Maryland Heights

Maryland Heights is a city in St. Louis County with a population, at the time of the 2010 census, of 27,472 residents. Spanning 23.45 total square miles, the average daytime population is estimated to be at roughly 100,000, due to the nearly 2,000 businesses located in Maryland Heights

Maryland Heights got its name from the area’s first settlers, who hailed from the state of Maryland. The region’s rolling hills in the northeastern section reminded them of their home state and the name was formalized in 1915. However, Maryland Heights would be known under two different names during the area’s earliest beginnings in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The region’s very first name was Mokeville, which was a tribute to the area’s prominent blacksmith George Moke. In 1900, the area would be renamed Castello in honor of mayor Charles Castello, who served during the 1860s in an area that encompasses current-day Florissant.

Most of the area was considered semi-rural until the community saw a huge population surge shortly after World War II. It was transforming into a ripened community, as former areas of small residential communities became bounded around newly established subdivisions and urban developments. With 1950s and 1960s roadway construction improving access to and from the area, the eventual construction of Interstates 70 and 270 helped the region grow, with population increasing from 5,000 residents to over 8,000 from 1960 to 1970.

The area would eventually be incorporated as a city one decade later in 1985, under the final name Maryland Heights.

Residents of Maryland Heights are served by the Parkway and Pattonville School Districts.

Maryland Heights Official Website

Traditions

The Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, originally known as Riverport Amphitheater, UMB Bank Pavilion and Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, is the area’s 20,000-capacity outdoor concert venue that hosts an array of national touring groups and artists. Notable acts that have graced the stage include Sting, Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Rascal Flats, Dave Matthews Band and Van Halen. It also serves a wide variety of music festivals like the Vans Warped Tour, Lollapalooza, Pointfest and Lilith Fair.

Hollywood Casino St. Louis, originally known as Harrah’s, is a riverboat casino with a total gaming space of 120,000 square feet, offering 80 table games and 2,180 slot machines. Opened in 1997, it is St. Louis County’s very first casino.

Maryland Heights is home to St. Louis County’s Creve Coeur Park and 320-acre Creve Coeur Lake where you can reserve picnic shelter and sites, and enjoy hiking, volleyball, athletic fields, modern restrooms, a 6-mile walking and bike path adjoining to the Katy Trail, and more. Enjoy your time on the lake by renting a kayak, canoe or paddle board from Creve Coeur Lake Rentals. If you prefer dry land, quadricycles and bicycles are a nice way to see the scenic path around the lake. The City operates five municipal parks, a waterpark (Aquaport), and a 92,000 square foot community center completed in April 2017. This new facility features a gymnasium, aquatic center, fitness center, meeting space and an indoor track.

Feeling adventurous? The Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure allows guests to zip line over an exhilarating outdoor course filled with five sections of treetop obstacles.

Westport Plaza is a 42-acres of entertainment complex and commercial development located within Maryland Heights. Opening in 1973, the Plaza includes an arrange of restaurants, entertainment venues, hotels and office buildings. Many within the area include restaurants Drunken Fish, Trainwreck Saloon, Fuzzy’s Tacos and Paul Mineo’s; entertainment venues Westport Social, Backstreet Jazz & Blues, Funny Bone Comedy Club and the Playhouse at Westport Theater, the Sheraton Westport Hotels and the headquarters of AM radio station KTRS.

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Community Contacts

Mayor of Maryland Heights Mike Moeller
(314) 878-6730
Current City Council Members David Grant
Gavin Park
Kim Baker
Ed Dirck
Chuck Caverly
Nancy Medvick
Jim Carver
Norm Rhea
City Administrator Jim Krischke (314) 738-2201
City Clerk Jo Ann Cova (314) 738-2411
Director of Finance David Watson (314) 738-2220
Court Clerk Gerry Durfee (314) 291-6036
Municipal Judge Kevin Kelly (314) 838-2800
Director of Community Development Wayne Oldroyd (314) 738-2231
Building Commissioner Paul Garlock (314) 738-2241
Director of Public Works Bryan Pearl (314) 738-2252
Director of Parks and Recreation Tracey Anderson (314) 738-2599
Public Relations Gabrielle Macaluso (314) 738-2204
Maryland Heights Police Department (314) 298-8700
Maryland Heights Fire Department (314) 298-4400