Play Day in the Park and STL Summer Adventure Kickoff

Date: Saturday, June 1
Event Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Free 
Location: Visitors Center Parking Lot 

To kick off this summer, The Magic House and Forest Park Forever along with Spire, St. Louis Public Library and St. Louis County Library, invite you to participate in Play Day in the Park, a FREE family-focused community event to be held in Forest Park on Saturday, June 1.

Come explore a variety of engaging activities, from bubble play and outdoor art to parachute games, sports, and STEM Lab explorations! Plus, you won’t want to miss out on signing up for STL Summer Adventure, a community summer learning program powered by St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library. 

Working together to build a more playful community, over 25 organizations are coming together to showcase the importance of play in and reading in children’s lives.

Pack a picnic lunch or purchase lunch from a food truck! 

Play Day in the Park will be held rain or shine. 

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Event Partners

  • The Bubble Bus
  • Boy Scouts
  • Forest Park Forever
  • Gateway Region YMCA
  • Girl Scouts Of Eastern Missouri
  • Great Rivers Greenway
  • The Magic House
  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • Missouri State Parks
  • The Muny
  • National Museum of Transportation
  • National Park Service at Gateway Arch Natioal Park
  • Nine PBS
  • Saint Louis Art Museum
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • Saint Louis Zoo
  • Spire Inc.
  • St. Louis Arc
  • St. Louis County Library
  • St. Louis Public Library