The City of Eureka is located in West St Louis County, just west of the Meramec River, along Interstate 44, about 40 minutes southwest of Downtown St Louis. The population of Eureka in 2010 was 10,189 residents, an increase of 2,501 residents since 2000. The city was incorporated in 1954.
The residents of the community are served by the Rockwood School District. Students living in Eureka will attend Eureka High School and LaSalle Springs Middle School. The elementary schools that serve Eureka are Blevins Elementary School, Eureka Elementary School and Geggie Elementary School which students will attend according to their address.
Eureka Days, an annual festival, is held in September in Downtown Eureka and Lions Park. There is a parade, fireworks, carnival type rides, entertainment, a classic car show, contests, food, a beer garden, games and lots more.
The city of Eureka maintains 9 parks with a total of 164 acres of parkland. Those parks feature playgrounds, athletic fields football and soccer, fields for baseball, handball courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, pavilions, fishing lakes, 9-hole disc golf course and more. A future Eureka Recreational Center is currently being developed and will include a gymnasium, fitness area, meeting rooms, and more. Construction is planned to begin in 2012. Other recreational opportunities in or near Eureka are Six Flags amusement park and Hurricane Harbor, Greensfelder County Park, Rockwoods Reservation, several private and public golf courses, Hidden Valley Ski Resort, Route 66 State Park, the Meramec River for boating and fishing, the Wild Canid Center-Wolf Sanctuary and West Tyson Park.
The Missouri Pacific Railroad came through the area of Eureka in 1853. Five years later in 1858, the village of Eureka was platted around the railroad line, which eventually included the St Louis & San Francisco line as well. Central Avenue, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets, all part of Historic Downtown Eureka today, were laid out. By 1890 there were about 100 homes, two churches, a US Post Office, two all important blacksmiths, a saloon, a district school at the corner of 4th and Virgina and several other businesses all located in the village. Today many of those original buildings remain and are occupied by antique and specialty shops, of which Eureka is well known.
Eureka has two St Louis County Landmarks. One, Deep Springs Farm, built about 1875, is incorporated into the hotel located on Allenton Six Flags Road. The hotel uses the stone walls of the farm's 19th century barns as part of the "charm" of the building. The other landmark is the Augustine Farm on Augustine Road that was built by Captain Edward Augustine in 1865.
Eureka Missouri City Hall
100 City Hall Drive
Eureka, MO 63025
Police (non-emergency): 636-938-6600
Fire (non-emergency): 636-938-5505
Parks and Recreation: 636-938-6775
Public Works: 636-938-6655
Chamber of Commerce: 639-938-6062
Community Center: 636-938-6775