Originally the Lindell Pavilion, this historic structure was built in 1892 as a shelter for streetcar passengers and was remodeled in 1914 for use by golf and tennis players. A 1925 fire destroyed most of the original building, leaving only the clock tower, which was incorporated in the replacement structure. Formerly known as the Field House, the Lindell Pavilion has been renovated and is now called the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center. The Visitor and Education Center features the Forest Perk Café and facilities for meetings, the Trolley Room for banquets, weddings, and other special events, as well as classrooms for use by schools, groups, or corporate meetings. Home for Forest Park Forever, the facility also houses a satellite office for OASIS St. Louis and the Missouri Department of Conservation, and serves as a major trailhead for the recreational path with restrooms, showers, and locker facilities. Visitor information is provided by volunteers from the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission.
Facility Rental — Visitor Center — Trolley Room
Originally built in 1892 as a streetcar shelter The Lindell Pavilion, now the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, is part of the many restorations in Forest Park and is a much sought-after location year round for special events. The Visitor Center, with its distinctive Spanish architecture and clock tower, features beautiful banquet facilities, state-of-the-art meeting rooms and ample free parking. It is situated on the north side of the park in close proximity to the Missouri Historical Society and The Muny. Many wonderful memories have been made in Forest Park … create a few of your own at The Visitor Center.
A selection of board games and playing cards are available for loan at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center.
Forest Park Brochures
The following brochures are also available for download or through Forest Park Forever. For more information, call 314-367-7275. Many of the institutions in the Park have educational materials available; contact the organizations directly or link to their Web sites for more information.
The Visitor’s Guide has a map of Forest Park and general information about attractions in the Park.