Watery Ways to Stay Cool
When the weather heats up, there’s no better way to have fun and stay cool than being in the water. Whether it’s the neighborhood swimming pool, the nearby lake or beach, or a thrilling waterpark, our community can keep its cool all summer long. Be sure to bring towels and plenty of sunscreens to enjoy endless hours of splashing and relaxing by the water.
Central Park Lake1
Central Park Lake: Encircled by a relaxing, 1.24-mile loop trail in Chesterfield. Splash into the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center, also located in this same park.
Vlasis Park Lake2
Vlasis Park Lake: Provides bird watching opportunities in Ballwin, plus 0.5-acre fishing for trout, sunfish and catfish. Another pond on-site frequently attracts ducks.
Tilles Park Lake3
Tilles Park Lake: Complete with a spray fountain play area and surrounding features, it's inside one of the most visited St. Louis County parks.
River's Edge Park4
River's Edge Park: Visitors walk a peaceful, half-mile crushed limestone trail to a beautiful lake surrounded by a wall of mature trees in Chesterfield.
Missouri River Water Trail6
The lower Missouri River is an impressive, ever-changing and dynamic river. Discover it up close by floating the Missouri River Water Trail.
Enjoy the beauty of the white powdery sands surrounding the lake at Klondike Park, which was once the site of an old silica sand quarry.
The Park at New Melle Lakes10
The Park at New Melle Lakes features a 25-acre lake that's perfect for catch-and-release fishing, as well for renting a kayak or paddleboard.
Bromelsiek Park has two great fishing lakes, plus one exclusively for your dog!
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park13
Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park: Largest park in St. Louis. Picnic on sand beach, enjoy lake view, visit the “Dripping Springs” waterfall along south-east shore.
Twin Rivers Canoe Rentals14
Twin Rivers Canoe Rentals: 4-mile float and 9-mile float daily through October at Brookdale Farms; length/route vary based on canoe, raft, kayak or tube.
Six Flags’ Hurricane Harbor15
Six Flags’ Hurricane Harbor: Join the park's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2021 by starting with the water park features: The Tornado, Bonsai Pipelines, slides.
The Heights: Swim in the indoor aquatic center, including four lap lanes, lazy river, hot tub, sauna, steam room and a splash pad.
The Great American Diving Company17
Great American Diving Company: Dive into underwater adventures through snorkeling and diving lessons. Ask about the annual, underwater pumpkin carving event.