Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Facilities & Services
Hours of Operation
When a holiday with reduced building hours falls on a Sunday, the facilities will be open 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m. When Christmas Eve falls on Saturday or Sunday, facilities will be closed.
When Veterans Day, November 11, falls on a Friday, hours are 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Facilities
Hazelwood Community Center
Located 1/2 mile west of Howdershell Road, nestled in White Birch Park, the Community Center offers 28,000 square feet of recreational opportunity.
Community Center Features:
Civic Center East
Easily accessed from Interstate 270, one half mile east of Lindbergh Blvd.
Civic Center East Features:
All Facilities are Non-Smoking and Accessible.
Hazelwood Sports Complex
The Hazelwood Sports Complex, located at 4622 Aubuchon Road is a 19.73 acre complex which has seven ball fields, the potential for four soccer fields, a pavilion, concession building and maintenance facility.
The complex is available for rental April through October. Rental and league fees are $16.00 per hour for each field rented for league play or practice.
Appropriate equipment and clothing is required for all sports activities.
Users must submit an affadavit or proof of insurance policy for approval.
Prior written authorization is required for use of the areas and activities.
Parking for motorized vehicles is prohibited on the playing fields and/or benches during sports games.
Spectators are not permitted on the playing fields and/or benches during sports games.
Animals are permitted, but must be leashed.
Prior written approval is required for alcoholic beverages brought on the premises.
When concessions are in operation, food and beverages brought on the premises is limited to water, sports drinks, fruit and items not sold through the concessionaires.
Coolers are subject to inspection.
For information on renting the facility: contact the Recreation Office at 314-731-0980.
For rainout information contact 314-731-1026.
Disc Golf - Since 1979
Disc Golf combines the favorite American pastime of throwing flying discs with one of the world's greatest sports-golf. Players count how many "strokes" (throws) it takes to get from the tee to the basket using aerodynamically designed golf discs. This fun and inexpensive sport is played throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and as far away as Australia. Hazelwood's White Birch Park is home to an 18 hole course that challenges you to negotiate many tree obstacles and a winding creek. We invite you to try this popular sport on our course.
A full line of golf discs by Ching, Discraft, Innova-Champion, Lightning & Millennium are available for sale at the Hazelwood Community Center office located next to the course. There are also disc golf bags, towels, T-shirts, and mini discs to satisfy your disc golf needs.
Leagues & Tournaments
Thursday night disc golf is a Hazelwood tradition. Leagues form each spring at the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. Spring, Summer and Fall Leagues continue play through October. All leagues are doubles' formats. Contact the Recreation Office (314-731-0980) for dates and fees. Sorry, the disc golf course is closed to drop-in play on Thursdays.
Hazelwood Parks & Recreation sponsors several tournaments during the calendar year including the Annual Ice Bowl on the last Saturday in January and the White Birch Classic in August. All leagues and tournaments offer a variety of divisions for players of all skill levels. Contact the Recreation Office (314-731-0980) for tournament dates and information.
Hazelwood operates an outdoor Skate/BMX Park adjacent to the Community Center in White Birch Park. The lighted Skate/BMX Park features ramps ranging from 3 ft. to 8 ft., a 6 ft. half pipe, and a variety of skate/BMX obstacles. The park operates mid-March through the end of October. While Hazelwood Schools are in session, the park is open during the evening and weekends, closed on Fridays. During the summer months, June through mid-August, the park hours are:
Sunday 2-8 p.m. Monday - Thursday 12-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Daily admission fees are $1.00 for Hazelwood Residents and $2.00 for Non-Residents. All participants must have a Release Waiver on file with the Recreation Office. Helmets are required. Special events and clinics are periodically hosted at the park.
How To Get a Resident Card
1. Unpaid Bill showing your name and address
Resident Card Requirements
A current resident card is required for access to the Community Center and Civic Center East, to obtain picnic permits, admittance to White Birch Bay Aquatic Center, to fish at Truman Park Pond, and to receive resident rates for classes and room rentals. Everyone, age 6 and older, should have his or her own resident card. Card fee is $3.00.
1. Adult family members may obtain cards for family members, age 6-20, upon meeting proof of residency requirements and completing resident card application procedures. Because the cards are printed immediately on site, all family members are encouraged to be present at the time of application.
