Cherokee Recreation Center

Cherokee Recreation Center

Erected 1967

Alfonso J. Cervantes Mayor
Conway B. Briscoe President Board of Public Service
Louis W. Buckowitz Directory of Parks, Recreation and Forestry


3200 South Jefferson

St. Louis, Missouri 63118

Tom Zych, Center Director 

Phone  314-289-5320
Web Site

Hour of Operation


8:00am - 8:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed

Cherokee Center was built in 1967 on the southwest corner of Benton Park. The center has a gymnasium, a boxing and workout room, a crafts room and an indoor swimming pool.
The park features a lake, a playground, two tennis courts and a park shelter.

Children can enjoy crafts and sports such as basketball and boxing.

Adults can join volleyball leagues or enroll in crafts classes like ceramics.

Senior Citizens can stay physically fit by enrolling in water aerobics classes.

Wheelchair Equipped

The Recreation Division may plan special events for groups with specific interests or destinations in mind. To discuss an event or outing for your group, Please contact at 289-5320 and we will determine if we can be of service to you. Also if you would like to be a part of our mailing\call list to be notified of upcoming events, please write or call us. We look forward to serving and hearing from you.

Recreation Division activities are fully or partially funded through HUD and CDA authorized CDBG funds.


Basketball Registration Starts - November
Season Starts - January

Pee-Wee (teams 8)
Ages 5-7: Girls can be 8 y/o in co-ed league
10 & Under (Teams 6) co-ed league.
5th & 6th grade (teams 8)
11-12 yrs / 7th & 8th grade (teams 12)
17 and under (teams 6)


Baseball Registration Starts - February
Season Starts - May for competitive league
Season Starts - June for non-competitive

Tee-Ball (teams 4) Ages 5-7 yrs
Atom 1 (team 1) Ages 7-8 yrs
Atom 2 (team 1) Age 9 yrs
Bantam 1 (team 1) Age 10 yrs
Bantam 2 (team 2) Age 11yrs
Midget 1 (teams 3) Ages 12-13 yrs
Juvenile (teams 2) Ages 14-15 yrs

Softball Registration Starts - February
Season Starts - June

Ages 9-14 yrs mixed (teams 8)



Year Round


Indoor Soccer Registration Starts - September
Season Starts - November

Ages 10 and under (teams 10)


Track Registration Starts - February
Season Starts - April

with Hershey's Meet in Jefferson City, MO:
Ages 9-14 yrs.



Arts & Crafts

Most of our specialized classes taught y professionals are offered in the Fall.  You may call your center about future programs. 

Ceramics classroom


Senior Activates

Water Aerobics, M-W-F, 8:30 - 10:30 am. 

The other recreational centers offer activities in Quilting, volleyball, Walking, Bingo and Bridge.  If we get enough interest in Cherokee, they may start offering them here.

! Most drowning happen when people forget to follow basic safety rules while they are in and around water.  Learning swimming safety skills can help you enjoy a wide variety of water activities while avoiding injury.



Learn to Swim Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Open Swim Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Senior Water Aerobics Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Lap Swim Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 am - 10:30 am


Weight center