Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lucier Park, St. Louis City

Location: Hamilton and Westminster, St. Louis, MO 63112

Website: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/parks/parks/browse-parks/view-park.cfm?parkID=71&parkName=Phillip%20Lucier%20Park

Playground Ground Cover: Poured Rubber

This park is named for Phillip Lucier who was the president of Continental Telephone Corp. One day, he and two telephone company vice-presidents, James Robb and James Napier, had decided on the spur of the moment to have lunch at the St. Louis Club. No one knew they were going there. He ended up being the victim of a mob hit gone awry. His car was bombed when he was mistaken for another person who had a run-in with a New Orleans mafioso. The crime was never solved and the FBI botched the case. He was a wealthy, influential business man with 11 children.

This park is mostly just open green space and one playstructure. It's in full sun and there are no benches which is odd! I like to sit down while the kids play.  There is a port a potty but I'm not sure if it's a permanent structure or just there while Ameren does some pole work.

The play structure is a good size with a rock wall, fish climber/tunnel, bars and poles, slides, balance beam, and chain climber.

 There's another playground in the background at Hamilton Elementary. 

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