2. Adult family members, age 21 and older, residing with parents/guardians must present their own current proof of residency and photo ID when applying for resident cards. Such individuals may not obtain cards for other family members.
A non-resident may be admitted to the Recreation Centers, White Birch Bay Aquatic Center and use of Truman Pond ONLY as the guest of a Hazelwood resident. One guest per resident allowed. Resident must accompany and remain with their guest.
Assistance in determining other items which may be used for proof of residency is available by calling 731-0980.
Hazelwood Resident Cards are good for a period of one calendar year and are available at either Recreation Office with proper proof of residency.
Replacement fee is $3.00
How to Register for a Program or Activity
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Senior Citizen Rates
Resident, age 55 and over, are entitled to a 50% discount for any CLASS registration. A CLASS consists of any recreation offering which meets on a weekly basis for 4 or more consecutive weeks.
Should you find it necessary to transfer session or class times, this may be done prior to the start of the session or class for which you are registered if an opening exists.
Returned checks are assessed the current bank fees as charged to the City.
Cancellations and Refunds
The City of Hazelwood Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to insufficient enrollment or other valid reason. Full refund will be issued if a class is cancelled. If an individual cannot attend a class or program for any reason, refunds will be issued upon written request for classes as follows:
All program/class fees are calculated on a minimum number of participants. If the set minimum is not met for any given class, the class will be cancelled and refunds will be made to those registered.
It is recommended that you register a minimum of five days before the start of a program.
We would like to assist you in the best way possible. Please indicate any assistance you may need.
How to Rent a Party Facility
We have a room for all occasions - Conferences, Meetings, and Parties
Let one of the Hazelwood Recreation facilities be the site of your next social gathering or business meeting. Areas within each of the Recreation Centers are available for private functions. All facility rentals include the set-up of tables and chairs, trash receptacles and custodial services.
Hazelwood Civic Center East
Multi-Purpose Rooms 104, 105, 106 will individually accommodate approximately 70 people, when combined they will accommodate up to 160. Each contains a kitchenette complete with microwave.
Hazelwood Community Center
The Gymnasium, capable of accommodating 350 guests, features an adjacent catering kitchen with range, freezer and walk-in refrigerator.
The Arts and Crafts Room, which accommodates up to 50, offers outdoor access to the preschool playground, counter space and sink.
The Meeting Room and Lounge will accommodate 60 people and features comfortable lounge furniture and a full kitchenette.
The Warming Area Lounge, this charming area is perfect for those cool weather gatherings as it features a working fireplace and is very private. While accommodating 70 people, the Warming Area Lounge is only available October through March.
The Gymnasium at either Recreation Center may be rented prior to or after regular operating hours by Hazelwood residents ONLY for team practices and game play. Basketball, soccer and volleyball may be played in the Community Center, while basketball and volleyball are available at the Civic Center East.
Refunds and Cancellations
Written cancellation of a rental facility is required for a refund of fees. Refund Policy:
Notification of Cancellation
The facility usage fees may be waived for not-for-profit Groups meeting the following criteria:
Persons, age 21 and older, contracting a facility reservation may serve alcoholic beverages to their guests, age 21 and older. NO alcohol may be served on Sundays. The sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
ALL FACILITIES ARE NON-SMOKING AND ACCESSIBLE.
For information concerning fees, services, policies or room availability, contact the Recreation Office at 731-0980, or stop by either office where the recreation staff is ready to assist you.
Sports Field Use
Applications for the use of park sports fields for team practices are required.
Applications for softball and soccer field use are available in either Recreation Office and must be completed and returned by the designated application deadline.
Application packets contain all information needed to apply for field use permits.
All teams must submit proof of insurance to use City park fields.
Softball Field Use
Soccer Field Use
The Sports Complex is a fee for use facility and is not included in this use draw application.
Hazelwood Commemorative Tree Fund
If trees could speak they would ask for our help
There is a growing concern towards preserving the earth. Planting trees is a very important part of conservation. Without them, the world would be a desolate and barren place to live.
Everyone needs to be aware that trees are essential for life, and it will take the effort of everyone to make sure we have plenty of trees for the future.
Your participation to preserve the beauty of Hazelwood's parks for future generations of nature lovers, picnickers, sports enthusiasts and Hazelwood Harvestfest goers is welcome.
