Forest Park is one of the best places to get outdoors in St. Louis.


No matter where you go in St. Louis, you’re never far from green space.

Forest Park, the green lung of the Gateway City, which is almost 500 acres larger than New York City’s Central Park, boasts a beautiful landscape sprinkled with old-growth forests, restored forests and woodlands, wetlands, tallgrass prairies and savannas. Walk on more than 30 miles of paths or explore the Emerson Grand Basin in a canoe. If you like sports, take advantage of the golf courses, tennis courts, skating rink and cricket field.

Additionally, St. Louis has a wellspring of public parks, miles of trails and an abundance of thrilling waterways. Whether you like to hike, bike or paddle, the region’s enchanting locales will help you create your next great outdoor adventure.

Looking for seasonal activities? St. Louis offers exciting places to swim, bird watch, ski and sled throughout the year. You can even pick your own produce at local farms and admire public art at open-air museums.

Whenever you visit, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get outside and stay active during your trip to St. Louis.

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