Attend an Event


Join the Recreation Council for a fabulous day of Pickleball fun while raising money to send a child to summer camp. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome. Pickleball Tournament Flyer

Date: Saturday, May 18 beginning at 10:00 am

Location: Chicken and Pickle, 1500 S. Main Street (behind the QT off south 5th Street)

Cost: $100 per team of 2 players

  • Double elimination tournament so you are guaranteed 2 games
  • Recreational bracket and Competitive bracket
  • $10 gift card you can spend on food or drinks
  • Limited to 24 teams
  • Medals awarded for top teams

To register, go to EventBrite at this Link

Musicians playing guitar at the Evening Entertainment event.

Evening of Entertainment

A DATE HAS BEEN SET! Saturday, March 9, 2024, 6-10pm

Ladue Horton Watkins High School
1201 South Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124 (map)

Time: 7-9:30pm


Are you a singer, magician, comic, poet, dancer, instrument player, mime, or other talent? We are searching now for youth up to ages 17, and adults ages 18 and older who want to perform.

Schedule your audition by contacting Katie at 314-481-0633 or

Access-4-All Sponsors this event for individuals of all abilities to share their talents in a performance that must include at least one person with a disability and can be up to five minutes long. Individual and group performances are being sought. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners in each category. For questions, contact Katie Banister at (314) 481-0633 or, or contact the Recreation Council office at 314-726-6044 EXT 101.

Event Flyer ~ Performer Entry Form

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Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Lodge Des Peres
12325 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131

Please Join Us for the Recreation Council’s Annual Meeting & Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Des Peres Lodge, 1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres, Missouri 63131
Speaker: Katie Banister, “What Recreation Means to Me”
Katie Rodriguez Banister describes herself as a chick in a chair. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Recreation prior to her paralysis. Katie said it was a blessing when she found the Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis and joined the board three years post injury. Working in the field of Recreation before and after becoming a quadriplegic has served her well and she shares that journey and more.
Cost for the Luncheon $15/per person
RSVP by March 19th by calling the Recreation Council at (314)726-6044, ext. 102
or you may RSVP pay $15 for lunch: HERE

We, at the Recreation Council, respect and appreciate the contributions of the various recreation providers and volunteers in the St. Louis area that have provided outstanding recreation/leisure programs for people of ALL abilities.  Here is YOUR opportunity to recognize those who have made a difference in the St. Louis area for people with disabilities.  Please help us recognize and applaud the efforts of those volunteers, recreation providers and program providers by submitting your nomination and/or joining the Recreation Council at its Annual Meeting/Recognition Ceremony on March 28, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lodge in Des Peres, Missouri.

Nominate a program or person HERE

Recreation Providers Meeting

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 9:30 am-12 noon

St. Louis ZOO (map)
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110

Network with your fellow providers and join us as guest speakers from The Saint Louis Zoo provide a presentation on the Zoo’s DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion) and Education Inclusion Services. From physical access to individual support plans, to creative exploration and learning options, we’ll touch on it all, including how you can access resources to support your people. And there just might be a surprise activity to keep us moving! Meeting Flyer ~ Inclusion Resources at the ZOO

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS of bagels and juice will be served.

PARKING is FREE: Park in the north lot (tell attendant you are with Rec Council) or on the street and enter The Living World building at North Entrance to the Zoo. Take the elevator or stairs to Lower Rotunda and follow the signs to the meeting room.

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time: 9:30am-12 noon

Location: St. Louis Zoo, 1 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110 (map)

Agenda: 9:30-10am-Networking; 10 am-Guest Speaker, Q& A; 11am Program Sharing; 11:30-Tour and Activity at the Zoo or 314-726-6044


Ride to Unite

Plans are coming for 2024, Scheduled for Labor Day Weekend-Saturday, August 31, 2024

We had a terrific crowd of over 125 people for the 2023 Gateway Cup Ride to Unite, held on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Francis Park in South St. Louis (map). This FREE family event brings people of all ages and abilities together to enjoy a non-competitive 4-lap ride around the prestigious Gateway Cup Course alongside elite cyclists and local celebrities. Read about the event at Terrain Magazine

THE 2023 RIDE: Cyclists of all abilities and all types of cycles were invited to take 4 laps around Francis Park’s closed race course. Afterwards, the cyclists stayed to enjoy the exciting Gateway Cup races and festivities. View our 2023 flyer here ~ 2023 Registration ~ Volunteers are always needed to assist cyclists by riding side-by-side on the day of the event: Contact Sue Fleming at 314-726-6044 x101.