Parks & Blooms

Discover the beauty of St. Louis Metro natural areas


peonies in front of pond with bridge and gazebo

Gordon Moore Park

4550 College Ave.

704 acres

gardens, waterfalls, walking paths

Piasa Bird painting on cliff

Piasa Park

Route 100


walkway along river

Riverfront Park

1 Riverfront Dr.

walking/biking trail

view of river

Riverview Park

Park Ave.

sunken garden, river overlook


clouds and trees reflected in lake

Bryant Park

4300 Culp Ln.

fishing lake, 1-mile path

arboretum with sign

Bethalto Arboretum

E. Central St.

150 species of trees, perennial garden


shady trees reflected in lake

Joe Glik Park

710 East Lake Dr.

42 acres

2 lakes, trails

reflection of trees on lake

Leclaire Park

900 Hale Ave.

5.8 acres

lake with lighted fountain & waterfall

field of wildflowers

Poag Sand Prairie

4860 Street Car Rd.

18.5 acres

.5-mile trail, pond

boardwalk and plants by lake

Watershed Nature Center

1591 Tower Ave.

40 acres

trails, lakes, observation towers

trail in woods

Bohm Woods Nature Preserve

4207 Bohm School Rd.

90 acres

blooming cherry trees

Gardens at SIUE

6 Arboretum Ln.

walking path, Turtle Pond, gardens


lake with plants and trees

Ray M. Schon Park

Main Street

pond, walking trail

trail in woods

Greenspace East

South Trace Rd. or Paddock Ln.

80 acres

hiking trail


lake with bridge and trees

Glazebrook Park

1401 Stamper Ln.

120 acres

2 ponds, trails

garden shelters in front of river

Hoffman Gardens

4827-4819 Whitford Dr.

(currently under development)

path through green woods

Lavista Park

2421 W. Delmar Ave.

93 acres

1-mile trail

petunias in front of sunny lake with fountain

Monticello Sculpture Gardens

5800 Godfrey Rd.

215 acres

gardens, fountains, lake

waterfall over cliff

John M. Olin Nature Preserve

2213 S. Levis Ln.

342.3 acres

trails, small streams, waterfalls


blooming pink tree over garden with white tree in background

Wilson Park

2900 Benton St.

74 acres

formal gardens, fountain, fitness trail

clouds over lake

Horseshoe Lake State Park

3321 Highway 111

fishing, hiking

Chouteau Island

4205 Chain of Rocks Rd.

hiking trails, fishing


lake filled with waterlily leaves

Arlington Wetlands

Arlington Drive

83 acres

wetlands, sand prairie


lake with reflection of clouds and trees

Belk Park

Belk Park Rd.

234 acres

fishing lake, walking path


Woodland Park

2 Pine Lake Rd.

lakes, walking/biking trails

farmhouse and garden

Willoughby Heritage Farm

631 Willoughby Ln.

40 acres

hiking trails, garden