Tentative Schedule of Events
February 19, 2023 Sunday 1:30 pm
U.S. Grant’s Missouri Military Experiences with Greg Wolk
Missouri Humanities exhibit 2/18-3/10/2023
April – September, 2023 Third Saturdays 10 am
Bike through History from U.S. Grant Historic National Site
to Historic Sappington House (Phone 314-842-1867)
May 13, 2023 Saturday 9 am-12 noon or 1-4 pm
“Playing the Past” – Girl Scout Badge Workshop
June 3, 2023 Saturday 5-8 pm
Ticket to the Beatles Outdoor, Fundraising Concert
June 9, 2023 Friday 5-8 pm
SappingTones Outdoor, Fundraising Concert
June 10, 2023 Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Historic Saint Louis presents “Landscapes of a Summertime Past”
home and garden open house
September 8, 2023 Friday 6-9 pm
Nostalgia Motown Outdoor, Fundraising Concert
September 30, 2023 Saturday 5-8 pm
Rock Opera Outdoor, Fundraising Concert
October 7, 2023 Saturday
African American tour at Historic Sappington House
with Missouri History Society’s Discovery tours
October 21, 2023 Saturday 6:30-8:30 pm
Spirits of Sappington House
December 2, 2023 Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Historic Saint Louis presents “A Spirited Holiday Past”
December 15, 2023 Friday 9 am-8 pm
Day Trip to Quaint Country Churches
April 27-28, 2024 Saturday and Sunday 9 am-3 pm
Eighth Annual Country Craft Festival
VENDORS AND DEMONSTRATORS
Contact Dyann Dierkes if interested in participating
Sappington Park, owned by the City of Crestwood, offers an everyday 2.5-acre landscaped retreat for nature lovers. However the park can be the setting for special event rentals. Weddings are the primary special events hosted on the property, but gatherings such as family and class reunions and parties for any occasion can be held during the six months from mid-April through mid-October. For Crestwood residents the two-hour rental fee is $100 and for others $150, along with a $100 refundable damage deposit, payable to hold the reservation. Chairs are not included in the fee.
The natural idyllic venue features lush lawns with mature trees and a small lake with a fountain. Onsite is the Thomas Sappington House Museum, a stunning model of Federal architecture built in 1808. To the west of the historic home is located a beautiful formal flower garden tended by the Crestwood Area Federated Woman’s Garden Club. An herb garden as well as inviting pollinator flower beds and potted plants also grace Sappington Park. For outdoor special events, the grounds can accommodate ten for an intimate affair or 200 for a seated ceremony, with ample parking for either size.
Sappington Park includes The Barn restaurant, a rare asset in a city park, but one which adds catering and indoor dimensions to events. Consider a custom-designed picnic lunch, five-course dinner, an hors d’oeuvres reception or anything in-between. Depending on numbers, the guests could be seated in the rustic interior or on the covered brick patio or under a tent.
Whether you visualize a casual or elegant event, Sappington Park is a canvas waiting for you to create your very special event.
Click here for the Sappington Park Special Permit and policies.
Click here to see plantings originally recommended for Historic Sappington House.
Click here to learn which plants pioneers used for medicinal purposes.