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)
Operated bySt. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

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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