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The Variety Wonderland Playground Cleaning 

August 10, 2018 — The Variety Wonderland Playground will be temporarily closed for cleaning on Monday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

 New Restaurant in the Missouri History Museum

August 7, 2018 — Café St. Louis opens to the public on August 18. Preview their menu here.

Upcoming Bridge Closure Over FPP & MetroLink

August 6, 2018 — During the second half of August, workers plan to close the pedestrian bridge that goes over Forest Park Parkway and MetroLink (see cross-hatches above in red) for significant repairs. MetroLink service is not impacted, but pedestrians will not be able to use the bridge during maintenance. We encourage visitors coming from or going to that end of the Park to use the Grand Drive bridge (see red circle). Once work begins, thank you for your patience.

LimeBike Scooters

August 1, 2018LimeBike recently launched electric scooter rentals in St. Louis. Please advise, electric and/or motorized scooters are not permitted on Forest Park's trails and paths. 

Construction Project - Intersection Improvements at Skinker and Forsyth / Lagoon Drives

July 2018 — Construction has begun at Skinker and Forsyth / Lagoon Drives. In an effort to enhance pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety, Washington University is working with Forest Park and the City of St. Louis to improve the above-referenced intersection.

  • Through traffic will be maintained at all times during construction
  • Be prepared for traffic interruptions and lane closures, as well as pedestrian and bicycle rerouting

View the project timeline and impacts to vehicle traffic lanes, crosswalks and the Dual Path crossing.

Water Fountain Repairs

July 3, 2018 — There are two water fountains in the Park that are currently being repaired:

  • Dog water bowl fountain near Round Lake
  • Update August 8, 2018 —The water fountain at the base of the World's Fair Pavilion is fixed and back up and running.

Shuffleboard Comes to Steinberg 

June 1, 2018 — Steinberg Rink in Forest Park is offering shuffleboard during the summer months. No experience needed; shuffleboard attendants will show you everything you need to know. Open play, court rental and league play will be available. Thursday & Friday, 4 - 10 p.m. Saturday, 12 - 9 p.m. Sunday, 12 - 6 p.m. Visit for details.

The Boathouse Has Reopened

April 25, 2018 — The Boathouse in Forest Park reopened under new management. Visit the new website for complete dining/boating information or jump to the entry within

Bixby's Temporarily Closed 

January 1, 2018 — Bixby’s in the Missouri History Museum has closed temporarily. The restaurant will each reopen later this year under new management. There remain several other nice dining options here in the Park.

Liberal Arts Bridge: Reopened to Traffic

Liberal Arts Bridge — located between the Boathouse and the Muny in Forest Park, connecting Government Drive and Pagoda Circle — reopened to traffic on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. 

This construction is part of a larger project improving this entire area. While Liberal Arts Bridge is now safely open to visitors on foot, on bike and in cars, visitors will see continued restoration work in the area through spring 2018 and landscaping into summer 2018. Please click here for the full project press release. 

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