Outdoor Play


Melvin Price Park, Swansea

Perhaps one of the area’s best kept secrets. This park has several playgrounds, ball fields, picnic areas, and even a dog park. It’s clean and fun for kids of every age.

1500 Caseyville Avenue, Swansea, IL

St. Louis Zoo


Free admission! Open daily 9am-5pm

Zoo Zones

River’s Edge

Take a walk in the wild through this thrilling exhibit where elephants are at play, cheetahs dart across a dry plain and hyenas watch warily by!

The Wild

From the sub-Antarctic to tropical rain forests, see penguins, bears and great apes.

Discovery Corner

Pet friendly bunnies and goats. Follow a butterfly’s wandering flight. Explore and play.

Historic Hill

A lovely stroll through this area, with architecture of the 1920s, you’ll see primates, birds and reptiles in modern habitats.

Red Rocks

See lions, tigers and other big cats keep watch on nearby zebras, giraffes and antelope in natural settings.

Lakeside Crossing

From refreshments to souvenirs, you’ll find everything you need to make your Zoo experience complete.

Swansea Kingdom

Schranz Memoral Park, or “Swansea Kingdom”

377 Honeysuckle Lane, Swansea, IL 62226

This is one of the best parks in the area! The “Kingdom” has a large toddler friendly area as well as an area for big kids. Even adults can enjoy playing on the structures with their kids.

Splash Pad
Swansea Kingdom Playground
2 x Rentable Pavilions
1 Rentable Enclosed Pavillion (TWM Center)
Bathroom Facilties