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Tree Services
Tree Ordinance
In November 2006, the University City
Municipal Code was amended to
establish new regulations on trees
and shrubs on both public and private
property. To obtain a complete Tree
Ordinance or the revised Tree Manual you
can download the document(s)
from ucitymo.org.
Storm Damage
»» UCity’s Forestry Division maintains trees
on public rights-of-way, in parks and on
other public properties.
»» After a storm, crews clear streets of
city-owned, downed tree limbs on an
emergency basis.
»» The city is responsible for the
removal of limbs from publicly
owned trees only.
»» Trees on private property are maintained
by owners.
»» Limbs less than three inches in
diameter may be cut into four-foot
lengths and bundled for collection by the
Sanitation Division. (Max. 6 bundles per
pickup).
»» To report damage to public right-ofway trees or limbs blocking streets, call
505.8560.
Maintenance
The Forestry Division maintains
30,000 trees along streets and in
parks, with this schedule:
»» Trimming: winter
»» Planting: winter and spring
»» Removal: summer
»» Stump grinding: fall
Firewood
Firewood generated by tree removal and
trimming is available to residents free of
charge at the job site and at Heman Park
throughout the year.
»» No leaves or branches may be brought
to the park.
»» Please report broken equipment or
vandalism of any park facilities to the
Park Maintenance Office: 505.8560.
»» D
umping of grass clippings, leaves,
debris, etc. in city park facilities or
receptacles is prohibited. Please report
these problems to Police: 725.2211 or to
Park Maintenance: 505.8560.
Street Tree Planting Requests
Citizens’ requests for new street trees
should be made by September 1. Work
requests and tree inspections can be made
by calling 505.8560.
Athletic Facilities
Reservations
Ball Diamonds and
Soccer and Football Fields
Assigned seasonally to local teams and
leagues. For more information, team
representatives should call 505.8525.
Basketball Courts
Outdoor
Heman Park
Eastgate Park
Mooney Park
4 courts
2 courts
2 courts
Indoor
Centennial Commons, 7210 Olive
2 high school regulation courts
(12 goals available)
Tennis Courts
For reservations, call 505.8617.
»» Kaufman Park
4 courts
»» Heman Park
8 courts
(lights are provided for
nighttime play on 4 courts)
»» Flynn Park
Tennis Court Policies
»» Only tennis players are allowed on
courts.
»» Players must wear tennis shoes on
courts.
»» Limit playing time to one hour when
others are waiting.
»» Only plastic water bottles are allowed on
courts.
»» Please place trash in receptacles
provided.
»» For Heman courts: Lights are
operational until 10 pm, approximately
mid-March through November.
Golf
Ruth Park Golf Course
and Driving Range
Zoysia tees and fairways with
bent grass greens and a tree-lined and
hilly terrain make Ruth Park a challenge
for all golfers. The nine-hole course serves
U. City, *Clayton and *Creve Coeur
residents and is also open to nonresidents.
Management is under the direction of PGA
Professional, Doug Castellari. Amenities
include motorized golf carts, pull carts,
club rental, a fully stocked golf shop, club
fittings, tournaments, individual or group
golf lessons, summer junior golf camps,
driving range, and a snack bar. 8211 Groby
(between 81st and McKnight).
* Proper identification must be presented.
Please note: Golf Lessons may only be
conducted by employees of Ruth Park
Golf Course. For your safety, entry onto
Ruth Park Golf Course before 6:00 am
is prohibited and considered trespassing.
Violators will be prosecuted.
Free Adult Player Orientation
Designed to welcome new, occasional and
returning golfers to the game.
For detailed information, contact Ruth
Park Golf Course, 8211 Groby Rd.,
727.4800 or email Doug at dcastellari@
ucitymo.org or visit ruthparkgolf.com
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Parks
»» Property owners must dispose of any
debris from privately owned trees at their
own expense.
Mulch and Wood Chips
Heman Park has a distribution area where
residents may pick up shredded wood,
wood chips and firewood. There is no fee
to load vehicles with material for personal
use..

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