University City’s Heman Park is located on Olive Boulevard east of I-170 and west of Skinker Boulevard, near the corner of Midland Boulevard and Olive.
Parking is tight in the area. If you are coming to Fair U City with friends, we encourage you to carpool. Or better yet – take public transportation. We are within walking distance of the Delmar METRO station, and a bit over a mile from the METRO station at Big Bend/Forest Park Boulevard. (Please see the directions from the METRO stations noted below.)
If you do drive, please look for Fair U City parking signs posted at a number of City-owned lots along Olive Boulevard- at Midland/Olive, at 7210 Olive, and by the Heman Park tennis courts just west of Pennsylvania. There is also a small lot at Midland/Purdue and parking is allowed at the Heman Park Community Center at 975 Pennsylvania,.
If you park in the streets surrounding Heman Park we ask that you be respectful of the neighbors and their neighborhood.
You can enter the fairgrounds off Midland Boulevard near Shaftesbury Avenue, just south of Olive Boulevard; over the south channel of the River des Peres via a foot bridge off Vernon if you park at the Community Center; and via the car bridge over the north channel of the River des Peres if you park at the lots by the tennis courts or at 7210 Olive.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE DELMAR & BIG BEND METRO STATIONS:
From the Delmar station: Walk/ride your bike towards the station parking lot, and exit to the west on Enright. At Skinker, turn right. Continue to Olive Boulevard. Turn left on Olive and continue until you see Heman Park on your left. You can enter the fairgrounds, over the River des Peres, just west of the tennis courts. Look for the signs directing you to the fairgrounds.
From the Big Bend station: Walk/ride your bike north on Big Bend - in the opposite direction from Washington University. Continue north on Big Bend until it dead-ends on Delmar Boulevard. Turn left on Delmar and travel until you reach Midland Boulevard. Turn right on Midland, the only way you can turn, and continue about 3/4 of a mile to the fairgrounds. Heman Park will be on your right at the corner of Vernon and Midland.