Construction Grants

Since the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County was formed in 2000, we have awarded over $56 million in grant money to municipalities around St. Louis County.

This money has been used to fund parks, playgrounds, water parks, golf courses, trails, recreation centers, and many other types of recreation facilities.

This money is awarded to municipalities based on the strength of their grant applications, taking into account such factors as need, planning, community input, and prior awards.


How to Apply

Any St. Louis County municipality can apply for a grant.

Park grants are reviewed and approved annually, in the fall. Each round is announced through communication to the municipalities and on this Park Commission website.

Round 19 Grant Application

Click Here to Begin your Round 19 Grant Application for 2018

Application Directions and Guidelines


Population Maximum request
Over 27,000 $525,000
16,000 – 27,000 $475,000
9,000 – 16,000 $420,000
5,000 – 9,000 $370,000
2,000 – 5,000 $315,000
under 2,000 $265,000


Planning Grants

In order to assist municipalities in developing strong, well-planned, applications, the Commission created a Planning Grant program.  This program awards grants to municipalities in order to help plan future parks and recreation projects. Unlike the implementation grants, planning grants must be met by a 20% match by the municipality, and cannot exceed an award amount of $6,400.

How to Apply

Download Planning Grant Application and return completed application and support documents to the Commission’s office.  Please note that this year the amount cities can request has increased to $6,400.  Planning Grant application are open year round.  Planning grants must be submitted by July 26, 2018 for consideration at the next schedule Park Commission meeting on August 2, 2018.

Planning Grant Application