What is the Parks Master/Vision Plan?
Adopted June 26, 2018, the City of Olivette's comprehensive Parks Master Vision Plan (PMP) guides the renovation of city parks, trails, and open spaces over the next ten years. Projects are divided into three implementation terms: Short, Long, and Vision.
Learn more about the Parks Master Plan.
When will Five Oaks on Warson open?
The construction timeline estimates completion of the facility in late summer 2023, opening to the public in the early fall. Memberships go on sale on July 10, 2023.
What will it include?
The new $10.6M Center includes a fitness center, dance/yoga studio, indoor playground, full-size gymnasium, teaching kitchen, eSports nook, and multi-purpose rooms. It will also house the Parks & Recreation Department office. The new extension of the Great Rivers Greenway Centennial Greenway will pass behind the new center.
Take a virtual tour.
Will Five Oaks have a pool?
Five Oaks will not have a pool due to the cost to build and maintain aquatic facilities. Two core tenants of the Parks Master Vision Plan were Fiscal Responsibility and Sustainability. A pool did meet those criteria.
A vision plan for the city is to offer a reciprocal agreement with another municipality or local agency to provide pool access for residents.
Can I book a room for an event?
We will begin booking dates on July 5, 2023, for events after October 15, 2023. You are welcome to add your name and date of interest to our advance list now.
The Olivette City Center is currently available for meeting reservations on a limited basis. Please call 314-991-1249 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are all the parks renovated and open?
Yes. Phase 1 construction is 90% complete. Phase 1 included safety improvements, wayfinding/signage updates, accessibility improvement for people walking and biking through the park, removal of invasive species, and removal of broken or degraded materials and amenities.
The final construction items are installing the new park signage, and electrical items at Villa Park, and assessing all the water play features ahead of their Memorial Day seasonal turn-on.
What's new in each park?
Indian Meadows Park
Indian Meadows Park is located at 9625 Huron Drive. The park features a walking path, two play structures, a pavilion, and restrooms. Park updates include new pathways, an interactive water play table, and a nature-based playground. MSD also completed a new sewer line through the park and across the River Des Peres to improve service to the Indian Meadow neighborhood.
In 2024, a new section of the Centennial Greenway will connect Indian Meadows Park with Warson Park to the west, and Dielman Road to the east. The Indian Meadows Pavilion is available for reservations from April 15th through November 1st for groups of fifty people or less.
The restrooms at Indian Meadows Park are open seasonally from April 15th to November 1st each year.
Irv Zeid Park
Irv Zeid Park is located at 9100 Old Bonhomme Rd. This pavilion accommodates up to one hundred guests, and offers 12-15 picnic tables, multiple BBQ grills, restrooms, and mature shade trees. Irv Zeid has street-side parking available along Old Bonhomme Rd.
Park updates include a renovated dog park, a new drinking fountain, updated walking paths, improved stormwater management, a nature-based playground, and a dry creek. The dog park will open in early summer to allow the grass to become well-established.
Located at 9750 Old Bonhomme Rd, Stacy Park has an additional pedestrian entrance on Warson Rd. The Stacy Park pavilion serves up to 250 people, a large group BBQ grill, and year-round heated restrooms. There are three shaded play areas a half-court basketball pad, two ball fields, several soccer fields, and a large parking lot. The park features several native plant gardens, a tallgrass prairie, woodlands, a pond, one mile of paved walking trails, and just under a half mile of nature hiking trails. Stacy Park is home to two Olivette in Bloom gardens and an Ernest Trova Sculpture.
In October 2021, Stacy Park was certified an Urban Dark Sky Place (UDSP) by the International Dark Sky Association. The open field area is open for star gazing from dawn to dusk.
Park updates included an expanded and re-paved parking lot, a new pavilion, updated landscaping, increased walking paths, improved ADA accessibility to the pavilion area, a large bio-retention basin to capture stormwater on-site, and renovated restrooms.
Villa Park is located at 9301 Villa Ave W. and features a pavilion accommodating up to fifty people, a group BBQ grill, restrooms, a small parking lot, and two playgrounds. Park updates include improved ADA accessibility and additional sidewalks, reconfigured playgrounds, a new climbing structure, a new water play feature, and new native planting areas.
Future vision items at Villa Park include completing a looped walking path and formalizing the pedestrian entrance on the northeast corner of Tess Avenue.
Warson Park- is currently under construction with the new community center.
Warson Park is a 17-acre park with a southern entrance at 9723 Grandview Drive and a western entrance at 1200 N Warson Road. The southern end of the park features a tiny-tot playground, gazebo, picnic tables, two baseball diamonds, multi-use playing fields, walking paths, and two native gardens. In addition to paved pathways, the .6-mile Sassafras Trail connects the southern end of the park to the new section of the Centennial Greenway through shaded woodland.
When construction is complete, Warson Park will have a new splash pad, patio, rain garden, and over one mile of paved walking paths, including an ADA-accessible route from Grandview to the Centennial Greenway and Five Oaks on Warson.
Five Oaks on Warson, the new community center, is nearing completion on the northwest section of Warson Park, formerly the site of the Saints Roller rink. The new center is expected to open in late summer.