Saturday, July 2, 2016

Marquette Park, St. Louis City



Location: Bounded by S. Compton Ave, Osage St, Gasconade St, and Minnesota Ave, St. Louis MO 63118

Website: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/parks/parks/browse-parks/view-park.cfm?parkID=59&parkName=Marquette%20Park&amenitySubTypeID=54#amenity309

Playground Ground Cover: Poured Rubber

Amenities:  Soccer field, softball field, tennis courts, playground, and swimming pool.

This park has one of 3 free pools in the city of St. Louis, and it is the largest outdoor public pool. The other ones are Chambers near midtown and Fairgrounds in North City. The pool is open June 9-July 25 from noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Here are some cool old pics of the original pool in 1915!

 You can see St. Anthony of Padua in the background


 
And here it is today


It's right next to the playground.


The playground has 2 play structures. The smaller one has a spiral slide and some poles. The larger one has several different slides, bars, poles, and a tunnel. There are bathrooms in the rec center building.

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