Saturday, August 12, 2017

Webster Groves Aquatic Center at Memorial Park, Webster Groves


Photo credit Information St. Louis Inc.


Location: 33 E. Glendale Rd, Webster Groves MO 63119

Website: http://www.webstergroves.org/188/Aquatic-Center

Amenities:
  • Four pools, including a toddler pool, leisure pool, competitive (lap) pool, and spray park playground.
  • Full service concession area.
  • Bath house with family changing rooms


Normally you can't get in to this pool otherwise unless you're a resident or a guest of a resident, or attend tot time or a special event that is open to the public. I went to such an event last night, it was called end of summer pool party. Entry fee was $5 per person and they had games and contests running all night.

Tot Time is from May 31 - August 5 and runs everyday Monday - Friday; 10 - 11:30 a.m. Residents pay $3; Non-Residents pay $5 per child and adults are free.

This is a map of Memorial park, the have ballfields, a skate park, pool, ice rink, playground, tennis courts, and more. It's a great park!



This splash pad is so cool! The pelican's mouth opens and drops water and the dragons are moveable. This is a zero depth play area with sprays, sprinklers, water table, and dousing attractions.

 Tetherball pole on the left






The kiddie pool has zero entry and a fun play structure complete with water slide, teeter totter, baby bungee jump, tunnel, water gun, and sprays.












 The competitive pool has diving boards, lap lanes, and 2 things you can climb one. One is a crab and one is a clown fish. My kids had a blast climbing on these and playing imaginary games involving acid and sharks. This is an 8-lane, 25-yard pool and dive tank with two one-meter diving boards. This pool is available to both lap and leisure swimmers. The Webster Waves Swim and Dive Team hosts local competitions during the summer months which will effect the normal closing times.




The Leisure pool is designed for all age groups, and has easy access into the water. The pool features an enclosed water slide, an otter slide, lazy river, and bubbles. Maximum depth of the Leisure Pool is 3.5 feet.








Friday, August 11, 2017

Tower Tee Mini Golf, Affton



Location: 6727 Heege Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123    314-481-5818

Website: https://www.towertee.com/

Amenities: Par 3 golf course, batting cages, driving range, and mini golf course.

Tower Tee has been a tradition in St. Louis golf for 50 years, and boasts the oldest and busiest golf range in the area. Roy Lotz, former head carpenter at Forest Park Hylands Amusement Park, built the range and miniature golf buildings in 1963 on a site that once functioned as a brick yard. The Tee has stayed in the family since then, with Roy’s son Dick taking over and finally Steve Lotz taking over in 2002.

Mini golf costs $5 per person. The course at Tower Tee provides a fun experience for all age groups. The miniature golf course features original designs celebrating the history of St Louis. The first hole is Route 66 — St. Louis was the third major city on the historic route. Additional holes replicate Lindberg’s flight from St. Louis to Paris, Union Station, Phil the Gorilla, and Ted Drewes. If you hit the bulls eye on the 18th hole and win a coupon for a free round on our miniature golf course, a pizza at Happy Joe's or a free concrete at Ted Drewes. But beware, it's harder than it looks!

Map of the complex















This was a fun 18 hole course. The place is well kept and busy.  We didn't win at the last hole but we were craving Ted Drewes and had to make a stop on the way home!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fillmore Park, Kirkwood



Location: 410 S. Fillmore Ave, Kirkwood MO 63122

Website: http://www.kirkwoodmo.org/content/City-Departments/1827/fillmore-park.aspx

Playground Ground Cover: Astroturf

This playground was completely renovated and opened in 2017.  It's a huge improvement.



Before

 After






 It has 2 baby swings and 2 sling swings. There is a pavilion but no tables yet. There is a drinking fountain but no restrooms.


 There is a playstructure for littles and one for bigs. The small one has a cute little table under the slide.



 This activity board has mazes, a telescope, and spinning colored beads. 

 There are some benches but it's in full sun. 


 The larger playstructure has a rock wall, a bridge, 2 slides, and a pole. 


 The entire playground is enclosed with a fence. 



Street parking