Arnold City Park reopened today (Aug. 8), a day earlier than anticipated, the Parks and Recreation Department has announced.
City officials previously said the park, which had been closed since it flooded on May 3, would reopen on Friday (Aug. 9).
However, the park, which is on Bradley Beach Road off Jeffco Boulevard near the Meramec River, reopened this morning, said Teresa Kohut, a recreation manager for the city.
While most of the park has reopened, roads behind a gate in the back of the park are still closed, the Facebook post said.
The park’s playground also will not be available for use.
“(The playground) will be barricaded off for a period of time,” Parks and Recreation director Dickie Brown said Monday. “We will need to regrade the playground and get new mulch down. We will do that through a contract service. It is our intent to have that back open as soon as possible.”
The dog park that had been located in Arnold City Park will be closed for good, but the city has another dog park – the Ozark Dog Park, at 1839 Ozark Drive adjacent to Ferd B. Lang Park, which opened last December. A grand-opening ceremony for that park will be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9.
The Parks and Recreation Department also announced that the Flamm City Boat Ramp is open again.