Monday, April 25, 2016

Tilles Park, St. Louis City

photo credit: google maps street view
Location:  Hampton and Fyler, St. Louis, MO 63139

Amenities: playground, a roller hockey rink, 3 soccer fields, a soccer kick board, 3 softball/baseball fields, a basketball/volleyball court, 2 racquetball courts, 3 tennis courts, picnic shelter, and stretching/exercise stations.

Website:
http://stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/parks/parks/view-park.cfm?parkID=88&parkName=Tilles%20Park

Playground ground cover: poured rubber and wood chips

Tilles Park in St. Louis City (not to be confused with the Tilles Park in St. Louis County) is a great playground, and a pretty large one too. There is equipment for the bigger kids and also a smaller area for the little guys. There are actually 5 play structures, some of those bouncy spring toys, tennis and raquetball courts near by, as well as a skate rink and basketball court near by as well. Also right next to the playground is a covered picnic area and bathrooms. There is no changing station however. My kids love this park because there is so much to do.

Why the same name as the county park? The land which is now Tilles County Park was donated by Andrew (“Cap”) Tilles in 1932 for use as a public playground for the children of St. Louis City and the County. At the time of the donation the City of St. Louis owned the land. St. Louis County bought the 58.8-acre park at McKnight and Litzsinger Roads from the City of St. Louis in 1957. The City of St. Louis then used those funds derived from the sale of the Tilles park to acquire and develop the 20-acre Rosalie Tilles Park at Hampton and Fyler Avenue. It was dedicated in 1961.

In 2016 they added a splash pad, workout area, and pavilion.

Thanks for the review and pictures Angie!










 New pavilion
 Press this button to turn the water on





 view of playground from splash pad



new exercise area

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