City Parks

Des Peres Park

12325 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
Directions | Park Map

Park Features

3 Baseball / Softball Fields (April - July)
Bike / Jogging Trail (one mile, half mile, and quarter mile tracks)
Reservable Gazebo
Lake / Fishing (2 acres, lake stocked with blue gill, bass, and catfish) 
6 Lighted Tennis Courts
1 Multi-Purpose Court
Nature Area
Parcourse Fitness Trail
Reservable Picnic Pavilion with Grill (Reservable April 1-October 31)
Picnic Sites
Play Fountain (Memorial Day-Labor Day, controls by bathroom entrance)
2 Playgrounds (tot playground and 5-12 year old playground)
Rest Rooms (year round)
Shuffleboard Courts
2 Soccer Fields (Second week in August - Second week in November)

Pavilion Reservations

To reserve the Des Peres Park Pavilion please fill out the online application. Your reservation is not final until a full-time member of the Parks and Recreation staff confirms the date is available and the rental fee is paid for in full. View the Online Pavilion Reservation . To find information on fees please visit our Parks Rules and Pavilion Information  page.

Park Hours and Rules

All city parks are open from dawn until dusk.  Hours may be extended for city sponsored special events.  Des Peres Park has 6 lighted tennis courts open to the public from April 1 - October 31 until 10 p.m. daily.

Click here for a complete list of park rules.


Des Peres Parks was established with a 20 year bond issue in 1973. Located on what was the Lutheran Orphanage property, the 42.5 acre park is home to City Hall and numerous recreational facilities. The trails and lake are among the most popular features in the park.

2019 Des Peres Park Improvements

Improvements to Des Peres Park in 2019 include replacing the six asphalt tennis courts with six new post-tension concrete tennis courts, three pickleball courts, a parking lot, a unisex restroom, and trail connections. The city plans to send out construction bids in April 2019 and will be presented to the Board of Alderman for approval in May. The current tennis courts will remain open until construction starts in early June. Construction will be scheduled to last through October.  Visit our construction page for more information.
18-1207 DP Construction Sign