Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of programs does the Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts Department offer?

A: For detailed Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts Department program information, please go to the appropriate links:

Q: Are the school parks open for public use?

A: The school parks are open for public use only during non-school hours (before/after school, weekends, holidays, and breaks).

Q: Who do I contact in case of a parks maintenance emergency?

A: If it is during the week (Monday-Friday), during business hours (8:00 am-5:00 pm), please contact the Parks, Recreation & Arts Department at 636.812.9500 or parksrecandarts@chesterfield.mo.us. If it is after hours or on a weekend or holiday, please contact the Chesterfield Police Department at 636.537.3000.

Q: Can we bring in outside food and beverages at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex or Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center?

A: No outside food or beverages are allowed within the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center or the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex.

Q: Can we bring in outside food and beverages into the Chesterfield Amphitheater?

A: Yes, only on free events such as the Summer of Sounds Concert Series or Movies Under the Stars. No outside food or beverages are allowed at the regional events (Wine & Jazz Festival, Taste St. Louis, etc.) or ticketed concerts. If you have questions, please contact 636.812.9500 or email ampinfo@chesterfield.mo.us.

Q: What menu items are served at the concession stands?

A: The concession stands serve hot meals, snacks, frozen treats and hot and cold beverages.

Q: What forms of payment does the Parks, Recreation & Arts Department accept?

A: City Hall accepts cash, check or credit cards. Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex and Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center concessions accept cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Amphitheater concessions accepts cash and all major credit cards. Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center front desk accepts cash, check or any major credit card for admission. 

Q: Where is the CVAC lost and found?

A: On the southeast corner of the maintenance building and it is open any time the complex is open.

Q: How do I get to practice fields P9-P12?

A: Enter on the west end of the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex and continue driving north over the levee.

Q: How can I rent a field at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex for practice?

A: You can fill out the facility usage permit and turn it into the Recreation Manager - Facilities with at least one week notice to the time of request. For more information on renting a field at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, please contact the Recreation Manager - Facilities at 636.812.9500 or email athleticcomplex@chesterfield.mo.us.

Q: Are pets allowed in the Parks?

A: No person shall bring any animal into areas of a park, facility and/or trail area that have been marked by signs bearing that pets are not allowed (i.e. pets are prohibited from the Aquatic Center and all playground areas).

Q. Does my pet have to be on a leash?

A. Except as part of an organized, authorized, or supervised Parks, Recreation & Arts program or in a designated area such as a "Dog Park" or an "Off-Leash "area, all pets where permitted shall be restrained by leash no more than six feet in length and held by a competent person.

Q. Are helmets required for children when riding their bikes, skate board, in-line skates, coasters or scooters within a park or on a trail?

A. It is required that children under the age of 17 wear an approved (Snell or ANSI standards) helmet when riding their bikes, skate board, in-line skates, coasters or scooters in a city park, facility and/or trail area.

Q. Where can I access the Levee Trail?

A. Trail Heads are currently located at the west-end of the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex near the football fields, on the east side of the former Hardee's Iceplex parking lot and off Long Road, near the railroad tracks.

Q. Can I have amusement rides, inflatables, games, booths, bands, DJ, tents or portable barbeque pits at the Park/Pavilion?

A. The use of amusement rides, inflatables, games, booths, activities, portable barbeque pits, tents, bands and DJ's etc. are prohibited in any city park, facility and/or trail area unless specifically approved in writing by the Parks, Recreation & Arts Department.