Upcoming Events

February 9, 2024

U. City ParkS Centennial
Free Public Gallery Exhibit &
opening Night Reception

Friday, February 9, 2024 @ 5pm - 7pm

University City Library

6701 Delmar
Gallery and Auditorium, Second Floor

The 2023 year-long UCityParks100 celebration is a wrap!

Join Mayor Terry Crow, the centennial committee and the entire community to enjoy an exhibit featuring our parks at the U. City Library.

The reception on February 9th will include refreshments and a brief presentation with a special surprise gift to the city.  The exhibit will run through February 2024.

The opening night reception and photo exhibit are free and open to the public. 

For more information:

Visit our Facebook event https://fb.me/e/YueJ49Ds

Contact Seymour.Parks@UCityParks100.org 

Recent Events

In Case You Missed It

Check Out the Sept 10th Bike UCity Parks Video!

September 10th @ 1pm

Bike Ucity parks

Sunday, September 10th @ 1 pm

Centennial Commons at Heman Park
7210 Olive Blvd | University City
West Pool Parking Area

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of U City parks by joining us to “Bike UCity Parks”!

Experience the beauty of our parks – there’s a bike ride for everyone!

Bike UCity Parks features:

Return to Centennial Commons to:

Special thanks to our Bike UCity Parks  Supporters

July 25th @ 7pm

Learn more at

University City Summer Band Concert

Salute Our Parks, Rec and Forestry Workers
Enjoy Fire & Ice Cream Truck
Announce Youth Scavenger Hunt Winners

July 25th @ 7pm

Heman Park (Midland & Shaftesbury Entrance) 

July is National Parks & Recreation Month, and we will celebrate the centennial of the University City Parks in grand style at the final Summer Band concert of the season with fun for all ages!  

At Intermission, Mayor Terry Crow will:

For their last piece, the band will play "On the Mall." Children are invited to come up to the front and conduct the band and receive their very own UCity Summer Band pencil!

Bring a lawn chair or blanket as available seating is limited. Bring your children! Bring a picnic!

Both the Scavenger Hunt and the Fire & Ice Cream Truck are sponsored by the University City Parks Centennial.

Youth Scavenger Hunt throught U City Parks

Now Closed

Looking for a fun activity this summer for your kids? Register NOW for the U City Parks Youth Scavenger Hunt! Correctly answer all of the questions and be entered into win awesome prizes! 

How to participate:

Questions? Contact Centennial Commons at 314-505-8625

This event is sponsored by U City Parks 100 and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry-Recreation Division. 

Saturday, May 20 thru Sunday, JunE 11

Mannequin Artist: Genevieve Esson

Photographer:  Mark Zeman 

Mannequins in the Loop

On View May 20 through June 11

Voting Ends June 9th

Vote for "Ima Parks" the Official UCityParks100 Mannequin

Ackert Walkway at Delmar & Melville in the U City Loop

The 14th Annual Mannequins in the Loop returns with the theme "Recycle Now...It's Our Responsibility." Artist Genevieve Esson will transformed recycled sports equipment and clothing materials from Centennial Commons into a work of art.  

Check out all the amazing mannequins at www.mannequinsontheloop.com/ 

Remember to VOTE for the 2023 Audience Favorite now through through June 9th at 12:00am.

Check the ballot for: Genevieve Esson -"UCity Parks 100 Year Celebration"

Thank you for making "Ima Parks" a runner up!


Photo Source:  Municipal Arts and Letters Commission of University City; Art is displayed at Ackert Walkway, Heman Park, Lewis Park and UCity Post Office.

Enjoy the University City Public Art Series

Working collaboratively with University City’s Municipal Arts and Letters commission, three undergraduate students in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have installed art sculptures in three University City parks. Sunday’s reception will feature artists' talks and culminate in a walk to the nearby art installations in Heman Park, Ackert Park, and Lewis Park.  This year’s program was led by Arny Nadler, associate professor and sculpture area coordinator. 

Initiated in 1986, the collaboration between the Sam Fox School and the Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters of University City is the longest-running partnership of its type in the U.S.

Sunday, May 29

For race details, visit: www.ucitymemorialdayrun.org

University City Memorial Day Run

May 29th

Join the UCityParks100 Student Ambassadors along the route to cheer on the participants and learn about the centennial celebration of our parks.

Saturday, June 3rd

Learn more at www.suttermeyer.org

Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse Birthday Bash

June 3rd | 10am - 4pm

6826 Chamberlain Court

The Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse, the little white-painted brick house at 6826 Chamberlain Court, is thought to be the oldest building in University City.  The year the Sutter-Meyer House was built is not known for certain, but it was probably about 1873.

The only possible rival for the title of oldest surviving house in University City is the small building at 8200 Olive.  It may be the house sold to William Englert in 1873, but it has been so altered that only the overall shape remains to suggest its age.  By contrast, the Sutter-Meyer House has been very little changed over the years and still looks much as it did when built by William Sutter.