Parks in St. Louis
||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Parks in Greater St. Louis. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2012.|
Parks in St. Louis, Missouri are administered by the city of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, the National Park Service, or a separate private board, and include 105 city parks and several other recreational areas.
City of St. Louis parks
The city of St. Louis owns more than one hundred parcels of parkland, including playgrounds and a cemetery. The largest park in St. Louis, Forest Park, is owned by the city and maintained by the St. Louis Parks Division, although several other parks in the city are maintained by other groups, such as Tower Grove Park, which is owned by the city but administered by a separate board, or the Compton Hill Reservoir Park, which is owned by the city and maintained by the St. Louis Water Division.
|Name||Area (acres)||Created †||Location|
|Adams Park ♦||2.3||−|
|Aloe Plaza West||1||1969|
|Barrett Brothers Park||13.2||1947|
|Blase Park ‡||112||−|
|Carondelet Lions Park||1.7||1929|
|Chain of Rocks Park **||−||−||−|
|Clifton Heights Park||4.4||1912|
|Columbus Square Park||.5||1980||11th and Biddle|
|Compton Hill Reservoir Park ††||36||1867|
|DeSoto Park||17.4||1908||Carr and 20th|
|Dwight Davis Park||9.6||1951||Lillian and Oriole|
|Eads Square Park||4.2||1979||Eads and Ohio|
|Fanetti Plaza||1.7||1979||Michigan and Schirmer|
|Filipiac Park||4.3||1980||9th and Biddle|
|Fourteenth Street Mall||1.3||1976||14th and Warren|
|Fowler Park||.7||1981||Page and Union|
|Fox Park||2.7||1917||Iowa and Victor|
|Francis Park||60||1916||Donovan and Eichelberger|
|Francis R. Slay Park||9||1926||Donovan and Eichelberger|
|Franz Park||4.7||1915||Mitchell and Prather|
|Freeman Park||.9||1980||Des Peres and DeBaliviere|
|Fremont Park||2.3||1963||Lynch and Salena|
|Gateway Mall Plaza||1.1||1970||8th and Market|
|Giles Park||5.4||1959||Hodiamont and Catalpa|
|Gravois Park||8.2||1812||Louisiana and Miami|
|Hall Park||2.3||1842||Cole and Shelby Place|
|Hamilton Heights Park||1.3||2002||−|
|Handy Park||12||1941||Euclid and Ashland|
|Hickey Park||16.3||1947||8700 N. Broadway|
|Hyde Park||11.8||1947||Blair and Salisbury|
|Interco Plaza||.7||1977||Tucker and Martin Luther King|
|Jackson Place Park||.7||1816||11th and Market|
|Kaufmann Park||1||1932||Tucker and Market|
|Kennedy Park||1||2007||Olive and Washington|
|Kiener Plaza||1.9||1962||6th and Broadway|
|Kingsbury Square Park||.6||1980||Kingsbury and Westminster|
|Laclede Park||3.2||1812||Iowa and Gasconade|
|Leisure Park||16.1||2000||Kingshighway and Gravois|
|Leisure Park||7.3||1958||Tucker and Park|
|Lindenwood Park||14.1||1947||Jamieson and Pernod|
|Lucas Gardens Park||1.1||1857||13th and Locust|
|Lucier Park||3||1980||Hamilton and Westminster|
|Lyon Park||10.9||1868||Broadway and Arsenal|
|Marquette Park||17||1915||Osage and Minnesota|
|May Amphitheater||1.9||1982||6th and Market|
|McDonald Park||3||1928||Utah and Bent|
|Memorial Plaza||11.3||1932||13th and Chestnut|
|Mestres Park||2.6||1937||Tucker and Chouteau|
|Minnesota and Hill Park||.5||1924||Minnesota and Hill|
|Minniewood Park||4.5||1925||Broadway and Meremac|
|Mt. Pleasant Park||3.2||1812||Michigan and Dakota|
|Murphy Park||10.1||1962||Cass and Hogan|
|Parkland Park||2.4||1968||Hamilton and Maple|
|Penrose Park||51||1910||Kingshighway and Penrose|
|Perry Park||11.3||1961||Cabanne and Belt|
|Poelker Park||1||1986||12th and Market|
|Pontiac Square Park||1.5||1908||9th and Ann|
|Porter Mall||8.1||1975||DaBaliviere and Delmar|
|River Des Peres Park||145||1926|
|River Des Peres Extension Park||10.8||1954||Holly Hills and Germania|
|Rumbold Park||3||1945||Spring and Market|
|Russell Park||1.1||1950||Cabanne and Russell|
|St. Louis Place Park||14.1||1850|
|Seay Park||3||1936||Gamble and Glasgow|
|Serra Sculpture Park||1.1||1981||11th and Market|
|Sherman Park||22||1917||Kingshighway and Martin Luther King|
|Soulard Park||1.9||1908||7th and Soulard|
|St. Louis Square Park||1.7||1882||Broadway and Courtois|
|Strauss Park *||−||−||−|
|Strodtman Park||1.7||1924||13th and Palm|
|Sublette Park||13.5||1915||Sublette and Arsenal|
|Tambo Park||1||1985||Rutger and Ohio|
|Tandy Park||5.6||1918||Kennerly and Pendleton|
|Terry Park||4||1945||Compton and Eads|
|Tiffany Park||1.1||1980||Spring and Blaine|
|Tilles Park||29||1957||Hampton and Fyler|
|Tower Grove Park ±||289||1868|
|Turner Playground||1.4||1937||Sarah and West Belle|
|Unity Park||2||2004||Thekla and Riverview|
|Vivian Astra Park||1.1||−||Vivian and Astra|
|Walnut Park||2.3||1974||Thrush and Lillian|
|Washington Square||13.5||1840||14th and Market|
|Willmore Park||106||1947||Hampton and Jamieson|
|Windsor Park||3.3||1947||Blair and Penrose|
|Yeatman Square Park||3.5||1906||Leffingwell and Market|
|† Dates based on city ordinance date establishing park.
♦ Adams Park (also known as Adams Playground) is owned by the city and maintained by the Adams Park Community Center.
‡ Blasé Park (formerly North Riverfront Park) is owned by the city and maintained by the St. Louis Water Division.
‡‡ Citygarden is owned by the city and maintained by the Gateway Foundation.
** Chain of Rocks Park is owned by the city and maintained by the St. Louis Water Division.
†† Compton Hill Reservoir Park is owned by the city and maintained by the St. Louis Water Division.
* Strauss Park is owned by the city and leased and maintained by Grand Center.
± Tower Grove Park is owned by the city and maintained by a separate Board of Commissioners of Tower Grove Park.
The city of St. Louis is also home to several public parks that are owned by other entities. Among these is Baer Plaza, owned and maintained by CVC/Sports Authority, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, owned and maintained by the National Park Service, Kiel Triangle Park, owned by the Bi-State Development Agency, and Luther Ely Smith Park, owned and maintained by the National Park Service.
- Lafayette Square, St. Louis, neighborhood with the first public park west of the Mississippi
- "St. Louis City Parks". City of St. Louis. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- Wayman, Norbury "History of St. Louis Neighborhoods" written for the Community Development Agency of St. Louis in the early 1970s.