435 Des Peres Rd.
Des Peres, MO 63131
Amenities: playground, picnic shelter, trail, restrooms, spray fountains
Playground ground cover: wood chips
A brand new playground was installed early in 2012 at Sugar Creek Park. My first impression is that the new playground is quite a bit smaller than the old one, but it is certainly unique and the park still has the water feature as well. The new playground has a nature theme, and contains one slide, built into the hillside (but without stairs right beside it, the grass is already being worn down from kids scrambling up the hill to the slide). There are faux stumps, branches and rocks to climb on and balance on, as well as ropes to add to the fun. Adjacent to the nature playground there is a swing set with 2 sling swings, an adaptive swing and a baby swing, and the water feature pole. Unfortunately, there was no shade planned in the design of this new playground and it is extremely hot during the afternoon hours.