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(314) 366-1555

6101 Government Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Believe it or not, Saint Louis looked pretty different in 1894 than it does today. WC Handy had just written his hit song—The St. Louis Blues. Folks galloped on horseback alongside Skinker Boulevard in the newly created Forest Park, and there was no Gateway Arch. But there was a boathouse, and there were ducks.

Dining on the banks of Post-Dispatch lake is a part of local history. Food and boating are natural companions, and The Boathouse at Forest Park has fed intrepid navigators since its construction almost twenty years ago. Today, celebrators travel from near and far for meaningful and memorable private events, while patrons and passerby jam to live music.

The Boathouse has been reestablished as a place to fuel up and then cast off. Explore the 22 acres of waterways that wind around two islands, and are home to fish, frogs, dragonflies, egrets, kingfishers, and of course, our ducks.

The Boathouse at Forest Park.

Reestablished: 2018

Historically, events at the Boathouse at Forest Park include live concerts, pre- and post- Muny gatherings, festivals, and more. Attend concerts on the dock, festivals on the Boathouse grounds, and enjoy family and furry-friend-friendly occasions, every week, right in the heart of Forest Park.
Animal of the Week
The Boathouse wouldn’t be who we are if it weren’t for the beautiful wildlife on our lake, or the puppies and dogs that grace us with their patio-presence in the warm St. Louis sun. We’ve partnered with the Center for Animal Rescue & Enrichment of St. Louis to bring some adoptable pups to your attention. We look forward to seeing these pups on our patio sometime soon.



Meet Bowie! Bowie is a favorite for volunteers to walk because he is always happy and grateful to go on a new adventure and eager to make new friends! He is well behaved on a leash and has a medium energy level. He would be a great companion for someone who is active and loves hiking! Bowie is a very smart boy and needs to be the only dog in the home. He likes ALLLL the attention to himself 🙂 Bowie is losing weight in the shelter due to stress and has been at CARE STL for almost a year. If you are looking to have one furry friend for life, Bowie is your guy!

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Welcome Back, With Limited Capacity

Starting Saturday, May 30, your favorite Forest Park Boathouse is reopening with a limited capacity, menu, and measures.
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