Construction Grants

Since the Municipal Park Grant Commission of St. Louis County was formed in 2000, it has awarded over $71 million in grant money to municipalities in St. Louis County.

The grants have been used to fund park renovations and explanation projects including; playgrounds, water parks, golf courses, trails, recreation centers, ice rinks 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.


Annual Application Workshops

  • Thursday June 13, 9:00 a.m. at Webster Groves Recreation Center
  • Tuesday, June 18, 4:30 p.m. at Normandy City Hall
  • Thursday, June 20, 8:300 a.m. at Maryland Heights City Hall

Round 20 Grant Application

Round 20 Directions

How to Apply

The 2019 Grant Application Round (20) Has Closed.

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

Park grants are reviewed and approved annually.  Grant rounds begin the first Monday of June and the round closes at 4:00 PM the last Friday of August.  The grants are reviewed, scored and awarded by the end of November.

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