City Administrator,
Deborah LeMoine
P.O. Box 220511
St. Louis, MO 63122

City of Oakland

Parks and Recreation Facilities

Backstoppers Park
(Located at Melshire and Holmes)
This park was built in 2007 through grant funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources ($200,000) and the St. Louis County Parks Municipal Grant Commission ($95,000). It is named in remembrance of all fallen police and fire officers and is part of Grant's Trail connected by Crestwood to the south and Kirkwood to the north. There is a playground, picnic tables and gazebo to relax under. Great for biking, walking and children at play.

Loewnau Park:
(Located at Oakland and Sappington)
This hidden treasure is located at 1035 Oakland Avenue. The City is seeking grant funds to add such items as playground equipment, benches, tables, trash cans, signs and landscaping. This park is the location of the annual Community Picnic held in October.

Monaco Park:
(Located at Sappington and Lockwood)
This park, on the grounds of the Kirkwood Early Childhood Center, was dedicated to the public on October 15, 2004 and is named after the late Tony Monaco, Mayor and Board member with the City of Glendale and an active member with the Kirkwood School District.  This pocket park hosts a small soccer field, swing set, slides, climbers and a gazebo.


Recreation Station/Aquatic Center:
(Located at Geyer & Monroe in Kirkwood)
In 1998, Oakland formed a partnership with the cities of Kirkwood and Glendale to operate an aquatic center.  Since its opening, we have seen phenominal participation among our residents. The Recreation Station Aquatic Center offers a host of activities for swimmers of all ages. Enjoy five different bodies of water, each with it's own highlights. In the Competitive Pool you can swim laps, work on your dives or practice your strokes. The Family Play Pool is designed for kids and their families, with interactive water play features, beach entry, water playground and kid sized slide. Want to raise the excitement level? Try one of the two water slides, the Cannonball Express or the Runaway Freight Train. Need to relax? Try lounging on an underwater couch in the Leisure Pool, or floating on a tube on the 700 foot Lazy River. Whatever your choice, you're sure to have fun!


2014 Aquatic Center Swim Passes - On Sale Now!


Monday-Friday:  Noon-7:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday:  10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Holidays:  10 a.m.-6 p.m.


Monday-Friday:  4-7:30 p.m.  LAP POOL, FAMILY POOL & SLIDES OPEN.

Saturday and Sunday:  10 a.m.-7 p.m.  ALL POOLS OPEN.

Labor Day (Monday, September 1):  10 a.m.-6 p.m.  ALL POOLS OPEN.

2014 Programs and Classes

The Recreation Station Aquatic Center offers public swimming throughout the summer. For entry into the pool, you will need to present a Kirkwood Parks and Recreation-issued ID card. No other form of ID will be accepted to gain admittance into the facility. Each ID card holder or season pass holder will be allowed up to four guests per day, with a maximum allowance of 16 guests per family each day. All guests will pay non-resident guest daily admission fees.*

ID cards are $5 each, both for originals and replacements, and are good for up to three years.  In order to obtain an ID card, each purchaser, 16 and over, must present a valid and current Missouri Driver’s License (or State of Missouri ID card), showing resident address and a current utility bill (gas, water, electric, or phone), bank statement, or voter ID card, issued to their home address within the last three months.  Purchasers age 15 and under must be accompanied by a person at the same address who can present the documents listed above.


NONRESIDENTS (anyone who does not live in Kirkwood, Glendale, or Oakland) - NEW:  In addition to entering the pool as a guest of a resident, nonresidents (NR) may purchase a NR ID card or a NR season pass.  The NR ID card costs $30 per year per person and will allow the nonresident to pay the NR daily fee of $8. NR season passes cost $120 for youth (4-17), $145 for an adult (18-64), $120 for a senior citizen (65+), and $315 for a family of three (each additional family member costs $30). To obtain a NR ID card, each purchaser 16 and older must present a valid, current Missouri Driver’s License showing current address.  Purchases age 15 and younger must be accompanied by a person living at the same address who can present the documents listed above. Everyone 4 and older must have an ID card.  Each ID card will be allowed up to four guests per day, with a maximum allowance of 16 guests per family per day. All guests will pay the nonresident guest daily admission fee.

2014 Pool Fees

Daily Admission:


Guest of Resident* 


Youth (4-17)




Adults (18 and 64) 




Sr. Citizens (65+) 





~ Half-price daily admission begins 2 hours before scheduled closing time

~ Children under the age of 4 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

~ Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a responsible person age 15 or older.

*Residents are defined as persons living in Kirkwood, Oakland, and Glendale

**To qualify for the daily nonresident admission fee, you must purchase the nonresident ID card (see above).

Season Passes



Youth (4-17) 



Adults (18 and 64)  



Family of Three 



Add'l Family Member



Senior (65+ )



Nanny Pass 





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