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One of the most beautiful urban parks in the world — and one of the greatest civic treasures of St. Louis.

 
 
 

A PARK FOR EVERYONE

Forest Park was dedicated on June 24, 1876, coinciding with the centenary of the United States Declaration of Independence.

In their remarks, the Park's founders highlighted the vision that St. Louisans wanted a park that "the rich and poor, the merchant and mechanic, the professional man and the day laborer, each with his family and lunch basket, can come and enjoy his own ... all without stint or hindrance ... and there will be no notice put up to 'Keep off the grass.'" 

#1 City Park in the United States
— readers of usa today

Today that vision is still upheld, with the 1,300-acre park offering something for everyone — amazing destinations and institutions that challenge the mind, a Dual Path system that invites both leisurely walks and intense workouts, quiet places to picnic and read, and a variety of popular festivals and events — all set in the background of a city oasis, a place to escape it all. 

One of America’s great public spaces
— American Planning Association
 

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Facts About Forest Park

 

 
Best City Park in America
— thrillist
One of America’s great places
— american planning association
 
 
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