City of Oakland
Parks and Recreation Facilities
(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.
(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.
(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!
Individual ID cards for recreation
facilities users will be issued at the Community Center during regular office
hours. ID cards are $4 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 showing
resident address and a current utility (gas, water, electric or phone) bill,
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. Everyone 4 and
over must have an ID card.
Aquatic Center is only available to residents of Glendale, Kirkwood and
Oakland. 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. See the section on ID cards to find out how to
obtain your card. Each ID card holder will be allowed up to 4 guests per day,
with a maximum allowance of 16 guests per family each day. All guests will pay
non-resident daily admission fees. Check your ID card’s expiration date-cards
expiring in 2009 will need to be renewed this year.
All or parts
of the Aquatic Center are available for rental. Rental times are available
after public session hours and lesson activities until
Prices based on size of group and
reserved. Call 314-822-5859.
party programs for pre-school kids also available. This program offers
preschoolers the opportunity to celebrate their birthday at the Aquatic Center
on Saturday mornings. For $130 a preschooler and 11 friends can swim in the
Family Play Pool for an hour and then enjoy cake and soda from the Boxcar
Concession Stand. Call 314-822-5859.
program is designed to assist young people ages 17 and under, whose families or
households face economic challenges, in
the programs and facilities of the
Aquatic Center, including swim & dive lessons and season passes. Call 822-5856 for more details.
admission rates (resident rate with ID card only) will be as follows:
Youth (4-17)* Adult (18 & Up)
Sr Citizen (65+)
Admission Card** $36 $45 $36
3 & under free when accompanied by a paying adult. Swimmers under the age
of 12 must be accompanied at the pool by a responsible person age 15 or over.
good for 10 admissions of one category of admission to pool for the price of 9.
sold at the community center office during office hours listed on page 1,
beginning April 1.
passes include picture ID cards for each pass holder.
Youth (4-17)* Adult
(18-64) Family of 3 Add’l Family Member Sr Cit (65+)
Tot Time Ages 5 and under
get on board during this special time for preschoolers. The Family Play pool is open for this
activity. Parents, bring your Recreation Station ID card and your child gets
into this session for $2.50, while you get in free. Non-resident admission
(this activity only) is $4. Resident Tot Time pass is $40.
Walk Club gives participants the chance to walk against the current in the Lazy
River. Fee includes unlimited sessions at any of the below listed times.
Wed. & Fri. 9-10 a.m.
& Thu. 7:40-8:40
A1: Sat. 8:45-9:45 a.m.
R $50 NR $73
admission card: R $25 NR $35
Morning Lap Swim
morning swimmers can take advantage of additional morning hours. Get your laps
R $50 NR $75 (Half price for season pass holders)
aerobics class is the coolest way to exercise during the summer. Sign up today
for on of our exiciting classes!
Sat. 9-9:45 a.m.
M1: Mon., Wed., Fri. 6/2-7/2 R $36
M2: Mon. ,Wed., Fri. 7/5-8/6 R $38 NR
T1: Tue., Thu. 6/1-8/5 R $48 NR $68
6/5-8/7 R $24 NR $34
true water bug, a five-day camp that will make your fingers wrinkle and your
love for aquatics grow. We are
taking all of the fun that camp offers and putting it in the pool. Each day will be filled with games,
crafts, and open play, all in the swimming pool! Certified lifeguards and experienced counselors will have a
ball with your child as they teach them a love of aquatics. Please bring your own lunch and a
drink. Refrigeration is not
provided. No glass bottles
please! Campers are responsible
for their own sunscreen application.
can be worn in swimming pool.
Mon.-Fri. 8/2-8/6 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mon.-Fri. 8/9-8/13 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
R $90 NR $108
Park and Aquatic Center
summer off right! Your school aged
child will have the opportunity to enjoy a day of swimming at 1/2 price. Join us for fun and games!
Sun. 6/6 Elementary
Sun. 6/13 Middle
Sun. 6/20 High
boards will close at 2:30 p.m. and the lap pool will close at 3 p.m. for home
swim/dive meets on June 14, June 21 and July 12. The remainder of the aquatic
facility will remain open.
family for an evening under the stars!
DJ to provide music and fun!
