In conjunction with the Missouri Conservation Commission, the city also
offers a nature park on Sappington Road, just south of Eddie and Park
and Southview School. The Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Conservation
Area is a 13.5 acre Natural Resource Area in the northeast area of the
city. This park has a .5 mile trail system through a wooded setting.
Students from Lindbergh High School use this Park for various class
projects. The Clair Gempp Conservations Area is an excellent natural
preserve that offers residents recreation and educational experiences.
To schedule a hike please call the park office at 314-842-7265. We ask
that visitors please refrain from eating/picnicking at this location to
help preserve the area.
Trail Details & Amenities
0.9 miles in length on wood mulch
The Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Conservation Commission has actively
been working on the forest stand within the area. The commission has
selected 2 sites which are completed at this time. The benefits of the
Forest Stand Improvement are:
One way to dramatically
improve the quality of habitat over time. By looking at the quality,
number, and species of trees in a particular area, foresters can improve
development of the habitat.
Taking out undesirable species of
trees and invasive plants increases the sunlight, moisture, and space
needed by desirable tree species to grow healthy.
Thinning out reduces competition for essential nutrients necessary for proper growth.
As time goes on, the forest produces an abundance of food and shelter for wildlife.