rent a kayak and spend time on the water! So much fun!
Written September 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JMCSTL
Saint Louis, MO5,035 contributions
Sep 2019
I've lived within 20 miles of Creve Coeur Park all my life, and have occasionally driven past or through it. But I never really appreciated its history & natural beauty & variety of outdoor activity options until my wife and I moved much closer a year ago. The primary feature most St. Louis area residents associate with the Park is Creve Coeur Lake, a 320-acre body of fresh water formed thousands of years ago by the cutoff of a meander in the Missouri River. The Lake & surrounding land were developed for suburban leisure in the late 1800s, after the Missouri Pacific Railroad added a steam rail line to the area. That was followed in the early 1900s by the addition of the Creve Coeur Lake streetcar line loop & the "Electric Park" amusement park. All of that is gone now, but it's been replaced by St. Louis County Parks Dept. development of more modern & natural recreational opportunities across the 2,145 acres of Creve Coeur Park.

The Lake has an average depth of just 10 feet but is reportedly as deep as 40 feet in spots, and hosts sailboating & canoeing/kayaking/sculling & windsurfing & paddleboarding (no motorized watercraft allowed). A local outfitter currently rents out several types of personal watercraft & pedaled bikes along the southeastern shore during the warm weather months (April to October). There is a 1600-foot stretch of recreational beach along the northeastern shoreline, though no swimming is permitted in the Lake (for public health & safety). There are several connecting walking/running/biking paths & trails around the Lake and through the adjoining Park lands. There are three large picnic pavilions near the Lake available for rental (two with small playgrounds nearby), and a disc golf course across the main north-south road cutting through the Park (Marine Avenue). The Lake level open park spaces host many sponsored events in the warmer months. On the late September day that I most recently visited, there was a British car & motorcycle show and the "Life Outside Festival" to encourage outdoor activities. The Dripping Springs waterfall is tucked away in the woods at the south end of the Lake. Fishing is allowed in Creve Coeur Lake, as well as in the recently added Mallard Lake at the far south end of the Park property (each with appropriate state licensing/permissions).

If that's not enough to satisfy you & your family, you can also visit the Upper Park area on Streetcar Drive near the intersection of Marine Ave. & Dorsett Road. The elevated portion of the parkland has another large reservable picnic shelter, picnic tables scattered across the grounds, two more playgrounds, a small set of tennis courts, and a commercially operated tree-top adventure course. The Bootlegger's Run mountain bike trail also runs through this portion of the Park. There are plenty of green spaces & wooded areas to explore and relax on/in, and public restrooms on the Park grounds (Upper Park & Lake level) are open year-round.

Creve Coeur Park is within just a few miles' drive of Interstate 70 & Interstate 270 & the Missouri Hwy. 364 Page Extension connector, making it easily accessible (and free of charge for park grounds access) for visitors to St. Louis as well as to the Metro region's residents. My wife & I will definitely be visiting Creve Coeur Park more often, to enjoy as many of its attractions & features as we can squeeze in to our future leisure time.
Written September 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 203
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing