Chesterfield Central Park


Chesterfield Central Park

Situated west of St. Louis near the banks of the Missouri River, Chesterfield Central Park is a 38-acre park which links the existing YMCA and County Library to a proposed mixture of office and residential developments. Central Park provides recreational opportunities to diverse users, while demonstrating how stormwater management can be designed to serve as an aesthetic, functional amenity.

Chesterfield Amphitheater is the central feature of the park, fostering community interaction, while respecting the natural character of the surrounding site. The lake provides a serene backdrop to the amphitheater’s performances, with seating that accommodates approximately 2,600 participants. Seating is divided into stadium seating, lower-terrace stepped seating, and upper-terrace lawn seating. A combination of dimensioned limestone, natural field stone veneer, and blended brick paver accents work in unison with ornamental plantings to provide the unique and refined character of the amphitheater space. The custom engineered sound system and concession and restroom building, featuring a green roof, adds to the complexity and cohesiveness of the park project.

In addition to the amphitheater, the park includes a trail network that navigates throughout the site, circling the lake, connecting amenities, and meandering between two recirculating drainage channels within an old-growth forest. The Veterans Plaza, overlooking a four-acre flood-control lake, recognizes and honors those who have served, while featuring an array of public art installations. 

City of Chesterfield

Chesterfield, MO
United States

38-acre park