Forest Park

By | Mar 23, 2015

Address: 5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112
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More info: located in St. Louis County. Restroom available? Yes
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Forest Park is located in the western part of the City of St. Louis, bounded by Skinker, Lindell, Kingshighway and Oakland Avenues. It covers 1371 acres making it one of the largest urban parks in the country, and hosts several significant events throughout the year, with more than 12 million visitors per year.

Features of the park include the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, the St. Louis Science Center, The Muny, The Jewel Box, Steinberg Skating Rink, Boathouse, and many more.

The address listed will take you to the visitors center. However, Forest Park has eleven multi-modal access points, listed below.

East: Clayton Avenue (outbound), Barnes Hospital Drive, West Pine Boulevard
West: Forsyth Avenue, Wells Drive (inbound)
North: West Pine Boulevard, Union Drive, Cricket Drive, Debaliviere Place
South: Tamm Avenue, Hampton Avenue

Trails: the Forest Park Pedestrian Paths run throughout the park. On many sections of the path, there is a separate gravel path for runners and walkers. The perimeter of the trail is about 6 miles and can be altered by using the inner trail system. Runners and walkers can also find numerous places within the park to walk on soft surfaces.

Forest Park Trail Map — (from Wikimedia Commons)

Forest Park Forever

Forest Park History