Lafayette Square Bath and Tennis Club

About Us

The Lafayette Bath & Tennis Club, Inc. was formed in the early 1980s to serve the reviving surrounding neighborhoods. It has succeeded remarkably in its goal.

You become a member by purchasing a membership for a one-time payment of $2,000. Members pay annual dues. In 2018, dues were $275.

A membership allows use of the pool and tennis courts for residents of your home. The membership becomes an asset of your home and can be transferred to future owners. The membership can be transferred to another home if you move within the city or county. Memberships CANNOT be sold or transferred to another individual or family except as noted above.

We presently have about 200 families as members, largely from Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Fox Park, Tower Grove and Compton Heights.

Two guests are allowed when accompanied by a member. Exceptions are made for birthday parties and the like when the pool is not crowded. As the pool is open until 9 pm, and in consideration of the neighbors, after hours parties are not readily accommodated.

The pool is professionally staffed by a service we contract with for guards and maintenance. We keep the pool open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, and weekends in September weather permitting. The tennis court is available year round.

For those wanting to join the pool, we are currently at full capacity (200 families). We have started a wait list for membership. On average, we have 5 new openings a year through attrition. If you would like to be added to the list, please send your name, address and phone number to

A five person Board of Members runs the club:

Past President – Eric Marlinghaus
President – Brian Parker
Membership – Audrey Fleming
Secretary – Rosemary Pastore
Treasurer – John Leimkuehler

Pool Hours (Lifeguard Present)

Daily: 11am-9pm
Adults Only: 9am-11am on weekends and holidays
Lifeguard is only present from 4-9 pm when public school is in session.

Contact Us

For more information about the pool, you may email us at

Lafayette Square Bath & Tennis Club, Inc.
2209 Rear Park Avenue
2331 Hickory (mailing address)
St. Louis, MO 63104

Pool Phone 314-773-9750