Boathouse & Bixby's Temporarily Closed
As of January 1, 2018, two Forest Park dining options — the Boathouse and Bixby’s in the Missouri History Museum — have closed temporarily. They will each reopen later this year under new management. We will provide updates on timing when we know more. There remain several other nice dining options here in the Park.
Liberal Arts Bridge: Closed for Reconstruction
Liberal Arts Bridge — located between the Boathouse and the Muny, connecting Government Drive and Pagoda Circle — closed for demolition in September 2017. The road will be reopened to traffic in Q1 2018. This construction is part of a larger project improving this entire area. Please click here for the full project press release.
Visitor tips for navigating around this construction:
- To access the Boathouse during construction, enter Government Drive from the southwest at Washington Drive, Fine Arts Drive or Wells Drive.
- Parallel parking is available along Government Drive, and the Boathouse Parking Lot will be open during construction.
- Alternate Boathouse Parking Option: Use the Visitor Center Parking Lot (orange circle at top center), park in the southwest corner of the lot and take the pedestrian/bike path (that runs along the eastside of Dwight Davis Tennis Center), cross over the wooden footbridge and follow path to the Boathouse entrance. This is a leisurely 3-minute walk.
Central Fields: Closed for Renovations
Central Fields, a 29-acre site that hosts athletic competitions and large community events, remains closed while major renovations take place. To read more about this exciting project, read our press release.