Frequently Asked Questions
The Parks and Recreation Cooperative, PARC, began in 2003 in an effort to jointly serve the citizens of Maplewood, Brentwood and Richmond Heights. Residents of all three communities may use each other's parks and recreation facilities, including the Brentwood Ice Rink, the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center, and THE HEIGHTS, all at resident rates. We also offer programs, facility and park rentals at the reduced rate for our constituents as well.
Residents of Richmond Heights, Maplewood, or Brentwood will need a current photo ID along with one of the following: unpaid utility bill, last year's personal property tax receipt, or current occupancy permit. For a family membership an occupancy permit is required.
Weekend non-resident policy: in order to better serve our members and residents, weekend admission will be restricted to residents and members of THE HEIGHTS. Members may sponsor one daily visitor per day. Guest must bring an ID, check in at the Front Desk and pay the daily rate. All guests must be accompanied by a member.
Anyone who lives or owns property within the cities of Maplewood, Richmond Heights and Brentwood residents receive resident rates on memberships and programs. All members of THE HEIGHTS also receive member rates on programs except for day camp.
Scholarships are offered to Richmond Heights and Maplewood residents. You must fill out an application and submit the required documents. The scholarship is for memberships or programs. The maximum amount awarded yearly is $225 for an individual or $340 for a family.
PARC offers free transportation to resident adults 55 and older and to disabled residents of Richmond Heights and Maplewood. Before you can use the service, you must complete a “Van Rider Information” sheet. Call (314) 655-3667 to request the form and an information packet. Or, download and complete the form here. For reservations, call (314) 655-3667 M-F between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at least one day before you need a ride. Service is not available on weekends. For more information on the places the PARC Van goes, take a look at this brochure.
Absolutely. Simply call guest services at 314-645-1476 option 7 for assistance and they can help you.
Yes, however, if your child is under the age of 9, they must be directly supervised in the water by someone who is 16 years of age or older. Our lifeguards are not to directly supervise individual children.
Disposable diapers are designed to absorb liquid and have been known to disintegrate and contaminate pool water. Swim diapers are acceptable and are typically for sale at both the indoor and outdoor pools.
We strive to keep the temperature at 82 to accommodate lap swimmers, swim lessons, and open swim time. The temperature may seem to vary depending on outside air temperatures and body temperature.
7550 Lohmeyer (directly behind Maplewood City Hall). View this map.
Generally, it is a good rule of thumb to not plant trees or other vegetation which will grow up into utility lines and require ongoing pruning and maintenance. Learn more about proper tree planting and care here.
The City of Richmond Heights currently provides planting and maintenance of trees located along city streets between the sidewalk and the street. If you would like to request a tree be planted or notice a problem with a tree within that area, please contact our City Forester at (314) 655-3656. Requests can be made anytime of the year but planting only occurs in April and November. Planting of trees within the right of way is covered under Municipal Ordinance 255.140.
The City of Richmond Heights Park Operations Division accepts donations to our Street Tree Planting Fund for the planting and maintenance of trees located along city streets between the city street and the sidewalk. For further information about donating contact our City Forester at (314) 655-3656.
Unfortunately, we no longer offer this service as a new storage site was unable to be found.
Get information on our park rentals and fill out an online rental request here! You can also contact our Rental Services Assistant at (314) 655-3652 for more information.
You can either pay the full amount in cash, check or charge or you can use our monthly debit program.