Forest Park - St. Louis Art Museum

St. Louis Art Museum and Art Hill

Stop in each Friday to see some of the pictures I’ve taken in my explorations around town.

Forest Park:

Forest Park is a park that stands out among city parks. Not only does it have 3 golf courses, paved paths, sports fields and miles of open ground, but it also is home to many of St. Louis’ most popular attractions.

Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the free venues including the St. Louis Zoo, History Museum, Art Museum, Science Center, Jewel Box and Muny Theater (yes, there ares free seats at the Muny!). They can also take out a paddle boat, enjoy a meal at the Boat House, fish, bike, go ice skating or listen to live music at the History Museum’s Twilight Tuesday concerts.

I’ve seen Shakespeare in the Park and enjoyed the Balloon Glow the night before The Great Forest Park Balloon Race.

At 1,293 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York.

I have spent many afternoons and evenings at Forest Park, and usually snap a few pictures when I am there.

Here are some of my favorites.

Forest Park - Jewel Box

Jewel Box

Forest Park - History Museum

History Museum

Forest Park - fishing off rocks

Fishing spot

There’s a quiet section of the park at the northeast corner near Lindell and Kingshighway that very few people ever discover. I love the solitude and serenity that you find here…the fishing shot above and next two pictures come from this little piece of heaven.

Forest Park - wooden path

Wooden path over waterway

Forest Park - bridge

Forest Park bridge

You can see more pictures on my Flickr page.

Forest Park is just a short walk from many homes and condos that surround the park. From the 1904 World’s Fair mansions on Lindell to the condos by the DeBaliviere Metro station, there are homes in every budget.

See current homes for sale near Forest Park in the adjacent zip codes:

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Karen Goodman leads the Arch City Homes Team with Circa Properties, assisting home sellers and buyers in St. Louis, MO. In order to provide the best possible service to her clients, Karen works with a limited number of clients at a time.