The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center is not just the heartbeat of the Park — it's also where families and community organizations meet for weddings, parties, meetings and more.

Facility Rental

Originally built in 1892 as a streetcar shelter, the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center represents one of the many restorations completed in Forest Park. The Visitor Center, with its distinctive Spanish architecture and clock tower, is a much sought-after location for special events. It is situated on the north side of the park in close proximity to the Missouri History Museum and The Muny. Many wonderful memories have been made in Forest Park … create a few of your own at The Visitor Center.

Visitor Center Amenities:

  • Convenient central location
  • Within walking distance of Forest Park MetroLink station
  • Ample free parking
  • Classrooms, meeting spaces and outdoor break-out areas
  • Unique special event space
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Forest Perk Café (serves breakfast and lunch daily)
  • Pre-ordered continental breakfast and box lunches
  • Forest Park and St. Louis visitor information
  • Free self-guided and volunteer-led Park tours
  • Locker and shower facility memberships
  • Inclusive children's playground just outside
  • Wheelchair accessible building and restrooms

Click here to view our room rental brochure

Trolley Room


  • Seated Dinner: 240
  • Seated Dinner & Dance Floor: 210
  • Cocktail Buffet (1/2 seating): 325
    • With Dance Floor: 275
  • Cocktail Reception (Standing): 450
    • With Dance Floor: 400
  • Room size: 3,850 square feet (70' x 55')


  • State-of-the-art banquet facilities
  • Full-coverage automatic window screens
  • Retractable projection screens
  • High ceilings featuring historical structure
  • Atmospheric lighting
  • Gorgeous views and easy access to the Park!

Rates (Based on a 4-hour time period)

  • Monday-Friday Daytime: $450
  • Monday-Thursday Nighttime: $1,000
  • Friday-Sunday: $2,200

Interested in touring or renting The Trolley Room? Contact Forest Park Forever Facility Manager Steve Burkhardt at 314.561.3288 or

If your potential Trolley Room event requires catering, please note that Catering St. Louis is the required vendor. You may contact them by calling 314.961.7588 ext. 221 or visiting

Breakout/Classroom Spaces

Voyagers Room

Voyager Room


  • Theatre seating: 30
  • With tables: 20
  • Room size: 552 square feet (23' x 24')


  • Maker board wall & pin wall
  • Guests are permitted to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Brand new tables, chairs and carpeting


  • Hour: $40/hr | $20/hr for nonprofits
  • Day: $160/day | $100/day for nonprofits
Learning Lab

Learning Lab 


  • Theatre seating: 60
  • Table use: 30
  • 940 square feet (28.5' x 33')


  • Exposed beams and great natural lighting
  • Guests are permitted to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Sink access
  • Free use of tables and chairs


  • Hour: $60/hr | $30/hr for nonprofits
  • Day: $240/day | $120/day for nonprofits