St. Louis Area Parks

St. Louis parks are a great way of unwinding after a long stressful week. St Louis, MO alone has 108 parks, covering approximately 2950 acres.

One of the best parks to visit is Benton Park. The park, which is the second oldest in the city, is situated in Benton Park Neighborhood. You and your family or friends will be surprised at the number of activities that you can do. Activities include fishing, tennis, and for kids, playing on the playground.

Carondelet Park is another great park in the city. It has enough space for weddings, a lake with a dock and boathouse, athletic fields, and tennis courts. The park is the third largest in St. Louis in terms of size, and its location is the south part of the city.

Want to take a dip after some exercise? Then head over to Fairground Park. This great park is one of the most equipped in the town as it has so many facilities: five softball fields, two basketball courts, a walking and biking trail and two field houses. Other fun places you could visit in the park include a seasonal skating rink, and a 9-acre lake.

Forest Park is another exciting recreational area in the city. It is one of biggest urban parks in the USA. It was opened to the public back in the year 1876. In 2004, $100 million was used in revamping the park. It attracts close to 12 million visitors every year. The various amenities include a playground, 1370 acres of park with pavilions and 14 picnic sites. The park also has a seasonal skating rink, five soccer fields, two volleyball courts, and ten lakes(some stocked) for your fishing needs.

Lafayette Park was one of the first public parks in St. Louis. Its dedication as a social amenity was done back in the year 1851. It covers around 30 acres of land. It is among the largest parks in the city, although it is still outstripped in size by Forest Park that is 46 times bigger. Amenities include a historic boat house, a soccer field, walking trails and a 1-acre lake.

Lindenwood Park, located in Lindenwood Park neighborhood is another enjoyable recreational place in the city. It is 14 acres in size. It features a lighted skating rink, and a playground used for soccer and softball. Joggers can also enjoy themselves because it has well-maintained sidewalks.

Hyde Park, located in Hyde Park Neighborhood covers around 11.84 acres. Its amenities include a comfort station, 1-acre lake, a playground and two horseshoe pits.

Other parks in the city include Aloe Plaza, Compton Hill Reservoir Park, Lyon Park and Old Post Office Plaza just to name a few. Get out and enjoy some of these historic parks!