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Patty DeForrest
Director of Parks and Recreation
Patty DeForrest

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Current News

Youth Baseball & Softball League Deadline

Youth baseball/softball leagues will accept team and individual registrations through Friday, February 19. League practices will begin in mid-March with games starting in April. For more information, visit

February at Shaw Park Ice Rink

Sunday, February 21 is Skaters Appreciation Day at the Rink! Join us for $3 admission with skate rental, games and treats.

February 28 is the final day to skate at Shaw Park Ice Rink this season. Don’t miss the chance to get one more memory at the rink this year. Visit for hours and admission.

Free Tennis Lesson

Get ready for spring with a free Beginner’s World Tennis lesson on Sunday, February 28. Pre-registration is required by calling 314-290-8500.

Spring Break Camps

Spring break camps are a great opportunity to entertain and enrich your children this spring. Camps take place March 21 – 25 with options in the morning and afternoon. The 2015 Emergency Contact Form must be completed and returned to begin the registration process. Find more information at

Winter / Spring Session Parks and Recreation Guide

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Accessibility to All Citizens

LogoWe welcome individuals of all abilities to enjoy our facilities and programs. If you or someone you know requires assistance, let us know at the time of registration or at least 2 weeks before participation. For more information, contact Mary Furfaro, Coordinator of Inclusive Services at (Voice) 314-505-8607 (TDD) 1-800-735-2966.