Half price admission!
Fri. 7/9 7:45-9:15 p.m.
all youth entering middle school in the fall 2010, gather your friends and make
new ones while you enjoy one of the final summer evenings! DJ to provide music and fun. Free for resident youth of Kirkwood,
Glendale & Oakland. Normal
admission polices and prices for non-resident youth.
Fri. 8/13 7:45-9:15 p.m.
for your four legged friend to enjoy the cool Recreation Station waters! Sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for
Animal Legislation. Pool Paws for
Humane Laws. Current shot records
MUST be provided.
Tue. 9/7 5-7
Thu. 9/9 5-7
dog/owner, $3 each additional person
have completed grades 6-11 can join this instructional water polo league.
R $69 NR $109
Dive Team Ages
recreational Swim and Dive Team is for Kirkwood, Glendale and Oakland youth who
have appropriate swimming/diving skills. Practices held weekday mornings and
meets are scheduled weekday/weekend evenings. New team member skills assessment
will be held Saturday, April 24 and May 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Meramec
Community College Pool. Fee
includes membership and end of the season banquet for swimmer. Space is
Swim or Dive only or $150 for both Swim & Dive. A $5 discount for each
learn diving basics on the aquatic center’s one meter boards. Morning classes
are for two weeks.
classes are Mon.-Thu.
R $46 NR $56
classes are Tue. & Thu.
R $46 NR $56
A1: 6/5-6/26 9-9:45
A2: 7/10-7/31 9-9:45
R $32 NR $42
lessons are available for youth and adults. Fees are R $51 & NR $61 for
three, 1/2 hour lessons. Additional family members can be registered for the
same private lesson at the cost of $20 each. Register at the Community Center.
The lesson program is operated by the
Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department. Class sizes are
limited. Registration deadlines are as follows, however, classes that fill
before these deadlines will be closed.
Sessions 1, 5, &
Session 2: 6/18
Sessions 3, 6: 7/9
Session 4: 7/23
Morning Lesson Program
The morning lesson program features 30 minute classes for two
weeks. Class offerings, including both swimming and diving, will vary each
session based on demand.
10:40-11:10 a.m. OR 11:15-11:45 a.m.
M1: 6/7-6/17 M2: 6/21-7/1
M3: 7/12-7/22 M4: 7/26-8/5
R $46 NR $56
Evening Lesson Program
The evening program features a 30 minute class session twice a
week for four weeks.
Tue. & Thu. 7:40-8:10 p.m.
R $46 NR $56.
T1: 6/1-6/24 T2: 7/13-8/5
Saturday Lesson Program
Saturday morning lessons are 45 minutes and held for four
A1: 6/5-6/26 A2:
he class titles are used for the lesson
note that not all class titles will be available for all sessions. Some classes may be combined to ensure
adequate participation. Age ranges
participant skill level should be considered first.
Shrimp: For ages 18 months to 3 years.
with little or no experience will be taught water safety, floating, bubbling,
kicking, arm strokes, object recovering. Parent is in water with child. Class
held in Family Pool.
Sea Horse: For participants with little or no
experience. Skills taught include water safety, floating, bubbling, kicking,
arm strokes and
recovering. Child needs to easily
from parent. Class held in the Family Pool.
Starfish: For participants who have completed Sea
Horse or can put face in water for at least three seconds. Skills taught
include water safety, front kicking, object recovery, bobbing, back float, free
style arm stroke and intro to kick board. Class held in the Family Pool.
Guppy: For school-age beginners. Skills taught
include water safety, freestyle arm stroke, back float with kicking, deep water
front float with glide and kicking,
retrieval. Class held in Competition Pool.
Flipper: Advanced beginner level. Skills taught
include water safety, rhythmic breathing with support, back stroke, under water
swim, treading water, standing dive, deep water orientation.
in Competition Pool.
Seal: Intermediate level. Skills taught include
water safety, rhythmic breathing with free style, breast stroke, back stroke,
racing dive, treading water for 1 minute. Class held in the
Sailfish: Advanced level. Swimmers work on all
strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly), and perfecting the
in the Competition Pool.
work on all four strokes. They will begin to fine tune their skills and work on
endurance. Class held in Competition Pool.