Fitness & Wellness

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St. Louis County Health Department released their official guidelines for reopening fitness centers and pools. The Lodge Des Peres reopened on Monday, June 15, 2020.  
Click here for all COVID-19 updates and new procedures for The Lodge


We will be instituting the following operational changes to comply with St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidelines
  • Enter The Lodge through the main entrance using the two side doors and accessible door to separate those entering from those exiting.
  • Face coverings are required for all patrons (age 3 and older) at all times except when swimming or eating/drinking.   
  • We will screen and temperature check all patrons who enter the indoor Lodge facility. If you or anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms, has been exposed, or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we urge you to please stay home. Our staff will send guests home who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.  
  • All guests are required to check in and check out with the front desk staff to ensure facility capacity is not exceeded.
  • Due to restricted capacity, we ask that you limit your Lodge visit to one hour until further notice.
  • There will be no towel service, padlock rentals, basketball rentals or shared magazines until further notice.
  • All participants must bring their own towels and locks from home. A limited number of shower stalls will be available for patron use. Disinfectant spray is available for use before/after showering. Lodge staff will clean and disinfect showers regularly. 
  • The sauna and steam room are closed indefinitely per St. Louis County Health Department.
  • Flyers and facility schedules will not be available to take. Please visit our website or take photos of flyers for reference.
  • All Lodge staff will be temperature checked and screened at the beginning of their shifts. 
  • 6 feet of social distancing is required throughout the facility for individuals not in the same household.  
  • Cardio equipment is spaced to a minimum of 10 feet. Some cardio equipment are available in the gymnasium on court #1.
  • All patrons are required to disinfect all equipment before and after use.
  • There will be no lost and found. All items left behind for the day will be discarded. 
  • Additional staff are scheduled to prioritize disinfecting and sanitizing of all high-touch surfaces and equipment. Additional sanitizing stations are set up in high touch areas.
  • Bring your own refillable water bottles. Bottle fillers are available but drinking fountains are turned off.
  • The Lodge Fitness Center complies with the current St. Louis County Health Department Gyms and Fitness Center guidelines.


Des Peres Parks and Recreation Department invites people with and without disabilities to participate in our programs and events. Please notify us when you register or at least three business days in advance of the program/event date if modifications due to a disability are needed to facilitate your participation and/or if there are medications or allergies of which we should be made aware. If an inclusion support person is needed to assist the program participant with a disability, it may take up to two weeks or more to provide this type of modification. If we are unable to meet your needs, there is a grievance procedure available for ADA concerns. For assistance in arranging modifications for your participation, or to notify us of medical concerns, please contact Terri Johnson, CTRS/CPRP, Executive Director of Municipal Partners for Inclusive Recreation, at 314.835.6157, use Relay Missouri 711 or email her at to discuss your participation.