Eureka-area parks offers a wide array of activities for all. From adventure seekers, horseback riders, athletes, hikers and more, Eureka has a park that will satisfy their needs.
Michael Biedenstein, parks program coordinator for Eureka, said all of the city’s parks were ready to host residents and outsiders wishing to enjoy their long summer days there.
A couple of parks are schedule to undergo repairs or improvements sometime during the summer or fall, Biedenstein said.
Lions Park, for example, is set to improve its four ball fields and concession stands, Biedenstein said.
Another big park project includes a trail connecting Kircher Park to Route 66 State Park.
Both of these projects do not have a definite start date, but the bidding process will start during the summer.
Biedenstein said he hopes residents enjoy their local parks as much as they can this summer.
“We love having people in our parks this time of the year,” Biedenstein said. “These are your parks. Have fun in them. That’s what they are here for.”
A List of Eureka Area Parks and Their Highlights Follow:
Drewel Park sits on 16 acres of land and is located on Hill Drive in Shaws Garden Subdivision. This park is great people who enjoy sports, as it features handball courts, basketball court sand volleyball court and an athletic field. The park is also great for gatherings with friends or families, featuring a pavilion with electricity and grills, restroom, outdoor classroom, inclusive playground, rain garden and a 2/3 mile loop trail.
Kircher park is a great place for residents looking to go for a peaceful walk or hike. The park, which sits on 20.51 acres of land on Williams Road, has a trail which connects it to Route 66 State Park.
The park had many of the common features of other parks, including two pavilions with electricity and grills. What makes this park far from common, however, is that is hosts a 9-hole disc golf course. The park is also home to the St. Louis Live Steamers small scale steam trains.
This small, yet cozy 2.72 acres of land park, is perfect for afternoon outings with family. The park is located in the Augustine Heights Subdivision and has all the basics to make a child smile a playground with a slide, a bridge and a fireman’s pole as well as a swing set. The park has a soft synthetic surface.
Another great park for lovers of sport activities. Lions Park sits on acres of land on the east side of Bald Hill Road and it features two lighted tennis courts, two lighted athletic fields, two un-lighted athletic fields. The park also has a pavilion with electricity and grills, restroom and playground.
A simple, yet wholesome park, the 11.73 acres of land of Legion Park feature four unlit athletic fields, a pavilion, playground, basketball court, restroom, and pavilion with electricity and grills.The park is located on the west side of Bald Hill Road.
If your athletic team needs a quiet, hidden place to practice, then Soetebier Park is your park to go. Soetebier Park is located just two-tenths of a mile south of Kircher Park, putting the two parks within easy walking distance. The park offers four athletic fields, which are intended for practice use only.
Berry Park, the newest, shiniest park in Eureka, sits on 23.10 acres of land directly across from Forby Estates Subdivision.
The park features two pavilions with electricity and grills, a restroom, open green space, accessible 1/3 mile loop trail and trail connection to Eureka High School and a state of the art playground.
The historic Route 66 Park has the perfect dose of history, fun and outdoors. The park sits along the original Route 66 corridor, which is also known as the Main Street of America. The visitor’s center displays original road signs and other memorabilia for visitors to get their nostalgia back. The park, which is managed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the features trails for walking, bicyclists and equestrians.
One side of the park meets the Burlington Northern Railroad, and from the other side visitors can launch their boats into the Meramec River. For those who want to take Americana home with them, the shop at the visitors' center offers all types of Route 66 souvenirs.