Carondelet Park, established in 1875, is the third-largest park in the city of St. Louis. The park contains about 180 acres and is located in the southeastern portion of the city. The park takes its name from Carondelet, a neighborhood in St.Louis. This park has become an important focal point for the community and it serves the people who live in the surrounding area. Check out a tour of the park in the video below:
Among features like a community center, the park contains two lakes that are stocked for fishing, tennis courts, softball, baseball and soccer fields. The park also has playgrounds, picnic areas, and a 1.6 mi bicycle path. The area features great spots for bird watching. Look at the photo of the Sedge Wren found at Carondelet Park below:
According to resident historian Steven Strohmeyer, the park is home to the White Wall, a large concrete wall, white in color, where a local underground fight club met in the early 1980s. How cool!
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