Forest Park Visitors Have Additional and Improved Year-Round Restrooms Open This Fall and Winter


Thanks to generous private donations to Forest Park Forever — including a lead gift from Caleres — and our strong partnership with the City of St. Louis, visitors to Forest Park will have an improved restroom and drinking fountain experience this fall and winter. The partners are nearing completion on upgrades to a total of four Park comfort stations (see above for locations), including enabling three of the four to remain open year-round rather than close in mid-October, adding new year-round drinking fountains, improved path connections and more.  

Project Upgrade Sites

Site 1: Comfort Station Along Wells Drive Near Picnic Site 8 (map)

  • Upgraded with heat for year-round restroom use
  • New accessible year-round water fountain and pet bowl
  • New bike rack
  • Improved connection to recreational path (final completion happening now)
  • New trees for enhanced landscaping 

Site 2: Comfort Station Near Hampton Roundabout (map)

  • Upgraded with heat for year-round use
  • New bike rack
  • New connection to popular recreation path
  • New trees to enhance landscaping  

Site 3: Comfort Station Near Parks Administration Building (map)

  • New accessible water fountain with bottle filler and pet bowl
  • New bike rack 
  • Restored sidewalk to comfort station
  • Enhanced landscaping

Site 4: Restrooms North of Steinberg Skating Rink (map)

  • Restrooms re-commissioned for year-round use — had been closed for more than two decades
  • Two new year-round accessible water fountains, including one with bottle filler and pet bowl (final completion happening now)
  • New plaza with permeable paver to sustain tree growth
  • Two Forest Park Forever Tribute Benches for spectators and players-in-waiting
  • Four chess tables donated by the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

Forest Park Forever would like to express our gratitude to our City partners, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis for donating the chess tables and the generous donors of private gifts to our organization who made these phase-one improvements possible. These donations include a lead gift from Caleres, whose support will continue into phase two comfort station upgrades in the coming years, including building full gathering plazas around select sites.