Forest Park

Forest Park 5595 Grand Dr

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Forest Park

Forest Park is a public park located in the western part of St.Louis. It is not just a park but an important cultural area that covers thousands of acres. The park was proposed in 1866 and opened in 1876. The park is an important part of St.Louis history and it has been featured in many of the city's prominent events including the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 and the 1904 Summer Olympics. The park is known as the heart of St.Louis because it is a cultural destination including the St.Louis Zoo, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Missouri History Museum, and the St.Louis Science Center. Check out this great video of the park through drone footage:

Since the park was constructed in the 1800s, it has carried out a $100 million restoration through a public-private partnership aided by the park's Master Plan. The park's acreage includes meadows and trees and a variety of ponds, manmade lakes, and freshwater streams. For several years, the park has been restoring prairie and wetlands areas of the park. It has reduced flooding and attracted a much greater variety of birds and wildlife, which have settled in the new natural habitats This park has everything you will need: gardens, museums, picnic areas, and areas for play and relaxation.

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