Park Navigation

Looking for an interactive tool to help you explore? Visit on your desktop or mobile device to plan your visit, orient yourself in the Park and discover all that Forest Park has to offer. 

Map of Forest Park

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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 Explorer

The Forest Park Trolley has been rebranded and will now be known as the Forest Park Explorer. The 2019 service will operate on the same schedule, route and basic service as the 2018 Forest Park Trolley. With this rebrand, our goal is to reduce confusion with the now operational Loop Trolley.

  • $2 / $1 Fares: Monday – Friday

    • Metro Transit is now testing Metro Mobile, a mobile ticketing app that allows you to purchase MetroLink fare straight from your mobile device for service operated by the Forest Park Explorer.

      The Metro Mobile app, available on iOS and Android devices, is part of a six-month pilot that’ll provide Metro a first-hand look at how mobile ticketing performs on the Metro Transit system. 

  • Metro Day, Week and Monthly Passes are valid fares

  • EVERYONE RIDES FREE on Saturdays and Sundays

  • 14 Stops – serving Forest Park and connecting to the

    Forest Park / DeBaliviere MetroLink Station

  • Tickets can be purchased on the Explorer (Cash Only/ Exact Change), at the Forest Perk Café and the Planetarium Ticketing Kiosk

  • Two Routes:

    • The Blue Route serves the western and central part of the Park and the bus ticker will indicate BLUE to Zoo

    • Green Route serves the central and eastern part of the Park and the bus ticker will indicate GREEN to Planetarium

  • Check out the full operating schedule!

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 to learn more.

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.   

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Park Attractions

Want to see a directory of the central attractions and destinations within Forest Park? Here you are.