East Valley Park
Stretches from Golf Hill Dr to Isley Blvd on Lover's Lane
Park boasts three shelter houses and a view of thick forest on one side and the Fishing River on the other. Old stone benches, built in the early part of the 20th century when the park was designed by renowned architect George Kessler, dot the park up in the woods and provide a fine place from which to watch the birds and animals. Isley Park Woods is a part of this park.
Isley Park Woods, a 15 acre designated Missouri Natural Area within East Valley Park. Just south of Isley Boulevard/10 Highway off Golf Hill Drive, find a lovely old growth north-facing upland forest, typically predominately oak/hickory, but with many other trees (basswood, black walnut, sugar maple, and so forth, as well as a rich understory). Thousands of spring wildflowers, a variety mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects are also to be found here. A paved walking trail along the north edge parallels the park road. Further up in the woods is an undeveloped nature trail.
Fishing River Linear Park Walk Trail (0.7) is located on the north side of the park