Highland Park Reconstruction

About the Project

This year, the City of Richmond Heights will be completely renovating Highland Park, located at 1250 Highland Terrace.  The original playground was installed in 1998 and, since then, the City has been saving for its replacement. With those funds, the City will match a grant from the St. Louis County Municipal Park Grant Commission to renovate the entire park.

The current playground is being donated to Kids Around the World, a not-for-profit corporation that performs mission work in over 60 countries around the globe. With the help of volunteers, the playground will be dismantled, refurbished, shipped overseas, and reassembled in communities impacted by war, poverty, disease, or natural disasters.

Proposed improvements to the park include replacing the playground, picnic tables, trash cans, drinking fountain and irrigation system and adding a spray feature, outdoor fitness equipment, reading area, new sidewalks, and landscaping.  Residents were invited to two public meetings to help the design team plan the renovations.  The design team also reached out to MRH Early Childhood Center students for their “expert opinion” of the proposed design ideas.

The project construction is expected to begin in April 2018 and will continue through the end of the year.   The park will be closed during this time.  For more information about the project, contact Tim Brunsman, Park Superintendent, Project Manager, City Forester, at tbrunsman@richmondheights.org.

May 15, 2019
Park hours are sunrise to sunset.
Splash Pad hours are:
Monday - Friday          9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday     10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


* For the spray ground feature, tap the blue button to activate the water. It is on a sequencer that will run 3 nozzles for a minute, then another 3 nozzles for a minute then all 6 nozzles for a minute; then it shuts off. The user will need to press the button again to continue to play.

* The fitness equipment is NOT for children under 13. There are also placards that teach the 12 exercises that can be done on the fitness equipment.

highland park

March 20, 2019 Update

Safety surface is being installed at the park currently.  Hope to open the park in mid-April if all goes according to plan. 
Keep watching for news about a Grand Re-Opening event on May 15!

January 17, 2019 Update

Highland Park Renovation Project is nearly completed, just waiting on warmer weather to install the playground safety surface, pavilion roof and additional landscape plants. 


November 6, 2018 Update

To check out the latest updates on the Highland Park Reconstruction as presented at the 11/5/18 Town Hall meeting, click here

June 18, 2018 Update

Presentation to the City Council

Design Rendering - 360 degree fly through video