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

  • Wednesday June 9, 9:00 a.m., Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 E. Glendale Rd. 63119
  • Monday, June 14, 4:00 pm, Ferguson Community Center, 1050 Smith Ave. 63135
  • Thursday, June 17, 9:00 am, Maryland Heights Community Center, 2300 McKelvey Rd. 63043

Round 22 Grant Application Instructions

How to Apply

Next grant round will begin June 1, 2022.

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.

Click here to start the  Planning Grant Application