Thursday, May 19, 2022

Highland Community Pool at Lindendale Park, Highland

Location: 2123 Park St., Highland, IL 62249



  • (6) Swimming Lanes
  • 1 Meter Diving Board
  • Climbing Wall
  • Concession Stand

This pool was built in 1964 and I read that the city is looking into replacing it. But it's still functional and very cheap! 

The facility consists of a main pool, featuring an “L” shaped pool with six 25-meter lap lanes and a diving well, and an AquaClimb climbing wall as well as a separate wading pool. Both pools are Chester aluminum pools, constructed in 1964-65 and renovated in 1980. 

Here are pictures of the pool during the summer from their website:

Daley Discovery Playground at Rinderer Park, Highland IL


Location: 2548 Veterans Honor Pkwy, Highland, IL 62249


Playground Ground Cover: Rubber Mats 

This park is a great asset to Highland. It contains:

  • 13 Acres
  • Daley Discovery All-Abilities Playground
  • Jaycee's Dog Park
  • Lighted Trails
  • (1) Pavilion
  • Restroom
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Fishing

The playground is an Unlimited Play Playground so you know it's good. It has everything! The entire thing is fenced in with a gate. 

Some amenities include safe, smooth, spongy surfacing, ramps from bottom to top, specialized seating and handholds, slanted/graduated climbing elements, high back swings, saucer swings, stainless steel and molded slides, musical elements, parallel play, shade structures, and fun, educational play panels.

Pretend window and ladder walk

Modified merry-go-round

Adaptive swing, baby swing, 2 expression swings, and a saucer swing


Rocking boat

Rolley slide

The fitness trail and restrooms are next to the playground.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

H. Phillip Venable Memorial Park, Creve Coeur

Note: This park was previously named Beirne Park until December of 2019

Location: 10640 Country View Dr, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Amenities: half-mile paved trail, three tennis courts, a soccer field/baseball field, two playgrounds, a picnic shelter, barbecue grills, and restrooms.


Playground ground cover: Poured rubber, wood chips, and pea gravel

This park has a lot of tall trees and shade. The restrooms have changing tables and are located near the playgrounds. 

There are 2 separate playgrounds. The larger one is for older children, it has several tall/long slides, lots of platforms to climb on, a drum wall, spinning discs, and a swing set with 4 sling swings, a baby swing, and an adaptive swing. The ground cover is poured rubber.

There is also a creek that runs right next to the playground.

There are so many opportunities for imaginative play here! From stepping stones to a pretend window, steering wheels, speakers, binoculars, bridges, tunnels, and maze boards, you're sure to find something the kids will love. 

The second playground is older but has some unique pieces. There's an old school metal silo with a slide and a plastic dinosaur slide. The ground cover is wood chips. The metal monkey bar has pea gravel for the ground cover.

Little Free Library

Nice firepit area!

The restrooms are on the parking lot and it's next to the pavilion and playground, so very convenient for parties. There's also a huge green space for running and playing games. 

To get to the creek follow the red arrow.