DIRECTIONS

The Forest Park Cross Country Festival is proud to call Forest Park home. Located in the center of St. Louis, the park is home to several area landmarks including the St. Louis Science Center and the nationally-recognized St. Louis Zoo. Forest Park hosted the USATF Cross Country Championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2017, the race course will be on Aviation Field.

We will once again be sharing the park with LouFest so traffic will be unusually high.

NO CARS will be allowed on Clayton Rd., it will only be used for bus drop-off. 

We highly recommend avoiding the park by using the SLUH/Science Center lot or the Forest Park Community College Garage at Oakland/Macklind Ave. just south of Hwy 64 and using the pedestrian tunnel to enter the park.

TRAFFIC & PARKING GUIDE (download)
Use this guide for both Friday and Saturday!

Buses (Team Drop-off):

Enter the park via Hampton Ave. Turn right on Wells Dr. and continue to the round-about near the Jewel Box. Take the first right off the round-about and go left on Clayton Road. Aviation Field will be on your right. Clayton Road will open to bus traffic only and will be ONE-WAY going eastbound. NO PARKING will be allowed in either side of Clayton Road. It will be for drop-off/pick-up purposes only. The park will be towing any parked vehicles and ticketing buses.

Cars (Athlete Drop-off):

Enter the park via Hospital Drive from Kingshighway and head west on Clayton Rd. Drop off zone is located on the north side of Clayton Ave. Go north on Faulkner Dr. to exit the park.


PARKING

 

Spectator Parking
Plan time to park and walk as there is not a large parking lot close to Aviation Field.

Please be aware, LouFest (a two day concert) is taking place in Forest Park this weekend. Their footprint involves closing and no-parking many of the streets within the park.

The student/staff parking garage at the Forest Park Community Center is available for our spectators. Access the garage by turning onto Macklind Ave. from Oakland and making a right into the parking garage. Parking is FREE and the walk isn’t far to the tunnel that leads you directly to the course area in Forest Park.

The St. Louis University High School/Science Center parking lot off Oakland Avenue is another option.

The Highlands Golf Center (just north of the course) will have limited parking available for $10/vehicle (no buses). Access the Highlands parking by heading west on Clayton at Faulkner Dr. and making a right into the lot at the top of the hill.

There will be some street parking within Forest Park and you can also park at Steinberg Ice Rink’s parking lot, but you may be waiting in traffic within the park to get to those spots.

TRAFFIC & PARKING GUIDE (download)

Bus Drop Off/Parking/Pick-up Instructions
Enter the park via Hampton Ave. Turn right on Wells Dr. and continue to the round-about near the Jewel Box. Take the first right off the round-about and go left on Clayton Road. Aviation Field will be on your right. Clayton Road will open to bus traffic only and will be ONE-WAY going eastbound. NO PARKING will be allowed in either side of Clayton Road. It will be for drop-off/pick-up purposes only. The park will be towing any parked vehicles and ticketing buses. Buses must park somewhere outside of Forest Park so they don’t clog up spectator parking/traffic flow. Coaches can call bus drivers for pick you in the same drop-off location when ready to leave. Do not call buses early.

Team Tents
All tents must be in the Archery Range area as noted on the course map. Per our agreement with the park you can ONLY set up tents in this area. You may not be near the fields or anywhere else. Please be respectful of the fields and keep all team camps at least 20 meters away from the course!