Friday, May 24, 2013

Lafayette Park, St. Louis City

Location:  Bordered by Lafayette, Misissippi, Missouri, and Park Avenues, St. Louis, MO 63104

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 equipment 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 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.

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