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Archived Since:December 10, 2008

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Fox Park

Fox Park is one of 111 St. Louis parks. The 2.69 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1917 and is located in the Fox Park neighborhood. The park is located just south and east of the intersection of California and Shenandoah Avenues: The park has seen much investment and hard work over the years. Show More Summary

Sherman Park

Sherman Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 22.04 acre park is located at the northwest corner of Kingshighway and Martin Luther Kingthe Kingsway West neighborhood. The park was placed into ordinance in 1917 when the city took over the property after one of St. Show More Summary

Fox Park East Immigrant Housing Project

After reading the story that NextSTL broke on the Fox Park East Immigrant Housing Project last week I wanted to provide some personal perspective from someone who has lived in the neighborhood for ~4 years and how I feel this project will play an important role in an extremely important section of the city. Show More Summary

10 Observations From a City Dweller

10 quick thoughts from an STL lover/resident: If just 20% of the properties in my neighborhood changed hands from slumlord landlord to owners with dignity, 80% of our problems would subside. There is a common rule of thumb in business and statistics that says 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Show More Summary

O'Fallon Park

O'Fallon Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 126 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1908 and is bordered roughly by I-70, West Florissant Avenue and Adelaide Avenue in the O'Fallon neighborhood. This is a beautiful park. One of my favorites. Show More Summary

Unity Park

Unity Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 2 acre park is located on the former Walnut Park School grounds at the intersection of Riverview Boulevard and Thekla Avenue in the Walnut Park East neighborhood: The park was placed into ordinance in 2004 per the city website. Show More Summary

Father Filipiak Park

Father Filipiak Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 4.3 acre park, dedicated in 1980, is at the corner of 9th and Biddle in the Columbus Square neighborhood: This park is immediately adjacent to another city park, Columbus Square Park. Show More Summary

Tambo Park

Okay, in visiting and blogging on all 111 St. Louis parks I've come across another mystery. The city website lists Tambo Park, a 1 acre park at Rutger and Ohio Avenues in the Gate District neighborhood as being placed into ordinance in 1985. Show More Summary

14th Street Mall Park

Per the city website, 14th Street Mall Park is a 1.27 acre park placed into ordinance in 1976. Well, if all that is true, I certainly can't find it. Of course, I found the amazing 14th Street Mall re-branded as Crown Square...but no park. Show More Summary

Rumbold Park

Rumbold Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 3 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1945 and is located near North Spring and North Market Avenues in the Jeff Vander Lou Neighborhood. N amed in honor of Charlotte Rumbold, superintendent of public playgrounds and recreation in the St. Show More Summary

Hickey Park

Hickey Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 16.26 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1947 and is located in the Baden Neighborhood just east of North Broadway right at Harlan Avenue: The park was named after David Hickey, the first St. Show More Summary

River Des Peres Extension Park

The River Des Peres Extension Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 10.76 acre tract of land was placed into ordinance in 1954 and is located between Holly Hills Boulevard and Germania Street in the Boulevard Heights neighborhood. This...Show More Summary

River Des Peres Park

River Des Peres Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis city parks. This 145 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1926 and is located just south of the Shrewsbury Metrolink stop at Landsdowne on the St. Louis City/St. Louis County border in both the St. Show More Summary

Joseph Leisure Park

Joseph Leisure Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks, located near the intersection of Holly Hills and Christy Boulevard on the border between the Bouleard Heights and Bevo Mill neighborhoods.Per the city website, the 16.1 acre park was placed into ordinance in 2000; but that seems odd, as this land has been as-is for many more years than that. Show More Summary

St. Marcus Commemorative Park

St. Marcus Commemorative Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 25.5 acre plot of land is located off of Gravois, just north of the Cecil Place and just east of the Gravois/Kingshighway intersection in the Boulevard Heights neighborhood. Show More Summary

W.C. Handy Park

W.C. Handy park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 11.96 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1941 and and is located in the Kingsway East neighborhood. Per the city website the park was dedicated as W. C. Handy Park on June 22, 1960 in honor of William Christopher Handy (1873-1958), the world renowned "Father of the Blues" and composer of the "St. Show More Summary

North Riverfront Park

North Riverfront Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This massive 250 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1980. This is the northernmost park in St. Louis on the eastern edge of the Riverview Neighborhood. This park is great for two reasons. Show More Summary

Tandy Park

Tandy Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 5.6 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1918 and is located at the corner of Kennerly and Billups Avenues in the shadow of Sumner High School and the former Homer G. Phillips Hospital in the Ville neighborhood: The park was named in the honor of Captain Charlton H. Show More Summary

Hamilton Height Park

Hamilton Heights Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. The city website does not have a location listed for the park, and it is not recognizable on google maps, etc. There is no way to find this park unless you really dig. The park doesn't even have the typical wood and white lettering park sign to identify it. Show More Summary

Lindenwood Park

Lindenwood Park is 1 of 111 St. Louis parks. This 14.08 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1947 and is located in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood, bordered by Pernod Avenue to the north, Prather Avenue to the east, Lindenwood Place...Show More Summary

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