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Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community?

History Underfoot: 1911-1950s

 
 
How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. How Else Can a Park Serve Its Community? Marker
Inscription.  For over forty years, St. Louis police suspended the city's park curfew during summer heat waves. Many St. Louisans remember fondly the camaraderie of sleeping in Forest Park during those pre-air-conditioned days.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.718′ N, 90° 17.082′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on DeBaliviere Circle south of Lindell Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5700 Lindell Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Fair Legacy: The Jefferson Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Will Children Play? (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Do We Place Our Public Assets? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Take Care of One Another?
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Can Private Generosity Serve Public Good? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meet Me in St. Louis, Louie! (about 400 feet away); Follow the Missouri History Museum (about 500 feet away); How Will We Renew the Park? (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 20 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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