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

Are Trees and Lawns Enough?

History Underfoot: 1911 - 1915

 
 
Are Trees and Lawns Enough? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 14, 2019
1. Are Trees and Lawns Enough? Marker
Inscription.  Parks Commissioner Dwight Davis thought that St. Louisans needed more opportunities for organized recreation. During his tenure, Davis built tennis courts, athletic fields, and a public golf course in Forest Park.
 
Erected by Missouri History Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis - History Underfoot ⚜️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 38.613′ N, 90° 17.045′ W. Marker is in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Grand Drive 0.1 miles west of Cricket Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5595 Grand Drive, 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. How Will We Open Our City to the World? (a few steps from this marker); A Fair Legacy: The Zoo (within shouting distance of this marker); How Should People Gain Access to Their Park? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Lindell Pavilion
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Should Park Space Serve Other Uses? (within shouting distance of this marker); How Do We Divide Our Land? (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Can We Control Nature? (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 18, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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