Parks

Pavilion Reservation Policies

Reservations must be made in person at the Bridgeton Recreation Center beginning January 2. Reservations are taken for the months of April through October. Bridgeton residents requesting facilities must have a current parks and recreation identification card. Reservations will be accepted up to three days prior to the event. All unreserved time is considered first-come, first-served. Parks are open at 8 a.m, however, pavilion reservations do not begin until 10 a.m. Ball field use with pavilion reservations requires a separate permit. Please note special pricing for the large (corporate) pavilion, located at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC). Pavilion reservations only include exclusive use of the pavilion at the park site; other parts of the park (playground, basketball courts, lake, etc.) remain open to use by the public.

Neighborhood Park Pavilions

View the fees to rent the pavilion:

  • Residents/Bridgeton Recreation Center (BRC) Members: $50/day  
  • Non-Residents: $100/day

Corporate Pavilion at BMAC

View the fees to rent the pavilion:

  • Residents/BRC Members: $100/day  
  • Non-Residents: $200/day

Ball Field Reservation Policies

Ball field reservations for all parks, excluding BMAC, must be made and paid for at the community center or via phone. All unreserved time is considered first-come, first-served.

  • Residents: $15 per day
  • Non-Residents: $20 per day

More Information

For information regarding fields at BMAC, please contact Chris Cholley, Athletic Supervisor at 314-209-2622.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued due to inclement weather for pavilion or ball field reservations.

Cancellation Policy

Permits must be surrendered at the community center at least thirty days in advance of reservation date in order to receive a refund. Non-resident permits are non-refundable.

Park Rules

The Parks and Recreation Department reminds all patrons of the following rules which apply for the use of city park facilities:

  • All trash must be disposed of in waste containers
  • Any person, firm or corporation who violates any of these provisions may be fined up to $500
  • Camping is not allowed
  • Comfort stations are open from April 1 to October 31
  • Fires are allowed only in barbecue pits
  • Fishing in Kiwanis Lake is allowed only on a catch-and-release basis
  • Golf activities are prohibited in neighborhood parks
  • Horses allowed by permit only
  • Killing or maiming any animal or plant is prohibited
  • Motorized vehicles are only allowed on authorized paved roads and parking areas. The speed limit is 10 miles per hour
  • Parks are open to the public from sunrise to sunset
  • Pets must be secured by a leash no longer than six feet
  • Rollerblading facilities are now open on a first come, first served basis in Bridgeway, O'Connor, and Spanish Village Parks. The Parks and Recreation Department recommends that all skaters wear protective equipment while using these facilities
  • Solicitation of any kind is not allowed
  • Swimming, wading, and boating on Kiwanis Lake at Hellebusch Park are prohibited
  • Use of large inflatables or carnival games (i.e. dunking booths) require advance approval from the park superintendent and, where applicable, inspection from St. Louis County Public Works, Division of Electrical and Mechanical Inspections

Forestry Policy

Park Operations is responsible for tree maintenance including pruning and removal of hazardous trees on city right-of-ways. Call 314-291-8643 to have a qualified arborist assess the health of the trees at your residence.