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Encyclopedia > Forest Park (St. Louis)

For the park in New York see Forest Park (Queens) Forest Park in Queens (538 acres; 215 hectares) is one of the natural treasures of New York City. ...

McDonnell Planetarium
Jewel Box in Forest Park
Old Footbridge in Forest Park

Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, opened in 1876 and the former site of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904, (better known as "The World's Fair") is one of the large urban landscape parks created during the later 19th century, following the example of Central Park in New York City. At 1,293 acres (5.2 km²), Forest Park is considerably larger than New York's Central Park (843 acres or 3.41 km²). The James S. McDonnell Planetarium is located in Forest Park in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... The James S. McDonnell Planetarium is located in Forest Park in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... Download high resolution version (593x800, 395 KB)The Jewel Box in Forest Park in St. ... Download high resolution version (593x800, 395 KB)The Jewel Box in Forest Park in St. ... A 19th century footbridge in Forest Park. ... A 19th century footbridge in Forest Park. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The park is located along the western edge of the City of St. Louis, though it is located nearly in the center of the entire metropolitan area. It is bordered by Skinker Boulevard and Washington University in St. Louis to the west, Highway 64/40 and Oakland Avenue to the south, Kingshighway Boulevard and Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University Medical Center to the east, and Lindell Boulevard to the north. Washington University in St. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 64 Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... Barnes-Jewish Hospital is located in St. ...


At one time the River des Peres ran openly through the park, but due to sanitary concerns it was moved into a wooden box underground shortly before the World's Fair.[1] However, as part of the park's "Master Plan"[2], the river was brought back to the surface to link the park's lakes. The new River des Peres in Forest Park. ...


Other major parks in the city of St. Louis include Tower Grove Park and Carondelet Park. Photo taken in Tower Grove Park near the Stone Shelter. ... Carondelet Park, established in 1875, is the third largest park in the city of St. ...

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Architects

The park was dedicated June 24, 1876, and was originally four miles outside the St. Louis city limits.


Maximillian G. Kern designed the Park's original plan. Kern also designed parks at the Compton Hill and Chain of Rocks Reservoir.[3]


George Kessler who designed many urban parks throughout Texas and the Midwest created a new master design for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. George Kessler After his career in various mercenary troops like South Africa mercenaries and French Foreign Legion, in the Zanzibar Independence War, (commonly referred to as War of the Mercenaries) he was severely wounded in his right thigh, and his professional military career was over. ... Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ...


A popular myth says that Frederick Law Olmsted designed the park, fair grounds and Washington University campus. Kessler had worked briefly for Olmsted as a Central Park gardener when he was in his 20s. Furthering this confusion is that Olmstead was involved with Forest Park (Queens) in New York. Olmsted died in 1903 - a year before the fair. Olmsted however did create the master plan in 1897 for renovations to the Missouri Botanical Garden a few miles to the southeast of the park.[4]. Those plans were only partially implemented (construction of the two ponds). Frederick Law Olmsted (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903) was a United States landscape architect, famous for designing many well-known urban parks, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City. ... Washington University in St. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... Forest Park in Queens (538 acres; 215 hectares) is one of the natural treasures of New York City. ... Seiwa-en One of the Various Gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located in St. ...


Attractions

Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

Missouri History Museum This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Missouri History Museum This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... The Saint Louis Zoological Park is a zoo in Forest Park in St. ... The Muny is the largest and oldest outdoor theatre in the United States. ... The James S. McDonnell Planetarium, thin-shell and hyperboloid structure by Gyo Obata, one component of the St. ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... The façade of the St. ... The Missouri History Museum located in St. ... Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park is the premier outdoor tennis facility in the midwest. ...

See also

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