Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center
Originally built in 1892 as the Lindell Pavilion Streetcar shelter, the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center is a historically significant component of the extensive restoration of Forest Park. With its distinctive Spanish architecture and clock tower, the Visitor Center serves as a central hub for visitor information and education, and it also houses a beautiful banquet facility and meeting rooms.
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Note: The Forest Perk Cafe will be open during winter.
Welcome from Forest Park Forever President & Executive Director Lesley S. Hoffarth, P.E.
What awaits you at the Visitor Center?
Forest Park Forever Offices
Need to renew your membership? Meet about a tree donation? We're here to help between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Need to call us? We're at (314) 367-7275.
Meeting Rooms & Trolley room for Rent
The Forest Perk Café
In partnership with Catering St. Louis, The Forest Perk Café hours are Thursdays - Mondays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Variety Wonderland Playground
Located just west of the building is the Dennis & Judith Jones Variety Wonderland Playground, a half-acre, state-of-the-art playground specifically designed for ALL children — able-bodied and those with disabilities.
Locker Facilities for Rent
Volunteers from the St. Louis Convention & Visitor's Center cheerily staff the desk here, answering questions of all kinds.