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.
In light of the C.D.C.’s latest guidance recommending against any gatherings of 50 or more people, Forest Park's Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center is closed to the public effectively immediately until further notice.
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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.
Forest Perk Café
Grab a coffee or lunch at this popular spot. Breakfast and lunch served all day. Phone number: (314) 361-4477.
Hours: May 1–November 1: 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. every day | November 1–May 1: 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Monday–Friday; 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Meeting Rooms & Trolley room for Rent
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
With the Visitor Center serving as a major trailhead for the recreational path, we offer restrooms, showers and locker facilities. Visit this page for more information.
Volunteers from the St. Louis Convention & Visitor's Center cheerily man the desk here, answering questions of all kinds.