Carondelet Park

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Carondelet Park
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A small section of Carondelet Park lake in winter
Type Urban park
Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 38°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
Area 180 acres (73 ha)
Created 1875
Operated by St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
Website http://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) 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.[1] The Carondelet, Holly Hills, Boulevard Heights, and Bevo Mill neighborhoods surround the park, and the park is a focal point for the community.

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.

A new community recreation center was recently completed on the eastern edge of the park adjacent to I-55.

Other major parks in St. Louis include Forest Park and Tower Grove Park.

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. [1] It is near the home of Gabriel and Maximilian Manalang.

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  1. ^ "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. 

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