City Administrator,
Deborah LeMoine
P.O. Box 220511
St. Louis, MO 63122

City of Oakland

Parks and Recreation Facilities

Backstoppers Park
(Located at Melshire and Holmes)
This park was built in 2007 through grant funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources ($200,000) and the St. Louis County Parks Municipal Grant Commission ($95,000). It is named in remembrance of all fallen police and fire officers and is part of Grant's Trail connected by Crestwood to the south and Kirkwood to the north. There is a playground, picnic tables and gazebo to relax under. Great for biking, walking and children at play.

Loewnau Park:
(Located at Oakland and Sappington)
This hidden treasure is located at 1035 Oakland Avenue. This park is the location of the annual Community Picnic held in October.

Minturn Park:
(Located at the Minturn Ave crossing over Gravois Creek)
Completed in 2018 with grant funding from the St. Louis County Municipal Park Grant Commission, Minturn Park contains a pavilion, butterfly garden, rain garden, pedestrian walkway for observing nature along the creek, children’s play surface with climbable sculpture, and a one of kind pedestrian bridge across Minturn Creek designed by local architect and former Mayor Paul Marti and funded with a grant from the Community Development Block Grant program of St. Louis County.


Recreation Station/Aquatic Center:
(Located at Geyer & Monroe in Kirkwood)
In 1998, Oakland formed a partnership with the cities of Kirkwood and Glendale to operate an aquatic center.  Since its opening, we have seen phenominal participation among our residents. The Recreation Station Aquatic Center offers a host of activities for swimmers of all ages. Enjoy five different bodies of water, each with it's own highlights. In the Competitive Pool you can swim laps, work on your dives or practice your strokes. The Family Play Pool is designed for kids and their families, with interactive water play features, beach entry, water playground and kid sized slide. Want to raise the excitement level? Try one of the two water slides, the Cannonball Express or the Runaway Freight Train. Need to relax? Try lounging on an underwater couch in the Leisure Pool, or floating on a tube on the 700 foot Lazy River. Whatever your choice, you're sure to have fun!

Resident Admission Policies

  • Residents of Kirkwood Glendale and Oakland receive resident rates on all aquatic programs and passes. Residents can enter the facility by paying daily admission or purchasing a season pass.
  • For entry, you will need to present a Kirkwood Parks and Recreation - issued ID card No other form of ID will be accepted
  • Each ID card holder will be allowed up to 4 guests per day. All guests of residents will pay nonresident guest daily admission fees.


To Obtain an ID Card

  • Visit the Kirkwood Community Center during normal business hours
  • Present a current MO Drivers License or State ID showing the residential address as well as a current utility bill (gas, water, electric or phone), bank statement or voter ID card issued to the home address within the last three months.
  • ID card cost $5 (originals and replacements) and are valid for 3 years after issue date
  • Everyone 4 and older must have an ID card

Resident Daily Admission and Season Pass Pricing


 Youth (4 - 17)

 Adult (18 - 64)

Senior (65 +)

Family of 3

Add'l Family Member

Nanny Pass

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    2018 Pool Hours

    May 26 - Aug 14
    Weekdays - Noon - 7:30 pm
    Weekends 10am - 6 pm
    Holidays * 10am - 6 pm
    *Memorial Day 5/28 & 4th of July

    End of Season Hours (Aug 15 - Sep 3)
    Weekdays 4 - 7:30 pm
    Weekends 10am - 7pm
    Labor Day 10am - 6pm


    So Many Ways to Enjoy the Pool!

    • Swim Lessons: ages 12m & up, weekday & Saturday options
    • Early Morning Lap Swim: weekdays from 6-7 am
    • Tot Time - ages 0-5, weekdays from 10:15 - 11:45 am
    • Water Fitness, Aqua Zumba, & X-Stream water fitness classes
    • River Walk Club - walk against the current in our Lazy River
    • Riptides Swim & Dive Team: visit
    • Scuba camp, dive clinics, private pool rentals, birthday/team parties

    Please visit for exact times, dates and pricing for these programs and many more!

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