Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Compton Hill Reservoir Park, St. Louis City

Location: 1700 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104

Website: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/parks/parks/browse-parks/view-park.cfm?parkID=29&parkName=Compton%20Hill%20Reservoir%20Park

Playground Ground Cover: Poured rubber and wood chips

The historic park was placed into ordinance in 1867.  It takes up 35.8 acres of land near in the neighborhood of  Compton Heights. The Compton Hill water tower, built in 1899 is a South Saint Louis landmark. There are seven historic standpipe water towers left in the United States and St. Louis has three of them! (Grand Ave, Compton Hill, and Bissell). The tower quickly became a favorite spot from which to view the City, and remains so today with limited public hours for the public to tour and climb to the top. The structure consists of a stone base, with a brick shaft that rises 179 feet with a total of 198 steps. The playground is around the corner along Compton Hill Pl and it's circled in red on this map.

The playground has one play structure and an area with swings ( 2 baby swings and 4 sling swings)

There are several different slides, a bridge, and lots of bars and poles.

Bathrooms are back here but I didn't go in 

This fenced in area is the dog park.

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