Carondelet Park

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Carondelet Park
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Carondelet Park lake and boathouse in spring.
TypeUrban park
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Coordinates38°33′45″N 90°15′53″W / 38.5625°N 90.2646°W / 38.5625; -90.2646Coordinates: 38°33′45″N 90°15′53″W / 38.5625°N 90.2646°W / 38.5625; -90.2646
Area180 acres (73 ha)
Created1875
Operated bySt. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
Websitehttp://stlouis-mo.gov

Carondelet Park, established in 1875, is the third largest park in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. The park contains nearly 180 acres (0.73 km2)[1] and is located in the southeastern portion of the city, just west of Interstate 55, and is accessible at the Loughborough Avenue exit. Loughborough Avenue is the park's southern boundary; its northern boundary is Holly Hills Boulevard. The park takes its name from Carondelet, St. Louis.[2][3] The Carondelet, Holly Hills, Boulevard Heights, and Bevo Mill neighborhoods surround the park, and the park is a focal point for the community.[citation needed]

Among other features, the park contains two lakes that are stocked for fishing, tennis courts, softball, baseball and soccer fields. The park also has playgrounds, a recycling center (with mulch and compost), picnic areas, and a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) bicycle path.[citation needed] The Alexander Lyle house, a historic home dated around 1840, is located on the property.[citation needed]

A community recreation center is on the eastern edge of the park adjacent to I-55.[citation needed]

According to resident historian Steven Strohmeyer, the park is home to the White Wall, a large concrete wall, white in color, where a local underground fight club met in the early 1980s.[citation needed]

Lyle House in Carondelet Park.

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  1. ^ Wright, John Aaron; Wright, Sylvia A. (2008). Carondelet. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-5206-4.
  2. ^ "St. Louis County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Thomas, Joan M. (2003-11-01). St. Louis: 1875-1940. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4396-3125-6.

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