The City of Valley Park maintains several city parks for recreation opportunities for its residents. Those parks are William J Brignole Park, Frisco Park, Leonard Park, Meramec Levee Recreation Park, Wedge Park, Meramec Landing Park and Vance Trails Park. Amenities of the parks include athletic fields for baseball, soccer and football, an original railroad caboose, benches, trails, playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic pavilion, archery range, boat ramp to the Meramec River, River Trail access and more. Other recreation opportunities include the Arnolds Grove Trailhead Park which is on top of the Meramec Valley River Basin Levee. The trailhead gives access to the 3 mile asphalt paved River Trail that leads eastward to Meramec Landing Park and then on to Simpson County Park. Once in Simpson Park, walkers, joggers or cyclists can then pick up the trail that leads to Greentree Park in Kirkwood. Simpson Park, which is a St. Louis County Park, is also in Valley Park and features 206 acres of parkland including a 72-acre fishing lake as well as picnic facilities and pavilion, a playground, a soccer field and a volleyball court.