Bordered by Lafayette, Misissippi, Missouri, and Park Avenues
South St. Louis City (Lafayette Square Neighborhood)
Amenities: playground, picnic shelter, trail
Playground ground cover: poured rubber, wood chips
This park is actually the oldest park in St. Louis, and one of the oldest west of the Mississippi. It's in the heart of the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood and close to lots of cute coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques on Park Ave. The playground is large and has a huge variety of equpiment including concrete turtles and frogs to climb on. Also nearby is a truly stunning pond and old bridge, and the plantings are gorgeous. It's a really great location for photographs. There is also a lake so don't forget to bring bread so the little ones can feed the ducks! There are lots of old statues and even some cannons near the playground that were used in the Revolutionary war. This is a very active park that hosts concerts and movies during the summer. The bathrooms are old and kind of gross but that's the only con in my opinion.
Thanks Angie for this review and pictures!