This park is in an improving area just south of some really, really nice urban new construction just east on MLK Drive called Arlington Grove. This is a great example of urban infill that is sensitive to its surroundings.
The scant neighborhood website claims: "Although two-to four-family units are prevalent, a large number of larger single family homes are also present. The vast majority of the housing stock consists of brick architecture built between the years 1890 and 1920. The area offers good opportunities for housing and land redevelopment."
Sounds pretty intriguing to me, since this is my favorite time frame for housing stock in St. Louis. So what does this neighborhood look like today?