Creve Coeur Park and Creve Coeur Lake

2348 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

(314) 615-7275

Photo by Lon Brauer

Creve Coeur Park was donated to St. Louis County in 1945 becoming the county’s first established park.  The park is also the biggest St. Louis County Park at 2,114 acres.  The park offers a broad variety of activities that includes the 320- acre creve coeur lake, nature tracks, reservable picnic shelters, modern restrooms, playgrounds & much more.  Creve Coeur Park is excellent for family gatherings, corporate picnic s or a special event.

The tradition of Creve Coeur Park dates back to French settlers and means, “damaged heart”.  In the 19th century, railroad companies such as the MO Pacific, United Railway Company and Bi-State Development Agency had operations in the park.  The brick building situated in the upper level of the park was originally a booster station for the city’s electricity that powered the streetcars. Visitors have the ability to see the original rail ties located by the maintenance building, the place where streetcars entered and exited the park.  The park was once the site of a large amusement park known as “Electric Park.”  Creve Coeur Park was home to the annual county fair for nearly thirty years.

320-acre creve coeur lake, picnic shelters & sites, playgrounds, 6-mile bike path adjoining to the Katy Trail, hiking, volleyball, athletic fields, modern restrooms & more.