Spinach pasta with basil and feta.
Lisa M Baragiola

Summer Recreation and Fitness

Summertime Recreation

Can you believe it’s June already? School is out, the temperatures are rising and its officially summer on the 20th. We have daylight until at least 8:30 p.m. which gives us ample time for a variety of outdoor options. Remember, it doesn’t feel like exercise when you’re having fun. Explore St. Louis and our other areas for family recreation and a change of scenery. Include some of these sites in your next staycation!!!

Parks and Recreation

Queeny Park 550 Weidman Rd, St. Louis, MO has 4.4 miles of trails including fishing and lots of nature with trees, prairies and a dog park.

Klondike Park 4600 Highway 94 South, Augusta, MO is a 250-acre park. There are opportunities for fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and places to camp.

Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center 11715 Cragwold Rd, St. Louis, MO is 112 acres in a remote and beautiful section of Kirkwood. Stroll the three-mile trail or visit the nature complex for educational and fun indoor activities.

Water Fun and Recreation

Water parks are fun in the sun and refreshing. Spend a day or plan a birthday party and enjoy the water festivities. Both locations below are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Wapelhorst Aquatic Facility 1875 Muegge Rd, St. Charles, MO.

Aquaport Water Park 2344 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO

It’s All About the Lake

Simpson Lake 1224 Marshall Rd, Valley Park, MO is a 72-acre lake with fishing, boating and hiking trails. Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are available for rent.

Boat House at Forest Park 6101 Government Dr., St. Louis, MO includes a restaurant and a 22-acre lake. Work up an appetite by renting a paddle boat, canoe, kayak, paddleboard or a bike to ride in the park.

We’re fortunate to have so many local gems. Don’t pass up a chance to explore, get moving and play!!! Happy Summer…..



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