How you can help
The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division established the Commemorative Tree Fund to enhance the parks preservation and beauty. Join the effort to conserve this most valuable park resource. A donation in any amount to the Commemorative Tree Fund will show you care about preserving the natural beauty of your parks. Your tax deductible contribution will be used to purchase trees that will be planted and cared for by Hazelwood's Parks and Recreation Division.
All donations will be recognized by placing an engraved plaque on a donor's list permanently displayed in White Birch Park and a Commemorative Tree Certificate suitable for framing. Donations less than the actual cost to the City for a tree will be accumulated for a tree purchase. Your plaque may include a message indicating that a tree has been planted to commemorate a special event such as:
Birth of a Child, Special Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Memorial to a Loved One, Etc.
A donation of the actual cost of a selected tree is suggested. If you choose to contribute the market cost of your selected tree (1 1/2" to 2" caliper) plus $15.00, you may select the park in which the tree is planted. These donors are recognized with a Commemorative Tree Certificate, and engraved plaque denoting the special commemorative event and a map of the park showing the tree's location.
The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division will make every effort to plant the tree of your choice. However, in order to keep proper ecological balance, the Division reserves the right to determine the appropriate tree selection and planting site.
Hazelwood Transportation Services
Who Can Ride the Bus?
The City of Hazelwood has a wheelchair lift equipped mini-bus to provide free transportation service to qualifying residents. The qualifications are as follows:
Where does the Bus go?
The bus service will transport riders to surrounding businesses including grocery stores, banks, and hair salons. The boundaries for service outside of Hazelwood are:
The bus will also transport riders to medical appointments in Hazelwood, to Christian Northeast, Christian Northwest and DePaul Hospitals.
The days of operations are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30a.m.-3:00p.m. and Special trips are scheduled for Wednesdays.
For reservations or to receive an application, please call 839-5575, Monday - Friday, 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Priority Rating Scale:
Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Any cancellation within 24 hours should still be called in as a consideration to other riders.
City of Hazelwood Application for Senior Citizens Transportation
Residents, 55 years of age and older, enjoy games, tours, dinners, and more. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at Civic Center East. Fee is $5 per year.
Family and Community Services
A Family and Community Services Coordinator for the Hazelwood area is located at Civic Center East, Monday through Friday, from 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m. Information on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Senior Citizen rebates (Circuit Breaker), federal and state programs, and income tax assistance is available. Assistance is provided as a referral resource for services and transportation to area businesses, doctors' offices, grocery stores and other essential appointments. Aging, Youth, and Veteran Services volunteers also provide transportation. Applications for the Missouri Silver Citizen Discount Card, which is honored by many area merchants, are also available. For information, please call 838-1511 during the above hours.
The City Council meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at City Hall, 415 Elm Grove Lane, at 7:30p.m. The Parks and Recreation Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, at 7:30p.m. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
The City of Hazelwood Parks and Recreation assumes no liability for injuries that may be incurred by participants in programs or use of facilities. Users are urged to provide adequate medical insurance coverage and be aware that expenses incurred for medical treatment or care are to be borne by the individual participant. Please make sure you are in good condition for those activities which require physical exertion.
We Need Your Help
Hazelwood Parks and Recreation is devoted to offering quality facilities and programs to Hazelwood residents. We cannot do this alone. We need your help. By taking pride in the parks and keeping them clean, Hazelwood residents help maintain and support our community. Hazelwood Parks and Recreation welcomes suggestions regarding park improvements and recreational activities. Please report any vandalism by calling the Police Department (839-5000) at the time of the incident or the Recreation Office (731-0980) when noticed after the incident.
Hazelwood Park Board
The City of Hazelwood maintains an advisory board to the Parks and Recreation Division. The board consists of nine residents, one representing each of the City's eight Wards and a Mayoral Appointee. The Hazelwood Park Board holds monthly meetings, on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, at 7:30p.m. The public is invited to attend these meetings.
Members of the Hazelwood Park Board are: Jennifer Barnes, Danielle Duckett, Peggy Hayes, Gary Murrish, Beverly Paulson, Ruth Pondrum, Michelle Smith
Questions or concerns regarding the City's parks and/or recreation programs may be forwarded to the Hazelwood Park Board by contacting the Recreation Office at 731-0980.
HCC = Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road
For information on any recreation program contact the Recreation Office at 731-0980 or by
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