Jim Edwards Archery Park is the City of Arnold’s newest park!
Jim Edwards Archery Park in the City of Arnold is an ADA accessible park located on Telegraph Road just North of Bayshore Subdivision at 1136 Telegraph Road.
This beautiful, state-of-the-art archery park is named for Jim Edwards, a former Ward 2 Arnold City Council Member from 1997-2007 and also from 2010-2011. Jim owned his own business in the City of Arnold for many years, and we’re pleased to honor his memory with the naming of our newest park.
Archery Park is open to the public during regular park hours – 1/2 hour before Sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset. It is also closed every Tuesday from Sunrise to 12:00 noon for maintenance as well as by official posting on the park’s Facebook page.
The City of Arnold thanks the Missouri Department of Conservation, The Arnold Jaycees, and the National Wild Turkey Federation for their generous funding and support, which made the Jim Edwards Archery Park possible.
Archery Park is for enthusiasts of the sport of archery. This park has year-round targets for bow use only and is the only park in Arnold where archery is permissible.
The City will provide assistance to designated Archery Clubs to allow citizens the opportunity to participate in educational, recreational, and competitive archery activities.
General Archery Safety Rules
- Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the range or adjoining parking lot.
- Inspect equipment for damage prior to shooting.
- Check arrows for cracks, dents, loose vanes, bent, broken nocks, or any condition that may cause the arrow to fly erratically or to rupture when released. Serious injury can be avoided by taking the time to inspect arrows for damage.
- Check bows for frayed strings, loose pulleys, warped limbs, cracks or other damage that may result in breakage when at full draw.
- Shoot only those arrows that have been matched to your draw length and have spines matched to the bow’s draw weight.
- Never dry fire a bow. The resistance of an arrow is needed to prevent damage to the bow limbs.
- Never draw a bow that was set up for someone else. Draw lengths and weights vary, and the wrong combination can cause injury.
- Never intentionally overdraw a bow.
- Always check your surroundings, including down range, before drawing the bow to shoot.
- Our archery targets are designed for field or target points only.
- All children must be supervised by a responsible adult.
- Always shoot at the target designated for your firing position. Shooting across lanes can result in arrows traveling outside of the predetermined safety fan.
- All firearms are prohibited.
Jim Edwards Archery Park
1136 Telegraph Road
Arnold, Missouri 63010
Static Archery Range Rules
- Shoot from the designated concrete shooting position. Shooting from in front of or behind the provided shooting line is not permitted. Never sky-draw or shoot arrows upward into the air.
- Shoot only at the target designated for your shooting position. Shooting across lanes can result in arrows traveling outside of the predetermined safety fan.
- Always check your surroundings, including down range, before necking an arrow.
- All archers must coordinate their activity. When finished shooting, hang bows on bow rack and wait until all archers are finished shooting before going down range to retrieve your arrows. All shooters must retrieve their arrows at the same time.
- Adults must accompany participants 15 years old and under.
- Pets are not allowed in archery areas.
- Broadheads and firearms are prohibited. Only bullet points and field points may be used.
- Crossbows are allowed with bolts.
- No more than six arrowsbolts (One End) will be shot at each relay. Relay time will not exceed 10 minutes.
- Pick up litter and place in trash barrel upon completion of shooting.
- Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the range and adjoining parking lot.
Any infractions of the above rules will result in the immediate loss of range privileges. To report a violation, contact the City of Arnold by calling 636-282-2380, ext 1407.
For emergencies, always call 9-1-1.