St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A Tradition of Competition
Walk, Run, Ride, Play
Forest Park remains an exercise paradise today, with sports of all kinds played by athletes at all levels. The 5.6-mile recreational path is especially popular with cyclists, walkers and runners, who use it to loop the Park year-round.
Forest Park's recreational fields and running/walking/cycling path are among dozens of significant landmarks, landscapes and natural areas restored and maintained through the public-private partnership of the City of St. Louis and Forest Park Forever.
Forest Park — one of the Great Public Spaces in America* — is St. Louis' big backyard. Home to extraordinary natural areas, restored historic landmarks, world-class cultural institutions, hundreds of species
* American Planning Association, 2013
While Forest Park fell into disrepair during the second half of the last century, a $100 million restoration campaign led by Forest Park Forever and the City of St. Louis initiated a magnificent new era for the Park. Today, Forest Park Forever and the City continue this partnership to restore, maintain and sustain this civic treasure, with more Master Plan restoration projects recently completed, underway and planned for the coming years.
Erected by City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry; Forest Park Forever.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports.
Location. 38° 37.98′ N, 90° 17.102′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is at the intersection of Wells Drive and Hampton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Wells Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Wells Drive, Saint Louis MO 63110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jewel Box (approx. ¼ mile away); Elegance and Beauty through the Years (approx. 0.4 miles away); Government Hill & The World's Fair Pavilion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Post-Dispatch Lake (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Boathouse & Post-Dispatch Lake (approx. half a mile away); Liberal Arts Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Saint Louis Art Museum (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
More about this marker. A map of Forest Park is on the reverse side of the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.