Saturday, May 27, 2017

Crestwood Aquatic Center at Whitecliff Park, Crestwood



Location: 9245 Whitecliff Park Ln, Crestwood MO 63126

Website: http://www.cityofcrestwood.org/topic/index.php?topicid=115
 
Amenities:
  • 6,150-square-foot competition pool (25 yards x 25 meters) with multi-tier spectator seating area and 2 diving boards
  • 3,400-square-foot family play pool containing multiple slides and interactive play features/sprays
  • 2,000-square-foot multipurpose pool with zero-depth beach entry
  • 572-foot-long lazy river
  • Elevated plunge pool with lily pad activity area and open flume slide
  • 4,900-square-foot bathhouse and concessions building
Normally you can't swim here unless you are a resident or buy a season pass. However there are 2 ways around that, tot time, and their annual Splashtastic Pool Party. We attended the pool party last night and it was a blast. They had food trucks, bounce houses, photo props with free photos, firetrucks and police cars for kids to play in, a DJ, and they showed The Secret Life of Pets in the pool. It's opening day every year. Tot time is every Tues and Thurs from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and costs $5 per non resident child. Adults are free.




Whitecliff park playground is right next to the pool and you can see that review here. 

 This is the kiddie area


 My kids loved the net tunnel to climb up to the top of the slide






This is the lazy river which ties into a shallow pool

This is the elevated plunge pool with lily pad activity area, open flume slide, and climbing wall






And this is the competition pool with diving boards. 






 I can't recommend this pool enough! The concessions were inexpensive but tasted just eh. Besides that though we had a complete blast! Definitely check it out if you get the chance.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Knaust Park, O'Fallon



Location: 114 Sea Side Ct, O'Fallon, MO 63368

Website: http://www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/knaust-park

Playground Ground Cover: Rubber Mats

This park is kind of secluded because it's at the end of a neighborhood cul de sac. But it's a great park so i recommend checking it out.  The park also has a quarter-mile walking path.




They have 2 baby swings and 2 sling swings

The playstructure has a rock wall, bars and poles, several slides, an abacus, a bridge, a small tunnel, and a steering wheel.



Soccer field next to the playground




There are 2 negatives, there are no bathrooms and it's in the full sun. However, if you live in the area it's worth checking out.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

King Park, St. Louis



Location: 1491 Dielman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63132

Website: http://www.stlouisco.com/ParksandRecreation/ParkPages/King

Playground Ground Cover: Rubber Mats


King park was acquired as the result of a large urban renewal project in the unincorporated area of Elmwood Park. On July 17, 1968 the area was dedicated as Martin Luther King, Jr. County Park. The part was renovated in 2000 with improvements to the restrooms, playground, and shelter.


The pavilion is large and the bathrooms are close. There is one playstructure but it's large with a nice variety of activities. 


There are lots of bars and poles, and a rolling log which is always challenging.


They have a bridge, a tunnel, and a nice gear board

There are tic tac toe boards, slides, and a rock wall as well. 

And part of the playground is shaded! This playground is great if you ask me and my kids!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Renaud Spirit Center Indoor Pool, O'Fallon



Location: 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O'Fallon, MO 63368

Website: http://www.renaudspiritcenter.com/

Amenities: The Natatorium has the following:
  • 10,000 sq. ft. pool holds 121,000+ gallons of water
  • Water temperature 84˚ F
  • 185-foot water slide (must be 48")
  • Lazy river with four exciting water features
  • Vortex
  • Three lanes for lap swimming
  • Zero-depth pool entry
  • Interactive water-play structures, including a slide for young children
  • Raised catch-pool with two waterfalls

 On most days the open swim time is 4-8pm but check before you go as it changes.
The daily rates for non members are:

Youth (ages 3 to 18)                  $6.50
Adult (ages 19 to 54)             $8.25
Senior (ages 55+)                 $7.50
Family (limit 4)                        $25.00
























































We just went here for a birthday party and it was great! The water was nice and warm and the kids area had a lot to offer, as you can see.







My kids loved the lazy river and vortex. There were buckets that spilled on you and fountains also. I haven't seen that feature in a lazy river before. 



There was a concession stand right next to the pool which was great as well, since swimming always makes us hangry. 

 They do have a small playground out back also, prob best for toddlers.