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Map of Forest Park
Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center
If it's your first time in Forest Park, consider stopping by the Visitor Center located at 5595 Grand Drive. Here you can find helpful volunteers, information, maps and more.
Park 'N Ride Directions With Mobile Apps (with GPS on)
Below are links to two free Forest Park parking lots that may be the best options for your time here in the Park. The links will automatically open on your phone's Google Maps or Apple Maps app.
Forest Park Entrance Options
In an effort to alleviate traffic build-ups and congestion at Hampton Ave (#8) on great weather days, Park users should look to use one of Forest Park's additional nine entrances, all viewable below:
St. Louis Bike Share
Dockless bikes are popping up all over St. Louis, including in Forest Park! Both LimeBike and ofo have contracts with the City of St. Louis and cost around $1 per 30 minute or 60 minute ride, with discounts for people of low income and students. Visit stlbikeshare.org to learn more.
The Forest Park Trolley
The Metro Forest Park Trolley runs spring through fall, giving individuals visiting Forest Park a convenient method of navigating the Park, in addition to helping alleviate Park congestion.
- April 22-September 9
- Daily between 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
- Runs every 20 minutes during the week & every 15 minutes on weekends
- Sundays are FREE
- Adults: $2
- Children (ages 5-12), Seniors, Disabled: $1
- Children 4 and under ride free
- One-Day Trolley tickets can be purchased onboard the Trolley (exact change required), at the Forest Perk Café inside the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, and at the Planetarium Ticket Station at the Saint Louis Science Center.
Each Trolley ticket allows unlimited on & off privileges for the day the fare is purchased.
Permitted Bus Parking Locations
There are four designated areas that buses can park in Forest Park with a valid Bus Permit acquired from the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Please see the below graphic for locations and instructions.
Want to see a directory of the central attractions and destinations within Forest Park? Here you are.