Self-guided audio tours of Forest Park are available for checkout from the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, or you can stream or download them below to enjoy at your leisure. Designed to accommodate different paces, the walks take between 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Tours explore Park history, both distant and recent, and point out aspects of the Park not easily noticed from an automobile.

Tours are FREE but require a credit card (Mastercard or Visa) as a refundable deposit for using the iPod listening device. iPods are available for check out on a first-come, first-served basis from the Forest Park Forever office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or from the Visitor Center Information Desk on weekday evenings until 7:00 p.m. and weekends, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. iPods may even be returned the following day if checked out in the late afternoon/evening.

Forest Park audio walking tours are made possible by a generous grant from The Trio Foundation of St. Louis. 

"Once and Forever: The Journey of Forest Park"

Tours Narrated by Karen Foss, Carol Daniel and Vicki Newton

Walk #1: Grand Basin Tour - Start Position: Jones Visitor and Education Center

Brochure:- The Journey of Forest Park Walk #1: Grand Basin Tour (pdf)
Audio: Download to any MP3 player

  1. Introduction.mp3 (10.5 MB)
  2. Grand Basin.mp3 (5.5 MB)
  3. Art Hill.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  4. Picnic Island.mp3 (3.2 MB)
  5. A River.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  6. Return.mp3 (5.9 MB)

Walk #2: Pagoda Circle Tour – Start Position: Jones Visitor and Education Center

Brochure: The Journey of Forest Park Walk #2: Pagoda Circle Tour (pdf)
Audio: Download to any MP3 player

  1. Introduction.mp3 (10.5 MB)
  2. MUNY.mp3 (5.5 MB)
  3. Habitat.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  4. New Construction.mp3 (3.2 MB)
  5. Sigel Statue Wetlands.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  6. Return.mp3 (5.9)

Walk #3: The Lindell Tour – Start Position: Jones Visitor and Education Center

Brochure: The Journey of Forest Park Walk #3: The Lindell Tour (pdf)
Audio: Download to any MP3 player

  1. Introduction.mp3 (10.5 MB)
  2. Confederate.mp3 (5.5 MB)
  3. Civil War.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  4. Cabanne House.mp3 (3.2 MB)
  5. Lindell Homes.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  6. Jefferson Memorial.mp3 (5.6 MB)
  7. Return.mp3 (5.9)

Walk #4: Jewel Box Grounds – Start Position: Jones Visitor and Education Center

Brochure: The Journey of Forest Park Walk #4: The Jewel Box Grounds (pdf)
Audio: Download to any MP3 player

  1. Introduction.mp3 (7.5 MB)
  2. McKinley Drive (8.6 MB)
  3. Jewel Box Grounds (9.1 MB)
  4. Leaving Jewel Box.mp3 (6.7 MB)
  5. Successional Forest.mp3 (8.2 MB)
  6. Return to Visitor Ctr.mp3 (7.3 MB)

Walk #5: Steinberg Prairie Tour – Start Position: Jones Visitor and Education Center

BrochureThe Journey of Forest Park Walk #5: Steinberg Prairie Tour (pdf)
Audio: Download to any MP3 player

  1. Introduction.mp3 (3.3 MB)
  2. Jones Ctr to Cricket Dr.mp3 (4.6 MB)
  3. Cricket Dr to Pagoda Circle.mp3 (5.0 MB)
  4. Pagoda Circle to Black Bridge.mp3 (4.1 MB)
  5. Black Bridge to Old Stable Br.mp3 (5.0 MB)
  6. Old Stable Br to Union Dr.mp3 (5.76 MB)
  7. Union Dr to Grand Dr.mp3 (3.4 MB)
  8. Grand dr to Footpath.mp3 (3.4 MB)
  9. Rock Path to Steinberg Br.mp3 (11.1 MB)
  10. Steinberg Rink to Cabanne Spring.mp3 (6.6 MB)
  11. Cabanne Spring to Victorian Br.mp3 (5.4 MB)
  12. Victorian Br to Columbus Br (7.1 MB)
  13. Columbus Br to Sigel Statue (9.4 MB)
  14. Cabanne House to Confed Mem (8.2 MB)
  15. Confed Mem to Jones Ctr (7.8 MB)