Monday, August 25, 2014

Tambo Park

Okay, in visiting and blogging on all 108 St. Louis parks I've come across another mystery.  The city website lists Tambo Park, a 1 acre park at Rutger and Ohio Avenues in the Gate District neighborhood as being placed into ordinance in 1985.

Google Maps has it pegged here:


This one is hard to get to and is only accessible from an alley between Caroline which is butchered mid-block and Rutger Street.  The street grid has been substantially mangled in this part of the city, so it is really hard to get around in a vehicle.  Once I finally found this place, all that is visible is this:

What can only be described as...a patch of mowed grass/weeds.  The mystery continues as per city records from fiscal year 2012.  There was $160,000 in improvements ear marked for Tambo Park:

TAMBO PARK
PLAYGROUND RENOVATION
$100,000
6


REPAIR MULTI-PURPOSE COURT
$45,000
6


REPLACE PARK BENCHES
$15,000
6
$160,000

Here's my source. As you can see, there is no playground, multi-purpose court nor park benches.  So this one is a bona fide mystery.

This park doesn't appear to exist in real life, only on Google maps and the city website...

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