I had a chance to sit down and talk to the folks at Park Picnic Project after they completed their goal of visiting, picnicking and sharing their experiences of all the St. Louis parks.
During some light research, I noticed a park name was recently changed with not much fanfare. What’s in a name, should park names be changed without public opinion? Should it come to a vote of the people? Should it be a hyper-local decision? Does it not matter at all? Here’s some thoughts on the topics.
Between June, 2013 and October, 2014 I blogged on all 108 St. Louis parks. As part of that project, I chose not to include Tower Grove Park since it's technically not a city park.
But it would be wrong not to cover it here for completeness sake. And, since I moved to this part of the city nearly six years ago, I've really taken to this park. Driving by the perimeter or within the interior just doesn't do the park justice. This is one of the best walking parks in the city. You have to experience it at a slower pace if you want to take in the full ~289 acres.
Christy Park, according to the city website, is comprised of 16.1 acres of park land, established in 1910. There are no official boundaries listed on that website, so I can only assume that Christy Park and Joseph Leisure Parks are one in the same. There is actually a band of parks that start at Kingshighway and Christy and head south and east toward the River Des Peres, following the Great Rivers Greenway Trail starting near Christy and Holly Hills Boulevards.