With luscious landscaping and commitment to preserving the presence of trees and green space, Chesterfield has a wide variety of outdoor recreation options. These options include large sports fields, new playgrounds, trails, parks, and community gathering spaces. For more information regarding the outdoor recreation options, please view the links listed below.
There are numerous parks and trails within the city's system, including the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail, the Riparian Trail and the trails in Central Park.
Additionally, Faust Park, operated by St. Louis County, is an integral part of the parks system within Chesterfield. The park was created in 1968 through the generosity of Leicester & Mary Plant Faust who donated the property, nearly 200 acres in the heart of Chesterfield. The parks consists of the Thornhill Historic Site-former home Missouri's second governor Frederick Bates, the St. Louis Carousel, The MO Botanical Garden's Butterfly House, Trails, playgrounds and a large pavilion and picnic shelter's available for rent.
There are two conservation areas in Chesterfield managed by the MO Dept. of Conservation:
Also the US Fish & Wildlife Service manages the Big Muddy Fish & Wildlife Refuge-Boone's Crossing Unit in the Chesterfield Valley.