- Parks and Recreation
Jefferson County has approximately 282 acres of parks and recreation space for public use. There are 12 county parks that include hiking trails, passive recreation space, fishing and boating opportunities and more.
https://jeffcomo.org/606/Beck-Park?preview=true Beck Park - Located on the borders of the Meramec River to the West and St. Louis County to the north. The area is mainly for hiking and equestrian enthusiast.
Big River Saddle Club - Located on Joe Buck Road off Highway Y is the site of numerous horse events. Several riding clubs and organizations utilize this facility for several scheduled equine events each year from April to October.
Brown’s Ford Park - This facility is located on the Big River and is made possible through a collaboration between the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Jefferson County Department Parks and Recreation. This area produces some of the best small mouth fishing in the state. A canoe or inner tube can be launched at the boat ramp and take 18.3-mile trip down to Morse Mill Park.
Cedar Hill Park - This facility provides picnicking, fishing and other recreational opportunities on the Big River. The old mill and dam are overlooking the fast-flowing water dropping over rocks while anglers pull in Crappie and Small Mouth Bass. This is a good location to launch a canoe or inner tubes for a 9.8-mile float to Rockford Beach.
High Ridge Civic Center - A wide variety of programs are offered at the Civic Center. Activities include S, yoga, martial arts, aerobics, adult fitness classes and other community events. The site also has two pavilions and a multi-purpose court, which includes areas for pickleball, basketball and inline-hockey.
https://jeffcomo.org/604/Kimmswick-Park?preview=true Kimmswick Park – This area is currently under development and is a collaboration between the Jefferson County Port Authority and the Jefferson County Department of Parks and Recreation. Currently, there is a 1 mile out and back natural walking trail that borders the Mississippi River. Future projects include a pavilion, playground, and restrooms.
https://jeffcomo.org/607/Morse-Mill?preview=true Morse Mill Park - The Big River is located at Morse Mill Park. Small Mouth Bass, crappie, catfish and other game fish are present in the river. This location offers a concrete boat ramp can be used to launch canoes or inner tubes for a 10.9-mile float to Cedar Hill Park.
Northwest Jefferson County Sports Complex - The Jefferson County Department of Parks and Recreation acquired the Northwest Jefferson County Sports Complex, formerly the Cedar Hill Ballfields, in the early 2000’s. This 20-acre complex includes four baseball/softball fields, a pavilion, a walking track /trail, and also offers a sculptured concrete skate park. Several sport activities occur at the complex including, youth instructional soccer, tee-ball, co-ed coach pitch, legion ball, and adult softball.
https://jeffcomo.org/609/Pleasant-Valley-Nature-Preserve?preview=true Pleasant Valley Nature Preserve - This facility offers 40 acres of secluded areas of old growth tress, wildflowers, wildlife and walking trails. This facility has a pavilion, picnic tables and restrooms for us by our residents.
https://jeffcomo.org/610/Rockford-Beach?preview=true Rockford Beach – Located on the Big River. A rock dam creates a cascading waterfall. The river is commonly used for fishing, swimming and boating. Amenities provided are picnic tables, grills, a boat ramp and restrooms
https://jeffcomo.org/611/Sunridge-Park?preview=true Sunridge Park - This facility is home to an as old fire tower which stands majestical on the property. The area also has a pavilion, picnic tables and s and a playground that available for use.
https://jeffcomo.org/612/Winter-Park?preview=true Winter Park - The area overlooks the old Winter Brothers’ Quarry, which filled in with the off waters of the Meramec River. The area has picnic tables and benches to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.