Sunset Hills

Sunset Hills is a vibrant community in St. Louis County. The community dates back to 1957, but development has continued to the present day. Sunset Hills was incorporated in June 1957. In April 1973, it established its own Police Department, and in 1981, it purchased a landscaping service in order to establish the city’s public works department. Still, the area retains an aura of comfortable, solid friendliness.

The Kirkwood School District and Lindbergh School District serve sections of the city. Their respective high schools are Kirkwood High School and Lindbergh High School.

Private schools include Thomas Jefferson School, a boarding school for grades 7-12, and St. Justin the Martyr School, a Catholic school for kindergarten and grades 1-8.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre open-air museum and sculpture park located in Sunset Hills, Missouri and is maintained in partnership with St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department. It houses over 60 outdoor sculptures and features a 1.4-mile walking trail and educational programs. There is also an indoor gallery, an 1816 Tudor stone mansion, which was the former residence of Henry and Matilda Laumeier. Laumeier is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The park sees about 300,000 visitors each year and operates on a $1.5 million budget.

Staying Active in Sunset Hills

Community Center:

The Community Center has everything to meet your fitness and health needs. If you have specific fitness goals you are trying to reach, or you are just trying to stay active, they have something for everyone! The center also has a gym and meeting rooms that can be utilized and rented by residents and non-residents.

Watson Trail Park:

At 12450 West Watson Road, is the Sunset Hill’s largest park. Hours of park operation are dawn to dusk. Park amenities at Watson Trial Park includes the following:

  • 1 Acre Lake
  • 2 Picnic Sites
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • 3 Playgrounds
  • 4 Tennis Courts
  • 9 Hole Disc Golf Course
  • Aquatic Facility with 3 Pools
  • Basketball Court
  • Sand Volley Ball Court

Minnie Ha Ha Park:

The City opened Minnie Ha Ha Park in July 2005. It is located south of Highway 30 at the Meramec River and comprised the Minnie Ha Ha Beach that was popular in the 1930s. The picnic shelters are available for reservations. Park amenities include:

  • Walking Trails
  • 3 playground areas
  • 3 Picnic Shelters
  • Scenic overlook of the Meramec River
  • 3 soccer fields

Kitun Dog Park:

The Cities of Sunset Hills and Crestwood came together to create a community dog park located in Sunset Hills near its border with neighboring Crestwood. The Dog Park opened in July 2014 and is located inside of Kitun Park off of Eddie and Park Road. Residents of both Sunset Hills and Crestwood can apply for a membership for their dogs for $40 per year. Non-residents may also use the park for an annual fee of $55. All questions and membership registrations should be directed to the City of Sunset Hills Parks & Recreation Department. This new dog park will have a separate area for small dogs and large dogs and is open to residents and non-residents. Tags are available at the Sunset Hills Community Center located at 3915 S. Lindbergh Sunset Hills, MO 63127. 

Athletic Complex:

The City of Sunset Hills provides 6 athletic fields for the community. Three lighted fields and 1 unlighted field are located at 13555 West Watson Road. There is also 2 unlighted soccer fields located at 801 Old Gravois Road. The fields are utilized by our softball leagues, athletic associations, tournaments and are also available for rent.

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