Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fox Park

Fox Park is one of 108 St. Louis parks.  The 2.69 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1917 and is located in the Fox Park neighborhood.



The park is located just south and east of the intersection of California and Shenandoah Avenues:


The park has seen much investment and hard work over the years.  There is an active park committee dedicated to improving the park.  This used to be not such a nice place, it is getting better year after year as more eyes/ears and sweat equity are directed toward the park, the center of this great neighborhood.

In full disclosure, I was a co-chair of the park committee for ~3 years, so I have a lot of experience with this park.  You can read all about my adventures and thoughts from February, 2013.

For the purpose of this post, and to remain consistent with the other 110 or so park profiles, I'll keep this focused on the "passer-by" method of documenting the park.  What would you see if you visited for the first time...no commentary.

So, Fox Park has the only Cardinals Care baseball field in South City.  There are a total of 18 Cardinals Care fields throughout the two-state Metropolitan region.  Ten are in the suburbs and small towns, five in North City, two in Forest Park and then Fox Park.




There is also a basketball court and playground.




The brick park pavilion is probably the centerpiece of the park.  There is a nice "general field" for soccer, etc near the California side.


There are some nicely landscaped areas and new trees planted to provide some definition to the different areas of the park.







A couple things I will say is that there is a planned "spray pad" section just south of the pavilion that should break ground any day now.  There is also a group of volunteers raising money and resources for a much needed dog park.


The recent opening of the Purple Martin, a neighborhood bistro, has activated a critical corner right across from the park.


The park is in good hands, the neighbors have invested a lot of time and effort on making the park a nice place.

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